In case anyone is interested, I received a letter from the Department of Transportation saying they are looking for appraisers to work in their Office of Right of Way. The letter says the position (Real Estate Specialist I (SG-18) may not require taking a civil service exam and that the three main functions are acquisition, appraisal, and property management. Just in case you or anyone you know may be interested – Thomas Szack the Regional Real Estate Officer is looking for resumes and letters at Thomas.Szack@dot.ny.gov.
Further information about available opportunities, including this one, is available at careermobilityoffice.cs.ny.gov/cmo/gotit/ and state jobs.ny.gov.