STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION


Salary Group B13

Class No. 2080

RIGHT OF WAY AGENT I

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs entry-level land acquisition work. Work involves performing right-of-way acquisition and functional activities; performing appraisal reviews; and ensuring compliance with state and federal laws regulating highway, rail, or airport construction, improvement, or disposal of right-of-way assets. Works under close supervision, with minimal latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

Processes and makes recommendations concerning right-of-way purchase, lease, and disposal, or concerning exchange of real property.

Interprets departmental policies and procedures concerning the acquisition of land.

Monitors the removal, adjustment, or relocation of utilities.

Reviews utility adjustments, canal relocation agreements, and supporting materials; and makes recommendations.

Assists in negotiating and explaining the acquisition, lease, disposal, and/or relocation processes.

Assists in reviewing purchase agreements and legal or technical documents.

Assists in preparing, processing, or maintaining records, logs, and files.

Performs related work as assigned.

GENERAL QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES

Experience and Education

Experience in land acquisition, map reading, and planning work. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in real estate, business administration, accounting, or a related field is generally preferred. Experience and education may be substituted for one another.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of real estate methods, principles, procedures, and terminology; of departmental policies and procedures; of state and federal laws pertaining to zoning, appraisal, ownership, transfer, or lease of real property; and of utility industry rules, regulations, and adjustment procedures.

Skill in the use of computers and related applications, and in analyzing data.

Ability to read and interpret maps, plans, and schematics; to maintain records; to disseminate technical information; to use estimates to determine feasibility of plans; to categorize adjustments and determine eligible costs; and to communicate effectively.


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Revised 9-1-17