Hi, we got a new job opening for Shoreline, WA in State of Washington Dept. of Transportation
Company : State of Washington Dept. of Transportation
Location : 9d8dadbba7290b4b
position : Shoreline, WA
Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is the steward of an integrated, multimodal transportation system that helps to ensure that 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.
WSDOT is eager to hire multiple real estate professionals to support WSDOT’s Northwest Region (NWR) Real Estate Services office as Title Examiner & Reviewer. The primary focus of this position is to conduct file reviews and title examinations for property rights that need to be acquired for highway construction projects. This position plays a critical role in support of WSDOT’s mission by ensuring property rights acquired under the threat of eminent domain comply with Federal Regulations, state law, and WSDOT policies and procedures.
What to Expect
Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, the Title Examiner & Reviewer will:
Perform detailed review of title reports and underlying documents and analyze complex legal descriptions and historical documents.
Analyze, prepare, review, and finalize legal descriptions, real property deeds, easements, agreements, permits, and exhibits.
Collaborate with acquisition agents to acquire necessary information and documentation to finalize conveyance documents and additional documents for title clearing as needed.
Collaborate with region reviewers, acquisition agents, and other internal and external partners to resolve issues.
Update Real Estate Services databases with appropriate property acquisition information and upload and transmit final transmittal files to ECM for archiving.
Conduct extensive research and compile real property and right of way related documents using all government and private resources available to provide recommendations.
Review and finalize notice of Final Action to property owner and newspaper publications notices prepared by acquisition agent.
Support engineering staff in development of right of way plans and exhibit maps and instruct on procedures for acquiring rights needed.
Provide training and instruction for other NW RES staff and consultants
To be considered for this opportunity, the following are required:
Bachelors degree in any discipline and three (3) years of experience in real estate transactions (sales, acquisition, property management, appraisal, title, escrow, underwriting), OR
Associate degree in any discipline and five (5) years of experience as a title examiner, title officer, escrow officer or LPO, loan coordinator or loan underwriter, OR
Seven (7) years of experience as a title examiner, title officer, escrow officer or LPO, loan coordinator or loan underwriter, OR
One (1) year of experience as a Property Acquisition Specialist 4 Title Examiner
In addition to:
Proficient with computer software including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Teams) FileMaker ro, Adobe, SharePoint.
It is preferred that qualified candidates also have:
Current driver’s license
Bachelors degree in business or public administration, real estate, economics, accounting, or related field.
Prior work experience with a state or government agency
Prior work experience with right of way
Experience applying the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Act, Revised Code of Washington (RCW), and Washington Administrative Code (WAC) relating to acquisition and condemnation of real property and property rights, title examination guidelines and procedures, and the WSDOT Right of Way Manual
This recruitment may also be used to fill additional positions per business needs.
This position works 100% remotely.
By issuance of proclamation, the Governor of Washington State mandates that all employees who work for executive cabinet agencies (which includes the Department of Transportation) must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This is a condition of employment with WSDOT. Exemption may be granted for religious or medical purposes, however, accommodations will be subject to approval based on the essential functions required of the position.
The salary listed includes the legislative approved 5% salary premium for positions in King County. An additional general wage increase of 3.25% will be applied for all state employees on July 1, 2022.
The recruiting efforts for this position may be extended beyond the displayed closing date for as long and until a sufficient candidate pool has been established. However, the first review of applications will be conducted on XXXX. The Appointing Authority reserves the right to make a hiring decision at any time thereafter. It is to your benefit to submit your application as soon as possible.
WSDOT does not use the E-Verify system. For more information, please visit www.uscis.gov
Work-Life Balance – We are committed to ensure that our staff experience the reward of public service, while also sustaining a routine that suits each individuals’ lifestyle. As such, there are a number of flexible schedule options available to staff, including occasional telework for eligible positions.
Paid Leave – In addition to 11 paid holidays, full-time employees earn a minimum 14 paid vacation days per year!
Plan For Your Future – WSDOT offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes a variety of healthcare options, and free dental coverage! Employees also have their choice of state retirement programs, and much more. Go to State Benefits for more information.
Tuition Assistance – Our 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.
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. In order 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 details your qualifications, and indicates why you believe you are a viable candidate for this role.
Contact information to be included in the “References” section of the online application for a minimum three (3) individuals who can attest to your work performance, technical skills, knowledge base, and job-related competencies.
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 in order 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.
For inquiries about this posting, you may contact the assigned Recruiter,
Eric Saniatan, at SaniatE@wsdot.wa.gov. Please be sure to reference
22DOT-NWR-13169m in the subject line.
Persons with disabilities needing assistance in the application process, or those needing this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the listed Recruiter.