Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Consumer Protection Real Estate Examiner

Recruitment #220126-6734AR-001

Introduction



Are you looking for an exciting opportunity with the State of Connecticut? If so, we are looking for you to join our team! Read below & apply today!

The State of Connecticut, Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) Commissioner and the Investigations Division are currently recruiting for a Real Estate Examiner to provide aid in the regulation of Real Estate and regulations. The position is full time, 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday located at 450 Columbus Boulevard in Hartford, CT.

At DCP, our mission is to ensure a fair and equitable marketplace, and promote safe products and services for Connecticut consumers.

DUTIES INCLUDE:
  • Review of applicants for real estate agent, brokers, and teams to ensure such applicant meets the requirements for that category of licensure or certification as established in chapter 392 of the Connecticut General Statutes and sections, inclusive of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies
  • Be responsible for the processing and approval of all applications and renewals
  • Assisting with all other applications administered by the Department
  • Performs related duties as required
What We Can Offer You: Competitive salary, excellent State benefits package including health/dental insurance, generous paid time off, retirement plan options, and a culture that encourages work-life balance.

Selection Plan

All state employees shall follow Executive Order 13G (as amended by Executive Order 14C).

To Apply:
  • In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on this job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.
  • The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
  • In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.

Important Next Step Information for After You Apply:
  • Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board on a daily basis to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process.
  • This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the question's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders on a daily basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam.
  • 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, resume, transcripts, diplomas, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.
  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
  • Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.
Connect With Us:
Due to the large volume of applications received, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account. If you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment please contact Michelle Gara at Michelle.Gara@ct.gov and reference the recruitment number.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Department of Consumer Protection, 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

  1. 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.
  2. A Master's degree in a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Possession of a Connecticut Real Estate Salesperson License
  • Work experience as a licensed Real Estate salesperson
  • 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

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
  2. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.

Conclusion

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.







The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.