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Employment Bulletin
Updated March 15, 2018

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

Employment Opportunity for Commercial Real Estate Appraiser and/or Trainee!

Powell Banz Valuation, LLC ( is looking to hire a licensed commercial real estate appraiser and/or an appraiser trainee. We promote a strong team environment, value a positive attitude, and have a commitment to provide only the best valuation services to our clients.

PBV offers a competitive compensation package including generous fee splits for commissioned appraisers, health insurance, a retirement plan, buy-in to our dental insurance plan, and paid time off for salaried and commissioned employees. Our appraisers have access to the best data resources available including CoStar, Loopnet, and the various Multiple Listing Services. Please send inquiries to Katie Banz at

Requirements include a college degree and at least one year of real estate experience and an interest in commercial real estate, such as supply and demand trends, analysis, and narrative report writing. The successful candidate will need to submit a writing sample and be proficient in current computer programs including Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook, in addition to extensive internet research. The candidate will need to possess the ability to think laterally, multitask, meet deadlines, keep a calm and positive attitude under pressure, and communicate effectively in person, on the phone, and via written correspondence. As our office is located in Salem, successful candidates will need to reside within the Willamette Valley.

Competitive salary to start, moving to a fee split arrangement as you gain knowledge and experience in the field.

The State of Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has an open position for a real property appraiser.  The Washington DNR oversees more than 5 million acres of land, and has an ongoing need for real property appraisers. Valuation assignments are varied, sometimes complex, and nearly always interesting. The position includes exceptional benefits in addition to salary. We are looking particularly for people who are interested in professional advancement, particularly in achieving professional designations such as the MAI from the Appraisal Institute or the ARA from the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers.  Please review the entire job posting on the NEOGOV web site:

Robert M. Greene, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, Ph.D.
DNR Chief Appraiser
Conservation, Recreation, and Transactions Division
1111 Washington St SE PO Box 47014 Olympia, WA 98504-7014
Ph (360) 902-1617  Fx (360) 902-1789

Oregon Department of Transportation - Right of Way Agent 2
Location:  Salem
Salary: 58,260 - 86,040 Annually
Announcement: ODOT18-1564oc

Yamhill County Assessor’s office has two regular, full time Appraiser II positions available  (Click Here for PDF)

Staff Appraiser – Mueller Reports – Oregon, USA
Mueller Reports is seeking certified appraisers to join our team to provide desktop appraisal services as we transition to a bifurcated appraisal process. Staff appraisers will be responsible for: providing desktop appraisal services for lending institutions in compliance with USPAP as well as any other applicable state/federal guidelines, leveraging core valuation skill sets and prior field experience as a real estate appraiser to accurately determine current market value of a given subject property, continually developing knowledge of market trends and property values in the division’s lending area, and providing feedback to management for continuous improvement to appraisal systems and software. For more information and to apply please visit: and click on Careers (search for Staff Appraiser).

"Seeking a Supervising Appraiser
Our family moved to USA from Russia in September, 2013. Knew just a few people here.
In December, 2014 I got licensed as a Real Estate Broker in Oregon; in July 2015 got licensed in Washington too. Had no closed deals in first 11 months, but closed 16 deals in next 12 months and 18 more deals in 2017. A quick-learner.
I have been in providing Law, Security Systems and insurance services since 1998. 
My key advantages: Excellent communication and negotiation skills with Integrity along the way. Russian language. Smart, Intelligent, Polite with an Excellent Sense of Humor.
Have my own Real Estate Talk Show on Slavic Family Radio Station in Portland, OR since June, 2015 2-4 times a week, bringing the knowledge to people at no charge. 
Have a Bachelor Degree in Law (Magna Cum Laude Diploma) with Grade Average 3.96 out of 4. Successfully completed my Appraisal classes in December, 2017.
Am ready to excel in Appraisal Industry as well.
For more information on me, please, view my website - - and my YouTube channel:
Please, e-mail me: or call me: 503-863-9369  

Newmark Knight Frank is seeking Analysts/Appraiser Assts. to support MAIs in the newly-formed Valuation & Advisory Services arm of their downtown Portland office. Our national firm utilizes a first-rate digital platform to intake, research and build high-quality valuation reports for an array of clientele. Responsibilities include deep internet/field investigations, planning department interviews, property research, database input, and admin functions. Critical skills for the position include good verbal/computer/writing and self-motivation to meet deadlines. This position is full-time only, may transition from hourly/salary to commission, and includes a full array of corporate support/benefits. I look forward to receipt of resumes. Please send inquiries to Ryan S. Prusse, MAI via email (    Ryan Prusse  (503) 805-4059 

Residential Review Appraiser - Columbia Bank - Tacoma, WA
Procures bids and engages residential property appraisers. Reviews appraisals for proper valuation of collateral, and works closely with other areas within the Bank in order to communicate appraisal issues and update supporting documentation.
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CRE Appraisal Reviewer - Columbia Bank - Tacoma, WA
Procures bids and engages commercial and agricultural property appraisers. Reviews appraisals for proper valuation of collateral, and works closely with other areas within the Bank in order to communicate appraisal issues and update supporting documentation.
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Secretary/Receptionist position available in Portland/Beaverton area:
Established commercial real estate appraisal firm seeks motivated office specialist to provide office support and prepare appraisal reports. Strong grammatical and proof reading skills are required. Applicants must have excellent interpersonal and computer skills. The position is open to flexible part time or full-time scheduling. The compensation range is $20.00 to $30.00/hour depending on experience, credentials and performance. Please provide a detailed resume with a cover letter and references. The list of job responsibilities includes:
·        Appraisal report building/editing
·        Transcriptionist
·        Appraisal report delivery (electronic and hard copies)
·        Client communication
·        Maintaining job schedule
·        Maintaining office supplies

   Please contact David Balfour
     RP Herman & Associates, LLC
     Real Estate Valuation and Consulting
     Office: 503-626-8841 ext 2

Seeking a Supervising Appraiser
I am very enthusiastic about the possibility of joining your team.  After 22 years as a business owner / residential construction project manager I’m looking to transition into Real estate property Appraisal.  I’ve proven to be a self starter, intelligent, motivated, with good working ability in technology.  You will find me reliable with good focus to perform the appraisal tasks.  I have a Bachelors in Science degree and will have the state required Appraisal classes and testing complete by March 1, 2018.  An opportunity to work with on the Southwest side of the Portland Metro Area is preferable.  If you need any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me directly: Ken Feldman  phone/text 503-810-3740 or for more detail.  I’m available for part time or full time.

Seeking Internship Position
I am interested in becoming an Appraisal Assistant.
I hold a BFA an MAIS.
I have been a business owner and College instructor for sometime.
I have good organizational skills and enjoy exploring areas in our state.
Currently, I live outside Salem about 20 miles.
I just built my home and understand the importance and 
key role of appraising. If you are looking for someone who is mature, organized and eager
please contact me at 503-931-4517.

Property Appraisal Supervisor
$4,085.47 - $6,127.33 Monthly
$49,025.60 - $73,528.00 Annually
Benton County is actively seeking a Property Appraisal Supervisor to provide operational oversight for the Assessment department's Appraisal team.  Responsibilities include: managing, planning, organizing, and evaluating the division's operations and staff.  Performs a variety of skilled technical, professional, and supervisory work related to the operations of the Appraisal division.  In addition, this position establishes real market value of real and personal property in Benton County. Real market values are developed through a yearly project of statistically analyzing annual sales and other market data pertinent to the completion of the annual Assessor's Ratio Study, as required by State statute.
For more information and to apply visit: and click on CAREERS.  11/17

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