Staff Appraiser - Commercial
West Palm Beach, FL  / Clearwater, FL 
Posted 22 days ago
Position No Longer Available
Position No Longer Available
Job Description
Staff Appraiser - Commercial
M-F, 8a-5p, additional hours as needed
The Staff Appraiser - Commercial is responsible for reviewing and performing written appraisal reports on commercial and special-use properties in compliance with underwriting standards.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Maintain contact with various departments to resolve problems relative to requests for appraisal work.
  • Monitor and evaluate the impact of changes in the commercial appraisal profession and recommend changes in official Valley National Bank Appraisal policies and procedures as appropriate.
  • Responsible for processing appraisal requests and customer billing to ensure that the skill level of outside fee appraisers is sufficient and that the fee quotes are reasonable.
  • Review appraisals to ensure that the methodology, market data and analysis are reasonable and that the report conforms to USPAP and Valley National Bank standards.
  • Travel to properties for primary inspections as well as Field Construction Inspections.
  • Search, Set-up and review of new appraisal firms for FF&E and Business Valuations for new territories which the bank has expanded into.
  • Make specific recommendations for the addition of Commercial and Special-Use Property Appraisers to Valley National Bank's Approved Appraiser List.
  • Perform appraisals for various departments within the bank, including the commercial loan department for Quality Control Purposes and validation of samples. These appraisals are performed monthly on a sample group of closed loans to meet underwriting guidelines.
  • Review quality control appraisals performed by outside appraisal firms to the results of the original appraisals and track results.
  • Review environmental reports to ensure that the methodology, market data and analysis are reasonable and that the report conforms to ASTM and Valley National Bank standards.

Required Skills:
  • Intermediate PC skills including email, Microsoft Word, Excel and lease analysis software such as Argus, Project and DynaLease.
  • Knowledge of USPAP, Interagency Appraisal guidelines, OCC and HVCC guidelines and regulations pertaining to Commercial Real Estate appraisals.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and organize assignments.
  • Ability to independently conduct market analysis.
Required Experience:
  • High School diploma or GED and a minimum of three years' experience in appraising commercial and special-use properties.
  • State Certified General Real Estate Appraiser License and valid driver's license.
  • Bachelor's Degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university preferred.

Valley National Bank is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, and will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.


Position No Longer Available
Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
3+ years
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