Performs advanced (senior-level) appraisal work. Work involves coordinating property value ratio studies, evaluating property sales information, and reviewing property appraisals. May supervise the work of others. Works under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.
Essential Job Elements:
Conducts property appraisals and reviews appraisal reports for compliance with standards and makes recommendations on values as appropriate. Examines and verifies real estate records to determine property ownership and incomes and expenses in connection with real estate owned. Obtains information on the characteristics, assessed values, and confirmed sales of properties; and constructs samples of highest and best use on property types from information obtained and appraisals conducted. Prepares economic or statistical reports and develops cost-benefit analyses on value-enhancing activities for specific properties. May plan, assign, and/or supervise the work of others. Performs related work as assigned. Inspects properties and contacts real estate buyers and sellers for information on the property's real estate market value and measures property performance through financial analyses, including feasibility analyses, consultation assignments, and projected returns on investments. Marginal duties: Assists in investigating real estate acquisitions, and prepares reports of findings. Assists in evaluating the effectiveness of policies, guidelines, and procedures. Testifies in court proceedings as an expert witness.
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in agri-business, accounting, finance, economics, or a business related field; may substitute one year of full-time qualifying experience for each 30 semester hours of the required college. Five additional years of full-time experience in appraising any of the following: office buildings, industrial properties, special use properties such as prisons, institutions in campus settings, land with commercial development potential, and commercial farms and ranches. Must be licensed by the Texas Appraiser Licensing & Certification Board as State Certified General or working toward the professional designations of either the MAI of the Appraisal Institute of the ARA of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers. A master's degree in real estate, finance, agricultural economics, appraising or a related field may be substituted for the license.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Knowledge of appraisal and direct capitalization principles, techniques, and procedures; of depreciation factors in the Cost Approach and allocation and residual techniques in the Sales Comparison Approach; and of real estate markets and mortgage banking practices. Skill in the use of a personal computer with proficiency in Word, Excel and Access. Ability to train and/or supervise the work of others; to appraise property values; to evaluate factors affecting the market value of real estate; to perform mathematical and statistical calculations; to prepare concise reports; to interpret legal real estate documents; and to do extensive walking, standing, and bending in all types of terrain, buildings, and weather conditions.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This position requires the employee to primarily perform non-sedentary work; mobility (standing and walking) is routinely required to carry out some duties including extensive walking, climbing and jumping on uneven surfaces, rough terrain and/or desolate areas. Duties require the ability to bend, stoop, kneel, reach and/or steer a boat as needed. The position also requires normal cognitive abilities requiring the ability to learn, recall, and apply certain practices and policies. It requires the stamina to maintain attention to detail despite interruptions. This position requires the ability to read printed materials and computer screens. The position may require extensive computer, telephone and client/customer contact and communication. The individual must be able to lift, pull, physically handle, and transport records, documents, boxes, equipment and all materials and related tools, weighing up to 50 pounds when required. The individual must be able to sit for long periods of time when commuting to and from assigned destination and when traveling on state business including fieldwork and training assignments. This position requires the ability to work outside and adapt to adverse weather conditions to include sea, sky and land environments.
Other (licenses, certifications, et cetera):
Valid Texas Driver's license.
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