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Everett, WA, United States
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Snohomish County Public Works
Everett, Washington, United States
16 days ago


Are you ready to join a team of an award-winning Public Works organization working for Snohomish County?

Bring your leadership and talents to Snohomish County Engineering Services Right-of-Way Team! We are hiring a Right-of-Way Review Appraiser, Senior with experience in performing appraisals and appraisal reviews for the Public Works Annual Construction Program.

The Right-of-Way Review Appraiser, Senior will be responsible for professional assignments including:

  • Performing eminent domain appraisals and appraisal reviews for acquisitions of properties
  • Assisting in administration of appraisal service contracts
  • Preparing Determinations of Value and establishing Just Compensation for each appraisal report reviewed

Qualified candidates will:

  • Be a Certified General Real Estate Appraiser in the State of Washington or the ability to obtain certification 90 days of employment
  • Be an approved Appraiser or a Review Appraiser by WSDOT within 90 days of employment
  • Possess excellent teamwork and communication skills

About Engineering Services

Our Engineering Services Division in Public Works encourages a strong team environment for employees to develop career pathways with growth potential and personal satisfaction knowing their role contributes to well-constructed projects for the citizens of Snohomish County.

About Snohomish County Public Works Department

Snohomish County Public Works is responsible for more than 1,600 miles of county roads, 201 bridges and 202 traffic control signals, as well as processing nearly 600,000 tons of garbage per                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     1/6

year. Its mission is to focus on safety and mobility while practicing fiscal responsibility and preserving the environment. Public Works has won numerous state and national honors for its work and is the largest department within Snohomish County government with approximately 500 employees plus seasonal staff. Its main office is located at 3000 Rockefeller Ave., Everett, WA 98201.

When joining Public Works, you will work in an environment where innovation, collaboration and continuous improvement is highly encouraged and supported. We strive to not only provide a meaningful job, but a lifelong career at Snohomish County.

Visit more information about Snohomish County Public Works.

Declaration of Emergency

Snohomish County is currently under a Declaration of Emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The County has put in place initiatives to protect the health of its employees, and as a result, this position may temporarily be assigned to telework. There may be occasions when this position may be required to work in the office or in the field to perform certain job duties. Safety guidelines in compliance with the state, CDC and Snohomish County Health District are required to be followed during those times.


Snohomish County is a great place to live, work, play, and raise a family. We are proud to offer an outstanding benefit package to employees and their dependents. We offer competitive wages; job flexibility and stability; pension opportunities; and employer paid ORCA cards.

Snohomish County will be invested in your success and growth and offers the following benefits to our employees:

  • Flexible work schedules for some positions.
  • Sick leave: You will accrue sick leave each month.
  • Vacation Leave: You will accrue vacation each month. Your leave accruals increase based on your years of employment with the County.
  • Holiday Pay: The County observes ten (10) paid legal holidays per year and provides employees with two (2) floating holidays annually.
  • Pension Benefits: County employees are eligible for Washington State PERS
  • Benefits: The County offers a wide range of benefits including, medical, and dental, vision, life insurance, LTD, deferred compensation and more.
  • Pay Increases: You will be eligible for a 5% annual step increase until you reach the top step.

About Snohomish County

Snohomish County, north of Seattle, is located in northwest Washington between the Puget Sound and the Cascade Mountains. The county has rich scenery, numerous activities and a thriving economy. Snohomish County is a great place to live, work, play, and raise a family. When joining Public Works, you will work in an environment where innovation, collaboration and continuous improvement are highly encouraged and supported. We are proud to offer an outstanding benefit package to employees and their dependents. We are invested in your success and growth and offer competitive wages, job flexibility and stability, employer paid ORCA cards, and a friendly, diverse team atmosphere where employees are appreciated and make a real difference providing services for our citizens. We strive to not only provide a meaningful job, but a lifelong career.

Snohomish County - The Future We Choose 

For information about this job opportunity and posting, please email: SPW-Recruitment.




To perform professional assignments including Appraisal Reviews on full and partial acquisitions, uneconomic remnants and surplus properties for county projects in accordance with WSDOT and FH/WA guidelines, and review work of contract or in-house appraisers. To perform journey level appraisal of special property or property rights as necessary. Assist in administration of appraisal service contracts.


  1. Reviews, pursuant to State and Federal regulations, appraisal reports for completeness and compliance with established right-of-way appraisal practices and principles and Federal and State requirements.
  2. Prepares appraisals for properties in accordance with USPAP, State and local regulations.
  3. Verifies that the appraisal reports are equitable and property owners will be receiving "Fair and just compensation" in accordance with RCW, Uniform Relocation and Assistance Act, current eminent domain law, and other applicable law.
  4. Administers and supervises appraisal trainees pursuant to 125-308 WAC, including personally inspecting subject properties with the trainee, verify each appraisal report as entered on the trainees log, insuring compliance with USPAP requirements, preparing and maintaining trainee progress reports.
  5. Prepares Determination of Value, establishing Just Compensation for each appraisal report reviewed.
  6. Coordinates with the assigned prosecuting attorney and Right-of-Way Supervisor on eminent domain litigation cases, preparing trial strategy and briefing witnesses.
  7. Determines if appropriate specialists reports have been included in the appraisal report, or whether additional specialist information is necessary.
  8. Reviews appraisal report market data for relevance, researches additional market data where necessary.
  9. Consults with appraiser to correct deficiencies or reject appraisal and request new report.
  10. Reviews appraisal reports and other information presented by property owners in rebuttal of county appraisals.
  11. Performs site inspections of subject property and comparable sales in the field.
  12. Determines whether a remainder qualifies as an "uneconomic remnant", and provides support for that finding.


  1. Prepares appraisal reviews for other public agencies as assigned.
  2. Prepares appraisal reports, Funding Estimates and other duties as assigned.
  3. May provide expert testimony in court proceedings on appraisal or appraisal review issues.


A BA/BS degree and five(5) years certified appraisal and appraisal review preparation of rural and urban properties, directly related to right-of-way acquisition, utilizing WSDOT and FH/WA requirements; OR, any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge and abilities. Must pass job related tests.


Approval as an appraiser and a Review Appraiser by WSDOT within 90 days of employment.

Certification as a General Real Estate Appraiser with the State of Washington, or the ability to obtain within 90 days of employment.

Hold or Acquire a Valid Washington State Driver's License valid license within thirty (30) days of employment.



Knowledge of:

  • Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice, accepted appraisal practices, principles, procedures laws and regulations;
  • real property valuation theory and practice;
  • Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Act (1970) and current eminent domain laws;
  • zoning, prospective zoning, planning requirements and long range planning goals;
  • general land values and real estate market trends;
  • necessary mathematical calculations used in appraisal practice;
  • computer application to the appraisal process;
  • standard office practices and procedures;
  • contracts and contract terms for consultants.

Ability to:

  • complete review appraisals of full and partial acquisitions;
  • prepare appraisals of complex properties;
  • exercise sound judgment in reviewing and evaluating appraisal information;
  • directly supervise the work of one or more licensed appraisal trainees;
  • read and interpret a wide variety of technical manuals and reports, right-of-way plans, construction plans, specifications, and maps;
  • establish and maintain effective working relationships with county officials, other employees and the general public;
  • communicate effectively in writing and oral presentation;
  • prepare information for and make presentations to groups;
  • work independently with a minimum of supervision and coordinate with other staff members;
  • read, write and interpret legal descriptions;
  • work evenings, weekends, holidays, as workload demands


Employee must be able to physically inspect subject properties and comparable sales.


Employee reports to, and receives direction from, the Right-of-Way Supervisor. Work is performed with very little supervision, and is occasionally reviewed for compliance with policies or standards.

Snohomish County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. Accommodations for individuals with disabilities are provided upon request.


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Job Information

  • Job ID: 59199776
  • Location:
    Everett, Washington, United States
  • Position Title: Right-of-Way Review Appraiser, Senior
  • Company Name: Snohomish County Public Works
  • Job Function: Appraiser
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: 2-4 Weeks
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: 3-5 Years
  • Required Travel: 0-10%
  • Salary: $7,536,024.00 - $9,154,296.00 (Yearly Salary)
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