Job Posting: Title Research, Land Management Analyst

State Lands Commission

Title Research, Land Management Analyst

$3,546.00 - $4,360.00

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description and Duties

The Public Land Management Specialist I will perform the most routine research, examination and analysis related to the State's interest, lease applications for use of state lands, land sales and land acquisitions, title settlements and boundary line agreements, school land indemnity selections, public trust issues, public notices and public inquiries. Job duties include:

Jurisdictional Determinations

  • Perform the most routine title research
  • Examine the State's interest as it relates to lease applications for the use of state lands
  • Examine the State's jurisdiction as it relates to applications for title settlements, boundary line agreements
  • Examine the State's jurisdiction as it relates to school land indemnity selections
  • Preparation of basic Status Determination reports and discuss findings with agency staff
  • Respond to basic inquiries from staff and the public and provide verbal responses regarding land title and ownership issues
  • Read and interpret maps, aerial photos, plats, and data related to property location
  • Responsible for initial review of all State Clearinghouse documents

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Scan all Status Determinations and any pertinent records relating to title research and records
  • Maintain and update title land ownership, land transactions and land use records in the Title Unit
  • Maintain, review and update the Title Zone book, Legislative Grant binders, Land Acquisition and Disposition indices, and School Lands Status Sheets
  • Maintain Land Acquisition and Disposition files
  • Coordinate with Boundary Unit to update Title Unit on all in-house surveys and Boundary Studies
  • Clean up of ownership records with various county recorder's offices
  • Perform house-keeping duties including ZNE Binder and Quad Book maintenance
  • Organize and clean-up all pertinent records including note cards files, maps files, and fiche records

Other Duties

  • Provide support to the Rent Review/60.10 Coordinator
  • Provide support to other Title staff as needed

Statement of Economic Interests Form 700

This position is designated under the Conflict of Interest Code. The position is responsible for making or participating in the making of governmental decisions that may potentially have a material effect on personal financial interests. The appointee is required to complete a Form 700 within 30 days of appointment.

Working Conditions

  • Most work completed at a desk in an office setting 
  • Sitting for extended periods of time
  • Research will require exposure to variety of materials of varying age and condition
  • Daily use of personal computer and related software applications at a workstation
  • Frequent telephone contact with internal and external staff of various levels, as well as, the general public
  • Handling of files of various sizes and in various age and condition

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Additional Documents

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Title Research, Land Management Analyst
$3,546.00 - $4,028.00 A
$3,658.00 - $4,360.00 B
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time
Work Week:
Monday to Friday

Department Information

The California State Lands Commission provides the people of California with effective stewardship of the lands, waterways, and resources entrusted to its care through preservation, restoration, enhancement, responsible economic development, and the promotion of public access. Website:

Special Requirements

Paper Application Instructions:

Electronic application submission is preferred for this JC (Job Control). For applicants who are unable to submit an electronic application, paper applications may be submitted and must contain the following information on the first page of the State application to be processed and included in the applicant pool:

• The JC number listed on the job posting
• The Classification Title
• Your CalCareer Number (from your
CalCareer account under the "CalCareer Account " tab)

NOTE: Do not include Social Security Numbers, LEAP status information or paperwork, the Equal Employment Opportunity information page of the application, or applicant exam result notices as a part of your application package. Please do not submit a second application by paper if you submitted an electronic application.

School Transcripts:

Applicants using education to meet the minimum qualifications of this classification or coursework in government, public policy, accounting or environment should provide a copy of their official transcripts with their application package for universities/colleges attended. Applicants providing copies of international official transcripts may need to provide an evaluation/translation from an educational credentials evaluation service to ensure that all the required coursework can be verified by the hiring agency. 

Application Instructions

Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply.

Temporary Appointments may be considered if conditions warrant. Temporary Appointments may be made to anyone regardless of eligibility. Temporary Appointments may not exceed 9 months and will require eligibility to be obtained through an examination process in order to transition to a permanent appointment.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process.

Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

State Lands Commission
Attn: Human Resources
100 Howe Ave, Suite 100 - South
Sacramento, CA 95825

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

California State Lands Commission
100 Howe Ave, Suite 100 - South
Sacramento, CA 95825
ATTN: Human Resources; Drop-off Monday through Friday excluding holidays between
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Required Application Package Documents

The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
  • Other -

    Applicants must provide a cover letter with their application. The cover letter should provide a narrative discussion of how your education, training and experience have prepared you for the duties of this position. The cover letter serves as documentation of your ability to present information professionally in writing and should be no more than two pages in length. Application packets without a cover letter may not be accepted.

  • Resume is optional. It may be included, but is not required.
Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

Desirable Qualifications

In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:
  • Knowledge in title research
  • Effective organizational and time management skills
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently or within a multi-disciplinary team environment
  • Ability to establish and maintain a professional working relationship with a variety of personalities in a number of diverse situations
  • Ability to exercise good judgement and confidentiality
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook) and other common software programs
  • Self-motivated
  • Dependability and punctuality and excellent attendance record
  • Exercise good judgment


When you choose a career with the State of California, you receive a comprehensive benefits package in addition to your salary. For more information on the State's benefit packages you may visit the California Department of Human Resources website at

Contact Information

The Human Resources Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

Human Resources Contact:
Teresa Bunuel
(916) 574-1910

Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.

EEO Contact:
Mary Murray
(916) 574-1910
California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

Position Location

100 Howe Ave., Suite 100-S

Sacramento, CA 95825



Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.

Application Methods:
Electronic (Using your CalCareer Account)
By Mail