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3311 W. State St., P.O. Box 7129
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Right-of-Way Appraiser

Idaho Transportation Department

Open for Recruitment: April 12, 2017 - April 26, 2017
Announcement # 04676044560
Salary Range: starting at $25.17 - $31.46 Per Hour -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Boise

Our Mission: Your Safety. Your Mobility. Your Economic Opportunity.

Are you interested in working for an award-winning, dynamic, professional state agency? This opening may be your opportunity to use your knowledge and skills to promote the mission of Idaho Transportation Department (ITD).

The Division of Engineering Products and Plans at ITD is seeking a highly motivated professional for a Right-of-WayAppraiser position. The incumbents will coordinate, review, consult and advise on appraisal related activities for the Idaho Transportation Department as well as local public agencies, local highway districts, cities and counties throughout the state of Idaho. The incumbents may be responsible for managing appraisal contracts. Work is guided by Federal and State laws, Agency policies and procedures and is performed under the general supervision of the Right of Way Manager.

Responsibilities may include:


  • Review legal descriptions, documents, and right of way or construction plans for compliance with laws, regulations, and standards; 
  • Identify problem areas and initiates correction;
  • Coordinate and review work of other staff; conducts on-site inspections to provide technical assistance or resolve problems;
  • Conduct training sessions; represents the department in public hearings, meetings and conferences;
  • Maintain liaison with federal, state and local agencies, special interest groups, real estate organizations and businesses;
  • May testify as an expert witness.
  • Assist Right-of-Way Agents and perform other Right-of-Way functions as needed.

Appraisal review:

  • Review appraisal reports for proper documentation, compliance and technical accuracy;
  • Accept/reject appraisal reports;
  • Sign and assume responsibility for appraisals;
  • Correlate appraisal reports to determine and recommend just compensation;
  • Determine viability of administrative settlements.


  • Prepare real estate appraisals for properties affected by transportation projects;
  • Prepare estimates of contract costs for obtaining fee appraisals;
  • Make appraisal estimates for budgeting, programming, and engineering location purposes;
  • Conduct complex appraisals.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Certification as a General Real Estate Appraiser in accordance with Title 54, Chapter 41 of Idaho code.
  • Considerable knowledge of:
    • Federal and state laws, regulation, policies, and procedures relating to right-of-way and eminent domain;
    • Appraisal methods and techniques using "before-after damages and benefits" for eminent domain appraising, and the Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions.
  • Some knowledge of highway plans, construction zoning, title reports, legal issues, and right-of-way process.
  • Experience:
    • Estimating fair-market value;
    • Writing appraisal reports;
    • Reviewing appraisals, legal documents, and title instruments.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience appraising property for a state, city, county, or local agency.
  • Ability to work independently as well as with others.
  • Valid Driver's License.
  • Ability to read and comprehend legal documents, such as legal descriptions, surveys, ground leases, easements, deeds, land purchase contracts, mortgages, title policies, subordination, and existing highway project plans.
  • Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook.


  • The exam consists of a resume review and other questions to verify you have the minimum qualifications to be successful in the position. 
  • You must receive a score of 63 to pass the exam. 

How to Apply:

  • Click on the "Apply Online" button to the left
  • Follow the instructions provided to complete the Application Checklist and Exam for this position

Please select:

  • Idaho Transportation Department under "Agencies"
  • Full-time under "Job Type/Shift"
  • Boise under "Cities"
Hiring Lists:

If your name has been certified to a hiring list for possible consideration, you will see it listed in the Hiring Lists section of your online application. Supervisors review application materials prior to scheduling interviews. Those applicants who will be offered an interview may receive a phone call, letter or email to schedule a time, be sure your contact information is up to date and accurate. Having your name certified to a hiring list is not a guarantee that you will be contacted for an interview, it simply means you are one of the applicants being considered.

When updating your online application information, you must complete/update all items in the Application Checklist to include: Personal Information, Education, Work History, Cities, Agencies, Job Type. Without this information, your name cannot be referred to the hiring agency.

Thank you for your interest in employment with the
Idaho Transportation Department!


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At the discretion of the appointing authority, compensatory time off may be provided in lieu of overtime cash compensation.

Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. In addition, preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources.