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Note: Application review will begin on February 19, 2020. Candidate selection may take place at any time thereafter.
Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is the steward of an integrated, multimodal transportation system that helps to ensure people and goods move safely and efficiently throughout the state. In addition to building, maintaining, and operating the state highway system, WSDOT operates the largest ferry system in the nation, manages the world's longest floating bridge, and recently completed the world's widest tunneling project. 
The Opportunity
WSDOT is currently seeking WSDOT is currently seeking a Property and Acquisition Specialist 1 (PAS) Intern position located in Shoreline. In this role you will learn and assist with negotiations, property management, relocation assistance, appraisals, title examinations, and/or property inspections. Interns gain knowledge and experience by learning the laws and principles covering real estate transactions, how to apply appraisal principles and techniques, research methods, interpret legal and/or property descriptions, collect statistical data, and/or maintain public relations.
What to Expect
Under the direct guidance and mentorship of an experienced Property & Acquisition Specialist, PAS Intern will assist in a variety of entry-level duties, to include:
  • Assist in the preparation and maintenance of property records.
  • Review and prepare real estate documents/records for scanning.
  • May Initiate, review, and perform property management functions related to leasing and disposal.
  • Prepare legal descriptions and a variety of legal instruments necessary to acquire rights of way.
  • Make IRIS (Real Estate Database) entries as necessary.
  • Assist Senior Agents in negotiations with property owners for the purchase of property rights.
  • Other duties as assigned.
To be considered for this opportunity, the following are required:
  • Completion of at least two semesters or three quarters of study in business or public administration, real estate, economics, accounting or closely related field.
  • Proficient use of computers and computer software (such as Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, FileMaker Pro and PowerPoint.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Valid driver's license and ability to travel to job sites throughout assigned geographic area.
It is preferred that qualified candidates are also:
  • Currently enrolled and pursuing a degree in any of the fields indicated above. (Preference will be given to third and fourth year students)
 Important Notes
  • Internships are temporary employment opportunities, expected to last 3 – 6 months, for students working toward an undergraduate degree (RCW 43.06.420).
  • Positions with an assigned duty station in King County are eligible for the King County 5% Premium Pay (listed in the range above).
  • Application review will begin on February 19, 2020. Candidate selection may take place at any time thereafter. It is to your advantage to apply as soon as possible.
  • Tuition Assistance – Our employees have several options for assistance with education expenses, including tuition reimbursement programs, government discounts at participating colleges throughout the state, and eligibility for federal student loan forgiveness. 
  • Work-Life Balance – We are committed to ensure that our staff experience the reward of public service, while also sustaining a routine that suits each individuals' lifestyle.
  • Paid Leave – In addition to 10 paid holidays, full-time employees earn a minimum 14 paid vacation days per year!
  • Plan For Your Future – WSDOT offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes a variety of healthcare options. Go to State Benefits for more information.
Check out this video to learn more: Why WSDOT?
How to Apply
Applications for this recruitment will be accepted electronically. Your relevant experience may be evaluated to determine salary. Therefore, it is very important that the "Work Experience" portion of the application be completed in as much detail as possible.
In order to be considered for this opportunity, please include the following with your online application:
  • An attached Resume outlining (in reverse chronological order) your experience to date.
  • An attached Cover Letter that further explains your qualifications, and indicates why you believe you are a viable candidate for this role.
  • Contact details for a minimum three (3) individuals who can attest to your work performance, technical skills, and job-related competencies. This information can be entered in the "References" section of the online application; does not require an additional attachment.
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WSDOT is an equal opportunity employer. We value the importance of creating an environment in which all employees can feel respected, included and empowered to bring unique ideas to the agency. Our diversity and inclusion efforts include embracing different cultures, backgrounds and viewpoints while fostering growth and advancement in the workplace. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, disabled and Vietnam era veterans, as well as people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Persons with disabilities needing assistance in the application process, or those needing this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the listed Recruiter.
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Contact us
For inquiries about this posting, you may contact the assigned Recruiter, Josefina Mutascu at  Please be sure to reference 20DOT-NWR-REIntern in the subject line.