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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 09/09/21

Applications Due09/23/21

Vacancy ID91023

AgencyTransportation, Department of

TitleReal Estate Specialist 1/Real Estate Specialist Trainee 1

Occupational CategoryAdministrative or General Management

Salary GradeNS

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

Salary RangeFrom $38934 to $49821 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 1%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8 AM

To 4 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? Yes

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Broome

Street Address NYS Department of Transportation, Office of Right of Way

44 Hawley Street

City Binghamton


Zip Code13901

Minimum Qualifications 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.

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. In addition to participating in the formal training program, the incumbent will perform supervised beginning-level professional work. Work performed will be 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 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.

The duties of this position will be discussed in detail during the interview process; however, a Real Estate Specialist 1 works in the Regional Right of Way Office under the direction of a Real Estate Specialist 2. Duties may include determining the value of property to be appropriated for public use, the management of State property, and/or negotiating financial settlements with property owners. This includes preparing reports of physical inspection, writing appraisals, negotiating claims, helping to relocate residences and businesses, sign control, and other related work.

The duties of this position may require considerable travel and field work. 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.

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

Additional Comments 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

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

Name Jesse Farmer



Email Address


Street NYS Department of Transportation, Personnel Bureau

50 Wolf Road

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12232


Notes on ApplyingQualified candidates should submit a letter of interest and current resume no later than September 23rd, 2021.

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