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Appraisers Wanted

Wells Fargo & Co., San Francisco, CA

Wells Fargo & Co., San Francisco, CA – seeks a Valuation Specialist 1 with 2+ years of valuation experience, certified appraiser.

This position will independently balance a mix of appraisal and review backlogs, determine scope of report needs and perform appraisals while meeting quality, service and production expectations.  Understand and adhere to USPAP.  Proficient in analyzing data using computer technology.  Analyze and evaluate market trends and provide meaningful conclusions.

Additional details available on-line; interested parties can apply at the Wells Fargo Careers site: wellsfargo.com/careers
(Job Opening ID #5473091).


City and County of San Francisco - 4220 Tax Auditor-Appraiser

4220 Tax Auditor-Appraiser
$80,262.00 - $97,552.00/year

Our Organization
The Office of the Assessor-Recorder is responsible for carrying out property tax-related functions governed by the State Constitution and State and local laws. Our core responsibilities include locating all taxable property in the City and County of San Francisco, identifying ownership, establishing a taxable value, and applying all legal exemptions. Property broadly includes both real property and personal property owned by businesses. The Office of the Assessor-Recorder is also responsible for recording documents and maintaining those public records. Over 400 different types of documents are recorded annually, including deeds of trust, reconveyances, liens, and public marriage licenses. The Office is also responsible for collecting any transfer tax due upon a change in property ownership. The Office of the Assessor-Recorder strives to conduct out work with the core principals of professionalism and integrity.

The Position
Under general supervision, the Tax Auditor/Appraiser is responsible for inspecting, analyzing and evaluating personal property holdings of business firms for assessment and audit purposes; may audit accounting and related records to verify accuracy of business tax returns (such as payroll expense tax, gross receipts tax, transient occupancy tax, parking tax, etc.) related to municipal and/or State codes.

Essential Duties:
1. Examines and audits accounting and financial records, with regard to compliance with personal property or business taxes as prescribed by law.
2. Processes and adjusts tax forms by entering the data into the computer system and comparing with the previous year’s data and the tax assessment data.
3. Prepares a variety of documents including audit appointment letters, written audit findings, and reports with the recommendations.
4. Conducts account research and prepares preliminary work papers and schedules.
5. Communicates with and assists taxpayers or their representatives regarding filing tax declarations, audits process, audit findings, and explains application of the tax laws and regulations.
6. Makes on-site visits to inspect business operations, activities, and validity of business tax records, as well as to examine and assess personal property located in San Francisco.
7. Upon a petition for redetermination or other appeal, makes follow-up audit appointments and prepares amended audit schedules and other supporting documents.
8. Supports appeals activities, such as conducting research and assembling appeals packages.

How to apply:
Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process.

Visit https://www.jobapscloud.com/SF/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=CBT&R2=4220&R3=903104  to view the full job description and to begin the application process. Applications will be accepted until 4 pm, on Friday, April 19, 2019.

Questions about the application process can be directed to San Francisco Office of the Assessor-Recorder Senior Human Resources Analyst Gerald Buss via email at Gerald.buss@sfgov.org  or phone at 415.554.5213.


Senior Commercial Real Estate Appraiser

State of California - Department of General Services
Senior Real Estate Officer (Specialist):  $6,306 - $7,836

Plus Generous Benefits & Retirement

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Apply Now - https://bit.ly/2RuwNMd

Job Description and Duties
Under the general direction of the Supervising Real Estate Officer, Real Property Services Section, the Senior Real Estate Officer (Specialist) performs independent analysis, prepares appraisals, reviews appraisals and acquisitions, and performs due diligence reporting findings to facilitate the acquisition, financing or lease of private property for state use, and for the review and/or preparation of documents to accomplish the transfer of real property rights.


Earn your MAI with Property Sciences

Property Sciences, a nationally recognized commercial appraisal and appraisal management company, is seeking a highly motivated individual to work in commercial appraisal production and review.  Our practice has a big need for someone who wants to take their career to the next step.  We encourage and support all our experienced appraisers to earn their MAI designations as soon as possible.  This offers our staff higher earning potential and demonstrates our commitment to the highest work quality.  This individual would be working on advanced assignments and possibly doing third-party review work.  

For consideration please send your resume to Arthur.Neudek@propsci.com.


Chase is Seeking an Appraiser Trainee

Commercial Bank Risk- Asset Valuation - Specialist

Req #: 190014335

Location: Walnut Creek, CA, US

Job Category: Accounting/Finance/Audit/Risk

Job Description:
JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with operations worldwide. The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers and small business, commercial banking, financial transaction processing, and asset management. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, JPMorgan Chase & Co. serves millions of consumers in the United States and many of the world's most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under its J.P. Morgan and Chase brands. Information about JPMorgan Chase & Co. is available at http://www.jpmorganchase.com/.

Our Firmwide Risk Function
Our Firmwide Risk function is focused on cultivating a stronger, unified culture that embraces a sense of personal accountability for developing the highest corporate standards in governance and controls across the firm. Business priorities are built around the need to strengthen and guard the firm from the many risks we face, financial rigor, risk discipline, fostering a transparent culture and doing the right thing in every situation. We are equally focused on nurturing talent, respecting the diverse experiences that our team of Risk professionals bring and embracing an inclusive environment.

Learn with the best! As the largest financial institution and multifamily lender in the country, JPMorgan Chase is looking for candidates who have a passion for real estate and the eagerness to work with a state certified general real estate appraiser to assist in the preparation of a variety of multifamily and commercial appraisal assignments, with a strong emphasis on multifamily product ranging from 5 to 500 units. This position will provide candidates with hands-on real estate experience that will prepare them for matriculation into a state certified general real estate appraiser role the firm.

 A successful candidate’s essential job duties include:

•Collecting, analyzing, and reporting appraisal related market data through internal and external sources.
•Responsible for understanding all company research related database programs.
•Examination or inspection of properties as part of valuation process.
•Assist in the preparation of appraisal reports, with responsibility for completing appraisals being increased over tenure in the position.
•Understands all necessary software programs used within the department.
•Maintain familiarity with necessary data sources.
•Estimate the market value of collateral/security for real estate loans in accordance with internal policies/procedures, industry standards, and regulatory requirements.
•Interviewing real estate market participants for rent surveys, sales verifications, and subject property analysis.
•May perform other duties as assigned, as necessary

•Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, Mathematics, Economics, or Real Estate related area is preferred.

•Must be working toward state licensure

•Strong analytical, organizational, and multi-tasking skills within a group setting and individually.

•Advanced oral and written communication skills. 

•Proficiency in Microsoft Office products.

•The ability to self-motivate and manage time efficiently to meet service level deadlines.

•A passion for learning about local real estate market areas and neighborhoods.

•A strong desire to gain an in-depth understanding of various building construction types, flood/environmental hazards, earthquake standards, and zoning conditions, which are expected to increase over the tenure in this position.

•Exposure to multifamily or commercial real estate transactions or analytics is preferred

•Ability to independently travel to property inspections

Please apply at https://jobs.chase.com/ and search job #190014335.


Real Estate Appraiser Position Available at Kidder Mathews

Kidder Mathews Valuation Advisory is looking for smart, entrepreneurial, and highly-motivated individuals to work as appraisers in our San Jose, Redwood Shores, and San Francisco offices.  We offer the highest compensation package in the industry, along with a full spectrum of benefits including health insurance; a 401k retirement plan; payment of Appraisal Institute dues and BREA fees; and an education stipend for AI Candidates.  Each office also provides full administrative and technical support in a professional environment.


  • State of California AG certification and/or Appraisal Institute MAI designation
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational, math, and analytical abilities
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, and Argus
  • Highly professional image and demeanor

Kidder Mathews is one of the largest, independent commercial real estate firms on the West Coast, with over 750 real estate professionals and staff in 21 offices in Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, and Arizona.  We provide a complete range of appraisal, consulting, brokerage, property management, project & construction management, and sustainability services.  Recently, Kidder Mathews was named a Business Journal “Best Workplace” and a Bay Area News Group “Top Workplace”, and has also made the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing, privately-held companies.

Qualified applicants should submit a résumé to jenright@kiddermathews.com


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