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Employment Bulletin
Updated August 14, 2017

Ads that appear are those that have been submitted for publication to our chapter newsletter, Field Notes and chapter web site. Advertising is complimentary for employment ads that relate to employment in the appraisal field. Ads will run four months unless cancelled prior. Please submit to, Appraisal Institute, P.O. Box 573 Salem, OR 97308 or by FAX (503)364-1456. The Appraisal Institute assumes no responsibility for the reliability of ads other than to publish them. Questions about submissions please contact Vicki Champ, 503.316.1979 or email

Yamhill County - Appraiser II  (Job #A017-092)  (See PDF Flier)
Salary: $3622 - $4716/month anticipated at hire, DOE.  Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, health savings, paid leaves, paid holidays, PERS and deferred compensation options.  For more information, including how to apply, visit

I am looking to provided a real estate appraiser with an assistant to their successful appraisal business. I have completed all course and testing requirements in April and look forward to moving forward in this industry. 
I am transitioning from a 35 plus year career in the high tech industry and am very keen on meeting deadlines and providing clear and accurate reporting.
I understand that there are few opportunities for this need within the appraisal industry of Oregon, especially in the Clatsop County area.
My availability is immediate. 
Thank you for your consideration. 
Doug Buttermore  206-465-5505 

Seeking Appraiser Mentor
Trainee seeking apprenticeship starting April 2017

My name is Jeff Lang. Please welcome me to your organization as an
Appraiser Trainee. Once I am trained, I will be honored to be a
valuable asset to your company.

I am in the process of completing the required 79 hour appraisal
trainee coursework and will be finished in August, 2017. Upon
completion, I will be approved to work as an apprentice under a
licensed appraiser.

After working in logistics for United States Air Force, I obtained a
Bachelor of Science degree and enjoyed working in healthcare for 25
years. I advanced to become a supervisor and instructor. As a result,
I’ve been able to hone my analytical, customer service, interpersonal,
and problem solving skills - the necessary requirements of a great

I am leaving healthcare behind for a future as an appraiser. I have
always had a keen interest in real estate and am greatly anticipating
this transition.

I am efficient, organized, motivated, amiable and a team player. I look
forward to beginning my new career.

In the meantime, I can work full time or part time. I can take on any
task required. Please contact me at 818-634-8749 or Thank you for your consideration.

Opportunity for Appraiser with Federal Land Acquisition Experience.
Established practice in Portland, Oregon seeks Certified General appraiser with a minimum of five years of commercial real estate appraisal and at least two years of UASFLA / Yellow Book appraisal assignments, including before and after appraisals and conservation easements.

Experience with large tracts of rural land, including farms, forest land, and rural recreational / residential is a must, as is the ability to interpret complex zoning regulations. The ideal candidate is conscientious, detail-oriented, has excellent writing and computer skills (Word, Excel, GIS), and the ability to work independently. This is an opportunity to do highly skilled professional work that is challenging and rewarding. Diversified client base including public agencies, land trusts, attorneys, and private parties. Flexible schedule and ability to work from home. Pursuit of MAI designation is encouraged. For more information, please view our website at

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Entry-level Trainee seeking Supervising Appraiser
I am a motivated and determined individual in pursuit of my State Certified Residential Appraiser license. I am currently working toward my Assistant Appraiser title and expect to have all coursework completed by April 24, 2017. My bachelor’s degree is a dual focus in Business Supply and Logistics and Business Information Systems Management from Portland State University.  I have professional experience working with Fred Meyer as an Assistant (financial) Planner. I am a self starter, organized and very experienced with online research and various computer programs. I have a great sense of humor, I am caring, I am assertive and I tend to be introverted.

Ideally, I would like to work part time for a supervising appraiser whose office is located somewhere in or near Clackamas county (I live in Colton). If you are interested in learning more about me, please check out my LinkedIn page:, or contact me by email at  I would love to take you out for coffee and discuss your business!

RP Herman & Associates is interested in hiring a Research Associate/Appraiser Trainee position. Our firm is an established Portland based commercial appraisal firm that provides valuation services for a wide range of property types. Responsibilities of the position include field investigation, planning department interviews, subject property and comparable research, market data confirmation, internet research and a broad range of real estate market analysis. Critical skills for the position include a high level of motivation, interpersonal, computer, writing and telephone interview skills, attention to detail, a competitive attitude and the ability to work in a team environment. This position can be part or full time (24 to 40 hours per week). Please include a detailed resume and work history with response. 
Please send inquiries to David Balfour ( ).

Real Estate Risk Solutions has an immediate opening for a commercial - agricultural review appraiser.  This can be a partnership opportunity for the right individual.  We are a commercial appraisal management and review company that serves regional lenders in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho.  Key responsibilities include ordering and review of appraisals of all property types in the Pacific Northwest.  Some appraisal production may also be required.  Limited travel may be necessary to learn the market areas served.  This is an excellent opportunity for the individual seeking to expand their knowledge base, or the seasoned professional seeking to scale back on production report writing.  We are based in The Dalles, OR, only one hour east of Portland in the Columbia River Gorge.  However, after appropriate training and experience, telecommuting may be an option.  We are a relationship based business that places a priority on customer service and professionalism.  We offer flexibility, highly competitive pay (fee split or salary), and an opportunity to be a leader in the industry.  Please respond with resume and cover letter to:  Dean Cameron, MAI, AI-GRS, CCIM at