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Compare Permanent Appraiser Positions 

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 Appraiser I & II

Senior Appraiser

 

What is the Position?

An Appraiser works in the field and office to value properties such as single and multi-family dwellings, conversions, duplexes, apartments, mobile homes, farm buildings, commercial, office and light industrial buildings, as well as accessory buildings and vacant and improved land.

To determine property values, the Appraiser collects relevant information such as costs, income, sales, and related data and then analyzes and interprets this information to arrive at equitable values for the property.

Appraisers demonstrate high levels of customer service and have considerable contact with property owners.

Works in a typical office setting and uses standard office equipment such as computers and field inventory capture equipment, and uses various measuring devices

Inspect, measure and determine the values of assigned property types

Check alterations, renovations and other construction

Maintain records, drawings and data used for assessment purposes

Utilize state of the art technology, including satellite imaging and digital mapping software

Deal with public enquiries over the counter, on the phone and in the field

Prepare reports for property assessment appeals, give evidence in a hearing and defend values as required

Regularly travels - may involve visiting properties (e.g. other BCA sites, residential properties, construction sites, farms, and commercial or industrial properties)

Drives light motor vehicles - may use company vehicle or may use own vehicle on a mileage basis for travel

Works independently following guidelines and procedures

 We recruit to the Appraiser I and/or Appraiser II levels

This is the most senior Appraiser level in the bargaining unit which performs supervison and/or specialist work.

Functions range from ‘stand-alone’ project management positions to Team Lead positions which may supervise Appraisers, Appraiser I’s and Appraiser Trainees.

The position is tasked and accountable in the areas of Roll Preparation, Audit and Quality Assurance, Roll Defence, and Customer Service.

The position may also provide input into policy, legislation, procedural systems, and best practice changes. It may participate in a variety of meetings, chair staff meetings and participate in provincial committees as an expert.

The Senior Appraiser may review requirements for legal opinions with staff and management, consult with industry stakeholders, BCA staff, and BCA committees to develop and recommend changes to rates, regulations and business rules.

Proficient in all aspects of the Appraiser positions (unionized)

Provides leadership to appraisal staff and work teams

Works as a specialist in a specific property type and is involved in all levels of appeal, including giving expert evidence in a formal, court setting

Values and defends the most complex property types

Edits, tabulates, and analyzes data and determines assessed values for properties

Works in a typical office setting and uses standard office equipment such as computers and field inventory capture equipment, and uses various measuring devices

Regularly travels - may involve visiting properties (e.g. other BCA sites, residential properties, construction sites, farms, and commercial or industrial properties)

Drives light motor vehicles - may use company vehicle or may use own vehicle on a mileage basis for travel

Works independently following guidelines and procedures

Where are these Positions located?

There are 16 Field Offices located throughout the province (click here)

There are 16 Field Offices located throughout the province (click here)

Head Office (in Victoria) also has Senior Appraiser positions

 

What are the Hours of Work?

BC Assessment recognizes the importance of providing employees with flexible options for when, where and how they work. We are all looking for ways to balance home and other life responsibilities with the need to get the work done and meet our customer expectations.  The flexible hours of work provision allows an employee to submit for approval a four week work schedule of 140 hours, exclusive of meal breaks. 

  • Daily hours: Maximum of 8.5 hours per day/Minimum of 3.5 hours per day (exclusive of meal breaks)
  • Employees must work at least 3 business days each business week (Monday through Friday)

*Hours of work are governed by the current collective agreement between CUPE 1767 and BC Assessment

 

What is the Salary Range?

Appraiser I

$45,400.87 - $53,412.59

(5 annual steps)

Appraiser II

$55,440.38 - $65,223.66

(5 annual steps)

To promote professional accreditation within the Appraisal classifications, membership allowance will be paid in lieu of reimbursement of professional dues (max. one designation covered).

 

To promote professional accreditation/ designation within the Appraiser II clasification, those Appraiser II's who:

  • Have/maintain their AACI deisngation, or
  • Holds the RI(BC) designation and has completed the Urban Land Economics Diploma program (Appraisal Specialization or Assessment Specialization)

will receive an additional amount of $71.00 to their current bi-weekly base rate of pay.

 Senior Appraiser 

$67,999.99 - $81,033.09

(5 annual steps)

  

 

 

To promote professional accreditation within the Appraisal classifications, membership allowance will be paid in lieu of reimbursement of professional dues (max. one designation covered).

 

 

What are the Benefits?

 

Paid Benefits*

Benefit

Waiting Period

Basic Medical

1 month

Dental and Extended Health

6 months

Group Life

1 month

Pension

Immediate

Long Term Disability

6 months

Annual Vacation

Immediate (see below) 

Sick Leave

Immediate

 *See articles 15,22,23,and 28 for more information on entitlements

Paid Vacation

An employee who has earned at least ten days at straight time rates for each calendar month shall have an annual vacation entitlement as follows:

Vacation Years

Work Days

First to third

15

Fourth

16

Fifth

19

Sixth to Seventh

20

Eighth

22

Ninth

23

Tenth

24

Eleventh

25

Twelfth

26

Thirteenth to Fifteenth

27

Sixteenth to Eighteenth

28

Nineteenth

29

Twentieth to Twenty-first

32

Twenty-second to Twenty-fourth

34

Twenty-fifth and thereafter

35

Paid Holidays

The following have been designated as paid holidays:

· New Year's Day              · British Columbia Day

· Good Friday                   · Labour Day

· Easter Monday               · Thanksgiving Day  

· Victoria Day                  · Remembrance Day

· Canada Day                  · Christmas Day

                                    · Boxing Day 

                                    · Family Day

Any other holiday proclaimed as a holiday by the Federal or Provincial Governments shall also be a paid holiday

  

Qualifications - Education

Appraiser I

An undergraduate degree preferably in Commerce or Business Administration. Other undergraduate degrees may also be considered with a preference for Economics, Urban Geography, Urban Planning, or Engineering

Plus

A commitment to complete UBC course BUS 330 – ‘Foundations of Real Estate Appraisal’ within 12 months of appointment, and the other requisite education leading toward certification as an accredited appraiser with either the Real Estate Institute of BC and/or the Appraisal Institute of Canada (see Note below)

Appraiser II

An undergraduate degree in Commerce or Business Administration. Other undergraduate degrees may also be considered with a preference for Economics, Urban Geography, Urban Planning, or Engineering

Plus

Completion or equivalent credit for the following UBC courses:

o BUSI 121 Foundations of Real Estate Mathematics
(N/A for PGCV education path)
o BUSI 330 Foundations of Real Estate Appraisal
o BUSI 331 Real Estate Investment Analysis and Advanced Income Appraisal
o BUSI 401 Commercial Property Analysis
o BUSI 442 Case Studies in Appraisal I
o BUSI 443 Real Property Assessment Administration
o BUSI 344 Statistical and Computer Applications in Valuation
(for DULE-Assessment education path)
                 OR 
o BUSI 452 Case Studies in Appraisal II
(for AIC or DULE - Appraisal education path)

**Individuals who held and have maintained accreditation with either a RI(BC) with the diploma in Urban Land Economics with the appraisal or assessment option, or AACI designation prior to December 31, 2007, will be deemed to meet the undergraduate degree educational requirement.

Note:  New Appraisers at BCA are required to work towards their professional designation (AACI or REIBC) in addition to working full time with us.  To help with this, BCA covers the cost of the required UBC courses and provides time off exams.

These courses are distance learning, and typically 3 credits = 130 hours of workload.
Click here to see a listing of the courses and educational paths.  Also, visit the UBC website for more details specific to BC Assessment.

If your considering a career as an Appraiser with BC Assessment, this is a fantastic employer sponsored opportunity for your professional development. 

 

 

 

 

Accreditation with the Appraisal Institute of Canada as an Accredited Appraiser Canadian Institute (AACI) or be designated with the Real Estate Institute of BC as an RI(BC) with the Diploma in Urban Land Economics with the appraisal or assessment option

Note: BC Assessment requires that all holders of any of the above designations ALSO have completed BUSI 499 (for REIBC holders) and BUSI 344 (for AACI holders) at time of application. 
Click here to view the eductional requirements that BCA has, which may be more than the AIC or REIBC organizations require.

And

An undergraduate degree preferably in Commerce or Business Administration. Other undergraduate degrees may also be considered with a preference for Economics, Urban Geography, Urban Planning, or Engineering

**Individuals who held and have maintained accreditation with either a RI(BC) with the diploma in Urban Land Economics or AACI designation prior to December 31, 2007, will be deemed to meet the undergraduate degree educational requirement

 

Qualfiications - Experience

Appraiser I

No experience necessary

Appraiser II

24 months appraisal related experience with the minimum educational levels

 

Four years of progressively complex appraisal, supervisory and project management experience

  

 Qualifications - Additional

Eligible to work in Canada

Willingness for occasional travel

Valid class 7N BC automobile driver’s license (or equivalent) is required at minimum

For those with foreign credentials, we require an evaluation of your credentials. In preparation for that requirement, we recommend you contact a credential evaluation service. One service is the International Credential Evaluation Service at www.bcit.ca/ices BC Assessment does not reimburse any fees for this process

These positions are included in the CUPE bargaining unit

**Bargaining unit positions are required to work a minimum of 2 years in a location prior to applying for any lateral transfer involving relocation.**