• Appraisal Specialist, Contingent

    Job Locations
    US-CA-San Francisco
  • Overview

    The Appraisal Specialist 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.


    • Choosing the appropriate appraiser for an assignment
    • Getting bids from appraisers
    • Ordering appraisals
    • Providing appraisers and Loan Teams with updates on the assignments
    • Clearing all issues with appraisers and Loan Teams
    • Processing the receipt of appraisals and invoices
    • Communicating deficiencies of appraisals to the Loan Teams and Appraisers
    • Set up and update appraiser accounts
    • Manage database of appraisers
    • Performing duties & responsibilities specific to department functions & activities and as assigned by Department heads.
    • Responsibilities include the following:  1) adhering to and complying with the applicable, federal and state laws, regulations and guidance, including those related to Anti-money laundering (i.e. Bank Secrecy Act, US PATRIOT Act, etc.) 2) adhering to Bank policies and procedures, 3) completing required training, 4) identifying and reporting suspicious activity to the AML Officer, and 5) knowing and verifying the identity of any customer(s) that enters into a relationship with the Bank.



    Skills, Knowledge & Abilities


    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 detailed oriented

    Independent and ability to multi-task

    High customer service skillsCan work in a fast and high volume department



    Physical/Mental Abilities:


    Vision must be sufficient to read data reports, manuals and computer screens.

    Hearing must be sufficient to understand a conversation at a normal volume, including telephone calls and in person.

    Speech must be coherent to clearly convey or exchange information, including the giving and receiving of assignments and/or directions.

    Position involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time.

    Must be able to travel to visit branch offices.

    Must be able to work from 6-3pm (after training period) if asked by management


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