Real Estate Appraiser I or II

Eden Prairie, Minnesota
Jan 05, 2021
Jan 22, 2021
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time

Real Estate Appraiser I or II

Position Details

Status: Full-time regular position

Salary Range: $31.69 per hour to $44.44 per hour (depending upon qualifications)

Benefits: Qualifies for full-time benefits date of hire

Location: City Center

Hours:  Standard business hours (8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.), may vary based on business need

Reporting Relationship: Reports to Senior Appraiser

Community Development Department

The Community Development Department is comprised of Planning, Assessing, Economic Development, and Housing and Community Services. This department supports the long-term vitality of the City through city-wide land use planning, development review activities, maintaining a positive environment for business, addressing housing and community service needs and responsible property valuations

Position Responsibilities

The role of a Real Estate Appraiser is to appraise new and existing residential property including single family, town homes and condos, and perform reviews for residential property utilizing the cost and sales comparison approaches to value. Based upon experience, the incumbent could be responsible for complex property valuation, and/or be assigned to an area of lead responsibility and provide expertise to residential appraisers. Progressive responsibility could include valuation of routine Commercial, Industrial, and Apartment properties, performing reviews utilizing the cost, sales comparison and income approaches to value, and assists with personal property account valuation and administration.

The primary position responsibilities and areas of impact are:

  1. Tracks and analyzes the real estate market by physically inspecting properties, developing and applying appraisal techniques, and maintaining accurate and consistent data on properties.
  2. Appraises new and existing properties; coordinates with assessing staff to review and value 20% of all properties in Eden Prairie; appraises new construction properties; calculates values on the properties; studies market trends to ensure accuracy with State, County, and City guidelines
  3. Completes analysis for review of market values and classifications of properties during Board of Appeal and Equalization and for appeals during the assessment year; communicates with public, other departments, cities, and government agencies for a variety of reasons which include deadlines, property information, and state statute requirements.
  4. Assists in coordination of administrative and reporting requirements for the annual assessment; prepares property division/combinations by gathering information from various city departments, Hennepin County and property owners; completes a variety of administrative related duties.

While these areas are the primary focus of the position, we believe strongly in teamwork and employees will be called upon to perform a variety of duties as a part of their role with the City.

Position Requirements

Education/Work Experience: Minimum qualifications include a bachelor's degree in real estate, finance, business, public administration, economics or closely related field, or four (4) years of work experience as a state-licensed appraiser or an appraiser in an assessing office.  AMA or SAMA designation with the Department of Revenue or a state-license level of Certified Residential Real Property Appraiser or Certified General Real Property Appraiser preferred. Experience in commercial property valuation preferred.

Licenses: Ability to obtain the Certified Minnesota Assessor (CMA) license within two years of employment, and ability to obtain AMA certification by July 1, 2022 or within four years from the date initial Minnesota Assessor License was obtained, whichever is later is required.

Technical Skills: Proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel) required. Experience performing real estate appraisal analysis and use of mass appraisal software preferred.

Physical Requirements: Physical effort is light for the majority of work with lifting or carrying limited to 25 pounds intermittently. There are site and building inspections that involve prolonged standing, climbing, and walking. Periods of time with significant customer contact by phone and e-mail. Report preparation and writing at times requires extended use of a keyboard.  Work interruptions are frequent.

Working Conditions: Work is split between a normal office environment and on-site inspections of properties. Driving is required for on-site inspections and to attend meetings.

City of Eden Prairie Values

We are a service organization. We take pride in what we do. We cultivate a supportive, encouraging and productive culture with a strong customer focus. We promote wellness and plan work/life balance into our goals. We value differences and foster inclusion. We achieve success by exhibiting our core values: collaboration, innovation, integrity, performance and relationships.

Position Specific Expectations

Communication: Able to convey a message to get a point across; communicates in a clear and concise manner; able to write clearly and succinctly; tailors message to a variety of communication settings and styles.

Attention to Detail: Able to find errors in work and solve problems; anticipates issues and performs at a high level of accuracy; sets up systems to ensure errors are not repeated.

Accountability: Follows through on commitments; focuses on appropriate tasks throughout the shift; takes responsibilities for actions both as an individual and on behalf of the organization; actions and words are in sync; follows all policies and procedures; maintains confidentiality; is prepared and punctual to all scheduled shifts.

Composure: Exhibits self-confidence and asserts self appropriately in several different situations; maintains professionalism while under pressure; can handle stress; energized by tough challenges.

Organization: Ability to coordinate several activities, responsibilities, and tasks simultaneously in a polite and professional manner; prioritizes what needs to get done; keeps things neat and orderly; utilizes tools for efficiency; factors several considerations when planning; establishes methods to ensure routine tasks are completed.

Creativity: Effective at generating ideas relative to the organization’s goals; able to build off the ideas of others in new and different ways; uses innovative ways to complete tasks and responsibilities.

City of Eden Prairie Pre-employment Process

The City of Eden Prairie conducts the following pre-employment checks for the Appraiser position:

  1. Professional Reference Checks
  2. Background Check
  3. Degree Verification

All final candidates must successful complete and pass the pre-employment process before their first day of employment.

City of Eden Prairie Application Timeline

To apply, please visit the City’s website at and click on the employment tab.

Post Date: Monday, January 4, 2021

Application Deadline: January 22, 2021 at 4:00pm

Review Applicants: Week of January 25, 2021

First Round Interviews: Week of February 8, 2021 & February 15, 2021

Final Round Interviews: Week of February 22, 2021

Anticipated Start Date: March, 2021 (flexible)

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