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Real Estate and Chattel Appraiser

Farm Credit Services of America Ottumwa, IA
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POSITION SUMMARY:

Completes real estate and chattel appraisals within a defined territory focusing on non-complex to highly complex assignments. Responsible for data management including collection, verification and analysis of sales as well as maintaining other information required for the valuation process. Updates benchmark farm values in assigned territory. Certified appraisers mentor non-certified appraisers and review their appraisals, maintain the approved residential appraiser list in assigned territory, and direct appraisal assignments to appropriate appraisers. Consults with appraisal and retail team members, as well as customers, regarding appraisal issues and market trends. Complies with Farm Credit Services of America standards and Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).   Works in a team environment to accomplish goals and consistently meets or exceeds customer service expectations.

EMPLOYEES SUPERVISED: 

None 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  1. Complete real estate and chattel appraisals while meeting and exceeding customer service expectations. Focus primarily on the more complex appraisal assignments or appraisals for higher risk loans. Conduct property inspections when necessary. Apply a differential approach to analysis and reporting. Effectively use technology in the valuation process. Appraisals must meet Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice and FCSAmerica Standards.
    • Level 19: Requires moderate guidance and oversight. Delegated authorities for chattel appraisals. Focus on non-complex to moderately complex assignments. Complete the analysis for real estate appraisals and submit to certified appraisers for completion with adequate lead time to assure requested completion dates or mutually agreed-upon timeframes are met. Appraisals submitted to certified appraisers require minimal to moderate additional analysis. Consistently demonstrate production and turnaround time that meets expectations.
    • Level 21: Requires limited guidance and oversight. Moderate delegated authorities. Focus on the moderately complex assignments. Consistently demonstrate production and turnaround time that meets or exceeds expectations.
    • Level 23: Requires limited guidance and oversight. Maximum delegated authorities. Focus on the moderately complex to highly complex assignments. Consistently demonstrate production and turnaround time that exceeds expectations. 
  2. Review and finalize appraisals completed by non-certified appraisers, providing constructive feedback to develop their appraisal skills.
    • Level 21 and 23: certified Appraisers 
  3. Responsible for data management in assigned area. Ensures adequate sales data is analyzed in assigned territory to provide a reliable basis for appraisals, valuation systems and market zone ranges. Coordinates effort with the Appraisal Sales Specialists and also collects, verifies and analyzes sales. Maintains adequate cost and income data. Effectively uses technology for data management.
    • Level 19: Focuses on sales of non-complex to moderately complex properties
    • Level 21: Focus on sales of non-complex to moderately complex properties.
    • Level 23: Focus on sales with complexity ranging from non-complex to highly complex.
  4. Determines if residential appraisals are to be completed internally or by an external fee appraiser. Works with the Appraisal Coordinator to assure CHL appraisals are completed by qualified external appraisers in a manner that meets Association and customer expectations. Maintains an adequate list of approved residential appraisers in his/her assigned area. Reviews residential appraisals as required. Appraisals and reviews must meet Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice and FCSAmerica Standards.
    • Level 21: Completes reviews of residential appraisals as required
    • Level 23: Completes reviews of residential appraisals as required. 
  5. Maintains market zones and benchmarks as assigned estimating values according to FCSAmerica standards.
    • Level 19: Benchmark values are submitted to certified appraisers for completion.
  6. Maintains a visible presence with the marketplace teams providing market data support and valuation consulting.
  7. Collaborates effectively with appraisal team members to ensure seamless customer service. Includes providing backup for other appraisers.

Additional duties may include:

  1. Mentoring/training Sales Specialists and other Appraisal Team members.
  2. Performing other related duties as assigned.

Job Specifications:

Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university.  

Level 19:

  • Ability to complete course work and hours necessary, as well as successfully complete the Certified Appraiser exam within 3 years.
  • A minimum of 0-4 years related experience required with experience in real estate appraisal preferred
  • Ability to act independently and make appropriate decisions consistently with moderate guidance and oversight
  • An understanding of the influences and appraisal concepts that impact land and other agricultural assets.

Level 21:

  • Certified General Appraiser in good standing (in state of residency) required.
  • A minimum of 4-6 years related experience required with experience in real estate appraisal preferred.
  • Ability to act independently and make appropriate decisions consistently with moderate to minimal guidance and oversight.
  • An understanding of the influences and appraisal concepts that impact land values and other agricultural assets.

Level 23:

  • Certified General Appraiser in good standing (in state of residency) required.
  • A minimum of 6-8 years related experience required with experience in real estate appraisal preferred.
  • Ability to act independently and make appropriate decisions consistently with minimal guidance and oversight.
  • An understanding of influences and appraisal concepts that impact land values and other agricultural assets.
  • Ability to mentor/train other Appraisal Team members.
  • Recognized resource person in FCSAmerica regarding valuation and process questions
  • Acts as an industry specialist (i.e. dairy, swine, poultry, or beef)
  • Consistently and independently handles all aspects of the job well in defined territory

Duties for all levels require:

  • Strong technical abilities including proficiency in a Windows environment using Microsoft Word, Excel and Internet Explorer. Proficiency with FCSAmerica appraisal software including Value Source and GIS tools.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish priorities, take initiative, work under time pressures, work with minimal supervision, and exercise independent and sound judgment.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment and effectively demonstrate team building attitude and skills.
  • Ability to use available information to make decisions regarding land values and to understand general market trends.
  • Proven research and analysis skills
  • Identifies process improvement areas to enhance team performance
  • Strong customer service orientation yet can handle challenges related to process issues or value decisions.
  • Good oral and written communication skills, interpersonal relations skills, and organizational skills.
  • Agricultural background preferred, but not required. 

INTERNAL/EXTERNAL CONTACTS:

Internal: All Association teams and the Appraisal team members

External: Parties involved in real estate transactions, Realtors, Appraisers, Multiple Listing Services, county courthouse offices, FSA offices, and other public offices as needed. 

 MENTAL AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment and effectively demonstrate team building attitude and skills.
  • Proficient in Windows environment using Microsoft Word, Excel, and Internet Explorer.
  • Ability to reason, judge, compare, calculate, evaluate and critique such information as written materials, numerical data, responses to customer needs and/or other work related activities.
  • Ability to complete work in an acceptable timeframe and manage a variety of detailed tasks and responsibilities simultaneously and with accuracy to meet deadlines, goals, and objectives and satisfy internal and external customer needs related to the job.
  • Ability to understand and explain various subject matter and consult on concepts, programs, terminology and methods.
  • Ability to operate the telephone and respond to calls and in-person inquiries.
  • Ability to move about the office with occasional reaching and bending.
  • Ability to successfully interact with and represent the organization to staff, officers, board members, customers, industry specialists, and the public at all levels.
  • Ability to use a keyboard/calculator/computer. This involves reading the screen and keying/typing information.
  • Ability to use and understand various computer software related to carrying out essential responsibilities of the position.
  • Ability to travel by auto or commercial transportation (20-40%) to carry out essential responsibilities.  Occasional overnight stays.

Requirements of the job include the ability to do the work, with or without reasonable accommodations. It is the Associations’ policy to make reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. Leadership retains the right to add, subtract or change duties of the position at any time.

This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than "at will" employment relationship.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job Details

Date Posted July 12, 2018
Date Closes September 10, 2018
Requisition 220
Located In Ottumwa, IA
Job Type Full-time Employee
Compensation Salary, $54,410.00 - $120,140.00
SOC Category 13-2021.02 Appraisers, Real Estate
Zipcode 57702

This job offers the following benefits

  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Dependent-Care Spending Accounts
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health-Care Spending Accounts
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Business Travel Accident Insurance
  • Dental
  • Dependent Life Insurance
  • Domestic Partner Benefits (Same-Sex)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Maternity / Paternity / Family Leave
  • Medical
  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Vision
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Bereavement Pay
  • Credit Union
  • Emergency Travel Assistance
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Health Fair
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacations
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Sick Leave
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Unpaid Leaves of Absence
  • Wellness Program
  • Bonus Plan
  • Merit Increases

This job requires the following skills

  • Real Estate Appraising
  • Real Estate Assessments
  • Real Estate Appraising
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