CLASS SUMMARY :
Incumbents plan, organize and perform a variety of professional real estate work including right-of-way, including acquisition management, purchase and sale agreements, dedications, leases, abandonments, eminent domain, analysis of property appraisals, negotiations, relocation assistance, etc.
*******This is a benefited, full-time, temporary position with funding for two years.*********
Examples of Duties:
TYPICAL CLASS ESSENTIAL DUTIES : (These duties are a representative sample; position assignments may vary.)
1. Reviews Capital Project right-of-way acquisition requests by analyzing plans to determine size, shape and location of property to be required.
2. Manages the preparation of easements, deeds, mortgage releases, consents and other instruments in the acquisition and/or disposal of real property interests.
3. Reviews and prepares legal descriptions. Researches, orders and reviews title reports prepared by outside agencies and initiates action to correct errors or omissions.
4. Assists in management of environmental site assessments and property surveys.
5. Negotiates and coordinates with public or private entities including utility companies in the granting of easements regarding use agreements on Town property.
6. Provides town-wide lease administration, including cellular and other leased technologies.
7. Participates in Request-for-Proposals (RFP) process for Town-owned land and property.
8. Works with staff of preparation of Town related documents for ordinances and resolutions required for all real estate related agreements.
9. Administers the relocation process for owners and/or tenants displaced by public projects, including negotiated settlements and all relocation related documents. Understands and follows the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act.
10. Performs work of a similar nature, as assigned by Economic Development, Public Works, Development Services, Utilities and/or Finance.
Training and Experience (positions in this class typically require):
Bachelor’s Degree in engineering, construction management, business or a related field and four years of progressively responsible real estate management, right-of-way acquisition and development experience in a government environment; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.
Knowledge (position requirements at entry):
- Real Estate principles, practices and terminology including business acquisition, negotiation and relocation in accordance to State and Federal law.
- Legal agreements and fundamental real estate law.
- Ordinances, practices, procedures and terminology of government operations in relation to real estate transaction, leasing, right-of-way acquisition, etc.
- Information gathering related to real estate including County Assessor, Recorder, State and County Treasurer, MLS, specialized software packages, etc.
- Administrative and contract appraisals and review. Calculate proper relocation expenses.
- Project plans, blueprints, architectural renderings, drawings, cost estimating, and survey work related to real estate and right-of-way acquisition.
Skills (position requirements at entry):
- Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.
- Proper math and cost calculations and draw logical conclusions that can be presented to upper management and Council in a defensible and easily defined manner.
- Handle multiple projects simultaneously and use good judgment in prioritizing work assignments.
- Effective contract negotiations.