CLASSIFICATION: CHIEF RIGHT-OF-WAY APPRAISER
Class Code: 1915-31 Date Established: 08-28-64
Occupational Code: 7-5-7 Date of Last Revision: 7-13-11
BASIC PURPOSE: Administers and directs appraisal and review appraisal work activities to meet the program goals of the department.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Develops and evaluates appraisal and review objectives and standards to assure quality and independence.
· Solicits bids from and prepares contracts for fee appraisal assignments, and monitors performance.
· Evaluates work performance of subordinate employees and recommends personnel actions to the Bureau Administrator, including a monitoring of production levels.
· Identifies training needs and schedules training for staff appraisers.
· Recommends changes to the appraisal procedures to improve processes or meet professional standards.
· Schedules and oversees the preparation of appraisal reports and review work to meet the Department's project advertising schedule.
· Administers and develops Right-of-Way office procedures and policy and program changes.
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 delegating supervisory or program responsibilities to subordinate managers, with overall accountability for hiring employees and approving program policies. The supervisor in this position assumes responsibility for an organizational unit, including developing long-range plans, analyzing staffing requirements, and formulating systemwide policies and procedures.
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 formulating the combination of overall job functions in order to address highly diverse or novel situations requiring new concepts and imaginative approaches to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems.
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: Ten years' experience in real estate appraisal work covering urban, rural, industrial and commercial property, three years of which shall have been at the Right-of-Way Appraiser IV level. At least three years of the total ten 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: Twelve years experience in the real estate appraisal work covering urban, rural, industrial, and commercial property, three years of which shall have been at the Right-of-Way Appraiser IV level. At least three years of the total twelve 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 transportation for 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 the principles and methods of public administration including personnel management. Knowledge of the principles of supervision, administration, and systems management. Ability to prepare budgets and work within budget restraints. Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely. Ability to evaluate and analyze program effectiveness and resource utilization. Ability to speak before public groups and legislative committees. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, federal and local government agencies 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.