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Real Estate Appraiser III

City Of Eden Prairie
Eden Prairie, MN Full-time
Posted on September 19, 2019

Real Estate Appraiser III Position Details

Status: Full-time regular position

Salary: $76,440 - $91,728 annual ($36.75 –$44.10 per hour), depending on qualifications (exempt).

Benefits: Qualifies for full-time benefits date of hire.

Location: City Center

Hours: Standard business hours (8 am-4:30 pm), may vary based on business need.

Reporting Relationship: Reports to City Assessor

Community Development Department

The Community Development Department is comprised of planning, assessing, economic development, and housing and community services. This department supports the long-term vitality of the City through city-wide land use planning, development review activities, maintaining a positive environment for business, addressing housing and community service needs, and enhancing revenue generation through responsible property valuations.

Position Responsibilities

The Real Estate Appraiser III position performs appraisals and participates in appeals of commercial, industrial, and apartment properties and complex, controversial and high-value residential properties. The primary position responsibilities and areas of impact are:

  1. Performs high-level research and sales analyses; develops written reports.
  2. Tracks and analyzes the real estate market by physically inspecting properties, developing and applying appraisal techniques, and maintaining accurate and consistent data on properties.
  3. Appraises new and existing properties; coordinates with assessing staff to review and value 20% of all properties in Eden Prairie; appraises new construction properties; calculates values on the properties; studies market trends to ensure accuracy with State, County, and City guidelines
  4. Supports market values and classifications of properties during the Board of Appeal and Equalization and for appeals during the assessment year.
  5. Coordinates all administrative and reporting requirements for the annual assessment; prepares property division/combinations by gathering information from various city departments, Hennepin County and property owners; completes a variety of administrative related duties.

While these areas are the primary focus of the position, we believe strongly in teamwork and employees will be called upon to perform a variety of duties as a part of their role with the City.

Position Requirements

Education: Bachelor’s degree in real estate, finance, business, accounting or related field is required or ten years of progressively responsible assessing experience may be substituted for the Bachelor’s Degree.

License: An Accredited Minnesota Assessor (AMA) license from the State Board of Assessors is required and ability to obtain a Senior Accredited Minnesota Assessor (SAMA) license within one year of hire. Current SAMA license preferred.

Work Experience: Minimum of five years of appraisal experience, with income property appraisal experience required.

Technical Skills: Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook) required.

City of Eden Prairie Values

We are a service organization. We take pride in what we do. We cultivate a supportive, encouraging and productive culture with a strong customer focus. We promote wellness and plan work/life balance into our goals. We value differences and foster inclusion. We achieve success by exhibiting our core values: collaboration, innovation, integrity, performance, and relationships.

Position Specific Expectations

Communication: Able to convey a message to get a point across; communicates in a clear and concise manner; able to write clearly and succinctly; tailors message to a variety of communication settings and styles.

Attention to Detail: Able to find errors in work and solve problems; anticipates issues and performs at a high level of accuracy; sets up systems to ensure errors are not repeated.

Accountability: Follows through on commitments; focuses on appropriate tasks throughout the shift; takes responsibilities for actions both as an individual and on behalf of the organization; actions and words are in sync; follows all policies and procedures; maintains confidentiality; is prepared and punctual to all scheduled shifts.

Composure: Exhibits self-confidence and asserts self appropriately in several different situations; maintains professionalism while under pressure; can handle stress; energized by tough challenges.

Organization: Ability to coordinate several activities, responsibilities, and tasks simultaneously in a polite and professional manner; prioritizes what needs to get done; keeps things neat and orderly; utilizes tools for efficiency; factors several considerations when planning; establishes methods to ensure routine tasks are completed.

Creativity: Effective at generating ideas relative to the organization’s goals; able to build off the ideas of others in new and different ways; use innovative ways to complete tasks and responsibilities.

Physical Requirements: Physical effort is light for the majority of work with lifting or carrying limited to 25 pounds intermittently. There are site and building inspections that involve prolonged standing, climbing, and walking. Periods of time with significant customer contact by phone and e-mail. Report preparation and writing at times requires extended use of a keyboard.  Appraiser III level will have significant time spent negotiating and discussing values with attorneys and taxpayers.

Working Conditions: Work is split between a normal office environment and on-site inspections of properties. Driving is required for on-site inspections and to attend meetings.

City of Eden Prairie Pre-employment Process

The City of Eden Prairie conducts the following pre-employment checks for the Appraiser position:

  1. Professional Reference Checks
  2. Work History and Education Verification
  3. Criminal History and Driver’s License Check

All final candidates must successfully complete and pass the pre-employment process before their first day of employment.