Right of Way Appraiser (Nashville, TN)
Tennessee Department of Transportation is accepting applications for a Right of Way Appraiser in Nashville, TN.
LOCATION OF (1) POSITION(S) TO BE FILLED: DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, REGION 3 PROJECT DEVELOPMENT , DAVIDSON COUNTY
This position is located in Region 3 Project Development
- upon appointment, applicants must possess an active Certified General Real Estate Appraiser License as issued by the Tennessee Real Estate Appraiser Commission and a valid motor vehicle operator’s license.
- Determines final estimate value through approval of appraisal or review report.
- Approves or denies the appraisal report.
- Resolves appraisal issues identified through review process in order to arrive at an acceptable value estimate.
- Defines appraisal problem to determine the market value of the affected property.
- Evaluates appropriate approaches needed for the valuation and/or analysis of the subject property.
- Reviews appraisal analyses, judgments, and conclusions concerning land values (includes improvements, damages, and benefits of various tracts).
- Reconciles appropriate approaches needed for the valuation and/or analysis of the subject property.
- Conducts review appraisals for completeness, accuracy, consistency, and compliance with State and Federal laws and specifications.
- Compares right of way plan(s) to field inspection and data research to determine accuracy and define appraisal problem.
- Conducts field inspections of properties and market area to determine accuracy/reliability of appraisal report.
- Conducts field inspections of properties and market area for valuation analysis.
- Gathers documents, including public records and other pertinent data sources which support right-of-way appraisal decisions and ensure appraisals meet federal, state and departmental guidelines.
- Researches deeds and comparable property market data to obtain information that will be used in the appraisal and/or review process.
- Makes regular contacts with the general public, persons in other departments, divisions or outside organizations and representatives for the purpose of furnishing or obtaining information.
- Researches policies, procedures, guidelines, rules, regulations and laws related to the appraisal process.
- Receives and collect right of way plans from appropriate source to determine affected property.
- Writes final determination of values for each tract/appraisal.
- Completes appraisals by entering data (amount of land to be acquired) on necessary forms, adding supporting material such as photographs.
- Writes narrative passages, where appropriate, detailing appraisal procedures.
- Scans appropriate documentation into database for archival.
- Meets with property owners to inspect the property and explain right of way process.
- Testifies and gives depositions in hearings on behalf of the state as an expert witness.
- Communicates project information with consultants to ensure project milestones are met accurately and on time.
- Participates in Right of Way and public meetings.
- Completes evaluations to determine quality of appraiser performance and work documents.
- Reviews appraisals submitted by property owners for compliance with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) to determine acceptability for the negotiation process.
- Compares appraisals submitted by property owners to departmental appraisals to determine acceptability for the negotiation process.
- Interprets a variety of current rules, regulations, policies, procedures and documentation for Attorney General, property owners and/or their representatives, and elected officials.
- Categorizes property types, features, and improvements by research and/or visual inspection to assist in the determination or verification of property value.
- Uses office productivity software including but not limited to work processing programs, spreadsheet programs, presentation software, email programs, and search engines.
- Uses appropriate database tracking software specific to state and agency as required.
- Organizes and prioritizes personal workload using calendars, lists, and other facilitators to ensure timely and accurate completion of work.
- Incorporates last minute and unscheduled tasks into current workload to ensure timely and accurate completion of work.
- Monitors project schedules to ensure appraisal documents are delivered in a timely manner.
- Estimates cost of right of way for project planning purposes by compiling market data research to create a cost estimate.
- Advises internal and external business partners on the appropriate application of departmental, state, and federal laws, rules, regulation, guidelines, policies, and procedures relating to real property valuation.
- Maintains an open dialogue with internal business partners to ensure effective and efficient communications.
- Communicates with assigned supervisor to ensure accurate and timely receipt of instructions of work assignments.
- Communicates work related information to peers to facilitate teamwork and coordinate effort.
- Communicates with officials at higher levels on situations requiring cooperation and explanation of the services and activities of the agency.
- Participates in meetings as required to provide and gather status updates for assigned workload.
- Networks with internal and external business partners to ensure open dialogues exist and to facilite coordination and unified effort.
- Maintains professional working relationships with peers and with upper management to ensure smooth and effective team operations.
- Maintains a respectful and productive work environment within the assigned work unit to minimize disputes and facilite performance.
- Reports internal and external conflicts, complaints, and other issues to assigned supervisor and appropriate reporting authority as required.
- Attends training as required to ensure continual learning and current knowledge of the field and maintenance of appraiser certification.
- Seeks out work related developmental opportunities for self to improve performance and team efficiency.
- Maintains required valid motor vehicle operator's license.
- Schedules personal workload to ensure timely processing and account for current workload.
- Operates vehicle to transport self and equipment to and from work related activities.
- Provides mentoring to coworkers and other employees to facilitate development and job performance.
- Scans, uploads, faxes and/or emails backup copies of appraisal documentation for filing and/or providing information to appropriate individuals.
- Enters personal time and leave/overtime requests into the appropriate databases as required.
- Responds to email, phone calls, and other correspondence as required.
- Creates spreadsheets, presentations, forms, form letters, memos and other items necessary for communicating with property owners.
- Develops process improvement suggestions to streamline workflow and improve process cycle times and accuracy.
- Participates in brainstorming sessions to develop process streamlining initiatives and improve business practices.
- Drafts and plots by sketching on paper simple designs and layouts of property and improvements.
- Walks property when appropriate to perform appraisal inspection.
- Lifts and carries job related job materials.
- Decision Quality
- Problem Solving
- Technical Learning
- Time Management
- Standing Alone
- Written Communication
- Ethics and Values
- Basic knowledge of clerical tasks including use of Microsoft office products, filing and other required equipment and software.
- Basic knowledge of design plans.
- Intermediate knowledge of building components including materials and construction type.
- Intermediate knowledge of structural design elements.
- Intermediate reading comprehension.
- Intermediate knowledge of federal, state, and local laws and guidelines related to the appraisal process.
- Intermediate knowledge of financial mathematics.
- Intermediate knowledge of economics and accounting including financial statements, operating information and other financial documents.
- Active Learning
- Active Listening
- Critical Thinking
- Complex Problem Solving
- Quality Control Analysis
- Basic skill of speaking to individuals or small groups.
- Basic skill of negotiation.
- Basic skill of social perceptiveness.
- Intermediate skill in the application of mathematics including algebra, geometry and financial formulas.
- Intermediate skill of writing and preparing reports, letters, and other necessary documents .
- Intermediate skill of time management and timely decision making.
- Deductive Reasoning
- Mathematical Reasoning
- Oral Comprehension
- Oral Expression
- Written Comprehension
- Written Expression
- Inductive Reasoning
- Time Sharing
- Speech Clarity
- Speech Recognition
Tools and Equipment Used
- Personal Computer
- Fax Machine
TN Driver Standards
State of Tennessee positions that may involve driving responsibilities require candidates to meet the following minimum driver qualifications:
- A valid driver's license
- For the past five years, the candidate's driver record must not have record of the following violations: driving under the influence (DUI), reckless driving, license suspension for moving violations, more than 4 moving violations.
Please include your Driver's License Information under the Licenses and Certifications section of your application.
**Agencies may allow an exception based on other factors.
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