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Senior Right of Way Agent

Company: City of Virginia Beach
Location: Virginia Beach
Posted on: September 19, 2022

Job Description:

Job Duties: The City of Virginia Beach's Public Works Real Estate Office is reponsible for administering the acquisition and disposition of real estate for a variety of projects including roadways, utilities, economic development, and stormwater. We are looking to build our team with strong senior leadership. The ideal candidate will be well-versed in the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Act (Uniform Act) and have a diverse background in the negotiation and acquisition of properties as well as the the relocation of residential, commercial, agricultural, and non-profit organizations displacees.
Assist the real estate agent to plan and coordinate the acquisition of real property for City and state projects to provide better services for the citizens, i.e., water and sewer projects, parks, schools, fire station sites, and various other municipal projects.
The Senior Right-of-Way Agent may be required to perform the functions of a Right-of-Way Agent for more difficult and complex acquisition and relocation assignments.
Review appraisals for the office of Real Estate to ensure appraisals are accurate and conform to local, state, and federal requirements.
Recommends and provides support to the City Attorneys Office in condemnation actions by providing exhibits, support documents, and trial testimony.
Assist in negotiating appraisal contracts, leases and the acquisition of certain real property to ensure all City interests are protected.
Assist displaced property owners and/or tenants with relocation advisory services.
Assist in the preparation of the sections operating budget as well as preparing cost estimates for Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) projects.
Prepare reports and correspondence as required.
Track projects to including monitoring of scope, budget, and schedule.
Supervise, mentor, and train right-of-way staff.
Perform other job duties requiring skills, knowledge and physical requirements as demanded by those duties described or less. Individual assignments will be determined by the supervisor based on then current workloads and department needs.
Salary is determined by qualifications with a possible hiring bonus. The City of Virginia Beach provides a competitive benefits package including paid parental leave, 14 paid holidays, options for tele-working and flex schedules, and tuition reimbursement/professional development. New employees receive 144 hours of paid time-off the first year.
This posting will be Open-Until-Filled; however, a first review of candidate submissions will be completed by August 22, 2022. Applications submitted on/after that date will only be considered if the candidate pool needs to be expanded or additional new positions become available.
Official City Job Description:
Working Conditions:
There is no working conditions statement available for this position at this time.
Minimum Requirements:
MINIMUMS: Requires any combination of education (above the high school level) and/or experience equivalent to eight (8) years in fields utilizing the required knowledge, skills and abilities, and associated with such positions as Real Estate Agent or Right-of-Way Agent. Must have, or obtain, a current and valid Virginia or North Carolina drivers license in accordance with Virginia or North Carolina DMV drivers license eligibility requirements. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: All employees may be expected to work hours in excess of their normally scheduled hours in response to short-term department needs and/or City-wide emergencies.
Additional Requirements:

DMV Transcript: Required
CDL: Not Required
DOT History: Not Required
CPS Check: Not Required
Physical: Not Required
Respirator: Not Required
Polygraph Review: Not Required
Psychological Screening: Not Required

Attachments Required: Resume
Preferences:
Senior Right of Way Agent (SR/WA) designation through the International Right of Way Association or completion of this program within one (1) year employment.
Municipal/State/Federal govt exp in Real Estate Acquisitions
Experience in review and understanding of property appraisals
Knowledge and experience in property/title research
Knowledge and experience with the Uniform Relocation Assistance Act
Experience in Real Estate acquisition /transfer and sale of property
Experience interpreting roadway construction plats and plan
Experience in public meeting presentations
Supervisory experience

Keywords: City of Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach , Senior Right of Way Agent, Sales , Virginia Beach, Virginia

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