I couldn't find any old threads that address this, so here goes:
There is a federal service job series called Realty Specialist, and there seem to be quite a few openings within the Dept. of the Interior.
Does anyone have any experience or knowledge regarding these jobs? Some of them look like they would match the planner's skill set pretty well--reviewing and approving conveyances and easements on federal property, for example.
The main pitfall I see here is the idea of spending a long period of time with a job title that doesn't include the word "planner". It might be hard to get back into the field down the road.
For example, I have a masters degree and 4 years at a municipality. Would 4 years as a Planner and 4 years as a Realty Specialist look any worse on a resume than 8 years as a Planner?