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 general direction, plans, organizes, and
supervises the activities involved in the administration,
negotiation, and acquisition of real property, leases, rights of
way, real property appraisals, relocation assistance, and disposal
of county property and rights of way; and does related work as
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This is a single-position,
management class. The incumbent is responsible for the
administration and direction of the Real Property Division of the
General Services Department and performs the most difficult
functions in real estate transactions for public use.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
1. Plans, organizes, and directs the work of technical and clerical
staff assigned to the division; selects, trains, and evaluates the
performance of staff.
2. Prepares and administers the division's budget; develops and
implements Recurring Performance Measures and Impact Measures;
monitors expenditures; develops administrative policy; maintains
records and prepares reports; represents the division before the
Board of Supervisors and the public.
3. Advises and recommends actions on real property matters to
superiors and Board of Supervisors.
4. Coordinates the preparation of condemnation actions with legal
counsel; testifies in eminent domain cases.
5. Analyzes financial impact and cost-effectiveness of facilities
leased/rented by the County and County properties leased/rented by
others; evaluates need for disposal of any excess properties.
6. Negotiates agreements for the purchase, sale, rental, lease, and
use of real property; conducts in-house escrows; appraises property
and its improvements to prepare cost estimates.
7. Formulates legal descriptions for deeds, easements, and removal
and relocation agreements for improvements within proposed
rights-of-way; prepares schedules and bills for the purchase of
Possession of the Senior designation (SR/WA) from the International
Right of Way Association or a broker's license from the State of
California, Department of Real Estate and:
1. Six years of increasingly responsible experience in negotiation,
leasing, appraisal, and acquisition of real property, including
experience acquiring real property for public purposes; or,
2. two years of experience performing duties equivalent to the class
of Real Property Agent III 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 Qualifications: Possession of a valid California Class C
Knowledge of: the principles and practices of real property
appraisal work and of acquiring property for public purposes;
federal, state, and local laws and regulations related to easements,
rights-of-way, and relocation assistance, the procedures involved in
relocation assistance programs; leasing property management
practices; the function of legal instruments that are used in real
property ownership and transfer; the effect on property values of
deed and tract restrictions, zoning ordinances, setbacks, tax and
improvement assessments, easements and encroachments; the California
government code as related to real property management and the law
governing condemnation proceedings; rental and lease agreements and
procedures for the proper negotiation and completion of such
agreements; budgeting terminology, practices, and procedures.
Ability to: plan, organize, assign, prioritize, and delegate work of
self and others; read and understand legal descriptions, engineering
drawings, property maps, and the various legal documents used in
right-of-way and real property actions; establish and maintain
effective relationships with subordinates, colleagues, customer
departments, property owners and the public; represent the
department with tact and diplomacy; write technical material such as
legal descriptions and right-of-way agreements in a clear and
concise manner; learn and apply principles and practices of
performance-based budgeting; make presentations before groups of
people; negotiate effective agreements; influence and persuade
superiors and clients on real property issues.
Experience supervising professionals engaged in the appraisal and
acquisition of real property.