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Appraiser Trainee

Property Information Collector

 

What is the position?

The Appraiser Trainee (temporary) position supports the assessment function by valuing assigned property types, including auditing and assisting with the defence of values.

Participates as a junior member in project work, keeping supervisor, team leader and other team members apprised of activities.

Collects, records, and keys information into large multiple-user computer system.

Inspects, measures, inventories and determines value and class of assigned property types and records inventory and information according to prescribed standards.

Assists in editing, tabulating and analyzing sales and rental information, and any other relevant information for assessment purposes.

Conducts routine data audits and basic valuation audits; reviewing and correcting coding or data.

Sorts and compiles data for the purposes of analysis and identifies inconsistencies in the data.

Represents BCA’s interests when interacting with clients (e.g. property owners while inspecting properties, and with local government staff when gathering information).

Exchanges information and answers routine questions, follows up on routine customer inquiries and complaints, keeps customers apprised of progress, and offers solutions.

Works in an office setting, uses standard office equipment such as computers and field inventory capture equipment, and uses various measuring devices.

Regularly travels outside, which may involve visiting properties (e.g. residential properties, construction sites, farms, and commercial or industrial properties).

Drives light motor vehicles - may use company vehicle or may use own vehicle on a mileage basis for travel.

The Property Information Collector (PIC) supports the assessment function by collecting physical, economic, legal and related data on assigned property types.

Work is performed under supervision and following clearly defined guidelines and procedures. Work is routinely checked by the supervisor for completeness, timeliness and accuracy.

Works in an office setting, uses standard office equipment such as computers and field inventory capture equipment, and uses various measuring devices.

Collects, records, and keys information into large multiple-user computer system.

Performs inspections on new properties, or changes to existing properties; measures to verify accuracy or identify changes to be made to assessment records.

Assigns manual class on recently constructed improvements, or improvements that require little valuation judgement. When assigning manual class in any other circumstances, the work will be reviewed by an appraiser.

Identifies and records inventory/information according to prescribed standards.

Inputs information collected into data bases

Conducts data audits requiring no valuation judgement; reviews and corrects coding or data.

Assists with the preparation of appeal information by collecting related data required.

Assists and supports the appeal process

Represents BCA’s interests when interacting with clients, such as property owners while inspecting properties, and with local government staff when gathering information.

Exchanges information and answers routine questions while on inspections or in the office.

Regularly travels outside, which may involve visiting properties (e.g. residential properties, construction sites, farms, and commercial or industrial properties).

Drives light motor vehicles - may use company vehicle or may use own vehicle on a mileage basis for travel.

 

Where are these positions located?

There are 16 Field Offices located throughout the province (click here)

 

What is the Salary?

$35,360.97 -$41,600.96 (5 annual steps)

 $32,014.41 - $37,664.00 (5 annual steps)

What are the Benefits?

Paid Benefits

(further entitlements are listed in articles 22,23,28 and 36 of the 2010-2011 collective agreement)

Temporary employees with less than six continuous months of service shall be eligible for medical plan coverage only.

Temporary employees with four months or more of continuous service shall, in addition, be eligible for paid sick leave (as provided for in Article 23).

Temporary employees with nine months or more of continuous service shall be entitled to all benefits provided for in this Agreement (2010-2011).

Benefit

Waiting Period

Medical

1 month

Dental and Extended Health

9 months*

Group Life

9 months

Pension

6 months**

Long Term Disability

9 months

Annual Vacation

12 months

Sick Leave

4 months

*The waiting period under Dental and Extended Health shall mean the first of the month immediately following nine months of continuous employment for temporary employees.

**Employee must earn half of Year Maximum Pensionable Earnings (YMPE) to contribute.

Vacation/Leave

Temporary employees with less than 12 months of continuous service do not receive vacation leave but rather are paid at the rate of six percent of their bi-weekly earnings on a bi-weekly basis.

In lieu of a bi-weekly payment a temporary employee may opt to receive their vacation pay in a lump sum payment at the end of each hiring period or on completion of 12 months of continuous service. The option chosen will remain in effect for the duration of the appointment.

Temporary employees with more than six months but less than 12 months of continuous service may elect to take a leave of absence without pay of up to 10 working days prior to obtaining 12 months of continuous service.

Temporary employees who have completed 12 months of continuous service will be eligible for vacation leave (as outlined in Article 22.02).

In order for a temporary employee to qualify for paid holidays (as listed in Article 21.01), the employee shall have worked for at least 15 days during the 30 calendar days immediately preceding the paid holiday and must have completed at least 30 days of employment.

Qualifications - Education

Completion of 2 years of an undergraduate degree program in Commerce or Business Administration.

Other undergraduate degrees may also be considered with a preference for Economics, Urban Geography, Urban Planning, or Engineering.

Completion of Grade 12

Courses such as building construction, assessment/appraisal, surveying, AutoCAD and/or engineering, or other related disciplines are preferred.

 

Qualfiications - Experience

No experience necessary

Some experience in building construction, drafting, estimating, real estate, AutoCAD or other allied field is preferred.

Qualifications - Additional

Eligible to work in Canada

Willingness for occasional travel

Valid class 7N BC automobile driver’s license (or equivalent) is required at minimum

For those with foreign credentials, we require an evaluation of your credentials. In preparation for that requirement, we recommend you contact a credential evaluation service. One service is the International Credential Evaluation Service at www.bcit.ca/ices BC Assessment does not reimburse any fees for this process

These positions are included in the CUPE bargaining unit