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Reference # : 17-04877 Title : Realty Technician 4
Location : Portland, OR
Position Type : Contract
Experience Level : 10 Years Start Date / End Date : 11/27/2017 / 12/01/2018  
Description
NOTE: See supplemental position information document for additional information regarding specific requirement for the advertised position
SCA Crosswalk: Paralegal / Legal Assistant III

Summary: This position generally involves office work but can require field work to support Realty Specialists within their respective regional offices. This position can involve overnight travel, which can be up to 50% out of town and 50% office, throughout the BPA service area of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Western Montana, Northern Nevada, Northern California and Western Wyoming.

Typical Tasks may include but are not limited to:
? Process Land Use Applications by using the Realty Technical Services Prelim checklist to assign a case number, set up case in BPA?s Land Information System (LIS), conduct preliminary research, gather the applicable maps, prepare the Land Use Review Request (LURR) and prepare and transmit case file.
(Level 3 and 4 technician handle more difficult or complex cases involving running out legal descriptions; multiple transmission lines, substation areas, disposals, etc.)
? Assist in the completion, verification of legal description accuracy, consistency and format/clerical accuracy for a variety of land documents prepared by Realty Specialists.
? Provides support to Realty Specialist in obtaining Permission to Enter Property (PEP) for all project related activities.
? Draft land management, legal, and other conveyance documents assuring legal description and format/clerical accuracy for the Realty Specialist to review and approve.?
? Performs field work supporting the Field Realty Specialists in conducting land management activities including but not limited to: inspecting proposed uses of BPA?s rights-of-way (ROW), monitoring approved uses of BPA?s ROW to ensure that they are in compliance with the LUA or other agreements, and collecting field data in support of property valuation studies
? Performs field work supporting the Field Realty Specialists in conducting acquisition activities including but not limited to: inspecting properties in association with acquisition activities, delivering documents for signature by the landowner, crop damage inspection; documenting the certification of inspection and possession and collecting field data in support of property valuation studies.
? Maintain a ?Methods of Access? book for use by BPA staff to identify routes to access BPA transmission lines and facilities and update plan and profile drawings.
? Other duties as assigned by the Realty Field Services Team Lead or Supervisory Realty Specialist.

Skills:
? Verbal/written communication skills, multi-tasking, customer service skills and interpersonal skills (Required)
? Ability to work independently and manage one?s time (Required)
? Ability to keep information organized and confidential (Required)
? Previous experience with computer applications, such as Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint (Required)
? Advanced knowledge of real estate principles, precedent cases and the technicalities of government real property procedures, rules and regulations (Required)

Typical Work Activities may include any of the following:
? Performing Administrative Activities ? Performing day-to-day administrative tasks such as maintaining information files and processing paperwork.
? Getting Information ? Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
? Documenting/Recording Information ? Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
? Interacting With Computers ? Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to set up functions, enter data, or process information.
? Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards ? Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.
? Performing for or Working Directly with the Public ? Performing for people or dealing directly with the public. This includes serving customers and receiving clients or guests.
? Communicating with Persons Outside Organization ? Communicating with people outside the organization, representing the organization to customers and other external sources. This information can be exchanged in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail.
? Processing Information ? Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.
? Communicating with Management, Peers, or Co-workers - Providing information to management, co-workers, and peers by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
? Analyzing Data or Information ? Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.
? Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge ? Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.

Knowledge ? The specific position may require any or all of the following:
? Customer and Personal Service ? Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
? Administration and Management ? Knowledge of business and management principles involved in resource allocation, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
? Building and Construction ? Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.
? Computers and Electronics ? Knowledge of electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
? Clerical ? Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
? Law and Government ? Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
? English Language ? Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

Skills ? The specific position may require any or all of the following:
? Active Listening ? Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate.
? Reading Comprehension ? Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
? Time Management ? Managing one's own time and the time of others.
? Active Learning ? Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
? Social Perceptiveness ? Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
? Critical Thinking ? Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
? Service Orientation ? Actively looking for ways to help people.
? Speaking ? Talking to others to convey information effectively.
? Coordination ? Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

Abilities ? The specific position may require any or all of the following:
? Deductive Reasoning ? The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
? Inductive Reasoning ? The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions
? Oral/Written Comprehension ? Ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken/written words and sentences.
? Oral/Written Expression ? Ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking/writing so others will understand.
? Information Ordering ? The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
? Problem Sensitivity ? The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

Education, Experience, Job Training:
? High School Diploma or GED (Required). Associate?s degree is preferred.
? 7+ years experience (Required)
? Course work or experience related to Real Estate principles, practices, precedent cases, and comprehension of the technicalities of government real property procedures, rules and regulations. (Required)

Work Styles:
? Integrity ? Job requires being honest and ethical.
? Attention to Detail ? Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
? Dependability ? Position requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
? Self Control ? Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
? Stress Tolerance/Self Control ? Job requires accepting criticism, maintaining composure and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
? Independence ? Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.
? Cooperation ? Position requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
? Analytical Thinking ? Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
? Adaptability/Flexibility ? Position requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
? Initiative ? Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges

SCA Crosswalk: Paralegal / Legal Assistant III