*Position can be based in either Stockton, Merced, or Turlock, CA.
An Appraiser/Senior Appraiser is a licensed state Certified General appraiser. This role is a generalist building on experience gained during the licensing period and is responsible for performing functions required to provide accurate appraisals of real property and, in some cases, personal property (chattel) of increased and varied complexity. Real Estate Valuations may include: valuing land with varying water rights, lands in transition, permanent plantings, recreational properties and assisting on large complex appraisal assignments including facility appraisals.
• Prepares real estate appraisals on selected loans completing increasingly complex real estate assignments that may involve pledged collateral for large or complex loans.
• Assists senior staff in developing real estate appraisals on large complex valuations. Completes appraisals under delegated authority or under the supervision of a senior staff member.
• Collects sales information from a variety of sources. This may include county websites, MLS and realtor websites. Has established relationships with realtors and others in order to obtain documentation and verification of the sales and other market data.
• Prepares appraisals for outside fee customers.
• Responds to Association staff or others by providing written and verbal information about appraisal programs and projects.
• Effectively works with customers and other Association employees. Responds independently to requests for information and assistance.
• Application of approved appraisal techniques and analysis of complex agricultural operations is necessary.
• Completes appraisals outside the region as directed.
• Initiate written and telephone communications to obtain information and related documents.
• Perform other duties assigned.
TYPICAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
• Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, business administration, finance, accounting, economics, or other related field is preferred and required for state licensing.
• Must have obtained a Certified General Appraiser License or be in the process of obtaining, and is in compliance with the continuing education requirements for certification as established by the Appraisal Foundation and approved by the appropriate state appraisal boards.
• Have or encouraged to be working towards acquiring professional appraisal designation by a national appraisal society recognized by the Appraisal Foundation (ARA or MAI preferred).
• Have greater than 3 years real estate appraisal experience.
• Moderate level of travel in performance of job.
• Ability to work well with employees at all levels; exercise initiative; convey ideas clearly; make sound appraisal decisions.
• Ability to communicate/coordinate effectively with all levels of management throughout AAC. Ability to work harmoniously with employees at all levels of the organization.
• Demonstrated ability to generate highly accurate work.
• Must be proficient in organizing and prioritizing work to meet deadlines.
• Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
• Exceptional persuasive and interpersonal skills.
• Proficient in the use of PC, including e-mail, word processing and electronic spreadsheet software.
ESSENTIAL JOB REQUIREMENTS:
All hiring is contingent on eligibility to work in the United States. We are unable to sponsor or transfer visas for applicants.
Must have the ability to perform basic office tasks and work in a typical office setting. Employee will be sitting for extended periods of time and accomplishing work at a desk and work at a computer for an extended period of time. Must have strong written and verbal communication skills to adequately convey ideas and work well with a team. Ability to talk and hear, sit and use their hands and fingers, and reach in all directions is essential in performance of the job. Some lifting and moving of items up to 50 pounds required. In the course of conducting inspections, must have the ability to walk ½ mile, navigate steep terrain and/or construction sites and safely cross fences. Work during established business hours and may require occasional weekend and/or evening work. Other physical activities may include: Adjusting, balancing, climbing, connecting, crawling, crouching, digging, feeling, grasping, hearing, kneeling, lifting, operating, pulling pushing reaching reading repetitive motions, standing, stooping, talking, walking, writing, measuring, physical observation, and driving.
Internal Number: 721
About American AgCredit
Working a farm isn’t the only way to work in agriculture. At American AgCredit, working in farming and ranching isn’t just a job – it’s a way of life. The more you get to know us, the more you’ll begin to understand no one is more dedicated to agriculture and the values of the people who work in this industry than the people at American AgCredit. For a work environment which will demand the best you have to offer and appreciate everything you have to give, there’s no place better.
WHY WORK AT AMERICAN AGCREDIT?
The opportunity, environment and incentives for employees to deliver the highest level of services to customers, and to contribute to the attainment of Association goals.
The latest technology.
Exceptional Employee Benefits including health insurance, retirement plans, vacation, holidays, sick leave, tuition reimbursement and more. Competitive pay.
Collaborative, creative and friendly work environment.
American AgCredit’s vision is to be the premier provider of agricultural financial services, surpassing all other financial institutions in customer service, quality products, and innovative practices. By providing these services, we will directly assist the production and distribution of agricultural commodities throughout America and the world.