Certified General Appraiser, Review Appraiser, Senior Appraiser
4 Year Degree
Prepares detailed appraisal assignments for independent fee appraisers. Compiles and reviews property and project information provided by City of Houston agents and personnel in Land Acquisition, Asset Management, Surveying and Engineering. Requests any additional information that may facilitate the appraisal process. Reviews appraisals for USPAP compliance as well as with City, State and Federal requirements as needed. Consults with external appraisers regarding credibility and reliability of the appraisal report. Makes sound recommendations to management regarding counter offers from property owners and buyers of City-owned property. Uploads all internal and external appraisal-related work performed on projects and parcels into appropriate City database. Prepares Cost Estimates and Probable Price Estimates for various City projects and departments. Performs internal property appraisals as needed. May be called upon to mentor less experienced staff appraisers and real estate analysts. May be asked to oversee and manage the appraisal requirements of larger real estate projects.
MINIMUM EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS Requires a Bachelor's degree in Real Estate, Business Administration, Public Administration or a closely related field.
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS Four (4) years of professional experience in real estate activities, design or a closely related experience are required.
Directly related professional experience may be substituted for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis.
MINIMUM LICENSE REQUIREMENTS None
Preference will be given to applicants with the following:
Texas State Certified General Real Estate Appraiser. Other Real Estate certifications, licenses or professional designations may be considered.
5+ years of experience in commercial real estate appraisal with a minimum of 2 years of commercial real estate appraisal review.
1+ year of condemnation appraisal experience and/or 1+year of condemnation appraisal review experience.
Required proficiency in MS Word, Excel and Outlook. Working knowledge in PowerPoint. Experience with Access and Publisher is an advantage.
Strong writing skills is mandatory along with solid oral communication skills.
Effective interpersonal skills and the ability to establish and maintain excellent working relationships at diverse levels with both internal and external customers.
**Preference will also be given to candidates who possess a valid Texas Driver’s license and be in compliance with the City of Houston’s policy on driving (Ap 2-2).
**Preference shall be given to eligible veteran applicants provided such persons possess the qualifications necessary for competent discharge of the duties involved in the position applied for, such persons are among the most qualified candidates for the position, and all other factors in accordance with Executive Order 1-6.**
Additional Salary Information: Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate's qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification. Pay Grade 24
Internal Number: 24965
About Houston Public Works
Houston Public Works provides many of the basic services that affect the daily lives of everyone who lives and works in Houston. Primarily, the department is responsible for all the things we take for granted on a daily basis: the administration, planning, maintenance, construction management and technical engineering of the City's infrastructure. This includes the production and distribution of over 146 billion gallons of water per year and the treatment of over 90 billion gallons per year of wastewater. That is enough to fill the Astrodome four times per day with fresh water and over twice per day with wastewater. It also includes the maintenance of the City's over 16,000 lane miles of streets, over 60,000 stormwater manholes, over 100,000 stormwater inlets, over 1,100,000 street name and traffic control signs, over 17,000 freeway and under bridge light fixtures, over 50,000 fire hydrants and traffic signals at over 2,450 intersections.