Bank of the West Senior Agricultural Review Appraiser in Omaha, Nebraska

Senior Agricultural Review Appraiser


What sets Bank of the West apart from other banks is our team members–they embody the optimistic spirit of the West. There is a spirit here that drives us to do more. Our team of more than 10,000 employees is vital to the success of our Bank. They reflect our modern western values—straightforward, entrepreneurial and optimistic. We seek to create a corporate culture that fosters and rewards excellence, encourages creative thinking and respects diversity – an environment where team members are engaged, supportive of one another and enthusiastic about serving our customers. Bank of the West offers the stability of a company that has a 135 year history and is part of BNP Paribas, a European leader in global banking and financial services and one of the 6 strongest banks in the world. We offer opportunities across our diverse business lines – Retail Banking, Commercial Banking, National Finance, and Wealth Management.

Job Description Summary

Responsible for engagement, process management, and review of real estate appraisals, equipment valuations and inspections related to agricultural properties. Must be capable of processing multiple service requests in a timely, accurate and cost effective manner in support of the Bank's real estate lending function. Additional duties involve consultation and advice for lender/clientele. Overall priority is toward assurance of sound collateral valuation analysis to ensure proper risk analysis and protection against losses to the Bank.

Essential Job Functions

  • Ensures that agricultural appraisal services are conducted in a regulatory compliant, cost effective, and timely manner.

  • Reviews appraisal service requests for completeness.

  • Solicits and collects bids for appraisal services from qualified fee appraisers.

  • Manages department staff including selection, training, and performance management.

  • Performs Standard 3 reviews of primarily agricultural appraisal reports.

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Required Experience

  • Extensive experience in reviewing agricultural appraisals.

  • Additional experience in reviewing general commercial properties would be a plus.

  • Requires deep knowledge of job area typically obtained through advanced education combined with experience.

  • Typically viewed as a specialist within discipline.

  • May have broad knowledge of project management.

  • Requires 7 years minimum prior relevant experience.


  • Bachelor's Degree

Licenses & Certifications

  • Certified General Appraiser License.

  • An MAI designation and (or) an ARA designation would be preferred.


  • Appraisal and appraisal review theory and technique Appraisal regulations (FIRREA) The Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Bank of the West Commercial Appraisal Policy (Bankwide)

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills Computer literacy in word processing, spreadsheet, and database programs.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Bank of the West is an Equal Opportunity employer and proud to provide equal employment opportunity to all job seekers without regard to any status protected by applicable law. Bank of the West is also an Affirmative Action employer - Minority / Female / Disabled / Veteran.

Bank of the West will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance subject to the requirements of all state and federal laws and regulations.

Job: Risk Management

Location: United States-Nebraska-Omaha

Other Locations: United States-California-San Ramon, United States-Colorado-Denver, United States-Arizona-Tempe, United States-California-City of Industry, United States-California-Sacramento, United States-California-Fresno

Requisition ID: 034521