TxDOT's Right of Way Division is looking for an Appraiser III based in Austin, TX. We have a diverse workforce of over 12,000 employees statewide. If you want to build an exciting career, let’s talk!
At TxDOT, we value employee work-life-balance. In keeping with our commitment to this value, our employees benefit from a wide array of programs and activities that include telework, flexed and compressed work schedules, wellness leave incentive, in-house wellness center, career development programs, tuition assistance, and various other benefits. For a complete list of our total compensation package please visit our website at: http://ftp.dot.state.tx.us/pub/txdot-info/hrd/careers/hidden_benefits.pdf
The Right of Way Appraiser III performs highly advanced appraisal work. Appraises real estate, and reviews and validates real estate appraisals to substantiate approved property values. This position will lead employees in a right-of-way section. This role will develop budgetary forecasting estimates for real property acquisitions, develop a database of comparable sales data, and monitor real estate markets throughout Texas. Responsible for ensuring that all tasks are in compliance with policies, procedures and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) standards. Work requires contact with private entities and/or governmental agencies. Employees at this level are virtually self-supervising and assume direct accountability for the work product.
The essential duties for this job include:
Develops and interprets policies and/or procedures to improve the appraisal process
Leads, plans and directs the work activities of section employees
Oversees preparation of reports or findings and makes recommendations for pre-mediation meetings, settlements, hearing and/or jury trials
Oversees the review analysis of appraisals, appraisal reports and/or right of way estimates
Trains Department personnel in appraisal policies and procedures
Verifies fee appraisers as a state certified and approved and/or selects the best qualified for appraisal assignments
Advises and consults with Department personnel regarding recommendations, corrections or additional data required for appraisals, appraisal reports and/or eminent domain matters.
Analyzes appraisal values and/or real estate estimates to determine the range of value decisions regarding eminent domain, Special Commissioner's awards and proposed settlements.
Assists in revolving real estate acquisition, lease and/or appraisal problems.
Performs other job responsibilities as assigned.
Right of Way Division
118 E. Riverside Drive, Austin, TX 78704
This position requires 25% of overnight travel.
State Classification Code: 2065 State Classification Title: Appraiser III Occupational Category: Land, Surveying, Appraising and Utilities
TxDOT is committed to hiring veterans. To assist in determining whether your military experience may pertain to the minimum requirements for this position, Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) codes from each branch of the U.S. Armed Forces have been assigned to each state classification code/title where applicable. The MOS codes are grouped by occupational category.
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Analyzing and organizing business and technical data
Leading, assigning, reviewing and monitoring the work of others
Training in a classroom, office and field environment
Shows integrity and ethical behavior; respects confidentiality, business ethics and organizational standards
Exercises logic and reasoning to define problems, establish facts and draw valid conclusions; makes decisions that support business objectives and goals
This job requires the following:
Relevant experience may be substituted for education on a year per year basis
This job requires the following:
4 Years Real Estate or Appraisal work
Experience can be satisfied by full-time or prorated part-time equivalent
Supervisory experience is preferred
Licenses and Certifications
The following Licenses and/or Certifications are required for this job:
Certified General Real Estate Appraiser-St Lic
Valid Driver's License
MAI Designation Preferred
Safety Impact Certificate (Safety Impact certifications are not required at the time of application. As required, the Safety Impact certification(s) will be issued by TxDOT at the time of hire.)
This is a Safety Impact position and will be subject to random drug testing.
Conditions of Employment
Conditions for this Position: Standards of Employment
Resumes are accepted for additional information, but you must complete the online State of Texas application to include a summary of your work experience. If this information is not completed, your application will be rejected. "See Resume" will not be accepted for work experience.
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