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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 Internship Posting (#012215)

Internship: Appraisal
Company: Yosemite Farm Credit
Internship Duration: 3 months  

Yosemite Farm Credit is looking to hire an intern for their Appraisal Internship.

You will:

  • Gain exposure to the appraisal practices and techniques
  • Assist licensed appraisers in the completion of appraisals. 
  • Learn the appraisal process as it relates to agricultural lending
  • Exposure to diverse agriculture in the San Joaquin Valley
  • Conduct field inspections for appraisals

Please send resume and cover letter to:

Yosemite Farm Credit, ACA
Jelina Seibert, Human Resources Manager
PO Box 3278
Turlock, CA  95381
or email to: jms@yfc.ag or tel@yfc.ag
 
 

Applicants should have 2+ years of college experience and submit an application by February 27, 2015. For more information, please contact Jerry Furtado at (209) 724-0760 or jaf@yfc.ag

Deadline to apply: February 27, 2015

 

ASFMRA Job Listing (#1142015)

 Job Title: Agricultural Asset Manager
Company: Westchester Group Investment Management, Inc. 
Position Location: Fresno, CA

Westchester Group Investment Management, Inc. (“Westchester”) is an agricultural asset management company majority-owned by Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America and the College Retirement Equities Fund (TIAA-CREF).  With over $550 billion in combined assets under management, TIAA-CREF is a Fortune 100 financial services company and the leading retirement provider for people who work in the academic, research and medical fields.  TIAA-CREF is also one of the largest institutional investors in agriculture, with investments in more than 400 farm properties in North America, South America, Australia and Eastern Europe.

As part of the expansion plans for its business, Westchester is seeking to hire an experienced, upwardly mobile Asset Manager for its Horticultural Crop division, operating out of Fresno, California.  This position will report directly to the CEO of Horticultural Crops and will work with a team of professionals responsible for managing an existing permanent crop portfolio valued at several hundred million dollars located primarily in the Western US and for expanding the portfolio through the acquisition of additional farmland in the US and in selected areas around the globe.

The position requires a knowledge of the real estate transaction process, real estate appraisal, farm management, finance, financial modeling, negotiation, and research/report writing skills along with the ability to complete investment due diligence.  Asset valuation, risk assessment, and the ability to identify and evaluate investment opportunities are all important aspects of this position.

The ideal candidate would have an MBA or comparable degree/certification and a background in finance and agricultural property management, with knowledge of a variety of permanent crops including almonds, pistachios, walnuts, citrus, avocados, grapes, apples, pears, and cherries.

If you have interest in applying for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume.  We look forward to hearing from interested parties who have a desire to become a part of a worldwide agricultural asset management team.

Please e-mail your cover letter and resume to:  rrobertson@wgimglobal.com 

Westchester is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Nothing in this job posting or description should be construed as an offer or guaranty of employment.

 

ASFMRA Job Listing (#1142015)

 Job Title: Review Appraiser
Company: Wisconsin Department of Transportation
Position Location: Madison, WI

Job Description: The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is filling a Review Appraiser vacancy in Madison, WI.

DOT has an exceptional employee assistance program that offers a variety of programs and tools to help promote an employee’s wellness and health, including fitness programs, counseling services, healthy living programs and brown bag sessions that cover a variety of topics. For more information about DOT, visit our website at:  http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/about/hr/benefits.htm

Job Duties:  

The Review Appraiser is the final level of professional and technical review to approve offering prices based on just compensation prior to acquisition under Chapter 32.  The Review Appraiser reviews state and owner appraisals of complex property to be acquired in connection with state improvement projects and all local projects which involve state and federal financing.  The Review Appraiser is required to make complex and subjective judgments in order that the rights of individual citizens are protected and the expenditure of public funds is reasonable, justified and adequately documented.  The Review Appraiser is the appraisal representative of the central office, in the regions and is responsible for giving functional guidance in all aspects of this process.  The Review Appraiser shall share appraisal knowledge and skills as a mentor and trainer of regional personnel in settings varying from one-on-one, on the job training, small region work groups or as a part of a team!

The Review Appraiser will participate on a regional team to conduct process reviews, identify the root of procedural problems, training needs, needed policy change and problems with organizational relationships.  As a team member, together with management, the Review Appraiser will help develop and implement changes in appraisal policy.  The Review Appraiser is expected to work toward earning a Wisconsin Appraisal Certification.

To Apply: Apply online!  Visit the link below for more information on the position and detailed instructions to apply.

http://wisc.jobs/public/job_view.asp?annoid=79999&jobid=79513&org=395&class=03463&index=true

This position requires that you submit a resume and letter of interest to apply for this position. In your resume and letter of interest, please clearly identify your training and experience in the following areas:

-Reviewing and/or conducting appraisals for eminent domain or condemnation purposes performing activities such as conducting research, selecting comparable properties, determining fair market value, estimating damages, approving offering prices, or comparable appraisal activities. **

-Providing guidance and consultation to others, including performing activities such as reviewing work products, training and mentoring appraisers on appraisal processes, explaining appraisal methodologies, presenting technical information to stakeholders, and/or other related activities.**

-Performing complex appraisal activities such as valuing partial acquisitions, valuing access changes, conducting appraisals where highest and best use changes occur, and/or other related complex appraisal activities.

-Interpreting, following and recommending changes to appraisal policies and procedures, including recommending, developing and implementing policy changes, identifying problem areas and/or other related activities.(Please be sure to identify the level, if any, of Appraisal Certification that you have received by the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services or other applicable appraisal licensure/certification or designation).

** The experience and/or training listed in these items are minimum requirements for the position. Candidates who do not meet these requirements will not be considered for the position.

Submitted materials will be evaluated by a panel of job experts and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Questions can be directed to Deb Heiser at Debra.Heiser@dot.wi.gov or 608-264-9529.

Closing date: 01-25-2015

 

ASFMRA Job Listing (#122015)

 Job Title: Director AgriFinance Mortgage Loan Production
CompanyAEGON Asset Management 
Position Location: Fresno, California

Company and Divisional Description:

This position will be with AEGON Asset Management, the organization which oversees asset management for many of Transamerica’s insurance and operating companies as well as third party clients. The global AEGON Asset Management organization has operations in Europe, the United States and Asia. Primary offices in the United States are located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Baltimore, Maryland. AEGON Asset Management and Transamerica are both part of the AEGON NV group of companies. The legal entities that comprise AEGON Asset Management US are AEGON USA Realty Advisors, LLC and AEGON USA Investment Management, LLC. AEGON USA Realty Advisors, LLC manages commercial real estate, commercial mortgage loans and other real estate related investments. AEGONUSA Investment Management, LLC, is a registered investment adviser that manages fixed income assets, including public bonds, private placements, derivatives and alternative investments.

Overview & Responsibilities:

Responsible for new loan origination, field servicing, underwriting and structure of agricultural real estate mortgage loan transactions in the Southern California territory, which would consist of Merced County and south. The loan officer will support the goals of the department, including loan volume and quality, in conjunction with the investor’s lending policies. Investment opportunities will be originated through existing borrowers and by prospecting for new loan applicants. The loan officer will be responsible for the complete structure of the transaction, completion and analysis of due diligence, and monitoring the transaction through loan approval and final closing; this will necessitate working with analysts, attorneys, loan closers and the servicing group. In addition to loan origination, the loan officer will be responsible for servicing actions, including monitoring and supporting collection of delinquent accounts. The Director supervises Assistant Directors/Analysts/Interns which includes development, mentoring and setting objectives for meeting department goals.

The Director will work out of the AEGON, Fresno, CA Office reporting to the Senior Director located in the Aegon Cedar Rapids, IA location

Qualifications:

  • Four year or higher degree in agricultural field with broad knowledge of agriculture in assigned market area
  • Strong underwriting and analytical skills; with a background in basic accounting
  • Knowledge of real estate markets and commodities produced in assigned territory
  • Appraisal experience is a plus but not required
  • Ability to negotiate and structure loan transactions secured by real estate
  • Must possess effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Technical skills required; Excel and Word are required with ability to learn mapping tools, valuation package and other software necessary to succeed in this position
  • In-depth knowledge and experience analyzing various California water districts and water rights.
  • Must have valid driver’s license and vehicle suitable for use in this territory

To Apply: Email resume to Heidi Strohman hstrohman@aegonusa.com

 

ASFMRA Job Listing (#111314)

Job Title: Appraiser
Company: Snyder Appraisal
Position Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania 

Job Description: About Us

Snyder Appraisal has been providing appraisals for Agriculture, Conservation and Agribusiness since 2000. We have a reputation for thorough, comprehensive and understandable appraisals of specialty and unique properties. We seek out clients we like and take on interesting projects ranging from fishing access easements to large poultry house construction, from 20 acre Amish farms to 1000+ acre woodland tracts. Our geographic range includes the full breadth of Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware. We pride ourselves on undertaking challenging projects. Our work environment is highly collaborative. We are committed to staying on the education forefront of appraisal issues. We are a small but growing business where every member of the team has an integral voice and contributes to our success.

Appraiser Position

The Appraiser is responsible for performing actions necessary to complete accurate appraisals of the value of real property of varied complexity for a broad range of property use. The Appraiser should be General Certified. Candidates with a designation are desirable, but not required.

Duties

  • Conduct property inspections.
  • Complete appraisals of real property by analyzing market data to determine value using cost, sales comparison and income approaches.
  • Obtain general and specific property data allowing development of the report from defining the problem to Highest and Best Use.
  • Research, confirm and analyze market sales and rental information.
  • Determine, analyze and apply the appropriate valuation approaches.
  • Develop the information in the appropriate report format.
  • Establish and maintain good customer relations by providing ongoing communication, coordination and timely assistance throughout all assignments.
  • Participate in various Appraisal related functions (ASFMRA chapter and national meetings, Land Trust meetings, etc.) Occasional travel is required.

Education and Experience

General background knowledge and understanding of agriculture State Certified General Real Estate Appraiser License required.  Pennsylvania, Maryland, and or Delaware license preferred.

Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel.

 To Apply Contact:

Human Resources
Snyder Appraisal Associates
3004 Hempland Road, Suite 3
Lancaster, PA 17601

Or email: jen@snyderassociates.us

Closing Date: 03-31-2015

 

ASFMRA Job Listing (#101814)

Job Title: Tenure Track faculty in Agricultural Business
Company: Dept. of Agriculture, Fort Hays State University
Position Location: Hays, KS

Job Description:

Instruction (60%):  The successful candidate will teach a variety of agricultural business and agricultural economics courses (12 credit hours each semester).  This individual also will participate in the department’s instructional outreach initiatives focused on providing coursework and degree programs through the University’s Virtual College.  Teaching opportunities include theoretical and applied coursework, both on-campus and through distance education platforms, in the areas of commodity marketing, farm management, agricultural technology, livestock economics, global agricultural trade, agricultural cooperatives and rural development, and other courses based on interests and programmatic needs that complement the department’s applied academic programs.  The successful candidate also will participate in undergraduate student advising.  

Scholarship (20%):  The successful candidate will be expected to develop a program of scholarly pursuit in his or  her discipline area, preferably focused on topics of regional agricultural interest. 

Service (20%):  The successful candidate will be expected to serve on department and university committees, and to participate in other appropriate department, college, university, community, and professional service activities.

Ph.D. in Agricultural Business, Agricultural Economics, or a related Agricultural area is preferred.  Individuals nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD), or possessing the M.S. degree with experience, will be considered at the instructor rank.

To Apply: Send a letter of application, vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, photocopies of all post-secondary transcripts (official transcripts are required at the time of employment), and names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references to: Dr. Craig Smith, Search Committee Chair, Department of Agriculture, Fort Hays State University, 600 Park Street, Hays, KS 67601-4099.  Telephone: (785) 628-4196; fax: (785) 628-4183; e-mail: cmsmith11@fhsu.edu.   Priority will be given to applications received by January 15, 2015.   Electronic applications are preferred and will be accepted until the position is filled.  Successful finalists will have consented to and successfully completed a criminal background check.

Closing date: 1-15-2015

 

ASFMRA Job Listing (#1092014)

Job Title: Appraiser / Appraiser Trainee 
Company: Farm Credit East
Position Location: Bridgeton, New Jersey

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: Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Ocean, Salem

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

TYPES OF BUSINESSES: he branch’s agriculture is diverse, including aquatic, nursery, livestock, vegetable, greenhouse, field crops, and fruit.  Farm related businesses and part-time farmers are also within Bridgeton’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.

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.

See more details here.

Questions may be directed to Dave GaNun at david.ganun@farmcrediteast.com    

Closing date: Open until filled.

 

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