Other Info: This bulletin is posted to establish or add to a Qualified Candidate Pool(QCP) Basic Function Performs highly complex real estate work in appraisal and provides coordination for internal management of procurement, contract management and file management related to appraisal assignments.
Example Of Duties •Performs highly complex real estate appraisal functions •Prepares appraisal reviews and recommends value for acquisition purposes •Prepares appraisal reviews of appraisals prepared for condemnation cases and provides appraisal support to condemnation attorneys in preparation of mediations and trials •Performs a broad range of complex, cross-sectional real estate and right-of-way appraisals to include but are not limited to appraisals required for major Capital Projects, property management lease negotiations, and appraisals for surplus property sales •Plans and manages appraisal projects •Prepares written and oral reports, resolutions, correspondence and legal documents, as required •Maintains real estate records and computer files •Represents the department in meetings with other departments/divisions, property owners, and consultants, as required •Provides oversight and management of outside appraisal consultants •Provides leadership, guidance, and advice to staff on complex real estate valuation issues •Provides training to support staff on real estate related functions •Coordinates work activity of both professional and administrative staff when working on special projects •Assists management in managerial tasks when requested, including, but not limited to, serving as temporary or acting manager or attending meetings on behalf of the Real Estate Department •Previews and analyzes real estate appraisals •Prepares appraisal reports for internal projects, as required •Solicits, reviews, and evaluates appraisal proposals •Develops work specifications and plans for selection and guidance of independent appraisers •Prepares value estimates for sales and rental of real property •Assists management in preparing budget reports estimating real estate acquisition costs •Reviews title reports, appraisals, and similar supporting documents and reports •Serves as liaison with construction staff, consultants, contractors, and attorneys, as required •Coordinates Emergency Response Services as required •Serves as liaison among all parties involved in pre-acquisition appraisal related activities •Researches and recommends market rental values •Interfaces with County Counsel and outside counsel on legal matters •Contributes to ensuring that the EEO policies and programs of Metro are carried out
Knowledge: •Theories, principles, and practices of appraisal, condemnation, contracts, and general real estate law •Applicable local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations governing real estate practices, including the Uniform Relocation and Acquisition Act (URA) and the Uniform Standard of Professional Appraisal Practices (USPAP) •Environmental clearance process, including NEPA and CEQA •Principles of supervision •Engineering fundamentals Abilities: •Perform highly complex real estate functions in the field of appraisal •Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, contracts, and budgets •Analyze situations, identify problems, and recommend solutions •Exercise judgment and creativity in making decisions; sensitivity in politically-charged areas or projects •Compile and analyze complex data •Prepare comprehensive reports and correspondence •Interact professionally with various levels of Metro employees and outside representatives •Work successfully under tight time restraints •Perform a heavy volume of work with an excellent degree of accuracy •Prepare and conduct training programs •Organize and manage many projects simultaneously •Demonstrate leadership skills in training others •Communicate effectively orally and in writing •Lead staff members providing work direction and guidance •Travel to offsite locations within a reasonable timeframe •Read, write, speak, and understand English Selection Procedure Applicants who best meet job-related qualifications will be invited to participate in the examination process that may consist of any combination of written, performance, or oral appraisal to further evaluate job-related experience, knowledge, skills and abilities. Application Procedure To apply, visit Metro's website at www.metro.net and complete an online Employment Application.
Computers are available to complete online Employment Applications at the following Metro location:
METRO Headquarters, Employment Office One Gateway Plaza Los Angeles, CA 90012
Telephone: (213) 922-6217 or persons with hearing or speech impairments can use California Relay Service 711 to contact Metro.
All completed online Employment Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. (BM) *Open to the public and all Metro employees This job bulletin is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities, or requirements. Employees may be required to perform other related job duties.
Requirements For Employment •Bachelor's degree in Business, Real Estate, or other related field •5 years of senior-level experience performing work in real estate appraisal and conducting appraisal reviews •California Real Estate Appraiser License is required •Master's degree in Business, Real Estate or other related field is highly desirable •Professional Certificates/Licenses: Designation as Senior Right of Way Agent (SRWA) is highly desirable •Member of the Appraisal Institute (MAI) designation is highly desirable