Are you a current Department of Transportation employee looking to grow you career within the agency?
Do you enjoy performing complex tasks in the technical phases of property appraisal, acquisition, relocation, leasing, sale, or revenue management?
If so, read below & apply today!
The State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation (DOT), is now accepting applications from qualified agency employees for multiple Property Agent 2 opportunities within the Division of Rights of Way located at our headquarters in Newington, CT. These are full-time, Monday-Friday 40 hours/week opportunities.
The Role: We are seeking dynamic, technical-oriented, energetic, driven team players who are passionate about serving the public and about the work we do in the Division of Rights of Way. We are looking for people who are interested in promoting our mission of providing a safe and efficient intermodal transportation network that improves the quality of life and promotes economic vitality for the State and the region. If you have excellent verbal, written, communication, presentation, and negotiating skills and have demonstrated leadership abilities this could be the job for you!
Discover the Opportunity to:
- Lead and/or perform the most complex tasks in the technical and complex phases of property acquisition, estimates of compensation, negotiation, project coordination, and oversight.
- Provide relocation assistance and advisory services, property management, title searching, and the sale/leasing of the Department’s real property assets.
- Display your knowledge of pertinent state laws and federal regulations governing the acquisition of real property through condemnation or purchase, appraising and appraisal review, engineering and construction concepts, negotiation of complex property transactions, determination of just compensation and the oversight associated with the relocation of displaced families, businesses, or items of personal property, in conformance with Department policies, established procedures, state laws and federal regulations.
- Assist in the development of related policy.
- Evaluate staff and recommend/perform trainings and perform related duties as required.
Application Instructions: Please include your valid and current Motor Vehicle Operator’s license number in the “Licenses & Certifications” section of your application.
*This salary range shall increase effective July 1, 2022.
- In order to be considered for this job opening you must be a current State of CT employee of the agency listed above for at least six (6) months of full-time service or full-time equivalent service, absent any applicable collective bargaining language, and 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 on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
- Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States, available to travel for training, conferences, meetings, field reviews, etc. both within and outside of normal working hours, when necessary, and must possess and retain a valid driver's license.
- Ensure that your application is complete and detailed before submitting it. In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process. You will not be able to make revisions once your application is submitted into the JobAps system.
- Please select all location(s) and shift(s) you are willing to work on your application. Failure to do so may result in not being considered for vacancies in that specific location.
- All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period. It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception. Requests should be made to DAS.SHRM@ct.gov.
After You Apply:
- Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board daily to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process.
- This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the question's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders daily in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam.
- At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: a cover letter, resume, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position.
- The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class. Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.
Connect With Us:
- Due to the large volume of applications received, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account.
- If have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In a state agency having a real property appraisal and acquisition and/or commercial leasing function this class is accountable for acting as a working lead and/or for performing the most complex tasks in the technical phases of property appraisal, acquisition, relocation, leasing, sale or revenues management.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
WORKING LEAD LEVEL: As assigned by a supervisor distributes, prioritizes, oversees and reviews office unit work; provides staff training and assistance; conducts or assists in conducting performance evaluations; acts as liaison with operating units, agencies, consultant staffs and other outside officials regarding unit office policies and standards; prepares reports and correspondence; performs related duties as required.
ADVANCED WORKING LEVEL: Leads or participates in field investigations and negotiations necessary for purchase, lease or tenant occupancy of land, buildings, other improvements, easement rights or revenue development; prepares commercial leases, agreements, deeds and related documents; oversees relocation activities and makes suggestions as to appropriate courses of actions; prepares appraisals of real property to be acquired, sold or leased; prepares cost estimates, title searches, deeds and condemnation documents; inspects designated properties to determine scope of projects and areas to be affected; testifies in court in condemnation proceedings to sustain values recommended; recommends alterations where such changes will result in a more reasonable award to property owners; supervises disposal of excess properties through transfer to other state agencies or formal or informal bids to the public; monitors tenant compliance with lease agreements; establishes and maintains liaison with engineers, engineering consultants, municipal agencies and other state agencies in connection with property appraisal and acquisition activities; may review appraisals submitted by staff or fee appraisals for conformance to proper valuation techniques; may be assigned special projects; may supervise rental and leasing of state owned properties, may develop and manage specific properties or leases to enhance revenue production; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of methods and practices of land acquisition by purchase or condemnation; knowledge of real estate appraisal; knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations concerning relocation of displaced property owners and tenants, public utility location and relocation as they affect rights of way processes, property and commercial leases, service contracts, space rental agreements, tenant and lease holder rights; knowledge of effect on property values of deed restrictions, zoning ordinances, setbacks, assessments and encroachments; knowledge of property management including lease negotiation, needs assessment, proposal analysis and revenue enhancement; considerable interpersonal skills; oral and written communications skills; ability to utilize computer software; some supervisory ability.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Seven (7) 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 equaling 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.
- Experience reading maps and construction plans.
- Experience applying State and Federal Laws, Statutes, and regulations as they relate to the acquisition of property for the capitol program.
- Experience multi-tasking and prioritizing workload.
- Flexibility to attend meetings as needed.
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.
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.