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City Assessor - Residential Appraiser II
Posted 02/27/2015

CITY OF AMES
invites applications for the position of:
City Assessor - Residential Appraiser II
An Equal Opportunity Employer

SALARY: $21.63 - $31.25 Hourly
$45,000.00 - $65,000.00 Annually

OPENING DATE: 02/25/15

CLOSING DATE: 03/11/15 05:00 PM

GENERAL INFORMATION:
Residency within the City of Ames boundary required
This position works in collaboration with Chief Deputy and Assessor in assigning final departmental values
to residential properties within Ames and analyzes property characteristics (costs, market estimates,
current sale prices).

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
The following duties are typical for this level of position. They are not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. Other job related duties generally associated with this specific position may be assigned and required.
Performs "on-site" inspection of existing structures; obtains and/or verifies information regarding physical characteristics of improved and/or unimproved residential properties; reviews sale characteristics; assigns residential property values by analyzing property information and establishing a property value that best represents "fair market value." Also documents appropriate characteristics of structures in ProVal CAMA software to determine the "footprint" of the structure, square footage of living space, type of structure, rooms, bath count, finished basement living area, quality of property using Ad Valorem practices in accord with jurisdictional and statutory exceptions and directions from State of Iowa Property Tax Division. Appears before the Board of Review to provide relevant information on appeal hearings.
Meets with property owners to review and/or correct property characteristics, collect and document evidence and explain the property valuation and appeal process; research and verify property owners' information/evidence such as engineering surveys, fee appraisals, photographs, damage estimates, floor plans, plot plans and related market information.
Each employee is expected to continually strive to bring shared values to life through our Excellence Through People organizational culture. ETP values include: committing to continuous improvement, inspiring creativity and innovation, being customer driven, making data-driven decisions, championing employee involvement, striving for excellence, having fiscal stewardship, acting with honesty and integrity, exhibiting leadership, choosing a positive attitude, respecting one another, promoting safety and wellness, and cultivating teamwork. For leaders, this includes creating a work culture that brings these values to life. For all employees, this includes maintaining a Total City Perspective. The purpose of ETP is to deliver exceptional services to the public at the best price, and for employees to experience an enjoyable and stimulating work environment.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Minimum Education, Training, and Experience Required to Perform Essential Functions:
Minimum of five (5) years ad valorem mass appraisal experience. Successful completion of IAAO Courses 101 and 102 and Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). Mass Appraisal courses such as IAAO 300 and 311 are desired. Completion of Department of Revenue's Basic Assessment School within first year. Must have a reliable automobile with State mandated minimum insurance coverage on vehicle and have a valid State of Iowa Motor Vehicle Operator's license or attain one within 60 days of employment.

Physical requirements
Manual and finger dexterity sufficient to use computer terminal and program software used in the appraisal process and related office equipment and when in the field a camera, tape measure and related equipment used in the assessment process. Sensory requirements regarding numerical/ clerical and forms perception, vision requirements (see numbers, figures etc.) at a distance of 20" or less and field of vision/depth perception in excess of 20' or more are controlling. At times, the job does involve extensive physical activity or movement. More than half of working hours are spent outside in various weather elements where physical requirements involve walking, standing, stretching, reaching, stooping, and climbing several types of grades and terrain. Many working hours are also spent sitting at a desk entering data on a computer.

Language Ability and Interpersonal Communication
Appraisers are required to have effective interpersonal skills (communication, listening, honesty, integrity and respect for others), even when property owners may sometimes become verbally and/or physically abusive.
Must be able to interact positively with the public in a courteous and professional manner and explain valuation procedures and information clearly. Ability to read, write and speak the English language fluently.

Environmental Adaptability
Property sites may contain hazards such as falling or lying debris, exposure to dogs and bees when measuring property in the field. Must remain alert to physical hazards when at a property site including low overhangs, open framing, open trenches, and hazardous construction materials in "hard hat" areas.

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
http://www.cityofames.org/index.aspx?page=128
OUR OFFICE IS LOCATED AT:
515 Clark Ave
Ames, IA 50010
515-239-5392
hr@cityofames.org
An Equal Opportunity Employer
Job #15-CA-RA II-01
CITY ASSESSOR - RESIDENTIAL APPRAISER II
DG


City Assessor - Regular Part Time Appraiser
Posted 02/27/2015

CITY OF AMES
invites applications for the position of:
City Assessor - Regular Part Time Appraiser
An Equal Opportunity Employer

SALARY: $14.42 - $16.83 Hourly
$30,000.00 - $35,000.00 Annually

OPENING DATE: 02/25/15

CLOSING DATE: 03/11/15 05:00 PM

GENERAL INFORMATION:
Residency within the City of Ames boundary preferred.
This position requires a twenty hour work week and is a permanent position. Pro-rated health insurance is included as are prorated holiday, sick leave and vacation accumulations.
This position works in collaboration with Chief Deputy and Assessor in assigning final departmental values to residential properties within Ames and analyzes property characteristics (costs, market estimates, current sale prices).

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
The following duties are typical for this level of position. They are not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. Other job related duties generally associated with this specific position may be assigned and required.
Performs "on-site" inspection of existing structures; obtains and/or verifies information regarding physical characteristics of improved and/or unimproved commercial and residential properties; reviews sale characteristics; assigns commercial and residential property values by analyzing property information and establishing a property value that best represents "fair market value." Also documents appropriate characteristics of structures in ProVal CAMA software to determine the "footprint" of the structure, square footage of living space, type of structure, rooms, bath count, finished basement living area, quality of property using Ad Valorem practices in accord with jurisdictional and statutory exceptions and directions from State of Iowa Property Tax Division. Appears before the Board of Review to provide relevant information on appeal hearings.
Meets with property owners to review and/or correct property characteristics, collect and document evidence and explain the property valuation and appeal process; research and verify property owners' information/evidence such as engineering surveys, fee appraisals, photographs, damage estimates, floor plans, plot plans and related market information.
Each employee is expected to continually strive to bring shared values to life through our Excellence Through People organizational culture. ETP values include: committing to continuous improvement, inspiring creativity and innovation, being customer driven, making data-driven decisions, championing employee involvement, striving for excellence, having fiscal stewardship, acting with honesty and integrity, exhibiting leadership, choosing a positive attitude, respecting one another, promoting safety and wellness, and cultivating teamwork. For leaders, this includes creating a work culture that brings these values to life. For all employees, this includes maintaining a Total City Perspective. The purpose of ETP is to deliver exceptional services to the public at the best price, and for employees to experience an enjoyable and stimulating work environment.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Minimum Education, Training, and Experience Required to Perform Essential Functions:
Minimum of three years appraisal experience. Background in ad valorem mass appraisal experience preferred, but not required. Completion of Department of Revenue's Basic Assessment School within first year. Must have a reliable automobile with State mandated minimum insurance coverage on vehicle and have a valid State of Iowa Motor Vehicle Operator's license or attain one within 60 days of employment.

Physical requirements
Manual and finger dexterity sufficient to use computer terminal and program software used in the appraisal process and related office equipment and when in the field a camera, tape measure and related equipment used in the assessment process. Sensory requirements regarding numerical/ clerical and forms perception, vision requirements (see numbers, figures etc.) at a distance of 20" or less and field of vision/depth perception in excess of 20' or more are controlling. At times, the job does involve extensive physical activity or movement. More than half of working hours are spent outside in various weather elements where physical requirements involve walking, standing, stretching, reaching, stooping, and climbing several types of grades and terrain. Many working hours are also spent sitting at a desk entering data on a computer.

Language Ability and Interpersonal Communication
Appraisers are required to have effective interpersonal skills (communication, listening, honesty, integrity and respect for others), even when property owners may sometimes become verbally and/or physically abusive.
Must be able to interact positively with the public in a courteous and professional manner and explain valuation procedures and information clearly. Ability to read, write and speak the English language fluently.

Environmental Adaptability
Property sites may contain hazards such as falling or lying debris, exposure to dogs and bees when measuring property in the field. Must remain alert to physical hazards when at a property site including low overhangs, open framing, open trenches, and hazardous construction materials in "hard hat" areas.

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
http://www.cityofames.org/index.aspx?page=128
OUR OFFICE IS LOCATED AT:
515 Clark Ave
Ames, IA 50010
515-239-5392
hr@cityofames.org
An Equal Opportunity Employer
Job #15-CA-PT Appraiser-01
CITY ASSESSOR - REGULAR PART TIME APPRAISER
DG


Senior Appraiser
Posted 01/06/2015

 

CBRE/Valuation and Advisory Services

POSITION CAN BE LOCATED IN DES MOINES, IA, SIOUX FALLS, SD OR RAPID CITY, SD.

Responsibilities

• Independently prepares market value appraisals on less complex real estate assets with review by Director, MD or SMD (one of whom must be MAI).
• Prepares real estate appraisal reports from start to finish on simple or non-complex properties, including all Appraiser responsibilities as well as performing detailed appraisal analysis in order to value real estate.
• May mentor trainees and/or develop new client relationships.
• Identifies value to be estimated by studying appraisal request, problem to be solved, and scope of the project, such as, mortgage financing, insurance replacement cost calculation, estate valuation, tax appeals, equitable distribution, corporate employee relocation, investment, or sale; identifying property characteristics.
• Determines valuation method by selecting approach and techniques for valuing property, i.e., cost, direct sales comparison, and income capitalization; identifying property characteristics and attributes.
• Researches and analyzes property information by collecting, verifying, and analyzing data regarding inventory of competitive properties, sales and listings, vacancies and offerings, absorption rates, demand studies, social, economic, governmental, and environmental characteristics, restrictions, encumbrances, covenants, contracts, declarations, special assessments, ordinances, cost and depreciation, income/expense and capitalization rate, history of ownership, and use of the property; conducting analyses and studies, e.g., land utilization, supply and demand, economic feasibility, highest and best use, marketability, development, litigation support; searching databases; inspecting property; interviewing people in a position to understand the property.
• Prepares appraisal report by describing physical and economic property characteristics, appraisal procedures used, and information analyzed; disclosing extraordinary assumptions, and hypothetical and limiting conditions; presenting supportive reasoning.
• Maintains organizational reputation by conforming to the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP); keeping information confidential.
• Updates job knowledge by tracking current real estate values and property development potential, including land use restrictions; participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations for the purpose of conducting accurate appraisals.
• Contributes to overall organizational goals by adding to database, setting up a library, specializing in niche real estate markets, mentoring trainees, and engaging in client development.
• Other duties may be assigned.
• No formal supervisory responsibilities in this position.
• Provides informal assistance such as technical guidance, and/or training to coworkers.
• May lead project teams and/or plan, and supervise assignments of lower level employees.

Qualifications

• Bachelor's Degree (BA or BS) from four-year college or university required.
• Master’s degree (MA, MS or MBA) preferred.
• A minimum of (5) years commercial appraisal experience. (3) years commercial appraisal review experience and/or institutional review experience is a plus.
• Must have General State Certification/License.
• MAI designation preferred.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Strong organizational and analytical skills.
• Ability to provide efficient, timely, reliable and courteous service to customers.
• Ability to effectively present information.
• Requires average knowledge of financial real estate terms and principles.
• Complete understanding of approaches to value of real estate assets.
• Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret complex documents.
• Ability to solve problems involving several options in situations.
• Requires advanced analytical and quantitative skills.
• Must be proficient in Argus, MS Word and MS Excel.
• Good writing skills.
• Decisions made with thorough understanding of procedures, company policies, and business practices to achieve general results and deadlines.
• Responsible for setting work unit and/or project deadlines.
• Errors in judgment may cause short-term impact to department.

 

EOE Statement
Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer
Women/Minorities/Persons with Disabilities/US Veterans
*LI-JW1

Please contact Chris Jenkins at 515-273-3390 or chris.jenkins@cbre.com


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