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Assistant Valuer, City Valuers Office

28-04-22 10:04
Dublin City Council

BACKGROUND

Dublin City Council as a Planning Authority is responsible for the orderly development of the City and through
its Planning & Property Development Department, provides the policies, plans and procedures to achieve a
sustainable living City, in which people can live, work and form communities.

The City Valuers Office is part of the Planning & Property Development Department. It provides a
comprehensive valuation and property advice service to all City Council Departments and also provides a
valuation service to, Fingal County Council, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council and South Dublin County
Council.

Value for money, economic assessment of projects and active asset management are paramount in
a climate of increasing demands on the Council’s valuation and analytical skills.

THE JOB

Reporting to an Executive Valuer, or such designated Officer as may be determined from time to time, the
Assistant Valuer will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team within the City Valuer’s Office and the wider
Planning & Property Development Department. They will provide a large number of reports, deliver a varied
programme of valuation and project work and will provide professional advice to the City Council on all
valuation and associated matters, as required.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE SHALL

  • possess excellent professional knowledge and skills, including report writing and negotiating skills
  • be an enthusiastic team member, willing to contribute to the Development of Dublin City
  • have a keen awareness of property values in Dublin City and County
  • have strong communication, organization, I.T. and presentation skills
  • have a good working knowledge or demonstrate an ability to acquire a good working knowledge of the
    legal, regulatory and governance framework within which the City Council operates and adhere to
    corporate policies, protocols and procedures
  • have good knowledge and awareness of Health and Safety Legislation and Regulations
  • On the date of appointment the successful candidate must possess a current unendorsed full driving licence

(Category A1, A and/or B) as they may be required to drive in the course of their duties.

QUALIFICATIONS

CHARACTER:
Each candidate shall be of good character.

HEALTH:
Candidates shall be in a state of health such as would indicate a reasonable prospect of ability to render
regular and efficient service.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, ETC.:
Each candidate must, on the latest date for receipt of completed applications:-
(a) (i) have passed, or be exempt by examination from, the Final Examination of the Society of Chartered
Surveyors Ireland/Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (General Practice Division)
OR
(ii) hold the Diploma in Property Economics of the Dublin Institute of Technology / B.Sc (Surveying),
University of Dublin
OR
(iii) hold an equivalent professional qualification;
(b) Have, after obtaining the qualifications referred to at (a) above, at least two years satisfactory experience
of valuation work, and
(c) Possess a high standard of technical training and experience;
(d) Have an awareness of Health and Safety Legislation and Regulations, their implications for the
organisation and their application in the workplace.

DUTIES

The duties of the post include, but are not limited to, the following: -
(i) Assisting in the process of identifying property development solutions, site appraisal and assembly (by
agreement or Compulsory Purchase), site assessment and due diligence items, and in active land
management measures;

(ii) Assisting in a wide range of residential development projects;

(iii) Assisting in the provision of accommodation for homeless individuals and families for the Dublin
Regional Homeless Executive;

(iv) Assisting in the development of Greenways and Cycleways and in delivering improvements in the
Public Realm

(v) Assisting in the drafting of development briefs, marketing brochures, sale particulars, tenders, etc.,
liaising with external sales/letting agents and other professional advisors appointed and participation
in tender assessments;

(vi) Determining capital and rental valuations for all types of property, including municipal buildings;

(vii) Providing valuation advice and negotiating terms in statutory cases, including Compulsory Purchase
and Vesting procedures, Part V, Derelict Site/Vacant Site levies and Landlord and Tenant matters;
(viii) Providing expert evidence at Arbitration, Valuation Tribunal and court hearings, as required;

(ix) Reporting on and negotiating terms in respect of the acquisition, leasing, licensing and disposal of
property for all purposes;

(x) Participating on Working and Project Groups;

(xi) Engaging on property matters with other Local or State Authorities;

(xii) Relating well with others and maintaining positive working relationships both within the City
Valuations Office and Dublin City Council more generally;

(xiii) Such other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

The particular duties and responsibilities attached to the post may vary from time to time, without
changing the general character of the duties or level of responsibilities entailed. The post holder may
therefore be required to perform duties appropriate to the post, other than those detailed above, and to
take instructions from and report to, an appropriate Officer or such designated Officer as may be assigned
from time to time by the City Council.

The duties of the post are to give to the local authority and to

(a) The local authorities or bodies for which the Chief Executive is Chief Executive, and
(b) To any other local authority or body with which an agreement has been made by the local authority or
by any of the authorities or bodies referred to in sub-paragraph (a) of this paragraph under the general
direction and control of the Chief Executive or of such officers as the Chief Executive may from time to
time determine, such appropriate computing, technical, management, administrative, executive,
supervisory, advisory and ancillary services as may be required by any local authority or body
hereinbefore mentioned in the exercise and performance of any of its powers, functions and duties
and to exercise such powers, functions and duties as may be delegated to him or her by the Chief
Executive from time to time including the duty of servicing all committees that may be established by
any such local authority or body. The holder of the post will, if required, act for an officer of a higher
level.

SELECTION PROCESS

  • Posts of Assistant Valuer will be filled from this publicly advertised competition. Selection shall be by
    means of a competition conducted by or on behalf of Dublin City Council.
  • Candidates should note that the information provided by them in their application form will form the
    basis on which eligibility and short listing is conducted.
  • Dublin City Council reserves the right to undertake eligibility and / or shortlist candidates in the manner
    it deems most appropriate.
  • A panel may be formed on the basis of interviews. A candidate whose name is on a panel and who
    satisfies the Council that they possess the qualifications declared for the post and that they are otherwise suitable for appointment may, within the life of the panel, subject to the appropriate Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage sanction, be appointed as an appropriate vacancy arises.
  • The life of the panel shall be for a period of one year from the date of its formation.
  • Dublin City Council shall require any person to whom an appointment is offered to take up such
    appointment within a period of not more than one month and if they fail to take up appointment within
    such period, or such longer period as the Council in its absolute discretion may determine, the Council
    shall not appoint them.

INTERVIEW

The interview will be competency based and marks will be awarded under agreed competencies.

SALARY

The salary scale for the position of Assistant Valuer is: -

€44,743; €46,607; €48,469; €50,331; €52,207; €54,092; €55,969; €57,853 (Maximum); €59,642 (1st LSI) (after
3 years satisfactory service on the Maximum); €61,428 (2nd LSI) (after 3 years satisfactory service on the 1st
LSI).

Entry point to this scale will be determined in accordance with Circulars issued by the Department of Housing,
Local Government and Heritage. In accordance with Departmental Circular letter EL 02/2011, a person who
is not a serving public service employee on or after 1st January 2011, will enter the scale for the position
at the minimum point.

Rate of remuneration may be adjusted from time to time in line with Government Policy.

Under the Public Service Stability Agreement 2013, the working hours for newly appointed/promoted staff
are 37 hours per week.

All applicants must refer to the Additional Candidate Information Booklet which can be found at
http:careers.dublincity.ie for additional relevant information  pertaining to the salary scale and the recruitment process.

PARTICULARS OF POSITION

(a) The post is permanent, whole time and pensionable.
(b) Dublin City Council reserves the right to, at any time, assign an employee to any Department now or
in the future.
(c) A period of one year’s probation applies where a person is permanently appointed to Dublin City
Council. This can be extended at the discretion of the Chief Executive.

ADDITIONAL RELEVANT INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS

  • The National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Act 2012 to 2016 came into effect on
    29th April 2016. The Act places a statutory obligation on Dublin City Council to ensure that ‘any work or
    activity which is carried out by a person, a necessary and regular part of which consists mainly of a
    person having access to, or contact with children or vulnerable persons will be the subject of Garda
    Vetting.
  • Subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2014, applications will be treated in strict
    confidence.
  • Any attempt by a candidate themselves or by any person(s) acting at the candidate’s instigation, directly
    or indirectly, by means of written communication or otherwise, to canvass or otherwise influence in the
    candidate’s favour, any employee of the City Council or person nominated by the City Council to
    interview or examine applicants, will automatically disqualify the candidate for the position being
    sought.
  • It is important to remember that this is a competitive process for a role where integrity is paramount.
    Sharing information on the selection / interview process e.g. through social media or any other means,
    may result in a candidate being disqualified from the competition.
  • Dublin City Council does not allow the unsanctioned use of any type of recording equipment during
    interviews or on its premises. This applies to any form of sound recording and any type of still picture
    or video recording, whether including sound recording or not, and covers any type of device used for
    these purposes.
  • An applicant who is found to be ineligible at any stage of the competition will not be further considered.
    Provision of inaccurate, untrue or misleading information will lead to disqualification from the
    competition, withdrawal of employment offer or dismissal.
  • A candidate who does not attend for interview when and where required by the City Council, or who
    does not, when requested, furnish such evidence as the City Council requires in regard to any matter
    relevant to their candidature, will have no further claim to consideration.
  • The City Council will not be responsible for any expenses candidates may incur in connection with their
    candidature

CLOSING DATE

All applications must be made through Dublin City Council’s official Digital Recruitment Platform.

For any queries please contact hrqueries@dublincity.ie
Applications must be submitted before Midnight on Friday, 6
of May 2022

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