Real Estate Specialist 1 - NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation

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Real Estate Specialist 1

Applications are being accepted from current state employees, those eligible for reinstatement based on prior permanent competitive service, and candidates on an eligible list for the position. Candidates on the eligible list for the position MUST include the list title and score received in a cover letter.

Real Estate Specialist 1
Category of
Posting Specific Information
Control Number 18-442
Application Due By 08/24/2018
Title Real Estate Specialist 1; including Trainee 1 and Trainee 2 level
Location: City
DEC Region Division/Bureau
Central Office
Lands and Forests

$42,986 - $71,980 Effective 04/2018
18/13/14 Salary and appointment level dependent upon qualifications of candidate

Work Hours Days
Work Days Mon. - Fri.
Employment Type Permanent Budgeted Item
Appointment Type Permanent
Jurisdictional Class Competitive
Bargaining Unit/MC PS&T 05 (PEF)

The trainee will be required to complete Real Estate appraisal classes. These classes may be weeklong, and require extended overnight travel, and must be completed successfully. Annual or biannual continuing education is required.

Appraisal work in Central Office consists primarily of reviewing consultant appraisals. This includes participation in site visits with the consultant appraisers, with some overnight travel, sometimes working directly with regional staff on field visits.

The trainees will learn to write appraisal reviews, prepare and submit a Real Property Declaration (RPD); maintain the Real Property Bureau's Land Records Management System; use and maintain the Real Property Bureau's GIS land layers; and maintain the Real Property Bureau's Land Acquisition Database Tracking System which tracts a land acquisition project from the GA 56 to closing.

The trainee must learn the full DEC land acquisition process, including the preparation of GA-56, prepare and process land acquisition contracts, bid consultant appraisals and abstracts, and process purchase orders, and all Fiscal Management Information System (FMIS) transactions; conduct land records research at various County Clerk's Offices, which include retrieving, reading and interpreting deeds, wills, mortgages, and survey maps; and read and interpret land acquisition property abstracts, which includes the plotting of deeds.

The Bureau is the State's repository for indexing all Article 49 Conservation Easements. This position will manage the Article 49 Conservation Easement indexing program which entails filing easements as they are received and issuing a unique identifying number to each easement owner.

The Trainee will learn how to file/record fixed assets with the Office of General Services. This program will become the responsibility of the RES 1 upon completion of the traineeship. They will be required to learn how to and be responsible for responding to FOIL requests for the Bureau and Interact with and hand delivery or collection of time sensitive documents from the Attorney General's (AG) office and the Office of the State Comptroller (OSC) in downtown Albany.

Minimum Qualifications

Strictly adhered to based on
Civil Service requirements

Reassignment - Currently in the title and an employee of DEC

Reinstatement Eligible - Previously held the title on a permanent competitive basis or held a title as indicated under the transfer eligible section on a permanent competitive basis.


Transfer Eligible - One year of permanent competitive service at Salary Grade 11 or higher and either:

Eligible for transfer under Section 70.4: Must meet the open competitive minimum qualifications below;
or one year of permanent competitive service in a title deemed eligible for transfer under Section 70.1

55-b/55-c Candidates must meet the open competitive minimum qualifications below and include with their resume or application, a copy of the letter from Civil Service which indicates approval for the 55-b/55-c program.

Open competitive minimum qualifications (provided for 55b/c candidates and 70.4 transfer eligible candidates only): Bachelor's or higher degree

Additional Comments Must have valid driver's license or demonstrate the ability to meet the transportation needs of the position. Must be able to negotiate difficult terrain, work in remote areas and in adverse weather conditions. Travel and overnight travel may be required.
To Apply Qualified candidates should forward a resume and/or Employment Application which clearly indicates how the minimum qualifications are meet and includes the Control Number. If you are applying for more than one posting, you must submit a separate resume or Employment Application for each control number. Send to:

Department of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway
Albany, New York 12233-5060

Fax: (518) 402-9038


Additional Notes:

If you are on an eligible list for this title, please state that information and your score in a cover letter.

State Employees: If you wish to receive an acknowledgement that your application for this posting was received by the Bureau of Personnel and then receive information on the disposition of the position, please attach two self-addressed stamped envelopes (preferably inter-office or inter-agency) to the application. If you are applying for more than one position, you must included two envelopes for each position.

Some vacancies may be anticipated and may not result in an appointment. Application for any position listed may not result in an interview.