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AREC Investigator
Agency: Real Estate Commission
Office: Real Estate Commission
Section: Investigations
Date Posted: 10/10/2019
Posting Expires: None
Summary
The Arkansas Real Estate Commission (AREC) Investigator is responsible for investigating complaints filed by the public against real estate licensees and for reviewing real estate escrow/trust accounts for compliance with license law and regulations. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.
Typical Functions
Conducts investigations of complaints through interviews, review of real estate records, and review of real estate firm trust accounts. Completes office examinations at real estate firms around the state. Reviews applicant and complaint files. Prepares and submits investigation reports. Prepares exhibits, files, and records in conjunction with the Attorney Generalís office forhearings before the Real Estate Commissioners. Testifies in Commission hearings. Prepares and presents informational seminars to real estate groups and associations. Performs other duties as assigned.
Special Job Dimensions
Frequent in-state travel is required.
Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills
Knowledge of Arkansas real estate laws and regulations. Knowledge of accounting techniques. Knowledge of investigative skills and techniques. Knowledge of general real estate practices and procedures. 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 respond to members of the public, real estate licensees, media contacts, and state officials. Ability to present oral testimony.
Minimum Education and/or Experience
The formal education equivalent of a bachelorís degree in business administration or a related field; plus one year of experience in real estate, regulatory compliance or a related field.
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 communication skills, strong report writing skills and organizational abilities are a must.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Must possess a valid Arkansas driverís license. 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.
Agency 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. 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.

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.

Employees of AREC may not hold an active real estate license during their employment.

AREC is an Equal Opportunity Employer; we will make any reasonable accommodations necessary to ensure equal employment opportunities.

Arkansas state and FBI background checks are required for all AREC employees.

All new, promoted or transferred employees are subject to a 6-month probationary period.
Job Details
Position No.: 22095631
Class Code: X110C
Grade: GS06
Salary Range: $36,155.00 - $52,425.00 per year
Background
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Yes
Job Type: Full Time
Location Information
Job City: Little Rock
Job County/Region: Pulaski
Contact Information
Contact name: Andrea Alford
Phone: 501-683-8010
Email: andrea.alford@arkansas.gov
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