Right of Way Agent

City of Lubbock, TX - Lubbock, TX

Full-time
Plans, coordinates, and conducts negotiations for acquisition of real property or easements.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Supervise and participate in negotiations with property owners, corporations, mortgage holders, or their legal representatives to obtain real property or easements required by the City;
Confer with other governing bodies, city officials, and department heads regarding their needs in property acquisition;
Check all agreements for accuracy and completeness;
Meet with developers, citizens, City personnel, and outside utility companies to handle street/alley easement closures and the issuance of street/alley/easement licenses. Present easements to the City Council when scheduled;
Solve title problems and research legal descriptions and right of way questions for title and survey companies, citizens, and City departments;
Appraise City-owned property and buildings; appraise property the City is interested in purchasing; act as review appraiser for Community Development projects;
Review and keep abreast of all applicable City codes and ordinances;
Supervise recordkeeping system for City owned property;
Assist and offer technical advice on eminent domain proceedings;
Select, train, evaluate, and supervise personnel. Establish performance standards, work priorities, and schedules;
Assist in budget preparation; prepare reports as required;
Perform related duties as directed.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Completion of a bachelor degree in business, finance, real estate or a related field with an additional one to three years experience in appraising, purchasing, or selling real property; or any combination of relevant education and experience which provides the following:

Valid current Driver's License

KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of:
Laws and practices relating to acquisition or land and right-of-way. Factors involved in appraising property.

Ability to:
Understand maps, deeds and conveyances, and construction plans; supervise the work of others; negotiate with others; maintain records and prepare reports; communicate effectively with others; coordinate and acquisition functions with City departments.
Physical Requirements
Occasionally walk, sometimes over rough terrain;
Frequently flex upper trunk forward;
Occasionally lift and carry up to 10 pounds;
Occasionally crouch or stoop;
Frequently operate a vehicle;
Occasionally reach above, at or below shoulder height.