If you are looking for a rewarding career– Farm Credit West may be a great fit for you. With more than $10 billion in assets, Farm Credit West and its wholly owned subsidiaries are cooperatively-owned institutions providing financial services to farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses.
Our employees represent some of the best finance, accounting, appraisal and credit professionals around, and our technology, administrative and creative staffs are top shelf. We invite you to join us as a licensed appraiser.
Key job responsibilities
The Appraiser serves Farm Credit West’s internal and external customers by conducting real estate appraisals, maintaining benchmarks, completing market surveys, and collecting and analyzing real estate sales information to support appraisals and asset valuation. Typically this requires a high level of expertise and state certified credentials.
Maintains comparable sales data, current improvement cost data, and other resource information required to prepare accurate and reliable appraisals and report trends to management.
Confers with Senior Management, Relationship Managers, Loan Officers and Credit Analysts regarding complex appraisal and environmental issues.
Ensures that all policies, procedures, and regulations are adhered to as required
Performs appraisal reviews of third-party appraisals on an as needed basis.
Ensures that appraisal costs are handled in the most cost effective manner assuring cost competitiveness as it applies to the loan origination process.
Communicates with all team members, appropriate turnaround time relative to appraisal complexity.
Ability to travel and perform appraisals across Farm Credit West’s territory as required.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
Able to recognize potential problems and solve or escalate accordingly
Possesses strong organizational and follow-through skills
Performs work accurately with strong attention to detail
Able to meet deadlines and effectively prioritize a fast-paced and varied workload, effectively manage a variety of concurrent and shifting priorities
Applies analytical and critical thinking skills to work
Possesses solid computer skills, including skills in the Microsoft Office suite, in particular with Excel, as well as experience using accounting software systems
Possesses excellent verbal and written communication skills
Has a positive attitude and willingness to learn
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.
Bachelor's degree with emphasis on agriculture, agri-business, business administration or a related field, or equivalent experience and two (2) to five (5) years of experience in the area of real estate appraisal with an emphasis on appraising agricultural producing properties.
State of Arizona General Real Estate Appraiser Certification
About Farm Credit West
Committed. Experienced. Trusted.
One of the West’s leading agricultural lenders, Farm Credit West and its wholly owned subsidiaries are cooperatively-owned institutions providing financial services to farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses, with fifteen offices located in Arizona, California’s Central Coast, Imperial Valley, Southern San Joaquin Valley and Sacramento Valley. Farm Credit West is part of the 100-year old Farm Credit system – the largest provider of credit to American agriculture.