Property Specialist

  • Oregon Parks and Recreation
  • Salem, OR
  • Aug 25, 2021
Full time Administrative Quality Assurance QA Other

Job Description

Title: Property Specialist

Job Number: REQ-73371

Salary: $44,376 - $68,196 per year

Deadline: 09/08/2021 at 11:59pm Pacific Time



Do you enjoy collaborating with others and managing projects? Are you knowledgeable of property-related matters? As a Property Specialist, you will play a key role in supporting the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. This role provides technical assistance, research, and analysis of property documents and solving property-related problems.


If this sounds like you, come join our leadership team as Property Specialist and support one of Oregon’s greatest resources – State Parks!


This position falls under the classification Program Analyst 1.


Required: Please submit a resume and cover letter with your application in order to be considered.

  • Include start and end dates for each employer.
  • Cover letter: Limit the cover letter to no more than two pages and clearly demonstrate how your experience and training relates to the qualities listed in the desired attributes section. Generic cover letters and/or cover letters that do not address how you meet the desired attributes will be graded as non-responsive.


Our Mission

OPRD’s mission is to provide and protect outstanding natural, scenic, cultural, historic and recreational sites for the enjoyment and education of present and future generations.


Our Operating Principles

Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) believes Operating Principles are core values that, if mutually accepted and supported by all employees, will create a connected, respectful, and trusting work environment. Our Operating Principles are: Accountability, Commitment, Empathy, Empowerment, Fun, Integrity, Respect, & Well-being.



What you will do:

As a Property Specialist (Program Analyst 1), you will be focusing on technical assistance, research, analysis, workflow, and policies and procedures. Duties will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Create, execute and manage a variety of property documents such as leases, amendments, permits, and easements.
  • Research federal and state laws, rules and policies on a variety of property issues and prepare written detailed analysis of the issue(s) including proposed course of action, consequences and recommendations.
  • Process and track lease and rental conditions such as property taxes, insurance certifications, and agreement conditions.
  • Educate and assist staff in navigating property records systems (internal and external) and work with cross agency staff to resolve discrepancies.
  • Create reports and databases and perform technical writing.
  • Coordinate with county property record holders, title companies, state and federal agencies, mapping and public and private property owners.
  • Collaborate with property staff to create, maintain, clarify, and document workflow processes and procedures.
  • Maintain forms, checklists, decision matrices, and file documentation standards related to acquisitions, dispositions, easements, encroachments, utility services, changes to Right of Way/ODOT, and special use permits.



Minimum Qualifications:

(a) A Bachelor's Degree in Business or Public Administration, Behavioral or Social Sciences, or a related field.
(b) Three (3) years of technical-level experience related to record keeping and/or documentation.


The State of Oregon is requiring all executive branch employees to complete their COVID-19 vaccination series by October 18, 2021 or six weeks after FDA approval of the vaccines, whichever is later, unless the employee receives a medical or religious exemption/accommodation. New employees must submit vaccination documentation or be approved for an exemption/accommodation by October 18, 2021 or six weeks after FDA approval, whichever is later. For more information, visit



What we are looking for (Desired Attributes):

  • Working knowledge of property-related records and transactions.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment,
  • Strong active listening skills with a focus on solutions, and team decision-making.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work as a detail-oriented self-starter with limited direct supervision.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel or similar programs.
  • Strong critical thinking, analysis and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience in promoting a culturally competent and diverse work environment.



What's in it for you:

This is a fantastic opportunity to support millions of visitors connecting with the best state park system in America. You will work with a team of supportive, talented and highly motivated professionals. And, you’ll receive a fantastic benefits packaging including:

  • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans for the employee and qualified family members
  • Paid sick leave, vacation, personal leave and 10 paid holidays per year
  • Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP).





Property Management, General-Other: Administrative-Clerical, Filing-Records Management



$44,376 - $68,196 per year

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