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Valuation Officers

Descriptions & Duties

  • Valuation Officers appraise and estimate the value of goods, including land and the buildings on the land usually before they are sold, mortgaged, taxed, insured, or developed. They inspect items or property to evaluate condition, size and construction. They also prepare reports that estimate value, and outlining the estimation factors and methods used.

Generic Competencies

Physical Abilities

Physical abilities

  • Physical strength
  • Eye hand coordination / precision / dexterity


Importance:1 (Max:5) 

Skill is rarely required


Technology Skills

Technology skills

  • Computer literacy
  • Application of technology


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Cognitive Abilities

Cognitive abilities

  • Creativity
  • Visualisation
  • Logical thinking


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Comprehension And Expression

Comprehension and expression skills

  • Reading comprehension
  • Oral / written expression


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Social Skills

Social skills

  • Communication
  • Negotiation
  • Persuasion


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Organisation And Execution Skills

Organisation and execution skills

  • Planning
  • Organising
  • Judgement
  • Decision making


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Problem Solving Skills

Problem solving skills

  • Ability to solve simple and complex problems effectively and efficiently


Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time


Management Skills

Management skills

  • Leadership
  • Management of finance / time / people / other resources


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Trade Specific Competencies

Analytical skills for valuation and estimation

Valuation Officers work on many different sources of data to value an item or a property. As a result, they must be able to research and analyse all the collected data before they can estimating the most appropriate value and producing the final written report.

Math skills

When analysing real estate data, such as calculating square footage of land and building space, Valuation Officers require workers to have good math skills.

General Requirements

Academic qualification

  • A higher diploma or an associate degree in real estate/ estate management/ surveying/ finance or relevant discipline, or equivalent

Professional qualification

  • Professional qualification in general practice surveying gained from a recognised professional body, e.g. The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (HKIS)/ Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is preferable


  • 3 years' relevant working experience

Career Path & Salary

Private Sector

Monthly Salary $10,000-$30,000

Monthly Salary $20,000-$40,000

Monthly Salary $20,000-$50,000

Monthly Salary $30,000-$70,000

Government Sector

Monthly Salary Training Pay Scale Point 4-6

Monthly Salary Master Pay Scale Point 9-22

Monthly Salary Master Pay Scale Point 23-29

Monthly Salary Master Pay Scale Point 30-37

*For more details on Civil Service Pay Scales, please visit website of the Civil Service Bureau.

Work Environment

  • Valuation Officers typically work in offices and they work regular office hours .


  • Computers with valuation database

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