Appraiser Associate

Burke, SD

Purpose and Scope of Job:
To assist in all areas related to real estate appraisal services for the bank. Some travel, mostly in the area, will be required. Technical writing skills, mathematical aptitude, attention to detail, and good time management are essential. This position has potential to evolve into becoming a certified general appraiser. To be certified in South Dakota, a minimum of a bachelor’s degree is required.

Essential Functions/Duties:

  • Support the in-house appraisal department through inputting data, tracking sales, inspecting recently sold properties, monitoring realtor websites, and contacting area real estate professionals
  • Proficiently operate a computer and ability to learn and navigate various software applications
  • Identify property locations through accurately interpreting legal descriptions
  • Basic knowledge of building construction and agricultural land
  • Train to complete in-house property evaluations
  • Oversee comparable sales data base and various software programs
  • Participate in education and continuing education as desired by the bank and/or for professional development
  • Develop a comprehensive knowledge of area real estate markets, components, and key market drivers
  • Thoroughly review outside appraisals and other property evaluations for the bank
  • Provide excellent internal and external customer service

 Non-Essential Functions/Duties:

  • Involvement and representation of the bank in the community
  • Assist in other areas where desired, possibly including farm machinery and inventory inspections.
  • Attention to developments in agriculture and in the communities the bank serves

First Fidelity Bank offers a competitive compensation and benefits package. Compensation will be determined by qualifications and will be accompanied by a full package of benefits including health, dental, vision and life insurances, plus a 401(k) retirement plan.

Resumes will be accepted until position is filled:
Rick Hogue | First Fidelity Bank | PO Box 376 | Burke, SD 57523
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First Fidelity Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by applicable law.