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The Seattle Chapter of the Appraisal Institute’s Employment Opportunities is available to current Appraisal Institute professionals. Our job board focuses on opportunities in the Puget Sound area, but we occasionally post listings in other locations, too. If you have an opening in your company that would be great for a Seattle Chapter member, please submit it per the instructions below.

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Right-of-Way Agent 2 -Office of the County
Engineer – Pierce County (posted 10/20/17)

SALARY: $34.66 – $44.29 Hourly
OPENING DATE: 10/19/17
CLOSING DATE: 11/05/17 12:00 AM

*This recruitment may be used to fill other Right-of-Away Agent positions  at Pierce County*

Are you a dedicated professional that puts customers first, thrives in a demanding environment, and displays solid teamwork? Are you interested in being part of an energetic organization that strives to deliver timely, reliable and consistent service using the latest technology, and have fun while you’re doing it?

Come work for a department that develops, trains, and promotes their employees. Join the team at Planning and Public Works, and help us build a livable Pierce County for people to Live, Work, and Play. We are seeking a highly motivated, customer service driven, detail oriented individual to join our team as a Right-of-Way Agent 2. If you believe you have what it takes to be a part of our team, then look no more!

L earn more about our dynamic department at www.piercecountywa.org/ppw.

Our next successful team member can look forward to…

Negotiate for purchase or lease of land parcels, or file report with Prosecuting Attorney for Public Use and Necessity Hearing and condemnation. Effect claim settlements with property owners for the acquisition of land and improvements; inform owners of their rights, applicable laws, and regulations. Review right of way strip maps, commissioners’ records, plat books, engineers’ reports and other records or materials. Make, or acquire, title searches. Inspect property to be acquired? Contact property owners and obtain permission for a variety of County activities, such as right of way staking or temporary construction permits. Write legal property descriptions of rights of way and draw scaled plats for filing of deeds. Prepare and review exhibits and documents for presentation to elected officials and the general public; represent department’s position at council and public meetings. Arrange for the maintenance, protection, sale and removal of buildings within acquired rights of way; provide relocation assistance to individuals affected by proposed construction. Conduct extensive research efforts, using all government and private resources available. Provide extensive research assistance to the public and other government entities. Prepare Project Funded Estimates to include estimates of property damages and preparation of
required documents. Participate in the selection, coordination, and monitoring of consultants providing title review, real property appraisal, and other related services.

Our next successful team member should possess the following…

Real estate title and appraisal work and practices used in real property transactions. Laws and procedures involved in the acquisition of land. The methods and techniques used in negotiating and in appraising, acquiring and managing property and property damage claims. Legal instruments affecting the transfer, sale and lease of real property. Federal and state laws and regulations pertaining to real estate acquisition and appraisal.

S kills In:
Effective communication both verbally and in writing using modern computer software and programs

Ability to:
Work independently and exercise sound judgment.
Efficiently negotiate with property owners and to overcome resistance from others in accomplishing county goals.
Read and interpret routine maps, condemnation plans and property descriptions.
Establish and maintain effective relationships with co-workers, property owners and the public.
Keep records and to prepare reports on activities as required.
Speak publicly, retain information as necessary in giving testimony at hearings and trials.
Read and understand construction plans as they relate to acquisition of property and property damage.
Understand and follow written and verbal instructions.
Work effectively and productively with others.
Communicate effectively verbally and in writing to audiences of various social, cultural, ethnic, educational and economic backgrounds.
Effectively coordinate, perform and complete multiple duties and assignments concurrently and in a timely manner.
Meet the travel requirements of the position, if any.
Physically perform the essential job functions of the classification.
Perform other related duties as assigned.


This announcement is not intended to reflect all duties to be performed by our next team member, but shall present a descriptive list of the range of duties that may be performed. To view the complete classification, click here.

Our next successful team member should possess the following:
Graduation from a four-year college or university with major course work in real estate or related discipline
One year of related experience is required.
Additional experience or education may be substituted for the recruiting requirement.
Previous experience negotiating the purchase of land, lease of property or filing for Public Use and Necessity Hearings and condemnations is highly desired.

Requires satisfactory physical condition, as evidenced by a County-approved physical examination, may be required prior to appointment to the position.
Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Washington State Driver’s license and Washington State Notary Public Commission within thirty days of employment.
Must be able to traverse uneven terrain.
Union membership is required within thirty days of employment.
Successful completion of a Pierce County background investigation, which includes a criminal history check, is required prior to employment. Individuals who have been convicted of crimes (which includes a deferred sentence) involving drugs, dishonesty, burglary, theft/larceny, arson, bribery, DUI/DWI, forgery, fraud, insurance fraud, robbery, assault, and vandalism within the last ten years may not meet the recruiting requirements for this position.

To be considered for this opportunity please:
Complete and submit an online Pierce County Employment Application, Resume, and Letter of Interest by selecting “APPLY” above or go to: www.piercecountywa.org/jobs.
If you do not have internet access, you may visit your local public library or any WorkSource location and use their computers. Individuals needing accommodation in the application, testing process or need this job announcement in an alternative format you may call Human Resources at (253) 798-7480, at least two days prior to the need.
This is a competitive selection process. Your application form will be reviewed and evaluated for the quality and quantity of education/experience in the areas listed. Applicants whose qualifications most closely correspond to the County’s needs will be eligible for further consideration. Notification of application status normally occurs 4 to 6 weeks after the closing date. Short notice may be given to applicants to participate in further selection processes which may include written, oral and performance examinations, and final interviews. As an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, Pierce County welcomes a diverse workforce. Pierce County does not discriminate based on race, creed, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a disabled person.

Pierce County Human Resources
950 Fawcett Avenue, Suite 200
Tacoma, WA 98402
(253) 798-7480
For Sheriff’s Dep artment positions: 253-798-6250

Specialty Practice Leader / Senior Level Commercial Appraiser – Newmark Knight Frank (posted 10/19/17)

Newmark Knight Frank (NKF) is one of the world’s leading commercial real estate advisory firms. We provide a fully integrated platform of services to prominent multinational corporations and institutional investors across the globe, as well as to occupiers, owners and developers of real estate on a local, regional and national level.

Newmark Knight Frank is looking for senior level commercial appraisers interested in becoming specialty practice leaders (i.e., office, retail, industrial, multifamily, etc.) and building a vertical team of associate appraisers and/or trainees under their supervision in their Seattle, WA office.

Newmark Knight Frank offers:

  • above industry standard fee splits
  • highly competitive benefits package (medical/dental/401K, paid licenses/memberships, above industry paid CE)
  • ability to interact with professional brokerage services
  • ability to benefit from belonging to a national platform with appraisers/offices located in virtually all major US markets
  • superior templates and database
  • many other benefits

Minimum requirements include:

  • four year college degree (BA or BS)
  • MAI designation or other appraisal designations desirable
  • minimum of 5 years commercial appraisal experience
  • possess Washington State Certified General License (Oregon also preferable)
  • strong work ethic and desire to succeed
  • strong organizational, multi-tasking and leadership skills

Please submit a cover letter and resume to stan.wolf@ngkf.com. All inquiries will be confidential.

Commercial Real Estate Senior Appraiser – Integra Realty Resources (posted 10/16/17)

Integra Realty Resources – Seattle is seeking a commercial real estate appraiser with a minimum of three-to-five years commercial appraisal experience, preferably with prior experience in eminent domain/right-of-way.

IRR – Seattle offers competitive monthly salary plus commissions and performance bonuses. Full range of benefits including health and dental plans, 401k, professional licensing costs and an annual continuing education allowance.

The IRR-Seattle management actively promotes live/work balance. The bulk of our assignments are in Washington State.

If you’re looking for an opportunity to up your game and expand your career horizon, contact Matt Bacon, MAI at mbacon@irr.com.

Five years of commercial appraisal experience.
Candidates need good time management skills.

Certified Appraiser AND Appraiser Trainee Opportunities – Richard Hagar, SRA and American Home Appraisals – (posted 9/27/17)

We are looking to hire a certified appraiser as well as an appraiser trainee who has previous experience as an agent or with the MLS.

Our fees for residential 1004 appraisals start at $850 and go up from there.  If you are a person who desires to produce a higher quality appraisal and are interested in a collaborative working environment where we communicate and learn from each other – send your resume to:   vickie@americanappraisals.com

Company:  American Home Appraisals, located on Mercer Island, focuses on residential property appraisals for non-banking purposes.   The portion of our appraisals that are supplied to the banking industry, are for banks that seek Tier 1 quality appraisers.

2 Requests for Residential Appraisers – Red Sky Risk Services, LLC – subsidiary of U.S. Bank – (posted 9/27/17)

Red Sky Risk Services, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of U.S. Bank N.A that manages an independent panel of licensed staff and fee appraisers to perform appraisal valuations solely for U.S. Bank with a goal of delivering compliant, credible, transparent opinions of value.

The person in this role is responsible for completing appraisals on a wide variety of properties, including residential single family dwellings, 2-4 unit properties and vacant land. Completed appraisal reports are expected to use accepted appraisal techniques and methodology which adhere to USPAP, lending and bank guidelines.  Additional job duties include accurately researching, analyzing and reporting market data resulting in a credible and supported value conclusion. This person will also inspect properties to ensure that all the compliance conditions are met.  Additional responsibilities include partnering with our review team to resolve any items in a timely manner with special attention to report due dates.

If you are a qualified Residential Appraiser and you are hired by U.S. Bank…what do you get? Here are a few of the answers!

  • Competitive Base Salary with generous bonus opportunity (combined comp package can exceed 6 figures)
  • Full Benefit package to include medical, dental, vision, LTD, STD, paid vacation, 401k with company match, etc.
  • Appraiser expenses eligible for reimbursement include: office supplies, licensing renewals, continuing education, MLS subscriptions, etc.
  • Corporate provided items include; laptop, printer, I-phone and appraisal software.

Basic Qualifications
– State real estate certified/licensed appraiser
– FHA/HUD panel approved appraiser
– Five or more years of appraisal related field work experience

Preferred Skills/Experience
– Thorough knowledge of USPAP and secondary market requirements regarding real estate appraisals
– Strong analytical and decision-making skills
– Ability to work independently and meet established production standards
– Effective verbal and written communication skills

At U.S. Bank, we’re passionate about helping customers and the communities where we live and work. The fifth-largest bank in the United States, we’re one of the country’s most respected, innovative and successful financial institutions. U.S. Bank is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse workforce. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status, among other factors.





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