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Service Area Corporate Services/Realty Services
File # B-110-12E
Posting Closed Date 12/14/2012
Position Title Property Appraiser/Negotiator
Position Type Permanent - Full Time
Employee Group CUPE Local 101
Summary of Duties Reports to the Manager, Realty Services. Negotiates for the acquisition, disposal and leasing of City-owned or controlled property. Prepares appraisals of properties the City needs to acquire for capital projects and any municipal purpose.
Work Performed
  • Negotiates with property owners, legal representatives and independent advocates for the acquisition or disposal of property for any municipal purpose, including capital projects.
  • Negotiates land exchange agreements with property owners and legal representatives for various municipal purposes.
  • Provides land acquisition cost estimates for capital project budgets.
  • Prepares, comprehensive appraisals of all types of property using standardized appraisal techniques including the inspection of various types of property.
  • Negotiates license and lease agreements, including encroachment agreements, affecting City-owned or controlled property.
  • Drafts legal documents including purchase and sale agreements, concerning the acquisition, disposal, leasing or licensing of City-owned property.
  • Drafts Board of Control reports for submission to the Manager III of Realty Services, and Senior Management concerning all types of property matters.
  • Provides analysis and opinions of independent appraisals prepared for the City.
  • Assembles and analyses land sale data and maintains information from various sources on real estate transactions in the City.
  • Assists in the maintenance and rental of inventory of City-owned or controlled property, including being "on call" to tenants through a pager while the Property Coordinator position is vacant during vacations.
  • Accommodates internments at municipally owned cemeteries as required.
  • Prepares eviction notices, contacts the "Sheriff "on enforcement issues and attends the Rental Tribunal Hearings when necessary.
  • Communicates with and provides advice to other Civic Departments concerning matters related to the acquisition, disposal or leasing of City-owned property.
  • Responds to inquiries from municipal staff including Senior Management, concerning property related matters.
  • Responds to inquiries from City Councilors regarding City-owned or controlled property and cost estimates of various types of land.
  • Responds to public inquiries about City owned or controlled property.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.
Qualifications University Degree in a related field and designated membership in the Appraisal Institute of Canada and/or the International Right of Way Association, certified in Negotiator/Acquisition or Asset Property Management.

Four to five years related experience.

Specialized Training and Licenses
Skills and abilities in the following areas are necessary:
Valid Driver's License - Class G.
Accredited as a Canadian Residential Appraiser with the designation (CRA) by the Appraisal Institute of Canada.
Compensation Range $47,126 to $68,475 (Level 14)
Important Instructions PLEASE UPLOAD YOUR TRANSCRIPTS WITH YOUR APPLICATION (Under the Documents Section)
Please note successful candidates will be asked to provide a basic criminal record check dated within the last six months. This documentation would not be required until further in the recruitment process (following the interview stage if selected).
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