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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.


 Job Listings

Senior Level Commercial Real Estate Appraiser – CG Valuation (posted 11/27/2017)

CG Valuation is accepting resumes for a Senior Level Commercial Real Estate Appraiser.

What we offer
• Competitive fee split
• Competitive benefits package
• Profit sharing
• Development into a specialty practice leader and build a team of appraisers
• Potential to develop a team of associate appraisers and/or trainees
• CE and memberships paid
• Ability to work remotely or in a professional downtown Seattle setting
• Potential for participation in overall business planning and strategy

Minimum Requirements
• Bachelors Degree (BA or BS) from a four-year college or university. Master’s degree preferred
• MAI designation or other appraisal designations desirable
• Minimum of 5 years of commercial appraisal experience
• Must possess a Washington State Certified General License
• Friendly demeanor and ability to work with a group
CG Valuation (www.cgvaluation.com) is an independent commercial real estate appraisal firm based in downtown Seattle. For consideration, please email your letter of interest and resume to careers@cgvaluation.com. All inquiries will be confidential.

CRE Appraisal Reviewer – Columbia Bank (posted 11/21/2017)

CRE Appraisal Reviewer
Location: Tacoma, WA
Compensation: Salary/Exempt
Benefits: Medical, Dental, Optometry, 401K, Paid vacation & holiday, Sick time

POSITION SUMMARY
Procures bids and engages commercial and agricultural property appraisers. Reviews appraisals for proper valuation of collateral, and works closely with other areas within the Bank in order to communicate appraisal issues and update supporting documentation.
RESPONSIBILITIES
• Procure bids for commercial real estate appraisals
• Engage appropriate appraisers and appraisals for the commercial lending function of the Bank
• Reviews and analyzes submitted appraisals for accuracy, completeness, and compliance with     regulatory guidelines to minimize collateral risk factors
• Review, condition and sign off on appraisals
• Review third party reports/data to ensure value is supported, most relevant comps were used and adjustments levels are market driven
• Manage and prioritize pipeline of pending and active appraisal reviews, as well as appraisal conditions
• Maintain review productivity in line with the department’s benchmarks
• Maintain thorough and up-to-date knowledge of all company guidelines, products and systems, as well as USPAP that are pertinent to the loan review process
All employees are responsible for internal controls in the performance of their assigned duties. Internal Control responsibilities are established in various policies, procedures, and documents, including the Code of Conduct.
MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS
• College degree is preferred
• Certified General License required
• Minimum 5+ years of experience in underwriting/appraisal review, documentation and the Uniform Standard of Professional Appraisal Practice
• Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment
• Quick learner with a willingness to acquire new skills
• Ability to work independently with little supervision
• Detail oriented and organized
• Extensive knowledge of the commercial and agricultural real estate industry and conventional appraisal guidelines
• Good judgment with the ability to make timely and sound decisions
• Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions
• Effectively communicate with people at all levels and from various backgrounds
OUR CORE BEHAVIORS
• Be Genuine. Conduct yourself in a consistent, honest and compassionate manner at all times.
• Work Ethic. Be willing to go the extra mile for the customer, whether internal or external.
• Influence. Be an active player in participating, building and contributing to service.
• Continuous Learning. Commit to gaining knowledge, skills and experience on an ongoing basis in order to better serve the customer, increase personal satisfaction and improve Columbia Bank.
• Team Play. We win together. Individuality is encouraged to advance and enrich the work of the team.
• Problem Solving. Bring creative, problem-solving mentality to every situation. See alternatives, take initiative and assume responsibility for your actions.
• Communication. Keep others informed and up-to-date. Actively listen and learn from each other.
• Have a Sense of Community. We firmly believe that we’re only as strong as the communities we serve. Your involvement is an important part of who we are.
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS
• Ability to sit at a computer monitor for extended periods of time
• Ability to perform repetitive finger, hand, and arm movements
• Ability to lift up to 15lbs.
• Ability to effectively discern information and formulate appropriate action
• Ability to reach, squat, bend, and manually manipulate standard office equipment
• Ability to drive to various locations
• Ability to think critically and provide appropriate solutions

Please apply online at: www.columbiabank com

Residential Review Appraiser – Columbia Bank (posted 11/21/2017)

Residential Review Appraiser
Location: Tacoma, WA
Compensation: Salary/Exempt
Benefits: Medical, Dental, Optometry, 401K, Paid vacation & holiday, Sick time

POSITION SUMMARY
Procures bids and engages residential property appraisers. Reviews appraisals for proper valuation of collateral, and works closely with other areas within the Bank in order to communicate appraisal issues and update supporting documentation.
RESPONSIBILITIES
• Procure bids for residential real estate appraisals
• Engage appropriate appraisers and appraisals for the residential lending function of the Bank
• Reviews and analyzes submitted appraisals for accuracy, completeness, and compliance with regulatory guidelines to minimize collateral risk factors
• Review, condition and sign off on appraisals
• Review third party reports/data to ensure value is supported, most relevant comps were used and adjustments levels are market driven
• Manage and prioritize pipeline of pending and active appraisal reviews, as well as appraisal conditions
• Maintain review productivity in line with the department’s benchmarks
• Maintain thorough and up-to-date knowledge of all company guidelines, products and systems, as well as USPAP that are pertinent to the loan review process
• Maintain thorough understanding of Fannie Mae and FHA appraisal guidelines
All employees are responsible for internal controls in the performance of their assigned duties. Internal Control responsibilities are established in various policies, procedures, and documents, including the Code of Conduct.
MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS
• College degree is preferred
• Certified Residential License required
• Minimum 5+ years of experience in underwriting/appraisal review, documentation and the Uniform Standard of Professional Appraisal Practice
• Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment
• Quick learner with a willingness to acquire new skills
• Ability to work independently with little supervision
• Detail oriented and organized
• Extensive knowledge of the residential real estate industry and conventional appraisal guidelines
• Good judgment with the ability to make timely and sound decisions
• Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions
• Effectively communicate with people at all levels and from various backgrounds
OUR CORE BEHAVIORS
• Be Genuine. Conduct yourself in a consistent, honest and compassionate manner at all times.
• Work Ethic. Be willing to go the extra mile for the customer, whether internal or external.
• Influence. Be an active player in participating, building and contributing to service.
• Continuous Learning. Commit to gaining knowledge, skills and experience on an ongoing basis in order to better serve the customer, increase personal satisfaction and improve Columbia Bank.
• Team Play. We win together. Individuality is encouraged to advance and enrich the work of the team.
• Problem Solving. Bring creative, problem-solving mentality to every situation. See alternatives, take initiative and assume responsibility for your actions.
• Communication. Keep others informed and up-to-date. Actively listen and learn from each other.
• Have a Sense of Community. We firmly believe that we’re only as strong as the communities we serve. Your involvement is an important part of who we are.
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS
• Ability to sit at a computer monitor for extended periods of time
• Ability to perform repetitive finger, hand, and arm movements
• Ability to lift up to 15lbs.
• Ability to effectively discern information and formulate appropriate action
• Ability to reach, squat, bend, and manually manipulate standard office equipment
• Ability to drive to various locations
• Ability to think critically and provide appropriate solutions

Please apply online at: www.columbiabank com

Associate Appraiser / Jr. Broker – Velling & Associates (posted 11/17/2017)

We are a boutique commercial real estate company located in Seattle that encompasses a blend of consulting, brokerage, and market research. We are seeking a unique individual to join our team who has a wide range of skills applicable to three buckets: research, marketing and transaction execution. This individual works well in a collaborative, fast-paced environment with the ability to adapt to changing priorities and deadlines and a focus on high-quality work. The ideal candidate will have two-to-five years of commercial real estate experience and could potentially come from a background in appraisal, property management, architecture/engineering, law, or finance.

Job Description
• Assist throughout the process from strategy development to implementation, including performing market and financial analysis, creation of presentations and marketing     collateral, property selection, proposal writing and lease/PSA review
• Conduct marketing and industry research. Translate this research into pertinent and useful data to be utilized by clients and the internal team. This would include quantitative     analysis resulting in the creation of boardroom quality white papers.
• Contribute to business development.
• Conduct on-site property tours.
• Ability to negotiate transactions, or willingness to learn.
• Support internal firm functions and processes.

Ideal Skillset
• Solid analytical and research ability
• Ability to contribute thoughtful marketing approaches
• Strong oral and written communication skills
• Real estate valuation fundamentals
• Financial modeling capability
• Team-oriented and flexible
• Ability to interface with clients
• Understand the applications of Tableau desired, but not required.

To apply contact, jenny@vellingassociates.com
http://www.vellingassociates.com

Leasing Document Coordinator – Sound Transit (posted 11/3/2017)

Sound Transit

Leasing Document Coordinator
Job #17-01210
SALARY: $50,106.00 – $62,633.00 Annually

OPENING DATE: 11/02/17
CLOSING DATE: 11/16/17 05:00 PM

GENERAL PURPOSE:
Under general direction, provides assistance in the administration of the Right of Way Management Plan for drafting and routing the more routine and less complex property management agreements using an established template for drafting leases, including rights of entry, licenses, leases, easements, and other documents that relate to requests for incidental use of Sound Transit properties for signature, and for requesting necessary federal transit administration (FTA) approval; conducts general research; reviews, edits, and interprets documents; obtains legal and risk management approvals for documents approved within template parameters; ensures compliance with all terms and conditions contained within the documents; and interacts with internal departments, outside agencies, governmental officials, tenants, licensees, and applicants to facilitate completing the process.

This job posting may be used to fill multiple positions.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification, only a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.

• Drafts leases, licenses, easements, rights of entry, amendments and other real estate documents and other related correspondence and documents that relate to requests for incidental use for the management of Sound Transit properties using established template parameters; reviews and negotiates comments; negotiates and converts acquired agreements to Sound Transit standard templates; and reviews and edits documents and correspondence prepared by property management.
• Assists with the processing of less complex and routine third party requests for use applications for incidental uses of Sound Transit property in accordance with the Right of Way Management Plan; prepares or assists with preparation of departmental response packages, routes accordingly to appropriate Sound Transit department and external entities; reviews and assists with drafting of legal documents once approved, and pursues FTA approval when appropriate; works on or assists with revisions to the Right of Way Management Plan and updates processes as they relate to all lines of business.
• Conducts general research of documents relating to projects including permits acquired from various governmental and municipal agreements, legal descriptions, drawings, parcel maps, and right of way maps to confirm ownerships, locations and the rights and responsibilities of Sound Transit and related parties; refers more complicated issues to the Leasing Coordinator, Senior for resolution.
• Manages third party tenants, licensees, permittees, and contractors compliance with the requirements of the terms and conditions of the agreements and Sound Transit risk management policies; follows up with third parties to obtain updated certificates of insurance to keep the files and reports updated and current; reviews all insurance questions and exceptions with the Risk Manager; updates templates to reflect the latest insurance requirements, including general liability and railroad protective liability.
• Prepares agreement summaries, abstracts, and database checklist (E1) to finalize document processes and turns over to Leasing Document Coordinator for input in the real estate tracking system; updates status reports including the pending list, to do list, and other reports as requested to manage and track information.
• Provides support to the department on matters as directed; serves as staff on a variety of boards, commissions, and committees; prepares and presents staff reports and other necessary correspondence; attends and participates in professional group meetings; maintains awareness of new trends and developments in the fields related to area of assignment; incorporates new developments as appropriate; ensures processes, policies and practices are interpreted and applied consistently and effectively; ensures accountability and compliance with all current and applicable state and federal laws, Agency policies and procedures, rules and regulations.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Education and Experience:
Bachelors Degree in business administration, real estate, property management, or closely related field and three years of experience in real estate including drafting and maintaining property management agreements such as leases, licenses, rights of entry, and easements and right-of-way knowledge; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Licenses or Certifications:
Possession of valid Washington State Drivers License.

Required Knowledge of:
• Operations, services, and activities of a real estate, right-of-way management, and property management programs.
• Real estate principles and practices related to right-of-way management and related matters.
• Laws, practices, and legal instruments involved in real estate transactions and contracting.
• Rental and lease agreements and procedures for negotiating and implementing such agreements.
• Construction plan sets, specifications, legal descriptions, parcel maps, and drawings; building and city codes.
• Principles and practices used in contract preparation and administration.
• Principles and practices of customer service.
• Project management techniques and principles.
• Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations.
• Principles of customer service.
• Principles and procedures of record keeping.
• Principles of business letter writing and basic report preparation.
• English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
• Modern office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and statistical databases.

Required Skill in:
• Utilizing personal computer software programs affecting assigned work and in compiling and preparing spreadsheets and reports.
• Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other division staff, management, vendors, outside agencies, community groups and the general public.
• Interpreting and administering policies and procedures sufficient to administer, discuss, resolve, and explain them to staff and other constituencies.
• Negotiating property leases and agreements.
• Interpreting, explaining, and enforcing real estate leasing policies and procedures.
• Reading, understanding, and interpreting complex documents involved in real estate leasing transactions.
• Applying project management techniques and principles.
• Preparing and analyzing data and comprehensive reports.
• Maintaining confidentiality and communicating with tact and diplomacy.
• Applying appropriate oral and written communication techniques to various individuals.
• Working cooperatively with other divisions, Agency officials, and outside agencies.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Work is performed in a standard office environment.
Subject to standing, walking, bending, reaching, stooping, and lifting of objects up to 25 pounds.

The Agency promotes a safe and healthy work environment and provides appropriate safety and equipment training for all personnel as required.

It is the responsibility of all employees to follow the Agency safety rules, regulations, and procedures pertaining to their assigned duties and responsibilities, which could include systems, operations, and/or other employees.

Apply online: https://agency.governmentjobs.com/soundtransit/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=1894276

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and value workplace diversity. We seek to create an environment and culture that embraces the differences of our employees. You will find an exceptionally diverse group of people at Sound Transit with regard to culture, beliefs, communication styles, and life and work experiences.

All qualified applicants are considered in accordance with applicable laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, marital status or veteran status or any another legally protected status.

Senior Real Property Agent – Sound Transit (posted 11/2/2017)

Text for IO#:   27954
Posting Date:   11/01/17

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Sound Transit
SENIOR REAL PROPERTY AGENT
Job #17-01202

SALARY:  $81,617.00 – $102,022.00 Annually

OPENING DATE: 10/30/17
CLOSING DATE: 11/20/17, 5:00 PM 
GENERAL PURPOSE:
Under general direction, performs a variety of complex senior level or lead duties in assigned area of responsibility in support of Sound Transit’s (ST) real property program including property appraisal, acquisition, relocation, surplus property sales, and related activities and services; manages schedule, budget, and interface with project controls; monitors and supervises assigned consultants hired to carry out tasks and provide advanced technical support, analysis and leadership to staff and consultants regarding real estate on various assigned projects; counsels project managers on alternative ways to achieve real estate objectives; performs complex appraisal evaluation of properties using specialized technical concepts; directs and reviews appraisal valuation support for planned ST projects and real estate project budgets; and  resolves conflicts and problems that occur as a result of property acquisitions projects.
THIS JOB POSTING MAY BE USED TO FILL MULTIPLE POSITIONS

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification, only a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.

  • Manages relocation functions for Sound Transit projects as required by the Uniform Relocation Act.  Provide guidance and oversight for the calculation and dissemination of relocation benefits and information to property owners displaced by Sound Transit projects.
  • Leads, coordinates, schedules, assigns, and inspects the daily work activities of consultants and contractors. Provides oversight to consultants in due diligence process including title, survey, and appraisal; reviews benefit calculations conducted; conducts and coordinates weekly meetings with Sound Transit staff and consultants regarding project status to validate scope, schedule and budget; determines issues to be resolved to maintain schedules, including acquisition, relocation, title and/or legal issues; and provides direction to consultants in acquiring real estate and relocation.
  • Reviews and approves internal document packages for requesting displaced relocation payments; oversees relocation program functions; and ensures compliance with federal regulations regarding relocation activities of the Agency; reviews claim packages for signature for property acquisition closings and document packages sent to legal for condemnation.
  • Represents the Agency in sensitive briefings related to relocation issues; prepares supporting documentation prior to briefings and prepares detailed summaries documenting interactions with property owners to identify all requests by all parties; summarize commitments approved during each briefing to all stakeholders for record in coordination with agency stakeholders.
  • Assembles complete federal transit administration (FTA) package to associated FTA checklist for concurrence and approval as required; upon receipt of concurrence, forwards copy of FTA concurrence letter to acquisition project manager; and updates appropriate project tracking databases with all changes.
  • Consults with ST legal on real estate acquisition mediation and relocation court cases; provides real estate valuations services and/or relocation estimates for the development of real estate budgets for existing and planned projects; researches, analyzes, and makes recommendations on a variety of real estate issues as they may impact budget forecasting process to include relocation for comparable replacement properties and comparable rents.
  • Develops and maintains the Agency’s policies and  procedures related to the overall appraisal program; reviews appraisal process to ensure consistency with federal and state regulations; coordinates with line of business project manager to prioritize parcels; determines appraisal scope, fees and delivery schedule on a property by property basis; communicates with appropriate stakeholders to coordinate assignments, property owner contacts and schedule; conducts field review of properties and discusses any issues with ST environmental, appraisers, and reviewers.
  • Tracks appraisal assignments; submits work authorization and property information to appraisers according to established procedures; identifies partial takes that can be cured and forwards to appraiser; requests construction cost estimates to affect the cure including any necessary sign relocations to be included in appraisal; identifies needs and problems, including fixtures, parking, building consultant requirements; updates appropriate project tracking databases with new information; reports issues and changes to the ST line of business project manager; and coordinates delivery of environmental cost information to appraiser as necessary.
  • Provides support to the department on matters as directed; serves as staff on a variety of committees as assigned; prepares and presents staff reports and other necessary correspondence; attends and participates in professional group meetings; maintains awareness of new trends and developments in the fields related to area of assignment; incorporates new developments as appropriate; ensures processes, policies and practices are interpreted and applied consistently and effectively; ensures accountability and compliance with all current and applicable state and federal laws, agency policies and procedures, rules and regulations.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Education and Experience:
Bachelors Degree in business administration, insurance and real estate, finance, or closely related field and six years of experience in real estate including real property acquisition, relocation assistance, and real estate appraisal and review that includes one year leading or supervising staff and projects; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Required Licenses or Certifications:
Possession of valid Washington State Drivers License.
Required Knowledge of:

  • Operational characteristics, services, and activities of a real property program including real estate acquisition, relocation, property management and disposition.
  • Principles and practices of program development and administration.
  • Real estate principles and practices related to the appraisal, acquisition, management, and sale of public real property assets.
  • Relocation assistance principles and practices and laws governing condemnation proceedings.
  • Laws, practices, and legal instruments involved in real estate transactions and contracting.
  • Principles and methods utilized in the management of real property.
  • Principles and practices used in contract preparation and administration.
  • Negotiation practices and techniques.
  • Principles and practices of customer service, confidentiality, and sensitivity when working with the public.
  • Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations.
  • Principles and practices of governmental budget preparation and administration.
  • Principles of business letter writing and basic report preparation.
  • English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
  • Modern office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and statistical databases.
  • Supervisory/lead principles, methods and techniques.

 

Required Skill in:

  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other division staff, management, vendors, outside agencies, community groups and the general public.
  • Interpreting and administering policies and procedures sufficient to administer, discuss, resolve, and explain them to staff and other constituencies.
  • Applying principles and techniques of acquiring real property including handling complex negotiations, mediation, and/or managing the condemnation process.
  • Applying sensitivity skills when working with the public.
  • Reading, understanding, and interpreting complex documents involved in land transactions including title reports, right-of-way plans, legal and technical documents, and financial statements.
  • Reading and understanding terms and symbols as used in engineering, architectural drawings, and construction plans.
  • Reading, understanding, and interpreting documents involved in real property transactions.
  • Working effectively under pressure, meet deadlines, and adjust to changing priorities.
  • Applying project management techniques and principles.
  • Preparing clear and concise administrative and financial reports.
  • Applying appropriate oral and written communication techniques to various individuals ranging from Agency employees, the general public, elected officials, community leaders, and local, state, and federal agencies.
  • Monitoring program/project operating budgets, costs, and schedules.
  • Leading and delegating daily tasks, communicating, and providing feedback and work direction.
  • Utilizing personal computer software programs affecting assigned work and in compiling and preparing spreadsheets and reports.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • Work is performed in a standard office environment.
  • Subject to standing, walking, bending, reaching, stooping, and lifting of objects up to 25 pounds; may occasionally be exposed to dangerous machinery, extreme weather conditions, physical harm, and extreme noise when visiting construction sites and when working in the field.

 

The Agency promotes a safe and healthy work environment and provides appropriate safety and equipment training for all personnel as required.

 

It is the responsibility of all employees to follow the Agency safety rules, regulations, and procedures pertaining to their assigned duties and responsibilities, which could include systems, operations, and/or other employees.

 

Apply online: https://agency.governmentjobs.com/soundtransit/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=1890708

 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and value workplace diversity. We seek to create an environment and culture that embraces the differences of our employees. You will find an exceptionally diverse group of people at Sound Transit with regard to culture, beliefs, communication styles, and life and work experiences.

 

All qualified applicants are considered in accordance with applicable laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, marital status or veteran status or any another legally protected status.

Senior Real Property Agent – Sound Transit (posted 11/2/2017)

Text for IO#:   27946

Posting Date:   11/01/17

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Sound Transit

REAL PROPERTY AGENT

Job #17-01203

 

SALARY:  $70,504.00 – $88,130.00 Annually

 

OPENING DATE: 10/30/17

CLOSING DATE: 11/20/17, 5:00 PM 

 

GENERAL PURPOSE:

Under general direction, performs a variety of appraisal responsibilities in support of Sound Transit’s (ST) real property program including property appraisal and related activities.  Provides technical support and analysis associated with right of ways activities to staff and consultants; monitors and coordinates with appraisal consultants hired to carry out tasks; manages project schedules, budget, and interface with project controls; performs routine appraisal evaluation of properties.  Responsibilities will include right of way cost estimates, fair market value appraisals, appraisal review, title searches, documents preparation, relocation assistance; and administrative support.

 

**THIS JOB POSTING MAY BE USED TO FILL MULTIPLE POSITIONS

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification, only a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.

  • Develops scopes of work for routine appraisals and provides consultants with appropriate recommendations; coordinates these activities with Sound Transit staff, consultants, and the legal department; negotiates, drafts, and reviews documents; meets with supervisor about project related problems and issues; discusses strategies for solutions.
  • Applies ST’s policy and procedures for appraisal process;  reviews appraisal process to ensure consistency with federal and state regulations; coordinates with line of business project manager to prioritize parcels; determines appraisal scope, fees and delivery schedule on a property by property basis; communicates with ST environmental, consultant appraisers and reviewers to coordinate assignments, property owner contacts and schedule; conducts field review of properties and discusses any issues with ST environmental, appraisers, and reviewers.
  • Tracks appraisal assignments and provides status updates to stakeholders; recommends work authorization and coordinates delivery of relevant property information to appraisers; Monitors, coordinates, schedules, assigns, and reviews the work activities of appraisal consultants and contractors.
  • Consults with ST legal on real estate acquisition mediation and court cases; evaluates both ST appraisals and property owner appraisals; assists acquisition agents with valuation related questions and property owner questions; and provides valuation support to relocation for comparable replacement properties and comparable rents.
  • Coordinates project status update meetings with Sound Transit staff, consultants, and associated stakeholders; identifies and addresses issues to be resolved to maintain schedules.
  • Updates the appropriate project tracking databases with new appraisal information;; forwards completed appraisals to appropriate parties by established deadlines. Assembles and submits federal transit administration (FTA) packages containing appropriate forms for review and approval; when receive concurrence, forwards copy of FTA concurrence letter to acquisition project manager; and updates appropriate project tracking databases with new information.
  • Provides support to the department on matters as directed; serves as staff on a variety of committees as assigned; prepares and presents staff reports and other necessary correspondence;
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s Degree in business administration, insurance, real estate, finance, or closely related field and four years of experience in real estate including real property acquisition, relocation assistance, and real estate appraisal and review; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

Required Licenses or Certifications:

  • Possession of valid Washington State Drivers’ License.
  • Current Washington State Certified General Appraiser License.

 

Required Knowledge of:

  • Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisition.
  • The Uniform Act.
  • Operational characteristics, services, and activities of a real property program including real estate acquisition, relocation, property management and disposition.
  • Principles and practices of program development and administration.
  • Real estate principles and practices related to the appraisal, acquisition, management, and sale of public real property assets.
  • Relocation assistance principles and practices and laws governing condemnation proceedings.
  • Laws, practices, and legal instruments involved in real estate transactions and contracting.
  • Principles and methods utilized in the management of real property.
  • Principles and practices used in contract preparation and administration.
  • Negotiation practices and techniques.
  • Principles and practices of customer service.
  • Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations.
  • Principles and procedures of record keeping.
  • Principles of business letter writing and basic report preparation.
  • English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
  • Modern office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and statistical databases.
  • Principles and practices of governmental budget preparation and administration.

 

Required Skill in:

  • Utilizing personal computer software programs affecting assigned work and in compiling and preparing spreadsheets and reports.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other division staff, management, vendors, outside agencies, community groups and the general public.
  • Interpreting and administering policies and procedures sufficient to administer, discuss, resolve, and explain them to staff and other constituencies.
  • Participating in the management of a comprehensive Real Property program including real estate acquisition, relocation, property management and disposition.
  • Applying principles and techniques of acquiring real property including handling complex negotiations, mediation, and assisting in the condemnation process.
  • Reading, understanding, and interpreting complex documents involved in land transactions including title reports, right-of-way plans, legal and technical documents, and financial statements.
  • Reading and understanding terms and symbols as used in engineering, architectural drawings, and construction plans.
  • Reading, understanding, and interpreting documents involved in real property transactions.
  • Working effectively under pressure, meet deadlines, and adjust to changing priorities.
  • Applying project management techniques and principles.
  • Preparing clear and concise administrative and financial reports.
  • Applying appropriate oral and written communication techniques to various individuals ranging from Agency employees, the general public, elected officials, community leaders, and local, state, and federal agencies.
  • Working cooperatively with other divisions, Agency officials, and outside agencies.
  • Monitoring program/project operating budgets, costs, and schedules.
  • Communicating and providing feedback and work direction to appraisal consultants.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • Work is performed in a standard office environment.
  • Subject to standing, walking, bending, reaching, stooping, and lifting of objects up to 25 pounds; may occasionally be exposed to dangerous machinery, extreme weather conditions, physical harm, and extreme noise when visiting construction sites and when working in the field.

 

The Agency promotes a safe and healthy work environment and provides appropriate safety and equipment training for all personnel as required.

 

It is the responsibility of all employees to follow the Agency safety rules, regulations, and procedures pertaining to their assigned duties and responsibilities, which could include systems, operations, and/or other employees.

 

Apply online: https://agency.governmentjobs.com/soundtransit/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=1890823

 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and value workplace diversity. We seek to create an environment and culture that embraces the differences of our employees. You will find an exceptionally diverse group of people at Sound Transit with regard to culture, beliefs, communication styles, and life and work experiences.

 

All qualified applicants are considered in accordance with applicable laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, marital status or veteran status or any another legally protected status.

 

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

DESCRIPTION:
*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.

POSITION SUMMARY:
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…

Knowledge:
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.

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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.

QUALIFICATIONS:
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.

SPECIAL NOTE:
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.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:
APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS
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.

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
http://www.piercecountywa.org/jobs
Pierce County Human Resources
950 Fawcett Avenue, Suite 200
Tacoma, WA 98402
(253) 798-7480
For Sheriff’s Dep artment positions: 253-798-6250
pchumanresources@co.pierce.wa.us

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)

Description
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.

Requirements
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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