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Appraiser - BC Assessment

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Province: Multiple Locations, British Columbia
Position: Appraiser
Deadline: April 10, 2022
Posted: March 30, 2022

Job Description / Duties

BC Assessment is currently looking for Appraisers! If you are looking to start or grow your career within property assessment, then we want to hear from YOU!

We value our people, and know that employees are at the heart of our organization. We also value work-life balance, and seek to recruit, reward and retain people who make us an internationally recognized leader in property assessment. We are proud to be recognized as one of BC’s Top Employers for the ninth year! We offer competitive benefits for our employees:

Work-life balance – 35-hour work weeks, hybrid work options and flexible work schedules, including the option to work compressed work weeks so you can take up to 26 long weekends per year.

Public Service Pension Plan – one of the best in Canada, allowing you to plan for your future!

Health and Wellness - generous extended health and dental benefits through Pacific Blue Cross and an Employee Assistance Program to support employee wellness.

Career development – we want you to grow and learn with us! We provide ongoing learning, leadership development and a career development scholarship program.

We are proud to work, live and play in beautiful British Columbia. As an Appraiser, you can bring our values to life and truly help build BC communities!

What will I do?

Roll Preparation:

Applying mass appraisal techniques, following by-laws and rules associated with value, identifying building materials and recording into database, applying exception criteria, preparing assessment roles.

Inputting inventory, inspections, dimensions, satellite imagery and property owner information collected into database.

Inspecting properties to determine value on an exception basis.

Audit and Quality Assurance:

Conducting routine audits, reviewing data, queries, sorting and compiling data for analysis.

Role Defense:

Identifying issues of the appeal, checking appealed assessments for accuracy, preparing appraisal reports and analysis, managing appeal processes and procedures.

Representing BCA acting as an expert witness at appeals, presenting factual evidence, advising supervisors of advanced appeals, communicating and providing information to property owners.

Customer Service and Other Duties:

Representing BCA’s interests when interacting with clients, such as property owners while inspecting properties, and with local government staff when gathering information.

Exchanging information and answering questions, following up on routine customer inquiries, participating in project work, assisting with orientation and explanations to new staff.

How can I be successful?

You are organized, detail-oriented, and efficient. You understand the fundamentals of property assessment and appraisal, and you are able to communicate effectively with clients, both internal and external to the organization. You must have strong digital literacy, be comfortable working within databases, and care deeply about data integrity and analysis. You can read maps, understand legislation, and interpret large amounts of data and use math and statistics to support your analysis. You must also be excited to grow your knowledge or property valuation and knowledge and take the required courses to become an accredited appraiser.

A valid BC Driver’s license is required for this role. This critical role may involve travel of up to 1-4 weeks per year, depending on location.

Learn more about how BCA Assesses Properties and the important work Appraisers do!

This position is included in the bargaining unit. BC Assessment intends to establish an eligibility list for this competition.

Location: Surrey, BC OR Vancouver, BC

Compensation: $53,287.74 - $62,690.40

Competition Close Date: Sunday, April 10th @ 11:59PM

Qualifications / Required Skills

What do I need to have?


An undergraduate degree in Commerce or Business Administration. Other undergraduate degrees may also be considered with a preference for Economics, Urban Geography, Urban
Planning, or Engineering.

Completion of UBC course BUS 330 – ‘Foundations of Real Estate Appraisal’ leading toward certification as an accredited appraiser with either the RIBC or the AIC; or a commitment to complete this course within 12 months of appointment.

Possess a valid BC Driver's License (Class 5 or 7).


None required.

Note: An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

How do I apply?

Please complete the full application for this position, including your education, certifications and experience that are relevant to and/or required per the stated qualifications. If you are an internal employee, please ensure that your employee profile contains your relevant education and experience.

Upload your resume and cover letter; once you submit your application, you will not be able to add documents.

If a questionnaire is present, please complete it fully. Responses may be used to shortlist candidates against the stated job requirements.

All BC Assessment employees must live in British Columbia. If you do not currently reside in, or live within commuting distance of the location(s) of the position to which you are applying, please make clear your relocation intentions as part of your cover letter.

Offers of employment are conditional upon a satisfactory Criminal Record Check. All information provided in your application may be subject to verification. Successful applicants will be required to provide proof of qualifications and/or supporting documentation (e.g. copies of certificates, diplomas, degrees, driver’s licence) as a condition of employment.

BC Assessment is committed to the health and safety of our employees and is taking every precaution against COVID–19 while building connection and collaboration in our hybrid workplace. Effective Nov 26, 2021, BC Assessment requires all employees, as a condition of employment, to be fully vaccinated and to provide proof of vaccination.

At BC Assessment, every person and every voice is important. We are committed to making BC Assessment the best possible place to work and ensuring that our policies and practices are equitable, supportive and pro-active. Our hiring practices reflect this and we are committed to ensuring that our workforce reflects the people of British Columbia. We strive to create an environment where everyone can succeed, free of systemic barriers.

We are committed to ensuring that reasonable accommodations are made available to persons with disabilities during the recruitment, assessment and selection processes and will provide reasonable accommodations upon request. If you require assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please contact us.

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