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 Valbridge Property Advisors | Inland Pacific Northwest is part of a nationwide commercial property valuation firm with 74 offices. Valbridge | Inland Pacific Northwest continues to be one of the largest appraisal organizations in the Inland Northwest, with offices in Spokane Valley & Kennewick, WA; and Coeur d'Alene, ID. As a leader in the field of commercial real estate appraisal, Valbridge | Inland Pacific Northwest presents challenging opportunities for leading-edge professionals.

Valbridge | Inland Pacific Northwest has an immediate opening for a Certified General Real Estate Appraiser. The Certified General Real Estate Appraiser position provides an excellent opportunity for experience and potential advancement within the commercial appraisal industry.

Real property appraisers are researchers, problem solvers, and communicators. In the course of a typical assignment, the appraiser will inspect the "subject property" to determine its physical characteristics. The appraiser then analyzes the physical, economic, and legal characteristics of the property and the market in which it competes, using available published data and data developed from original research. The product of the appraisal analysis is typically a narrative appraisal report, generated with the assistance of specialized software based on Word and Excel. The appraisal process requires contact with property owners, buyers, sellers, landlords, tenants, brokers, government officials, attorneys, accountants, and other professionals.

Appraisers have advanced knowledge about real estate economics, markets and marketing, cost and development. Successful appraisers are curious self-starters who enjoy solving problems. Accuracy, consistency, and good communication skills are requirements.

Applicants must be detail oriented, analytical, and extremely organized. The position requires excellent communication skills, above-average math and writing skills, a professional demeanor, good telephone etiquette, and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Strong computer skills are a must.

This position is full-time and does require a Certified General Real Estate Appraiser license. The right candidate will be highly motivated to succeed in the Commercial Real Estate Appraisal field. We encourage our professionals to reach beyond state certification to earn the MAI Designation of the Appraisal Institute; 10 of our 13 appraisers have earned this professional designation.

If you are interested in applying, please send your resume and cover letter explaining your interest in the commercial real estate appraisal field and include what you have done to prepare yourself for the position. Please send to the attention of our Executive Administrative Manager, Keri Copley at



Commercial Ad Valorem Tax Appraiser  #19-7154


Job Description


Under the direction of the Commercial Appraisal Manager the Commercial Ad Valorem Tax Appraiser performs appraisals on all types of commercial properties in Salt Lake County.


Grade 15

Bachelor's degree in any field plus two years of related experience.

Grade 16

Licensed as a Certified Residential Appraiser plus a State of Utah Ad Valorem General Real Property Appraiser designation.

All Grades

Due to the nature of this position, the successful applicant must pass a required background investigation. Must possess or be able to obtain a valid Utah Driver's License at the time of hire.


  • Appraises all types of commercial properties including vacant commercial land, improved commercial properties, unique commercial properties such as cemeteries, nursing homes and golf courses, and complex commercial properties with fair market value in excess of $50 million.
  • May appraise non-commercial properties including State-assessed properties and low-income housing properties.
  • Field inspects properties to collect and analyze data elements, such as square footage, type, grade and quality of building's materials, conformity to area, age, neighborhood and environmental influences.
  • Collects rent, lease and property income data.
  • Represents the Salt Lake County Assessor regarding appeals of value and taxable status to the County Board of Equalization by preparing written narratives and appraisals, performing re-inspections, participating in mediations with taxpayers, tax representatives, and taxpayer's attorneys.
  • Represents the Salt Lake County Assessor to taxpayers with regard to valuation and property tax questions.
  • Defends value and taxable status at the State Tax Commission and Court appeals.
  • Collects and analyzes commercial sales and rental data on all types of commercial property and land for use in valuation development.
  • Creates and uses complex computer programs; develops queries to locate problems and inconsistencies.
  • Develops commercial land tables with values for all classes of commercial properties; collects and verifies vacant land sales data within geographic boundaries or neighborhoods.
  • Researches and responds to the Manager, Division Administrator, Assessor, and the public on difficult or controversial situations.




Commercial Appraisal7300000201


$53,747 +. Actual pay based on experience and licensure.

Date Opened

Jan 29, 2019 10:00 am

Date Closed

Feb 12, 2019 11:59 pm

Important Information

To receive credit for education transcripts are required.
Licensed Certified Residential or Certified General appraisers will be given preference.

In accordance with Salt Lake County and Assessor's Office policy the successful incumbent will required to remain employed with the Assessor's Office for a minimum of two years after earning a license (all levels) or repay the County for the expenses incurred for the education and/or training.

Position Type/Full-Time



 At Mueller Reports, our mission is clear; deliver the most reliable information with the best possible time service. Since 1980, Mueller Reports has been providing industry leading data collection and business intelligence solutions for insurance carriers and financial institutions by delivering the highest quality, customer service and technology to our clients.


 Mueller Reports is currently at the forefront of the mortgage industry’s evolution from legacy products and processes to a more streamlined model. Traditionally, residential appraisers have been responsible for physically inspecting the homes that they are appraising.  Based on changing policies and service level expectations, the appraiser of the future will rely upon a qualified independent third-party to complete the physical inspection, while the appraiser focuses their energy on analysis and report development. Over time, as this new bifurcated process is broadly adapted, Mueller Reports will be central to this change. With investor/lender relationships in place and over 1,500 trained field staff, there is no group better positioned to thrive and grow in this new environment.


  • Provide desktop appraisal services for lending institutions in compliance with USPAP, as well as any other applicable state/federal guidelines.
  • Leverage core valuation skills sets and prior field experience as a real estate appraiser to accurately determine current market value of given subject property.
  • Continually develop knowledge of market trends and property values in the divisions’ lending area.
  • Provide feedback to management for continuous improvement to appraisal systems and software.


  • Active state License or Certification
  • Ability to complete appraisals independently, without supervising appraiser/mentor
  • Good standing with states in which services are being performed
  • Ability to analyze and reconcile real property data, draw sound conclusions, summarize and document results
  • Ability to deliver clear and understandable finding
  • Detail oriented and self-motivated


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Experience working with and completing desktop products
  • Experience working from home/remotely


  • Consistent volume
  • Only desktop assignments
  • No consumer or client interactions
  • Ability to continue managing current clients

 HOW TO APPLY:   To apply online, click the following link: APPLY or email


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