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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/29/24

Applications Due03/15/24

Vacancy ID152662

NY HELPNo

AgencyTransportation, Department of

TitleReal Estate Specialist 1/Trainee 1/Trainee 2

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade18

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $47925 to $80248 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 10%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5

Workday

From 8 AM

To 4 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Jefferson

Street Address 317 Washington Street

City Watertown

StateNY

Zip Code13601

Minimum Qualifications This title is part of the New York Hiring for Emergency Limited Placement Statewide Program (NY HELPS).*

To be considered for appointment through NY Helps, or 55 b/c, candidates must meet the open-competitive minimum qualifications for this position.

For a Real Estate Specialist Trainee 1: A bachelor's or higher degree.

For a Real Estate Specialist Trainee 2: A bachelor’s degree and one year of professional experience in real estate work, including the performance of at least two of the following: inspection and appraisal of real property, legal research related to the sale of real property, title search, survey work in a responsible position determining property lines, and appraisal negotiations or related work with a public acquisition agency. A Juris Doctor, master's or higher degree in a related field can substitute for one year of specialized experience.

For a Real Estate Specialist 1: A bachelor's degree and two years of professional experience in real estate work, including the performance of at least two of the following: inspection and appraisal of real property, legal research related to the sale of real property, title search, survey work in a responsible position determining property lines, and appraisal negotiations or related work with a public acquisition agency. A Juris Doctor, master's or higher degree in a related field can substitute for one year of specialized experience.

Candidates may also be qualified for permanent competitive appointment if reachable from the appropriate Civil Service eligible list or eligible for reassignment or transfer in accordance with Civil Service Law.

Duties Description Candidates eligible for appointment to a Real Estate Specialist 1 position may be appointed to a two-year traineeship. If appointed to the traineeship, the appointed candidate will participate in a formal training program that will consist of classroom instruction, the completion of lesson plans, and on-the-job training activities as it relates to the NYS Eminent Domain Procedure law and the Federal Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act. In addition to participating in the formal training program, the incumbent will perform supervised beginning-level professional work under close and continuous supervision in a variety of appraisal, property management, and property acquisition activities. The trainees in the title begin as a Real Estate Specialist Trainee 1, equivalent to a salary grade 13. After successful completion of one year as a Real Estate Specialist Trainee 1, the appointed candidate will advance to a Real Estate Specialist Trainee 2, equivalent to a salary grade 14. After one year of satisfactory service as a Real Estate Specialist Trainee 2, and completion of the two-year traineeship, the appointed candidate will advance to the journey level Real Estate Specialist 1, salary grade 18.

A Real Estate Specialist 1 works in a Regional Right of Way office under the direction of a Real Estate Specialist 2. Duties involve determining the value of property to be appropriated for public use, managing and disposing of State property, and negotiating financial settlements with property owners. This includes preparing reports of physical inspection, writing appraisals, negotiating claims, relocating residential and commercial occupants, administering outdoor advertising control regulations and other related work. The duties of this position may require considerable travel and field work within the regional area and occasional travel to other parts of New York State. At the time of appointment and continuously thereafter, possession of a valid license to operate a motor vehicle in New York State is required or the ability to meet the travel requirements of the position must otherwise be demonstrated.

Additional Comments *For the duration of the NY HELPS Program, this title may be filled via a non-competitive appointment, which means no examination is required but all candidates must meet the minimum qualifications of the title for which they apply. At this time, agencies may recruit and hire employees by making temporary appointments. In May 2024, if a temporary NY HELPS employee is satisfactorily performing in the position, the appointment will be changed from temporary pending Civil Service Commission Action to permanent non-competitive and the official probationary period will begin.

At a future date (within one year of permanent appointment), it is expected employees hired under NY HELPS will have their non-competitive employment status converted to competitive status, without having to compete in an examination. Employees will then be afforded with all of the same rights and privileges of competitive class employees of New York State. While serving permanently in a NY HELPS title, employees may take part in any promotion examination for which they are qualified.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Name April Amo, Acting ASD/HRS1

Telephone

Fax

Email Address R7-HR-Postings@dot.ny.gov

Address

Street 317 Washington Street, 9th Floor

City Watertown

State NY

Zip Code 13601

 

Notes on ApplyingQualified candidates should submit a letter of interest and a current resume, titled by last name, with the Notice Number R7-24-10 and last name in the subject line and referenced in the letter of interest no later than 03/15/2024.

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