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Farm Credit Services of America (FCSAmerica) is seeking a Real Estate and Chattel Appraiser to join our Appraisal team. This role will complete real estate and chattel appraisals within a defined territory focusing mostly on improved, or moderately complex to highly complex assignments. Responsible for data management including collection, verification and analysis of sales as well as maintaining other information required for the valuation process. Updates benchmark farm values in assigned territory. Certified appraisers supervise/mentor non-certified appraisers and review their appraisals, provide recommendations for the approved residential appraiser list in assigned territory. Consults with appraisal and regional team members, as well as customers, regarding appraisal issues and market trends. Complies with Farm Credit Services of America/Frontier Farm Credit appraisal standards and Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). Works in a team environment to accomplish goals and consistently provides for a great customer experience.
Complete real estate and chattel appraisals while providing a great customer experience. Focus primarily on the moderately complex to complex appraisal assignments or appraisals for higher risk loans. Conduct property inspections when necessary. Apply a differential approach to analysis and reporting. Effectively use technology in the valuation process. Appraisals must meet Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice and Farm Credit Services of America/Frontier Standards.
Level 19: This grade level generally applies to Trainees who are in the process of becoming a Certified General appraiser. Requires moderate guidance and oversight. Delegated authorities for chattel appraisals. Focus on non-complex to moderately complex assignments. Complete the analysis for real estate appraisals and submit to certified appraisers for completion with adequate lead time to assure requested completion dates or mutually agreed-upon timeframes are met. Appraisals submitted to certified appraisers require minimal to moderate additional analysis and are acceptable quality to comply with state appraisal boards. Consistently demonstrate production and turnaround time that meets expectations.
Level 21: This grade level generally applies to those who have a Certified General license. Requires limited guidance and oversight. Moderate delegated authorities for real estate and chattel appraisals. Focus on the moderately complex assignments. Consistently demonstrate production and turnaround time that meets or exceeds expectations.
Level 23: Requires limited guidance and oversight. Maximum delegated authorities for real estate and chattel appraisals. Focus on the moderately complex to highly complex assignments. Consistently demonstrate production and turnaround time that exceeds expectations.
Review and finalize appraisals completed by non-certified appraisers, providing constructive feedback to develop their appraisal skills.
Level 21 and 23: General Certified Appraisers with at least 3 years of experience since certification.
Responsible for data management in assigned area. Ensures adequate sales data is analyzed in assigned territory to provide a reliable basis for appraisals, valuation systems and market zone ranges. Coordinates effort with the Appraisal Sales Specialists and also collects, verifies and analyzes sales. Maintains adequate cost and income data. Effectively uses technology for data management and is adaptable to change resulting from changes in processes or technology.
Level 19: Focuses on sales of non-complex to moderately complex properties
Level 21: Focus on sales of non-complex to moderately complex properties.
Level 23: Focus on sales with complexity ranging from non-complex to highly complex.
Maintains market zones and benchmarks as assigned estimating values according to FCSAmerica/Frontier standards.
Level 19: Benchmark values are submitted to certified appraisers for completion.
Maintains a visible presence with the regional teams providing market data support and valuation consulting.
Collaborates effectively with appraisal team members to ensure seamless customer service. Includes providing backup for other appraisers across territory lines.
Maintains relationships with local external appraisers for the purpose of maintaining an adequate approved appraiser list.
Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university.
Up to 8 years related experience required with experience in real estate appraisal preferred.
Ability to act independently and make appropriate decisions consistently with moderate to minimal guidance and oversight.
An understanding of the influences and appraisal concepts that impact land values and other agricultural assets.
18 vacation daysand 15 sick leave days begin accruing the day you start
7 paid holidays
Quality health, dental, visioninsurance with competitive monthly premiums
6 weeks paid parental leave
All employees eligible for market competitive annual incentive program
401kpotential for 9% employer contribution on day one
FCSAmerica is a leading provider of credit and crop insurance to farmers and ranchers in Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming. It takes a lot of expertise to meet the needs of today’s agricultural industry, and our 1,700 employees provide that in areas of lending, risk management, technology, marketing, customer and employee education.
We are headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, and support our customers and their rural communities from 43 local offices across our four-state territory. We take pride in serving every aspect of agriculture, from the young and beginning producer to some of the nation’s largest and most complex agribusinesses. The satisfaction that comes with serving an industry vital to all our lives shows in teammate surveys. FCSAmerica regularly is voted a top place to work.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 969
About Farm Credit Services of America / Frontier Farm Credit
Farm Credit Services of America, based in Omaha, Nebraska, is dedicated to serving the agricultural credit, risk management and financial needs of farmers and ranchers in Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming.
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