Salary Group B23

Class No. 2066



Performs highly advanced (senior-level) appraisal work.  Work involves planning and directing property value ratio studies, evaluating property sales information, and reviewing property appraisals.   May plan, assign, and/or supervise the work of others.  Works under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.


Oversees the review, analysis, investigation, and reporting of appraisals, acquisitions, or right-of-way estimates.

Plans and directs appraisal work activities.

Develops and interprets new policies for appraisal processes.

Develops cost-benefit analyses on value-enhancing activities for specific properties.

Advises staff on appraisal problems.

Advises and negotiates resolution of acquisition or appraisal issues.

Advises on appraisal techniques and matters pertaining to land valuations.

Prepares reports and recommendations on locations based on the economical costs of right-of-way acquisitions.

Measures property performance through financial analyses, including feasibility analyses, consultation assignments, and projected returns on investments.

Testifies in court proceedings as an expert witness.

Negotiates fees and work requirements with appraisers, technical experts, and expert witnesses.

Researches and analyzes sensitive real estate acquisitions and settlements. 

May plan, assign, and/or supervise the work of others.

Performs related work as assigned.


Experience and Education

Experience in appraisal work.  Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in finance, real estate, agricultural economics, or a related field is generally preferred.  Experience and education may be substituted for one another.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of appraisal principles, techniques, and procedures; of real estate values; of contract proposal and evaluation procedures; of right-of-way policies and procedures; and of state and federal laws pertaining to real estate or right-of-way acquisition.

Skill in using a computer and applicable programs, applications, and systems; in preparing and maintaining documents, records, and reports; and in writing and interpreting legal descriptions of leases, real estate, easements, and similar properties.

Ability to appraise property values; to negotiate and resolve acquisition or appraisal issues; to analyze and evaluate factors affecting the market value of real estate; to investigate and interpret legal real estate documents; to prepare reports; to communicate effectively; and to plan, assign, and/or supervise the work of others.

Registration, Certification, or Licensure

May require certification or licensure as a Licensed Appraiser, Certified Residential Appraiser, or Certified General Appraiser by the Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board, or as a Registered Professional Appraiser by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

State Auditor’s Office

Revised 9-1-15