Real Estate Technician Apprentice (part-time)

As of 6/5/24, we are no longer accepting applications. We are now reviewing applications and will contact applicants as appropriate.          

The Colorado State Land Board is looking for a part-time apprentice to learn the Real Estate Technician role. You’ll work closely with our real estate and transactions and records services (TRS) teams to help us manage our vast portfolio of commercial, land, and water assets. Over time, we’ll give you the skills and tools to process multi-million dollar transactions and be a records management pro.

What is the State Land Board?

The State Land Board is a constitutionally created agency that manages a $4.4 billion endowment of assets for the intergenerational benefit of Colorado’s K-12 schoolchildren and public institutions. We are the second-largest landowner in Colorado and generate revenue on behalf of beneficiaries by leasing three million surface acres and four million subsurface acres for assorted purposes. Our real estate team oversees the acquisitions (buying) and dispositions (selling) of the land, minerals, water and other real estate. Plus, our Commercial portfolio includes 650,000 square feet of commercial real estate valued at $130 million.

We are entirely self-funded and receive no tax dollars. We take pride in being entrepreneurial and business-savvy. We compete in private sector markets daily and generate more than $200 million in revenue annually. 

The job opportunity

This benefited position is part-time, not to exceed 20 hours/week.

Under guidance from our real estate section manager and under direct supervision from our transactions and records services manager, you’ll be trained in the day-to-day skills of a real estate technician. Here are the details of the things we’ll teach you:

  • Process transactional elements for each real estate acquisition (purchase), disposition (sale), or land-for-land exchange. Generally there are a total of ten or fewer transactions a year, and each transaction is lengthy.
  • Coordinate transactional components for each real estate transaction, which includes establishing and managing timelines, checklists, and documentation.
  • Be a fastidious records keeper using digital and paper methodologies.
  • Be the point person for obtaining approvals/signatures for real estate transactions with other state offices, including the Governor, State Controller, and Secretary of State.
  • Perform title analysis.
  • Provide support for survey review.
  • And, of course, other duties as assigned. Part of any job is to be flexible and supportive of things that come up unexpectedly. 
    What is expected of a part-time apprenticeship?

We will work with you to establish a training plan so that, as you demonstrate success in this set of responsibilities, you will be eligible for a promotion and begin your career growth.

We want to hire a talented critical thinker who comes to this opportunity with broad-based life skills and a good sense for business. You need not have any real estate experience. Over time, you’ll build expertise in the tools and systems that help you get your work done, including:

  • Technology tools such as Netsuite, Laserfiche, DocuSign, Adobe and others
  • Google Workspace tools and familiarity with Microsoft Office products
  • Analysis and review of data (both paper and electronic)
  • Meticulous and diligent recordkeeping
  • Critical, dynamic thinking when comparing the data submitted to data needed

To this training opportunity we ask that you bring an open mind, a positive energy, a willingness to learn and attention to detail. Accuracy is the key to this role. Your success in this role has a significant impact on the ability of the Program Managers to manage their business plans and monitor the revenue generated, which in turn supports the success of the agency's Strategic Plan.

What can you expect from us in return for your hard work?

As a part-time state employee, you have access to a suite of HR benefits and holidays, including professional development funds and tuition reimbursement. And you can feel good knowing your work is directly supporting Colorado schools.

We are a lean team of 50 staff members that places significant emphasis on promoting and maintaining a positive work environment. We embrace employee engagement tools, such as Strengthsfinders. We get our work done, and we have fun doing it. The qualities of our environment include transparent and open communication, work-life balance (we mean it), and a focus on training and development.

NOTE: our agency follows a hybrid workplace model and staff are expected to work in the office (located at 1127 Sherman in downtown Denver) a minimum of two days per week. Your individual part-time schedule can be determined between you and your supervisor. Additionally, the orientation period may require additional in-office days.

Minimum Qualifications

Two-year degree or two years experience performing administrative support activities demonstrating organizational skills and the ability to prioritize tasks and manage timelines.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Two years experience coordinating transactions in a real estate environment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Google Workplace Suite. 
  • Superior attention to detail and problem-solving skills.