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:
• Inspects and evaluates trust lands to ensure lessee’s compliance with Commission rules, regulations, policies and pertinent state laws.
• Ensures compliance with proper tillage methods, soil and water conservation methods, proper ratio of livestock for pasture and grazing purposes and appropriate environmental and pollution standards.
• Performs appraisal of trust land for the purposes of lease, sale, commercial, easement, condemnations or appraisals of other conveyances of interest.
• Develops comprehensive soil conservation programs to prevent soil erosion and damage and long range programs to enhance the production potential of trust surface acres; makes detailed surveys needed for the design of agricultural engineering projects and prepares feasibility studies on tracts of land requiring extensive conservation work or land use changes because of oil or gas pollution or other environmental changes.
• Plans and implements a comprehensive commercial/industrial surface leasing program; analyzes proposals from prospective tenants for the lease or sale of land including analyzing financial statements for accuracy, cash flow projections for feasibility of lease or sale, and determination of risk liability of proposed ventures for the Commission.
• Responsible for the operations of the Geographic Information system which is a component of a specialized data processing program for the division to assist in determining soil content of tracts to enhance production, to prevent overgrazing of leased tracts, and to assist in soil and water conservation projects and pollution abatement.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES
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.
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.
Those identified in Level II.
Those identified in Level III.
LEVEL V: Those identified in Level IV plus knowledge of supervisory principles and practices; 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.
The Real Estate Management Specialist job family consists of five 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 : 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.
At this level of the job family employees are assigned duties and responsibilities 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. May provide guidance and training to Level I incumbents.
This is the career level, which builds on the experience and duties of Level II. Employees at this level are assigned additional responsibility for appraisals of school trust lands, soil conservation, and land management. LEVEL IV: This is the specialist level of this job family where employees may be assigned responsibilities involving supervision of field staff and the supervision, planning, coordination or assignment of work in carrying out conservation, management and appraisal duties related to the use of school trust lands.
LEVEL V: At this leadership level employees will be assigned responsibilities involving supervision of field staff and 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, Real Estate Management Division, in determining budgetary requirements; preparing feasibility studies; performing market analysis; acting as a supervisory appraiser; and coordinating leasing activities.
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a bachelor’s degree in agriculture, business, finance or a closely related field plus two years experience in land management or soil conservation, or as a farm extension agent, farm or ranch manager, range management specialist or agricultural loan officer, or a masters degree in agriculture, business, finance or a closely related field.
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of those identified in Level I plus one additional year of qualifying experience in land, range or farm/ranch management, and certification as a trainee appraiser.
LEVEL III: Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of those identified in Level II plus one additional year of qualifying experience in land, range or farm/ranch management and two years of qualifying in-house experience as an auctioneer, or 75 hours of approved classwork and two years of experience as a land management/soil conservation specialist.
LEVEL IV: Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of those identified in Level III plus two additional years of qualifying experience in land, range or farm/ranch management and four additional years of qualifying in-house auctioneering experience or four additional years of experience as a land management/soil conservation specialist, or a Certified General Appraiser’s license.
LEVEL V: Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of those identified in Level IV plus one additional year of qualifying experience in land, range or farm/ranch management plus a Certified General Appraiser’s license and six additional years of qualifying in-house auctioneering experience, or six additional years experience as a land management/soil conservation specialist.
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.
CLASS: F31A; EST: 8/20/2007; REV: 7/2/2012 7:45:00 AM;
CLASS: F31B; EST: 8/20/2007; REV: 7/2/2012 7:45:00 AM;
CLASS: F31C; EST: 8/20/2007; REV: 7/2/2012 7:45:00 AM;
CLASS: F31D; EST: 8/20/2007; REV: 7/2/2012 7:45:00 AM;