- Salary: $76,437.40 - $84,049.68 Annually
- Location: Houston
- Job Type: Full Time
- Department: Houston Public Works
- Job Number: 30132
- Closing: 1/26/2023
Section: Capital Projects, Real Estate Services, Appraisal
Location: 611 Walker Street, 19th Floor
Workdays & Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.*
Subject to change*
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Reviews subject property information and request any additional information that may facilitate the appraisal process. Prepares appraisal engagement assignment letters. Reviews appraisal reports for USPAP compliance and City, State and Federal (if needed) requirements. Consults with external appraisers. Makes sound recommendations to management regarding the credibility and reliability of appraisal reports. May prepare internal Cost Estimates, Probable Price Estimates, and Appraisals. Must understand real estate appraisal principles and terminology. Reviews project drawings with City engineers, architects, contractors, and developers to resolve real estate design issues raised by developers, constituents, other government agencies, and/or property owners. Responds to complaints or inquiries from property owners, City officials, or outside agencies regarding pending real estate transactions involving the City of Houston’s property interests. May serve as team lead and/or as a project manager coordinating larger appraisal/valuation activities. Successful candidates must be self-directed and possess superior customer service skills. Performs other duties as assigned.
This position is physically comfortable; the individual has discretion about walking, standing, etc. There are no major sources of discomfort, i.e., essentially normal office environment with acceptable lighting temperature and air conditions.
This is a Department of Houston Public Works Emergency Management position at the Tier III Level.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS/EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Requires a Bachelor's degree in Real Estate, Business Administration, Public Administration or a closely related field.
Four (4) years of professional experience in real estate activities, design or a closely related experience are required.
Directly related professional experience may be substituted for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis.
Although not required, preference will be given to applicants with the following:
- 4+ years of experience in commercial real estate appraisal with a minimum of 1 year of commercial real estate appraisal review.
- 1+ year of condemnation appraisal experience and/or 1+year of condemnation appraisal review experience.
- Proficiency in MS Word, Excel and Outlook.
- Working knowledge in PowerPoint.
- Experience with Access and Publisher is an advantage.
- Strong writing skills and solid oral communication.
**Preference will also be given to candidates who possess a valid Texas Driver’s license and be in compliance with the City of Houston’s policy on driving (AP 2-2).
**Preference shall be given to eligible veteran applicants provided such persons possess the qualifications necessary for competent discharge of the duties involved in the position applied for, such persons are among the most qualified candidates for the position, and all other factors in accordance with Executive Order 1-6.**
SELECTION/SKILLS TESTS REQUIRED: None
However, the department may administer a skill assessment evaluation.
SAFETY IMPACT POSITION: Yes
If yes, this position is subject to random drug testing and if a promotional position, candidate must pass an assignment drug test.
Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate's qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification.
Only online applications will be accepted for this City of Houston job and must be received by the Human Resources Department during active posting period. Applications must be submitted online at: www.houstontx.gov.
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Due to the high volume of applications received for the multiple variety of available city jobs, the Hiring Department will contact you directly, should you be selected to advance in our recruitment process.
All new and rehires must pass a pre-employment drug test and are subject to a physical examination and verification of information provided.
EOE Equal Opportunity Employer
The City of Houston is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy
Agency: City of Houston
Address: 901 Bagby St, Houston, Texas, 77002