The mission of the State of Connecticut, Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) is to ensure a fair and equitable marketplace, and promote safe products and services for Connecticut consumers.
The DCP Commissioner and Occupation and Professional Licensing Division are currently recruiting for a Real Estate Examiner to provide aid in the regulation of Real Estate Appraisal laws and regulations. The office is located at 450 Columbus Boulevard in Hartford, CT.
The position is full time, 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday.
- Review of applicants for appraiser licensure or certification for State certified general appraiser, State certified residential appraiser, and State provisional appraiser to ensure such applicant meets the requirements for that category of licensure or certification as established in chapter 400g of the Connecticut General Statutes and sections 20-504-1 to 20-504-12, inclusive, of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies.
- Reviewing written appraisal reports, appraisal review reports or appraisal consulting reports by ensuring that the report is in compliance with the current Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).
- Reviewing school course’s to ensure that, at a minimum, complies with the specifications for course content established by the Appraisal Qualifications Board (AQB).
- Inspecting appraised property and related reports of licensee’s to determine if such is in accordance with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) for the property type.
- Conducting audits of persons certified or provisionally licensed in accordance with chapter 400g of the Connecticut General Statutes regarding continuing education requirement.
- Compile and transmit a roster of such certified appraisers, along with the registry fees paid, to the appropriate federal regulatory entity established by the Appraisal Subcommittee of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council pursuant to Title XI of FIRREA.
- Writes investigative reports; testifies at hearings and in court; provides information and technical assistance to appraisers, and the general public; speaks before groups and the media as assigned. Works with and attends the Real Estate Appraisal Commission. In addition, this position will provide support to regulate and oversee appraisal management companies (AMCs) and report to the Appraisal Subcommittee of its findings when needed.
This position is classified. Open to the public.
Note: At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: a cover letter, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.
Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position.
State employees currently holding the above title or those who have previously attained permanent status in this class may apply for a lateral transfer.
All applicants must include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their application.
Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Raisa Capellan at Raisa.Capellan@ct.gov.
PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Consumer Protection, Trade Practices Division, this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in the licensure, examination and investigation of real estate agencies, corporations, brokers and salespersons to ensure compliance with State laws and regulations.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Examines records and operating procedures of real estate agencies, brokers and salespersons for compliance with State laws and regulations; checks licenses, examines listing contracts and sales contracts; audits escrow accounts; examines applications for licensure for compliance with State laws and regulations; reviews exam scores and educational courses; investigates complaints; interviews complainants, brokers and other individuals to obtain information; writes reports; conducts informal hearings; testifies at hearings and in court; provides information and technical assistance to real estate people and the general public; speaks before groups and the media as assigned; may be responsible for special assignments, including real property securities dealers, real estate syndicate securities, collection of bad checks, apartment listing services, supervision of the issuance of licenses and the collection of fees, examination and inspection of schools offering real estate courses and licensure of land sales; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of real estate practices, including appraisal, brokerage, sales, purchases, rentals, leasing, mortgaging and real estate and syndication securities; considerable knowledge of relevant state laws and regulations; knowledge of examination and investigation methods and techniques; oral and written communication skills; interpersonal skills; ability to utilize computer software.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Six (6) years of experience in real estate brokerage, sales, appraisals or in regulatory work of the real estate industry.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
A Master's degree in a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
- Possession of a Connecticut Real Estate Appraisal License;
- Five (5) years of work experience with appraisal review;
- Work experience performing investigations;
- Work experience expressing ideas in writing and in group situations;
- Work experience following a course of action and making decisions on policies and regulations.
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.
AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.