The Virginia Department of Transportation’s Right of Way (ROW) division is seeking to fill a ROW appraiser position. This position will perform moderate to complex appraisal assignments consistent with local, state and federal laws and the Uniform Standards of Professional appraisal practices. The successful candidate will research and analyze market (comparable sales, zoning, and other governmental regulations, community influences and foreseeable economic changes). This position will consider applicable approaches to value (cost, market and income) to arrive at fair market value. The selected candidate will be able to effectively organize and present the value components in a comprehensive analysis. This positions will participate in estimate of appraisal complexity and time consumptions relative to appraisal cost. The successful candidate will serve as an expert witness by testifying in the Circuit Courts of Virginia as to fair market value of real estate. This position may be based out of VDOT’s Salem, Lynchburg or Staunton Districts.
This position requires a Certified Residential or Licensed Residential Appraiser Credentials. This position also requires a valid driver’s license. In addition, the candidate must have knowledge or disciplines within ROW, knowledge of real estate practices, principles and procedures to include acquisition law (Statutes 25 and 33). Must have knowledge of consultant management and procurement. The selected candidate will have proficiency in the use of computers and web based applications. Must have the ability to analyze information, provide leadership, negotiate and or mediate and the ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with internal and external customers.