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These Ag Careers listings are not endorsed by the ASFMRA and should be fully investigated. The intent of this information is simply to introduce employers to potential candidates, and visa versa. ASFMRA staff reserves the right to accept, reject, and/or edit all listings that are submitted for placement in the Ag Careers Center section. Placement of Ag Career listings is usually complimentary.

Positions Available

ASFMRA Job Listing (#82415)

Job Title: Staff Appraiser
Company: US Department of Interior, Office of Valuation Services, Fish and Wildlife Team/Division

Position Location: Portland, OR or Sacramento, CA
Open & Closing Dates: 8/18/2015 – 9/1/2015
Opportunity Type: Permanent Appointment
Series & Grade: GS-1171- 12 Review Appraiser
Salary Range: $87,944 to $116,149 per year

Duties:Prepares appraisals of complex lands or interests in land, including conservation or other easement interest, for acquisition, sale, condemnation, donation, exchange, lease and rental determinations for special uses and revenue sharing purposes. Conducts field investigative work including verification of sales and other comparative data.

Job Announcement #’s and Links:

WHRMO1484672JS – https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/413183500
WHRMO1484796JS – https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/413207700

 

ASFMRA Job Listing (#81315)

Job Title: Appraisal Associate
Company: AgStar
Position Location: Waite Park, MN

Job Description:AgStar is seeking an Appraisal Associate to conduct real estate appraisals, chattel appraisals, and market surveys. Individual will also collect and analyze real estate sales information to support appraisals and asset valuation. Individual will ensure appraisal costs are handled in the most cost effective manner, assuring cost competitiveness as it applies to the loan origination process.

Successful Candidates for this position will have: • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, economics, business or related field. • A minimum of 0-2 years real estate experience; agricultural background is preferred. • This is an entry level Appraisal Associate position. Future development and growth in this position will require that the individual be certified to appraise under existing state laws. • State and Federal Appraiser licenses are not required to complete real estate and chattel evaluations, but are required for appraisals. • Successful completion of Basic Appraisal Principles, Basic Appraisal Procedures and 15-hour USPAP or equivalent within 6 months of employment. Obtain MN Trainee license upon completion of required education. • Verbal and written communication skills.

AgStar, a leading financial services cooperative of the Farm Credit System, has been named one of the Top Workplaces of Minnesota through an employee survey conducted by the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Top Workplaces recognizes the most progressive companies in MN based on employee opinions about company leadership, communication, career opportunities, workplace environment, managerial skills, pay and benefits. We offer great benefits, including:

• Competitive base salary • Incentive opportunity • Health Insurance benefits (medical, dental, vision, etc.) • 401k (3% AgStar contribution & up to an additional 6% match) • Paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays • Educational assistance • Training and development programs

To Apply: Qualified candidates please apply on-line at www.agstar.com/jobs

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.

 

ASFMRA Job Listing (#81215)

Job Title: Collateral Analyst
Company: Ag Credit
Position Location: Marion, OH

Job Description:Complete the Short Form Real Estate Valuation Report. Uses information provided by association’s appraisers and account officers to provide an unbiased determination of value for association current and potential loan collateral.

Associate degree in agricultural production, agribusiness, finance or business administration or comparable related experience. Agricultural background preferred.

To Apply: To apply, or for more information, visit our website at www.agcredit.net. Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted by email. Excellent benefits. Salary and grade are dependent upon skills and experience. Resumes will be accepted through Aug. 30, 2015. EOE M/F D/V

 

ASFMRA Job Listing (#81015)

Job Title: Appraiser I
Company: Texas General Land Office
Position Location: Dallas

Job Description:Performs routine (journey-level) appraisal work. Work involves conducting property value ratio studies, gathering property sales information, and conducting property appraisals. Works under moderate supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

To Apply: All applications for employment with the Texas General Land Office (GLO) must be submitted electronically by the job closing date through www.WorkInTexas.com. PAPER, FAX OR E-MAIL APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Please visit our website at www.glo.texas.gov for more information about applying for a GLO job posting.

 

ASFMRA Job Listing (#8415)

Job Title: Certified General Agriculture Appraiser
Company: Agri-Access
Position Location: Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and/or the Texas Panhandle and adjacent region (including part of Oklahoma and New Mexico)

Certified General Agriculture Appraiser needed to conduct ag real estate appraisals in Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and/or the Texas Panhandle and adjacent region (including part of Oklahoma and New Mexico). Home office will be supported. Travel is required.

The primary purpose of this position is to conduct real estate appraisals. The individual will also collect and analyze real estate sales information to support appraisals and asset valuation. The individual will ensure appraisal costs are handled in the most cost effective manner, assuring cost competitiveness.

Successful candidates for this position will have: • a bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, economics, business or related field; • minimum of 4 years agricultural appraisal experience or equivalent; agricultural background is preferred; • certified general appraisal license and is in good standing with all applicable states; • strong oral and written communication skills • advanced knowledge and understanding of and ability to apply general appraiser proficiencies; • knowledge of federal, state and local laws, market influences, and general trends affecting real estate values; applied agricultural economic theory, farm practices, soil types, irrigation, engineering and construction techniques, and maintenance costs associated with typical properties in area; • sound technical and computer background including experience in computerized appraisal reports, word processing, and spreadsheets; • a professional membership and/or designation in a nationally recognized professional appraisal organization that has adopted the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice and is a member of Appraisal Foundation are preferred; • fulfills continuing education requirements to maintain good standing with local state requirements for certified general license.

Agri-Access has a national presence in serving agricultural, commercial and residential lending for rural America. We offer an excellent total compensation package, including: • Competitive base salary • Incentive opportunity • Health Insurance benefits (medical, dental, vision, etc.) • 401k (3% AgStar contribution & up to an additional 6% match) • Paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays • Educational assistance • Training and development programs.

Qualified candidates please apply on-line at www.agri-access.com

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.

 

ASFMRA Job Listing (#72415)

Job Title: Appraiser Trainee
Company: Farm Credit East
Position Location: Lebanon, NJ
Closing Date: 8/31/2015

SUMMARY OF POSITION: This position is accountable for accurate and timely completion of evaluations and appraisal of real and personal property in accordance with FCA, Bank and Association appraisal regulations and policies, and Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). This position is responsible for performing reviews of appraisals, accurately completing environmental inspections, developing and maintaining “benchmark” farms, collecting auction and market information values, staff appraisal training, and other duties as assigned.

COUNTIES SERVED: Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Morris, Monmouth, Middlesex, Somerset, Union, Warren

AREA: The branch is located in a suburban area, with urban amenities conveniently located nearby.

TYPE OF AGRICULTURE: The branch’s agriculture is diverse, including livestock, cash and field crops, greenhouse, nursery, dairy, fruit, and vegetable. Farm related businesses and part-time farmers are also within Flemington’s target market.

Responsibilities/Duties: With supervision, the incumbent is accountable for the following:

  • COLLATERAL APPRAISAL:  Contribute to the protection of Association loan assets through the timely and accurate completion of appraisals and environmental inspections on all types of collateral, meeting Association policy and FCA regulations.  Contribute
    to the effectiveness of the appraisal program by the successful completion of continuing education coursework required by the state in which the employee is General Certified.
  • CLIENT APPRAISAL: Contribute to customer satisfaction and Association profitability through the professional, accurate and timely completion of appraisal reports.
  • QUALITY CONTROL:  Contribute to the maintenance of high quality appraisals and collateral administration through the objective and accurate review of appraisals and collateral documents prepared by Association and outside staff.  Provide effective and timely
    feedback, supervision, and training to Association collateral evaluators and appraisers.
  • RESOURCE INFORMATION & SPECIAL PROJECTS:  Contribute to a well- informed credit and appraisal staff by providing timely and accurate resource information, effective training, and by completion of special projects as required.
  • MARKETING:  Contribute to growth of Association credit and related services through effective, proactive marketing of not only appraisal services, but all of the Association products and services within the agricultural community.
  • MEMBER RELATIONS:  Contribute to an Association image of excellence by the prompt delivery of high quality service and product, current knowledge of agriculture/aquaculture, and participation in farm and appraisal organizations.  The application of skillful
    human relations techniques in dealing with members is required.
  • TEAMWORK:  Assist the Branch and Association in meeting its goals and objectives through effective teamwork and cooperation. Promote open and constructive communications and the attitude of “What can I do to help you?”.

Required Qualifications:

Position requires a B.S. in Agricultural Economics/Finance or a related field. Strong marketing and interpersonal skills are required, as are verbal and written communications and analytical skills. Must be able to work effectively as part of a team. The
position requires the ability to travel throughout the Association territory as needed.

The successful candidate will obtain state general appraisal certification within 3 years of hire.

Farm Credit East is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law. It is our goal to make employment decisions that further the principle of equal employment opportunity by utilizing objective standards based upon an individual’s qualifications for a specific job opening

TO APPLY: To apply for this position, visit the Farm Credit East site

 

ASFMRA Job Listing (#62215)

Job Title: Appraiser
Company
Farm Credit East
Position Location:
 Middletown, NY

SUMMARY OF POSITION: This position is accountable for accurate and timely completion of evaluations and appraisal of real and personal property in accordance with FCA, Bank and Association appraisal regulations and policies, and Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).  This position is responsible for performing reviews of appraisals, accurately completing environmental inspections, developing and maintaining “benchmark” farms, collecting auction and market information values, staff appraisal training, and other duties as assigned.

COUNTIES SERVED: New York – Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rensselaer (southern), Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, Westchester

AREA:  The branch is located in a suburban area with many urban amenities conveniently located nearby.

TYPES OF BUSINESSES: The branch’s agriculture is diverse, including dairy, livestock/equine, fruit, vegetable, and cash and field crops. Farm related businesses and part-time farmers are also within Claverack and Middletown’s target market.

With minimal supervision, depending upon experience, the incumbent is accountable for the following:

• COLLATERAL APPRAISAL:  Contribute to the protection of Association loan assets through the timely and accurate completion of appraisals and environmental inspections on all types of collateral, meeting Association policy and FCA regulations.  Contribute to the effectiveness of the appraisal program by the successful completion of continuing education coursework required by the state in which the employee is General Certified.

• CLIENT APPRAISAL: Contribute to customer satisfaction and Association profitability through the professional, accurate and timely completion of appraisal reports.

• QUALITY CONTROL:  Contribute to the maintenance of high quality appraisals and collateral administration through the objective and accurate review of appraisals and collateral documents prepared by Association and outside staff.  Provide effective and timely feedback, supervision, and training to Association collateral evaluators and appraisers.

• RESOURCE INFORMATION & SPECIAL PROJECTS:  Contribute to a well informed credit and appraisal staff by providing timely and accurate resource information, effective training, and by completion of special projects as required.

• MARKETING:  Contribute to growth of Association credit and related services through effective, proactive marketing of not only appraisal services, but all of the Association products and services within the agricultural community.

• MEMBER RELATIONS:  Contribute to an Association image of excellence by the prompt delivery of high quality service and product, current knowledge of agriculture/aquaculture, and participation in farm and appraisal organizations.  The application of skillful human relations techniques in dealing with members is required.

• TEAMWORK:  Assist the Branch and Association in meeting its goals and objectives through effective teamwork and cooperation. Promote open and constructive communications and the attitude of “What can I do to help you?”.

Required Qualifications

Position requires a B.S. in Agricultural Economics/Finance or related field. Knowledge of agriculture, finances, credit and credit administration. Strong marketing and interpersonal skills are required, as are verbal and written communications and analytical skills. Must be team oriented. The position requires the ability to travel throughout the Association territory as needed.

To Apply: To apply visit: http://farmcrediteast.balancetrak.com

 

ASFMRA Job Listing (#61615)

Job Title: Commercial or Agricultural Real Estate Valuation
Company
Integra Realty Resources
Position Location:
 Boise, ID

Download the job description.

 

ASFMRA Job Listing (#61015)

Job Title: Real Estate Asset Manager (Agriculture Focus)
Company
Wells Fargo, Wealth Management Services
Position Location:
 San Francisco, Roseville, or Fresno, CA

Job Description: Wells Fargo’s Wealth Management Group provides a wide variety of financial services to high net worth and ultra-high net worth clients.  

As an investment manager oversees a client’s portfolio of various financial assets such as stocks and bonds, the real estate asset manager oversees the performance of the client’s real estate assets which may include a diverse agricultural real estate portfolio throughout California of farms, vineyards, and ranches growing grapes, citrus, almonds, vegetables, and other crops and may also include other property types such as commercial property investments (office, industrial, retail, and multi-family) and single family homes.

The role of the Real Estate Asset Manager is to service the real estate asset management needs of our clients and to develop new real estate asset management business through internal networking and partnering. 

Responsibilities include: asset and/or property management for all aspects of a client’s real estate portfolio; engaging and managing third party vendors (property managers, brokers, attorneys, consultants, etc.) and capital projects; preparing financial analyses and investment proposals for clients; negotiating and overseeing dispositions, acquisitions, 1031 tax deferred exchanges, and other complex transactions to achieve investment objectives and goals. Responsibilities also include developing and maintaining relationships with high net worth and ultra-high net worth clients throughout California on an on-going basis as well as working with an internal team to prepare recommendations.

Duties:

  • Provides real estate asset management expertise and high levels of client service for a complex portfolio of real estate assets in accordance with client investment needs and the bank’s policies and procedures.
  • Provides clients with solutions to complex real estate problems; designs, structures, and manages individual assets or portfolios to meet specific client objectives and investment performance; provides in-depth analytics to ensure client portfolios are properly diversified.
  • Acts as the real estate representative for internal partners focusing on exceptional service delivery and business expansion in the geographic area identified.

This position may be located in either San Francisco, Roseville or Fresno, California  and will include responsibility for assets throughout all California markets and in some cases out-of-state.  Frequent travel (3 to 4+ times per week) will be required.

Candidates must have their own car for employer-approved travel; personal car use will be reimbursed by the employer pursuant to employer guidelines.  Candidates must be able to travel to and ambulate through both ADA and non-ADA compliant environments such as, but not limited to, clients’ private residences.

Basic Qualifications: 5+ years relationship management experience. 

Minimum Qualifications: 5+ years relationship management and property and/or asset management experience within the agricultural real estate industry.

  • Proven ability to manage real estate assets in a consultative fashion for clients and professionally executing acquisitions, dispositions, leasing, and/or project management assignments for various property types and other complex assignments. 
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and enhance client relationships leading to increased revenue.
  • Sound judgment, problem solving, and risk assessment in the application of analytical conclusions and management recommendations.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills to interact effectively with clients, vendors, internal partners, and management.
  • Proven ability to build and maintain relationships and work effectively in a team environment.
  • Superior working knowledge of MS Office applications.
  • Ability to independently utilize Excel, CCIM software and/or Argus to perform real estate financial analysis.

Preferred Skills:

  • 5+ years of relationship management and business development experience in an environment serving private, high net worth clients (not institutional).
  • MBA in real estate or finance
  • Agricultural real estate industry credentials (i.e. American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (AFM, AAC, ARA, RPRA) , CCIM
  • Knowledge of fiduciary business
  • Knowledge of agricultural real estate
  • Knowledge of financial or estate planning
  • Demonstrated success in new business development and/or marketing

How external candidates apply: Go to www.wellsfargo.com/careers

  • Click in the red box that says “Start Your Future Now” on “Search Jobs
  • Click on the blue box that says “Search Jobs Now
  • Click onNew job seekers Register now
  • Enter your User Name, Password, Name, Contact Information and click “Register
  • Click on the small click on the left that say “Submit/Update Profile
  • Follow steps listed on the screen to complete your profile:
    • Copy and paste or attach a resume
    • Enter Employment Preferences: IMPORTANT: If a job you are applying for requires a license or certificate, you must include it here (even if it is on your resume), or the system will decline your application.
    • Please enter your FULL (legal) name and address
    • Confirm your candidate profile status is “Searchable
  • To complete your profile, click “Submit Profile”.

Search the Job Opening ID of interest and APPLY – follow the 6 steps on the screen to complete your application and make sure you see a successful application notice

 

ASFMRA Job Listing (#52315)

Job Title: Senior Appraiser
Company
AgTexas Farm Credit Services
Position Location:
Lubbock, TX

Job Purpose and Scope:

  • Prepare valuations or appraisal for properties that involve large and/or complex loans, specialized or highly improved properties.
  • Maintains comparable sales data, current improvement cost data and other resource information required.
  • Review appraisals performed by outside fee appraisers for compliance with USPAP and association standards.
  • Assists with development of appraisal standards, guidelines and procedures.
  • Offer cost effective appraisals and related services.

Company Profile:

AgTexas Farm Credit Services serves approximately 2,500 borrowers in a 43 county trade territory. The association has an average volume of approximately $1.2 billion. The loan portfolio consists of cotton, peanuts, livestock, dairy, feed grains, real estate and ag-related business loans. The association territory provides diversity in production and mortgage loans as well as commodities financed. The Panhandle region serves a total of 20 counties.

Working Relationships:

Frequent interaction with customers, association departmental staff and management. Occasional interaction with association senior management, CEO, and/or board of directors. Occasional interaction with Farm Credit Bank of Texas staff. Frequent interaction with area professionals including real estate agents, commercial bankers, and others who deal with the association in the normal course of business.

Minimum Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Agricultural Economics, Finance or a related field or equivalent experience and five (5) or more years of experience in the area of real estate appraisal with emphasis on appraising agricultural producing properties and/or agricultural chattel. Proper certification required. Ability to work independently.

*AgTexas, at its sole discretion, may offer this position with a different title based upon the qualifications of the candidate.

If you would like to be considered for this position, please send application/resume or request for additional information to:

Dave Cullins, SVP-Appraisal Services
AgTexas Farm Credit Services
3145 W. Washington St.
Stephenville, TX 76401
dave.cullins@agtexas.com
Phone 254-965-5348

 

ASFMRA Job Listing (#52215)

Job Title: Senior Appraiser
Company
AgTexas Farm Credit Services
Position Location: 
Amarillo, TX

Job Purpose and Scope:

  • Prepare valuations or appraisal for properties that involve large and/or complex loans, specialized or highly improved properties.
  • Maintains comparable sales data, current improvement cost data and other resource information required.
  • Review appraisals performed by outside fee appraisers for compliance with USPAP and association standards.
  • Assists with development of appraisal standards, guidelines and procedures.
  • Offer cost effective appraisals and related services.

Company Profile:

AgTexas Farm Credit Services serves approximately 2,500 borrowers in a 43 county trade territory. The association has an average volume of approximately $1.2 billion. The loan portfolio consists of cotton, peanuts, livestock, dairy, feed grains, real estate and ag-related business loans. The association territory provides diversity in production and mortgage loans as well as commodities financed. The Panhandle region serves a total of 20 counties.

Working Relationships:

Frequent interaction with customers, association departmental staff and management. Occasional interaction with association senior management, CEO, and/or board of directors. Occasional interaction with Farm Credit Bank of Texas staff. Frequent interaction with area professionals including real estate agents, commercial bankers, and others who deal with the association in the normal course of business.

Minimum Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Agricultural Economics, Finance or a related field or equivalent experience and five (5) or more years of experience in the area of real estate appraisal with emphasis on appraising agricultural producing properties and/or agricultural chattel. Proper certification required. Ability to work independently.

*AgTexas, at its sole discretion, may offer this position with a different title based upon the qualifications of the candidate.

 

If you would like to be considered for this position, please send application/resume or request for additional information to:

Dave Cullins, SVP-Appraisal Services
AgTexas Farm Credit Services
3145 W. Washington St.
Stephenville, TX 76401
dave.cullins@agtexas.com
Phone 254-965-5348
 

ASFMRA Job Listing (#51815)

Job Title: Chattel Appraiser
Company
Golden State Farm Credit, ACA
Position Location:
Kingsburg, CA

Golden State Farm Credit is an agricultural lending organization which provides credit and financial services to customers in our primary lending territory of Butte, Fresno, Glenn, Kings, Shasta, Tehama, and Trinity counties.   We offer competitive compensation packages, incentive opportunities, and excellent benefit programs.

Job Description: 

  1. Complete various types of field inspections, reports, and valuations of all crops, inventory, feed, livestock, equipment, and other personal property involved in Farm Credit lending.
  2. Research and document commodity prices, farming costs, and yield studies in support of Association lending and real estate appraisal staff.
  3. Work closely with internal and external customer base by providing excellent written and verbal communication, coordination, and assistance throughout the lending and loan-servicing processes.
  4. Significant travel within the lending territory is required.

Qualifications:

  1. BA/BS degree in agricultural production, agricultural business, business administration, or equivalent.
  2. 2-4 years of experience in chattel appraisal or related field with demonstrated knowledge of principles and laws affecting chattel appraisal.
  3. Broad-based knowledge and experience dealing with livestock, commodities, and farming practices common to the region, along with relationships with leaders in the agricultural community.
  4. Demonstrated planning, problem solving, and organizational skills.  Ability to make sound decisions and deal effectively with time constraints.
  5. Demonstrated verbal, written, and interpersonal skills.  Ability to work effectively both independently and in a team setting with customers, fellow employees, and industry leaders. 
  6. Demonstrated proficiency using electronic spreadsheets, word processing, and database software of various types.
  7. Commitment to a very high level of confidentiality in dealing with sensitive business information.

“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.” 

Download the application form.

 

ASFMRA Job Listing (#57215)

Job Title: Appraiser
Company
Lone Star Ag Credit
Position Location: 
Fort Worth, TX

Job Description: Provides simple to moderately complex appraisals for agricultural properties and assists senior-level appraisal staff with evaluations of property on large and/or complex loans.  Has some latitude for decision making.  Works under minimum supervision. Prepares valuations or appraisals in connection with loans secured by non-complex agricultural properties and assists with the development of valuations or appraisals of properties that may involve  large  and/or  complex  loans,  specialized  or  highly  improved  properties.  Maintains comparable sales data, current improvement cost data, and other resource information required to make accurate evaluations. May review appraisals performed by outside fee appraisers to ensure compliance with USPAP and association collateral evaluation standards.  Prepares collateral evaluation reports and all related correspondence. Offers cost effective appraisals and related services.

Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Agricultural Economics, Finance or a related field, or equivalent experience and two (2) to five (5) years of experience in the area of real estate appraisal with emphasis on appraising agricultural producing properties or collateral evaluation.  State of Texas General Real Estate Appraiser Certification required.

AA/EOE/M/F/D/V

To Apply: Apply at lonestaragcredit.com and click on the About Us link then Career Opportunities.

 

 

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