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St. Paul Regional Loan Center – St. Paul, MN

Review Appraiser

Salary range:  $66,718 to $86,739 annually

APPLICATION DEADLINE:   Closes 10/11/2019

We are the Veterans Benefit Administration.  The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) provides a variety of benefits and services to service members, veterans and their families. The VBA has been undergoing a major transformation that is people-centric, results-oriented and forward-looking, and which includes integration of solutions that will ensure total lifelong engagement with service members, veterans and their families.

General Duties:

This Review Appraiser position is at the St. Paul Regional Loan Center located in St Paul, Minnesota. The incumbent is responsible for oversight duties for a multi-state jurisdiction that includes desk reviews of appraisals, receive construction and valuation matters affecting the VA Loan Guaranty program, and field reviews of appraisals submitted by fee roster members in certain geographic areas.

Minimum Qualifications:

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of the announcement.

Specialized Experience: To qualify, applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade (GS-09) in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Specialized experience is defined as work that involves: (1) Interpret and apply regulations, laws and procedures specific to issues related to the construction and valuation of residential property; (2) Make sound decisions based on appraisal and construction knowledge and analytical results; (3) Conduct desk reviews of compliance inspection reports on newly constructed properties to ensure accuracy and compliance with construction exhibits.

OR

Applicants may substitute education for the experience required to qualify at the GS-11 level: A Ph.D. or an equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree.

OR

Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at the GS-11 level. First determine the total qualifying experience as a percentage of the experience required for the grade level; then determine the education as a percentage of the education required for the grade level; and then add the two percentages. The total percentages must equal at least 100 percent to qualify. Only graduate education in excess of the amount required for the next lower grade level may be used to qualify applicants for positions at the GS-11 level.

Note: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills, and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience you document, to include volunteer experience.

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job.
  • Selectees are subject to a background/suitability investigation.
  • Selective Service registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • A probationary period may be required for employees and supervisors.
  • Employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit.
  • A valid driver’s licensed and able to operate a motor vehicle.
  • Maybe required to travel overnight to off-site locations.

Education:

A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

Only education or a degree recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from an accredited college, university, school, or institution may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must include a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript(s) in order to receive credit for that education.

Additional Information:

Work Schedule: Regular office hours; Monday – Friday. Employees might be required to work until 6:00 PM. Alternate work schedules may be available after training.

How you will be Evaluated:

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

In describing your experience, please be clear and specific. We will not make assumptions about your experience. Applicants who do not fully address in their resumes the specialized experience needed for the position (as described in the job announcement), or who do not possess the education to substitute for it, will not be referred for further consideration.You will be rated on the following competencies based on your application for this position:

  • Competency #1: Ability to read, interpret, and apply existing laws, regulations, procedures, and oral or written instructions pertinent to Construction and Valuation.
  • Competency #2: Ability to correctly employ sound realty appraisal principles to determine validity of fee appraiser reports.
  • Competency #3:Ability to effectively communicate orally to individuals with varying backgrounds who may be upset or unreceptive.
  • Competency #4: Ability to effectively communicate in writing to individuals with varying backgrounds.
  • Competency #5: Ability to work independently, including the ability to organize work, establish priorities, meet deadlines, apply judgment, maintain complete and accurate records.

If you are referred for consideration you may be asked to submit additional job related information, which may include responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities outlined in the announcement; and/or completion of a work sample; and/or an interview. Your resume and supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or your further consideration for employment.After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. During our review, if your resume and application package does not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly.Your application will be evaluated using category rating based on your responses to the assessment questions and the documents you submit. If you meet the basic requirements for the position, your application will be evaluated and placed into one of three categories:

  1. Best Qualified Category – Candidates who meet the minimum qualification requirements and demonstrate a high level of the knowledge, skill and ability necessary to perform the duties of the position.
  2. Well Qualified Category – Candidates who meet the minimum qualification requirements and demonstrate a satisfactory level of the knowledge, skill and ability necessary to perform the duties of the position.
  3. Qualified Category – Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications requirements.Note: Candidates eligible for veterans’ preference will be placed ahead of other candidates in the appropriate category for which they have been rated. Additionally, preference eligibles who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent and who meet the minimum qualification requirements will automatically be placed in the best qualified category.

Required Documents:

  • Your resume may be submitted in any format, however, we strongly recommend using USA Jobs resume builder as it contains all of the information required on Federal resumes.
  • For qualifications determinations your resume must reflect hours worked per week, the inclusive dates of employment, and the level of your experience. If your resume does not reflect this information you will not receive credit for the experience.
  • If you submit more than one copy of your resume, the most recent version will be reviewed. The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is “most recent.” It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application. We would recommend that you not submit more than one version of your resume.
  • If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, we will not use it to make eligibility and qualification determinations, and you may not be considered further for the vacancy.

Applicants claiming veterans’ preference must also submit:

  • A legible copy of your DD Form 214, “Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty,” showing all dates of service, as well as character of service (Honorable, General, etc.) is required. The member 4 copy of your DD Form 214 is preferable. Copies of DD-214’s can be requested here.
  • Current active duty members must submit a signed statement of service from their commander dated within the last 120 days that reflects their expected discharge date, their release from active duty under honorable conditions, any medals awarded, and the timeframe of their service so that eligibility can be determined.
  • Veterans or others claiming 10 point preference must also submit an SF-15 and all documents indicated on the form as proof of type of preference. This includes a VA letter supporting your disability claim with the overall percentage listed.
  • If you are unsure as to whether you qualify for veterans’ preference, please consult the U.S. Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Preference Advisor here.

Transcripts

  • If you are basing all or some of your qualifications on education or if a degree is required for the position, a transcript must be included as part of your application package.
  • An unofficial transcript may be submitted, however, it must reflect the course names, levels, credits earned, grades received, and degree conferred if applicable.
  • Your transcript (official of unofficial) must reflect the degree conferred date if you are substituting a degree for experience.
  • A photocopy of your degree is not acceptable in lieu of a transcript.
  • An official transcript will be required at a later date if you are selected for the position.
  • Whenever possible it is preferable that you submit copies of official transcripts. Unofficial transcripts may lack essential information necessary for a full evaluation of your qualifications.

Applicants claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must also submit:

  • Certification of expected separation, reduction-in-force separation notice, or notice of proposed removal; and your most recent performance evaluation; and an SF-50 demonstrating your separation or the position you will be separated from; or
  • Worker’s compensation separation (agency certification of inability to place employee and notification of separation or a separation SF-50; or
  • Disability annuity termination (notification from OPM of disability annuity termination and separation SF-50 of the last position held); or
  • Military reserve or National Guard technician special disability retirement annuity under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456 (certification of special disability retirement annuity from a military department or National Guard bureau and separation SF-50 of the last position held).

Failure to submit any of the above mentioned required documents may result in loss of consideration due to an incomplete application package. It is your responsibility to ensure that all required documents have been submitted by the closing date of the announcement. You will not be contacted for additional information.

  • Apply:

How to Apply

To apply for this position, you must complete the https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10605336 and submit the documentation specified in the required documents section below.
The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 10/11/2019 to receive consideration.
1. To begin, click apply online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS résumé and/or other supporting documents and to complete the occupational questionnaire.
2. Click submit my answers to submit your application package.

Note: It is your responsibility to ensure that your response and any appropriate documentation is submitted by the closing date of the announcement. To verify that your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, select the application status link, and then select the more information link for this position. The details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to your application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS accountand click update application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your résumé and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

Alternate Application Information: If you are unable to apply online you may review additional options: here You may also call the Alternate Application phone line Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, excluding Federal Holidays, at 1-478-744-2360.

 

 

 

Metropolitan Council – St. Paul, MN

Director, Real Estate Management

Salary range:  $99,486 – $141,107 annually

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Continuous

We are the Metropolitan Council, the regional government for the seven-county Twin Cities metropolitan area. We plan 30 years ahead for the future of the metropolitan area and provide regional transportation, wastewater, and housing services. More information about us on our website.

General Duties:

The Real Estate Management Director provides strategic leadership for the timely and effective provision of the services and transactions necessary to meet Metropolitan Council real estate property needs and requirements, including acquisition, disposition, leases, licenses and relocation in compliance with all federal and state statutes, rules and regulations governing real estate property transactions. This position coordinates real estate activities across the Council and develops work plans, policies, and procedures that support the Council’s real estate business strategy.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Real Estate, Finance, Law, Engineering or a closely related field AND eight or more years of progressively responsible experience in real estate management including five or more years of supervisory or leadership experience

OR

A Master’s degree in Business Administration, Real Estate, Finance, Law, Engineering or a closely related field AND six or more years of progressively responsible experience in real estate management including five or more years of supervisory or leadership experience

Desired Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of and experience with public sector real estate programs.
  • Experience directing real estate programs requiring coordination and negotiation with governmental entities, private developers, and individuals.
  • MBA and/or JD

 Apply:

 See complete job posting and application instructions @  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/metrocouncil

9.19.19

Job Summary

Coordinates and secures the acquisition of property in easements and fee titles necessary for highway construction projects. This is technical work conducting negotiations, deeds, and other documents from property owners for land to be used in County improvements.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

These examples of typical duties do not include all possible tasks for this classification and do not limit the assignment of related tasks. Regular attendance according to the department’s approved work schedule is required for all Sherburne County positions.

  • Orders appraisals and provides information to contracted appraiser.
  • Consults with property owners and conducts negotiations for securing the direct purchase of property and settlement of damage claims.
  • Consults with engineering/design regarding possible additional damages to property being acquired.
  • Provides technical assistance to County Attorney’s Office in the matter of eminent domain proceedings.
  • Maintain records of all acquisitions.
  • Vacate any right of way that is no longer required in conjunction with the acquisition process.
  • Order title work and determine what interests have to be cleared and determine how to best accomplish.
  • Follow County policy, state statutes, and federal regulations in all acquisitions.
  • Provide Right of Way interests (width) for the general public and other entities.

Minimum Qualifications

Associate’s Degree in Civil Engineering Technology, Surveying, Real Estate, Appraisal or 5 years’ relevant work experience in related fields.

Must have valid MN driver’s license.

Apply: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/sherburne/jobs/2519083/right-of-way-agent?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

COMMERCIAL APPRAISER – Job # 2024.19.001
POSTING TYPE: External
DEPARTMENT: Assessing Services
HOURS: Full-time
ANTICIPATED HIRING RANGE: $60,230 – $67,758/year
SALARY RANGE: $60,230 – $94,109/year (108 Grade)
LOCATION: Hastings
UNION: Teamsters 320
CLOSE DATE: 4:30 PM as of 8/7/19

Apply here: https://agency.governmentjobs.com/dakota/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=2515151

Valbridge Property Advisors | Minneapolis-St. Paul works in a true team environment.  Through weekly team meetings and ongoing collaboration, we work together to ensure we exceed our clients’ expectations and foster development of our team members. We are currently hiring for three positions; Senior Appraiser, Associate Appraiser and Analyst.

  • Senior Appraiser: Appraise a variety of commercial properties for bank lending, property tax appeal, eminent domain, and other purposes. Lead the appraisal process with minimal supervision.
    • Minimum 4 years of experience required
    • Minnesota Certified General license required
    • 4-year college degree required
    • Strong Excel and Word skills desired
    • MAI designation / desire to earn the MAI designation is preferred
    • Successful candidates will have strong attention to detail, self-motivation and the ability to work and solve problems independently
  • Associate Appraiser: Appraise a variety of commercial properties for bank lending, property tax appeal, eminent domain, and other purposes. Lead the appraisal process in collaboration with a Managing Director.
    • 1+ year experience required
    • Minnesota Trainee license required
    • 4-year college degree required
    • Strong Excel and Word skills desired
    • Desire to earn the MAI designation is preferred
    • Successful candidates will have strong attention to detail, self-motivation and the ability to work and solve problems independently
  • Analyst: Performs file set-up, data gathering, creating property maps, graphics and exhibits, property research, writing of report sections
    • No experience required
    • College degree preferred, but not required
    • This position can be long-term, or a stepping stone to appraiser positions
    • Strong Excel and Word skills desired

Benefits:

  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • 401k with company match
  • Tuition reimbursement for pre-license and MAI designation education
  • Appraisal Institute dues assistance
  • Generous paid time off (PTO)
  • Paid holidays
  • Cell phone allowance

Contact: jfolland@valbridge.com

Job Description
Valucentric is a fast growing real estate appraisal firm that is completely appraiser owned with W2 staff operating in 20+ states. We specialize in residential and commercial valuations and have a tremendous ground level growth opportunity in the greater Minneapolis area for Certified Residential and Certified General Appraisers looking for steady consistent work.

We seek experienced, high-caliber credentialed appraisers looking for an opportunity to expand with Valucentric’s unique business model. Valucentric provides industry-leading technology for efficient research and analytics, which is vital for our high standards of quality reporting. We are highly committed to exceeding client expectations for accuracy and swift delivery in this fast paced, deadline driven industry. The superior recourses we offer, along with extreme respect for all TEAM members, make Valucentric an extraordinary working environment!

The Valucentric TEAM works collaboratively in all aspects of the business, a truly futuristic approach in our industry. Benefits include:

  • On-going Client development
  • Full back-office Administrative support
  • National Data Center staffed with Senior Level Appraisers
  • Expert assistance in complex assignments
  • Trainee, Licensee support programs
  • Twice Monthly Direct Deposit
  • Health, Dental, Vision, Life, 401K match
  • E&O, Data Access & Forms, Remote Positions and more!!!

Contact us today to learn more about all the great happenings at Valucentric!

Send your resume to sales@valucentric.com

Visit our site @ www.Valucentric.com

Description:
The Minneapolis/St. Paul office of Integra Realty Resources, the nation’s largest independent valuation and consulting firm with Industry leading tools and technology is seeking a junior or entry level analyst (commercial real estate appraiser trainee).  This position is well-suited for those with 0-3 years of relevant real estate experience who wish to learn and work toward obtaining certified general appraisal license and appraising commercial real estate.  Knowledge of real estate, accounting/finance, economics and business gained through previous work experience or through real estate coursework is preferred.  Specific duties include assisting senior analysts/appraisers with analysis of complex commercial real estate and production of commercial real estate appraisal reports.  Tasks include arraying data into graphs and maps for use as report exhibits, researching, verifying and analyzing commercial real estate sales and lease transactions, and entering sale and lease transactions into IRR’s proprietary database, property inspections, report preparation, conducting market surveys and research, learning all aspects of the appraisal and valuation process.

Compensation: Full Time position with competitive compensation and benefits

Requirements:

  • Self-motivation with ability to work autonomously and as a team member.
  • Excellent analytical skills, attention to detail, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to balance multiple assignments with varying deadlines.
  • Advanced Microsoft Word and Excel skills.
  • Willingness to occasionally travel regionally.
  • An undergraduate degree is required. Degree in real estate, finance/accounting, business and/or experience in these fields are preferred.
  • Basic knowledge of real estate
  • Current Real Estate Appraisal Trainee license or currently taking classes preferred.

Contact: MinneapolisCareers@irr.com

The Appraisal Group (TAG) is an established and reputable firm with a large and varied client base. TAG provides a competitive business model, dynamic and user-friendly reports, within a fun and growth-oriented environment.

TAG is seeking qualified individuals to prepare Narrative Appraisals. The appraisals are for lender transactions and litigation cases involving Eminent Domain, Tax Appeals, and Estate Administration.

This position is a fantastic opportunity regarding flexibility and deciding the level of assistance from TAG. You will work remotely using our cloud-based system. If desired, you can interact with other appraisers and research market data at TAG’s company headquarters in Maple Grove, Minnesota.

Compensation is based on experience and performance and paid per hour or per assignment.

Scenario One

  • Produce entire report with nominal assistance from TAG
  • Highest level of compensation

Scenario Two*

  • Produce Narrative Appraisals via a “Team Approach”.
  • Menu driven. You determine the level of assistance from TAG.
  • Compensation based on a per project or per hour basis.

*Team Approach Assistance “Available” to Contractor Appraiser

  • Team Member will assist you with property inspection
  • Team Member will measure building and verify findings with county, city, broker, etc.
  • Team Member will input building measurements into computer generated drawing using Apex
  • Team Member will take photos and integrate into the report
  • Team Member will integrate County and City data into the report
  • Team Member will complete component parts of report including building and site descriptions
  • Team Member will verify comparable data selected by you
  • Team Member will integrate comparable sale and rental data into the report
  • Team Member will assist in the development of a Discounted Cash Flow Analysis
  • Team Member is available for additional assistance at your direction

Requirements

  • Certified General Appraisal License with 7+ years of experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and are proficient in MS Word and MS Excel.
  • Good attention to detail and the capability to meet deadlines.
  • Desire to work in a fun and growth-oriented organization.

Send Resume and Cover Letter to  info@tagmn.com

Company Description:
Since 1980, Mueller Reports has been providing data collection and business intelligence solutions for insurance carriers and financial institutions. As a current leader in the industry, Mueller Reports is committed to delivering the most reliable information with the best possible time service.

About the Position:
The mortgage lending environment is in the midst of evolving from legacy products and processes, to a more streamlined model. For example, traditionally, residential appraisers have been responsible for physically inspecting homes that they are appraising. Based on changing policies and service level expectations, the appraiser of the future will rely upon an independent third-party to complete the physical inspection, while the appraiser focuses their energy on analysis and report development. This new bifurcated process, which has been successfully used in the context of Evaluations, will be broadly adopted in the forward origination space.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provides desktop appraisal services for lending institutions in compliance with USPAP, as well as other applicable state and federal guidelines.
  • Leverages core valuation skill sets and prior field experience as a real estate appraiser to accurately determine current market value of a given subject property.
  • Continually develop knowledge of market trends and property values in the division’s lending area.
  • Provide feedback to management for continuous improvement to appraisal systems and software.

Qualifications and Required Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (preferred)
  • Active Appraiser license or certification as required by state’s regulatory agency
  • Be in good standing with the states in which appraiser is performing services
  • Ability to analyze and reconcile real property data, draw sound conclusions, summarize and document results
  • Ability to deliver clear and understandable results
  • Detail oriented and self-motivated

Benefits:

  • Consistent volume
  • Only desktop assignments
  • No sitting in traffic or driving comps
  • No physical inspections
  • No consumer or client interaction

For more information and to apply please visit the following link: APPLY or email Recruiting@MuellerReports.com

Bloomington, MN

Chadwick Appraisals is looking for experienced Certified General Real Estate Appraisers. Qualified candidates will be responsible for appraising all types of commercial real estate. Applicants must possess strong research and analytical skills, the ability to meet deadlines with limited supervision, excellent verbal and written communication skills, attention to detail, proficiency in Word and Excel, and be self-sufficient and self-motivated.  Compensation is negotiable.

Please respond with a cover letter and resume via email to info@cwrea.com.  All responses will be kept confidential.

Description:

The Minneapolis/St. Paul office of Integra Realty Resources, the nation’s largest independentvaluation and consulting firm with Industry leading tools and technology is seeking a senior level analyst (commercial real estate appraiser) with the ability to complete complex appraisal assignments in a timely manner with minimal oversight. Senior Analysts perform real estate valuations and market analysis of individual properties as well as portfolios of properties for all property types. Specific duties include analysis of complex commercial real estate and production of commercial real estate appraisal reports and/or market studies, analysis of historical and projected revenue and operating expenses for properties, creation of Argus (cash flow software) models for complex income property assignments and other financial analysis, research and analysis of market trends including conducting market interviews, arraying data into graphs and maps for use as report exhibits, researching, verifying and analyzing commercial real estate sales and lease transactions, and entering sale and lease transactions into IRR’s proprietary database.

Compensation: Full Time position with competitive compensation and benefits

Requirements:

  • Certified General Real Estate Appraisal License
  • Minimum of 3 years of commercial appraisal experience
  • Desire to attain the MAI designation is preferred
  • Excellent analytical skills, attention to detail, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to balance multiple complex assignments with varying deadlines.
  • Advanced Microsoft Word and Excel skills.
  • Self-motivation with ability to work autonomously or as a team member.
  • Willingness to travel regionally.
  • An undergraduate degree is required. Degree in real estate, finance/accounting, business and/or experience in these fields are preferred.

ContactMinneapolisCareers@irr.com

Appraisers Seeking New Opportunities

Certified Residential Appraiser seeking job as Appraiser Supervisor or Quality Control Review or related.  I have extensive experience in all areas of residential appraising.

Interested parties, please contact Tom Campbell at tomc1221@gmail.com.

Trainees Seeking Supervisors

Residential trainee recently completed Kaplan’s appraisal course and passed the MN State trainee exam.  Now seeking a Supervisor to fulfill 2,000 trainee hours.

Interested parties, please contact trainee Jon Ivascu at jon.ivascu@gmail.com.

Interested parties, please contact Angila Kilzer at angilakilzer@gmail.com

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