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Lead Appraiser/Review Appraiser | Shoreline, WA (posted 4/02/2019)

WSDOT | Shoreline, WA | DOP Classification: Property and Acquisition Specialist 5 | Recruitment Number: 19DOT-NWR-12693

The Opportunity: If you are looking for a career-establishing position full of great possibilities in real estate appraisal for the public sector, this is an opportunity you do not want to miss! WSDOT is seeking an experienced appraiser with exceptional leadership skills to provide technical guidance, leadership, and expertise to staff appraisers including developing scope of work and innovating and streamlining processes. With emphasis on WSDOT’s Sound Transit related work, this position is responsible for the timely review and approval of staff and/or consultant appraisals in order to meet legal requirements and WSDOT project construction advertisement dates. In addition, this position is relied upon as the property valuation subject matter expert for acquisition and disposal of WSDOT property.

At WSDOT, we value the importance of creating an environment in which all employees can feel respected, included and empowered to bring unique ideas to the agency. Our diversity and inclusion efforts include embracing different cultures, backgrounds and perspectives while fostering growth and advancement in the workplace. To learn more, please watch the following video: Why WSDOT?

This position will perform the following work:
• Desk and field reviews of transportation related real estate appraisal reports to ensure adequate market support and proper valuation technique
• Analyze complex appraisal issues and determine compliance with applicable State and Federal Regulations.
• Physically inspect properties; this may involve traversing irregular terrain, and other hard to reach spaces in all kinds of weather conditions.
• Guide, train, and mentor staff and consultant appraisers.
• Use professional experience with appraisal policies and principles in completing various valuation projects.
• Independently appraise complex and non-complex real estate and provide other appraisal services in accordance with WSDOT RW Manual Chapter 4.
• Provide expert real estate appraisal advice and guidance to staff, and advise engineering groups on impacts to properties due to project design, suggesting alternatives when appropriate.
• Other duties as assigned.

The ideal candidate for this position shall have the following:
• Bachelor’s degree.
• 4 years of appraisal experience required; strongly prefer 2 years of experience in Eminent Domain appraisal.
• A minimum of 40 hours in Eminent Domain training courses required.
• Washington State Certified General Appraiser License or equivalent certification or license to appraise all property types from another state required.
• Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal.

• Experience in establishing and maintaining effective relationships and outstanding communication with diverse populations, including management, property owners, technical staff, and other public agencies, evidenced by work history.
• Familiarity with real estate principles and procedures, including title reports and legal descriptions; understand and interpret appraisals and real property value estimates.
• A Valid Driver’s License.

How to Apply: Applications for this recruitment will only be accepted electronically APPLY HERE You may need to create a profile and account in Washington State’s automated tracking system, NeoGov. To be considered for this position you will need to answer any supplemental questions and attach a Resume and letter of interest. Applications without a resume and letter of interest will not be considered. Be prepared to provide references at the time of the interview.

Contact us: For inquiries about this position, please contact Josefina Mutascu mutascj@wsdot.wa.gov. Please reference recruitment number 19DOT-NWR-12693
WSDOT is an equal opportunity employer. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, disabled and Vietnam era veterans, and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Persons with disabilities needing assistance in the application process, or those needing this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the listed recruiter. WSDOT

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