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Real Property Agent

Salary: Real Property Agent I (#6629)

$19.03-$23.24 hourly / $3,311-$4,042 monthly / Range: 5240

Real Property Agent II (#6630)

$25.27-$30.85 hourly / $4,395-$5,365 monthly / Range: 5808

DEFINITION: Under close supervision (I) or general direction (II), coordinates and prepares real estate documentation and applies real estate practices and principles in of real property law, land acquisition and disposition, property management, engineering, or appraisal as they relate to buying, selling, and leasing real property or property rights for public use.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: Real Property Agent I is the entry- level class in which incumbents receive orientation and training, work under close supervision, and are expected to progress to the journey -level in a reasonable period of time. Real Property Agent II is the full journey -level, which is distinguished by incumbents' responsibility for projects of greater complexity and sensitivity and by incumbents' use of more independent judgment in planning, scheduling, and completing assigned projects.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES FOR BOTH LEVELS:

1. Performs public agency real estate transactions.
2. Examines and interprets information contained in legal descriptions, engineering plans, property maps, and preliminary title reports for the purpose of buying, selling, or leasing real property or property rights for public use.
3. Reviews appraisals to ensure that they include accurate assumptions and are based on appropriate principles.
4. Researches minimum value and/or nominal value for real property and conducts rental studies.
5. Researches property title, court cases, property rights, and other public and quasi-public records related to real estate transactions.
6. Prepares, interprets, and negotiates deeds, easements, concession agreements, leases, licenses, temporary entry permits, and purchase and sale contracts to be used in the acquisition and disposition of real property or property rights.
7. Meets and confers with the public, elected officials, and appointed boards and commissions to present the County's proposals and answer questions related to real estate transactions.
8. Coordinates work on real property matters with other County departments, government agencies, and the general public to ensure conformance with policies and regulations and to make sure projects are completed on time.
9. Works Confers with County Counsel on eminent domain actions related to condemnation proceedings.
10. Maintains records and prepares letters, reports, and general correspondence.
11. May assist in training other staff.

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS:

REAL PROPERTY AGENT I

1. Possession of an Associate's Degree or two years64 semester units or 94 quarter units of college coursework, preferably in real estate, business/public administration, or a related field; a valid certificate in real estate from an accredited college or university; or a real estate license issued by the state of California Department of Real Estate; or,
2. either a valid certificate in real estate from an accredited college or university or a real estate license issued by the state of California Department of Real Estate and one year of paraprofessional experience related to public or private sector real estate transactions including appraisal, leasing, engineering (as it relates to reading and interpreting drawings, plans, property maps and preliminary title reports), application or interpretation of real property law, or acquisition or disposal of real property or property rights; or,
3. two years of paraprofessional experience related to public or private sector real estate transactions including appraisal, leasing, engineering (as it relates to reading and interpreting drawings, plans, property maps and preliminary title reports), application or interpretation of real property law, or acquisition or disposal of real property or property rights; or,
4. a combination of training, education, and experience that is equivalent to one of the employment standards listed above and that provides the required knowledge and abilities.

Additional Requirement: Possession of a valid California Class C Driver's License.

Knowledge of: standard English grammar and usage; basic math; basic computer applications for office use.

Ability to: work tactfully and effectively and maintain cooperative and productive working relations with others; make presentations; read, understand, and explain legal and technical documents; write technical material such as letters, reports, leases, and contracts clearly and concisely; follow oral and written directions; communicate effectively in person, by phone, and in writing; maintain cooperative and productive working relations with otherswork in groups and on teams; use computers.

Desirable Qualifications: knowledge of basic principles and practices of land acquisition and disposition, real estate negotiations, engineering (as it relates to drawings, plans, property maps and preliminary title reports), property management, real property law, appraisal disciplines and the preparation of documentation relating to real estate transactions.

REAL PROPERTY AGENT II

Possession of an Associate's Degree or two years of college coursework in real estate, business/public administration, or a related field; a valid certificate in real estate from an accredited college or university; or a real estate license issued by the state of California Department of Real Estate; and,

1. Two years of increasingly responsible professional experience in appraisal, leasing, engineering (as it relates to reading and interpreting drawings, plans, property maps and preliminary title reports), real property law, or acquisition or disposal of real property or property rights for public purposes (i.e., in a public agency, special district, public or quasi-public utility company); or,
2. two years of experience performing duties equivalent to the class of Real Property Agent I with Santa Barbara County; or,
3. a combination of training, education, and experience that is equivalent to one of the employment standards listed above and that provides the required knowledge and abilities.

Additional Requirement: Possession of a valid California Class C Driver's License.

In addition to the knowledge and abilities for Real Property Agent I:

Knowledge of: real estate contracts and contract law; the principles, practices, processes, and procedures of acquiring and disposing of real property or property rights for public agency purposes; Federal, State, and local laws and regulations related to the acquisition and disposition of real property or property rights as they apply to negotiators representing public agencies; principles of engineering to interpret legal descriptions for real property transactions; processes and procedures involved in government agency execution of deeds, permits, easements, purchase and sale contracts, and other documents necessary in the acquisition/disposition or use of real property or property rights for public purposes; principles and practices of public agency property acquisition and revenue leasing; public agency property management and property valuation; basic theories behind and practical aspects of the laws, rules, and regulations applicable to acquisition of private property for public use through exercise of the power of eminent domain.

Ability to: work tactfully and effectively with the public and elected officials when confronted with sensitive issues; work independently and in groups to resolve issues and solve problems; manage interpersonal conflict; make presentations in public meetings and before decision-making bodies such as boards and commissions; train others.
 



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