THE JOB: Under direction, to perform real property appraisals, negotiations, acquisitions, property management and disposition, relocation, lease negotiations, and other functions to acquire and manage real property and rights of way; and to do other work as required.
THE REQUIREMENTS: Any combination of training and experience, which would provide the required knowledge and abilities, is qualifying. A typical way to obtain these knowledge and abilities would be:
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in business administration, real estate, civil engineering, or a related field, and five years of experience in lease negotiations, property management, relocation, and appraisals and negotiations of advanced difficulty for the purchase of land, improvements, and property rights for the public use in a public agency. Desirable qualifications include a certificate from the International Right of Way Association (IRWA) and possession of a California Real Estate Broker’s License. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.)
Four years performing the duties comparable to a Real Property Agent with Santa Cruz County.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Possess and maintain a valid California Class C Driver’s License.
Knowledge: Thorough knowledge of the principles of real property management and appraisal techniques; legal description of real property and general engineering terms and symbols; laws, legal documents and procedures for appraising and acquiring real property; federal, state, and local regulations governing relocation, acquisition, and disposition of real property in a governmental setting.
Ability to: Conduct negotiations in a persuasive manner; interpret maps, engineering plans and legal documents pertaining to property; perform difficult appraisals; establish and maintain cooperative relationships with others; collect and analyze data, develop and administer plans; interpret, explain, apply and enforce applicable laws, rules and regulations; formulate, evaluate and make recommendations on real property acquisitions; prepare and present effective oral and written presentations; learn to access, input and analyze data using a computer; learn to supervise and train others; negotiate high-value leases of real property, prepare lease documents, and coordinate review and inter-departmental approval process; implement residential and business relocation projects in compliance with federal, state, and local regulations; conduct reviews of contract appraisers and prepare right of way certification documents for federally funded projects; prepare terms and documents for negotiated settlements relating to property acquisition, management, and relocation; and assist and advise the Chief Real Property Agent with work plan, financial analysis, project cost estimating, and interdepartmental communications.
Additional Salary Information: Plus generous benefits package. Go to https://jobapscloud.com/SCRUZ/default.asp and click on the Senior Real Property Agent job posting in the Public Works section for a description of the complete benefits package.
Internal Number: 21-DE6-01
About County of Santa Cruz, Department of Public Works
Santa Cruz County has approximately 253,000 residents and is situated in the northern area of Monterey Bay, 70 miles south of San Francisco and 35 miles southwest of the Silicon Valley. The County’s natural beauty is apparent in its pristine beaches, lush redwood forests, and rich farmland. It has an ideal Mediterranean climate with low humidity and 300 days of sunshine a year. Its unique shops and restaurants, coupled with a multitude of cultural and recreational activities, including theater, music, art as well as golfing, surfing, hiking, and biking, offer a wealth of leisure activities. Higher education includes Cabrillo College and the University of California, Santa Cruz, with two additional State Universities less than an hour’s drive away. These elements of high quality living make Santa Cruz County one of California’s most desirable living areas.
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