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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.

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ASFMRA Job Listing (#21116)

Job Title: Chattel Analyst
Position Closing Date: February 29, 2016
Position Location: Spokane, WA

Northwest FCS is a financial cooperative providing financing and related services to agricultural, forestry and fisheries business owners in Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Alaska. Northwest FCS provides approximately $13 billion in loans and is a member of the Farm Credit System, a nationwide network of borrower-owned lending institutions that provide approximately $217 billion in loans to rural America.

We are seeking a Chattel Analyst for our Spokane, WA (headquarters) location. This role is accountable for independently evaluating customers’ compliance with borrowing base requirements, and as required, assessing the accuracy of customer financial reporting for current assets and current liabilities; determining lending staff procedure compliance with structure, documentation and monitoring of borrowing bases’ and reviewing and approving project finance construction plans, including authorizing disbursements and monitoring construction project requirements and timelines to ensure they are proceeding according to budget and plan. Exceptional understanding of basic and complex financial statements, including opinions and notes, and tax records.

Prior work experience in Finance, Accounting, Audit, or related field required. Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Business, Accounting, or related field required. Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook) needed to be successful in this role. Other requirements include analytical ability to synthesize information and draw appropriate conclusions, knowledge of credit classifications and sounds loan administration practices, and solid understanding of loan documentation expectations, policies, procedures, loan programs, financially related services, laws and regulations. This role requires approximately 25% overnight travel.

We offer competitive salaries, a bonus plan, robust benefits, supportive teams, a fun and family-oriented atmosphere, and many learning opportunities.

Northwest FCS is 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.

For more information and to apply, please visit our website at www.northwestfcs.com

 

ASFMRA Job Listing (#28162)

Job Title: Senior Ag Services Representative
Position Location: Fresno, California
Job Posting: position #10006682-WD
Applicants can apply at: https://careers.mufg-americas.com// position #10006682-WD

Join a financial group that’s as committed to your future as you are. At MUFG, we share a vision for our future, we share our successes, and we strive to bring out the best in each other in everything we do. Our 14,000 diverse colleagues are connected by a common ambition to create change for the better—from forging more dynamic career paths, to driving progress in our communities, to continuously reshaping the standards of global financial services. Positive impact starts here; see the change you can make as we strive to become the world’s most trusted financial group.

Job Summary:

Performs evaluations of complex agribusiness operations, including management, crops livestock, processing, real estate and equipment, verifies collateral and analyzes cash flows for the securing and repaying of loans as provided in the Bank’s agribusiness lending policy.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Evaluates and verifies cash flow projections on complex agribusiness operations. Reconciles said cash flow projections to actual results on interim and renewal bases.
  • Evaluates collateral for complex agribusiness loans prior to loan inception and as requested throughout the term of the loan.
  • Reviews appraisals performed on complex operations by fee appraisers, for real estate secured loans.
  • Performs visual interim inspections as deemed necessary to verify progress.
  • Maintains current knowledge on agricultural matters including market conditions, government regulations, weather patterns and technological changes in order to provide optimum objective input to the loan decision.
  • Reviews fieldwork of other Agricultural Services Representatives and performs other Agricultural Services Manager duties in the manager’s absence.

Requirements:

  • 5+ years of experience in agricultural lending or commercial farm management or equivalent
  • Knowledge of commercial farm operations and budgets, including revenues (crop prices, yields, etc.) and expenses (payroll, equipment, etc.)
  • Proficient in use of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Knowledge of Internet usage for research.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Sciences or Finance a plus

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and committed to leveraging the diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experience of our workforce to create opportunities for our colleagues and our business. We do not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of any protected category.

A conviction is not an absolute bar to employment. Factors such as the age of the offense, evidence of rehabilitation, seriousness of violation, and job relatedness are considered in all employment decisions. Additionally, it’s the bank’s policy to only inquire into a candidate’s criminal history after an offer has been made. Federal law prohibits banks from employing individuals who have been convicted of, or received a pretrial diversion for, certain offenses.

 

ASFMRA Job Listing (#2816)

Job Title: Certified General Agriculture Appraiser
Company: Agri-Access
Position Location: Idaho, Oregon, or Washington
Closing Date: 07/03/2016

Certified General Agriculture Appraiser needed to conduct ag real estate appraisals in one or more of the following states: Idaho, Oregon or Washington. Home office will be supported. Travel is required.

The primary purpose of this position is to conduct real estate appraisals for lending transactions. 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, utilization of AgWare and UAAR for 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% company 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 (#2116)

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT – Review Appraiser Career with U.S. Government in Denver, CO

Public Lands Division (PLD) serves the Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
Office of Valuation Services (OVS) – U.S. Department of Interior (DOI)
GS-1171-13; Salary Range: $90,779 to $118,018 per Year

Two Permanent Full Time Review Appraiser Positions in: Lakewood, Colorado (Western Suburb of Denver)

Application Period: January 27 to February 17, 2016 (11:59 PM Eastern Std. Time)

Join OVS for a rewarding career supporting the mission of the Department of Interior in protecting and preserving the land and natural resources of this nation. OVS assignments are contemporary and challenging, requiring a thorough grasp of appraisal standards and theory, yet within a framework that seeks innovation and objectivity. Working with the Bureau of Land Management, the Public Lands Division covers a broad geographic area, protecting remote corners of national wildernesses as well as tackling valuation issues within “urban” frontiers. OVS has a respected staff of designated appraisers, operating both independently and collaboratively on advanced level appraisal projects.

Federal Review Appraisers are well compensated, receiving a generous benefit package, including:

  • Competitive Salary with income growth and promotion potential
  • 10 Paid Federal Holidays
  • 13-26 Vacation Days depending on length of service
  • 13 Sick Days
  • Federal Employee Health Insurance Benefits (FEHB); retainable in retirement after 5 yr. of service
  • Federal Employee Group Life Insurance (FEGLI)
  • TSP (401k type) retirement saving plans with matching contributions up to 5% of gross pay
  • Retirement pension via Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) “Google” it for Information
  • Appraisal designation dues, continuing education for designation & state licensing fees paid

OVS operates in a supportive team environment with flexible work schedules, eligibility for telework, assisted services & technology, training and career development/advancement opportunities. To learn more about an OVS Review Appraiser career and how to apply, visit USA Jobs at the following links:

For United States Citizens wanting to apply: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/427714100

For those who are Existing Federal Employees, or
Former Federal Employees Eligible for Reinstatement &/or
Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) Eligible:

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/427717200

Questions?

Contact:
Doug Braun, MAI (503-808-6070)
Email: douglas_braun@ios.doi.gov
Team Lead Appraiser (TLA)

Mike Ward, RPRA (303-969-5375)
Email: michael_ward@ios.doi.gov
Client Service Manager (CSM)

 

ASFMRA Job Listing (#129162)

Job Title: Senior Appraiser
FINAL FILING DATE: February 19, 2016

ABOUT US

Established in 1917, Fresno Madera Farm Credit provides quality credit and financial services in Fresno and Madera counties, located in the state of California. Our mission is to provide access to credit and related services to farmers and ranchers in our region as an efficient organization that delivers service with people that are passionate about creating the best possible customer experience to the generations of farmers and ranchers that we proudly serve. Fresno Madera Farm Credit offers competitive compensation packages and excellent benefit programs. We have a team driven, performance focused culture, with a strong focus on customer service, and fulfilling our mission to Agriculture.

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Real Estate Appraiser is responsible for performing all functions required to provide accurate appraisals of the value of real property and, in some cases, personal property, involved in Farm Credit lending. This includes maintaining market value trends, completing market surveys, and collecting and analyzing real estate sales information to support appraisals and asset valuation. This position also requires participation in fee appraisal services.

  • Conduct appraisals of real property to determine value using cost, sales comparison, and income approaches. Conduct appraisals and/or inspections of personal property.
  • Make construction progress inspections to determine adherence to plans and specifications.
  • Compile and analyze market, sales, rent, and economic information and other data used in the development of appraisals. Research and document commodity costs and prices. Prepare appraisal reports. Develop industry appraisal information and guidelines.
  • Establish and maintain a high level of customer service with internal and external customers by providing ongoing communication, coordination, and assistance throughout the appraisal process. Effectively communicate values and other appraisal/evaluator information to customers and co-workers.
  • Maintain knowledge of basic products and services offered by the Association in order to respond to questions asked by customers.
  • Significant travel is required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  1. Knowledge of agricultural lending, appraisal, and real estate principles and practices.
  2. Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws affecting real estate and chattel values.
  3. Knowledge of Applied Ag economic theory, farm practices, soil types, irrigation, engineering, and construction techniques, and maintenance costs associated with typical properties in the area.
  4. Demonstrated appraisal capabilities for all categories of agricultural properties.
  5. Demonstrated planning, problem solving and organization skills and attention to detail. Demonstrated ability to make sound decisions within delegated authorities and time pressures. Demonstrated proficiency in meeting deadlines. Must balance department efficiency and promotion of customer service initiatives.
  6. Exceptional verbal, written, analytical, persuasive and interpersonal skills. Ability to interact professionally, effectively, and positively with all levels of employees, management, and vendors. Ability to maintain proactive communication with supervisor in regards to all issues. Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  7. Must be able to maintain a high level of confidentiality with sensitive business information.
  8. Excellent proficiency using a financial calculator, electronic spreadsheets, word processing, e-mail, and database software. Preferably Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. BA/BS degree in agricultural production, agricultural business, business administration, or equivalent.
  2. California Certified General Real Estate Appraiser License.
  3. A minimum of 3 years of appraisal experience.

To be considered for this position, please send a cover letter and resume by fax to (559) 276-4896, email to hrdepartment@fmfarmcredit.com or mail to Mai Yang, Fresno Madera Farm Credit, PO Box 13069, Fresno, CA 93794-3069. Please mark all correspondence “CONFIDENTIAL”. If you have any questions please contact Mai Yang at (559) 277-7000.

 

ASFMRA Job Listing (#129216)

JOB DESCRIPTION:

You’ve got the passion. You’ve got the skills. Now you just need the right opportunity. At Wells Fargo, you’ll have the chance to join a team of smart and talented people who share the same values. Our diverse lines of business offer a world of opportunity to expand your capabilities and advance your career. We invest in our people and provide a supportive environment in which to learn and grow. Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified financial services company with $1.7 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 9,000 locations, more than 12,500 ATMs, online (wellsfargo.com), and mobile devices. Wells Fargo has more than 265,000 team members in 36 countries across our approximately 90 businesses. Enterprise Risk helps all Wells Fargo businesses identify and manage risk. The team focuses on several key risk areas, including credit risk, operational risk, market risk, reputation risk, and compliance risk. Enterprise Risk strives to ensure that all Wells Fargo corporate functions and lines of business soundly manage risk, comply with applicable laws and regulations, and offer products and services that meet the needs of our customers. The group provides leadership, enhances communications, assists with problem identification and solutions, and shares best practices. In addition, the group provides an enterprise-wide view of risk, assists management and our Board of Directors in identifying and monitoring risks that may affect multiple lines of business, and takes appropriate action when business activities exceed the risk tolerance of the company.

Corporate Credit is responsible for independently overseeing the management of credit risk exposures (including monitoring and reporting on aggregate credit exposures across groups, legal entities, geographies, and jurisdictions) and the quality of credit risk management practices across the company. This oversight extends to all phases of a loan’s life cycle, including origination, underwriting, risk analysis, approval, documentation, boarding, monitoring, loss recognition, modification, and collection activities. Corporate Credit is responsible for delegating and/or removing credit and investment approval authorities to the lines of business. More specifically, Corporate Credit develops, maintains and ensures adherence to enterprise-wide credit risk frameworks, policies, and procedures that are aligned with Board-approved risk appetite.

The position works in a support function in the RETECHS commercial real estate department. In conjunction with RETECHS Group Head and leaders of its professional service lines, it collaborates with internal professional staff, vendors, account officers, attorneys & management to ensure we consistently provide a quality product to our partners and customers within agreed upon service levels. RETECHS provides support for 3 types of due diligence work: Appraisals, Construction, and Environmental. The ideal candidate will have the ability to effectively partner and influence executive leadership while also ensuring the business runs efficiently, supports the customer needs and always remains in compliance.

Reviews commercial real financial statements and property information on non-complex properties to determine scope of appraisal work to be performed. Orders and manages evaluations and appraisals and any follow-up evaluations as required by FIRREA and corporate policy. Serves as point of contact for vendor and account officer throughout the valuation process; coordinates timelines and ensures contract requirements are met. Reviews appraisal and evaluation reports to confirm appropriate content and compliance with federal, regulatory and bank policy. Escalates unique or challenging issues for review; may escalate discrepancies for resolution and approvals. Finalizes vendor reports and provides feedback on property value as needed.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Certified General Appraiser, 2+ years collateral appraisal experience.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Intermediate Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook) skills
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy skills
  • Customer service focus with the ability to listen to customer needs and recommend solutions
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to take on a high level of responsibility, initiative, and accountability
  • Strong technical and analytical skills including establishing market values and property rating
  • Resume must identify licensing state and state license number.

Disclaimer: All offers for employment with Wells Fargo are contingent upon the candidate having successfully completed a criminal background check. Wells Fargo will consider qualified candidates with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable local, state and Federal law, including Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act. Relevant military experience is considered for veterans and transitioning service men and women. Wells Fargo is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation.

Interested parties should log-in to the following URL: https://www.wellsfargo.com/about/careers – register on-line and complete a profile in the Wells Fargo job seeker database. Keyword: Collateral Appraiser 1 / Requisition 5183160.

 

ASFMRA Job Listing (#114116)

Job Title: Real Estate and Chattel Appraiser
Position Location: Kearney, NE

Position Information:
Completes real estate and chattel appraisals within a defined territory focusing on non-complex to highly complex assignments. Responsible for data management including collection, verification and analysis of sales as well as maintaining other information required for the valuation process. Updates benchmark farm values in assigned territory. Certified appraisers mentor non-certified appraisers and review their appraisals, maintain the approved residential appraiser list in assigned territory, and direct appraisal assignments to appropriate appraisers. Consults with appraisal and retail team members, as well as customers, regarding appraisal issues and market trends. Complies with Farm Credit Services of America standards and Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). Works in a team environment to accomplish goals and consistently meets or exceeds customer service expectations.

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.

To Apply: For more information and to apply for this position, please visit our website at www.fcsamerica.com
Closing Date: January 27, 2016

 

ASFMRA Job Listing (#122115)

Job Title: Real Estate Specialist
Position Location: Madison, La Crosse, and Waukesha, WI

Job Description:
Looking to start a career in real estate? If so, this may be the job for you! The Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation System Development, is currently recruiting to fill a Real Estate Specialist positions. Current vacancies exist in the Southwest Region (one with headquarters in Madison and the second with headquarters in Madison or La Crosse) and in the Southeast Region (two vacancies with headquarters in Waukesha).

The list of eligible names created by this exam may be used to fill current vacancies as well as additional vacancies statewide as they occur in the next 3-6 months.

WisDOT is a great place to work! We offer amazing benefits that include a casual office atmosphere, flexible work schedules, ample vacation time, excellent health benefits, and an exceptional employee assistance program that offers a variety of programs and tools to help promote an employee’s wellness and health.

Job Duties:
This position performs entry-level professional real estate work applying a general understanding of technical real estate principles, practices and procedures towards the completion of routine assignments in selected areas within the real estate function. Responsibilities include property appraisal and right-of-way acquisition for highway improvement projects including analyzing property titles and determine the documentation necessary to clear title, and preparing and processing real estate closing documents. The position will work under the guidance of more senior real estate staff performing routine to increasingly difficult assignments to accomplish work unit objectives, while developing a comprehensive working knowledge of appraisal and negotiation practices.

Special Notes:
Candidates will be required to obtain and hold a Notary Seal from the State of Wisconsin and maintain a valid driver license.
Prior to any appointments for position(s) filled from this recruitment/announcement, candidates may be subject to a comprehensive criminal background check which may include FBI fingerprinting.
WisDOT does not sponsor work visas. Any appointment made will be contingent on the applicant being able to prove valid status to work in the United States.

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Basic concepts of real estate appraisal
Basic mathematic concepts
Problem solving/decision making skills
Interpersonal relationship skills with ability to resolve conflicts and ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
Ability to work effectively in a team setting
Time management and workload prioritization skills
Negotiating skills and effective oral and written communication skills

To Apply: Copy/paste this link to your browser to apply through the wiscjobs website:
https://wisc.jobs/public/job_view.asp?annoid=85084&jobid=84598&org=395&class=03461&index=true

 

ASFMRA Job Listing (#121615)

Job Title: Staff Appraiser – Production
Position Location: Fresno, CA
Group: Wholesale, Rural & Retail
Department Retail Banking
Reference Number: RNA03376
Publication Date: 11-24-2015

Our Organization:

Rabobank, N.A., an award-winning commercial bank with more than $15 billion in assets, provides personalized service and a full array of quality products to individuals, businesses, and food and agribusiness clients. From Red Bluff to the Imperial Valley, the bank’s California network of branches and financial service centers, multi-function ATMs, and innovative online and mobile banking services empower customers to bank when, where and how they want. Rabobank’s more-than-1,600 employees take pride in helping to improve their communities personally and professionally.

Rabobank, N.A. is part of the Rabobank Group, which is rated one of the world’s safest banks by Global Finance Magazine. The Rabobank Group is a global financial service provider and the premier lender to the global food and agricultural industry.

Your Function:

Rabobank, N.A. has an exciting opportunity for an AG Production Appraiser II in our Fresno Financial Service Center! The AG Production Appraiser II is responsible for providing production appraisal and/or appraisal review services to the bank related to either residential real estate, commercial real estate, or agricultural real estate as assigned. Responsibilities will include and are not limited to the following:

  • Prepares appraisals in connection with loans secured by agricultural properties that may be complex in nature. Ensures that all policies, procedures, and regulations are adhered to as required.
  • Maintains comparable sales data, current improvement cost data, and other resource information required to prepare accurate and reliable appraisals and report trends to management.
  • Attends professional continuing education courses as needed to maintain license and professional designation, if applicable, in good standing.
  • Elevates issues and/or provides recommendations to the Appraisal Manager regarding challenging appraisal issues for which there is no clear guidance.
  • Assists with approval of appraisers for Bank panel which includes reviewing sample appraisals and contacting references.
  • Assists with annual review of appraisers to ensure continuing competency and responsiveness of approved panel members.
  • Participates in maintaining accurate data on all department systems (i.e. RIMS, AgWare, etc.) of all jobs processed by the Department.
  • Performs all other job duties as assigned by supervisor.

Your Profile:

Successful candidates will possess the following:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent with 8 years related appraisal review or production appraisal experience in a banking environment. Advanced understanding of all facets of valuation including real estate, intangible business valuation, and/or machinery and equipment; or Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Finance, or Economics or related field preferred with 5 years related appraisal experience.
  • Must have knowledge of reviewing most, if not all agricultural property types located in the State of California. Additional experience in reviewing Ag facilities could include dairies, nut processing facilities, greenhouses, poultry farms, and wineries.
  • Prepares appraisals in connection with loans secured by agricultural real properties, may be complex in nature.
  • Performs appraisal reviews of third-party appraisals on an as-needed basis.
  • Confers with Senior Management, Relationship Managers and Financial Analysts regarding complex appraisal and environmental issues.
  • Proficient with MS Office Suite and Internet, and Multiple Listing Service or equivalent database
  • Possess excellent human relations, communications and business writing skills.
  • Must be able to travel throughout bank’s footprint to perform required duties ( 25% to 50%)

We Offer:

Rabobank is committed to attracting, retaining and rewarding employees. We offer competitive salaries, bank wide cash bonus plans, generous benefits and a supportive work environment with global career growth potential.

Additional Information:

Rabobank is an Equal Opportunity- Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V.

Interested?

For immediate consideration, please complete an on-line application and/or submit your resume.

Apply now

 

ASFMRA Job Listing (#12915)

Job Title: Real Estate Program Associate
Application Closing Date: [date-997]
Position Location: La Crosse, WI

Job Description:
The Department of Transportation has a current vacancy for a Real Estate Program Associate in the Division of Transportation System Development’s Southwest Region with headquarters in La Crosse, WI. This position will provide assistance to Real Estate Staff in addition to providing technical support to the region’s real estate operations.

WisDOT is a great place to work! We offer amazing benefits such as career advancement, a casual office atmosphere, flexible work schedules, ample vacation time, excellent health benefits, training courses, and an exceptional employee assistance program that offers a variety of programs and tools to help promote an employee’s wellness and health.

This position provides administrative and paraprofessional technical assistance and support to Real Estate Management and Real Estate Staff. Responsibilities include administrative coordination of all aspects of the eminent domain process. In addition, this position is responsible for the coordination of accounts receivable/payable processes, coordinating relocation order preparation and processing, coordinating financial encumbrances, and coordinating real estate records and management activities. The individual will research and resolve financial discrepancies and respond to questions and inquiries from sources concerning real estate activities. The incumbent will also provide guidance and training to Real Estate Staff, other select Regional Staff and Consultants on the Real Estate Automated Data System (READS) software program.A

To Apply: Copy/paste this link to your browser to be taken to the wiscjobs website to apply:
https://wisc.jobs/public/job_view.asp?annoid=85730&jobid=85244&org=395&class=03400&index=true

 

ASFMRA Job Listing (#12815)

Job Title: Appraiser 1
Application Closing Date: [date-997]
Position Location: Austin

Job Description:
Performs routine (journey-level) appraisal work. Work involves conducting property value ratio studies, gathering property sales information, and conducting property appraisals and appraisal reviews. Works under moderate supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Military Crosswalk Information – No military equivalent

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 (#112615)

Job Title: Real Estate and Chattel Appraiser
Close Date: 12/13/2015
Position Location: Sioux Falls, SD

Position Information:
Completes real estate and chattel appraisals within a defined territory focusing on non-complex to highly complex assignments. Responsible for data management including collection, verification and analysis of sales as well as maintaining other information required for the valuation process. Updates benchmark farm values in assigned territory. Certified appraisers mentor non-certified appraisers and review their appraisals, maintain the approved residential appraiser list in assigned territory, and direct appraisal assignments to appropriate appraisers. Consults with appraisal and retail team members, as well as customers, regarding appraisal issues and market trends. Complies with Farm Credit Services of America standards and Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). Works in a team environment to accomplish goals and consistently meets or exceeds customer service expectations.

EMPLOYEES SUPERVISED: None

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Complete real estate and chattel appraisals while meeting and exceeding customer service expectations. Focus primarily on the more complex appraisal assignments or appraisals for higher risk loans. Conduct property inspections when necessary. Apply a differential approach to analysis and reporting. Effectively use technology in the valuation process. Appraisals must meet Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice and FCSAmerica Standards.

Level 19: Requires moderate guidance and oversight. Delegated authorities for chattel appraisals. Focus on non-complex to moderately complex assignments. Complete the analysis for real estate appraisals and submit to certified appraisers for completion with adequate lead time to assure requested completion dates or mutually agreed-upon timeframes are met. Appraisals submitted to certified appraisers require minimal to moderate additional analysis. Consistently demonstrate production and turnaround time that meets expectations.

Level 21: Requires limited guidance and oversight. Moderate delegated authorities. Focus on the moderately complex assignments. Consistently demonstrate production and turnaround time that meets or exceeds expectations.

Level 23: Requires limited guidance and oversight. Maximum delegated authorities. Focus on the moderately complex to highly complex assignments. Consistently demonstrate production and turnaround time that exceeds expectations.

2. Review and finalize appraisals completed by non-certified appraisers, providing constructive feedback to develop their appraisal skills.

Level 21 and 23: certified Appraisers

3. Responsible for data management in assigned area. Ensures adequate sales data is analyzed in assigned territory to provide a reliable basis for appraisals, valuation systems and market zone ranges. Coordinates effort with the Appraisal Sales Specialists and also collects, verifies and analyzes sales. Maintains adequate cost and income data. Effectively uses technology for data management.

Level 19: Focuses on sales of non-complex to moderately complex properties

Level 21: Focus on sales of non-complex to moderately complex properties.

Level 23: Focus on sales with complexity ranging from non-complex to highly complex.

4. Determines if residential appraisals are to be completed internally or by an external fee appraiser. Works with the Appraisal Coordinator to assure CHL appraisals are completed by qualified external appraisers in a manner that meets Association and customer expectations. Maintains an adequate list of approved residential appraisers in his/her assigned area. Reviews residential appraisals as required. Appraisals and reviews must meet Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice and FCSAmerica Standards.

Level 21: Completes reviews of residential appraisals as required.

Level 23: Completes reviews of residential appraisals as required.

5. Maintains market zones and benchmarks as assigned estimating values according to FCSAmerica standards.

Level 19: Benchmark values are submitted to certified appraisers for completion.

6. Maintains a visible presence with the marketplace teams providing market data support and valuation consulting.

7. Collaborates effectively with appraisal team members to ensure seamless customer service. Includes providing backup for other appraisers.

Additional duties may include:
• Mentoring/training Sales Specialists and other Appraisal Team members.
• Performing other related duties as assigned.

Job Specifications: Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university.

Level 19:

  • Ability to complete course work and hours necessary, as well as successfully complete the Certified Appraiser exam within 3 years.
  • A minimum of 0-4 years related experience required with experience in real estate appraisal preferred.
  • Ability to act independently and make appropriate decisions consistently with moderate guidance and oversight.
  • An understanding of the influences and appraisal concepts that impact land and other agricultural assets.

Level 21:

  • ertified General Appraiser in good standing (in state of residency) required.
  • A minimum of 4-6 years related experience required with experience in real estate appraisal preferred.
  • Ability to act independently and make appropriate decisions consistently with moderate to minimal guidance and oversight.
  • An understanding of the influences and appraisal concepts that impact land values and other agricultural assets.

Level 23:

  • Certified General Appraiser in good standing (in state of residency) required.
  • A minimum of 6-8 years related experience required with experience in real estate appraisal preferred.
  • Ability to act independently and make appropriate decisions consistently with minimal guidance and oversight.
  • An understanding of influences and appraisal concepts that impact land values and other agricultural assets.
  • Ability to mentor/train other Appraisal Team members.
  • Recognized resource person in FCSAmerica regarding valuation and process questions
  • Acts as an industry specialist (i.e. dairy, swine, poultry, or beef)
  • Consistently and independently handles all aspects of the job well in defined territory

Duties for all levels require:

  • Strong technical abilities including proficiency in a Windows environment using Microsoft Word, Excel and Internet Explorer. Proficiency with FCSAmerica appraisal software including Value Source and GIS tools.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish priorities, take initiative, work under time pressures, work with minimal supervision, and exercise independent and sound judgment.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment and effectively demonstrate team building attitude and skills.
  • Ability to use available information to make decisions regarding land values and to understand general market trends.
  • Proven research and analysis skills
  • Identifies process improvement areas to enhance team performance
  • Strong customer service orientation yet can handle challenges related to process issues or value decisions.
  • Good oral and written communication skills, interpersonal relations skills, and organizational skills.
  • Agricultural background preferred, but not required.

INTERNAL/EXTERNAL CONTACTS:
Internal: All Association teams and the Appraisal team members
External: Parties involved in real estate transactions, Realtors, Appraisers, Multiple Listing Services, county courthouse offices, FSA offices, and other public offices as needed.

MENTAL AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment and effectively demonstrate team building attitude and skills.
  • Proficient in Windows environment using Microsoft Word, Excel, and Internet Explorer.
  • Ability to reason, judge, compare, calculate, evaluate and critique such information as written materials, numerical data, responses to customer needs and/or other work related activities.
  • Ability to complete work in an acceptable timeframe and manage a variety of detailed tasks and responsibilities simultaneously and with accuracy to meet deadlines, goals, and objectives and satisfy internal and external customer needs related to the job.
  • Ability to understand and explain various subject matter and consult on concepts, programs, terminology and methods.
  • Ability to operate the telephone and respond to calls and in-person inquiries.
  • Ability to move about the office with occasional reaching and bending
  • Ability to successfully interact with and represent the organization to staff, officers, board members, customers, industry specialists, and the public at all levels.
  • Ability to use a keyboard/calculator/computer. This involves reading the screen and keying/typing information.
  • Ability to use and understand various computer software related to carrying out essential responsibilities of the position.
  • Ability to travel by auto or commercial transportation (20-40%) to carry out essential responsibilities. Occasional overnight stays.

Requirements of the job include the ability to do the work, with or without reasonable accommodations. It is the Association’s policy to make reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. Leadership retains the right to add, subtract or change duties of the position at any time.

This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than “at will” employment relationship.

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.

To Apply: For more information and to apply for this position, please visit our website at www.fcsamerica.com

 

ASFMRA Job Listing (#11415)

Job Title: Senior Farm Manager
Position Location: Charlotte NC, South Georgia or North Florida – Southeast Region
Wage Category: Salary (Exempt)
Reports To: Delta Regional Manager

Summary of Duties: Farm Manager in the Southeast Region (Georgia, North Carolina, Florida) managing a number of individual properties. Responsible for all the day to day operations and budgets for assigned farms.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Locating and interviewing prospective tenants.
  • Negotiating and servicing the leases on properties.
  • Assisting with the disposition of designated properties.
  • Assist in sourcing and evaluating new properties for acquisition and gathering due-diligence materials needed for purchase of properties.
  • Formulation of property budgets and capital request.
  • Review of monthly and quarterly profit and loss statements.
  • Reports to Delta Regional Manager of problems/successes/overall operations.
  • Ability to travel long distances with a possibility of over night stay.
  • Ability to obtain and/or maintain required licenses needed for job performance.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • 4 year agricultural degree (Farm Management or Agribusiness preferably)
  • Brokerage license (or ability to obtain) for state(s) in which all Properties are assigned.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Own or lease vehicle that meets Company specification.
  • Current valid vehicle Insurance that meets Company specification.
  • Desirable if candidate has farmed on their own or has farm background.
  • Desirable if candidate holds Accredited Farm Manager designation through the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers.
  • Must be able to work well with management.
  • Must be able to communicate well with others.

Physical Demands:

  • Frequent Sitting, occasional lifting
  • Lift up to 50 pounds
  • Must be able to travel long distances

Work Environment:
Performing the essential functions of this job may require the incumbent to: work with and/or around hazardous materials; perform lifting and bending; or be exposed to unpleasant or hazardous conditions or substances in the field, such as heat, exhaust, or chemicals.

Hancock Natural Resource Group offers a competitive compensation and benefit package, a team oriented work environment and growth opportunities for its employees. We are committed to being an equal opportunity employer; and we employ, train, promote and compensate individuals based on job-related qualifications and ability without regard to race, color, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, veteran or marital status.

To Apply: Apply online at: http://manulife.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=1503232&lang=en

 

ASFMRA Job Listing (#11315)

Job Title: Agriculture/Farm Manager
Position Location: New Jersey

Job Description: The Corporate Agricultural Manager will be responsible for Strategic global sourcing, managing supplier relationships, supplier measurements, supplier contracts and supplier pricing. They will negotiate competitive agreements for specific ingredients, cultivating strategic business relationships while ensuring cost effective and timely acquisition of specified items at the lowest total cost annually. Fosters strong relationships with Finance, Marketing, R&D and Plant Purchasing Departments. Leads corporation’s cost reduction/cost containment projects through implementation. Agricultural Manager will be managing multiple agricultural products.

BS Degree required, with a business history inclusive of planting, irrigation, chemical applications, harvesting, grading, payroll and recordkeeping. Expect travel up to 50%.

To Apply: Please send resume to Jim Pendleton at jpendleton@fpccharlotte.com, or feel free to contact Jim directly at 704.844.8129.

 

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