PROPERTY AND ACQUISITION SPECIALIST 6
PROPERTY ACQUISITION SUPERVISOR
WDFW Wildlife Program - Lands Division
PLEASE NOTE: This job is posted continuously and will remain
open until a selection is made. Application review will be
ongoing, and therefore we encourage you to submit your application
materials as soon as possible. First review of applications will be
May 6th, 2021. The Hiring Manager reserves the right to close
the posting at any time once a selection has been made.
The Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife (WDFW) is dedicated
to preserving, protecting, and perpetuating fish, wildlife, and
ecosystems, while providing sustainable recreational and commercial
opportunities dependent on viable fish and wildlife
WDFW manages over a million acres of owned and controlled lands
including hatcheries, shellfish beds, wildlife areas and public
fishing access areas.
We are seeking an experienced Property & Acquisition Specialist
6 to provide a lead role in prioritizing and implementing
strategies and processes for the acquisition of natural resource
(Deer - Photo Credit: Eric Braaten)
With that in mind,
Picture yourself mentoring and supervising a diverse team
of real estate and grant management professionals while promoting
the conservation of Washington State.
This is an opportunity to supervise the completion of
transaction processes and due diligence for real property
acquisitions to ensure timely, accurate closings and post-closing
The optimal candidate is highly motivated, collaborative,
and can naturally establish and maintain positive working
relationships with internal staff and external stakeholders and
We are seeking a candidate with demonstrated skills
representing WDFW values of professionalism, accountability,
empathy, integrity, and respect.
- (Baker Lake Sockeye Fishing - Photo Credit: Hermes Adrada)
Our Property Acquisition Supervisor,
Provides land acquisition expertise and strategies for the Real
Estate Team. Tasks include:
- Providing a lead role in prioritizing and implementing
strategies and processes for acquisition of natural resource
- Establishing routine communications with Regions, Lands Agents
and Real Estate Services (RES) staff to coordinate and prioritize
projects and review critical timelines to ensure projects are
managed to completion.
- Directing Land Agents with landowner negotiations and assisting
with complex negotiations.
- Coordinating with RES staff to ensure expectations for task
completion are communicated, tracked, and completed to meet
- Assisting with the development and editing of documents, maps,
and PowerPoint materials for Real Estate Services Manager to
present at Fish and Wildlife Commission meetings.
- Ensuring thorough review/processing of documents for timely
real estate closings.
Supervises the completion of transaction processes and due
diligence for real property acquisitions to ensure timely, accurate
closings and post-closing file management. Tasks
- Reviewing legal descriptions and title reviews - requesting
surveys when necessary.
- Working with Property Acquisition Specialist 3 (PAS 3) to
manage process to update appraisal and/or environmental review
- Coordinating strategies and selecting contractors for
appraisals, review appraisals and environmental
- Preparing, editing, and finalizing all forms of real estate
instruments including complex purchase and sale or option
agreements, deeds, easements, or other legal documents.
- Coordinating with Property Management Supervisor to ensure
consistency with legal documents.
- Coordinating with AAG when necessary to develop and update
forms of real estate instruments necessary to acquire property
- Coordinating with RES staff to ensure timely closings for
transactions involving WDFW's land directly or through
Supervision and Mentoring. Tasks include:
- Supervising, mentoring, and training one Property Acquisition
Specialist 3 and three Property Acquisition Specialist 4's
(Eastside Land Agents).
- Monitoring and inspecting work to ensure timely completion and
performance objectives are met.
- Traveling to regions to work with Lands Agents and staying
familiar with issues.
- Developing the annual PDP's for employees.
- Managing personnel issues relating to performance or
attendance, etc. in a positive manner to ensure efficient and
effective functioning of the work unit.
- Being responsible for planning and maintaining work systems,
procedures and encouraging process improvements to enable and
encourage the optimum performance of employees and other resources
within the unit.
- Work Setting, including hazards:
- Work is performed indoors in an office environment with
occasional field visits.
Teleworking options may currently be available.
Typically, Monday - Friday - 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- Travel Requirements:
Some statewide travel is required and may require navigating on
- Customer Interactions:
- Initiate and conduct meetings, respond to phone calls and
emails in timely, professional manner with both public and private
- Bachelor's degree in business or public administration, real
estate, natural resource management, or a closely allied field
AND Four (4) years of experience in public property
management, real property appraising, property negotiations, and/or
selling, leasing, or buying real estate.
- One (1) year of experience as a Property and Acquisition
Please Note: Additional qualifying experience will
substitute, year for year, for education.
- Project management - experience demonstrating ability to
effectively prioritize multiple issues/tasks.
- Ability to utilize critical thinking skills and problem
- Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
- Knowledge of title research and escrow procedures involving
natural resource lands.
- Knowledge of appraisal processes and requirements for natural
- Ability to read and interpret maps, surveys, and legal
- Knowledge of grant application procedures.
- Ability to supervise the work of staff/personnel.
- Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office suite of
Please note: Failure to follow the instructions below may lead
In order to successfully apply for this position you MUST
complete your profile at www.careers.wa.gov and attach
the following to your profile before completing the online
- A current resume.
- A cover letter describing how you meet the qualifications of
this position (Generic cover letter will not be accepted).
- Three professional references.
All new employees must complete an Employment Eligibility
Verification Form (I-9 Form) on their first day of work. If hired
for this or any position at WDFW, you will be required to provide
documentation proving you are eligible to work in the United
States. For a list of acceptable documents, please use the
following link: https://www.uscis.gov/i-9-central/form-i-9-acceptable-documents
The Department of Fish and Wildlife's priority during the
Covid-19 health crisis is to keep our staff, candidates, and the
public safe. We are hiring and encourage you to apply to open
positions. We have transitioned to a virtual recruitment
process, to include web-based interviews.
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The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has some of the
most talented people in the natural resource field. We
celebrate and value diversity, appreciating that a workforce
composed of those from different backgrounds and experiences
creates an inclusive environment, strengthens positive
relationships with the local community, and brings new perspectives
and approaches to fulfilling the agency's mission. We value
demonstrated skill in living WDFW values of professionalism,
accountability, empathy, integrity, service, and respect.
WDFW employees may be eligible for the following:
Medical/Dental/Vision for employee & dependent(s), Public
Employees Retirement System (PERS), Vacation, Sick, and
other Leave, 11 Paid Holidays per year, Public Service Loan
Forgiveness, Tuition Waiver, Long Term Disability & Life
Insurance, Deferred Compensation Programs, Dependent Care
Assistance Program (DCAP), Flexible Spending Arrangement
(FSA), Employee Assistance Program, Commute Trip Reduction
Incentives (Download PDF reader), Combined Fund Drive,
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- Email a copy of your DD214 (Member 4 copy), NGB 22 or USDVA
signed verification of service letter
- Subject line should include recruitment number, position and
Vet (for example: #10155 Biologist 1 - Veteran)
- Include your name as it appears on your application in
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As part of WDFW's efforts to advance respectful and inclusive
work environments, the Agency expects inclusivity as part of our
professional interactions and communications. Therefore, we
want to ensure that all individuals feel welcome, are treated
fairly and respectfully. All staff are empowered to fully
contribute to serving their work unit, Agency, and the citizens of
The Department of Fish and Wildlife is an equal opportunity
employer. We strive to create a working environment that
includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation
and gender identity diversity. All qualified applicants will
receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual
orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran
status and are encouraged to apply.
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This recruitment is essential to maintain operations and fulfill
WDFW's legal obligations: critical information internal/external
necessary to performing essential functions, activities associated
with maintaining assets, functions directly related to survival of
ESA listed species. Or functions that are legally required or
treaty obligated for ESA species.
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Safety Protocol including the use of face masks).
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