SENIOR VALUATION OFFICER
Salary: CI$71,640 – $96,336 per annum
The postholder will assist the Chief Valuation Officer (CVO) in the provision of a comprehensive property valuation and estate management service to Government that includes acquisitions, sales, leasing and management of the Crown Estate across the three Islands. The post holder is responsible (via the CVO) for the planning, organising and directing the work of the Section, and assists with personnel management and development of the staff. The post holder is a senior manager within the Department and deputises for the CVO.
This is a key role with major Corporate responsibilities that include both strategic and operational dimensions. It requires an individual with proven experience, initiative and a strong commercial acumen, being confident in his /her ability as a senior property professional. The postholder will:
- Lead and manage the assessment and processing of all Stamp Duty on land. Lead the acquisition of properties for public purposes.
- Provide leadership and advice to three Valuation Officers & one Trainee Valuer within the Section.
- Responsible for preparing property acquisition cost estimates, to negotiate and settle claims for compensation relating to road schemes.
- Undertake property valuations for a variety of purposes including financial reporting, acquisition and disposal.
- Oversee day-to-day management of Crown properties.
- Negotiate the terms of new commercial leases and options / renewal for existing leases.
In addition to the above the post holder will assist the Chief Valuation Officer in developing Valuation Office policy, procedures and administrative systems, compiling statistics, supplying budget data, etc.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
Applicants must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Valuation/Estate Management (or equivalent) from an RICS accredited university, or equivalent and be a Professional Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) or equivalent, with qualification in Valuation (General Practice).
A minimum of seven years of relevant post-degree experience in a broad spectrum of professional work, with at least three of these years in a senior position with some supervisory or staff management responsibility. Knowledge of applicable Acts and other statutes impacting the Valuation and Estates Office. A good working knowledge of compensation principles and the implementation of the same is preferred.
The postholder should be strongly computer literate in the MS Suite of products, practical working knowledge in the use of GIS products would be useful. They must possess a full clean driving licence valid for driving in the Cayman Islands.
The remuneration package for the successful candidate is offered without deductions. The Cayman Islands Government provides an additional 12% pension contribution and 100% health insurance coverage for the employee and their dependents.
A pre-employment drug screen and a Police Records check are conditions of employment.
To apply, please visit our careers portal at: www.careers.gov.ky
Application Deadline: @ 11:59pm on Sunday, 24th September 2023