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Senior Appraiser - BC Assessment

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Province: Vancouver, Langley, Victoria or Nanaimo , British Columbia
Position: Senior Appraiser
Deadline: October 23, 2022
Posted: October 7, 2022

Job Description / Duties

Are you an experienced Appraiser with deep appraisal knowledge?

Are you a strong and persuasive communicator with the ability to influence and educate others?

Can you effectively lead and mentor a high-performing team?

Do you want to join an award-winning culture and thrive in a place where work-life balance is possible?

If so, then we want to hear from YOU! BC Assessment is currently looking for Senior Appraisers. These senior-level Appraisal positions support the assessment function by leading teams and valuing and defending complex property types.

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

What will I do?


Lead project and work teams by planning, developing, and implementing and monitoring the project plans; assign areas of responsibility, and review team roll production.

Lead and supervise employees through work, career development, and performance management.

Customer Service:

Present BCA’s interests when providing information and advice to external clients including representatives of industry, local governments and other community groups including handling inquiries and complaints, and making presentations.

Function as a representative of the Assessor to negotiate or resolve valuation issues on complex properties and advise the supervisor of critical or sensitive issues which arise.

Roll Preparation:

Inspect, measure, and determine the value and class of assigned property types.

Apply appropriate mass appraisal techniques and systems, as well as relevant legislation, by-laws and business rules.

Regularly identify building materials for recording and inputting into database.

Understand and apply exemption criteria and inputs information collected into databases.

Sort and compile data for the purposes of analysis and identifies inconsistencies in the data.

Conduct market value research and analysis to determine appropriate data for application of various valuation approaches and apply research results by setting economic variables such as valuation rates, factors, and adjustments.

Lead and prepare assessment rolls for assigned areas.

Roll Defense:

Act as appeal Case Manager actively working to resolve appeals, planning the process and leading the teams.

Prepare relevant information and appeal preparation e.g. appraisal reports, equity analysis. Participate in appeal management processes and procedures.

Effectively present evidence at PARP and PAAB as an expert witness or as an advocate.

Audit and Quality Assurance:

Identify, develop, and plan audit activities.

Design, coordinate and conduct data and valuation audits. ​

How can I be successful?

You need to be an experienced Appraiser with deep knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of appraisal to apply accepted methods of property valuation and assessment. You understand internal processes as well as external organizations and their relationship to the property taxation process. You are able to research, analyze and maintain sound and defendable records, as well as use judgement and experience to guide you in assessing complex properties.

You are a strong, impactful communicator that can influence, persuade and present, as well as someone that can build relationships effectively at all levels within and outside of the organization. You are organized, and can juggle multiple priorities and projects. Finally, you demonstrate strong leadership skills to help grow your team/people in their careers and within the assessment function.

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

Qualifications / Required Skills

What do I need to have?


Must hold and maintain accreditation with the Appraisal Institute of Canada as an Accredited Appraiser Canadian Institute (AACI) or be designated with the Real Estate Institute of BC as an RI(BC) with the Diploma in Urban Land Economics with the mass appraisal, appraisal, or assessment option.

Must 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. For more information on specific required courses, please refer to the Education Matrix.


Individuals who held and have maintained accreditation with either a RI(BC) designation with the diploma in Urban Land Economics or AACI designation prior to December 31, 2007, will be deemed to meet these educational requirements.

Applicants who have not yet completed BUSI 499, but otherwise meet all of the Experience and Education requirements laid out in the job description, may be considered for this role.

Internal employees only: For new BCA Appraisers hired after May 31, 2012 and for current employees who obtain their designation after November 1, 2013, BUSI 344 (Statistical and Computer Applications in Valuation) and BUSI 499 (Income Property Guided Case Study) will be required to be eligible for a permanent SA position, regardless of the designation path. However, a BCA Appraiser who achieves their designation (either AACI or RIBC) by November 1, 2013 would not be required to complete any additional course work as a result of these changes.


Four years of progressively complex appraisal, supervisory and project management experience.

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.

Additional Information

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 license) 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 Canadian proof of vaccination or a BC Vaccine Card.

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.

Salary: $81,750.39 - $96,176.57 annually

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