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holy cow
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Note the beginning salary.

 

Real Estate Commission is seeking an individual to investigate complaints related to real estate laws and regulations.  

We’re looking for candidates with the following Qualifications:

  • At least two years of experience in the sale, lease, transfer, and financing of real property.
  • At least three years in law enforcement, investigating, fact finding or enforcing state or federal laws and regulations.
  • Ability to work independently and perform work from your home office.
  • Education in communications, psychology, social work, public or business administration, criminal justice or law may be substituted for experience as determined relevant by the agency.

Essential Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Understanding of documents used in real estate transactions.
  • Knowledge of modern practice and techniques used in investigations.
  • Experience providing testimony in administrative or civil cases preferred.
  • Knowledge of the statutes and regulations governing real estate transactions and the activities of real estate salespersons and brokers, preferred but not required.

Key Job Responsibilities:

  • Investigate complaints of alleged violations of Real Estate Commission statutes and regulations by identifying, contacting and interviewing potential witnesses, gathering and organizing evidence, and preparing written reports from the information obtained in the investigation.
  • Testify as the Commissioner's expert on disciplinary matters at administrative hearings.
  • Respond to inquiries from consumers and licensees related to statutes and regulations.
  • Provide training on investigative methodology and other topics to other compliance staff, licensees and the public related statutes and regulations.
  • Present case summaries at the Commission's Investigative Team meetings and respond to questions regarding the investigation from Investigative Team members.
  • Enter information into the complaint tracking database.
  • Provide oral and written reports to identify trends in investigations.
  • Traveling to attend required staff meetings and training.

Starting Pay:  $18.00/hr. Salary can vary depending upon education, experience, or qualifications.  This is a full-time position with benefits.

 
Posted : July 21, 2021 8:10 am
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Hmmm, specialized law enforcement experience, knowledge of complex statutes, and ability to serve as an expert witness...

Did they mistakenly move the decimal point one place to the left?

 
Posted : July 21, 2021 8:23 am
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Seems like they are describing a hand picked candidate they already know that is a retired FBI or similar.

My $0.02

Hire a firm that can provide an independent audit.  Otherwise it's a public opinion sham process.

 
Posted : July 21, 2021 8:29 am

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thebionicman
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I've done this for a PE/LS Board. It's a great job but not even twice that money covers it...

 
Posted : July 21, 2021 8:42 am
Bill93
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The professional licensing newsletter I used to get had most of the real estate section full of violations for not reconciling the escrow trust accounts before going home. Even stuff that became available at 4:59 pm had to be updated.

 
Posted : July 21, 2021 8:49 am
Bruce Small
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Oh, wow, $18 an hour and benefits. Just what I've been looking for. Are they completely mad or just out of touch with reality?

 
Posted : July 21, 2021 11:45 am
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timd1971
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Is that rate about 20 years ago?  No wonder all these people just stay home collecting unemployment or work at Burger King $15 hour.

 
Posted : July 21, 2021 2:50 pm
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@timd1971

I've posted this before, but it's pretty insane to look at this graph and realize that with technology advancements land surveying has probably seen double or triple the productivity gains that the average trendline shows:

Why are prospective workers hard to find and current workers are more likely to jump ship when better pay comes along? It ain't rocket science...

 
Posted : July 21, 2021 3:13 pm
Andy Bruner
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Complete highjack of the post but I haven't been able to post a photo separately.  This is a picture of a tractor that I thought you might like.  It's at a winery in North Georgia that we visited last week.

Andy

 

 
Posted : July 21, 2021 4:11 pm
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holy cow
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@andy-bruner 

Nice looking tractor, but, that's too much mower for the available horsepower unless one only uses it to mow large lawn areas that would take a riding mower forever to get around.  Put that into a field of sargo/sudangrass/whatever and you'd have to put it in reverse more than First Gear.  We had several neighbors back sixty years ago  with similar A-C tractors.  We never had one.

 
Posted : July 21, 2021 5:32 pm
holy cow
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It's not just the surveying business that is having trouble finding employees.  I was chatting with an attorney this morning who was complaining about not being able to find young lawyers to join his well-established firm.  I can remember when there five lawyers working where there are now two.  He mentioned a nearby city that had gone from 13 down to three today.  They are working very long hours to help the community.  The one I was meeting with has more money than he can ever spend and is willing to take time to train young ones.  The problem is he has trained dozens of them of the decades and all but one have either moved on to metropolitan areas or are now judges.

 
Posted : July 21, 2021 5:37 pm
James Vianna
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The local walmart regional distribution center is advertising for warehouse workers.

$26.75/hr + $3000 sign on bonus.

 

 
Posted : July 21, 2021 6:37 pm

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Posted by: @holy-cow

I was chatting with an attorney this morning who was complaining about not being able to find young lawyers to join his well-established firm.

That's interesting. I was looking hard at going to law school about ~5 years ago. Back then, and even as recently as 2019 the media (and plenty of respectable legal blogs) were talking about "too many law school graduates" and "the market is flooded with lawyers". The general consensus was: don't go to law school unless you are going to be a top tier graduate at a top tier school with some top tier connections, because otherwise there's a decent chance you'll wind up pushing paper at a mediocre job that might not even be a law firm, for far too little money to pay off your JD. It painted a pretty dire picture for potential law school students.

 

Posted by: @holy-cow

The one I was meeting with has more money than he can ever spend and is willing to take time to train young ones.

Would be nice to see some surveyors with both those attributes. Or at the very least, firms willing to implement mentorship programs and dedicate time for it.

Rather than that, my firm has been discussing recording video interviews with senior staff, stuff like "The Lost Art of Surveying" - as if it's a mythical language on the brink of extinction rather than a combination of education, skills and experience that simply needs to be carefully transferred through face-to-face, dedicated contact between generations.

It's basically "how can we spend the least amount of money possible to pretend like we're doing a good thing for the profession?"

 
Posted : July 22, 2021 6:43 am
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@rover83 

How about a YouTube channel, lock comments, and please share all you can, good bad,ugly,and funny.

We the newer up and coming are being screwed by crusty old codger boards and lack of transfer of the best of the old integrated into the new technology etc.

Please do this. I'll help anyway I can.

Please.

 
Posted : July 22, 2021 7:25 am
thebionicman
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@jitterboogie 

Most Boards I am familiar with are seasoned professionals giving it their all (for 75 or 100 bucks a DAY). They are generally backed up by underpaid staff working 2 or 3 positions above classification. Salaried staff averages over 60 hours a week for pay 30% under market.

In the current environment most Boards are being stripped of authority and budget. Some are already advisory only and others are heading that way.

So I'd be interested to know how those crusty old codger Boards are screwing the up and coming. Our Board members spend days preparing for meetings witb zero compensation, most of it finding valid pathways for applicants.

 
Posted : July 22, 2021 8:23 am
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