Junior Appraiser

This position involves appraisal and consulting on real property, under the supervision of a senior professional appraiser. Property types are commercial, multifamily, industrial and institutional.

The incumbent is required to progress towards designation with the Appraisal Institute of Canada as an AACI.

Preference will be given to applicants with experience and education in real property appraisal, the operation of a business enterprise and in agriculture.

Job Description

Under the supervision of a senior designated appraiser, and following written guidelines:

  • Inspect subject properties, neighbourhoods and markets
  • Research factual data respecting individual properties, neighbourhoods and markets
  • Research sale and rental transactions
  • Complete appraisal and consulting analyses
  • Prepare reports

Other related duties will be required.

Qualification/Skills Required:
  • Grade 12 graduation, supplemented by post secondary education at the university level
  • Eligibility for Candidate membership with the Appraisal Institute of Canada
  • Excellent computer skills – the job requires daily operation of advanced databases, Microsoft Office, digital imaging software, internet research facilities and of products such as Argus discounted cash flow software, SPS statistical analysis software
  • Strong research skills, including competence in statistical analysis
  • The ability to develop and maintain a high level of understanding in the body of professional appraisal knowledge
  • Competence in written communications; fluency in English at the university level is required
  • A background in real estate or business is an asset
  • A valid driver’s license is required, as is the availability of a vehicle for inspection and travel purposes
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interrelate successfully with co-workers, clients and marketplace participants
  • A penchant for research and an eye for detail
  • A commitment to quality work, adherence to deadlines and customer service.
Conditions of Work

The position is primarily an office position and hours of work are typically 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday. Weekend and extended workday work is sometimes required. The incumbent of this position works under supervision of senior appraisers, and performance is judged based on results. He or she must be capable of workload planning and prioritizing and must be results oriented.

Physically fitness is needed; occasional lifting of heavy file boxes is required, and fieldwork can entail difficult terrain. The position entails weekly travel, usually within 100 kilometers of the office and occasional overnight travel, mostly within British Columbia.