Director, Real Estate Commission (PSM II)

Gardiner, Maine, United States | Legal | Full-time

Apply by: Dec. 5, 2021
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Department of Professional & Financial Regulation - Office of Professional & Occupational Regulation

Opening Date: November 4, 2021

Closing Date:  December 5, 2021 

Job Class Code: MA29
Grade: 29 (Confidential)
Salary: $59,571 – $81,057 
Location: Gardiner

The Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation (“OPOR”) seeks qualified applicants for the position of Director of the Maine Real Estate Commission, one of many state licensing programs operating within OPOR.  The position also includes oversight of other regulatory licensing programs as assigned.

In addition to program-specific responsibilities, the position is a member of the senior management team serving as legislative and financial management advisor to the Director of OPOR. Work is performed under limited supervision.  The position reports to the Director of OPOR.  Occasional statewide and out of state travel may be required.

Primary responsibilities include: 

  • Direct management and oversight of the operations and regulatory program of the Real Estate Commission
  • Develop and implement policies and processes associated with real estate brokerage licensing, examination, and investigation/complaint processing
  • Perform statutory duties as Director of the Real Estate Commission to manage complaints and recommend action by the Commission on complaints filed against licensees
  • Direct, assign and review work of professional staff including Deputy Director, Field Investigator and Education Coordinator to ensure statutory and regulatory standards are met
  • Coordinate real estate professionals working groups to develop curriculum for real estate educational courses required by REC statute and rules
  • Oversee the operation and regulatory programs of other licensing entities within OPOR as assigned, including developing and implementing policies and processes associated with professional licensing and examination
  • Supervision of a staff of technical and professional personnel
  • Research and recommend policy, rule and legislative changes to the Commission members and board members of other assigned programs
  • Agency rulemaking for the Commission and other assigned programs
  • Assist Director of OPOR in establishing and implementing agency policy to ensure efficiency of office functions 
  • Represent agency in legislative matters in coordination with the Director and Commissioner’s Legislative Liaison.
  • Coordinate and oversee office budget and financial management of the all assigned regulatory programs

 To be successful in the position you need:

  • Highly developed written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to explain complex regulatory issues to diverse audiences
  • Advanced organizational skills
  • Ability to adapt to rapidly occurring changes to priorities of daily work

Minimum qualifications: 

Five (5) years of education or experience administering state programs with preference given to applicants with significant exposure to real estate regulatory policies and consumer issues

Preferences:

Preference will be given to candidates that demonstrate experience in administrative hearing practice

Application Instructions:

Interested applicants need to apply online by selecting the "Apply for this opening" button along with uploading a cover letter, current resume, and copies of any transcripts or certifications you wish to have considered while evaluating your application.  In order for us to properly determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for any posting, you must be sure your resume includes month and year for any experience listed along with the duties and responsibilities associated with each particular time period. 

If you require a paper application, please download and print one here https://www.maine.gov/bhr/state-jobs/application-process or contact Melissa Weiner, Human Resources Generalist at (207) 816-0217.  Paper applications for this posting should be submitted along with cover letter and resume before the closing date to Security & Employment Service Center, 45 Commerce Drive, Augusta, ME  04330 or faxed to 207-287-2018.  

Contact Information: 

Questions about this position can be directed to Commissioner Anne Head at anne.l.head@maine.gov

Why work for the State of Maine?

Benefits: 

The bi-weekly dollar values of some State-paid benefits include:

  • 17.96% of pay to retirement for Confidential positions
  • The value of State-paid Dental Insurance:  $14.60 biweekly.
  • At least 85% of the health insurance premium for the employee (at least $412.23).  Participating in the Health Premium Credit Program can increase the state-paid amount by 5%.  The level of the actual value of state paid Health Insurance will be based on the employee's wage rate and status with regard to the health credit premium payment.  To explore the detailed cost of coverage for specific situations, please consult these tables.

Maine State Government is an Equal Opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.