Are you an active and passionate professional in the real estate industry? The Oregon Real Estate Agency is seeking a dynamic and collaborative Commissioner to lead the agency in navigating the on-
going changes of the real estate market.
The Commissioner is responsible for ensuring that the mission of the Agency is met through strategic planning, legislative and administrative rule coordination, and oversight of all agency activities.
The Commissioner represents the agency to the governor, legislature, and other state / federal / local governmental institutions, professional organizations, licensees, citizen groups, the media, and the general public.
This position is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the Governor, upon confirmation by the Oregon State Senate, and must establish effective working relationships and communications with the Real Estate Board and the Office of the Governor.
About the Oregon Real Estate Agency
The Oregon Real Estate Agency was established to provide quality protection for Oregon consumers of real estate, escrow and land development services, balanced with a professional environment conducive to a healthy real estate market.
The agency is responsible for the licensing and continuing education; and the enforcement of Oregon's real estate laws applicable to brokers, property managers, and real estate firms.
The agency also provides oversight of escrow agents, campground brokers, subdivisions, timeshares and condominium developments.
The agency approves courses and develops curriculum requirements for its licensees, administers real estate examinations, audits licensees and investigates complaints made concerning its licenses and regulated activities.
Duties & Responsibilities
Direct and Administer Programs and Services :
Directs all activities of the Agency by determining policy, program priorities and utilization of resources in order to carry out goals and objectives mandated by law and determined by the Governor.
Determine Agency policy by analyzing all pertinent issues, addressing the impact on service to the public and licensees.
Exercise discretion in establishing methods for examining, licensing, educating, disseminating information, regulating, investigating, enforcing, adjudicating and sanctioning licensees.
Direct Agency Operations :
Directs, reviews, approves and presents to the Governor, Board and Legislature the Agency's biennial and interim budgets.
Monitor and approve monthly expenditures to ensure financial control.
Determine the resources necessary to implement the policies as efficiently and effectively as possible and evaluate the effectiveness of Agency policy and programs.
Review and report on agency's Key Performance Measures. Develop and manage long term strategic goals and objectives.
Management and Personnel Relations :
Responsible to set and understand the agency's affirmative action goals and objectives.
Provide leadership and direction for a diversified staff.
Supervise, hire, monitor performance, develop, coach, discipline and provide direction to employees.
Licensing and Regulation :
Direct the development and management of a licensing system in compliance with statute.
Responsible for evaluating the qualifications and trustworthiness of the applicant or licensee in the areas of applications, education and examination for professional real estate activity.
Responsible for determination and execution of final orders resulting from proposed stipulated orders or proposed contested case order.
Policy Development and Outreach :
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with stakeholders.Represent the agency to the Governor's Office, the Legislature, and other real estate-
related state agencies or organizations.
Monitor federal and state policy, regulatory and legislative development.Interpret law, rule, policies and procedures.
Develop proposed legislation as needed.
Prepares and delivers program, project and service recommendations and progress reports to the Legislature.
Work closely with the Governor appointed Real Estate Board regarding real estate industry matters, proposed rulemaking, licensing, examinations, continuing education and any matter surrounding agency policy and direction for the agency
Coordinates for and assists the board in its functions and deliberations.
Represent the agency at conferences, meetings, real estate education classes, and other real estate-related venues related to licensure, regulation, education and land development.
Qualifications, Required & Requested Skills
Minimum Qualifications :
Six years of management experience with responsibility for each of the following :
a) development of program rules and policies,
b) development of long- and short-range goals and plans,
c) program evaluation, and
d) budget preparation.
Five years' experience as a real estate broker or principal real estate broker actively engaged in business as such in this state.
The ideal candidate will possess :
Demonstrated ability to form collaborative and productive partnerships with a diverse set of stakeholders and staff
Demonstrated skill at consensus building, managing conflict and decision making
Strong written and oral communication skills with diverse influential audiences
Experience in the development, implementation and evaluation of strategic organizational goals, plans and policies
Demonstrated leadership skills and experience from an executive level or senior management position
Experience in the support, leadership and coordination of committees, workgroups, task forces and project meetings
Experience in an executive level position that included legislative and rulemaking processes
Knowledge, experience and understanding of State policies, objectives, laws, rules and regulations
Significant experience in the real estate industry, including supervision of multiple brokers
Broad understanding of partners in the field and ability to lead the organization in meeting the changes facing the real estate business
Established relationships with industry stakeholders and organizations such as the Oregon Association of Realtors and the Commercial Association of Brokers
To Apply :
Attach a resume and cover letter
Criminal Records Check
Employment is contingent on the outcome of a criminal records check which may require fingerprints (FBI). Any history of criminal activity will be reviewed and could result in the withdrawal of the offer or termination of employment.
Eligible veterans who meet the qualifications will be given veterans' preference. To receive preference you MUST attach appropriate documentation as outlined by the Department of Administrative Services at the following website or you may call the Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs at 1-800-692-9666.
For additional information or if you need an alternate format in order to complete the application process, please contact Jill Woods at 503-378-4202 or
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