Employment

Ads that appear below are those that have been submitted for publication in our chapter newsletter Appraisal News. A $40 publishing fee must accompany submissions; credit cards are accepted. Advertising is complimentary for Appraisal Institute Designated Members, Candidates for Designation, and Affiliates. We reserve the right to reject or edit classified ads and ask that submissions be limited to 40 words. Ads can be submitted to lisa@norcal-ai.org, Appraisal Institute, 1966 Tice Valley Boulevard, #421, Walnut Creek, CA 94595 by the 5th of each month for display the following month. The Appraisal Institute assumes no responsibility for the reliability of ads other than to publish them.

Appraisers Wanted

Integra Realty Resources - Northern California / San Francisco Bay Area / Sacramento

Integra Realty Resources – San Francisco (IRR) has a Commercial Appraiser position available.  Qualified candidate must be thorough, detail oriented, motivated, have strong writing skills and be computer literate with proficiency in MS Word and Excel (Argus experience desirable). IRR utilizes high productivity report writing software.  Certified State License required and three plus years Commercial Appraisal experience desired. Experience in the valuation of LIHTC property is a plus. We serve the San Francisco Bay Area and Sacramento markets. Superior fee splits, medical/dental benefits, and 401K offered. We also offer an education allowance. 

If you meet these requirements, please e-mail your qualifications to:  jfillmore@irr.com or contact:  Jeffrey W. Fillmore, MAI at 555 Meridian Avenue, Suite C, San Jose, CA 95126, Telephone (408)299-0444, Fax (408)299-0449.   

(04/27)

 

Thomas E. Dum Real Estate Appraisers, Inc. - State Certified General Real Estate Appraisers

We are looking for California State Certified General Real Estate Appraisers interested in working along with us on retail, office, industrial, apartment and lodging appraisals in the Bay Area.

We provide a flexible work load to fit your schedule and a competitive fee split. We offer the opportunity to work on a variety of assignments for lenders, government agencies and private parties.


Minimum Qualifications:
- Bachelor’s Degree
- California State Certified General Real Estate Appraiser
- Reliable vehicle and current auto insurance

Please send resumes to Lisa Smith at tdumappraisal@yahoo.com

(06/08)

San Mateo County - GIS Technician II/III

GIS TECHNICIAN II/III
County of San Mateo|
$75,566 - $105,830 / Year

The Office of the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder and Chief Elections Officer is currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of GIS Technician II/III to work in the Appraisal Services division of the Office.

The GIS Technician II/III will be responsible for:

  • Creating and maintaining Assessor's maps and GIS parcel layers
  • Locating deeds
  • Maintaining and updating legal descriptions, situs addresses, parcel sizes, and Tax Rate Areas
  • Supporting departmental and countywide GIS related projects
  • Providing related services and support to internal staff, property owners, businesses, and other government agencies

The GIS Division of the Office of the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder and Chief Elections Officer (ACRE) was recently recognized with an Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties (NACo), which for the past 51 years has been honoring innovative and effective government programs that strengthen services for residents. The award was granted for the Office’s GIS Assessor Parcel Web Portal project.

This project, which has moved ACRE to the cutting-edge of modern technology, redesigned the GIS Mapping unit workflows and migrated data to the Esri platform, thereby eliminating manual drafting and enabling the ability to perform all job functions in the Esri platform. ACRE GIS now utilizes ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Portal, and other Esri software to create, analyze, and share content. The ACRE GIS team has developed an internal GIS web application to improve appraisal service team productivity. The new capabilities created through the GIS Web Portal project has had an immediate impact on the County and their taxpayers with more applications. New applications to streamline field operations and to manage and track assessment assignments will continue to be “rolled out” as an ongoing part of this project and the County’s 5-Year GIS Strategic Plan.

We are currently looking for an experienced GIS professional to join the team at the GIS Technician II or GIS Technician III level.

GIS Technician II is the journey-level class in this series and incumbents at this level are expected to perform skilled GIS and research work in the preparation, maintenance, and amendment of a variety of maps and/or engineering drawings. The salary range is: $75,566 - $94,453 annually.

GIS Technician III is the advanced-level in the series performing more complex GIS assignments requiring more analysis and problem-solving or the lead level in the series, providing lead direction over a team of technical, professional, and/or clerical staff while performing specialized, highly skilled, GIS work. The salary range is: $89,586 - $105,830 annually.

The County provides a competitive and generous benefits and retirement plan for employees.  For more information please visit: https://hr.smcgov.org/Employee-Benefits-Guide.

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to qualify is a Bachelor's degree in planning, surveying, engineering, computer science, or a closely related field, along with 2-3 years of relevant experience working in the areas of GIS software, GIS automated mapping and drafting, civil engineering, land surveying, geography, cartography, or computer science, including project design, coordination, and operation.

Final Filing Date: June 16, 2021

To learn more about the position and to apply online, please visit our website at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/sanmateo/jobs/3098789/gis-technician-ii-iii-open-and-promotional. Applications are only accepted online. Responses to the supplemental questions must be submitted in addition to our regular employment application form. A resume will not be accepted as a substitute for the required employment application and supplemental questionnaire. EOE

(06/01)


Class Valuation - Staff Appraiser in the East Bay Area

Do you want to be a part of the future of appraising and help to shape the next generation of appraisers? If so – Let’s get to work! Class Valuation is looking for a Staff Appraiser in Northern California. Join a team dedicated to modernizing the industry by bringing together the best people, processes, and technology to strengthen appraiser independence. Help us build the future of our profession!

Class Offers:

  • Competitive salary
  • Valuable benefits including health, dental, vision, life, disability, and pet insurance coverage options! 
  • Career stability and growth opportunities
  • 401K with employer matching options
  • Generous vacation accrual
  • Health Care Savings Account (HSA) & Flexible Spending Account (FSA) options
  • 9 paid holidays
  • Inclusive, family-oriented culture

The Staff Appraiser is responsible for accepting and completing market value residential property appraisal orders including traditional, hybrid and desktops according to Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) guidelines, federal and state appraisal laws, and specific client directives ensuring that quality and quantity guidelines are met and that the conclusions reached in the report are credible and supported.  This role also completes real estate appraisals within a defined territory from non-complex to highly complex assignments. Responsible for data management including collection, verification and analysis of sales, pending sales and listings, as well as maintaining other information required for the valuation process. Work in a team environment to accomplish production and service goals and consistently meets or exceeds customer service expectations.

While we are specifically looking for a staff appraiser to support the East Bay Area (including Contra Costa & Alameda Counties), we are open to applications from anyone in California interested in joining our team in a staff appraiser role!

If you’d like to learn more, visit www.classvaluation.com/careers and view any of the Staff Appraiser openings to learn more about the position or to submit your application!

We look forward to working with you!

(06/02)

US Army Corps of Engineers - Appraiser

Permanent GS-1171-13 Appraiser Position with USACE

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/603523900

Responsibilities

  • Handles the most technically difficult and complex appraisal issues which involve controversies or have high visibility.
  • Resolves conflicts or disparities between values or the methods for determining values.
  • Provides review of appraisals by other appraisers across the region up to the designated delegation level.
  • Develops new policy guidance for the region.

Travel Required
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel up to 25% for this position.

Position closes 6/15.

(06/03)

San Mateo County - Senior Appraiser

SENIOR APPRAISER
County of San Mateo
$7,462 - $9,329/Month

The Office of the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder and Chief Elections Officer of the County of San Mateo, is seeking well-qualified applicants for the position of Senior Appraiser.

In general, Senior Appraisers:

  • Obtain, process, and analyze data for timely completion of the valuations of the most complex and specialized residential, commercial, industrial, manufacturing, technological, agricultural, institutional, mixed-use, and special-use real and personal property for tax assessment purposes
  • Present appraisals before the Assessment Appeals Board
  • Perform lead work and train new workers  

The ideal candidate for this position will be a certified appraiser with at least five years of experience performing both residential and commercial appraisals for assessment purposes, or with six years of experience appraising real property with three years of experience valuing commercial properties and will:

  • Appraise all types of tangible and taxable property, particularly high-value, multi-unit income-producing residential properties, large commercial and industrial properties, and possessory interest in government-owned and agricultural properties
  • Have good knowledge of Revenue and Taxation Code and property tax rules
  • Analyze appraisal-related information
  • Successfully present appraisal reports at the Assessment Appeals Boards
  • Review assessments for possible decline in value as well as appear as an expert witness before the Assessment Appeals Board as to property value
  • Review other assessment issues, including but not limited to, Change in Ownership, Exemptions, etc., in compliance with the Revenue and Taxation Code
  • Analyze and resolve complex Change in Ownership transactions involving legal entities, trusts, and leases
  • Interact with other county departments and governmental agencies
  • Interact with and engage in discussion with property owners, and their agents
  • Assist in training of new appraisers and perform related duties as required
  • Have excellent computer skills, including advanced working knowledge of MS Office, specifically Excel and Word
  • Be a team player and have demonstrated leadership skills  

The ideal candidate will possess a permanent Property Tax Appraiser Certificate issued by the California State Board of Equalization (BOE). All employees must obtain this certification within one year of appointment to this position. The person hired into this position may be required to obtain the Advanced Appraiser Certificate issued by State Board of Equalization within two years of appointment.

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to qualify is two years of experience performing a full range of audits and appraisals of tangible and taxable property for tax assessment purposes. Such experience is typically the same as the work of an Appraiser II in San Mateo County.

Ideal candidates will:

  • Have a bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year institution of higher learning, and five years of experience appraising residential and commercial properties, three years of which involved appraising commercial industrial properties for tax assessment purposes, OR
  • Have a bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year institution of higher learning, five years appraising residential properties, income producing properties and at least one year of working on Assessment Appeals, and have presented cases before an Assessment Appeals Board, OR
  • Be a high school graduate (or equivalent) and have six years of experience appraising residential and commercial properties, three years of which involved appraising commercial industrial properties for tax assessment purposes 


Final Filing Date: June 9, 2021

To learn more about the position and to apply online, please visit our website at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/sanmateo/jobs/3089301/senior-appraiser-open-and-promotional. Applications are only accepted online. Responses to the supplemental questions must be submitted in addition to our regular employment application form. A resume will not be accepted as a substitute for the required employment application and supplemental questionnaire. EOE

 (06/02)


J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. - Real Estate Appraiser, Senior - Commercial - Sunnyvale or Walnut Creek

J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. is a leading global financial services firm. Information regarding J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. is available at http://www.jpmorganchase.com/.

Position is currently available in either Walnut Creek or Sunnyvale, CA.

The Real Estate Appraiser, Senior position is responsible for appraising 5+ unit multi-family residential and/or commercial properties to estimate market value for federally related financial transactions in accordance with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act (FIRREA), the Interagency Guidelines as well as the firm’s internal guidelines and quality assurance standards. Strong analytical, writing and oral communication skills are required. Minimum requirements include: 1) 4 year college degree; 2) State Certified General Appraiser License; and 3) minimum of 3 years’ experience appraising multi-family residential or commercial properties. Significant experience appraising for financial institutions is preferred.

A partial list of benefits include a full suite of healthcare and insurance plans; four weeks paid vacation; paid sick leave; 9 holidays/year; 401K Savings and pension plans; employer-paid continuing education; employer-paid professional designation fees (MAI); work flexibility (work from home or central office); and mileage reimbursement.

One position is currently available in our Sunnyvale, CA office although, this position could also be located in Walnut Creek, CA.

Apply at:
https://jpmc.fa.oraclecloud.com/hcmUI/CandidateExperience/en/sites/CX_1001/job/210109865/?utm_medium=jobshare
- Commercial Bank Risk – Real Estate Appraiser, Senior – Job Requisition #210109865.

For more information, contact Raymond Chou (Sunnyvale Manager) at raymond.chou@chase.com or Joe Siino (Walnut Creek Manager) at joseph.siino@chase.com.

 

(05/24)

AR/WS Administrative Assistant - Pleasant Hill

We are a full service right of way consulting firm, specializing in public projects for transportation, utilities, high speed rail, flood control and pipelines. Our clients include federal, utility, state, and local entities as well as engineering firms. We seek to fill a full-time employee position.

Administrative Assistant Job Responsibilities

  • Provide administrative support to ensure efficient operation of office.
  • Answer phone calls, schedule meeting and support visitors.
  • Carry out administrative duties such as filing, typing, copying binding, scanning, etc.
  • Completes operational requirements by completing administrative projects and expediting work.
  • Makes travel arrangements for senior staff such as booking flights, cars, and hotel or restaurant reservations.
  • Exhibits polite and professional communication via phone, e-mail, and mail.
  • Supports team by performing tasks related to organization and strong communication.
  • Ensures operation of equipment, calling for repairs, and maintaining equipment inventories.
    • Provides information by answering questions and requests both internally and with clients, property owners, professional colleagues, and the public.
    • Maintains supplies inventory, anticipating needed supplies, placing, and expediting orders.

Administrative Assistant Skills and Qualifications

  • Reporting/Research skills
  • Administrative Writing skills
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat skills
  • Organization
  • Professionalism
  • Problem Solving
  • Supply Management
  • Inventory Control
  • Verbal Communication

AR/WS offers a competitive salary schedule and complete benefits program, including 401k and profit sharing; health, dental, and vision insurance; health savings account; flexible spending account and mileage reimbursement.

Please send your resume to Denise Jackson at djackson@arws.com

(05/20)

CalTrans: Right of Way Agent - San Luis Obispo


Job Code #:  JC-252112
Position #(s): 929-400-4959-XXX
Working Title:  Right of Way Agent
Classification:  RIGHT OF WAY AGENT - $4,008.00 - $6,208.00
# of Positions:  Multiple
Work Location:  San Luis Obispo County
Job Type:  Permanent, Full Time


Under the close supervision of a Senior Right of Way Agent, the incumbent will assist in various Right of Way programs and duties while receiving formal and rotational on-the-job training in the major functional areas of Appraisals, Acquisition, Utilities, Real Property Services/Excess Lands, and Relocation Assistance. Incumbent will participate in a Project Delivery Team training program that includes rotation to a number of the major functional areas.

Knowledge of basic arithmetic, algebra, geometry, analytical methods and information sources which are used to research, formulate, prepare, understand and explain appraisal reports for the acquisition of real property rights.  Ability to use computers, spreadsheets, graphics, manuals and databases.  

Knowledge of basic principles of land economics and general concepts and practices in real property transactions; terminology employed in the semi-legal work involved in real property acquisition and appraisals. Use analytical methods and information sources to prepare and formulate reports.  Have the ability to work independently or as a member of a team; to follow both written and oral directions; reason quickly, logically and creatively in unique and stressful situations, organize and prioritize own workload as assigned and multitask effectively.

Ability to understand and apply the laws, policies, rules and regulations relating to the acquisition of property for public use purposes. Must be able to make accurate mathematical computations and calculations. Assemble and analyze data and make mathematical computations, reason logically and creatively in unique situations.  The ability to speak clearly and effectively; establish and maintain cooperative relationships with individuals contacted in the course of business including but not limited to co-workers, property owners, occupants and the general public, often in tense and confrontational situations, in a calm and effective manner.  Must be able to speak and write clearly and comprehensively and maintain accurate records.

Learn More - Application Deadline Closes June 2.

(05/20)

USDA Forest Service Outreach - Senior Review Appraiser (3 Positions)

The Pacific Southwest Region (Region 5/R5) and the Pacific Northwest Region (Region 6/R6) of the Forest Service are seeking candidates to fill three full-time permanent positions of Senior Review Appraiser. 

The purpose of this outreach notice is to inform potential applicants about these upcoming opportunities, and to solicit expressions of interest from potential applicants.  Please circulate this outreach notice to as many potential candidates as possible, as we are seeking a diverse pool of qualified applicants.

The three positions will be hired at the GS-12 (Qualified Review Appraiser) or GS-13 (Senior Review Appraiser) level, with a target level of GS-13 for all three positions.  An applicant may apply at either level. A successful candidate at the GS-12 level would receive Agency support to fulfill the requirements of moving up to the GS-13 level.

THE POSITIONS
  • Region 6 Position: This position will be in R6 with a virtual duty location. This position will be focused primarily on the review of appraisals for Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF)-funded projects within R6.
  • Region 5 Position: This position will be in R5 with preferred duty locations of Vallejo, Placerville, Sacramento, Redding, or San Diego, CA. At the discretion of Forest Service management, an alternate duty location may be considered at one of the Forest Service offices in the state of California. Due to concerns regarding COVID-19, most employees are temporarily teleworking from their residences, but this position is not a “virtual” position.  The applicant will be expected to work at an office duty station when it becomes safe to do so. This position is eligible for telework under USDA policy and at the supervisor’s discretion. This position will be focused primarily on the review of appraisals for Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF)-funded projects within R5.
  • Shared Position: The third position will be hosted by Region 5, but be a shared position among R5, R6, and the Alaska Region (Region 10/R10), with preferred duty locations of Vallejo, Redding, or Sacramento, CA. At the discretion of Forest Service management, an alternate duty location may be considered at one of the Forest Service offices within R5 or R6. Due to concerns regarding COVID-19, most employees are temporarily teleworking from their residences, but this position is not a “virtual” position.  The applicant will be expected to work at an office duty station when it becomes safe to do so. This position is eligible for telework under USDA policy and at the supervisor’s discretion. This position will be focused primarily on the review of appraisals for Forest Legacy Program (FLP) acquisitions of land and Conservation Easements throughout the three Regions. Applicants with experience with USFS Forest Legacy Program appraisals and/or appraisals of conservation easements are highly desirable.

These positions are responsible for providing property valuation and related support within the above-identified Regions of the Forest Service.  The applicant provides real estate appraisals, appraisal reviews, feasibility reports, valuation of conservation easements, real estate consultations, and appraisal contracting support as assigned by the Regional Appraisers.  This work supports land ownership adjustments such as purchases, land exchanges, conveyances, special use permits, and acquisition of easements, as well as State and Private Forestry, Forest Legacy and Community Forests programs.  Normal operations include occasional travel requiring overnight accommodations when such activities may be safely conducted. 

The applicant must hold a Certified General Appraiser license from any State in compliance with requirements of the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989.  For the GS-13 level, the applicant must also hold a professional designation which required classroom training in appraisal practice, experience requirements, a demonstration appraisal report or appraisal review report, and a comprehensive qualifying examination.

The applicant should have both appraisal technical abilities and personal skills to assist in early project development, and to act independently to resolve problems. The applicant may be involved in devising appraisal contract specifications and participating in the selection of fee/contract appraisers.  Additional duties may involve serving as a Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) and reviewing and approving appraisals for agency use. 

These positions require a very high level of technical skill in appraisal and review.  They also require good judgement in order to effectively and respectfully address potential conflict or politically sensitive issues.  The Senior Review Appraiser may be delegated authority by the Regional Appraisers to review and approve appraisals based on individual qualifications, experience and performance.  Please see the position description which is also attached to this listing in the outreach database at https://fsoutreach.gdcii.com/ for further details.

THE REGIONS

R5: The Pacific Southwest Regional Office, located in Vallejo, CA, provides administrative oversight and support to seventeen National Forests and one Management Unit in California, occasional program assistance to Hawaii and the affiliated Pacific Islands, and is comprised of approximately 20 million acres in the National Forest System (about one-fifth of the State).  For information about the National Forests supported by the Pacific Southwest Regional Office, please visit the individual Forest websites.

R6: The Pacific Northwest Region (R-6) of the USDA Forest Service encompasses the states of Oregon and Washington.  The Forest Service manages over 24.7 million acres in Oregon and Washington.  The Regional Office headquarters is in Portland, Oregon.  The Region contains 16 National Forests.

Outreach Contact Information:
Principal Contact for responses to this outreach:
Rob Schott, Regional Appraiser, Region 5
1323 Club Dr., Vallejo CA 94592
robert.schott@usda.gov
(707) 980-9769 (mobile)

If you are interested in any of these positions, please respond to the outreach and look for the vacancy announcement in USAJOBS.  Interested applicants or those desiring further information regarding this notice may contact Rob Schott, R5 Regional Appraiser, as noted above.

Information about qualifications requirements can be obtained at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/index.asp. This vacancy announcement, when opened, will appear on the Office of Personnel Management’s USAJOBS website: http://www.usajobs.gov

Your response is very important to us.  We anticipate advertising this position in the near future, and would appreciate hearing from you by June 2, 2021.


(05/21)

Newmark - Commercial Real Estate Appraiser

Newmark is one of the world's leading commercial real estate advisory firms. We provide a fully integrated platform of services to prominent multinational corporations and institutional investors across the globe, as well as to occupiers, owners and developers of real estate on a local, regional and national level.

Together with London-based partner Knight Frank and independently-owned offices, Newmark's 14,100 professionals operate from more than 400 offices in established and emerging property markets on six continents.

Job Description

Under minimal supervision, appraises real estate properties for the purposes of dispute resolution, mortgage underwriting, acquisition/disposition, portfolio analysis and estate purposes. Advancement to Sr. Appraiser is made by obtaining the MAI designation, or its equivalent.

Essential Job Duties

  • Conducts formal appraisals, examining and evaluating commercial properties, to establish market values and property ratings
  • Responsible for the aggregation, analysis, interpretation, and reporting of complex appraisal related market data through internal and outside sources.
  • Prepares complex appraisal reports
  • Completes formal rebuttal letters
  • Reviews the work of junior level appraisal associates
  • In some instances, where appropriate, this appraiser could be the sole signatory on an appraisal report, but the supervising Senior Appraiser will review the report.
  • Participates in client contact meetings as well as in the proposal/bidding process
  • Maintain knowledge of current government regulations, zoning laws and appraisal standards
  • Understands all necessary software programs used within the department
  • Maintain familiarity with necessary data sources
  • May perform other duties as assigned

Skills, Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree; preferably in related subjects such as Economics, Finance, Mathematics, Business or Real Estate Law
  • Must have state appropriate Certified General Appraiser License
  • Minimum of 5 years professional experience in real estate analysis, market research or related field
  • Strong analytical, writing and communication skills
  • Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills
  • Must have experience and be skilled in writing appraisals and appraisal reviews of commercial properties

Benefits and Perks

  • Industry Leading Parental Leave Policy (up to 16 weeks)
  • Generous healthcare
  • 401k
  • Bright Horizons back-up care program
  • Education reimbursement
  • Referral Program
  • Opportunities to network and connect

Benefits/perks listed may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Newmark and the job location.

Working Conditions:

Normal working conditions with the absence of disagreeable elements.

Note: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees, and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Newmark is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Please send your resume to Robby Perrino, robby.perrino@nmrk.com and Brian Hegarty, brian.hegarty@nmrk.com.

(05/11)

San Mateo County - Principal Appraiser

PRINCIPAL APPRAISER
County of San Mateo
$8,828 - $11,041/Month

The Office of the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder and Chief Elections Officer is seeking well-qualified candidates for the position of Principal Appraiser. Principal Appraisers must have thorough knowledge of Property Tax and the Revenue and Taxation Code as it relates to Real Property Valuation, Change in Ownership reassessment or exclusion requirements, New Construction valuation, Decline in Value valuation, Property Classification, etc.

The department currently has two vacancies in the areas of appraisal and Change in Ownership for assessments.

The Principal Appraisers share a critical role in assisting the Chief Appraiser and Deputy Assessor in the completion of the Office's mission to determine the assessed value of all taxable property located in San Mateo County, the creation of the official record of taxable property (approximately 240,000 assessments each year in the local assessment roll), and the sharing of this information with the County Controller and Tax Collector and making it publicly available.

This is an exciting time for seasoned Principal Appraisers to join our dynamic team of Appraisal professionals. The Assessor's Office is currently involved in several major projects, including the development of a new Assessor's Property Assessment System (APAS), and the appraisal and assessment of several large-scale new generation commercial, manufacturing, research and development, and mixed-use developments being built throughout San Mateo County.  Principal Appraisers may be called upon to provide subject matter expertise in the development of the Assessor's Property Assessment System.

The technically-savvy and experienced individuals hired for these positions will have the responsibility to supervise appraisal, auditor, and/or Change in Ownership and exemption staff in the timely collection, processing, and analysis of valuation data for real, personal, tangible, and intangible property for tax assessment purposes, and to manage the impact of the new regulations.

Additional responsibilities and duties of these Principal Appraisers will include (but are not limited to):

  • Planning, organizing, training, supervising, reviewing, and evaluating the work of appraisal staff
  • Providing advanced support in the most difficult, specialized, or high-value or high-risk appraisals
  • Fostering professional growth and effective working relationships
  • Managing, analyzing, and evaluating special projects
  • Providing subject matter expert (SME) advice to IT analysts/team in the development of the new Assessor Property Assessment System 

The ideal candidates will possess:

  • Knowledge of supervisory principles and practices, including work planning, scheduling, assignment, and review, and employee training, evaluation, and corrective action
  • Technical and professional knowledge of appraisal procedures for real, personal, and intangible property
  • Understanding of California Property Tax laws, State Board of Equalization guidelines, and Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice; and the ability to read, interpret, and apply these rules, policies, and procedures
  • Familiarity with systems, technology, and desktop applications
  • Ability to appraise and assess complex property interests as per California statutes and Property Tax Rules and Regulations
  • Skill in analyzing information and using sound independent judgment to make decisions and determine appropriate courses of action, including recommending legal actions
  • Effective communication skills in both oral and written formats, including formal presentations
  • Capability to be adaptable and resourceful
  • Team building skills and effective ways of motivating and leading others to meet the challenges of a changing work environment
  • Leadership skills, the ability to be a team player, and the ability to build strong interpersonal relationships
  • Training experience to train new staff and develop appraisal and property tax assessment skills in all employees
  • Ability to manage a heavy workload, including reviewing hundreds of appraisals and assessments per week and providing the appropriate feedback to staff

QUALIFICATIONS

Licensure/Certification: Acquisition within one year of appointment of a permanent Property Tax Appraiser Certificate issued by the California State Board of Equalization.

Education and Experience: Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying.

The preferred qualifications include:

  • A Bachelor's degree, and
  • Six years of experience performing a full range of appraisals of tangible and taxable property, of which three years are for tax assessment purposes preferably with an Assessor's Office in California, and
  • Experience appraising and assessing at least 3,000 or more residential properties, and
  • Three years of experience with Assessment Appeals

Additional preferred qualifications include:

  • Previous completion of advanced level courses offered by the California Board of Equalization and/or the Appraisal Institute
  • Advanced Appraiser Certification issued by the State Board of Equalization.

Three years of experience as a Sr. Appraiser with San Mateo County Assessor's Office is considered qualifying experience.

The preferred and most highly-qualified candidates will have experience in both the commercial and residential areas.

Specialized knowledge of Property Tax Rules and Regulations and Revenue and Taxation Code as they relate to Change in Ownership, Transfers, Assessments, etc., is a plus.

Final Filing Date: June 9, 2021

To learn more about the position and to apply online, please visit our website at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/sanmateo/jobs/3083052/principal-appraiser-open-and-promotional. Applications are only accepted online. Responses to the supplemental questions must be submitted in addition to our regular employment application form. A resume will not be accepted as a substitute for the required employment application and supplemental questionnaire. EOE

(05/17)

Newmark ‐ Commercial Real Estate Analyst

 

Newmark is one of the world's leading commercial real estate advisory firms. We provide a fully integrated platform of services to prominent multinational corporations and institutional investors across the globe, as well as to occupiers, owners and developers of real estate on a local, regional and national level.

Together with London-based partner Knight Frank and independently-owned offices, Newmark's 14,100 professionals operate from more than 400 offices in established and emerging property markets on six continents.

Job Description:

Under direct supervision, assist in the collection and analysis of data for senior staff to use in order to formulate an opinion of the market value of real estate for the purposes of dispute resolution, mortgage underwriting, acquisition/disposition, portfolio analysis and estate purposes.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Collects, analyzes, and reports appraisal related market data through internal and outside sources.
  • Responsible for understanding all company research related database programs
  • Will inspect properties as part of the valuation process.
  • Assists in the preparation of appraisal reports under the direct supervision of a State Certified Appraiser.
  • Understands all necessary software programs used to prepare valuation reports
  • Will continue training on current government regulations, zoning laws and appraisal standards
  • Understands and utilizes necessary third-party data sources
  • May perform other duties as assigned

Skills, Education, and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (preferably in real estate or other related subjects such as economics & finance); preference is given to MS or MBA in Real Estate.
  • At a minimum, must have or will obtain appraiser trainee license issued by the appropriate state board
  • Proficient in Excel and Word
  • Knowledge of Argus is a plus
  • Preference given to prior professional experience in real estate analysis, market research or related field
  • Strong analytical, writing and communication skills
  • Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills

Benefits and Perks:

  • Industry leading Parental Leave Policy (up to 16 weeks)
  • Generous healthcare
  • 401k
  • Bright Horizons back-up care program
  • Generous paid time off
  • Education reimbursement
  • Referral Program
  • Opportunities to network and connect

Benefits/perks listed may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Newmark and the job location.

Working Conditions:

Normal working conditions with the absence of disagreeable elements

Note: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees, and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Newmark is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Please send your resume to Robby Perrino, robby.perrino@nmrk.com and Brian Hegarty, brian.hegarty@nmrk.com.

(05/11)


Chase Home Lending Staff Appraiser- San Francisco (Remote)

Chase Home Lending Staff Appraiser- San Francisco (Remote)

***Sign-on bonus will be offered for this opportunity***

J.P. Morgan Chase & Co is a leading global services firm. The Chase Staff Appraiser is responsible for performing appraisals and reviews of residential property types for the Chase Mortgage Banking group. Geographic competency within key market area is required to perform appraisal assignments in a professional manner in compliance with USPAP, federal, state, and Chase requirements. This high caliber appraiser will be trained specifically on Chase valuation requirements and quality standards. The successful candidate will function as an individual contributor and demonstrate strong knowledge of appraisal practices and methodology.

  • State Certified Residential Appraiser will perform residential appraisals for single-family properties, to include condominiums, cooperatives, and multi-family units (1-4 units).
  • Performs collateral review on 1-4 unit property appraisal reports completed by third party originators.
  • Manage performance of Direct Engagement Appraiser team

Coverage areas to include Alameda, Contra Coast and/or Santa Clara Counties

Knowledge and Experience

·         Required: Licensed or Certified Residential Appraiser

·         Required: 2+ years of appraisal experience as a licensed/certified appraiser

·         Required: Ability to act independently and consistently make appropriate decisions with minimal guidance and oversight

·         Required: Knowledge of construction standards and building cost estimating tools

·         Required: Ability to complete real estate appraisals compliant with Federal and State laws, as well as being done in accordance
          with Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP)

·         Required: Experience appraising new construction, complex, unique, multi-family

·         Preferred: FHA Approved Appraiser, USDA experience

·         Demonstrate geographic competency

Reimbursed Expenses, Health Benefits, 401k, Paid Vacation and Sick Time

Link to Apply https://jpmc.fa.oraclecloud.com/hcmUI/CandidateExperience/en/sites/CX_1001/job/210098323/?utm_medium=jobshare

If you are interested and have any questions prior to applying, please feel free to reach out directly to the recruiter, Whitney Omole  Whitney.J.Omole@chase.com        

(5/10)

 

Ward Levy Appraisal Group, Inc. - Real Estate Appraiser

Ward Levy Appraisal Group, Inc. is seeking a smart, motivated, detail-oriented and curious-minded individual to perform appraisals in Sonoma, Marin, Napa, San Francisco and Mendocino Counties.  We are the leading firm in the North Bay and appraise a wide variety of property types for lenders, local agencies, attorneys and property owners.  An applicant who is already a Certified General Appraiser is preferred, but a residential appraiser or trainee appraiser seeking to obtain the Certified General Appraiser license within a short period of time will be considered.  For the right candidate we are willing to be patient on the start date.  We offer a competitive fee split, SIMPLE IRA, Health Insurance and Continuing Education assistance.  Our office is located in Santa Rosa.

Requirements:
Bachelor’s Degree
Excellent Verbal and Written Skills
Microsoft Office Skills (Word/Excel/Outlook)
Strong Organizational/Time Management Skills

Additional Requirements:
Dependable Vehicle
Auto Insurance

Please send resumes to info@wardlevy.com

(04/08)

Valbridge Property Advisors | Northern California - Commercial Real Estate Appraisers

Valbridge Property Advisors/Northern California

Bring your expertise and knowledge and we’ll provide you the earning potential, data access, services, equipment, support, and work environment you need for a successful career with professional growth and personal satisfaction.

Valbridge | Northern California is part of a nationwide organization consisting of 80 office locations. Valbridge | Northern California as part of the national firm is locally owned and after 43 years continues to be one of largest appraisal organizations in Northern California, with offices in Silicon Valley, East Bay, Central Valley (Sacramento and Modesto). As a leader in the field of commercial real estate appraisal, Valbridge | Northern California presents challenging opportunities for leading-edge professionals.

Valbridge | Northern California is accepting applications for commercial appraisers at our four Northern California offices (San Jose, San Ramon, Modesto and Sacramento).

  • Senior Appraiser: A minimum five years (ten years preferred) of full-time commercial experience needed. Strong preference for appraiser with experience in valuing open space, residential land, wetlands, eminent domain and litigation. Must have a four-year degree, Certified General license and be highly motivated to progress in the profession and appraise unusual properties.
  • Associate Appraiser: Each candidate's credentials will be considered based on their experience, education and knowledge base. A minimum of two-years of full-time commercial experience is preferred. The candidate must have a four-year degree, Certified General license and be highly motivated to progress in the profession. Excellent earning potential and stable, professional work environment.

Further Information One of the main reasons professionals join us is to collaborate with some of the best minds in the business. If you check our website, you will see that most of our Appraisers and Analysts have been with us for many years.

Valbridge | Northern California offers excellent earning potential and a stable, professional work environment. Medical and 401(k) plans available. For more information, please visit www.valbridge.com

Please send your resume and cover letter to our Operations Manager, Ana Bonifacio abonifacio@valbridge.com

(04/02)

Kidder Mathews - Real Estate Appraiser Position Available

Kidder Mathews Valuation Advisory is looking for smart, entrepreneurial, and highly-motivated individuals to work as appraisers in our San Jose, Redwood Shores, San Francisco, and Pleasanton 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.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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 the largest, independent commercial real estate firm on the West Coast, with over 850 real estate professionals and staff in 22 offices in California, Washington, Oregon, Arizona, and Nevada.  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 for four of the past five years.

Qualified applicants are invited to submit a résumé to jeff.enright@kidder.com

(03/31)

 

General Services Administration (GSA) - Seeking Lead Appraiser

The General Services Administration (GSA) seeks a Certified General Appraisal (from any state) to work full-time in Federal government property appraisals, supervise contracted appraisers providing valuation services, and provide technical advice to the Assistant Commissioner, Real Property Utilization and Disposal Division and the Central Office Counsel.

Requirements:

  • US Citizenship
  • Register with the Selective Service
  • Must hold and maintain a valid State Certified General Appraiser's License

Please, see the position announcement and read about the application process on https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/594944300

(03/16)

MUFG Union Bank - Seeking Experienced Appraiser Supervisor

MUFG Union Bank is seeking an experienced Appraiser Supervisor to join our team. 

You will be responsible for the delivery of appraisal services in connection with commercial real estate lending transactions and oversee the operations of a Regional Office.  

A California Commercial Real Estate Appraisers license is required.  MAI designation is a plus.  Join us as we evolve our organization to become more agile, innovative, and inclusive! 

Please apply to position #10041819-WD online at:  Appraiser Supervisor, Vice President at Mufg Union Bank, National Association (mufgamericas.com)

(03/19)

Valbridge Property Advisors | Northern California - Appraisal Analyst/Appraiser Trainee - San Ramon

Bring your expertise and knowledge and we will provide you the earning potential, data access, services, equipment, support, and work environment you need for a successful career with professional growth and personal satisfaction.

Valbridge Property Advisors | Northern California is part of a nationwide commercial property valuation firm with 80 offices. Valbridge Property Advisors/Northern California continues to be one of largest appraisal organizations in Northern California, with offices in Silicon Valley, the East Bay, Central Valley and Sacramento. As a leader in the field of commercial real estate appraisal, Valbridge Property Advisors/Northern California presents challenging opportunities for leading-edge professionals.

Employment Opportunities:
Valbridge Property Advisors/Northern California has an immediate opening for an Appraisal Analyst/Appraiser Trainee in our San Ramon office. The Analyst position provides an excellent opportunity for experience and potential advancement within the commercial appraisal industry.

The Analyst will assist licensed commercial appraisers in the appraisal process including gathering and organizing market data, writing narrative appraisal reports, and preparing exhibits such as site plans and maps. Analyst has a unique opportunity to be mentored on the job and to develop relationships with local real estate professionals as they work toward developing their appraisal career.

Applicants must be detail-oriented, analytical, and extremely organized. The position requires excellent communication skills, above average math and writing skills, a professional demeanor, good telephone etiquette, and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Strong computer skills are a must.

This position is full-time and does not require an appraiser’s license; however, a trainee license or a residential license is preferred. The right candidate will be highly motivated to succeed in the Commercial Real Estate Appraisal field and will be required to eventually obtain a State of California, Commercial Real Estate Appraisal License.

Education:
Bachelor’s Degree or higher

Additional Requirements:

  • Dependable Vehicle
  • Vehicle Insurance

Further Information:
One of the main reasons professionals join us is to collaborate with some of the best minds in the business. If you check our website, you will see that most of our Appraisers and Analysts have been with us for many years.

Valbridge Property Advisors/Northern California offers excellent earning potential and a stable, professional work environment. Medical and 401(k) plans are available.

Please send your resume and cover letter to our Operations Manager, Ana Bonifacio abonifacio@valbridge.com

(03/24)

 

The Property Sciences Group - Seeking Commercial Appraisers - Bay Area, Northern California, and Central Valley

This person will prepare and supervise real estate appraisals on properties located throughout California. Depending on experience and performance, and job complexity, appraisals will be reviewed by Managing Directors or other Senior Level Appraisers. Highly complex assignments must be approved by a Risk Review Committee.

WHAT WE OFFER

  • Competitive compensation and fee split.
  • Competitive benefits package including medical insurance, 401K with generous match.
  • Automatic coverage under our $5M E&O Insurance.
  • A strong support group of like-minded professional peers. Most company appraisers average 10+ years of experience, ready to lend a hand and provide input when you need help with complex valuation issues.
  • The support of a strong and hardworking administrative team. Dedicated internal associates assist our appraisers with document collection, information coordination, and resolution of service escalations, allowing our appraisers to stay focused on appraisal valuation.
  • Opportunities for career development and advancement, whether in appraising, quality control, collateral due diligence, training, or operational supervision and management. We take pride in promoting from within.
  • A culture of friendliness, respect, teamwork, quality, and integrity.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor's Degree (BA or BS) from a four-year college or university.
  • Commercial appraisal experience.
  • Must possess a state Certified General License or be very close to completing requirements.

To apply, or for more information on the position, please send to resumes@PropSci.com or click on the link below.

The Property Sciences Group - Commercial Appraiser - Bay Area, Northern California, and Central Valley

(03/15)

 

 

J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. - Commercial Real Estate Review Appraiser Sr. - Greater Bay Area, Pacific Northwest and the Central Region

J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. is a leading global financial services firm. Information regarding J.P. Morgan Chase & Co is available at hppt://ww.jpmorganchase.com

Three positions are currently available – one in the Greater Bay Area or Pacific Northwest and two in the Central Region (Denver/Greater Chicago)

  • The Commercial Real Estate Review Appraiser Senior position is responsible for performing reviews of appraisal reports for multifamily residential (5+ units) and/or commercial properties to determine the credibility of market values developed for financially-related transactions in accordance with internal appraisal policies/procedures, industry standards, and regulatory requirements (USPAP & FIRREA).
  • Using risk-based decisions, work with stakeholders to ensure that appraisal reviews are complete, accurate, adequate, relevant, and reasonable based on sound real estate appraisal methodology.
  • Learning and performing the administrative tasks that drive the CRE Appraisal Review process.
  • Continual development of local market knowledge and national real estate trends.

General Qualifications:

  • A 4-year college  degree is preferred.
  • State Certified General Appraiser License (Commercial Positions).
  • 5 to 10 years’ experience appraising and/or reviewing complex multifamily residential, mixed-use, and/or commercial properties. 
  • Significant experience appraising or reviewing for financial institutions is preferred.
  • Strong analytical, business writing, and oral communication skills are a must.
  • Computer/technology knowledge is required as well as a proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and Outlook (Microsoft Office Suite).
  • Comprehensive knowledge or certification of Argus software is preferred.
  • National Review experience is a plus.
  • Ability to multi-task and elevate critical issues in a timely manner.
  • Must be self-motivated and manage time efficiently to meet service-level deadlines.
  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving.
  • Understanding of various construction types and mechanical systems as well as hazards such as flood, environmental, earthquake, and zoning conditions.
  • Ability to analyze properties with complex characteristics.
  • Superior knowledge of local real estate metro areas and neighborhood.
  • MAI designation from the Appraisal Institute or equivalent credential is preferred.

A partial list of benefits include a full suite of healthcare and insurance plans; four weeks paid vacation; paid sick leave; 9 holidays/year; 401K Savings and pension plans; employer-paid continuing education; employer-paid professional designation fees (MAI/AI-GRS);  and milage reimbursements for any field inspections.

Link to role: Req # 210082896 Commercial Bank- Risk- Reviewer Appraiser Sr., Vice President

(03/10)

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