Louisiana Department of State Civil Service Right of Way Appraiser 3-4 in Statewide, Louisiana

Right of Way Appraiser 3-4


$2,825.00 - $5,945.00 Monthly

$16.30 - $34.30 Hourly

$2,825.00 - $5,945.00 Monthly


Statewide, LA

Statewide, LA

Job Type



DOTD-Engineering & Operations

Job Number



11/2/2016 11:59 PM Central

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JOB NUMBER: RWA3-4-10.5.16-23-RJ

Preference will be given to applicants who already possess a Louisiana General Appraisal License. Salary will be determined by education and prior appraisal experience. This position reports to LaDOTD Headquarters location, Baton Rouge Office.

Light Travel may be required

Must have valid driver's license

No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.

To apply for this vacancy, click on the "Apply" link above and complete an electronic application which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities.

Applicants can check the status of their application at any time by selecting the 'Application Status' link after logging into their account. Below are the most common status messages and their meanings.

Application Status Message What it Means

Application received: Your application has been submitted successfully.

Checking for required test score: We are making sure you have an active, passing score for the required written test.

Evaluating experience: Your application is being reviewed by Human Resources to ensure you meet the minimum qualifications for the position.

Eligible for consideration: You are among a group of applicants who MAY be selected for the position.

Referred to hiring manager for review : Your application has been delivered to the hiring manager. You may or may not be called for an interview.

Position filled: Someone has been selected for the position.

Position canceled: The agency has decided not to fill the position.

This position is in a Career Progression Group and is being posted at the following levels:

Right of Way Appraiser 3 and Right of Way Appraiser 4. The maximum salary for the Right of Way Appraiser 4 is $81,682. Please refer to the 'Job Specifications' tab located at the top of the LA Careers 'Current Job Opportunities' page of the Civil Service website for specific information on salary ranges, minimum qualifications and job concepts for each level.

DOTD EMPLOYEES: Refer to appropriate EDSM directive for required structured training requirements and PPM # 59 Workforce Development on training guidelines.

Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the work experience sections of the application.

For further information about this vacancy contact:

Sandra Haynes

Administrative Assistant 5




A baccalaureate degree plus possession of a valid Louisiana Certified General Real Estate Appraiser license, plus one year of professional experience as a licensed real estate appraiser.


Six years of full-time work experience in any field may be substituted for the required baccalaureate degree.

Candidates without a baccalaureate degree may combine work experience and college credit to substitute for the baccalaureate degree as follows:

A maximum of 120 semester hours may be combined with experience to substitute for the baccalaureate degree.

30 to 59 semester hours credit will substitute for one year of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.

60 to 89 semester hours credit will substitute for two years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.

90 to 119 semester hours credit will substitute for three years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.

120 or more semester hours credit will substitute for four years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.

College credit earned without obtaining a baccalaureate degree may be substituted for a maximum of four years full-time work experience towards the baccalaureate degree. Candidates with 120 or more semester hours of credit, but without a degree, must also have at least two years of full-time work experience to substitute for the baccalaureate degree.


Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.


Failure to maintain valid Louisiana Certified General Real Estate Appraiser license may result in termination.

Job Concepts


To prepare real estate appraisals for properties affected by transportation projects.




General from a Right of Way Appraiser 5 or other higher-level Right of Way personnel.


May exercise functional supervision on a project basis over lower level Right of Way personnel.


Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), Headquarters Appraisal Office.


Differs from Right of Way Appraiser 2 by the possession of a valid Louisiana Certified General Real Estate Appraiser license.

Differs from Right of Way Appraiser 4 by the absence of appraisal review duties.

Examples of Work

Prepares detailed cost studies and appraisal reports for complex real estate transactions to arrive at market value estimates. Writes cost reports on a parcel or project basis. Inspects all subject parcels and comparable sales used in the appraisal process. Determines potential lease rates of agency owned property. Assists higher-level personnel in the preparation of consultant contracts and appraisals.

Appraises excess right of way and uneconomic properties. Estimates the value of real property and real property rights. Reads and interprets right of way maps and construction plans and assists in making recommendations for changes to maps and/or plans. Obtains statistical data on costs of land, buildings, structures, and structural improvements. Prepares economical or statistical reports.

Reviews higher-level personnel's appraisal reports for accuracy. Gathers data and materials for site meetings with consultants needed for the appraisal process. Meets with consultants to determine scope of work for all services necessary to complete the appraisal process. Assists higher-level Right of Way personnel as needed to complete project assignments in a timely manner.

Researches and analyzes property sales to be used to form a unit value estimate for all types of property on the proposed project. Estimates the value of any improvements in the proposed right-of-way; estimates damages to and cost to correct any affected improvements; researches and verifies title reports provided by the Department.

On a project basis: supervises lower-level Right of Way Appraisers, monitors all subject property inspections for the appraisal assignment, and signs off on all appraisal reports of lower-level appraisers.

Represents agency as an expert witness in court in expropriation proceedings. Appears at Legislative Committee meetings.