• City of Long Beach, CA
  • Long Beach, California
  • May 23, 2019
Full Time Clerical and Administrative Support Real Estate
  • Salary: $42.66 - $58.10 Hourly

Job Description


This is an at-will/unclassified position.

The Port of Long Beach, one of the world's busiest seaports, is an international gateway for the reliable, efficient and sustainable movement of goods and is a leader in environmental stewardship. Credited with moving $194 billion in trade, the Port serves as a critical hub for international commerce and is a major transportation center. East Asian trade accounts for more than 90 percent of Long Beach shipments, with the top trading partners being China, South Korea, Japan, Vietnam and Taiwan. Port-related international trade has wide-ranging economic impact, supporting millions of jobs that benefit the region and entire country.

To learn more about the Port of Long Beach, visit our website: www.polb.com

The Real Estate Division is responsible for providing real estate reviews for the Port of Long Beach. These reviews include property management and acquisition services to the Port for optimizing revenue, utilizing assets, and implementing the Green Port Policy through the Port's leases.The Harbor Department is seeking a Port Commercial Appraiser to fill an open position in the Real Estate Division.
Under limited supervision, this position performs and/or reviews real estate appraisals on Port and other assigned properties for rent adjustments, acquisitions and other purposes.


  • Researches and analyzes land use, highest and best use and comparable market value; utilizes spreadsheets and other applicable software programs, calculates, determines and finalizes real estate valuations.
  • Reviews consultant appraisal reports to verify compliance with appraisal standards, logic of analysis and reasonableness of conclusions.
  • Plans, organizes and conducts special real estate analyses, studies and projects; utilizes analytical techniques to gather information and data for valuation analysis to develop findings and make recommendations.
  • Analyzes and compares appraisals prepared for the Port in anticipation of arbitration; consults and advises staff with regards to valuation and arbitration issues before, during and following the arbitration process.
  • Interacts with Port management, other Divisions, Tenants, and the Public; provides expertise and consultation on a formal and informal basis to Port management, Port staff, members of the Board of Harbor Commissioners and others.
  • Keeps abreast of real estate industry trends and local market conditions and incorporates latest regulations regarding Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice and real estate appraisal.


  • A Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Finance, Real Estate or a closely related field.
  • A Master's degree in Business Administration, Finance, Real Estate or closely related field is desirable.
  • A valid certification as a General Real Estate Appraiser by the State of California.
  • A valid general appraisal designation from a professional organization, such as the MAI designation from the Appraiser Institute.

  • A minimum of 5 years of professional experience involving real estate appraisal, development and acquisition in a public agency or corporate environment.
  • Prior Port or City experience is a plus.
  • Knowledge of the principles, restrictions and requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
  • Knowledge of computer systems and applications used for real estate appraisal and reporting, and general office software.

In addition to the minimum qualifications listed in the job opportunity bulletin, the Port of Long Beach is seeking a candidate with very good written and oral communications skills; ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines; and the ability to manage numerous diverse projects and priorities simultaneously.


Please apply online no later than 4:30 pm on Friday, June 7, 2019. Applications will be evaluated to determine the most qualified candidates, who will then be invited to participate in the selection process, with an appointment anticipated shortly thereafter.
For alternative format or accommodation requests, please contact Human Resources at: (562) 283-7500.
For technical issues with your online application, please contact Neogov support at (855) 524-5627.

The Port of Long Beach is an Equal Opportunity EmployerClosing Date/Time: 6/21/2019 4:30 PM Pacific