Real Estate Specialist

  • Full-Time
  • Anywhere
  • Application deadline: 2021-08-03

Department of Transportation

The Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation System Development, Bureau of Technical Services is currently recruiting to fill a Real Estate Specialist located in Madison, WI.

WisDOT is a great place to work! We offer amazing benefits such as a casual office atmosphere, flexible work schedules, ample vacation time, excellent health benefits, and an exceptional employee assistance program that offers a variety of programs and tools to help promote an employee’s wellness and health.

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is an organization dedicated to creating transportation solutions through innovation and exceptional service. We are committed to fostering an environment rooted in Integrity, Diversity, Excellence, and Accountability. The WisDOT IDEA continues to drive us forward in our mission to provide leadership in the development and operation of a safe and efficient transportation system. We operate with integrity as we build trust and confidence in all our relationships through honesty, commitment, and the courage to do what is right in all of our efforts. We strive for diversity in creating an environment, including all people and opinions, which cultivates opportunities to bring varied perspectives to the work being done and decisions being made. We believe in leading by excellence by providing quality products and services that exceed our customers’ expectations by being professional and the best in all we do. We are committed to maintaining accountability, both individually and collectively, for the impact of our actions on resources, the people we serve, and each other.

Position Summary

This position has oversight responsibilities to represent and provide guidance to the DTSD Regional Real Estate offices in the areas of statewide real estate program quality assurance, program and policy, and real estate project/parcel acquisition encumbrances and expenditures.

This position performs duties and tasks that are of substantial variety, complexity and sensitivity and requires the ability to gain a thorough knowledge of all aspects of the Real Estate Program along with Federal and State laws, rules and regulations. This position serves as liaison between the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the WisDOT Real Estate Section. This position analyzes, evaluates and interprets information that has significant agency consequences. This facilitator regularly exercises independent judgment and discretion in the performance of such duties.

Salary Information

This position is in schedule-range 07-03 with an annual salary of $53,040 and $64,480, plus excellent benefits. A twelve month probationary period is required. Pay for current state employees will be set in accordance with the Wisconsin State Compensation Plan.

Job Details

WisDOT does not sponsor work visas. Any appointment made will be contingent on the applicant being able to prove valid status to work in the United States.

Prior to any appointments for position(s) filled from this announcement, candidates may be subject to a comprehensive criminal background check which may include FBI fingerprinting.

Certain positions within this Department may allow remote/work from home flexibility for a portion of their work schedule, depending on the needs of the position and the work unit. This topic and any remote work flexibility that may be available will be discussed in more detail in the interview process. For positions that do allow remote work flexibility, although residency in the State of WI is not required for permanent positions, it is not anticipated that working outside of WI or bordering cities will be allowed as positions may at times need to report to office locations in WI on short notice.


  • Experience working in a real estate customer service-related area using problem solving skills to resolve customer issues
  • Experience working with computer programs (i.e. databases, spreadsheets, word processing software, etc.)
  • Experience in record keeping (i.e. establishing and following filing procedures, tracking/logging data, etc.)
  • Experience handling multiple real estate related projects and/or tasks in a work environment
  • In addition to having all the above, well qualified applicants will have experience with the following:
  • Experience in WisDOT Real Estate processes and procedures (Program Manual development, WisDOT acquisition payments/expenditures and contracting)

How To Apply

Apply online! To apply, click “Apply for Job” to start the application process. Then, you will access your existing account or to create a new account if you don’t have an account. Once you are logged in, click “Apply for Job.” Follow the steps outlined in the application process and submit your application.

Your letter of qualifications and resume are very important parts of your application and are used during our evaluation process to determine your qualifications as they relate to the job. For instructions on developing your resume and letter of qualifications and what should be included in these materials, click here.

Permanent classified state employees who are eligible for consideration (transfer, voluntary demotion, or reinstatement) should complete the application process as described above by the stated deadline.

Submitted materials will be evaluated by a panel of job experts and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Questions can be directed to Sonam Lhanze at 608-264-7230 or

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