Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Property Agent 1 (40 Hour)

Division of Rights of Way

Recruitment #210331-6585FS-001

Introduction

Do you want to be part of a great team of Engineering and Construction professionals who are shaping the future of Transportation in Connecticut?  
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The State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation (DOT) is currently accepting applications for Property Agent 1 positions, in the Division of Rights of Way, Office of Engineering, at our Newington Headquarters. These positions are full time, 40 hours per week and are in the P-4 (Engineering and Scientific) bargaining unit.  Field work will be required and travel primarily within the State will be necessary.

We are seeking self-motivated, collaborative professionals to join our team! In this exciting position, you will be involved with real property acquisition and relocation services, property management, leasing, appraisals, title examination, closings, and deed preparation.  We are looking for professionals with a strong work ethic, positive attitude, eagerness and ability to take direction, learn and retain job training and a strong desire to work in the transportation engineering field.  

The DOT offers a competitive starting salary and excellent State benefits package including health/dental insurance, generous paid time off, retirement plan, alternate work schedule options and a multitude of other benefits. We also offer the convenience of an on-site, low-cost fitness center, on-site cafeteria, and ample free parking. We are centrally located in Newington with easy access from major highways and by public transportation.  

Learn more about us and how you can make an impact!   

Selection Plan

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.  The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date, unless otherwise specified.

Applicants MUST be legally authorized to work in the United States, possess a Bachelor's or Master's degree from an accredited college or university; be available to travel to and attend training, conferences, public meetings, field reviews, etc. both within and outside of normal working hours when necessary, and possess and retain a valid Driver's license.  Applicants must list their valid Driver's license number, expiration date and issuing State, and any other job-relevant licenses or certifications, in the Licenses and Professional Certifications section of their application. 

Applicants MUST include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their application. Ensure that your application is complete before submitting it. Applicants will be unable to make revisions once their application is submitted into the JobAps system. Applicants who submit and subsequently withdraw their application will not be able to resubmit for the same posting. 

This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. The email notification will include an expiration date by which you must submit (Finish) your responses. Please regularly check your email for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders, as emails could end up there in error. 

Interviews may be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position. The candidate pool resulting from this posting may be used to fill future vacancies that occur at the Department of Transportation, Bureau of Engineering and Construction, Division of Rights of Way. Candidates who are offered and accept a position with the State of Connecticut are bound by the State Code of Ethics for Public Officials and State Employees which is available at www.ct.gov/ethics

At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which supports their qualifications for this position. These documents may include; cover letters, college transcripts, verification of degree completion, foreign education equivalency reports from a recognized USA accrediting service, proof of licensure, performance appraisals, employment/supervisory references, etc. 

Due to the volume of applications anticipated, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be provided through your JobAps portal account.  

Direct questions pertaining to this recruitment to Catherine Downey at Catherine.Downey@CT.Gov and reference Property Agent 1 31064-31065-31068. 

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In a state agency having a property acquisition and leasing function this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in technical phases of property acquisition, disposal, commercial leasing and revenue management.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Conducts negotiations necessary to secure property, property rights and commercial lease agreements; conducts title searches and related research; prepares deeds and draws maps from survey notes; collects and analyzes data in property market values; conducts site inspections of proposed land acquisitions; makes recommendations for fair awards to property owners; provides relocation assistance to displaced individuals in obtaining new residences or places of business; prepares condemnation files and provides testimony at condemnation hearings; prepares leases agreements, easements and other agreements related to land acquisition, property management and revenue development; processes disposal and sale of state owned land and buildings; maintains records and prepares reports; may prepare or review appraisals; may recommend items for salvage in properties to be demolished; may supervise maintenance of buildings and grounds of acquired property; may assist in municipal grants in aid programs; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Knowledge of principles and practices of land acquisition by purchase or condemnation; knowledge of principles and practices of real property title examination, abstraction and conveyance; knowledge of commercial lease agreements and revenue management; knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; knowledge of property values and appraisal methods; knowledge of deed and tract restrictions, zoning ordinances, setbacks, assessments and encroachments and their effect on property values; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; ability to utilize computer software.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Six (6) years of technical experience in rights of way, real estate appraisal, land acquisition, sale of real property, commercial leasing or property management.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

1. College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
2. Certification by the International Right of Way Association as a Senior Right of Way Professional may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The preferred candidate will possess the following experience:

  • Reading and interpreting engineering design drawings and plans, construction contracts, permit applications/approvals, and related documents/media; 
  • Working with statutes/regulations and relevant state/federal laws regarding transportation and real estate;
  • Negotiating with and influencing others to achieve Department goals;
  • Presenting complex information to diverse populations including officials, peers, members of the public and small and large groups;
  • Reading, interpreting, developing and writing complex technical documents with correct formatting, spelling, and punctuation;
  • Working effectively with design professionals, construction contractors, landlords, tenants, property owners, municipal, state and federal officials, and other stakeholders; 
  • Project organization and document control;
  • Commercial and residential property management;
  • Navigating the design, construction, and permitting process for various types of infrastructure projects (e.g. bridges, traffic control systems, pavement structures, drainage facilities, buildings, railroads, transit facilities, utilities, and underground structures);
  • Working with Microsoft Office 365 products, Bluebeam, ESRI ArcGIS and related software;
College education in real estate, business administration, economics, geographic information systems, political science with concentration in state and/or local government, communications, urban planning, or closely related fields, with achievement of a 3.0 grade point average in job-relevant courses is also preferred.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Incumbents in this class involved with the appraisal of real property must successfully complete agency specified real estate appraisal courses and possess and retain a current Connecticut Real Estate Appraiser license and either a residential and/or general appraiser certification as required by the position.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
3. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.

Conclusion

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.



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The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.