Fairfax County Job Openings - Detailed Description for Job #13-1898


Fairfax County Application Center, 12000 Government Center Pkwy., #270, Fairfax, VA 22035

SENIOR RIGHT-OF-WAY AGENT


Capital Facilities,
Department of Public Works & Environmental Services

Job # 13-1898

$59,866 to $79,822  (Grade S26)
 
Description:

Coordinates and executes acquisitions of real property necessary to construct various stormwater, transportation, and capital facilities projects. Provides leadership or supervises a group of Right-of-Way Agents and Engineering Technician staff in the performance of land acquisition work. Personally performs difficult and complex acquisition/negotiation work involving state or federal guidelines, severely impacted properties, high profile and/or controversial issues, and critical path time constraints. Negotiates the settlement of acquisitions under the threat of litigation or use of eminent domain. Develops and implements business plans regarding goals, objectives, and performance measures and guides continuous improvement initiatives. Interprets engineering plans and construction drawings. Analyzes title reports and complex reports and documentation to determine property ownership. Reviews real property appraisal reports and performs appraisals or cost estimates as appropriate. Assists in the management of professional and consultant contracts. Prepares and reviews agenda items for the Board of Supervisors. Plans and coordinates condemnation proceedings with staff from other agencies, attorneys, and elected officials. Makes presentations and testifies in court regarding condemnation matters as appropriate.

 

Minimum
Qualifications:

Any combination of education, experience and training equivalent to a bachelor's degree in real estate or a related field from an accredited four year college or university; plus four years of experience in real property negotiation, disposition and/or evaluation.

 

Special
Requirements:

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of employer. The appointee must be available occasional evenings and weekends to meet with property owners and attend meetings. Employee is prohibited from conducting real-estate business in Fairfax County.

 

Preferred
Qualifications:

Strong supervisory, team leadership, and project management skills. Education and experience in one or more of the following: real estate, real estate law, eminent domain, real property appraisals, and/or property title research. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to work independently in a fast-paced collaborative team environment. Possession of the Senior Right-of-Way Agent designation awarded through the International Right-of-Way Association (IRWA) or the ability to complete those requirements within three years. Proficiency in use of Microsoft Office Suite applications.

 

Selection
Procedure:

Evaluation of relevant education and experience. Panel interview and written exercise.

 

To Apply:

Submit your resume on-line through the AIMS system.

If this is the first time you have used AIMS, you will need to create an account.

Fairfax County is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veterans' status or disabled veterans' status. Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance; TTY 703-222-7314. Minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. EEO/AA/TTY.

 

Closing Date:

11/15/2013

 

Date Posted:

10/26/2013

 

Benefits:

Most positions advertised here are merit system positions funded for full benefits such as health insurance, retirement, life insurance and paid leave. Follow the link for details on Fairfax County's comprehensive benefits program for merit system employees. If a position is not funded for benefits that information will generally be included in the job announcement.

 

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