Relocation Specialist

State of Wisconsin - Department of Transportation

Looking to switch careers in the Real Estate field? If so, this may be the job for you! The Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation System Development, Bureau of Technical Services is currently recruiting to fill a Relocation Specialist (Real Estate Specialist – Entry or Senior). This position may be headquartered in the following cities: Madison, Eau Claire, Green Bay, Wisconsin Rapids, Rhinelander and Waukesha.

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 is in the Bureau of Technical Services – Relocation, Appraisal and Property Management Section, which carries out a variety of tasks ranging from routine to complex tasks in the discipline of real estate relocation. The complex and sensitive nature of most assignments requires acquiring specialized knowledge of relocation practices. The scope and complexity of work performed for eminent domain carries with it a high level of responsibility and accountability requiring sound judgment and extreme skill in decision-making. Work assignments are performed in tandem with the statewide relocation program coordinator under general supervision.

The primary responsibility of this position is to provide professional relocation services to property owners who are affected by transportation projects. Assignments include routine up to complex relocations with the majority of the work being a mix of residential, commercial and non-profit uses. Relocation services are performed on increasingly complex projects at this level.

Salary Information

The entry level position is in pay schedule 07-04 and the senior level is in pay schedule 07-03. Starting salary for the entry level is between $45,760 and $55,120, the starting salary for the senior level is between $53,040 and $64,480 depending on qualifications plus excellent benefits.

Pay for internal candidates is determined per the compensation plan. A 12-month probationary period is required.

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.


A minimally qualified applicant will have experience and/or training, as applicable, in all of the following:

  • Experience working in customer service including using problem solving skills to resolve customer issues
  • Experience handling multiple projects and/or tasks in a work environment
  • Experience in record keeping (i.e. establishing and following filing procedures, tracking/logging data, etc.)
  • Experience working with computer programs (i.e. databases, spreadsheets, word processing software, etc.

A well qualified applicant will have:

  • Experience working in real estate (could include property management, appraisal, real estate sales, title work research, real estate education, eminent domain real estate, survey, utility real estate, ability to understand legal descriptions and plat maps)

Qualified applicants at the Senior level will have:

  • Experience with eminent domain.

How To Apply

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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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