DESCRIPTION OF WORK:
1. Reviews applications for right-of-way licenses involving State Game Lands, Commission administrative lands, and/or Commission assets, and recommends approval or denial of those applications based on application completeness, alternatives analyses, compliance with regulations, State Game Lands Comprehensive Management Plans, professional judgment, recommendations from regional and headquarters staff, and other relevant criteria.
2. Prepares licenses, other agreements, or special use permits; amendments, assignments or terminations thereof; and associated correspondence, exhibits and reports in accordance with Commission regulations, policy, procedures, and program guidance in support of the ROW Program.
3. Calculates, negotiates, and establishes fees and damages, and coordinates and reconciles mitigation requirements where necessary and in accordance with Commission regulations, policy, procedures, and program guidance while implementing the duties outlined above.
4. Coordinates with Fiscal Management Division staff to ensure payments received while implementing the duties outlined above are properly applied and deposited, and that recurring payments are properly established for future invoicing.
5. Assists the ROW Administrator with processing of other payments received by the ROW Program, and with resolving delinquent accounts as directed.
6. Conducts land title research to determine surface and sub-surface ownership rights, reservations, easements and other entitlements of the Commission throughout the Commonwealth, as well as those of other entities as they relate to State Game Lands or Commission administrative lands. Said research may include the review and assessment of documents or records at County Tax Assessment Offices, Recorder of Deeds Offices, Register of Wills or Orphan’s Courts, Prothonotary’s Offices, State Archives, County and Township road dockets, land title abstracts and other information sources as necessary.
7. Prepares written summaries, including supporting exhibits, figures and/or attachments, of land title research completed in response to a specific inquiry by Commission staff or other entities, and distributes and/or files said summaries as directed by the ROW Administrator.
8. Populates, updates, revises and otherwise maintains ROW Program files (both physical and digital), spreadsheets, and databases in accordance with established program procedures and guidance while implementing the duties outlined above.
9. Populates, updates, revises and otherwise maintains Commission geographic information system (GIS) feature classes managed by the ROW Program in accordance with established program procedures and guidance while implementing the duties outlined above.
10. Consults and coordinates with other Commission programs and staff, while adhering to established chain of command, as necessary to ensure that the Commission’s and our stakeholders’ interests are protected and/or advanced throughout the implementation of the duties outlined above.
11. Attends, participates, and represents the Commission at meetings, and provides testimony and/or oral presentations to the public and other government officials as necessary in support of the ROW Program.
12. Travels independently by vehicle statewide to remote destinations, and traverses rugged terrain to review, assess, measure, collect and/or record information on existing or proposed facilities or uses to support and improve the final product(s) of those duties outlined above.
13. Performs other related work as directed by the ROW Administrator or the Real Estate Division Chief.
1. Reads and interprets real estate contracts, deed descriptions, survey plats, engineering drawings, subdivision plans and other legal instruments affecting the ownership and management of real property.
2. Maintains competency in basic accounting principles.
3. Uses a personal computer for extended periods of time.
4. Maintains proficiency with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook and PowerPoint) and with Esri ArcGIS Pro and related GIS software.
5. Expresses ideas clearly and concisely both orally and in writing.
6. Travels, occasionally on overnight status, throughout Pennsylvania.
7. Traverses uneven terrain in adverse weather conditions.
8. Works independently with minimal supervision.
9. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with both internal and external clients.
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, TRAINING & ELIGIBILITY:
Qualifications:•Must meet PA residency requirement – For more information on ways to meet PA residency requirements, follow the link and click on Residency
•Minimum Experience and Training Requirements – One year as a Real Estate Technician; OR two years of experience in technical real estate work and an Associate’s Degree; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledges, skills, and abilities.
•Necessary Special Requirement – Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator’s license as issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
•Based on your answers to the supplemental application questions regarding education, you may be instructed to upload a copy of your college transcripts to your application. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.
•Must be able to perform essential job functions