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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 (#82014)

Job Title: Appraiser
Company: Yosemite Farm Credit 
Position Location: Merced/Stanislaus County, California

Job Description:

RESPONSIBILITY:

The appraiser’s primary responsibilities are to prepare accurate appraisal reports of both real and personal property and to conduct appraisals utilizing the cost, sales and income approaches to value. Additional responsibilities include analyzing sales and rental data used in developing appraisal reports, verifying accuracy of legal descriptions, and reviewing preliminary title reports. Applicant must be capable of establishing and maintaining good customer relations by providing ongoing communications, coordination and assistance throughout the appraisal process. Must be able to work independently and prioritize work assignments.

EXPERIENCE:     

* BA/BS degree with emphasis on agriculture. Must have good understanding of agriculture, particularly livestock and crop production.

*  Preferred general licensed appraiser.  A licensed applicant from outside CA would be considered.

*  Must have experience in preparing agricultural appraisals.

*  Must have good analytical and statistical skills to evaluate, prioritize, and categorize data for valuation related activities.

*  Must have good verbal and written communication skills. 

*  Must have good computer skills and be proficient in Windows, Excel, and Word.

*  Must have a good understanding of agricultural operations of the San Joaquin Valley.

To Apply: To be considered for this position, send cover letter and personal resume to Human Resources, P. O. Box 3278, Turlock, CA, 95381 or email at tel@yfc.ag.  Please mark all correspondence “CONFIDENTIAL.”  If you have any questions or need additional information, please call Galen Miyamoto at (209) 724-0760.

Closing Date: 09-14-2014

 

ASFMRA Job Listing (#81914)

Job Title: Appraisal Trainee
Company:  Yosemite Farm Credit
Position Location: Merced/Stanislaus County, California

Job Description:

RESPONSIBILITY: The Appraisal Trainee position will focus on completing appraisals and valuations, supporting appraisal staff and working towards receiving certification as a State Certified General Appraiser. The position is accountable for successful completion of the educational coursework, hours of required appraisal experience, and written exam to receive certification as a State Certified General Appraiser. The position, under supervision of a licensed appraiser will learn Association procedures as they apply to the appraisal function, complete appraisals, develop appraisal support data, and undertake projects relating to appraisals as assigned.

EXPERIENCE:

* BA/BS degree with emphasis on agriculture.

* Must have good analytical and statistical skills to evaluate, prioritize, and categorize data for valuation related activities.

* Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.

* Must have good computer skills and be proficient in Windows, Excel, and Word.

To Apply: To be considered for this position, send cover letter and personal resume to Human Resources, P. O. Box 3278, Turlock, CA, 95381 or email at tel@yfc.ag. Please mark all correspondence “CONFIDENTIAL.” If you have any questions or need additional information, please call Galen Miyamoto at (209) 724-0760.

Closing Date: 09-14-2014

 

ASFMRA Job Listing (#81814)

Job Title: Chattel Appraiser
Company: Yosemite Farm Credit
Position Location: Merced/Stanislaus County, California

Job Description: The Chattel Appraiser’s primary responsibility is to prepare written chattel personal property appraisal reports on livestock and rolling stock equipment. Additional responsibilities include conducting field inspections of annual and perennial crops and conducting crop projections. Applicant must be capable of establishing and maintaining good customer relations by providing ongoing communications, coordination and assistance throughout the valuation process. Must be able to work independently and prioritize work assignments. The emphasis of the work will involve the dairy industry and permanent plantings.

EXPERIENCE:     

* BA/BS degree (preferred but not required) with emphasis on agriculture. Must have good understanding of agriculture, particularly livestock and crop production, and farm equipment.

*  Must have good analytical and statistical skills to evaluate, prioritize, and categorize data for valuation related activities.

*  Must have good verbal and written communication skills. 

*  Must have good computer skills and be proficient in Windows, Excel, and Word.

*  Must have a good understanding of both beef and dairy livestock  operations.

*  Must have knowledge of crops grown in the San Joaquin Valley.

To Apply: To be considered for this position, send cover letter and personal resume to Human Resources, P. O. Box 3278, Turlock, CA, 95381 or email at tel@yfc.ag.  Please mark all correspondence “CONFIDENTIAL.”  If you have any questions or need additional information, please call Galen Miyamoto at (209) 724-0760.

Closing Date: 09-14-2014

 

ASFMRA Job Listing (#73114)

Job Title: Chief Appraiser for Department of Natural Resources 
Company: Department of Natural Resources, State of Washington
Position Location: Olympia, Washington 

As the Chief Appraiser for Department of Natural Resources, this position reports directly to the Conservation, Recreation and Transactions Division Manager. This position ensures that fair and professional appraisals are conducted for all department real estate transactions requiring establishment of land and/or resource value, developing and implementing uniform valuation systems and procedures in support of department real estate transactions, providing professional advice and interpretations of relevant federal and state laws.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

Works under the guidance of State and Federal regulations and agency policies and procedures. Preparation and review of narrative Uniform Standards or Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) compliant appraisals for the Department, including appraisals and reviews conducted by consultants and third party appraisers as well as those conducted by the Appraisal Unit staff.

Setting standards and evaluating performance of appraisal unit staff to ensure successful accomplishment of division and agency goals, objectives and the agency’s strategic plan.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

State certification as a General Real Estate Appraiser; Three (3) years’ experience as a professional appraiser; Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, natural resource or other similar degree; One (1) year of experience supervising professional staff and providing advice and guidance on land use and appraisal issues to project managers and top management within a local, state, federal or corporate institution; Ability to successfully resolve complex and potentially contentious appraisal issues involving multiple, often adversarial parties; Proficient computer skills in the use of spreadsheets and word processing; Adherence to and demonstration of DNR’s Core Competencies of Enduring Stewardship, Visionary Leadership, Inclusive Decision Making, Creative Solutions, Respective Relationships, and Personal Responsibility.

THE PREFERRED CANDIDATE WILL HAVE:

Experience appraising vacant land, appraising in rural areas, appraising or dealing with issues such as gravel or mineral values, aquatic lands, timber values, and experience appraising agriculture properties; Experience with GPS units and the ability to read maps to identify location in rural areas, and GIS usage ability; The ability to maintain a heavy workload and changing priorities, with strong organizational skills; Strong written and verbal skills, including the ability to write narrative reports, ability to work as a team member, and serve as a mentor and leader of staff and high ethical standards; Experience in developing and maintaining respectful relationships with people of differing backgrounds and perspectives.

SPECIAL POSITION REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:

Must be a State Certified General Real Estate Appraiser.

Occasional travel is required.

 To Apply: Please complete an online application at: www.careers.wa.gov

Closing date: 08-30-14

 

ASFMRA Job Listing (#72514)

Job Title: Appraiser
Company:  American AgCredit 
Position Location: Temecula, California  

About Us

Since 1916, America AgCredit has been providing financial services the agriculture industry. At American AgCredit, working in farming and ranching isn’t just a job, it’s a way of life. The more you get to know us, the more you’ll begin to understand no one is more dedicated to agriculture and the values of the people who work in this industry than the people at American AgCredit. Come join our growing team where your best will be rewarded with appreciation and opportunities for growth and advancement.

Appraiser, Temecula

The Appraiser is responsible for performing functions required to provide accurate appraisals of the value of real property and, in some cases, personal property of increased and varied complexity, involved in a Farm Credit lending or related transaction. The Appraiser undertakes appraisal assignments of a broadening range of property use-types. They have full appraisal signature authority having earned the California and/or Nevada Certified General Real Estate Appraiser License. Assignment responsibility and complexity are increased as the Appraiser’s appraisal skill level increases. Target billings are approximately 90 percent of the journeyperson level. The Appraiser has responsibilities connected with mentoring and peer-proofing work product of junior level staff. Job Code: 1 Appraisal Lic – E- Prof, Exempt.

Essential Duties

  • Conduct the initial subject property inspection.
  • Conduct appraisals of real property by analyzing market data to determine value using cost, sales comparison, and income approaches. Conduct appraisals and/or inspections of personal property including growing crops as well as product and livestock inventory.
  • Collect sufficient subject property specific and general data that allows the full development of the report from defining the problem through highest and best use. This includes a working knowledge of the land planning and entitlement process and economics of land in transition. Additionally, knowledge of the factors influencing value of special use property such as agro tourism and entertainment, processing, transportation and manufacturing i.e. packing, winery, cold storage are desired.
  • Search, confirm, analyze and archive market sales and rent information. It may also include gathering real estate and chattel trend information.
  • Determine, analyze and apply the appropriate valuation approaches.
  • Report the information developed in the appropriate format.
  • Establish and maintain good customer relations by providing ongoing communication, coordination, and timely assistance throughout the appraisal process and during any non-valuation assignment.
  • Participate in branch and association representation at community and agricultural meetings and projects.
  • Perform other non-valuation functions that may be assigned.

Education and Experience

  • BA/BS degree in agricultural management, agricultural business, business administration, real estate or economics; or equivalent.
  • California and / or Arizona Certified General Real Estate Appraiser license preferred.
  • At least three years successful experience as an Appraiser.
  • Successful completion of 300 hours of Appraisal Foundation (AQB) qualified educational course work is preferred.
  • Knowledge of agriculture, agricultural lending, appraisal, and real estate principles and practices.
  • Demonstrated ability to generate highly accurate work and make independent decisions.
  • Must be proficient in organizing and prioritizing work to meet deadlines.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Exceptional persuasive and interpersonal skills including the ability to work in highly collaborative teams.
  • Proficient in the use of PC, including e-mail, word processing and electronic spreadsheet software.

Interested individuals should visit: American AgCredit Careers 
EOE/AA/M/F/V/D

 

ASFMRA Job Listing (#71114)

Job Title: Certified Appraiser
Company:  Agri-Access
Position Location: Johnston, IA

Job Description: Certified Ag Appraiser needed to conduct ag real estate appraisals in Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois. Home office will be supported. Travel required.

The primary purpose of this position is to conduct real estate appraisals, chattel appraisals, and market surveys. Incumbent will also collect real estate sales information to support appraisals and asset valuation. Ensures appraisal costs are handled in the most cost effective manner, assuring cost competitiveness as it applies to the loan origination process.

Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, economics, business or related field. Minimum 3 years appraisal experience required. Ag background preferred. Membership in a national appraisal organization preferred. Must have advanced understanding of general appraiser proficiencies and USPAP. Candidates in the process of being certified will also be considered. Sound computer skills required.

Agri-Access has a national presence in serving agricultural and commercial 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 with 9% company match
  • Paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays
  • Educational assistance
  • Training and development programs 

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

Agri-Access is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Closing date: 08-31-2014

 

ASFMRA Job Listing (#71014)

Job Title: Farm Operations Manager
Company:  Navajo Mesa Farms
Position Location: Farmington, New Mexico

Navajo Mesa Farms, a successful agricultural operation, is seeking a full-time Farm Operations Manager to provide management, planning, control and leadership of large scale potato farm operations near Farmington, New Mexico.

Principal duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Management of large scale potato production operation, including:
    • Seed cutting & suberization
    • Preparation tillage and planting
    • Cultivation
    • Irrigation                                      
    • Pesticide and fertilization application and monitoring
    • Harvesting process
    • Potato storage operations
    • All functions within the warehouse and shipping operations
    • All quality control functions
  • Informal and formal reporting to senior management.  An example would be an Annual Operating Plan which would include:
    • Field selection
    • Recommendations on equipment needs, variety/field assignment, storage needs, and staffing plans
    • Chemical, fertilizer and irrigation plans
    • Harvest coordination and management
    • Storage and shipping strategy and plans
    • Other topics as requested or needed
  • Provide for effective and timely management of the custom applicators in the delivery of their services including coordination of the scheduling of and receiving of inputs
  • Implement recommendations made by the General Manger, Agronomist, Partners and Consultants
  • Communicate and coordinate with landlord’s Operations Managers in the areas of: Water Management, Equipment and Maintenance, Grounds and Buildings,  Soil Lab, and Equipment Rental
  • Meet the Annual Operating Plan budget cost objectives
  • Assist in Research & Development of emerging technologies and test varieties
  • Develop, train, and motivate employees to become potential future leaders in the organization
  • Handle daily management and supervision of the field and warehouse crews
  • Maintain excellent public relations with landlord, vendors, buyers and others
  • Maintain a high public image for employees (i.e. be a positive role model)
  • Other tasks as directed by the General Management, COO and Executive Management

The following knowledge, skills and experience will be helpful for the successful candidate:

  • Ability to and demonstrated experience effectively managing large scale farming operations
  • Strong business skills with the ability to execute the strategic plans of the organization
  • Personnel leadership and management skills, including, recruiting, training and motivating employees
  • Ability to foster and develop team work while effectively leading the team to accomplish the organizational objectives
  • Strong agronomic and crop production experience, preferably with demonstrated skills in potato production, potato storage management and potato grading/shipping
  • Knowledge of and skills in negotiation
  • Organized, self-motivated, and detail oriented
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing to all types of audiences
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite products
  • Willingness and ability to travel
  • The ability to speak Spanish and/or Navajo would be a plus
  • Education and experience commensurate with the position requirements

Salary and benefits will be commensurate with education and experience.

Resumes should be e-mailed to rsalisbury@coopernorman.com as soon as possible.  Position closes when filled.  If you have questions, please contact Rebecca Salisbury at 208-420-9076.

Closing date: 08-30-2014

 

ASFMRA Job Listing (#61114)

Job Title: Director of Agricultural Services, Senior Real Estate Manager – Farm Manager
Company: Northern Trust
Position Location: Chicago, IL 

Position Information:

Northern Trust in its capacity as Trustee and Executor holds a Portfolio of 60,000 acres of row crops and ranch land as well as significant timer holdings. Individual in this position is responsible for the direct and indirect management of agricultural assets held in trusts and estates as well as the sale or acquisition of such assets. Will work with internal partners, clients, attorney, co-trustees with respect to agricultural properties held in trusts and estates. Experience with or general understanding of fiduciary law principles ideal but not critical. Position requires experienced Farm Manager who is a self-starter and can work independently and also support partners across the organization with agricultural matters.

Position Requires:

  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office
  • Work with internal partners, clients, attorney, co-trustees with respect to agricultural properties held in trusts and estates
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • 10-20% Travel
  • AFM Certification Preferred

Duties:

  •  Direct management of agricultural properties
  •  Oversight of third party farm managers and foresters
  •  Working with real estate brokers and attorneys for sales and acquisitions
  •  Managing the sale process
  •  Managing the acquisition process including completion of any necessary due diligence
  •  Developing annual budgets
  •  Overseeing capital improvement projects
  •  Negotiating leases
  •  Confirming that properties are compliant with regulations
  •  Completing annual investment reviews and making recommendations as to retention or sale of asset
  •  Making presentations to internal partners as well as COIs, prospects and clients regarding services
  •  Mentoring and training junior partners with respect to agricultural services

Skills/Knowledge

  •  Excellent communication, presentation and client service skills required
  •  General understanding of fiduciary law principles ideal but not critical
  •  Must be a self-starter who can work independently and also support partners across the organization with agricultural matters
  •  Proficiency in the Microsoft Office
  •  Ability to travel 10-20%; Valid Driver’s License

Experience

  •  Educational background in Agricultural Science
  •  10-15 years of farm management experience that includes row crops, livestock and ranching.
  •  Timber knowledge and experience is a plus though less critical
  •  Experience with or general understanding of fiduciary law principles ideal but not critical 
  •  AFM Certification a strong plus
  •  Ability to travel 10-20%; Valid Driver’s License

Contact: Rochelle Simpson  (312)444.3429 or email: rs341@ntrs.com

Closing Date: August 31, 2014

 

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