Salary Group B17

Class No. 2084



Performs complex (journey-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. May train others. Works under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.


Negotiates and explains the acquisition, lease, disposal, and/or relocation processes.

Implements and interprets departmental policies and procedures, and ensures compliance with applicable state and federal laws as they relate to right-of-way functional activities.

Prepares, processes, and maintains records, logs, and files.

Prepares and reviews progress and special reports.

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

Reviews final plans, specifications, adjustments, and billings submitted by utility companies to ensure compliance with laws, policies, and regulations.

Reviews purchase agreements, contracts, and other legal or technical documents.

Reviews requests for the disposal of surplus real property or acquisition of building sites.

Determines ratio or percentage of adjustments eligible for state reimbursement based on property interests.

Monitors the removal, adjustment, or relocation of utilities.

Audits, determines eligibility, and approves payments.

Assists and advises staff regarding project planning and program requirements.

May train others.

Performs related work as assigned.


Experience and Education

Experience in land acquisition 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 laws, methods, principles, procedures, and terminology; of departmental policies and procedures; of state and federal laws pertaining to zoning, appraisal, ownership, transfer, and lease of real property; of utility industry rules, regulations, and adjustment procedures; and of right-of-way negotiations, relocations, appraisals, and acquisitions.

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

Ability to interpret maps, plans, and schematics; to maintain records; to disseminate technical information; to interpret real estate laws and prepare legal documents; to communicate effectively; and to train others.

State Auditor’s Office

Revised 9-1-17