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Florida Legislative Employment Information

The Florida Legislature
Auditor General State of Florida

Job Title

Real Estate Auditor

General Summary

A Real Estate Auditor is responsible for conducting governmental unit audits, ad valorem tax reviews, and other engagements involving real estate transactions and appraisals.

Examples of Work Performed

  • Assists in conducting governmental unit audits and other engagements and projects of real estate transactions, appraisals, and ad valorem tax reviews. 
  • Reads and interprets legal descriptions, maps, and blueprints.
  • Collects, verifies, and compiles information regarding real estate sales and leases.
  • Inspects buildings and other real estate improvements to obtain data for use in estimating value or in reviewing the work of other appraisers.
  • Measures, plots, diagrams, and describes real estate improvements.
  • Reviews the application of appraisal procedures in appraisal reports.
  • Uses the cost, market, and income approaches to estimate property values.
  • Reviews real estate transactions to determine if the transactions were handled properly and were in the public interest.
  • Reviews real estate appraisals used for purchasing, leasing, selling, or exchanging property for compliance with proper appraisal practices and applicable laws, rules, and regulations.
  • Investigates and analyzes assessment-level study procedures, practices, and results to determine their efficiency, effectiveness, and accuracy in the administration of ad valorem taxes.
  • Researches market lease rates, drafts lease bid specifications, negotiates leases and monitors lessee compliance.
  • Prepares appraisal reports, appraisal review summaries, and drafts audit reports and comments.
  • Assists other audit sections in real estate matters.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of real estate transactions, appraisal principles, and ad valorem tax review
  • Knowledge of research techniques
  • Knowledge of laws, regulations, and other administrative requirements
  • Skill in the use of a personal computer
  • Skill in the use of real estate measurement and drawing techniques
  • Ability to inspect and appraise real estate property
  • Ability to measure and diagram real estate property and improvements
  • Ability to read real estate legal descriptions, maps, and blueprints
  • Ability to collect, analyze, and interpret data
  • Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate work assignments
  • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing
  • Ability to handle confidential information
  • Ability to understand and apply rules, regulations, policies, and procedures
  • Ability to utilize problem-solving techniques
  • Ability to organize the information obtained to reflect the logical progression of procedures performed and conclusions reached
  • Ability to work well as a team member
  • Ability to follow instructions
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to maintain objectivity
  • Ability to make sound judgements and decisions
  • Ability to work within deadlines
  • Ability to deal tactfully, courteously, and professionally with auditees

Minimum Qualifications

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in real estate or a closely related field and three years of real estate experience; or,
  • Two years of real estate appraising experience and designation as a State certified general real estate appraiser pursuant to rules of the Florida Real Estate Appraisal Board may substitute for the required experience; or
  • A master’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in real estate or closely related fields may substitute for one year of real estate experience; or
  • Relevant real estate experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required college education.

Salary

The salary for Real Estate Auditor is commensurate with qualifications.
The Auditor General offers a competitive benefits package.

Submission of Application

Please visit the Careers Page on the Auditor General's Web site to view other Auditor positions and to download an application. 

www.FLAuditor.gov

Applications are available through the Florida Legislature's web site Online Sunshine and in Room 701 of the Claude Pepper Building.

Accommodation for Disability

If an accommodation is needed for a disability, please notify Human Resources at (850) 488-6803.