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Real Estate Appraiser 2 (Unclassified)

Title: Real Estate Appraiser 2 (Unclassified)

Posting Number: CIER-2022-16 (Repost)

Open to: General Public

Workweek: NL (35-hour) Workweek

Salary: (P25) $69,579.06 — $98,899.62

Opening Date: 11/29/2022

Closing Date: 12/13/2022

Existing Vacancies: One (1)


Department of Environmental Protection
Community Investment & Economic Revitalization
Green Acres Program
401 East State Street Trenton, NJ 08625

Scope of Eligibility: Open to applicants who meet the requirements below.

Description : Under the supervision of a higher level Real Estate Appraiser or other supervisory official in a State department, institution, or agency, conducts the more complex real estate appraisal work to determine the current market value of State claimed lands, buildings, and other types of real estate for applications for land grants, leases, licenses, and easements for residential, commercial, and other zoned land; conducts on-site inspections and investigations; researches current market value data; interprets surveys, engineering plans, and legal documents; may take the lead in providing guidance and instruction to entry-level Real Estate Appraisers; does other related duties as required.

Specific to the Position: The employee will perform detailed reviews of appraisals on all types of properties and prepare certifications of market value on which negotiations for acquisitions by local governments, nonprofits, and the State are based. The employee will conduct meetings with staff, meet on-site with appraisers and project sponsors, and conduct site inspections. The employee will prepare instructions and assist in addressing appraisal issues with staff and contracted appraisers. The employee will maintain a database of pending and completed projects. Applicant must be a Certified General Appraiser, in good standing. Preference will be given to candidates with review experience and a practical understanding of relevant New Jersey Planning Areas, Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice, and Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions.


Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree supplemented by satisfactory completion of at least 128 classroom hours of formal recognized courses in appraising such as the American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers 1A and 1B series (former Institute Courses I and II) or those of other recognized Appraisal Societies such as the Society of Real Estate Appraisers Course 101 and 201 or any combination of formal recognized professional Appraisal Society courses which totals (without course or curriculum duplication) at least 128 classroom hours.

NOTE: Applicants who do not possess the Bachelor's degree but who meet the indicated Real Estate course requirements may substitute additional experience for the Bachelor's degree on a year-for-year basis, with thirty
(30) semester hour credits being equal to one (1) year of experience.

Experience: Four (4) years of experience in appraising real property including eminent domain experience involving severance damages to both residential and income-type properties.

NOTE: One (1) year of experience in the sale or negotiation of real estate may be substituted for one (1) year of the appraisal experience.

License: Applicants are required to possess a valid State Certified General Real Estate Appraisers (SCGREA) certificate issued by the New Jersey Real Estate Appraiser Board.

Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary to perform the essential functions of the position.

Residency: All persons newly hired on or after September 1, 2011 have one year from the date of employment to establish, and then maintain principal residence in the State of New Jersey subject to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 52:14-7 (L.2011, Chapter 70), also known as the "New Jersey First Act".

Authorization to Work: Selected candidates must be authorized to work in the United States per the Department of Homeland Security, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services regulations. Note: The State of New Jersey does not provide sponsorship for citizenship to the United States.

Per Executive Order 253, all State employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or undergo weekly testing. Please do not submit proof of vaccination at this time; instructions will be provided if an offer of employment results from this NOV.

Veteran's Preference: To qualify for New Jersey Veteran's Preference/status, you must establish Veteran's Preference through the Department of Military and Veterans' Affairs. Please submit proof of your Veteran's Preference along with your resume as indicated below. For more information, please visit Civil Service Preference for Veterans (

Posting Authorized By:
Phiroza Stoneback, Manager
Division of Human Resources

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to inclusive hiring and a diverse workforce. We strongly encourage people from all backgrounds to apply. Accommodations under ADA will be provided upon request.