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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 21-627
Application Due By 12/17/2021
Title Real Estate Specialist 1; including Trainee 1 and Trainee 2 level
Location: City
DEC Region Division/Bureau
Region 4
Lands and Forests
$45,617 - $76,387 Effective 04/2020
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)
  • Collect, acquire, review, and reconcile assessment of real property data;
  • prepare and develop requests for proposals and review appraisals of real estate and real property interest;
  • prepare appraisals of real property for small projects;
  • perform ownership and real estate title research which may include the contracting out of title research;
  • administer contracts for appraisal work;
  • inspect and evaluate real estate to be acquired as well as comparable sales;
  • assist in the disposition of state-owned real estate and negotiate with private owners concerning the State's acquisition of real estate and real property interests, including surplus structures.
    This could include the physical inspection and identification of encumbrances and encroachment issues on potential acquisitions. Inspect and evaluate conservation easements. Prepare written reports, deed descriptions, maps and other communications using Microsoft Office and ESRI Arc GIS Mapping software. Assist real property staff in survey and other field work as requested. May supervise lower-level staff, interns, or volunteers.
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

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): A Bachelor's Degree
Additional Comments Must have a 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, overtime, and overnight travel may be required. Weekends and holidays may be required. Must be able to lift and move objects up to 35 pounds.
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 include 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.