Appraiser III Job at State of Nebraska – 3.5 in Lincoln, NE

At the Nebraska Department of Transportation, we reward our employees’ hard work with a friendly and supportive work environment that encourages creativity and innovation. We provide training and career development, advancement opportunities, ample paid time off, work-life balance, and a comprehensive benefits package that includes a matching retirement contribution of 156%.

If unable to fill at the Appraiser III level, will consider applicants at the Appraiser I level ($18.329/hour) or the Appraiser II level ($21.182/hour).

Requirements for an Appraiser I are: Two year Associate’s degree, or thirty (30) semester or equivalent hours of college-level education, in areas related to property such as real estate, property management, land appraisal or valuation, land condemnation, or in other areas such as business administration, engineering, agriculture, economics, or finance. Possession of a valid driver’s license is also required. An Appraiser II requires the same as an Appraiser I AND possession of a Real Property Appraiser License OR possession of a Trainee Real Property Appraiser credential with 2 years of eminent domain appraisal experience.

$22.769 – $32.977 – Salary may be commensurate with applicant’s education and experience, if approved.

Examples of Work

Appraisal Duties: Prepare more complex independent appraisals, which may have extensive damages or changes in highest and best use that require detailed analysis. Collect information and data from public records and market cost survey statistics for property appraisal purposes. Verify market data/sales with buyers, sellers, brokers, bankers, appraisers, county assessors, and others knowledgeable in real estate practices and activities. Conduct property inspections including use of procedures such as measuring, taking photographs, determining uses, quality, and condition. Interview property owners, tenants, and business, governmental, and legal representatives to gain their perspectives on value of real estate, subject property characteristics, and possible alternatives. Utilize computers, digital cameras, copiers/scanners, and other equipment to enter data, record conditions, and create documents and records. Review Appraisal Duties: Review appraisals prepared by other agency staff or fee appraisers performing assigned work. Conduct field inspections of all appraisal properties and all comparable sales used by these appraisers. Determine if the appraiser used the proper appraisal techniques and practices. Determine if all damage items are addressed. Determine if market data in the appraisal supports and documents the appraiser’s conclusions. Determine just compensation for offers to acquire property needed by the agency or projects. Testify as an expert witness in condemnation hearings and in County or District Courts. Implement facets of the established training program for other appraisers; train these appraisers. Convey property owner concerns to appropriate agency officials and follows through to resolution. Independently pursue the required continuing education and additional coursework; study reference material and texts to become familiar with interpretation of cost and land manuals, to maintain advanced appraisal credentials and to increase appraisal knowledge. Operate a vehicle under varying weather and roadway conditions to inspect real property, to monitor appraisal work, and to attend appraisal resolution discussions. Conduct personal property inventory and moving expense estimates for a full range of situations. Appraise and negotiate with property owners to acquire minimal takings.

Qualifications / Requirements

REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s Degree in areas related to property such as real estate, property management, land appraisal or valuation, land condemnation, or in other areas such as business administration, engineering, agriculture, economics, or finance. Be credentialed as a Certified General or Certified Residential Real Property Appraiser OR be a Licensed Real Property Appraiser with 5 years of eminent domain appraisal experience. Legal Requirements Positions in this classification must meet the credential requirements found in the Real Property Appraiser Act and Title 298 of the Nebraska Administrative Code. The Certified General and Certified Residential Appraisal Credentials requires a Bachelor’s degree; though a waiver may be granted for individuals appropriately credentialed before January 1, 2015. Special Note: Must complete continuing education as specified in the Real Property Appraiser Act and Title 298 of the Nebraska Administrative Code required to maintain his or her credential.

PREFERRED: Possession of a Certified General Real Property Appraiser designation.

OTHER: Must possess valid driver’s license or independent authorized transportation. Statewide travel may be required. Regular and reliable attendance is also required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of: real estate business practices, standards, and alternatives; general court proceedings; property appraisal, negotiation, and conveyance techniques and documents; agency policies, documents, and standard appraisal and negotiation techniques; rules and guidelines set forth in the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practices (USPAP), the Uniform Act, and Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations; conventional and agency specific computer software for word processing, spreadsheets, and internet communications and databases. Skill in: using computers; operating vehicles; using reasoning and decision-making approaches; understanding, judging, and tactfully interacting with property owners, tenants, legal representatives, and others in stressful situations. Ability to: read and interpret narrative, visual, and numerical information including legal descriptions and condemnation actions, maps, and highway design plans; mentor other appraisers or serve as a lead worker; communicate with co-workers, land owners and tenants, lawyers and courtroom staff, and others in person and via telephone, electronic means, and correspondence; train others in appraisal practices and procedures; use equipment including cameras, financial calculators, and copiers/scanners; identify property interests and property improvements, and alternative settlement options. NDOT encourages applicants of all ages and experience.

About the Company

Company: State of Nebraska – 3.5

Company Location:  Lincoln, NE

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