CLASSIFICATION: RIGHT-OF-WAY APPRAISER SUPERVISOR
Class Code: 7765-29 Date Established: 03-29-95
Occupational Code: 7-5-7 Date of Last Revision: 7-13-11
BASIC PURPOSE: To analyze, supervise and review professional and technical appraisals related to acquiring real estate for highway construction and to assist subordinates with appraisal and policy problems.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Assigns and supervises appraisal and review work by staff and fee appraisers.
· Reviews appraisal and specialty reports to ensure compliance with state, federal and professional requirements and performs comparative analysis when two or more reports are required.
· Trains staff appraisers in appraisal preparation and review techniques.
· Analyzes market, cost and income data to determine the methodology that should be used for complex appraisals.
· Prepares appraisal reports as required when the submitted reports cannot be approved.
· Resolves valuation questions and provides guidance relative to valuation methodologies and professional standards.
· Appears as expert witness before Board of Tax and Land Appeals and/or Superior Court in support of appropriate real estate valuations and appraisal reviews.
· Administers and develops office procedures and programs.
· Evaluates fee appraiser's qualifications and advises on appropriate appraisers for assignments.
Skill: Requires skill in evaluating, planning or integrating analysis of data to formulate current and long-range solutions, strategies or policies of a specialized or technical nature.
Knowledge: Requires logical or scientific understanding to analyze problems of a specialized or professional nature in a particular field.
Impact: Requires responsibility for achieving major aspects of long-range agency objectives by planning short- and long-term organization goals, reviewing recommendations for procedural changes, and developing or revising program policies. Errors at this level result in incorrect decisions at an administrative level, and are detected subsequent to implementation in an overall evaluation process.
Supervision: Requires direct supervision of programs or of employees doing work which differs from the supervisor, including disciplining employees, solving personnel problems, recommending hiring and terminating employees, and developing work methods. The supervisor in this position manages a working unit or section with responsibility for employee performance appraisal.
Working Conditions: Requires performing regular job functions in an environment which includes exposure to continuous physical elements or a number of disagreeable working conditions with frequent exposure to minor injuries or health hazards.
Physical Demands: Requires light work, including continuous walking or operating simple equipment for extended periods of time as well as occasional strenuous activities such as reaching or bending.
Communication: Requires acting as the official representative of the agency, including explaining and defending current and long-range goals or objectives which directly affect public policy decisions regarding major state programs and services.
Complexity: Requires evaluating a combination of wide-ranging job functions to determine work procedures, to solve problems, and to reach conclusions by applying analytical, technical, or scientific thinking. This level also requires planning policies and long-term strategies, drawing conclusions based on available criteria, and evaluating the effectiveness of program objectives.
Independent Action: Requires independent judgment in planning and evaluating work procedures and in supervising the development of professional, technical and managerial standards under administrative direction and according to broad departmental guidelines.
Education: Bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university with a major study in real estate, economics, business administration, engineering, forestry, agriculture, or a related field. Each additional year of approved formal education may be substituted for one year of required work experience.
Experience: Nine years' experience in real estate appraisal work covering urban, rural, industrial and commercial property, two years of which shall have been at the Right-of-Way Appraisal IV level. At least two years of the total nine years' experience shall have been as a review appraiser. Each additional year of approved work experience may be substituted for one year of required formal education.
Education: Associate's degree from a recognized college or technical school or two years of college with major study in real estate, economics, business administration, engineering, forestry, agriculture, or a related field. Each additional year of approved formal education may be substituted for one year of required work experience.
Experience: Eleven years' experience in the real estate appraisal work covering urban, rural, industrial, and commercial property, two years of which shall have been at the Right-of-Way Appraiser IV level. At least two years of the total eleven years' experience shall have been as a review appraiser. Each additional year of approved work experience may be substituted for one year of required formal education.
License/Certification: Registration as a Certified General Appraiser in the State of N.H. Valid driver's license and/or access to statewide travel.
Successful completion of Real Estate Appraisal Course - The Valuation of Partial Acquisitions - of the International Right-of-Way Association or Condemnation Appraising: Principles & Applications of the Appraisal Institute or Appraisal for Federal-Aid Highway Programs of the FHWA or equivalent.
RECOMMENDED WORK TRAITS: Knowledge of appraisal principles and practices of public administration. Knowledge of the principles and practices of supervision. Knowledge of federal and state accounting and administrative procedures. Knowledge of the rules and regulations governing specific program(s) supervised. Ability to plan and coordinate the development of plans, policies and procedures. Ability to interpret and explain pertinent provisions of laws, rules and regulations. Ability to ascertain facts and obtain information by personal contact and observation in monitoring programs. Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with governmental officials, subordinate employees, and the general public. Must be willing to maintain appearance appropriate to assigned duties and responsibilities as determined by the agency appointing authority.
DISCLAIMER STATEMENT: This class specification is descriptive of general duties and is not intended to list every specific function of this class title.