- Certified General Appraiser
- Technical Writing
- Microsoft Word
- Driver's License
- Microsoft Office
Description and Functions
Open Until Filled
The Office of State Lands and Investments (OSLI), an agency committed to effectively managing natural resources and funds for current and future generations, is seeking an Appraiser in our Field Services Division. Our culture will provide you with the opportunity for professional growth and a diverse experience that will help you further your career. OSLI manages approximately 3.4 million surface acres of state trust land spread throughout Wyoming – lands held in trust by the State to produce revenue to support public education and other designated beneficiaries.
The appraiser performs appraisals, appraisal reviews and consulting services for the acquisition, disposal, special use leasing, temporary use permitting and rights-of-way/easement valuations of state trust lands and institutional lands, including requests for appraisal services from other OSLI divisions and state agencies, and conducts field inspections related to valuation and lease compliance on all manner of surface and sub-surface leases and permits. The appraiser is tasked with providing information, market data, verbal and/or written reports to the agency's divisions and staff for use in formulating recommendations to be acted upon by the Board of Land Commissioners and the State Loan and Investment Board, pursuant to the objectives of optimizing and diversifying the trust's assets and revenues.
This position is located in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Cheyenne is a full service community, home to over 60,000 residents. Cheyenne is near four-season outdoor recreation areas, including the Snowy Range and the Medicine Bow National Forest, home to world-class rock climbing at Vedauwoo. In addition, the location provides convenient access to the Colorado Front Range communities, including Fort Collins and Denver and Denver International Airport.
Human Resource Contact: Stacie West, 307-777-6434, firstname.lastname@example.org
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed in the job level.
Assembles and analyzes market data and prepares appraisals and/or appraisal reviews in conformity with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) of multiple types of land offered for loan security purposes under the agency's Farm Loan Program and Grants and Loans Program.
Assembles and analyzes market data and prepares written rental recommendations for multiple types of special use leases that comply with state statutes and agency rules and regulations to be used by other divisions with in the agency and the Director to recommend feasibility of, and rent for the proposed uses to the Board of Land Commissioners.
Prepares written appraisals of multiple types of land in compliance with USPAP by inspecting, photographing, mapping and confirming sales and analyzing the market data using the Cost Approach, Income Approach and/or Sales Comparison Approach to arrive at reasonable and supportable opinions of market value for properties under the agency's sale, exchange and acquisition program.
Prepares written appraisal reviews to determine conformity with USPAP and reasonableness of value determinations for the acquisition and disposal of lands under the agency's sale, exchange and acquisition program.
Completes appraisal reviews including in-agency, contract appraisals and other state agencies' contract appraisals.
Assembles and analyzes market data and prepares written market value recommendations for multiple types of easements and right-of-ways that comply with state statutes and agency rules and regulations to be used by divisions within the agency and the Director to recommend the feasibility of, and values for the proposed uses to the Board of Land Commissioners.
Conducts field inspections, explains agency policies, procedures and practices of the Board of Land Commissioners and State Loan and Investment Board to individuals or groups as required for appraisals, appraisal reviews, loans, special use leases, easements and right-of-way valuations, and other duties as assigned.
Conducts verbal reports as requested by OSLI management.
Acts as an expert witness in courts of law.
Collaborates on special projects with other state and federal agencies.
Preference may be given to candidates with a Certified General Appraiser Permit.
**Agency requires that the successful applicant complete continuing education courses necessary to maintain state certification.
**Agency requires that the successful applicant possess and maintain a valid driver's license.
Knowledge and understanding of the principles and practices of real estate appraising, as applied in the valuation of multiple real estate property rights, types and interests, including easements and right-of-ways, as developed and taught by the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers, the Appraisal Institute, and other professional appraisal organizations.
Knowledge and competent execution of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Standards 1 and 2 as promulgated by the Appraisal Foundation and applied in real property appraisals and USPAP Standard 3 as applied in real property appraisal reviews.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of the State Engineer's Office as related to municipal, industrial and agricultural water rights and water uses including the valuation and leasing of those rights and uses.
Knowledge of Wyoming's energy and mineral industries including oil and gas development, coal mining, coal bed methane development, uranium and other surface and subsurface mining, as it relates to the valuation and leasing of the rights associated with these uses.
Knowledge of real estate lease management, administration and bonding of residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural surface and subsurface rights and interests.
Knowledge of soil types and vegetative type, classifications and development limitations, and the reclamation of residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural sites.
Knowledge of current practices associated with range management and farm and ranch management as it relates to land valuation and leasing.
Knowledge of legal descriptions using rectangular surveys or metes and bounds survey descriptions, mineral surveys and the reading and interpretation of topographical maps and aerial photography.
Knowledge and skill with the application and use of Microsoft Office suite products (Word, Excel, Power Point, Paint, Picture Manager) along with other complex computer programs including AgWare Appraisal Software (Click Forms & DataLog), real estate mapping software including use of ArcMap, AIITopo, Net Deed Plotter and Google Earth, editing and publishing software including the use of Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro, Adobe Reader, Adobe Photoshop, Snipit and Greenshot in the developing of reports, valuations and leasing recommendations and in the reviewing of real estate appraisals.
Knowledge and use of internet based programs including Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and/or Firefox and internet applications that assist with the appraisal process.
Skills in a variety of mathematical techniques as applied in the valuation and leasing of multiple types of surface and subsurface real property rights and interests associated with residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural properties.
Skills in technical writing and editing abilities specific to developing and reporting the valuation and leasing of multiple real property rights and interests associated with residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural properties.
Ability to use complex computer data systems.
Ability to prioritize work quickly so that deadlines are met while maintaining quality.
0-3 years of progressive work experience in (typically in Appraisal) with acquired knowledge at the level of an Appraiser.
Education & Experience Substitution:
4-6 years of progressive work experience (typically in Appraisal) with acquired knowledge at the level of an Appraiser.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
Certification may be required by some agencies.
Necessary Special Requirements
PHYSICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:
Extensive travel by vehicle in conjunction with typical office setting.
Frequently traverse open/rugged/steep terrain on foot.
Occasionally perform arduous physical activity.
Occasional overnight travel.
Must be able to operate 4WD vehicles in remote/isolated locations.
Must be able to operate ATV's on rugged terrain.
Must be able to operate portable handheld GPS units for gathering and mapping field data and verifying the location and boundaries of sites, roads, pipelines, transmission lines and other special use sites.
Must be able to operate digital cameras and imaging systems for use in completing field inspections and reports.
All new hires or rehires starting in a non-exempt position on or after January 1, 2018 are required to be paid hourly.
060-Office of State Lands and Investments - Field Services Division
OSLI Website: http://lands.wyo.gov/
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The State of Wyoming is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively supports the ADA and reasonably accommodates qualified applicants with disabilities.
Class Specifications are subject to change, please refer to the A & I HRD Website to ensure that you have the most recent version.