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Appraisal Manager

Golden State Farm Credit
Chico or Kingsburg, CA
Are you an experienced Appraiser looking to lead other Appraisers? Does looking at interesting AG operations get you excited?
If you have a collaborative personality and this sounds like you, then Golden State Farm Credits Appraisal Manager position is for you! We are looking for a career minded individual that is a self-starter who enjoys taking initiative and proactively identifying what needs to be done in our family oriented company that supports those that feed the world.

Position Summary:
The Appraisal Manager leads the appraisal department by developing and implementing processes and procedures and appraisal software to ensure credible and consistent appraisals.

- Bachelors Degree in Agriculture or Business.
- 10 years of real estate appraisal experience in a comparable area
- 3 years of supervisory experience
- Or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to perform the essential functions of the job.

- Certified General Appraisal License
- Advanced appraisal designation from the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers of the Appraisal Institute (strongly preferred)

Recruitment is open until 5:00 PM PST on February 28, 2020.

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Senior Dairy Specialist

Citizens Business Bank
The Dairy Specialist is responsible for the physical inspection of assigned relationships including wholesale dairy farms, livestock operations, farming operations, etc. plus budget preparation and/or analysis, and the subsequent reporting of the required inspection reports. The Dairy Specialist will also be responsible for the inspection and valuation of the operating assets as collateral, including livestock, feed inventories, equipment and crops.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.
• Complies with and stays abreast of all policies and procedures, federal and state laws applicable to the job.
• Provide, present and promote The Citizens Experience to all external and internal customers.
• Responsible for assigned inspection, chattel valuation and budget preparation requirements in support of the Dairy and Livestock Industries Group, the Central Valley Agribusiness Group and Business Financial Centers.
• Make physical inspections of various wholesale dairy farms, livestock operations, farming operations, etc., located in California and out-of-state.
• Prepare and/or analyze budgets for various wholesale dairy farms, livestock operations, farming operations, etc.
• Prepare comprehensive and timely Dairy, Livestock and Crop Reports for all inspections made.
• Responsible for assigned real estate appraisals or real estate appraisal reviews associated with various dairy farm and livestock operations as well as farming operations.
• Maintain updated valuations of chattel, including dairy and beef cattle, for various collateral budgeting requirements.
• Maintain updated information on milk pricing, feed and crop pricing including California Pool Quota valuation, for various budgeting requirements.
• Some out of state travel required.

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Sr Lead Agriculture Field Representative

Bank of the West
Omaha, Nebraska
At Bank of the West, our people are having a positive impact on the world. We are investing where we feel we can make the most impact, like advancing diversity and women entrepreneurship programs, financing for more small businesses, and promoting programs for sustainable energy. From our locations across the U.S., Bank of the West is taking action to help protect the planet, improve peoples lives, and strengthen communities. We are part of BNP Paribas, a global leader supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Yes, we are a bank, but as the bank for a changing world, we are continually seeking to improve the ways we help our customers, while contributing to more sustainable and equitable growth.

Position Summary - Sr Lead Agriculture Field Representative (Requisition #047416)

We are currently seeking qualified talent to be responsible for appraising livestock, feed and equipment and for preparing or reviewing varied and complex budgets on all types of field, tree and vine crops, including dairies; and for performing periodic inspections on cropping and livestock operations of all sizes including loans over $25MM. Works independently with minimal administrative supervision. Responsible for providing ongoing training and guidance for Agricultural Field Representatives Senior I and Agricultural Field Representatives I, II.

This role:
• Prepares and reviews varied and complex crop budgets and cash flow projections and prepares reports evaluating borrowers historical performance. Uses historical analysis of financial statements, tax returns, budgets, yields, market prices, industry information, along with current and forecasted information to determine equity and margins in an operation. Reports to include discussion of soils, water availability, equipment availability, marketing and management.
• Performs periodic inspections of farm/ranch operations to evaluate performance and adherence to budgeted projections, to include evaluation of yields and prices currently anticipated versus those originally budgeted. Determines status of remaining receivables and outstanding payables.
• Prepares or reviews livestock or dairy budgets. Performs periodic appraisals of livestock and of stored feed supplies to determine loan equity positions. Reports to include evaluation of livestocks health and condition, facilities, marketing, management and livestock valuation and equity position.
• Keeps fully informed on agricultural issues including market conditions, governmental regulations, weather patterns, water supplies, and technological advancements in agriculture.
• Manages Ag Field Office in the absence of the Ag Field Manager. Reviews fieldwork and reports and signs necessary documentation to keep office running smoothly
• Ensures compliance with the appropriate professional and regulatory standards.
• Maintains a liaison with the account officer for whom reports are prepared.
• Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Experience
• Requires mastery level knowledge of job area typically obtained through advanced education combined with experience.
• May have deep knowledge of project management.
• Requires 10 years minimum prior relevant experience.
• Bachelors Degree

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Bank of the West is an Equal Opportunity employer and proud to provide equal employment opportunity to all job seekers without regard to any status protected by applicable law. Bank of the West is also an Affirmative Action employer - Minority / Female / Disabled / Veteran.

Bank of the West will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance subject to the requirements of all state and federal laws and regulations.

To apply, please contact:
W Kay Johnson


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