Real Estate Appraiser I
Company: City Of Eden Prairie
Location: Eden Prairie
Posted on: November 18, 2020
Real Estate Appraiser I
Status: Full-time regular position
Salary Range: $30.77 per hour to $37.36 per hour (2020 pay
Benefits: Qualifies for full-time benefits date of hire
Location: City Center
Hours: Standard business hours (8am-4:30pm), may vary based on
Reporting Relationship: Reports to Senior Appraiser
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 responsible
The role of the Real Estate Appraiser I position is to appraise new
and existing single family, town homes and condos and perform
reviews for residential property. The primary position
responsibilities and areas of impact are:
- Tracks and analyzes the real estate market by physically
inspecting properties, developing and applying appraisal
techniques, and maintaining accurate and consistent data on
- 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
- Completes analysis for review of market values and
classifications of properties during Board of Appeal and
Equalization and for appeals during the assessment year;
communicates with public, other departments, cities, and government
agencies for a variety of reasons which include deadlines, property
information, and state statute requirements.
- Assists in coordination of 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.
Education/Experience: Bachelor's degree in real estate, finance,
accounting or related business degree required.
Licenses: Ability to obtain the Certified Minnesota Assessor (CMA)
license within two years of employment, and ability to obtain AMA
certification by July 1, 2022 or within four years from the date
initial Minnesota Assessor License was obtained, whichever is
Work Experience: Education in real estate appraisal and/or
technical experience in assessing preferred.
Technical Skills: MS Office (Word, Excel).
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. Work
interruptions are frequent.
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 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
Composure: Exhibits self-confidence and asserts self appropriately
in several different situations; maintains professionalism while
under pressure; can handle stress; energized by tough
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; uses innovative ways to complete tasks and
City of Eden Prairie Pre-employment Process
The City of Eden Prairie conducts the following pre-employment
checks for the Appraiser position:
- Professional Reference Checks
- Background Check
- Degree Verification
All final candidates must successful complete and pass the
pre-employment process before their first day of employment.
City of Eden Prairie Application Timeline
Application Deadline: Friday, November 20, 2020
Review Applicants: Week of November 23, 2020
First Round Interviews: Week of November 30, 2020
Final Round Interviews: Week of December 7, 2020
Anticipated Start Date: January, 2021 (negotiable)
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