Overview: The Pacific Northwest Region of the USDA Forest Service plans to advertise a vacancy for a Regional Appraiser (1171 Series) position that serves as the valuation service expert for the Pacific Northwest Region (R-6). The position will be filled at the GS-14 level (salary ranges from $116,201 to $151,058 per year), plus standard Federal benefits. This is NOT a vacancy announcement. The intent of this outreach is to determine interest in the following position. Based on the responses to this outreach, the job will be advertised on USA Jobs (usajobs.gov) in approximately the next 30-60 days.
Duties: The Regional Appraiser has the direct responsibility to manage and direct the Forest Service's real property and land-use valuation for the Region. The incumbent provides leadership, coordination, and direction for the development and administration of regional policies, standards, methods, and procedures for the valuation of real property and real property interests and provides input to national policy. The Regional Appraiser has unlimited final technical approval authority, with no dollar limit, for all appraisal work in the Region, and special assignments in other Regions. The responsibilities also cover associated actions involving real property and interests in real property, such as the integration of resource contributory values into total property value. The Regional Appraiser sets a series of annual, multiyear, or similar types of long-range program-of-work plans and directs implementation. The responsibilities of this position also include providing program direction to the Regional Valuation Staff and setting priorities for assignments in consultation with Regional Directors and Forest Supervisors. The Regional Appraiser coordinates the work of the Region’s Valuation Staff and other realty personnel who are engaged in real property valuation-related assignments within the Region. In coordination with the Forest Service Chief Appraiser and other Regional Appraisers, the Region 6 Regional Appraiser makes out-of-Region assignments to valuation staff.
To Express Interest: Interested applicants should submit a resume by October 22, 2021, to Sally Butts, Director of Recreation, Lands, & Minerals at email@example.com and Jerry Sanchez, Chief Appraiser at firstname.lastname@example.org. You will then be emailed an outreach form to fill out and return.
Requirements: The appraiser must hold a State certified-general appraisal license AND hold a professional appraiser or review appraiser designation or accreditation from a nationally recognized appraisal organization that requires approved classroom training in appraisal practice, experience requirements, a demonstration appraisal report or appraisal review report, and comprehensive qualifying examination.