Real Estate Specialist – Entry or Senior

State of Wisconsin - Department of Transportation

Do you have real estate experience and looking for a change in career? The Department of Transportation (WisDOT), Division of Transportation Systems Development (DTSD), Northwest Region is looking to hire a Real Estate Specialist at the Entry or Senior level. This position can be headquartered at either the Region’s Eau Claire office (718 W. Clairemont Avenue) or the Superior office (1701 N. 4th Street).

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.In addition to these amazing benefits, we strive for inclusivity and celebrate different religious holidays and cultural observances, and provide flexibility for utilizing paid time off for such celebrations.

Position Summary

This professional Real Estate position in the Technical Service Section of DTSD Regional Offices performs a wide variety of real estate related tasks including property appraisals, right-of-way acquisition for highway improvement projects and assisting in property management activities. This position provides great opportunities to learn and grow in your career.

This position is primarily responsible for carrying out property appraisal, acquisition of property and property rights necessary for transportation improvement projects and negotiation activities on assignments with a low to moderate level of complexity. Assigned duties provide the individual with broader experience while accomplishing program objectives. Routine tasks in other areas within the real estate function, including project management, property management and relocation assistance, may also be assigned.

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

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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