Supervising Property Agent – Appraisal Section

Division of Rights of Way

Recruitment #240108-0501FE-001


The State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation (DOT) invites its interested employees to apply for the position of Supervising Property Agent within the Bureau of Engineering and Construction, Division of Rights of Way, Appraisal Section, in Newington.

This position requires current Connecticut Certified General Real Estate Appraiser licensure which must be maintained as a condition of employment in this position.


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Appraisal staff in the Division of Rights of Way perform complex appraisal work and acquire property through eminent domain for the Department’s Capital Program. The role of the Appraisal Section is to ensure property rights are valued in accordance with state and federal law.

The Supervising Property Agent in the Appraisal Section is required to hold and maintain a Certified General Real Estate Appraiser license in order to perform duties as an appraiser and supervisor of the Appraisal Section. Though a hybrid telework schedule may be available in accordance with the State Telework Agreement, as supervisor, you will perform appraisal work and provide staff training and assistance in the field and office and must be available to report to the field and office as required to perform the duties.


Applicants must be available to travel for training, conferences, meetings, field reviews, etc. both within and outside of normal working hours, when necessary. A valid motor vehicle operator's license and Connecticut Certified General Real Estate Appraiser license are required and must be maintained.

Please list your Driver’s license number, expiration date, and issuing State, and Real Estate Appraiser license number and expiration date in the "Licenses and Professional Certifications" section of your application. If applicable, please also list any other job-relevant licenses or certifications you hold.


We are looking for energetic and driven team players who are passionate about serving the public and about the work we do within the DOT to deliver our mission.

Selection Plan

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.

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In a state agency having a real property appraisal and acquisition function this class is accountable for supervising Property Agents performing the technical and complex phases of property appraisal, property acquisition and relocation assistance and property leasing or sale.


  • Schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews work of staff; 
  • Provides staff training and assistance; 
  • Conducts performance evaluations; 
  • Determines priorities and plans section work; 
  • Establishes and maintains section procedures; 
  • Develops or makes recommendations on development of policies and standards; 
  • Acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures; 
  • Prepares reports and correspondence; 
  • Supervises property appraisal and acquisition, relocation, outdoor advertising, property management or title examination and recording; 
  • Supervises research, physical inspections surveys and compilation of project-related data; 
  • Accepts or rejects values estimated by staff and independent fee appraisers; 
  • Supervises preparation of documentation for presentation at hearings, court proceedings or property conveyance, condemnation, easements, acquisition, release or other related purposes; 
  • Prepares material and reviews negotiated documents to ensure conformance with rules and regulations; 
  • Supervises maintenance and control of section files and records; 
  • Presents testimony at hearings or court proceedings; 
  • Performs related duties as required.


  • Considerable knowledge of
    • relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; 
    • relevant agency policies and procedures; 
    • methods and practices of land acquisition by purpose or condemnation; 
    • real estate appraisal; 
    • principles and practices of property management; 
    • title examining and recording; 
  • Considerable
    • interpersonal skills; 
    • oral and written communication skills; 
  • Ability to utilize computer software; 
  • Supervisory ability.


Eight (8) years of technical experience in the appraisal, acquisition or sale of real property or in large scale real estate property management.


One (1) year of the General Experience must have been in a lead capacity.

NOTE: For state employees this experience is interpreted at the level of a Property Agent 2.


  • 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.
  • 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 with complex appraisal work and acquisition of property through eminent domain
  • Experience supervising or leading, evaluating and developing improved performance of junior staff
  • Experience mentoring and providing on the job training in the field to junior staff
  • Experience delegating, assigning and tracking work, ensuring quality completion, and reporting out metrics
  • Experience using Microsoft Office Suite with emphasis on Word, SharePoint, Excel, Teams and Outlook
  • Experience reading and interpreting construction plans
  • Experience using organizational, interpersonal, presentation, oral, and written communication skills effectively
  • Experience problem solving, recommending and implementing effective solutions in a timely manner
  • Experience in multitasking and prioritizing workload
  • Experience coordinating effectively with other Department units, consultants, towns, state and federal agencies
  • Experience with relevant state and federal laws, statutes, regulations, state and department manuals, policies, and procedures


  • 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.
  • Incumbents in this class may be required to obtain a Certificate of Appointment as a Notary Public.
  • Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
  • Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.



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