• Appraisal Reviewer - Contingent

    Job Locations
    US-CA-San Francisco

    First Republic is looking for a Residential Appraisal Reviewer - Contingent, to perform reviews of residential appraisals to support the Bank’s real estate lending operations. In this position, you will embody the Bank’s exceptional client service culture and use discretion and judgement to make decisions about the collateral for real estate loans. The position helps maintain the Bank’s safety and soundness and has a direct and important impact in operations. This is an excellent opportunity to grow your career, learn about complex properties, and contribute to a growing business unit that has a direct impact on the Bank’s performance.


    What you will do as a Residential Appraisal Reviewer - Contingent:


    • Perform compliance reviews and/or detailed technical reviews on residential real estate appraisals and evaluations.
    • Ensure that valuations are reasonably supported, credible and compliant with federal and state regulations, USPAP, FIRREA, bank policies and guidelines, and industry standards.
    • Communicate with appraisers for any report corrections and/or revisions.
    • Evaluate appraiser quality of work and provide feedback for maintenance of the Bank’s Residential Appraisal panel.
    • Engage in regular communications and serve as an advisor to Relationship Managers and Executive Loan Committee on residential appraisal topics in the Bank’s core markets.
    • Keep detailed schedules of residential appraisal/evaluation reports received and reviewed.
    • Provide support to all areas of real estate lending as directed or where service is needed; demonstrate superior customer service with appropriate follow through with involved appraisers and employees.
    • Attend ongoing training for residential real estate appraisal and residential real estate appraisal Reviews.
    • All other duties as required.


    What skills you will use:

    • Associates or Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, economics or related field.
    • Two (2) years of experience in mortgage operations, underwriting, or residential appraisal review.
    • Familiarity with residential appraisal report forms and terminology and the appropriate application of residential appraisal techniques, residential appraisal methodology and understanding of residential appraisal theory.
    • Knowledge of mortgage operations.
    • Ability to follow the Bank’s policies and procedures as well as all state and federal banking regulations.
    • Attention to detail for the identification of errors and omissions.
    • Ability to deal with difficult problems involving multiple facets and variables in non-standardized situations.
    • Must be able to successfully prioritize work assignments of varying complexities, track progress of said assignments, demonstrate strong organizational skills and complete work within established deadlines.
    • Software proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Outlook.
    • Ability to work the allocated hours of the position.
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective and professional working relationships.
    • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely in both written and verbal form.
    • Ability to prepare and maintain accurate and concise records and reports.
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
    • Ability to independently lift 15 lbs.


    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.


    Are you a good fit?

    Are you willing to take initiative and make decisions?  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.   


    Apply now

    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. Come join us!   


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