Full Time


Location:           Bushnell, Florida, US

Salary Range:   $22.71 – $31.07 Hourly.  Commensurate with licenses & experience. Benefits Package.

Closing Date:    Open Until Filled

Open Date:       1/30/2024

Download and complete application at:

Email completed application to:  Finance.propertyappraiser@sumtercountyfl.gov

A resume and/or cover letter are welcome, in addition to a completed job application.


The essential function of the position within the organization is to collect, assess, and maintain data on residential properties within Sumter County, according to accepted appraisal techniques presented under Florida Statutes. This position provides direct support to the Residential Department Manager.


  1. Ability to read, comprehend and apply Florida real property assessment guidelines.
  2. Understand, and apply the Cost, Sales Comparison, and Income Approaches to value, including the ability to make complex calculations.
  • Study sales within sale study criteria, and create data sets for review. 
  • Proficient use and application of the Marshall and Swift Estimator.
  • Responsibility to understand legal descriptions, county assessment maps, and aerials.
  • Respond to inquiries from other departments regarding parcels and field research notes.
  • Assist and resolve the public’s questions and concerns regarding property assessments, taxation and appraising procedures, with proficiency and courtesy.
  • Perform daily office tasks such as data entry, proofing, filing, copying, maintaining records and other similar duties by following organization and department procedures.
  • Proficient use of measuring devices, digital camera, computer, calculator, fax machine, copy machine and multi-line telephone system.
  1. Employees hired on or after February 1, 2016, must be a tobacco-free person, both on and off the job, for at least 1 year immediately preceding application and maintain same tobacco-free status throughout the term of employment.


  • Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.  Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time or without notice.


  • Collaboration Skills
  • Communication Proficiency
  • Problem Solving/Analysis
  • Discretion
  • Ethical Conduct
  • Organizational Skills
  • Performance Management
  • Personal Effectiveness/Credibility
  • Presentation Skills
  • Technical Capacity


  • Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma.
  • Graduation from an accredited two (2) year college or university with a Associates Degree in finance, accounting, economics, information systems, business, public administration or closely related area.
  • Two (2) years of experience appraising residential property. Mass appraisal experience is preferred.
  • Proficiency using MS Word, Excel, and Marshall & Swift

(Comparable training, education or experience may be substituted for above minimum qualifications).


  • Valid Florida Driver’s License and a driving record acceptable to insurance provider.
  • Certified Florida Evaluator (CFE) designation or real estate license preferred.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Standing, walking, stooping, kneeling, sitting for long periods of time at a computer or in a vehicle, lifting and/moving up to 10 pounds and occasionally up to 30 pounds, acceptable vision (with or without correction), acceptable hearing (with or without correction), ability to answer telephone, communicate effectively and provide information requested.


  • Inside an office environment.
  • Travel by vehicle to conferences, training, and meetings when needed.
  • Works closely with others.
  • This position is not eligible for remote work unless an accommodation is approved by the Property Appraiser.


  • The Sumter County Property Appraiser’s Office appoints and promotes deputies based on their qualifications and without regard to any deputy’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, genetic information (including family medical history), political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit based factors. We afford a preference to qualified veterans and / or their spouses.


Reasonable accommodation will be made for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability.

FLSA Non-exempt