- Real Estate Education Specialist
- What will I be doing?
- Do I qualify?
- Can I be successful?
- How do I apply?
This is specialized work in the Department of Economic Development reviewing and evaluating real estate pre-licensing and continuing education applications.
The employee in this class is responsible for approving or disapproving pre-licensing and continuing education applications for the Missouri Real Estate Commission of the Division of Professional Registration. Work involves the approval or disapproval of real estate school facilities, administrators, instructors, course materials and subject outlines. Work also involves responding to inquiries regarding real estate laws and regulations, application procedures and fees, interpreting pre-licensing/continuing education requirements, evaluating promotional materials and activities of pre-licensing and continuing education schools, and conducting periodic on-site inspections of classroom facilities. In addition, the employee reviews real estate licensing examination questions to ensure compliance with state statutes and regulations, sound examination standards, and appropriateness to real estate industry practices. General supervision is received from the Executive Director of the Missouri Real Estate Commission or other designee; however, the employee exercises independent judgment and initiative in the performance of assigned responsibilities.
Reviews, approves or disapproves real estate pre-licensing and continuing education schools, administrators and instructors.
Reviews, approves or disapproves real estate pre-licensing and continuing education instructional materials and course outlines; evaluates the appropriateness of subject matter and makes recommendations to improve curriculum design and course content.
Conducts initial, interim and continuing on-site inspections of real estate pre-licensing and continuing education schools to check for course content, classroom condition and attendance, and instructor preparation; prepares evaluation reports on each class monitored; notifies school administrator and instructor of problems encountered.
Reviews, approves or disapproves advertising and promotional material used by real estate pre-licensing and continuing education schools; ensures that advertising does not mislead the public.
Reviews real estate examinations prepared by a national testing service to ensure questions are not in conflict with Missouri statutes or Commission regulations, federal laws and regulations, or appropriate industry standards of practice.
Prepares quarterly newsletter containing information relating to Commission activities, industry issues, disciplinary actions, statutory requirements and regulation/policy changes; maintains distribution list of licensees, agency staff, school administrators and instructors, members of the public and other subscribers.
Participates in the drafting of statutory language, regulations, amendments and Commission rules governing real estate pre-licensing and continuing education requirements.
Prepares and issues letters of accreditation to approved real estate pre-licensing and continuing education schools.
Interprets and explains Commission statutes and regulations, including pre-licensing and continuing education requirements to real estate agents and brokers, school administrators, instructors and the general public.
Performs other related work as assigned.
(The following minimum qualifications will determine merit system eligibility. Allowable experience and education substitutions are provided in italics below the corresponding minimum qualification statement. These minimum qualifications may also be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.)
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with specialization in communication, education, marketing, finance, business or public administration, or closely related areas. (Professional or technical experience in the real estate industry which affords a knowledge of pre-licensing and continuing education requirements may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for deficiencies in the required education.)
Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.
Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?
Thorough knowledge of statutes, rules and regulations including those governing the pre-licensing and continuing education requirements for real estate agents and brokers.
Thorough knowledge of real estate industry practices, procedures and terminology.
Ability to interpret, explain and apply real estate pre-licensing and continuing education requirements and procedures.
Ability to interpret and explain real estate commission policies, statutes and regulations to schools, other licensing jurisdictions, industry groups and the general public.
Ability to evaluate real estate administrator/instructor credentials, educational courses and examination questions.
Ability to compose and/or edit newsletters, examination questions, industry articles, statutory and regulatory language and correspondence.
Ability to communicate effectively and to prepare clear and concise reports.
Ability to independently plan, organize and prioritize daily work schedule.
Ability to travel in the performance of assigned duties.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with real estate agents and brokers, industry representatives, pre-licensing and continuing education providers, other employees and the general public.
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