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Real Property Technician

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Bend, OR
  • $4,336 - $6,630/mo USD / Year
  • Salary: $4,336 - $6,630/mo

Website Oregon Department of State Lands

Make a Difference for Oregon. The Department of State Lands manages the lands that help fund our public schools and protects the state’s waterways and wetlands for the many benefits they provide. Our stewardship ensures vital natural and financial resources contribute to a vibrant, healthy Oregon now and forever. The DSL team makes a difference for Oregonians every day. As our Real Property Technician, you will too.

The primary purpose of this position is to work with the rangeland managers in the administration of grazing and agriculture leases on state owned rangelands. The successful candidate will also collect livestock utilization and leasehold monitoring data, and support the real property managers in managing timberlands, and commercial properties.

This full-time, permanent position is represented by the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME).

What’s in it for you?

  • Utilize your field experience and GIS skills performing an array of range monitoring duties in some of the most remote portions in Oregon and the lower 48 states.
  • Work with an array of various partners throughout Eastern Oregon as part of the range program team.
  • Join an organization with collaborative and engaged co-workers who care about Oregon’s economy, environment, and communities, and their co-workers.
  • Gain full benefits with 95% to 99% of medical insurance premiums paid by the agency for full-time employees, including mental health coverage.
  • Accrue 8 hours of sick leave and 8 hours of vacation leave per month, with your vacation leave accruals increasing every 5 years.
  • Receive 11 paid holidays, 1 floating holiday, 3 personal business days and other employee benefits such as optional insurances and flexible spending plans.
  • Automatically enroll into the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) after 6 months of full-time service.
  • Possible eligibility for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.
  • Earn the initial monthly salary range for this position starting at $4,336- $6,630 for employees new to public service. After 6 months, you will receive a 6.95% increase with 6% going to your PERS retirement.
  • Current PERS employees start at $4,638-$7,092. Please review the Classification and Compensation page for more details.

This position is statewide and will report directly to our Bend office.

Working Conditions:

A portion of the work is in a hybrid office setting; fieldwork in remote locations will be required, and travel is an essential function of the position. Overnight stays and/or extended work hours can be expected along with exposure to inclement weather, difficult and uneven terrain, and road conditions. This position is expected to work both independently in the field or with a team.

What you will be doing:

As our Real Property Technician, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Assist in gathering field data relating to soil, plant identification, composition, basal/canopy cover, and forage production.
  • Identify and document rangeland condition, health and apparent trends using GPS/GIS to map rangeland improvements, identify/map noxious weeds, juniper thinning projects and monitor livestock use on grazing leaseholds.
  • Inputs GPS data collected in the field, ensuring accuracy and consistency with existing data sets.
  • Creates map products used for fieldwork, management needs, and public relations needs utilizing ESRI programs.
  • Explain pertinent laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures to members of the public, current lessees, authorization holders, DSL staff and other agencies.
  • Conduct compliance site visits to lessee or authorization holder operations and sites to ensure compliance with terms and conditions.
  • Monitor the performance of lessees to determine compliance and investigate non-compliance and reported violations.
  • Develop and provide input for resolution with users, landowners, local governments, state and federal agencies by recommending corrective actions.

Real Property staff oversees approximately 681,000 acres of surface land and 768,000 acres of sub-surface mineral and energy resources. Activities include managing rangelands, agricultural lands, timberlands, and commercial properties to generate revenue for the Common School Fund.

For a full description of the duties and working conditions, please email to request the position description.

Minimum Qualifications-

To be considered for this position, please ensure you have one of the following combinations of education and experience:

Two (2) years of experience in rangeland management and a bachelor’s degree in rangeland science, rangeland ecology, environmental science, conservation science, crop and soil science, or other related natural resource field or three (3) additional years of related experience.


One (1) year of experience in rangeland program management and a master’s degree in rangeland science, rangeland ecology, environmental science, conservation science, or other related natural resource field.


a Doctorate degree in rangeland science, rangeland ecology, environmental science, conservation science, or other related natural resource field.

Desired Attributes

Tell us which of the following skills, experiences, and related talents you have by highlighting them in your application materials:

  • Knowledge of Northern Great Basin ecosystems and natural resources issues.
  • Experience working in remote locations gathering field data.
  • GIS/GPS experience.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Basic Knowledge or experience in ranching operations and rural economies.
  • Experience working with user groups of public lands and a basic understanding of public lands conflicts.

Please be sure to attach a resume and a cover letter of two (2) pages or less describing the above desired attributes you bring to this position.

The Oregon Department of State Lands is committed to seeking and sustaining a culturally, racially, ethnically, and linguistically diverse working environment. The Department hires staff interested in supporting environmental justice by including communities traditionally underrepresented in public processes. We encourage members of these communities to apply. even if they do not meet 100% of the desired attributes. The Oregon Department of State Lands understands that an authentic focus on equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace will in turn create a workforce aligned to meet the challenge of serving all Oregonians.

Additional Information:

  • If you need an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to participate in the application or selection process, please contact and please be sure to include the job requisition number.


  • For more information about applying for positions with the State of Oregon via Workday, you may visit the Oregon job opportunities website at:


  • Eligible veterans who meet the qualifications will be given veterans’ preference. For further information, please see the following website: Veterans Resources, or call Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs at: 1-800-692-9666.


  • After you apply, you may be asked to provide additional optional information. Please be sure to check your Workday account for pending tasks or actions under your “My Applications” section. Be sure to check both your email and Workday account for updates regarding this recruitment.


  • As an employer, DSL complies with Oregon’s pay equity law. Salary offers are made with consideration of the candidate’s education and experience. For more information on pay equity, click here.


  • This position is subject to a fingerprint background check for any convictions directly related to its duties and responsibilities. Only job-related convictions will be considered and will not automatically disqualify the candidate.


  • Agency does not offer visa sponsorship. Within three days of hire, applicants will be required to complete I-9 documentation and confirm authorization to work in the United States.


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