Farm Credit Illinois has an opening for an appraiser. You can apply here. Here are details of the job:
Farm Credit Illinois is seeking either a Certified General Appraiser, an individual already licensed in the State of Illinois, or an Appraisal Trainee, an individual with the credentials necessary to obtain Illinois State Real Estate Appraiser Trainee license and then work to obtain a Certified General License.
The Certified General Appraiser provides appraisals to internal and external clients by researching, analyzing and valuing agricultural property and buildings.
The Appraisal Trainee provides appraisals, under supervision and approval of a Certified General Appraiser, to internal and external clients by researching, analyzing and valuing agricultural property and buildings.
- Determines adequacy of existing information and the additional data sources needed
- Researches property, comparable sales in assigned territory and adjacent territories, market and neighborhood data, cost information and specialized information for specific assignments
- Decides what information is needed and relevant and concludes an appropriate opinion of value
- Ensures appraisals are compliant with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP)
- Maintains work files
- Compiles and analyzes comparable sales information from brokers, buyers, sellers, or other persons knowledgeable of sale
- Determines which sales are most applicable and what sources of information are best
- Determines what aspects affect value and the impact they have
- Updates Range of Values and performs yearly benchmark appraisals
- Completes physical inspection and notes improvements, if applicable
Interviews property owner and/or tenants and determines what to photograph and what content should be included
- Determines highest and best use of property based on subject and market research
- Completes continuing education to maintain certification
- Determines most beneficial courses and what state requirements need to be met to maintain certification
- All applicants should exhibit:
Working knowledge of building and construction techniques and materials
- Working knowledge of computers and other technology to increase efficiency and effectiveness
- Working knowledge of agriculture
- Skill in analyzing complex technical data by using logic and quantitative reasoning
- Skill in reading and understanding legal descriptions
- Skill in utilizing time in an efficient and effective manner
- Skill in prioritizing assignments to complete work in a timely manner
- Oral and written communication skills, sufficient to exchange information effectively with peers, supervisor and customers
Licensed appraisers should also exhibit:
- Skill in understanding and applying appraisal concepts and standards including the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice
An individual applying without an appraisal license should hold a bachelor’s degree and be prepared to obtain Illinois State Real Estate Appraiser Trainee license and then work to obtain a Certified General License.
An appraiser should hold a Certified General Appraisal license with the State of Illinois. This requires 3,000 hours of experience, 300 hours of education and passing the State Certified General Exam and a valid driver’s license. A bachelor’s degree is required, as well as at least three years of related experience as a licensed appraisal trainee; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to perform the essential functions of the job.
The preferred location for this position is Effingham, IL, however, location flexibility may be possible.
Farm Credit Illinois is seeking either an already licensed Certified General Appraiser, or an individual seeking an Appraisal Trainee position. Offer will be dependent on license and experience.