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Chief Appraisal Officer

Belen, NM, USA | Farm Credit Bank of Texas

  • Industry:
    Banking / Investment Banking
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    Financial Services Professional
    General Management
  • Experience:
    7-10 years
Job Description:
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Benefits are an integral part of the Ag New Mexico Farm Credit total compensation package. We offer comprehensive, affordable and competitive benefit options.

Flexible health and wellness benefits, including medical insurance, prescription drug coverage, dental insurance, vision care, flexible spending accounts, and more…

401(k) plan that includes an employer match and additional employer contribution

Long‐term disability and life insurance

Vacation leave, sick leave and paid holidays

Ongoing professional development opportunities

Generous tuition reimbursement program


The Association is seeking a Appraisal Officer who has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Agricultural Economics, Finance or a related field, or equivalent experience and eight (8) or more of experience in the area of real estate appraisal with emphasis on appraising agricultural producing properties and/or Agricultural Chattel.Proper certification required.

The Appraisal Officer manages the appraisal and chattel evaluation function for the association to ensure the processes and systems used to value and monitor collateral risk are in place and functioning properly.Directs and supervises employees in the valuation function.Performs complex and/or specialized appraisals.Evaluates and coordinates valuation training. Has considerable latitude for decision making in the planning and accomplishment of association goals.Takes steps designed to ensure the association’s programs and practices are in compliance with the Farm Credit Act, FCA regulations and other applicable guidelines.


1.Establishes overall direction for the association's appraisal function including policies, procedures and reporting. Develops appraisal standards, guidelines and procedures consistent with sound appraisal practices.  

2. Manages the appraisal services department in an effective and efficient manner.Manages office space, equipment and maintenance of appraisal facilities.

3. Selects, trains, develops, motivates, evaluates and manages appraisal staff.  

4. Monitors the standards of conduct within the appraisal services area.Ensures that all policies, procedures and regulations are adhered to as required.

5. Offers cost effective appraisals and related services to maintain maximum profit levels.

6. Prepares and presents board reports.


General knowledge of accounting/financial systems.Specialized knowledge of property and collateral appraisal methods.Specialized knowledge of real estate instruments and records.Skill in research and analysis of public records.Skill in oral and written communication.Basic skill level in Microsoft Office applications.Ability to perform complex and/or specialized appraisals of agricultural producing properties.Ability to communicate complex information to a non-technical audience.

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