Real Estate Investigator (1801-08-SES)
Job Vacancy Announcement
Investigate violations of The Real Estate License Act, Commission Rules, RSC and Timeshare Acts, Chapter 1102, Texas Occupation Code (relating to inspectors). Work involves complex investigative work.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university. Experience can substitute for education on a year for year basis.
- Minimum three years work experience as an investigator or in a related field, which included analysis and report writing as an essential function of the position or substantial and relevant real estate experience
- Valid driver’s license (Must maintain license and acceptable driving record throughout employment.)
- Knowledge of general real estate industry practices
- Knowledge of and skill in investigative principles, techniques, and best practices
- Effective grammar, spelling, punctuation, and editing skills
- Skill in operating a personal computer with Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat
- Skill working effectively with others and developing positive working relationships
- Interview and interrogation skills; experience with evidentiary procedures
- Ability to effectively investigate complaints of administrative law violations
- Ability to interpret and apply laws, rules, and regulations
- Ability to evaluate findings and prepare reports
- Ability to travel to interviews, hearings, and court proceedings (25% travel possible)
- Ability to testify in hearings and court proceedings
- Ability to plan, organize, and work independently with minimal supervision
- Ability to work effectively with other employees and the general public
- Ability to interview and communicate effectively by phone and in person with complainants, respondents, and witnesses
- Five years of experience as an investigator or in a related field, which includes analysis and report writing for a governmental entity, state of Texas highly preferred
- Real estate experience and/or current Texas real estate license (License must be placed on inactive status while employed with the agency.)
- Knowledge of general legal practices/procedures
- Conduct investigations of complaints and file well-written, grammatically correct, and
- comprehensive investigative reports, which may include documented evidence
- Interview witnesses and parties to the complaint in person and by phone
- Maintain and manage a caseload of pending investigations
- Testify at administrative hearings and assist staff attorneys in preparation for hearings
- Acquaint the general public, license holders, attorneys, and others with provisions of The Real
- Estate License Act, Commission’s Rules, and agency policies and procedures
- File and research documents at city, county, and state offices
- Perform other duties as assigned
Applicants granted an interview, will need to provide three references, a writing sample of 10 pages or less (it can be an excerpt), and any college transcripts at the time of interview.
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.
Submit a complete (no blanks) State of Texas Employment Application along with a cover letter, resume, and DD-214 or DD-1300 (if applicable) to: email@example.com or 512-936-3547 (fax). Applications may be submitted via WorkInTexas; however, the additional documents must be submitted to Human Resources prior to being considered for an interview.
Applications will not be considered until all required documentation is received by TREC/TALCB.
Military Crosswalk Information: http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_InspectorsandInvestigators.pdf
Human Resources 512-936-3604