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Two Research Associates and Two Full Time Summer Interns , Utah Retirement Systems Real Estate department. SALT LAKE CITY, UT


These jobs involve underwriting commercial real estate acquisitions, dispositions and asset management. Interested candidates should go to and then go to the careers section and search under real estate.

Commercial Ad Valorem Tax Appraiser #21-7187 SALT LAKE CITY, UT

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 16

Bachelor’s degree in any field plus two years of related experience and/or licensed as a Certified Residential Appraiser plus a State of Utah Ad Valorem General Real Property Appraiser designation.

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.

Location: ASSESSOR-1012

Division: Commercial Appraisal7300000201

Salary:  $62,338.00+ (Actual pay based on experience and licensure)

Date Opened: Jan 20, 2021 11:00 pm

Date Closed: Feb 3, 2021 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

Appraisal Reviewer – Commercial  (UT, CO, ID, NV, AZ, TX, WA, CA, OR)

Did you know that Zions Bancorporation is one of the nation’s premier financial services companies with total assets exceeding $70 billion? With local management teams at the helm in 11 western states, Zions is dedicated to making a difference in their local communities. At Zions, we haven’t forgotten who keeps us in business, meaning we’re committed to the success of our customers, and our employees. Here, the possibilities are endless – come for a job, stay for a career.

We are looking for a qualified person to join our Real Estate Technical Services (RETS) team. This role will sit at one of our affiliate offices in the following states (UT, CO, ID, AZ, NV, TX, WA, CA, OR). The ideal candidate will have the skills and experience necessary to:

Perform reviews of commercial real estate appraisal reports to ensure compliance with bank policies, federal regulations and USPAP standards, and to obtain credible valuations of real estate collateral used for underwriting, monitoring and/or credit management purposes.

Consult on bank appraisal policy/standards and department procedures, assist with department operations, resolve valuation disputes and address complaints from clients/vendors.  Prepare reports for management.  Other duties as assigned. 


  •  Certified General Appraiser license required.
  •  Requires a bachelor’s degree in business, finance or a related field and 2+ years’ experience in commercial real estate appraisal, review, evaluation and/or related field.  A combination of education and experience may meet requirements.
  •  Working knowledge of commercial real estate appraisals and appraisal review principles, USPAP and bank appraisal standards; working knowledge of yield capitalization.
  •  Strong investigative, problem-solving and communication skills, both verbal and written.  Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  •  Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with staff, bank management and vendors. Ability to work on one’s own and multi-task.
  •  Proficient in related appraisal software including Microsoft Office.  Knowledge or experience with the RIMS appraisal management system is preferred.

Salt Lake County-Board of Equalization Administrator: #20-8094

(you may have to search for Board of Equalization)

JOB SUMMARY: Administers daily operations of the Board of Equalization (BOE). Conducts complex real and personal property valuation hearings including the review and interpretation of complicated valuation and financial statements and documents. Trains, leads, and supervises BOE hearing officer staff with respect to legal standards, weight of evidence and valuation techniques. Monitors and develops internal policies and rules for the operation of the BOE. Researches the factual bases for claims to the Property Tax Committee and makes recommendations to the Committee regarding such claims.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Public Administration, Economics, Law, or other closely related field plus four (4) years of related experience, one (1) year which must have been in a supervisory capacity; OR a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or Management, Economics or other closely related field plus six (6) years of related experience, one (1) year which must have been in a supervisory capacity. Education may not be substituted for the supervisory experience. Preference will be given to applicants with a Master’s or Juris Doctorate degree.


  • Administers the daily operations of the BOE and coordinates operations with the Assessor and Auditor’s Offices.
  • Assists in strategic and tactical planning, development, evaluation and coordination of the Board of Equalization.
  • Supervises staff, which includes hiring, orienting, training, assigning and reviewing work performance, annual work performance appraisals, and discipline.
  • Assigns, monitors, and evaluates the work generated by BOE hearing officers. Evaluates hearing officers’ application of relevant legal standards, evidentiary weight, and proper appraisal technique.
  • Determines and drafts administrative rules, internal policies and procedures, and evaluates/monitors office practices for consistency/compliance with legislation, administrative rules, legal case precedent, and State Tax Commission Standards of Practice.
  • Interfaces with management and personnel from other elected county offices on matters of planning, process, policy, and troubleshooting. Represents the division as member of the Property Tax Committee (PTC) and member of the Board of Equalization Planning Committee.
  • Acts as Senior Hearing Officer by conducting complex and extraordinary residential, commercial, and personal property hearings for the BOE and preparing recommendations for all areas of oversight by the Council Tax Administration Office.
  • Inspects and reviews evidentiary information and data filed to the BOE and determines admissibility of information based on rule and policy.
  • Audits and reviews claims presented to the PTC, performs detailed research, and provides written and/or oral recommendations on issues including claims of Illegal, erroneous assessments, and prior year appeals.
  • Coordinates with District Attorney on evaluation and resolution of complex legal issues and policy.
  • Develops initial training workshop for temporary BOE hearing officers and conducts regular staff meetings. Troubleshoots and resolves property tax issues for taxpayers, County Council, and other county offices.
  • Represents the Tax Administrator/Division Director in his/her absence.

Salary: $29.43/hr + Dependent on Experience
Date Opened: Oct 23, 2020 10:40 am
Date Closed: Nov 16, 2020 11:59 pm
Important Information: Work as a certified residential or commercial appraiser qualifies as related work experience. Transcripts required.
Position Type: Part-Time (with benefits)

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