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Salary: $4,736.00 - $5,928.00
Posted: 10/29/2013

Job Description:

Essential Functions: Conduct the less difficult, sensitive or complex investigations of complaints involving technical appraisal issues, as well as unethical or illegal activity against licensed real estate appraisers and registered AMC’s.  Conduct and review appraisals, market research and analysis on all types of properties.  Identify deficiencies in appraisal reports under investigation, form an opinion as to whether the analyses, opinions and conclusions in the report are appropriate and reasonable, and determine if there were violations of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) and/or federal and state laws or regulations. 

Review sample appraisal reports submitted by individuals applying for a real estate appraiser license to determine compliance with USPAP and/or federal and state laws or regulations.  Effectively communicate findings of the reviews to Licensing Unit staff and applicants.

Interpret and explain Enforcement policies and procedures, federal standards of competency and professional ethics, as well as federal and state law and regulations to members of the appraisal industry, financial institutions, government agencies and the public.

Screen new complaint cases to help determine their validity and/or seriousness.

Appear as a witness to present facts and evidence supporting administrative action or criminal prosecution at legal or administrative proceedings and conduct on-site field reviews or audits of appraiser records. 

Investigate complaints against accredited real estate appraisal course providers. 

Performs special projects as assigned.

Candidates must hold in good standing a full appraisal license, residential certification or general certification issued by the BREA. 

Title 11, Section 703(d) of the California Code of Regulations requires criminal record checks of all personnel who have access to Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI). Pursuant to this requirement, incumbents in this position will be required to submit fingerprints to the Department of Justice and be cleared before hiring.

Valid CDL is required


Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
Property Appraiser Investigator 645 - 110 - 5457 - 005
Location County
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
11/11/2013 None Specified
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
Bureau of Real Estate Appraisers
1102 Q Street, Ste 4100
Sacramento, Ca 95811
Renee Fulwider

Special Requirements:
CORI and Valid CDL required

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