REAL ESTATE MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST
Positions in this job family are involved in professional level work related to the management, inspection, appraisal, soil conservation, pollution abatement, and the leasing and selling of agriculture and commercial acreage under the jurisdiction of the Commissioners of the Land Office (CLO).
The functions within this job family will vary by level, but may include the following:
The Real Estate Management Specialist job family consists of four levels which are distinguished by the complexity of assignments, required technical expertise, and the responsibility assigned for independent decision making required at various levels to perform the duties assigned.
LEVEL I: Code: F31A Salary Band: I
This is the basic level of the job family where employees perform assigned duties in a training status, under immediate supervision, to build their skills in the management of the surface acres under the jurisdiction of the Commissioners of the Land Office. These employees will be learning proper inspection procedures to ensure compliance with the terms of the lease of surface acres, conservation practices which include the proper techniques of soil tillage, livestock grazing, and appropriate environmental and pollution standards for trust lands, and will receive on-the-job training and assistance with appraisals of various types concerning trust lands.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities required at this level include knowledge of soil types and basic land management practices; of appropriate laws, rules and regulations pertaining to land management and soil conservation; of general business practices that will assist in the management of farm and ranch land; and of public relations. Ability is required to follow instructions; to establish and maintain effective working relationships; to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; to interpret complex material; and analyze situations and adopt appropriate courses of action.
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a bachelor’s degree in agriculture, business, finance or a closely related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience, substituting one year of experience in land management or soil conservation, or as a farm extension agent, farm or ranch manager, range management specialist or agricultural loan officer for each year of the required education.
LEVEL II: Code: F31B Salary Band: J
This is the career level of the job family where employees are assigned duties and responsibilities at the full performance level and perform a wide range of tasks involving inspection of trust land to ensure compliance with CLO lease and state law, proper tillage methods of the surface, and proper grazing levels of livestock to prevent overgrazing by meeting appropriate soil and water conservation guidelines. Inspection duties also include insuring compliance with appropriate environmental and pollution standards affecting a variety of users of the surface land tracts. Will provide guidance and training to Level I incumbents.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities required at this level include those identified in Level I plus knowledge of advanced land management practices; of soil and water conservation; of appropriate environmental and pollution standards; and of the principles, practices and techniques of property appraisal.
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of those identified in Level I plus one additional year of qualifying professional experience in land, range or farm/ranch management.
LEVEL III: Code: F31C Salary Band: L
This is the leadership level of this job family where employees are assigned responsibilities involving the supervision, planning, coordination or assignment of work in carrying out conservation, management and appraisal duties related to the use of school trust lands.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities required at this level include those identified in Level II plus knowledge of supervisory principles and practices..
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of those identified in Level II plus two additional years of qualifying experience in range or farm/ranch management.
LEVEL IV: Code: F31D Salary Band: M
At this level, employees are assigned responsibilities involving the planning, development and implementation of assigned programs related to the use of school trust lands, such as commercial/industrial ground leasing or soil conservation. Responsibilities may also include acting as liaison between the Land Office, the U.S. Soil Conservation Service and contractors hired to do conservation work; assisting the Director, Surface Lease Division, in determining budgetary requirements; preparing feasibility studies; performing market analysis; and coordinating leasing activities.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities required at this level include those identified in Level II plus knowledge of income and property appraisals, land development and zoning processes, commercial/industrial space leasing; of option purchasing and real estate trading practices; of reclamation principles and techniques; of real estate law, contracts and finances as they relate to income producing property and commercial space leasing; of income tax laws on real estate, joint and venture participation. Ability is required to negotiate sales and market real estate; to gather technical data; and to develop comprehensive plans to assist in the development of specialized programs of soil and water conservation, crop enhancement and pollution abatement.
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of those identified in Level III plus one additional year of qualifying experience.
Some positions may require that applicants be a licensed or certified appraiser or obtain a license or certification within a period of time designated by the Appointing Authority.