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The Board of Appraisers Executive Director is responsible for ensuring the system of licensing and regulating real estate appraisers is in full compliance with

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Directs the overall conduct and administration of the Board’s programs and operations, including making presentations to the Board in matters requiring Board action and executing the orders and actions of the Board. Directs the operations of board staff to ensure proper licensing, proper handling of appraisal complaints, and compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations. Directs the overall administration of the office, includes the employment and supervision of the support staff, budget planning, preparation and implementation. Directs the financial affairs of the Board, maintains compliance with all state laws and DF&A and AASIS guidelines, acts as custodian of records, and handles FOI requests. Oversees Board and Committee meetings and ensures the preparation of the agendas for Board meetings. Coordinates and verifies that the notices to participants and the public are made and that proper arrangements are in place for all meetings. Reviews and approves all non-resident applications for temporary practice permits for reciprocity and processes all applications for the credentialing of appraisal applicants. This review can entail review of selected work products from experience logs and preparation of the necessary documents for review during personal interviews and to verify referral of approved applicants to be examined. Directs review of all applications for course approval and/or requests for continuing education credit prior to consideration by the Board or its Education Committee. Oversees development of a quarterly newsletter that lists license suspensions, revocations and forfeitures in lieu of disciplinary action taken by the Board and provides this information to the Appraisal National Registry. Attends and participates in the activities of the Association of Regulatory Officials’ two annual meetings and provides information to civic organizations and trade groups regarding appraisal and regulatory issues. Plans and coordinates the Day with the Appraisers’ Seminar. Maintains liaison with various government agencies that impact both appraiser and appraisal management companies to anticipate legislation or guidelines that may require various revisions to the Board’s Rules or statues. Determines when there is sufficient need to amend the Board Rules and Regulations and introduces legislative amendments to amend or expand the existing Appraiser licensing laws. Reviews and recommends potential discipline for appraisal management companies with regards to registration and legislative compliance. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of appraiser licensing and certification board rules and regulations. Knowledge of Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice. Knowledge of day to day office management. Knowledge of Arkansas legislative process. Knowledge of computer and relevant software applications. Ability to assess issues and recommend solutions. Ability to speak in public to various groups including legislative committees, civic clubs, realtors, appraisal management companies, and appraisers. Ability to interpret laws regarding licensing and certification of appraisers. Ability to analyze financial information as related to agency. Ability to work with diverse groups of people in regulation of real estate appraisal profession.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in business administration, management, real estate, or a related field; plus five years of experience in the appraisal of real property, and three years in a management or supervisory capacity. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

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