Property Agent and Appraiser

Posting Date: May 20, 2023

Location: Edmonton, AB

Company: Government of Alberta

Job Information

Job Title: Property Agent and Appraiser 

Job Requisition ID: 39997

Ministry: Infrastructure

Location: Edmonton

Full or Part-Time: Full Time

Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Scope: Open Competition

Closing Date: Open until suitable candidate is selected

Classification: Subsidiary 02B 3625 Program Services 5

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Reporting to the Director, Land Services, the Property Agent/Appraiser develops strategies, negotiates, acquires and sells real estate interests throughout the province within budget and time constraints in accordance with government department policies, legal requirements and industry standards in support of government programs. 

This is a highly technical and specialized position that acts as a resource providing advice and direction on real estate issues to senior management and client departments to enhance their understanding and assist with decision-making.

The incumbent is responsible for the following key functions:


  • Acquisition of Real Property Interests - Purchase or expropriate real property and partial interests required by program users, within current policies and project timelines, meeting legal requirements and industry standards, in support of client department real estate needs for project use.
  • Disposition of Real Property Interests - Market and sell real property and/or partial interests surplus to program use, within current and legislated policies, meeting legal requirements and industry standards, to generate revenue and/or reduce holding costs.
  • Appraisal/Valuation - Select and apply appropriate appraisal theory and techniques to evaluate a broad range of property types and interests, resulting in accurate value information being available for planning and decision-making purposes.
  • Para-legal Functions - Create, review and/or modify legal documents pertaining to real estate transactions within acceptable business and legal practices resulting in clear, accurate and binding agreements to achieve program goals and minimize legal disputes.
  • Real Property Resource - Provide real estate expertise resulting in appropriate information and accurate analysis being provided, on a timely basis, to senior management and other government departments, for policy and decision-making purposes.




Bachelor Degree (4 years) in a related field, plus minimum of 6 years of progressive related multi-faceted real estate experience with an emphasis on negotiation and real property appraisal, in such areas as acquisition, marketing, sales, leasing, development, finance, assessment or appraisal.

Designation of SR/WA, FRI, AACI is preferred.


Directly related education or experience considered on the basis of: 

  • 1 year of education for 1 year of experience; or 
  • 1 year of experience for 1 year of education. 


Knowledge / Experience:


  • Experience in Acquisition and Disposition of Real Property Interests
  • Experience in Appraisal/Valuation, Para legal functions and Real Properties Resources
  • Liaison with Risk Management and Insurance, Alberta Justice, Asset Management, Property Management and other governmental departments regarding land issues
  • Managerial direction/guidance is of a general nature toward functional program delivery results
  • Experience in moving surplus properties through due diligence to the sale stage
  • Stakeholder relationship management with Land Development and Sales staff members, representatives of the branch and division, and representatives from throughout the Ministry.

APS Competencies


Competencies are behaviors that are essential to reach our goals in serving Albertans. We encourage you to have an in depth understanding of the competencies that are required for this opportunity and to be prepared to demonstrate them during the recruitment process.

This link will assist you with understanding competencies:


  • Agility – The nature of the operational side of Realty Services Branch requires innovative thinking and agility towards producing the necessary outcomes that deliver this Ministry' programs. 
  • Drive for Results – This role is dynamic in nature working with major internal and external stakeholders, and various levels of management within the Branch.  The ability to be outcome driven and concurrently work within the complex framework of a large organization is integral in this role.
  • Systems Thinking - The role requires the individual to work within a dynamic and fast pace environment that involves a significant number of systems to integrate a considerable amount of information on any given project.  Keeping mindful of the goal of the project while addressing issues is key.
  • Develop Networks – This position works with multiple stakeholders/partners for every transaction. It requires developing and maintaining positive relationships within the ministry and with external stakeholders.  As a land professional, the individual maintains one's skills and professional credentials and also stays current in the areas of the Branch's mandate.



$3,030.81 to $3,993.15 bi-weekly ($79,104 - $104,221/year)


Hours of work:

36.25 hours per week, Monday to Friday 8.15 am to 4.30 pm 

Applicants are advised to provide a cover letter and resume summarizing information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements, including education, experience and relevant examples of required competencies.  Your cover letter and resume will be used to assess your writing competency.

Hybrid Policy: 

There may be the opportunity to participate in an interim hybrid work schedule (per Alberta Public Service policy) of up to two days working from your home office and three days in the office. This can be discussed with your manager upon hire.

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Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements, including education, experience and relevant examples of required competencies.

Resources for applicants:

It is recommended that applicants who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada and have not had them previously assessed, obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) Applicants are encouraged to include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.

Closing Statement


This competition may be used to fill future vacancies, across the Government of Alberta, at the same or lower classification level.


We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' qualifications most closely match the advertised requirements. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.


If you require any further information on this job posting or a copy of the role profile, and/or require a disability related accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact Gloria Ducharme at


If this competition is closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to check for a listing of current career opportunities with the Government of Alberta.