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Appraisal Trainee/Intern


Golden State Farm Credit
Chico
Position/Application Information:
Golden State Farm Credit is looking for a full-time Appraiser Trainee/Intern for our Chico, CA office location. Visit our company website to for more information and to apply: https://www.goldenstatefarmcredit.com/about/careers/

Position Summary:
The Appraiser Intern/Trainee reviews and helps prepare appraisals for internal and external clients by inspecting, researching, analyzing, and valuing property. This position is ideally for someone seeking a career in the Appraisal field.
Essential Functions:
• Appraisal Services
o May assist in collecting and analyzing specific property and general market data
o Attends inspections with experienced appraisers
o Learn how to review market data that is most appropriate for the valuation of the subject property
o For simple appraisals may provide a draft summary of the subject property’s physical characteristics, valuation process, and value conclusion in a written report
o Begin to understand and review the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP)
• Property Inspections
o Meets with customer and completes physical inspection of the subject property including buildings, land, permanent plantings, water systems/resources, and other property characteristics
o Completes physical inspections of comparable sales
• Title Reports Review & Certification
o Reviews preliminary title report and helps determine if the legal description is correct and describes the property accurately
o Learns how to determine if there are exceptions to the title that impact the subject’s value
o Works with experienced Appraiser to correct title company errors if necessary
• Communication
o Works closely with experienced Appraiser by providing written and verbal communication
o Coordinates and assists throughout the appraisal and lending process to gain further experience and understand the process
o Learns how to identify areas of concern specific to the subject property and consults with loan officers and loan documentation specialists as needed
• Data Security and Confidentiality
o Appropriately protects the confidentiality, security, and integrity of the Association’s systems and data and clients’ data
• Commitment and Support of Association Mission
o Understands, applies, and supports the Association mission and vision statement in a positive, professional manner at work and with customers in all settings

Knowledge & Skills:
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, computers, current appraisal-related software, and other office tools.
• Ability to effectively read, write, and communicate in the English language.
• Skill in serving and working effectively in a professional, respectful manner.
• Skill in analyzing information and problem solving to formulate logical and objective conclusions.
• Knowledge, understanding, and application of appropriate industry expectations and guidelines in the valuation of chattel and real property.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Education: Bachelor’s Degree (or junior/senior standing) in Agriculture, Agricultural Business, Agricultural Science, Real Estate, Finance, or a related field
• Experience: Some experience in the area of real estate appraisal with an emphasis on appraising agricultural producing properties
• Certifications: Certified General Appraiser License (preferred, but not required)

Physical Demands:
Positions in this class requires: typing, talking, hearing, seeing, and repetitive motions. May be required to lift up to 20 pounds, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects while completing essential functions. This position is comprised of some sedentary work which involves sitting at a computer a portion of the workday; walking and standing are required regularly. The employee is required to have close visual acuity to perform activities such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures, viewing a computer screen, and/or reading extensively. Also requires: climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, grasping, walking on uneven surfaces and/or confined areas.

Working Conditions:
This position is subject to office and outdoor working conditions. Indoor Office Conditions: Employees work in an office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions, and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances. Outdoor Conditions: Employees may be subjected to environmental conditions and atmospheric conditions, including: dusts, fumes, extreme temperatures, inadequate lighting, and intense noises. This position requires approximately 40% travel time. In both environments employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.

 

Appraiser I through Appraiser II


American AgCredit
Central Valley, CA
ABOUT US:
At American AgCredit, working in farming and ranching isn't just a job, it's a way of life. The more you get to know us, the more you'll begin to understand no one is more dedicated to agriculture and the values of the people who work in this industry than the people at American AgCredit. For a work environment which will demand the best you have to offer and appreciate everything you have to give, there's no place better.

ABOUT THE ROLE:
Individuals considered for this position may range from appraiser trainee level (Appraiser I) to the most journey level appraiser (Senior Appraiser II). All candidates will be working towards or have already obtained their State Certification. Once becoming proficient, the appraiser will be able to complete moderately to highly complex chattel reports and real estate appraisals either under the supervision of a licensed appraiser or independently. They will also be able to prepare chattel appraisals and inspection reports on loans that involve pledged collateral, both new loans and loan servicing. Completes real estate valuations under delegated authority and/or under supervision of a licensed appraiser.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
• Obtain the Chattel Appraiser Designation by completing the chattel valuation training process.
• Inspects, reconciles and values chattels on small and large operations. Review customer records for accuracy and timeliness. Observe and report on management capabilities.
• Maintain sources for comparison of values and other necessary job related information that facilitates the establishment of chattel values.
• Assist staff in developing real estate appraisals on large complex valuations. This may include gathering data such as a location maps, assessor maps, aerial maps, soils maps, FEMA maps, property profile, legal description, and various other information required to start an appraisal report. Completes appraisals under delegated authority or under the supervision of a licensed appraiser.
• Collects sales information from a variety of sources. This may include county websites, MLS and realtor websites. Develop relationships with realtors and others in order to obtain documentation and verification of the sales.
• Researches, verifies and enters sales into the sales Datalog.
• May commence and/or complete the education requirements towards state real estate appraisal licensing.
• Assist in locating and plotting area/neighborhood sales information. This will also include compiling data for the land value trends and assisting with drafting the report to management.
• Respond to Association staff or others by providing written and verbal information about appraisal programs and projects.
• Effectively works with customers and other Association employees. Responds independently to requests for information and assistance.
• Monitor follow-up requirements in assigned areas.
• Initiate written and telephone communications to obtain information and related documents.
• Perform other duties assigned.

TYPICAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
• Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, business administration, finance, accounting, economics, or other related field is preferred and required for state real estate appraisal licensing.
• If applying for the Appraiser II or more advanced position, the individual must have a Certified General Appraiser License, and is in compliance with the continuing education requirements for certification as established by the Appraisal Foundation and approved by the appropriate state appraisal boards.
• At least one year related experience performing similar functions is desired.
• Ability to work well with people at all levels; exercise initiative; convey ideas clearly; make sound appraisal decisions.
• Ability to communicate/coordinate effectively with all levels of management throughout AAC. Ability to work harmoniously with employees at all levels of the organization.
• Moderate level of travel in performance of job.
• Demonstrated ability to generate highly accurate work.
• Must be proficient in organizing and prioritizing work to meet deadlines.
• Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
• Exceptional persuasive and interpersonal skills.
• Proficient in the use of PC, including e-mail, word processing and electronic spreadsheet software.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:
Must have the ability to perform basic office tasks and work in a typical office setting. Employee will be sitting for extended periods of time and accomplishing work at a desk and work at a computer for an extended period of time. Must have strong written and verbal communication skills to adequately convey ideas and work well with a team. Ability to talk and hear, sit and use their hands and fingers, and reach in all directions is essential in performance of the job. Some lifting and moving of items up to 25 pounds required. In the course of conducting inspections, must have the ability to walk ½ mile, navigate steep terrain and/or construction sites and safely cross fences. Work during established business hours and may require occasional weekend and/or evening work.

EOE/AA/M/F/D/V

If you are interested, please visit our website at www.agloan.com, click on the careers link and apply!
Contact name: Christi Divine
Email: cdivine@agloan.com

 

Appraiser I through Appraiser II


American AgCredit
Temecula, CA
ABOUT US:
At American AgCredit, working in farming and ranching isn't just a job, it's a way of life. The more you get to know us, the more you'll begin to understand no one is more dedicated to agriculture and the values of the people who work in this industry than the people at American AgCredit. For a work environment which will demand the best you have to offer and appreciate everything you have to give, there's no place better.

ABOUT THE ROLE:
Individuals considered for this position may range from appraiser trainee level (Appraiser I) to the most journey level appraiser (Senior Appraiser II). All candidates will be working towards or have already obtained their State Certification. Once becoming proficient, the appraiser will be able to complete moderately to highly complex chattel reports and real estate appraisals either under the supervision of a licensed appraiser or independently. They will also be able to prepare chattel appraisals and inspection reports on loans that involve pledged collateral, both new loans and loan servicing. Completes real estate valuations under delegated authority and/or under supervision of a licensed appraiser.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
• Obtain the Chattel Appraiser Designation by completing the chattel valuation training process.
• Inspects, reconciles and values chattels on small and large operations. Review customer records for accuracy and timeliness. Observe and report on management capabilities.
• Maintain sources for comparison of values and other necessary job related information that facilitates the establishment of chattel values.
• Assist staff in developing real estate appraisals on large complex valuations. This may include gathering data such as a location maps, assessor maps, aerial maps, soils maps, FEMA maps, property profile, legal description, and various other information required to start an appraisal report. Completes appraisals under delegated authority or under the supervision of a licensed appraiser.
• Collects sales information from a variety of sources. This may include county websites, MLS and realtor websites. Develop relationships with realtors and others in order to obtain documentation and verification of the sales.
• Researches, verifies and enters sales into the sales Datalog.
• May commence and/or complete the education requirements towards state real estate appraisal licensing.
• Assist in locating and plotting area/neighborhood sales information. This will also include compiling data for the land value trends and assisting with drafting the report to management.
• Respond to Association staff or others by providing written and verbal information about appraisal programs and projects.
• Effectively works with customers and other Association employees. Responds independently to requests for information and assistance.
• Monitor follow-up requirements in assigned areas.
• Initiate written and telephone communications to obtain information and related documents.
• Perform other duties assigned.

TYPICAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
• Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, business administration, finance, accounting, economics, or other related field is preferred and required for state real estate appraisal licensing.
• If applying for the Appraiser II or more advanced position, the individual must have a Certified General Appraiser License, and is in compliance with the continuing education requirements for certification as established by the Appraisal Foundation and approved by the appropriate state appraisal boards.
• At least one year related experience performing similar functions is desired.
• Ability to work well with people at all levels; exercise initiative; convey ideas clearly; make sound appraisal decisions.
• Ability to communicate/coordinate effectively with all levels of management throughout AAC. Ability to work harmoniously with employees at all levels of the organization.
• Moderate level of travel in performance of job.
• Demonstrated ability to generate highly accurate work.
• Must be proficient in organizing and prioritizing work to meet deadlines.
• Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
• Exceptional persuasive and interpersonal skills.
• Proficient in the use of PC, including e-mail, word processing and electronic spreadsheet software.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:
Must have the ability to perform basic office tasks and work in a typical office setting. Employee will be sitting for extended periods of time and accomplishing work at a desk and work at a computer for an extended period of time. Must have strong written and verbal communication skills to adequately convey ideas and work well with a team. Ability to talk and hear, sit and use their hands and fingers, and reach in all directions is essential in performance of the job. Some lifting and moving of items up to 25 pounds required. In the course of conducting inspections, must have the ability to walk ½ mile, navigate steep terrain and/or construction sites and safely cross fences. Work during established business hours and may require occasional weekend and/or evening work.

EOE/AA/M/F/D/V

If you are interested, please visit our website at www.agloan.com, click on the careers link and apply!
Contact Name: Christi Divine
Email: cdivine@agloan.com

 

Appraiser II


American AgCredit
Santa Rosa, CA
ABOUT US:
At American AgCredit, working in farming and ranching isn't just a job, it's a way of life. The more you get to know us, the more you'll begin to understand no one is more dedicated to agriculture and the values of the people who work in this industry than the people at American AgCredit. For a work environment which will demand the best you have to offer and appreciate everything you have to give, there's no place better.

ABOUT THE ROLE:
An Appraiser II is a licensed state Certified General appraiser. This position has completed the Chattel Appraiser Designation or is working towards being designated. The Appraiser II is a generalist building on experience gained during the licensing period and is responsible for performing functions required to provide accurate appraisals of real property and, in some cases, personal property (chattel) of increased and varied complexity. Real Estate Valuations may include: valuing land with varying water rights, lands in transition, permanent plantings, recreational properties and assisting on large complex appraisal assignments including facility appraisals.
The Appraiser II may have a portfolio of chattel accounts, and will be required to inspect, reconcile and value chattels on small and large operations. The Appraiser II will also review customer records for accuracy and timeliness, and observe and report on management capabilities.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
• Prepares real estate and chattel appraisals on selected loans completing increasingly complex real estate and chattel assignments that may involve pledged collateral for large or complex loans.
• Inspects, reconciles and values chattels on small and large operations. Review customer records for accuracy and timeliness. Observe and report on management capabilities.
• Maintain sources for comparison of values and other necessary job related information that facilitates the establishment of chattel values.
• Assists senior staff in developing real estate appraisals on large complex valuations. Completes appraisals under delegated authority or under the supervision of a senior staff member.
• Collects sales information from a variety of sources. This may include county websites, MLS and realtor websites. Has established relationships with realtors and others in order to obtain documentation and verification of the sales and other market data.
• Prepares appraisals for outside fee customers.
• Responds to Association staff or others by providing written and verbal information about appraisal programs and projects.
• Effectively works with customers and other Association employees. Responds independently to requests for information and assistance.
• Application of approved appraisal techniques and analysis of complex agricultural operations is necessary.
• Completes appraisals outside the region as directed.
• Initiate written and telephone communications to obtain information and related documents.
• Perform other duties assigned.

TYPICAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
• Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, business administration, finance, accounting, economics, or other related field is preferred and required for state licensing.
• Must have obtained a Certified General Appraiser License, and is in compliance with the continuing education requirements for certification as established by the Appraisal Foundation and approved by the appropriate state appraisal boards.
• Must have, or must be in the process of obtaining a Chattel Appraiser Designation. This designation is usually required in order to advance to the Senior Appraiser Position.
• Encouraged to be working towards acquiring professional appraisal designation by a national appraisal society recognized by the Appraisal Foundation (ARA or MAI preferred).
• Have greater than 3 years real estate and or chattel appraisal experience.
• Moderate level of travel in performance of job.
• Ability to work well with employees at all levels; exercise initiative; convey ideas clearly; make sound appraisal decisions.
• Ability to communicate/coordinate effectively with all levels of management throughout AAC. Ability to work harmoniously with employees at all levels of the organization.
• Demonstrated ability to generate highly accurate work.
• Must be proficient in organizing and prioritizing work to meet deadlines.
• Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
• Exceptional persuasive and interpersonal skills.
• Proficient in the use of PC, including e-mail, word processing and electronic spreadsheet software.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:
Must have the ability to perform basic office tasks and work in a typical office setting. Employee will be sitting for extended periods of time and accomplishing work at a desk and work at a computer for an extended period of time. Must have strong written and verbal communication skills to adequately convey ideas and work well with a team. Ability to talk and hear, sit and use their hands and fingers, and reach in all directions is essential in performance of the job. Some lifting and moving of items up to 50 pounds required. In the course of conducting inspections, must have the ability to walk ½ mile, navigate steep terrain and/or construction sites and safely cross fences. Work during established business hours and may require occasional weekend and/or evening work. Other physical activities may include: Adjusting, balancing, climbing, connecting, crawling, crouching, digging, feeling, grasping, hearing, kneeling, lifting, operating, pulling pushing reaching reading repetitive motions, standing, stooping, talking, walking, writing, measuring, physical observation, and driving

EOE/AA/M/F/D/V

If you are interested, please visit our website at www.agloan.com, click on the careers link and apply!
Contact Name: Christi Divine
Email: cdivine@agloan.com

 

Licensed Appraiser


Golden State Farm Credit
Position Summary:
The Licensed Appraiser (level I, II, or Senior) completes appraisals for internal and external clients by inspecting, researching, analyzing, and valuing property. Appraisal authority, productivity, complexity of appraisal, and years of experience may differentiate the Appraiser levels.

Essential Functions:
• Appraisal Services
o Collects and analyzes specific property and general market data
o Researches, confirms, analyzes, inspects, and enters sales and rental information in the Association’s database
o Determines the highest and best use of the subject property
o Selects the market data that is most appropriate for the valuation of the subject property
o Concludes an opinion of value
o Provides summary of the subject property’s physical characteristics, valuation process, and value conclusion in a written report
o Ensures appraisals meet the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) and company expectations and guidelines
o Peer reviews other appraiser’s work and communicate findings
o Reviews, communicate findings, and co-sign larger appraisals
• Property Inspections
o Meets with customer and completes physical inspection of the subject property including buildings, land, permanent plantings, water systems/resources, and other property characteristics
o Completes physical inspections of comparable sales
• Title Reports Review & Certification
o Reviews preliminary title report and determines if the legal description is correct and describes the property accurately
o Determines if the exceptions to the title impact the subject’s value
o Works directly with the title company to correct errors if necessary
• Communication
o Works closely with internal and external customer base by providing written and verbal communication
o Coordinates and assists throughout the appraisal and lending process
o Identifies areas of concern specific to the subject property and consults with loan officers and loan documentation specialists as needed
o Represents the Association at various community events
• Education
o Attends educational offerings to stay informed of trends influencing various commodities, farming practices, and other pertinent topics
o Remains current with continuing education for the appraisal license and designations
• Data Security and Confidentiality
o Appropriately protects the confidentiality, security, and integrity of the Association’s systems and data and clients’ data
• Commitment and Support of Association Mission
o Understands, applies, and supports the Association mission and vision statement in a positive, professional manner at work and with customers in all settings
Senior Level Appraiser Responsibilities May Include:
• Fee Appraisal
o Contracts with fee appraisers
o Reviews outside fee appraisals
o Trains non-licensed appraisal staff when necessary
• Strategic Management
o Provides input regarding the development of corporate direction, long-term and short-term strategies to management teams
o Provides input to management teams regarding workforce
o Shares expertise related to appraisal

Knowledge & Skills:
• Knowledge of the agriculture, financial and real estate industry, and applied business mathematics and principles.
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, computers, current appraisal-related software, and other office tools.
• Ability to effectively read, write, and communicate in the English language.
• Skill in serving and working effectively with both external and internal customers in a professional, respectful manner.
• Skill in analyzing information and problem solving to formulate logical and objective conclusions.
• Knowledge of title issues, easements, and legal descriptions.
• Knowledge of typical crops and land uses, equipment types/uses, building types/uses, livestock, and yield potential.
• Knowledge of soil and drainage characteristics, ground/surface water resources, and accompanying regulations.
• Knowledge of various governmental agencies and their permitting processes that impact the potential use and value of property.
• Knowledge, understanding, and application of appraisal concepts, regulations, processes, and procedures related to the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practices.
• Knowledge, understanding, and application of appropriate industry expectations and guidelines in the valuation of chattel and real property.

Physical Demands:
Positions in this class requires: typing, talking, hearing, seeing, and repetitive motions. May be required to lift up to 20 pounds, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects while completing essential functions. This position is comprised of some sedentary work which involves sitting at a computer a portion of the workday; walking and standing are required regularly. The employee is required to have close visual acuity to perform activities such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures, viewing a computer screen, and/or reading extensively. Also requires: climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, grasping, walking on uneven surfaces and/or confined areas.

Working Conditions:
This position is subject to office and outdoor working conditions. Indoor Office Conditions: Employees work in an office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions, and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances. Outdoor Conditions: Employees may be subjected to environmental conditions and atmospheric conditions, including: dusts, fumes, extreme temperatures, inadequate lighting, and intense noises. This position requires approximately 40% travel time. In both environments employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.

Golden State Farm Credit is an Equal Opportunity Employer. If you need a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process please notify us via email at employment@gsfarmcredit.com.

To apply for this position, please go to: https://gsfarmcredit.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk0mp9z

 

Staff Appraiser - Production


Rabobank
Fresno
Reference Number: RNA03376

Our Organization

Rabobank, N.A., an award-winning commercial bank with more than $15 billion in assets, provides personalized service and a full array of quality products to individuals, businesses, and food and agribusiness clients. From Red Bluff to the Imperial Valley, the bank’s California network of branches and financial service centers, multi-function ATMs, and innovative online and mobile banking services empower customers to bank when, where and how they want. Rabobank’s more-than-1,600 employees take pride in helping to improve their communities personally and professionally.

Rabobank, N.A. is part of the Rabobank Group, which is rated one of the world’s safest banks by Global Finance Magazine. The Rabobank Group is a global financial service provider and the premier lender to the global food and agricultural industry.

Your Function:

Rabobank, N.A. has an exciting opportunity for an AG Production Appraiser II in our Fresno Financial Service Center! The AG Production Appraiser II is responsible for providing production appraisal and/or appraisal review services to the bank related to either residential real estate, commercial real estate, or agricultural real estate as assigned. Responsibilities will include and are not limited to the following:
Prepares appraisals in connection with loans secured by agricultural properties that may be complex in nature. Ensures that all policies, procedures, and regulations are adhered to as required.
Maintains comparable sales data, current improvement cost data, and other resource information required to prepare accurate and reliable appraisals and report trends to management.
Attends professional continuing education courses as needed to maintain license and professional designation, if applicable, in good standing.
Elevates issues and/or provides recommendations to the Appraisal Manager regarding challenging appraisal issues for which there is no clear guidance.
Assists with approval of appraisers for Bank panel which includes reviewing sample appraisals and contacting references.
Assists with annual review of appraisers to ensure continuing competency and responsiveness of approved panel members.
Participates in maintaining accurate data on all department systems (i.e. RIMS, AgWare, etc.) of all jobs processed by the Department.
Performs all other job duties as assigned by supervisor.


Your Profile:

Successful candidates will possess the following:
High School Diploma or equivalent with 8 years related appraisal review or production appraisal experience in a banking environment. Advanced understanding of all facets of valuation including real estate, intangible business valuation, and/or machinery and equipment; or Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Finance, or Economics or related field preferred with 5 years related appraisal experience.
Must have knowledge of reviewing most, if not all agricultural property types located in the State of California. Additional experience in reviewing Ag facilities could include dairies, nut processing facilities, greenhouses, poultry farms, and wineries.
Prepares appraisals in connection with loans secured by agricultural real properties, may be complex in nature.
Performs appraisal reviews of third-party appraisals on an as-needed basis.
Confers with Senior Management, Relationship Managers and Financial Analysts regarding complex appraisal and environmental issues.
Proficient with MS Office Suite and Internet, and Multiple Listing Service or equivalent database
Possess excellent human relations, communications and business writing skills.

Must be able to travel throughout bank’s footprint to perform required duties ( 25% to 50%)

We Offer:

Rabobank is committed to attracting, retaining and rewarding employees. We offer competitive salaries, bank wide cash bonus plans, generous benefits and a supportive work environment with global career growth potential.

Additional Information:

Rabobank is an Equal Opportunity- Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V.

To apply, please go to the site below:

http://www.rabobank.jobs/cs/en/position/m76430/Staff_Appraiser_-_Production.html

 

Valuation Consultant 3 - Senior Agriculture Appraiser


Wells Fargo & Co
TBD - Fresno, Los Angeles, Roseville, San Francisco, Phoenix, Salt Lake City
Wells Fargo & Co. seeks a Valuation Consultant 3 - Senior Agriculture Appraiser. 10+ years of valuation experience, Certified Appraiser, 1+ year of leadership experience. The ideal candidate will have the ability to effectively partner and influence executive leadership while also ensuring the business runs efficiently, supports the customer needs, and always remains in compliance. Detailed job description and link to complete a profile at https://www.wellsfargo.com/careers (Job Search Requisition: # 5300399).

 

 
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