Appraisal Specialist - Contingent

ID
2020-10403
Job Locations
US-CA-San Francisco
Category
Lending

 

At First Republic, we care about our people. Founded in 1985, we offer extraordinary client service in private banking, private business banking and private wealth management. We believe that personal connections are everything and our success is driven by the relationships we form with our colleagues and clients. You’ll always feel empowered and valued here.

 

Incredible teams doing exceptional work, every day

The Appraisal Specialist - Contingent will be working at the Appraisal Desk which is tasked to process orders for appraisals from choosing the best appraiser to approving the invoice for payment. It is also tasked to manage the panel of appraisers which includes vetting new ones, setting up their accounts, making sure their license and insurance are current, running background checks and keeping the panel database accurate.

 

What you'll do as a contingent Appraisal Specialist

  • Residential Appraisal Assignment and Vendor Management: entering and updating appraiser information in the Department’s production management system and appraiser database; processing appraisal order requests from the Loan Teams; obtaining bids for services from appraisers; selecting and placing orders with appraisers; communicating assignment conditions to appraisers; tracking appraisal delivery and working with appraisers and Loan Teams to answer questions, provide updates and ensure timely delivery.
  • Residential Construction Appraisal Assignment and Vendor Management: entering and updating appraiser information in the Department’s production management system and appraiser database; processing appraisal order requests from the Loan Teams; obtaining bids for services from appraisers; selecting and placing orders with appraisers; communicating assignment conditions to appraisers; tracking appraisal delivery and working with appraisers and Loan Teams to answer questions, provide updates and ensure timely delivery.
  • Commercial Appraisal Assignment and Vendor Management: entering and updating appraiser information in the Department’s production management system and appraiser database; processing appraisal order requests from the Loan Teams; obtaining bids for services from appraisers; selecting and placing orders with appraisers; communicating assignment conditions to appraisers; tracking appraisal delivery and working with appraisers and Loan Teams to answer questions, provide updates and ensure timely delivery.
  • Residential Appraisal and Evaluation Quality Control: examining appraisal reports and evaluations for compliance with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice, the Interagency Appraisal and Evaluation Guidelines, and First Republic Bank requirements; communicating with appraisers to resolve report deficiencies; work with appraisers and Loan Teams to answer questions, provide updates and ensure timely delivery.
  • Commercial Appraisal and Evaluation Quality Control: examining appraisal reports and evaluations for compliance with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice, the Interagency Appraisal and Evaluation Guidelines, and First Republic Bank requirements; communicating with appraisers to resolve report deficiencies; work with appraisers and Loan Teams to answer questions, provide updates and ensure timely delivery.
  • Additional Duties and Responsibilities: processing the receipt of appraisals and invoices; performing duties & responsibilities specific to department functions & activities and as assigned by Department heads; adhering to and complying with applicable, federal and state laws, regulations and guidance, including those related to Anti-money laundering (i.e. Bank Secrecy Act, US PATRIOT Act, etc.); adhering to Bank policies and procedures,; completing required training; identifying and reporting suspicious activity to the AML Officer.

 

You could be a great fit if you have:

  • General knowledge of mortgage loans, required
  • General knowledge of appraisals, required
  • General knowledge of appraisal regulations, required
  • Previous interactions with appraisers a plus
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong initiative and are detailed-oriented
  • Ability to multi-task; independent
  • High customer service skills
  • Ability to work in a fast and high volume department

Job Demands

  • Must be able to review and analyze data reports and manuals; must be computer proficient.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively via telephone and in person.
  • May be required to lift 25-50 lbs.

Own your work and your career – apply now

Are you willing to go the extra mile because you love what you do and how you can contribute as a team? Do you want the freedom to grow and the opportunity to take charge of your own career?  If so, then come join us.

 

We want hard working team players. You’ll have the independence to learn, lead and drive change. A culture of extraordinary service, empowerment and stability — that’s the First Republic way.

 

First Republic is subject to federal laws that restrict the employment of individuals with certain types of criminal histories, including FDIA Section 19 and FINRA. To the extent not inconsistent with our obligations under those federal laws and regulations, First Republic will consider qualified candidates with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles and San Francisco ban-the-box laws.

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