Three Field Evaluators in front of Property Appraiser's Office official vehicleWelcome to the Duval County Property Appraiser's Office Employment Opportunities web page. The Property Appraiser's Office in conjunction with the City of Jacksonville provides employees with a supportive work environment while offering an exceptional benefits package and competitive pay.

The Property Appraiser's Office provides equal opportunity/equal access to all employees and applicants. It is the intent of the Property Appraiser's Office to provide a drug-free, smoke-free, healthy, safe and secure workplace.


Commercial Appraiser
Annual Salary: $50,810.16 - $55,000.00 
Job Location: 231 E. Forsyth Street, Jacksonville Fl, 32207

Job Description

Are you looking for a position with a work/life balance?  Do you want to earn four weeks off during your first year of employment?  Do you want low and no cost health insurance options? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you need to complete your application now.  Work for the city you love!!!
The Property Appraisers Office actively seeking one (1) Commercial Property Appraiser.
Did you know that as a City of Jacksonville employee, you would also have 11 paid holidays and a personal leave day as well?  In addition, to health insurance, dental, vision, life insurance and flexible spending plans are also available.  City of Jacksonville employees are also eligible for Federal Student Loan Forgiveness after 10 years of public service and on-time payments.

This position reports to the Commercial Group Manager and is responsible for performing appraisals of commercial properties and appraisal related work on difficult and complex properties, improved or vacant, by utilizing the income, cost and market approaches to value and in accordance with F.S. 193.011.

Examples of Work
  • Completes appraisals using prescribed methods for assigned functionality or geographic area.
  • Defends assessed values before the Value Adjustment Board and in court proceedings.
  • Provides support to taxpayers and representatives.
  • Verifies sales information, receive fee appraisals, income data, and inspect condition of improvements; this aspect generally involves interaction with Real estate agents, property managers and owners.
  • Provides additional explanation to the Department of Revenue for error and insolvency letters submitted.
  • Gathers information from Government Agencies regarding the legally permissible uses of real property.
  • Interfaces with other Divisions to transmit information, and ensure organizational goals are being met.
  • Demonstrates competence in appraising  commercial properties (improved or vacant) to include reading legal descriptions, analyzing sales transactions, leases, rent rolls, ground leases, profit & loss statements, determining highest and best use, developing and analyzing appropriate units of comparison, and grouping homogeneous properties into neighborhoods.
  • Deals tactfully and courteously with the general public, explaining appraisal methods and procedures clearly and concisely.
  • Communicates orally and writing effectively to explain appraisal methods and procedures clearly and concisely. Produces professional correspondence.
  • Utilizes CAMA system, Windows, Word, Excel, Access, GIS and MLS.
Open Requirements/Supplemental Information
  • Previous experience in commercial real estate appraisal required.  
  • Ideal candidate would  be proficient in Microsoft Excel and/or Microsoft Access. 
  • Successful applications of mass appraisal techniques and process. 
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution preferred.  

Work history is required for all employment/volunteer work in which qualifications are being based. When meeting/basing qualifications on education, a copy of your college transcript is required with your application.  Transcripts do not need to be official, but must state your name, the name of the school, type of degree, classes taken, grades received, and date degree was conferred.
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If claiming veteran's preference, you must attach a DD-214 (Member Form-4 copy) or military discharge papers, or equivalent certification from the Department of Veterans Affairs listing military status, dates of service and character of discharge.  You must also attach the Veterans Preference Certification Form and if applicable, the additional forms as noted here:
If a candidate believes he or she was not afforded veteran’s preference, he or she may file a written complaint, within 60 calendar days upon receipt of notification of the hiring decision, requesting an investigation to:
Florida Department of Veterans Affairs
Attention:  Veterans’ Preference Coordinator
11351 Ulmerton Road, Suite 311-K
Largo, FL  33778-1630

To Apply:

Updated April 18th, 2022