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Appraisers Wanted

County of San Mateo is Seeking Appraiser I/II

APPRAISER I/II
$5,945 - $8,216/Month

The Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder and Chief Elections Officer for the County of San Mateo is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Appraiser I/II.

This is an exciting time to join a hard-working, high-functioning team of appraiser and assessor professionals committed to public service. 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 commercial, manufacturing, research and development, and mixed-use developments being built throughout San Mateo County.

In response to COVID-19 the Assessor’s Office is making telework an option when possible. However, as necessary, property site visits and working from the office will be required and proper safety protocols will be followed.  

Generally, two years of experience completing property appraisals of taxable real property for tax assessment purposes is expected for the advancement from Appraiser I to Appraiser II.  However, promotions may occur before two years with the recommendation and approval of managers and the department head.  

The ideal candidate for this opportunity will:

  • Have a positive, "never-say-never" attitude
  • Have a commitment to public service
  • Challenge themselves
  • Add to the team
  • Be competent in using computers and computer software in accordance with the duties of the job
  • Complete their work efficiently, thoroughly, and confidently
  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Actively participate in process improvement projects

In addition, the ideal candidate will be:

  • A fast learner
  • Adaptable to a rapidly changing work environment
  • Interested in professional growth and development
  • Organized and decisive
  • An analytical thinker
  • Open to feedback, supervision, and training
  • Technologically savvy
  • Excited about the job

Final Filing Date: January 24, 2022

To learn more about the position and to apply online, please visit our website at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/sanmateo/jobs/3376860/appraiser-i-ii-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

(01/19)

Valbridge Property Advisors I Northern California - Seeking Appraisal Analyst/Appraiser Trainee in Sacramento

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 Sacramento 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 

(01/18)

Valbridge Property Advisors I Northern California - Seeking Appraisal Analyst/Appraiser Trainee in 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 

(01/18)

F&M Bank Seeking Commercial Agricultural Appraiser

Department: Appraisal                         
Employment Status:
Exempt
Location(s): Lodi                    
Supervises Others: No
Reporting To: FVP-Chief Appraiser
Grade Level: Officer

Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications

F&M Bank believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success. That contribution should not be limited by the assigned responsibilities. Therefore, this position description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job scope, but not limit the incumbent nor the organization to just the work identified. It is our expectation that each employee will offer their services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of our endeavors.

Job Summary

The individual in this position facilitates valuation acquisition services including but not limited to:

  1. Developing and reporting USPAP-compliant appraisals with a primary emphasis on commercial/agricultural valuation.   The individual must be able to work independently in developing and reporting credible assignment results for a wide variety of complex real property valuation assignments
  2. Acquisition and review of valuation products by outside vendors

 

The Commercial/Agricultural Appraiser will be appropriately licensed by the State of California; active in a professional appraisal organization; and continually increase their knowledge and skill in all aspects of real estate valuation.

Essential Job Responsibilities

  1. Produce credible written real property appraisals in compliance with the Uniform Standards of Appraisal Practice (USPAP) and all other state and federal regulations.
  2. Review appraisals in a timely fashion as assigned by the Chief Appraiser.
  3. Assist in the development and maintenance of property databases.
  4. Interface with lending, appraisal vendor and executive staff in all aspects of the valuation process.
  5. The Bank relies on unbiased; professionally developed opinions of value upon which to make their credit lending decisions.  It is therefore incumbent upon the Commercial/Agricultural Appraiser to maintain the highest degree of ethics; lack of bias and professional skill in developing and reporting opinions of value.
  6. Individual must possess a working knowledge of F&M Bank products.
  7. Must adhere to F&M Bank policy and procedures (i.e. compliance, Patriot Act or Confidentiality Policy).
  8. Must be able to use various PC and web-based applications including, but not limited to the following: Lightbox (formerly Collateral 360) collateral management platform, Windows XP Professional, Outlook, appraisal-related software. Individual must be able to keep abreast of new and updated system applications.
  9. Other duties as assigned.

 

Education & Skills Required

Education and Experience

  1. The ability to effectively manage and communicate orally and in writing in a professional and effective manner with customers; vendors and bank personnel. The successful completion of college-level real estate, appraisal and finance courses are required. 
  2. Individual must have a minimum of 5 years valuation experience in commercial/agricultural “real estate, including fee simple, leased fee and leasehold estates.”
  3. Knowledge of banking institution concepts, federal/state regulations, policy and procedures and excellent organizational skills.
  4. Individual must possess a minimum of College 4-Year degree or the equivalent.
  5. Individual must have a Certified General License issued from the Bureau Office of Real Estate Appraisers, Department of Consumer Affairs, State of California.

Skills

  1. Must be detail-oriented.
  2. The ability to successfully conflicts and communicate negative and positive aspects of a particular appraisal assignment.
  3. Ability to excel in complex valuation assignments.
  4. Ability to organize projects, prioritize workflow and complete multiple tasks simultaneously and accurately.
  5. Must have above-average written and verbal communication skills with emphasis on correct English grammar.
  6. Must demonstrate independent judgment, initiative and tact in dealing with staff, management, customers, vendors and the general public.
  7. Must present a professional, business-like manner and appearance.
  8. Possess vendor management skills in terms of defining scope of work; issuing RFPs, engagement, invoicing and boarding new vendors. Vendors include appraisers (commercial/residential/agricultural); Evaluation providers and others as needed.
  9. Must maintain confidentiality.

For more information please contact:

Judy Rodriguez
F&M Bank
Corporate Recruiter

Office: 209-367-2434
Email: jrodriguez@fmbonline.com

 

(01/13)

NVC | National Valuation Consultants, Inc - Seeking Experienced CRE Appraiser

Position Title:  Commercial Real Estate Appraiser
Location:  San Francisco, CA

Company:
Founded in 1991, National Valuation Consultants, Inc. (“NVC”) is the largest privately held commercial real estate valuation and advisory firm in the United States.  With primary office/headquarters in Centennial, Colorado, and nine additional regional offices, NVC provides a broad range of appraisal consultation and real estate advisory services. 

NVC’s Core Values:
Our core values make us who we are.  As we have grown over the past 30 years, the beliefs that are most important to us stay the same: integrity and fairness with team members and clients, pursuing personal and professional excellence, and the highest standard of client service and quality of product.  We strive to hire candidates who are aligned with these values. 

Responsibilities Include:

  • Preparation of high-quality written appraisal reports.
  • Maintain market knowledge of real estate values and property developments.
  • Maintain a thorough understanding of industry valuation standards and best practices.
  • Provide timely, personalized and quality customer service to both internal and external customers.

Job Requirements:

  • Appraiser must live in or near the metro area.
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Ability to function independently with minimal supervision in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong time management and organization skills with the ability to manage simultaneous projects.
  • Attention to detail as well as the ability to communicate complex issues in a concise manner.
  • Ability to travel with valid driver's license.
  • Significant experience working on various investment-grade and/or income-producing properties such as office, retail, multifamily and industrial.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Suite 365
  • Certified General Real Estate Appraiser preferred.
  • Strong real estate valuation and financial modeling skills with proficiency in ARGUS.
  • Advanced analytical, written, and verbal communication skills.

NVC offers excellent earning potential and an office culture of friendliness, respect, teamwork, quality, and integrity.  Included with this position is a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, disability, life insurance, 125 cafeteria plan, paid time off, 401k with employer match, tuition reimbursement, and wellness and community involvement programs.  While working with NVC you will have the opportunity to collaborate with a support group of like-minded peers and some of the most prominent and forward-thinking appraisers in the business. 

To be considered for the position, please send a resume to Patti Lujan at plujan@nvcinc.com.  For additional information about NVC, please visit the company website at: www.nvcinc.com

A background check will need to be successfully passed as a condition of employment.

(01/11)

JP Morgan Chase - Commercial Real Estate Group (CRE) - Seeks Review Appraisers

Work with the best commercial real estate team in the industry! As the largest financial institution and multifamily lender in the country, JPMorgan Chase is looking for well-seasoned real estate review appraisers who want to bring their significant expertise and knowledge to a team that specializes in multifamily and commercial appraisal assignments, with a strong emphasis on multifamily product ranging from 5 to 500 units. We are dedicated to helping real estate appraisal professionals grow with our team. We will provide all of the equipment, training, data sources, and software for real estate review appraisers who have an eagerness and passion for ensuring that appraisal reports meet our strong quality assurance standards. This position will provide experienced real estate reviewers with an opportunity for professional growth within a dynamic, fast-paced, and highly-collaborative team.

A successful candidate’s essential job duties include:

  • 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.

Qualifications:

  • A 4-year college or master’s degree is preferred.
  • State Certified General Appraiser License (Commercial Positions).
  • Minimum 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.

For more information or to apply click link below:
https://jpmc.fa.oraclecloud.com/hcmUI/CandidateExperience/en/sites/CX_1002/requisitions?keyword=210215775

(12/22)

Appraiser Opportunity (AT, AL or AR)

We are seeking an Appraiser trainee or licensed to assess real estate properties and determine an accurate value. In this position, you will inspect each site in person and learn to conduct remote research to determine how the property fits into the value of the surrounding area. Our ideal applicant has a bachelor’s degree and a real estate appraiser’s trainee license.

This is a 1099 contract position with increasing fee split with experience.   Possible ownership opportunity as well.   This is an opportunity to learn appraising, gain the experience and hours required to be a certified licensed real estate appraiser.

Appraiser Duties and Responsibilities

  • Inspect each property assigned.
  • Research property values in the surrounding area of East Contra Costa and Alameda counties.
  • Full, exterior, desktop, review, and hybrid appraisals.

Appraiser Requirements and Qualifications

  • Minimum real estate appraiser’s trainee license.
  • Dependable vehicle.
  • Highly professional image and demeanor.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Must take the classes necessary to be certified.  Other basic training encouraged that will help move up the pay scale quicker.
  • Own necessary equipment and software.
  • Ability to work independently and remotely.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Think outside of box. (Flexible)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Strong time management skills.
  • Desire to learn, strong work ethic, and highly motivated.
  • Ability to travel for property inspections and to come into the office during the initial training period.
  • May require background check.

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher, or in the process. (Required to become a state certified appraiser) Licensing requirements.
    https://brea.ca.gov/html/Lic_Hdbk.html#eee
  • Must take the classes necessary to be certified.  Other basic training encouraged that will help move up the pay scale quicker.
  • Continuing education.

Please send resume and any other pertinent information to:

jay@ostlundappraisals.com
Jay Ostlund
Ostlund Appraisals
925-922-4718

(12/16)

Appraiser Trainee - Hourly Pay

We are a small in-house appraisal department for an insurance firm. Our valuations are cost-approach only and do not require comps or market value analysis. We are looking to work with appraisers (including trainees) who are interested in learning a specialized appraisal skill set that will lead to satisfying, well-paid work that is different from single-family appraising.

Good writing and people skills and the ability to work within deadlines are required.

Hourly pay while training, then fee-based. Once trained, we may send you on short overnight trips, mostly in California, with all expenses paid, including mileage. Training will be at our offices in Newport Beach (or by Zoom). Must be vaccinated for Covid.

Please contact Rick Murphy, 949-400-5712, rkmurphy@alliant.com

(12/07)

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, Pleasanton, Sacramento, Roseville, and Reno 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 900 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.

(11/17)

Bank of America Commercial Valuation Services - Seeking Commercial Appraisal Services Consultant

Open Position as a Commercial Appraisal Services Consultant. Primary responsibilities of this role is managing the acquisition, preparation and review of real estate appraisal products. The specific job responsibilities involve obtaining timely and cost effective independent valuation reports; preparing quality assurance reviews in accordance with credit policy, underwriting, credit approval and regulatory requirements.

Job Description
- Performs quality assurance (detailed) technical reviews.
- Reviews reports for contract compliance; grades performance.
- Interacts directly with vendors as well as with the extensive Lines of Business within the Bank.

- Evaluates valuation requests for policy/regulatory compliance.
- Develops vendor statements of work for each order.
- Selects prequalified vendors and distributes RFPs.
- Executes award and monitors vendor performance.
- Invoice preprocessing and validation.
- 1st -level business and vendor dispute resolution (e.g., vendor selection, utilization frequency, invoicing, etc.).

Required/Desired
- Active State-Certified General Real Estate Appraisal Credential.
- 5+years commercial real estate appraisal experience.

- An in-depth working knowledge of valuation theory and methodology for commercial and    residential appraisals.
- Able to write concise technical opinions in language comprehensible to expert and layman alike.
- Intermediate proficiency in the use of the following software applications: Argus (cash flow software), Microsoft Excel (spreadsheet).
- Basic proficiency in other department programs including: Microsoft Word (word processing).
- Able to work independently in a remote setting.
- Commercial appraisal review experience for federally-regulated banking institution or equivalent preferred.
- Bachelor’s degree.

Link to the Role:
https://ghr.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/Lateral-US/job/San-Francisco/Commercial-Appraisal-Services-Consultant_21061881-2

For more information contact Sushuma R. Kistner, MAI-AI-GRS, SVP/Review Manager, at 925 387 5445.

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