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Job Title:
Appraiser
Division:
Standards and Enforcement Services (TALCB)
Job Posting #
1805-16-TALCB
Monthly Salary:
$3,550.00 - $3,750.00
State Classification:
Appraiser II
Class No., Group:
2064, B19
Location:
Austin
FLSA Status:
Exempt
Work Week:
Monday-Friday, 40 hours/week (flex schedule may be possible after first evaluation)
Travel:
10%
Posting Date:
05/02/2018
Closing Date:
Until Filled
Job Summary:

Serve as an appraiser in the Texas Appraiser Licensing & Certification Board’s (TALCB) Standards & Enforcement Services Division.  Investigate complaints or audits involving appraisers and appraisal management companies.

Minimum Education:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university.

Experience:
  • Minimum four years of experience as a certified residential real estate appraiser.
  • Texas certified residential real estate appraiser or ability to obtain license within 30 days of employment.
  • Must be willing to upgrade license to general certification by gaining experience in commercial appraisal in accordance with an agreed upon schedule.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of appraisal principles, techniques, and procedures.
  • Knowledge of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice.
  • Knowledge of word processing and other software programs, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.
  • Knowledge of business letter writing, grammar and punctuation, and report preparation.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in a professional manner and to apply tact and diplomacy with others to gain cooperation and compliance.
  • Ability to plan, organize and arrange workload to meet schedules and deadlines, working both independently, as well as within a team environment.
  • Ability to adapt and multi-task while delivering quality results in a timely manner.
  • Ability to work effectively in high-pressure situations under strict deadlines with strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to learn the laws, regulations, and rules pertaining to real estate appraisers and appraisal management companies.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in real estate appraisal, appraisal reviews or as an investigator in an enforcement agency.
  • Knowledge of the Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Act, Texas Occupations Code Chapter 1103, and corresponding Texas Appraiser Licensing & Certification Board Rules.
  • Knowledge of the Texas Appraisal Management Company Registration and Regulation Act, Texas Occupations Code Chapter 1104, and corresponding Texas Appraiser Licensing & Certification Board Rules.
  • Prior work experience or educational background in commercial real estate.
  • Familiarity with Multiple Listing Service (MLS) and commercial database systems.
Job Duties:
  • Investigate or assist in investigating complaints or audits involving appraisers and appraisal management companies.
  • Prepare or assist in preparing investigative reports and exhibits and documents for hearings.
  • Interview or assist in interviewing witnesses and parties to complaints and audits.
  • Assist in preparing for courtroom testimony or testify regarding investigations and audits conducted.
  • Maintain and manage or assist in maintaining and managing a caseload of complaints and audits.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Additional Requirements:

Resume and cover letter detailing how your experience fits the duties of this position.

Copies of college transcripts and applicable appraiser credentials must be provided at the time of interview

Environmental & Physical Conditions:  Normal office work environment, mostly sedentary in nature. May involve walking; standing; remaining stationary for long periods of time; pulling and pushing; kneeling, stooping and bending; and safely lifting and carrying items weighing up to 30 pounds. Work involves extensive telephone usage and repetitive hand/wrist/finger motions while using the computer.

To Apply:

Submit a complete (no blanks) State of Texas Employment Application along with a cover letter, resume, and DD-214 or DD-1300 (if applicable) to:  human.resources@trec.texas.gov or 512-936-3547 (fax).  Applications may be submitted via WorkInTexas; however, the additional documents must be submitted to Human Resources prior to being considered for an interview. 

Applications will not be considered until all required documentation is received by TREC/TALCB.

Skills test will be conducted at the time of interview.

Military Crosswalk Information: http://www.hr.sao.texas.gov/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_LandSurveyingAppraisingandUtilities.pdf

Contact:

Human Resources 512-936-3604