Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 09/19/23
Applications Due: 10/04/23
Vacancy ID: 139654

Position Information

AgencyTransportation, Department of

TitleReal Estate Specialist 1 (Trainee 1/ Trainee 2)

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary GradeNS

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

Salary RangeFrom $47925 to $80248 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 50%


Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8 AM

To 4 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No


County Queens

Street Address Region 11, Right of Way

47-40 21st Street

City Long Island City


Zip Code11101

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications Minimum Qualifications: In order to be considered for permanent appointment, candidates must be reachable on the current Civil Service eligible list or be eligible for reassignment or transfer in accordance with Civil Service Law. This title may also be filled through at two-year traineeship or transfer beginning as a Real Estate Specialist Trainee 1.

Candidate(s) 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(s) will participate in a formal training program that will consist of classroom instruction, the completion of lesson plans and on-the-job training activities. In addition to participating in the formal training program, the incumbent(s) will perform beginning-level professional work under close and continuing supervision, in a variety of appraisal, property management and property acquisition activities. The trainees in this 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 I, the appointed candidate(s) 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(s) will advance to the journey level Real Estate Specialist 1 (Salary Grade 18).

Duties Description A Real Estate Specialist 1 works in a Regional Real Estate office under the direction of a Real Estate Specialist 2. Duties involve determining the values of property to be appropriated for public use, the management of such property and negotiation of a financial settlement with the owners of the property. This includes preparing reports of physical inspection, writing appraisals, negotiating claims, and helping to relocate residences, businesses, sign control and other related work. The duties of this position require considerable travel and fieldwork within New York City, and occasional travel to other parts of New York State. At the time of appointment and continuously thereafter, possession of valid license to operate a motor vehicle in New York State is required or otherwise must demonstrate the ability to meet the travel requirements of the position.

Additional Comments Responsibilities may include serving a role within the Incident Command System to support the department's response to regional and statewide emergency situations.

Salary to include an additional $3,087 location pay.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

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Contact Information

Name R11 - Personnel



Email Address


Street 47-40 21st Street

Room 840

City Long Island City

State NY

Zip Code 11101


Notes on ApplyingQualified candidates should submit a letter of interest and a current resume with Notice Number R11-23-73 in the subject and referenced in the cover letter no later than October 4, 2023, to:
NYS Dept. of Transportation – Region 11
47-40 21st Street – Room 840
Long Island City, NY 11101
Via email: