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Blue Ridge Bank NA: Real Estate Appraisal Manager

Blue Ridge Bank NA

This is a Full-time position in Richmond, VA posted September 16, 2021.

Company Introduction:Blue Ridge Bankshares, Inc.

is a multi-state bank holding company that is the parent company of Blue Ridge Bank, N.A., a client-centered financial services company offering commercial banking services throughout Virginia and North Carolina.

Blue Ridge Bank currently has over 500 employees with a desire to build an even larger, stronger team.

Blue Ridge Bank’s mission is to create financial value and opportunity for our shareholders, customers, employees, and communities by providing evolving, flexible, and customized solutions for the needs of our clients.And, to have fun while doing it.

We strive to be more than your average community bank.

We focus on meaningful growth with positive financial results.

We want our products and services to improve the quality of life for our customers.

Our core values are to act with integrity, to serve others, to commit to success, celebrate achievements, and to enjoy every day.Position Title: Real Estate Appraisal ManagerReports To: Senior Vice President – Special Assets Credit OfficerWork Locations: Richmond, VAFLSA Status: ExemptRemote Capabilities: SomeNumber of Openings: 1Position Purpose: This position is responsible for reviewing appraisal requests, collecting necessary information, and ordering the valuation product that is consistent with Bank policies and federal regulations, reviewing appraisal reports, and performing evaluations.

This position will act as a first-level escalation point for any technical and regulatory appraisal issues relating to the appraisal procurement and review process.Position Responsibilities:Provides day-to-day support to the Retail, Commercial, Accounting, and Credit functions.Coordinates the ordering and review of appraisals, using the Banks real estate valuation software, to support the origination and management of real estate loans, in a way that (a) provides reliable values of the Bank’s collateral, (b) supports the bank’s relationships with its real estate borrowers, and (c) ensures compliance with regulatory requirements and bank policy.Ensures all required documentation is provided prior to determining what type of valuation to order and engaging the appraiser.

Contacts Line staff for clarification, documentation, and resolution of missing information.Helps assure that the property valuation is appropriate for the contemplated transaction.Provides strong customer service and works successfully within specific processes and tight timelines.Follows up with internal and external product providers as needed to ensure order was received and returned work will be completed on time.Assists with review, submission, and approval of valuation-related invoices.Respond to Bank staff and Appraisal Vendors regarding technical and regulatory appraisal issues.Accountable for quality assurance and compliance review of internal and external valuation products based upon USPA standards, and engagement requirements and the requirements set forth for Federally Related Transactions.Ensures that any deficiency in the valuation product that is material and may impact the completeness, adequacy, relevance, and credibility of the valuation report is addressed prior to releasing the appraisal for underwriting consideration.Provides feedback to Senior Management regarding the performance of Appraisal Management System and individual fee appraisers.Opines on the validity and use life of reports when considering use of existing appraisals for current transactions.May provide internal real estate Evaluations for various Commercial, Retail, Credit Administration and Accounting as needed using market data, on-site inspection, and comparative analysis.May provide real estate valuation training to Bank staff.Maintain appraisal and valuation service work files as required under USPAP and Bank policy.Maintain a Certified General Real Property Appraiser License in Good Standing.Produces effective and timely routine monthly reports upon request.Research property information from public records.Research transaction and property information from loan system.Maintains, reviews, and develops Bank’s approved appraiser list.Other duties as assigned.Create value for the bank and its employees.Be a good teammate.Live our core values.Education:Virginia Certified General Real Property Appraiser License is required.Skills:Two (2) years of licensed commercial appraisal experience.Experience reviewing commercial and residential real estate valuations.Experience ordering real estate valuations using appraisal management software.Understanding of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice and appraisal theory.Familiarity with FIRREA and other banking related real estate valuation regulations and guidelines.Computer skills relevant to Microsoft Office Suites (e.G., Word, Excel, Outlook) and industry related software.Abilities:Ability to address complex commercial problem credits.Arrive at designated times to and from work locations.Work with minimum oversight.Excellent verbal and written communication abilities.Ability to meet or exceed deadlines.Ability to multitask with various projects.Ability to clearly define and express valuation-related issues and potential resolutions.Ability to research, analyze, and resolve complex valuation issues.Preferred Qualifications:Current knowledge of the Virginia area real estate market.Bachelor’s degree with a focus in Real Estate, Accounting, Finance, or related fields.Prior employment in a related position within a federally-regulate banking institution.Previous experience reviewing and making recommendations regarding appraisal management software.MAI designation experience.Previous experience writing and/or reviewing real estate valuation policies and procedures.Experience using Collateral 360, Sageworks/Abrigo or the Jack Henry Loan System.Experience managing appraisal staff.Experience ordering Environmental Due Diligence reports.Benefits:Medical Health Care Plans: Blue Ridge Bank contributes up to $525.00 dollars towards the cost sharing of the Health Care Plans.DentalVisionHealth Savings AccountESOP401KLife InsurancePaid Leave Time (PLT)Bereavement LeaveObserved Legal Holidays: 10 Federal HolidaysShort Term DisabilityLong Term DisabilityFMLA LeaveParental LeaveContinuing Education PlansTuition Reimbursement ProgramLegal Disclaimer:It is the policy of the Blue Ridge Bank that all aspects of human resource management be conducted without regard to race (or traits historically associated with race including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists); sex; color; national origin; religion; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; age; veteran status; political affiliation; disability; genetic information; and pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions.Blue Ridge Bank provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate.

Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement.

For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the Blue Ridge Bank Human Resources Department directly at

Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.