Property and Acquisition Specialist 2 - Permanent - *06158-24

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

Ephrata, Washington

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details $4,299.00 - $5,783.00 Monthly
Deadline Jul 14, 2024


Wildlife Program – Lands Division
Ephrata, Washington – Grant County

The salary listed includes the 3% pay increase that goes into effect on July 1, 2024.

This recruitment has been re-opened and will be posted until July 14, 2024 If you applied previously your application is still under consideration and you do not need to re-apply.  Application review is ongoing, submit your application materials as soon as possible. This continuous recruitment may be closed at any time.

Be a part of managing over one (1) million acres of diverse landscapes from hatcheries, shellfish beds, wildlife areas to public fishing access areas.

Assist the Lands Agent for Region 2 in real estate services, supporting both regional staff and the public with technical expertise.


Picture yourself, 

Preparing and maintaining property management functions and property files.

With your experience, 

You will assist the Lands Agent in reviewing title commitments, baselines, environmental site assessments, and drafting documents on projects.

The optimal applicants, 

Will have knowledge of title research and escrow procedures. 

We are seeking a candidate,

Who models WDFW values: Accountability, Service, Professionalism, Integrity, Respect, and Empathy (ASPIRE).



Here is what you will be doing,

Applies laws, methods, and principles covering real estate transactions for management of WDFW property: 

  • Prepares and maintains property management functions.
  • Prepares and maintains property files.
  • Performs property inspections.
  • Evaluates and responds to requests for use of WDFW lands from all Region 2 Programs.
  • Uses Lands Inventory Database System (LIS) to research inquiries related to WDFW land maps, ownership records, and fund source documents.

Applies laws, methods, and principles in issuing permits for the commercial, recreational, and scientific use of WDFW land in Region 2: 

  • Manages requests for permits allowing temporary use of department lands by consulting with regional staff and applying fee guidelines.
  • Prepares and maintains permit files.

Assists the Region 2 Lands Agent with real estate transactions within Region 2 involving acquisitions, exchanges, conversions, and/or property dispositions:

  • Negotiates real estate acquisitions as assigned.
  • Consults with other staff to determine qualities of property and property rights needed.
  • Assists in determining desirability and priority for property to be acquired. 
  • Assists Lands Agent in conducting due diligence such as reviewing title commitments, baselines, and environmental site assessments, and drafting documents on projects as assigned.



  • Work Setting, including hazards:
    • Work approximately 80% of time in an office setting conducting general property management and acquisition activities involving the review or creation of documents, responding to email or phone inquiries. Up to 20% of the office work may have the option of teleworking. 
    • Office hazards may include working under fluorescent light, repetitively entering data into computer, and looking at computer monitor for long periods of time.
  • Schedule:
    • Typically, Monday – Friday, 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.  
  • Travel Requirements:
    • Up to 20% of time may be in travel or overnight status. Travel may include going from Olympia to Okanogan County with co-workers on a monthly basis. 
  • Customer Interactions:
    • Attending meetings, responding to phone calls and emails.




  • Bachelor’s degree involving major study in business or public administration, real estate, natural resource management or closely allied field.


  • One (1) to two (2) years of professional experience in activities such as acquisition, leasing, title examination, escrow closing, negotiations, or property management.


  • One (1) year of experience as a Property and Acquisition Specialist 1

Please Note: 

  • Closely related qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-by-year basis.



In addition to those required qualifications, our ideal applicant will also have some or all of the following: 

  • Ability to read and interpret maps, surveys and legal descriptions.
  • Project management experience demonstrating the ability to effectively prioritize multiple issues/tasks.
  • Knowledge of title research and escrow procedures.
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office suite software.
  • Ability to effectively present ideas and concepts with a variety of customers.


Supplemental Information:

Please note: Failure to follow the instructions below may lead to disqualification.

Experience and education selected, listed, and detailed in the Supplemental Questions must be verifiable in the application.

In order to successfully apply for this position, you MUST complete your profile at www.careers.wa.gov 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. 
  • Three professional references. 



All new employees must complete an Employment Eligibility Verification Form (I-9 Form) on their first day of work. If hired for this or any position at WDFW, you will be required to provide documentation proving you are eligible to work in the United States. For a list of acceptable documents, please use the following link:  https://www.uscis.gov/i-9-central/form-i-9-acceptable-documents



Learn about our agency and the perks of working for WDFW!

The Washington 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. We value demonstrated skill in living WDFW values of Accountability, Service, Professionalism, Integrity, Respect, and Empathy (ASPIRE).

WDFW employees may be eligible for the following: Benefits

Medical/Dental/Vision for employee & dependent(s), Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), Vacation, Sick, and other Leave types. 

Eleven (11) Paid Holidays per year and one (1) personal holiday if the employee is scheduled to be, or has been, continuously employed by the State of Washington for at least four (4) months. 

Public Service Loan Forgiveness, Tuition Waiver, Long Term Disability & Life Insurance, Deferred Compensation Programs, Dependent Care Assistance Program (DCAP), Flexible Spending Arrangement (FSA),  and an Employee Assistance Program.


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Employer



To take advantage of veteran preference, please do the following:

  • Email a copy of your DD214 (Member 4 copy), NGB 22 or USDVA signed verification of service letter to Elizabeth.Bullard@dfw.wa.gov.
  • Subject line must include recruitment number, position, and Vet (for example: #10155 Biologist 1 – Veteran)
  • Include your name as it appears on your application in careers.wa.gov.



To take advantage of military spouse preference, please do the following:

  • Notify us of your military spouse status by email at Elizabeth.Bullard@dfw.wa.gov.  
  • Subject line must include recruitment number, position, and MS (for example: #10155 Biologist 1 – MS)
  • Include your name as it appears on your application in careers.wa.gov.


Note: Please blackout any PII (personally identifiable information) data such as social security numbers. 


As part of WDFW’s efforts to advance respectful and inclusive work environments, the Agency expects inclusivity as part of our professional interactions and communications.   Therefore, we want to ensure that all individuals feel welcome, are treated fairly and respectfully.  All staff are empowered to fully contribute to serving their work unit, Agency, and the citizens of Washington.

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 please contact Jayme Chase by phone 360-902-2278 or email Jayme.Chase@dfw.wa.gov, or the Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) at 800-833-6388.

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