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Appraisers Wanted

Immediate Opening - Hotel Analyst

IMMEDIATE OPENING for experienced appraiser to join our locally-based national hotel valuation office in San Diego.  The San Diego office of Integra Realty Resources is the highest producing office of hotel valuations amongst all of our offices nationwide.  We are seeking a Certified General or Designated appraiser with extensive hotel valuation experience to join our team of hotel analysts.  Please forward your resume, in confidence, to Jeff Greenwald, National Practice Leader and Chairman, IRR Hotels – Specialty Practice Group at: jgreenwald@irr.com


Army Corps of Engineers - GS-12 Appraiser



  • Open & closing dates 11/13/2017 to 12/04/2017
  • Salary $77,863 to $101,225 per year
  • Pay scale & grade GS 12
  • Work schedule


  • Appointment type Permanent

Location Sacramento, CA

This job is open to The public - U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S., and excepted service employees


Announcement number WTKC174401168044D

Control number 483914000

Duties Summary
Looking for a great place to work? The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is one of the best! In 2016, USACE ranked number two of government large-agency subcomponents! As rated by their employees, USACE supervisors strongly support employee development and opportunities to demonstrate leadership skills, while also maintaining an optimal work/life balance. The Corps offers a team-inspiring and collaborative work environment; providing challenging and rewarding careers across a variety of disciplines.

Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position
This position is located with the: US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, SACRAMENTO DISTRICT, REAL ESTATE DIVISION. Duty Location is Sacramento, California.


  • Incumbent performs as the Senior Appraiser, responsible for the full scope of work associated with the more difficult appraisals of real property to include land and improvements.
  • Completes valuations to include site specific appraisals, cost estimates, gross appraisals and real estate planning reports for military bases, and both civil and military projects to support acquisition, exchange, and real property disposal.
  • Incumbent gathers and analyzes market data to include comparable sales and leases, social, economic and physiographic data, which influence real property values.
  • Verifies and determines applicable portions of this data to use through field inspection and personal contact with parties of interest to substantiate conclusions.
  • Reviews staff work for completeness, accuracy, and compliance with applicable law, policies and procedures.
  • During review, incumbent will ensure that all valuation reports comply with the Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions and the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practices, as well as agency and Federal policy and procedures.
  • Incumbent prepares a review statement of each appraisal reviewed, setting forth findings and recommendations, and approval or disapproval, as appropriate.
  • Incumbent may be requested on occasion to assist attorneys and/or testify as an expert witness in court action or during hearings on appraised property values, highest and best use determinations, economic feasibility and other related matters.

Travel Required

25% or less - Business Travel or TDY (Temporary Duty Travel) is approximately 20-25%.


Conditions of Employment

  • Driver's License (see other requirements for additional info)
  • General Real Estate Appraisers License (see other requirements)

Other Requirements:

  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Appointment is subject to the completion of a favorable suitability or fitness determination.
  • Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
  • This is a Career Program (CP) 18 position.
  • Requires possession of a State Certified General Real Estate Appraisers License. Licensing must be maintained for the duration of employment with agency.
  • Requires possession of or the ability to obtain a valid state driver's license.
  • A professional Appraiser designation is preferred (but not required).


In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes appraising properties utilizing one or more of the three approaches to value with competency in all approaches. Completed appraisal and review assignments, including the appraisal of real estate interests such as fee simple, easements, partial acquisitions and water rights. Experience with conducting appraisals of TWO or more of the following types of properties: agricultural, commercial, industrial, special purpose and residential properties in urban and rural locations. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-11).

Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.

Selective Placement Factor: This position requires a valid State Certified General Real Estate Appraisers License. Incumbent must posses license at time of employment with agency.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:

  • Communications
  • Concepts, Policies, and Principles of Finance
  • Cost Estimation and Analysis
  • Real Estate
  • Technical Competence


No substitution of education for experience is permitted.

Additional information

  • If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.
  • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
  • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
  • You may claim military spouse preference.
  • This is NOT a drug testing position.
  • Relocation/Permanent Change of Station (PCS) benefits may be authorized.
  • Hiring Incentives may be Authorized.
  • Documentation to support Military Spouse Preference needs to be submitted at time of application.
  • Applicant's claiming Veteran's Preference must clearly show an entitlement to such preference on the resume/supplemental data submitted.
  • Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid or volunteer work.
  • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
  • Further selections from this announcement may take place up to 90 days beyond the closing date of the announcement.

Required Documents

The documents you are required to submit vary based on whether or not you are eligible for preference in federal employment. A complete description of preference categories and the associated required documents is in the Applicant Checklist (External).

As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.

Your Resume

  • Your resume may be submitted in any format.
  • If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent version will be reviewed. The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is "most recent." It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application.
  • If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.
  • For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application will be marked as incomplete and you will not receive consideration for this position.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, you must complete the online questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 12/04/2017 to receive consideration

  • To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire (https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10078044).
  • Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
  • To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
  • To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
  • It is your responsibility to verify that your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date. Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.

The Department of Army provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing civilian personnel unit. Your requests for reasonable accommodation will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.




Sacramento, CA

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Next steps

If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.

The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "incomplete application" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.

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Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.



Senior Appraiser II - American AgCredit

The Senior Appraiser II is the highest journeyperson level and competently undertakes appraisal assignments of all property use-types, including facilities, common to the market area served. This position also becomes a valued consultant on a majority of appraisal issues. Continuing education becomes more specific in nature as the person may be considered an expert on a specific property type or operation (i.e. conservation easements, leased fee, leasehold, unique and complex facilities, etc.) and expert witness testimony.

A person in this position may have an expanded role in directing and managing a particular area or process. This may include being accountable for mentoring, training and supervising junior staff. However management responsibilities are not a required criteria to hold a Senior Appraiser II title.  The Senior Appraiser II may have extensive experience/knowledge on large, complex or unique property types or operations such as wineries, feed yards, dairies, custom feeding operations, permanent plantings, etc.  This knowledge is integral to AAC conducting business within a particular market segment or commodity type.

This person may have a portfolio of chattel accounts, and will be required to inspect, reconcile and value chattels on large complex or unique operations. The Senior Appraiser II will provide an audit function to the chattel process and observe and report on management capabilities.  The Senior Appraiser II reports to management as directed.  Additionally, they will provide consulting service to Lending staff on collateral issues as necessary. Completes appraisal reviews of in-house staff as directed. 
Candidates with lesser qualifications yet having the desire and ability to achieve the level of Senior Appraiser II are also encouraged to apply.  Develops reports to management as directed.  Provides consulting service to Lending staff on collateral issues as necessary. Completes appraisal reviews of in-house staff as directed. 

To apply, please visit: https://agloan.csod.com/ats/careersite/jobdetails.aspx?site=6&c=agloan&id=444


Northern California/Bay Area

Commercial Appraiser position available at a growing and dynamic professional firm which utilizes high productivity report writing software. Must be thorough, detail oriented, motivated, have strong writing skills and be computer literate with proficiency in MS Word and Excel (Argus experience desirable). 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 and Retirement Plan offered.

If you meet these requirements, please e-mail your qualifications to:  jfillmore@fillmoregroup.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.   


Senior and Junior Appraisers Wanted – Cushman & Wakefield

We have several openings for both Senior and Junior Appraisers in our 4 Norcal offices-San Francisco, Walnut Creek, San Jose and Sacramento. We have a highly competitive compensation package and benefits. Our clients are amongst the best in the industry. In addition to our core appraisal business, we have 18 specialty practice groups and other valuation services, including M&E, business valuation, financial reporting, cost segregation, litigation support, due diligence and property tax.  If you have an interest in joining the premier full service commercial real estate firm, please send me your qualifications and letter of interest.

Elizabeth Champagne, MAI, FRICS
Executive Managing Director
Northwest Area Leader
Valuation & Advisory

Direct:  +1 415 852 5168
Mobile: +1 415 235 2370
Fax:     +1 415 956 3381



WELLS FARGO: Valuation Consultant 3 — San Francisco

10+ years of valuation experience - Certified Appraiser - 1+ year of leadership experience

  • Reviews commercial real estate financial statements and property information on highly complex properties to determine scope of appraisal work that needs to be performed.
  • Uses breadth of knowledge of property types, market area and vendors to select best vendor for each job and appropriate valuation method.
  • Orders and manages evaluations and appraisals and any follow-up evaluations required.
  • Prepares detailed report including description of site, improvements, highest and best use, market data and investment information.
  • Serves as point of contact for vendor and account officer throughout the appraisal process.
  • Reviews appraisal reports to ensure appropriate content and compliance with federal, regulatory and bank policy.
  • Approves and finalizes vendor reports; provides consultation on property value and identified risk factors.
  • May provide guidance to lower level appraisers.

 NOTE:  “Detailed” job description and link to complete a profile at https://www.wellsfargo.com/about/careers/ (Job Search Requisition: # 5342171).


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 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.  Full administrative and technical support is provided, in an attractive and 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 800 real estate professionals and staff in 20 offices in Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, and Arizona.  We provide a complete range of appraisal, brokerage, property management, consulting, project & construction management, and debt & equity services.  Kidder Mathews is actively growing and made Inc. Magazine’s 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies list, in addition to being named a “Top Workplace” by the Bay Area News Group, and a “Best Workplace” by the San Francisco Business Times and Silicon Valley Business Journal.

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


Appraisers Available

Seeking Trainee Position

Trainee seeking a position with an established Appraiser or Appraisal Company. Currently taking classes and have some Residential training hours accrued. Experience assisting Commercial and Residential Appraisers. 

Please email john.russmusic@gmail.com.  Based in Emeryville.