Opening Date/Time: Fri. 07/07/17 12:00 AM Pacific Time
Closing Date/Time: Sun. 07/23/17 11:59 PM Pacific Time
Salary: $4,623.00 – $6,062.00 Monthly
Job Type: Full Time – Permanent
Location: Spokane County – Spokane, Washington
Department: Dept. of Fish and Wildlife


The Department of Fish and Wildlife has some of the most talented people in the natural resource field. We celebrate and value diversity, appreciating that a workforce composed of those from different backgrounds and experiences creates an inclusive environment, strengthens positive relationships with the local community, and brings new perspectives and approaches to fulfilling the agency’s mission.

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is dedicated to protecting native fish and wildlife, and providing sustainable fishing, hunting, and wildlife, viewing opportunities for millions of residents and visitors. Working throughout the state, WDFW’s employees: field biologists, enforcement officers, land stewards, lab technicians, customer service representatives and others – manage hundreds of fish and wildlife species, maintain nearly a million acres of public wildlife lands, provide opportunities for recreational and commercial fishing, wildlife viewing and hunting, protect and restore habitat and enforce laws that protect fish and wildlife resources. Find out more about us and the important work we are a part of at

Property and Acquisition Specialist 5
The Department of Fish and Wildlife is recruiting to fill one full time, permanent, Property and Acquisition Specialist 5 position located in the Eastern Region 1, headquartered at. 2315 North Discovery Place, Spokane Valley, WA 99216-1566. However, there may be an opportunity for the duty station to be located at another eastern Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife Regional Office.

In support of the WDFW mission, this position coordinates real estate services and activities for a geographic region, providing technical assistance to regional personnel and supervises two (2) Lands Agents providing real property management for other eastside regions.

  • Evaluate and respond to requests for real property use from all Region Programs;
  • Serve as point of contact to coordinate region’s Lands 20/20 land acquisition process; ensure consistent adherence to timelines and application requirements;
  • Conduct conservation easement site inspections and monitoring on regular intervals for region properties as determined in coordination with Olympia Real Estate Services staff;
  • Review and provide timely response (approval or denial) to requests for permits, rights of entry and agreements allowing temporary use of department lands;
  • Receive, review and coordinate with Olympia staff in processing requests for long term use of department property such as leases, easements, or other documents;
  • Coordinate with Olympia staff in determining priority transactions and funding sources;
  • Serve as Project Manager for assigned transactions;
  • Negotiate real estate transactions (acquisitions, etc.)  with other entities as a representative of the agency;
  • Assist Olympia staff in conducting due diligence such as title reviews, drafting appraisal scopes of work, preparing draft documents and/or tracking progress on meeting timelines while utilizing project management skills;
  • May represent the department to external parties such as county elected officials and local governments, tribes, federal and state agencies and conservation organizations related to real property transactions to develop an understanding of and support for department actions and positions;
  • Supervises, mentors, and trains two PAS 4’s serving as Lands Agents in two eastern Washington regions;
  • Coordinates with Olympia Real Estate Services staff to ensure consistent application of procedures and timely issue resolution.
Positions typically require a Bachelor’s degree involving major study in business or public administration, real estate, economics, accounting, or related field AND three years of experience in public property management, real property appraising, property negotiations, and/or selling, leasing or buying real estate
One year of experience as a Property and Acquisition Specialist 4.

Valid Washington State Driver’s License.

Preferred/Desired Qualifications:

  • Ability to read and interpret maps, surveys and legal descriptions
  • Project management experience demonstrating ability to effectively prioritize multiple issues/tasks
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Knowledge of appraisal processes and requirements
  • Knowledge of title research and escrow procedures
  • Knowledge of grant application procedures and funding restrictions
  • Ability to utilize critical thinking skills and problem solve
  • Ability to supervise the work of subordinate personnel
  • Computer proficiency in MS Office suite of software
  • Proven ability to clearly communicate with management, the Legislature, regulatory bodies, and employees.
 Supplemental Information:
Working Conditions
Work Setting, including hazards: In the office ~75% of time at meetings conducting general management and coordination activities or in the office reviewing or creating documents, writing memos, responding to email, answering phone inquiries.  In the field ~25%, occasionally in rough weather conditions, traveling throughout the region or participating in evening meetings.
Schedule (i.e., hours and days): Standard 8am to 5pm work day
Travel Requirements: Periods of overnight travel may be required and work hours may exceed the standard 8am to 5pm work day.
Tools and Equipment: Computer and related equipment.
Customer Interactions: Attending meetings, responding to phone calls, emails and other correspondence.

How to Apply:
To apply for this position you MUST complete your profile at and attach the following to your profile before completing the online application:

  • A cover letter describing how you meet the qualifications of this position (generic cover letter will not be accepted)
  • A current resume (please make it succinct)
  • Three professional references (personal references do not count as professional)

Please note:  Failure to follow the above application instructions will lead to disqualification.  E-mailed documents will not be accepted in lieu of attaching your documents to the online profile.

Upon submission of your online application, you will immediately receive a confirming e-mail.  You will then be notified via e-mail of your status during the process.  In addition to the e-mail notifications, you can check the status of your application at any time by visiting your online profile at  Due to the high volume of applications that we receive, we ask your understanding and encourage you to use the online process and avoid calling for information.

The Department of Fish and Wildlife is an equal opportunity employer.  We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation and gender identity diversity.  Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, disabled and Vietnam era veterans and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply.  Persons needing accommodation in the application process or this announcement in an alternative format may call (360) 902-2276 or the Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) at (800) 833-6388.