Performs advanced (senior-level) appraisal work. Work involves conducting appraisal reviews, gathering property sales information, and conducting commercial and/or other property appraisals. May train and/or supervise the work of others. Works under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. No military equivalent. Additional Military Crosswalk information can be accessed at: http://wwwhr.sao.texas. gov/Compensation/MiIitaryCrosswalk/MiIitaryCrosswalkGuide.Pdf In order to receive Veterans' preference, a copy of Form DD#214 is required at time of interview.
Essential Job Elements:
Conducts property appraisals, non-complex appraisals on all VLB land tracts and non-complex residential VHAP and VHIP inspections. Appraises non-complex forfeiture and prepare reports in compliance & considered acceptable under Standards 1 & 2 of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) as promulgated by the Appraisal Standards Board of the Appraisal Foundation. 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. Performs assignments on commercial/complex appraisals for land trades, acquisitions, dispositions on Senate Bill 43, PSF & VLB appeals. Performs appraisal reviews on non-complex & complex properties in accordance with Standard 3 of USPAP as assigned. 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 propery types from information obtained and appraisals conducted. Prepares economic or statistical reports and develops cost-benefit analyses on value-enhancing activities for specific property's. Assists in investigating real estate acquisitions, and prepares report of findings. Assists in evaluating the effectiveness of policies, guidelines, and procedures. Complies with agency policies regarding daily travel, time keeping, travel vouchers, and monthly vehicle reports in accordance with established procedures. Testifies in court proceeding as an expert witness as a State Certified Appraiser. Maintains State Certification and increases professional skills through advanced appraisal training in a professional appraisal organization that is recognized by the Appraisal Foundation for continued education. May plan, assign, and/or supervise the work of others. Assists other appraisers outside of assigned area as directed. Trains and assist new field appraisers on correct Appraisal, General Land Office and Veterans Land Board procedures. Performs related work as assigend and compiles all GLO policies.
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in agri-business, accounting, finance, economics, business, or closely related field. Three (3) years full time Appraiser work experience. Education and experience may substitute for one another. Licensed as a Certified General Appraiser by the Texas Appraiser Licensing & Certification Board [Copy of license required at time of interview.]
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.
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; and to interpret legal real estate documents.
This position requires the employee to primarily perform non-sedentary work; mobility (moving around the work-site) is routinely required to carry out some duties including extensive moving upon and traveling across 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 move 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 remain stationary 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):
Licensed as a Certified General Appraiser by the Texas Appraiser Licensing & Certification Board [Copy of license required at time of interview.]
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The Texas General Land Office/Veterans Land Board does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability or genetic information in employment or the provision of services. A criminal conviction records check is required for applicants who are selected for a position. The State of Texas requires all males who are 18 through 25 and required to register with the Selective Service to present either proof of registration or exemption from registration upon hire. The U.S. Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires new employees to present proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States. The Texas General Land Office is a non-smoking agency. Smoking is permitted only in designated areas. In compliance with the FLSA, the GLO compensates overtime work though time off in lieu of payment.