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Date:  Nov 19, 2022
Req ID:  22794

Little Rock, AR, US, 72201

Anticipated Starting Salary:  40,339.94

Position Number: 22095641
County: Pulaski
Posting End Date: 10/07/2022

Anticipated Starting Salary: 40,339.94


The mission of the Department of Labor and Licensing is to protect the health, safety and welfare of the general public and the wage earners of Arkansas through the administration, enforcement and provision of services related to licensing, permitting, code enforcement, and employment as authorized by Arkansas law.


Division Specific Information:  The mission of the Real Estate Commission is to protect the public interest through the examination, licensing and regulation of real estate brokers, salespersons, and educators and through administration of the Arkansas Timeshare Law. Employees of AREC may not hold an active real estate license during their employment.  All new, promoted or transferred employees are subject to a 6-month probationary period.


Position Specific Information: The AREC Investigator investigates complaints against brokers, salespersons, educators, and unlicensed persons performing brokerage activities. The Investigator responds to licensee and consumer inquiries regarding compliance with license law and Commission rules. The Investigator prepares a variety of cases for administrative formal hearing or consent. The Investigator also performs real estate office reviews.


Preferred Qualifications:   Real estate-related work experience is strongly preferred. Previous inspection/investigation experience is strongly preferred. Experience in consumer protection or consumer services preferred. Experience in auditing, financial examining, or accounting is preferred.  Excellent writing skills, communication (verbal and written) skills, strong report writing skills, leadership skills, and organizational abilities are a must. Knowledge of real estate a plus.


Position Information

Class Code: X091C

Grade: GS07


Salary Range: $40.340 - $58,493


The AREC Senior Real Estate Investigator is responsible for the resolution of complaints pertaining to alleged violations of the Arkansas License Law and the Time-Share Law and Regulations by licensed Arkansas real estate brokers and salespersons. The position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.


Investigates complaints to determine whether or not a violation of Real Estate License Law, Time-Share Law, and/or Commission regulations has occurred. Conducts interviews with witnesses and licensees, reviews real estate transaction files and records, and examines and evaluates contracts, trust accounts, and bank statements as part of the complaint investigation process. Prepares written reports of investigations, including findings and recommendations, and presents the reports to the supervisor. Assists the Chief Investigator and/or the Assistant Attorney General in preparation and presentation of complaint and applicant cases at administrative hearings. Responds to inquiries concerning the License Law and Regulations and real estate practices and procedures from real estate licensees, state officials, media contacts, and the general public. Performs other duties as assigned.



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of the Real Estate License Law, Commission regulations, and state laws and procedures as they apply to the Real Estate Commission. Knowledge of the principles and practices of accounting and real estate. Knowledge of procedures and techniques used to prepare verbal and written reports, testimony, and responses to inquiries. Knowledge of computer functions and applications. Ability to interpret Real Estate License Law, Commission regulations, and state laws and regulations. Ability to interpret and apply accounting and real estate practices and procedures. Ability to conduct interviews, compile and analyze information, and prepare reports. Ability to prepare written and verbal responses to members of the public, real estate licensees, media contacts, and state officials and to prepare and present testimony.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in business administration, public administration, or real estate related field; plus two years of experience in a real estate related field. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.




Please complete the application entirely, including work history and references. A resume should accompany the state application but will not be substituted for any part of the application.


The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Little Rock