New job Real Estate Bureau Chief - 00060 in Montana | 2021

Real Estate Bureau Chief - 00060

Company : State of Montana
Salary : $43.20 an hour

Full Description

Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation's mission is to help ensure that Montana's land and water resources provide benefits for present and future generations.

The DNRC believes employees are their most important asset. The DNRC empowers employees to exercise professional judgment in carrying out their duties. Employees are provided with the training and tools necessary to achieve the mission. Both team effort and individual employee expertise are supported and sustained.

Job Purpose:

This position will work closely with the Trust Land Division Administrator in order to oversee, advocate for, and defend the management of the state's trust lands to ensure all legal responsibilities are fulfilled and Department goals are met. This includes the development of policy and strategic implementation of plans across the state. The incumbent proposes law and rule changes as needed to complement the planned direction of real estate management programs. He or She develops and delivers legislative hearing testimony, fiscal notes and position papers, and develops legislative requests for FTE and funding authorizations to support all real estate management programs. This position serves as the primary expert on Trust Land surface management issues before the public, the state Land Board, and the Trust Beneficiaries.


Strategic Policy Formulation:

  • Develops strategic plans for accomplishing broad Department goals; plans the future direction of the real estate management function, including specific goals, standards and guidelines; establishes and assigns statewide objectives to field offices for the real estate management functions; manages the personnel and budget of the Bureau; resolves diverse and contentious issues related to the real estate management functions; provides testimony to Land Board on contentious land management proposals; evaluates the Bureau’s function for effectiveness and efficiency; and serves as a public spokesperson for the Real Estate function.
  • Represents the Department in diverse, complex, and highly contentious negotiations that have a profound impact on the Department’s ability to fulfill its mission, as related to Bureau management function.
  • Resolves management disputes and contentious issues between the Department and interest groups or customers.

Program and Budget implementation and Monitoring:

  • Writes the goals and objectives for the Trust Land Management annual work plans, using applicable rules and laws, personal insights, recommendations and suggestions from field personnel, Bureau staff, other agency personnel and interested publics.
  • Represents the Department in seeking Land Board approval for all proposed Real Estate Bureaus by proposing, explaining and defending projects, many of which are controversial and subject to intense scrutiny and criticism from the Land Board, public, interest groups and customers.
  • Critically evaluates and signs contracts and associated amendments.
  • Evaluates program effectiveness.
  • Conducts public information activities including speaking at public meetings, media contacts, and conferences and training sessions.
  • Reallocates FTE and spending authority among various Bureau and field office budget responsibility centers to correspond with experienced or planned changes in assigned workloads.

Personnel Management:

  • Organize, staff, and define the duties and responsibilities of individual positions in the Bureau to make best possible use of current personnel to accomplishing current and future program goals and objectives.
  • Must use good personnel management and supervisory skills and knowledge of the individual strengths and weaknesses of employees.
  • Enhances the potential of everyone to accomplish program objectives through regular performance appraisals, training plans and awards for special achievements.
  • Recruits, screens, interviews, and recommends for hire personnel whose knowledge, abilities and motivation are complementary to future program direction.
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What are some benefits that you can expect from working at DNRC?

Paid Vacation, Sick Leave and Holidays
Health Coverage
Retirement Plans
Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) – Employment with the State of Montana may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness under the PSLF.


The DNRC may include the following factors in determining whether an applicant meets the qualifications of a position vacancy by: State of MT application form, cover letter, current resume, educational requirements, structured interview, a performance test, job-related reference checks, job-related work experience, job-related past and current performance.

Approximately 20% travel time with occasional overnight travel.

Application materials required for this position are: Completed State of Montana Application, resume, and a cover letter. Ensure that your cover letter answers the following two questions:


  • Describe your experience and management/leadership philosophy in working with complex teams to solve problems and build relationships.
  • Describe your experience with implementing new programs or work processes. Provide details of how you successfully implemented a new program in your previous management experience.

HELPFUL HINT: You must check the “relevant document” box to ensure your attachments are uploading correctly to the specific application.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • This position requires knowledge of the theories, concepts, principles and practices of a wide variety of real estate and natural resource management disciplines and the professional substance of the various Department programs. The required theories, concepts, principles and methods of management include budgeting, personnel management, organizational systems design, and land management, real estate and environmental laws, rules, regulations, policies and management standards.
  • The applicant must be skilled in developing strategy and directing activities in several programs to achieve the mandated agency mission and be skilled at technical writing and budget preparation/management.
  • Incumbent must also find unique solutions to resource issues arising from major policy decisions to satisfy conflicting interests.
  • Knowledge of the legislative process especially as related to state government budget preparation and the executive planning process is required.
  • The position also requires comprehensive knowledge and understanding of SABHRS and other budgetary reporting processes unique to state government and skill in communicating with the public on current and past issues of mutual concern and interest for the purpose of diffusing controversy, working out solutions to difficult problems, and extending existing and accepted practices, rules, laws and policies.
  • Effective and accurate communication with individuals and group settings is required.
  • The applicant must be skilled at presenting technical information in a comprehensible format to audiences with a limited technical background and be able to focus and direct the efforts of both professional and technical personnel working on concurrent projects in a cooperative environment.
  • The ability to put the knowledge and expertise in budgeting, personnel management, public relations, organizational structure, communications and planning into effective and efficient practice is required.

Education and Experience: A bachelor’s degree in a field of business and real estate related degrees with 5-8 years of related management experience to include progressively responsible supervisory or management experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

SPECIAL INFORMATION: Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States. A valid driver's license is required with less than 12 conviction points in the most recent completed 36 months.

ELIGIBILITY TO WORK: In accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act, the person selected must produce within three days of hire documents that show authorization to work in the United States. Examples of such documentation include a birth certificate or Social Security card along with a driver’s license or other picture I.D., or a U.S. passport, or a "green card".

Applicant Pool Statement: If another department vacancy occurs in this job title within six months, the same applicant pool may be used for the selection.
Training Assignment: This agency may use a training assignment. Employees in training assignments may be paid below the base pay established by the agency pay rules. Conditions of the training assignment will be stated in writing at the time of hire.

Job: Project/Program Management
Salary: $ 43.20 - 43.20 Hourly
Benefits Package Eligibility: Health Insurance, Paid Leave & Holidays, Retirement Plan

Number of Openings: 1
Employee Status: Regular
Schedule: Full-Time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 20 % of the Time

Primary Location: Helena

Agency: Department of Natural Resources & Conservation
Union: 000 - None
Bargaining Unit: 000 - None

Posting Date: Mar 19, 2021, 10:02:51 AM
Closing Date (based on your computer's timezone): Apr 17, 2021, 12:59:00 AM
Required Application Materials: Cover Letter, Resume

Contact Name: Jennifer Downing | Contact Email: | Contact Phone: 1-406-444-2013

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