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Job Title:
Program Specialist I
Education and Examinations Division
Job Posting #
Monthly Salary:
State Classification:
Program Specialist I
Class No., Group:
1570, B17
FLSA Status:
Work Week:
Monday-Friday, 40 hours/week (Flexible work schedule / Hybrid telecommuting)
Posting Date:
Closing Date:
Until Filled
Job Summary:

The Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) and Texas Appraiser Licensing & Certification Board (TALCB) is seeking a motivated and detail-oriented professional to join our team of education program specialists.  Education program specialists oversee the review and processing of education provider and course applications related to real estate, residential inspection, and appraisal.  Work involves planning, developing, and monitoring the education program; and providing consultative and technical assistance to agency staff, local education agencies, communities, and/or governmental agencies. Works under moderate supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Minimum Education:

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in a field relevant to the assignment is generally preferred. Experience and education may be substituted for one another.

  • Minimum two years of experience reviewing, evaluating, or analyzing complex documents for compliance with rules or standards
  • Minimum two years of experience entering complex information into a database management system
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Experience using office productivity software such as Microsoft Office to create documents, spreadsheets, meetings and manage email.
  • Experience working on a Microsoft Windows based computer in a networked environment
  • Experience with basic operation of web browsers such as navigation and searching
  • Ability to accurately review and evaluate documents for completeness and acceptability based on agency statutes, rules or procedures
  • Ability to communicate professionally in person, writing, and over the phone
  • Ability to accurately input and retrieve complex information using an electronic database management system
  • Ability to work successfully in a dynamic, multi-tasking environment
  • Ability to successfully function as a team member and work effectively with team leaders, managers and co-workers
  • Ability to maintain professionalism in high-pressure situations
  • Ability to willingly accept and incorporate constructive criticism/feedback to improve performance
  • Ability to adapt successfully to change
  • Ability to consistently present a professional image to internal and external customers
  • Effective organizational skills
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in a field related to real estate, inspection, or appraisal
  • Experience developing or reviewing distance learning curriculum
  • Current or former Texas Real Estate license holder (Cannot hold an active license if employed by TREC)
  • Experience using a complex database management system
Job Duties:
  • Review and process continuing education (CE) course applications accurately and in a timely manner
  • Evaluate course applications for completeness and compliance with Agency statutes and rules regarding course subject matter, design, and delivery
  • Accurately data enter complex application information into the agency’s database management system
  • Disseminate information regarding agency laws, rules and policies related to the education program to agency stakeholders through professional verbal and written communication
  • Respond to phone and email inquiries in a thorough and timely manner
  • Maintain the agency’s system of record management to ensure prompt location and recovery of files
  • Work collaboratively with the team in support of division goals
  • Communicating professionally in person or over the phone and in writing
Additional Requirements:

Please include a cover letter detailing your experience as it relates to this position is required

Environmental & Physical Conditions:  Normal office work environment, mostly sedentary in nature. May involve walking; standing; remaining stationary for long periods of time; pulling and pushing; kneeling, stooping and bending; and safely lifting and carrying items weighing up to 30 pounds. Work involves extensive telephone usage and repetitive hand/wrist/finger motions while using the computer.



To Apply:

To apply for this position, complete an on-line application either through the TREC CAPPS External Applicant Career Section at CAPPS Careers or through Work In Texas (WIT) at

For job opening inquiries or to request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act please contact the TREC Human Resources by calling 512-936-3604.  Applications must be received by the closing date in order to be considered for this posting. TREC does not accept paper applications.

Submit a DD-214 or DD-1300 (if applicable) to: or 512-936-3547 (fax).

Applications will not be considered until all required documentation is received by TREC/TALCB.

Skills test will be conducted at the time of interview.

Military Crosswalk Information:


Human Resources at 512-936-3604