Right of Way Agent IV - Right of Way Division

Texas Department of Transportation - Austin, TX4.0

Full-time | Part-time$42,000 - $69,000 a year
TxDOT's Right of Way Division is looking for a Right of Way Agent IV based in Austin, TX. We have a diverse workforce of over 12,000 employees statewide. If you want to build an exciting career, let’s talk!

At TxDOT we value employee work-life-balance. In keeping with our commitment to this value our employees benefit from a wide array of programs and activities that include telework, flexed and compressed work schedules, wellness leave incentive, in-house wellness center, career development programs, tuition assistance, and various other benefits. For a complete list of our total compensation package please visit our website at Total Compensation

Work Location: 118 E. Riverside Dr. Austin, TX 78704

Tentatively, in the summer of 2022, the work location for this position will be moved to 6100 E. Stassney Lane, Austin, TX.

Travel Required: 10%
Military Occup Specialty Code

State Classification Code: 2086
State Classification Title: Right of Way Agent IV
Occupational Category: Land Surveying, Appraising, and Utilities

TxDOT is committed to hiring veterans. To assist in determining whether your military experience may pertain to the minimum requirements for this position, Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) codes from each branch of the U.S. Armed Forces have been assigned to each state classification code/title where applicable. The MOS codes are grouped by occupational category.

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General Description

Serves as a program specialist in the area of relocation services. Performs technical and/or clerical work related to state and/or federally funded right-of-way relocations. Work requires considerable contact with private entities and governmental agencies. Employees at this level establish their own work plan and priorities to meet set objectives. Issues are rarely referred to the supervisor but are handled at the occurrence.


The essential duties for this job include:
Assists in developing and preparing program manuals and/or classroom materials.
Coordinates execution of relocation, acquisition, lease and/or condemnation papers with Department payment processing personnel, property owners and title companies for commitment and closure.
Coordinates, reviews and processes relocation payment requests for correlation with associated documents for property reimbursement, relocation costs and/or eminent domain proceedings.
Develops, implements and interprets Department policies and procedures.
Ensures compliance with applicable state and federal laws; oversees and advises personnel on proper implementation.
Oversees current projects for progress and pending projects for planning purposes; consults and advises personnel in policies and procedures.
Researches problems and coordinates solutions regarding program processes and procedures; prepares correspondence and makes recommendations to improve programs.
Serves as a Department expert in program responsibilities.
Trains other employees.
Performs other job responsibilities as assigned.


The required competencies for this job include:
Communicate effectively
Principles of right of way acquisition and associated terminology
Real estate practices, procedures and terminology
Relocation assistance policies and procedures
Manages conflicts quickly, expressing opinions directly and determining resolution in order to advance work and maintain effective relationships
Public relations for maintaining effective working relationships with individuals and groups
Preparing and maintaining confidential and sensitive records, files and reports
Interpreting applicable information
Training in a classroom, office and field environment
The use of personal computers and applicable programs, applications and systems


This job requires the following:
Bachelor's Degree

Work Experience

This job requires the following:
4 years in Right of Way -related work (Experience can be satisfied by full-time or prorated part-time equivalent)

Supervisory Experience

No supervisory experience required.


Relevant experience may be substituted for education on a year per year basis.

Licenses and Certifications

The following Licenses and/or Certifications are required for this job:

Safety Impact Certificate

Other Conditions:
If this position is determined to be Safety Impact by responsibilities, it will be subject to random drug testing.

Conditions of Employment

Conditions for this Position: Standards of Employment


Resumes are accepted for additional information. You must complete the online State of Texas application to include work experience, education and all information necessary to meet minimum requirements for the position. If this information is not completed, your application will be rejected. "See Resume" will not be accepted for work experience.

Applicant Information

Applicant Information

Job postings expire at 11:59 PM Central Standard Time.