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Washington State Property & Acquisition Specialist 4 in Tumwater, Washington

Description About WSDOT Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is the steward of an integrated, multimodal transportation system that helps to ensure people and goods move safely and efficiently throughout the state. In addition to building, maintaining, and operating the state highway system, WSDOT operates the largest ferry system in the nation, manages the world's longest floating bridge, and recently completed the world's widest tunneling project. The Opportunity The WSDOT Real Estate Services Office is seeking an experienced and motivated individual to assist the agency's Property Management Program in a position located in Tumwater, WA. This position is responsible for completing oversight, training, and management of property management work for assigned regions, assuring that the property management work is completed efficiently and accurately. These functions are highly technical and are required by Federal and State rules to ensure transactions meets federal and state laws, regulations, and compliance. What to Expect Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, the Property & Acquisition Specialist 4 (PAS4) will: * Direct region staff on policies and procedures related to the property management program. * Review property management work generated by assigned regions. * Provide expert advice related to RCW's, WAC's, CFRs, and policy to Senior Property Management Agents, HQ Real Estate Services (RES) management, and legislative coordinators/committees. Also participate in the analysis of legislative bills and provide advice as needed. * Disseminate changes to policies and procedures regarding the property management program and provide technical and policy/procedure recommendations to office management. * Initiate, review and perform property management functions and complete transactions related to property management including title related work for leasing, disposal, inventory and turnback’s. * Initiate document reviews and consults with all relevant parties including the Attorney General's Office, FHWA and RES staff to assure state and federal policy compliance. * Inspect properties throughout the state and document the status of each property. Qualifications To be considered for this opportunity, the following are required: * Bachelor’s degree plus three (3) years of experience in property management activities on public property or for a governmental agency. OR * * Associate degree plus five (5) years of experience in real estate or a related field with a minimum of three (3) years in property management activities on public property or for a governmental agency. *OR * Seven (7) years of experience in real estate or a related field with a minimum of three (3) years in property management activities on public property or for a governmental agency. OR * * One (1) year as a PAS 3 (or equivalent) with a minimum of one (1) year of experience providing property management activities on public property or for a governmental agency. * A valid driver’s license. * The ability to obtain a Washington Notary Public * Knowledge of federal regulations (49 CFR, Part 24), the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970, as amended. * Knowledge of Revised Code of Washington (RCW) and Washington Administrative Code (WAC) relating to acquisition, condemnation, relocation, and property management of real property and property rights, title examination guidelines and procedures, and WSDOT Right of Way Manual. * Proficient use of computers and computer software (including, but not limited to Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Outlook, MS PowerPoint, FileMaker Pro, Adobe, SharePoint, ProjectWise, web, etc.) It is _preferred_ that qualified candidates also have: * Knowledge of disposal and lease requirements based on current law and WSDOT policy. * Knowledge of Real Estate and Landlord Tenant laws, including title and eminent domain. * Knowledge of Right-of-Way Engineering. * Proficient use of WSDOT applications (including but limited to SR View, Oracle, IRIS, etc.), and WSDOT and local agency websites. *Important Notes * * The salary listed for this position includes a legislative approved 7.5% premium for the PAS4. * Travel is an expectation of the position and may be required on a regular, sporadic, or as needed basis. * Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, this position will be remote in a telework capacity full-time. Once the restrictions are lifted, WSDOT supports a flexible work schedule with partial telework opportunities, depending on business needs and prior supervisor approval. *Why WSDOT * * _Work-Life Balance_ – We offer flexible work schedules that allow you time for your life outside of this excellent opportunity. * _Paid Leave_ – In addition to 10 paid holidays, full-time employees earn a minimum 14 paid vacation days per year! * _Tuition Assistance_ – Permanent employees have several options for assistance with education expenses, including tuition reimbursement programs, government discounts at participating colleges throughout the state, and eligibility for federal student loan forgiveness. * _Plan For Your Future_ – WSDOT offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes a variety of healthcare options. Employees also have their choice of state retirement programs, and much more. Go to State Benefits for more information. Check out this video to learn more: Why WSDOT? *How to Apply Applications for this recruitment will be accepted electronically. Your relevant experience may be evaluated to determine salary. Therefore, it is very important that the “Work Experience” portion of the application be completed in as much detail as possible. To be considered for this opportunity, please include the following with your online application:_ _ * An attached Resume outlining (in reverse chronological order) your experience to date. * An attached Cover Letter that further explains your qualifications and indicates why you believe you are a viable candidate for this role. * Contact details for a minimum three (3) individuals who can attest to your work performance, technical skills, and job-related competencies. This information can be entered in the “References” section of the online application; does not require an additional attachment. Please click the "APPLY" button to proceed. Note that you will be prompted to either sign in or create an account. This step is required to submit an application to this opportunity. * * WSDOT is an equal opportunity employer. We value the importance of creating an environment in which all employees can feel respected, included and empowered to bring unique ideas to the agency. Our diversity and inclusion efforts include embracing different cultures, backgrounds and viewpoints while fostering growth and advancement in the workplace. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, disabled and Vietnam era veterans, as well as people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Persons with disabilities needing assistance in the application process, or those needing this job announcement in an alternative format may *_contact the listed Recruiter._ *WSDOT does not use the E-Verify system. For more information, please visit *_www.uscis.gov__ _ Contact us For inquiries about this posting, you may contact the assigned Recruiter, Amanda Strebeck, at strebal@wsdot.wa.gov . Please be sure to reference Property & Acquisition Specialist 4 00722 in the subject line. *Salary: $61,224.00 - $82,344.00 Annually Location: Thurston County – Tumwater, WA Job Type: Full Time - Permanent Department: Dept. of Transportation Job Number: 21DOT-HQ-00722 Closing: 6/20/2021 11:59 PM Pacific Agency: State of Washington Address: View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504 Phone: View Posting for Agency Contact Website: http://www.careers.wa.gov