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Senior Appraisal & Market Specialist

Application deadline: May 16, 2019
TBD upon close of competition

Do you want to be part of a team helping to strengthen every community across Ontario? Are you interested in seeing the importance of your work firsthand? Do you enjoy a varied workweek with time spent both in the office and out in the community?
Become a Senior Appraisal & Market Specialist with MPAC

The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) is made up of a team of experts who understand local communities and assess every property in Ontario. What we do provides the very foundation that municipalities use to base the property taxes needed to pay for the services we use every day. Learn more >

Here’s what you will do as part of the team:

  • Provide strategic valuation and assessment expertise on Business (commercial retail and office, multi-family residential, hospitality, industrial cost) and Agricultural properties.
  • Develop valuation and assessment policies that adhere to industry standards.
  • Develop comprehensive valuation Methodology Guides, Market Valuation Reports and narrative reports aligned with professional appraisal practice and valuation standards.
  • Conduct complex market research and graphical analytics, for an assigned market sector in order to establish the corresponding valuation parameters.
  • Determine local market influences, and support the valuation of real property by applying your expert knowledge in mass appraisal techniques.
  • Establish data policies and standards for governing the data of Business and Agriculture properties.
  • Provide subject matter expertise on mass appraisal processes, statistical interpretations, valuation parameters; representing MPAC at the Assessment Review Board hearings.
  • Develop and deliver technical training on complex valuation and assessment standards.

Here’s what you will need to succeed:

  • A minimum 7 years progressively responsible experience in appraisal/ property valuation.
  • A post-secondary degree/diploma in Real Estate, Business Administration, Geography, Economics, or related field.
  • One of the following professional designations: Accredited Appraiser Canadian Institute (AACI) Member of the IMA (MIMA), Certified Assessment Evaluator (CAE), Member of RICS (MRICS) or Fellow of RICS (FRICS).
  • Highly developed knowledge and understanding of the key market forces driving the valuation of Agricultural or Business properties.
  • Superior communication skills, coupled with strong research and analytical abilities.
  • Demonstrated ability to coach and motivate teams.
  • A valid G2 or G Ontario driver’s licence.

Nice to have:

  • Advanced knowledge of MPAC valuation and assessment standards, policies and procedures
  • Advanced knowledge of valuation and assessment legislation such as the Assessment Act and the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act

What’s in it for you:

  • Competitive compensation and benefit
  • Opportunity for growth within your office and across Ontario
  • Defined benefit pension plan
  • Strong focus on learning, professional accreditation and mentorship
  • Three week’s vacation to start
  • Leading-edge technology
  • Parental leave top-up

Additional Information:
Posting number: MPAC-083-19
Number of positions: 11
Location: To be determined upon the close of the competition.
Hours of work: 36.25
Employment type: Full-time
Position level and salary: PA6 $81,780.10 - $96,370.61
Application deadline: May 16, 2019
Area of search: Open

Ready to apply?
Click on the link followed by the “Apply Online” icon once within the job posting. Create your candidate profile and upload your resume and cover letter by May 16, 2019.
Successful candidates will be required to undergo a background verification with Mintz Global Screening. By applying to this job posting, you are providing your consent to MPAC to share your name, email address and phone number with Mintz, to conduct the criminal and driver abstract check and for Mintz to disclose the results to MPAC, should you be the successful incumbent.

Industrial Property Assessors (Multiple positions) - Government of Alberta

Alberta Municipal Affairs, various locations.

Municipal Affairs is looking for individuals to join our team to assist in the assessment process for designated industrial (DI) property. Recent changes to legislation have expanded the assessment function of ASB with the creation of a new class of property called designated industrial (DI) property (e.g., linear properties, oil/gas wells equipment, compressor stations, gas plants, and heavy oil extraction plants). This legislative change transfers the responsibility for the assessment function of those properties to the Provincial Assessor in Municipal Affairs. In order to accommodate these legislative changes, a number of exciting career opportunities exists in the branch.

 

  • The Centralized Industrial Property Assessment (CIPA) unit is responsible for the assessment of all designated industrial properties in the Province, other than linear property. The Major Plants team works with DI properties assessed using cost renditions while the Industrial Sites team has the responsibility of assessing all non-linear designated industrial property (machinery and equipment, buildings and structures, and land) across the province that are assessed using ministerial rates.
  • The Linear and Data Management Unit (LADM) has the responsibility of assessing all linear designated industrial property, as well as management of assessment data, systems and processes Linear property includes wells, pipelines, telecommunication, electrical power systems and railway.

As an Industrial Property Assessor, you will be responsible for:

  • Assist in the preparation of the designated industrial property assessment roll and notices.
  • Assist in the development of the annual Request for Information (RFI).
  • Communicate and develop a working relationship with all property owners and/or their representative to improve the annual reporting through the RFI process.
  • Provide assistance in the preparation of complex data analysis for the preparation of the designated industrial property assessment as well as inspections of property sites.
  • Provide assistance in the defending designated industrial property assessments complaints before the Municipal Government Board (MGB) on behalf of the provincial assessor.
  • Assist in reporting impact analyses for implementation of the accepted and proposed definitions as well as the annual updated rates for the Assessment and Property Tax Policy (APTP) Unit.
  • Assist in the preparation of education and information seminars on the assessment and taxation of designated industrial property.
  • Assist in the preparation of action requests, briefing notes and other documentation as required.
  • Exercising judgement when gathering internal and external data and then converting the data into meaningful information and reports in support of designated industrial property assessment.

Successful candidates will be joining a highly specialized team to ensure that assessments for all designated industrial properties are completed with accuracy and integrity. Your knowledge and understanding of assessment and taxation issues with DI property and their stakeholder groups is essential. Strong analytical and strategic thinking skills will ensure your success in meeting the challenges of this position. Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as strong interpersonal skills will aid in maintaining positive relationship with staff and clients.

 

For the full job requirements with infomation on how to apply, please click here and download the job posting.