Assistant Right-of-Way Agent (#MAEB01)
$30,928.00 Yearly Min / $38,660.00 Yearly Mid / $46,392.00 Yearly Max

Summary Statement

An employee in this class performs the more simple and routine office and field duties involved in the acquisition of real property and related interests for state highway purposes.

Nature and Scope

Incumbents are entry level Right-of-Way Agents who, under close supervision, receive basic on-the-job training in right-of-way operations by means of rotational assignment in technical services, appraisals, negotiations, relocations, and property management.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.

  • Assists Right-of-Way agents in compiling property information from public records.
  • Assists in preparation of scale drawings of land and improvements from field measurements and deed descriptions.
  • Assists in collecting and tabulating data on real estate sales, rentals and associated costs and compilation of data for eminent domain proceedings.
  • Assists in the inspection of real property and the inventory of items to be involved in acquisition or relocation.
  • Inspects state owned properties for proper maintenance and identification of encroachments.
  • Learns to interpret plans and perform uncomplicated appraisals, negotiations and relocations.
  • Learns procedures for real property conveyancing.
  • Assists in the clearance of improvements from the right-of-way and disposition of surplus state properties.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

The intent of the listed knowledge, skills and abilities is to give a general indication of the core requirements for all positions in the class series; therefore, the KSA’s listed are not exhaustive or necessarily inclusive of the requirements of every position in the class.

  • Knowledge of general mathematics to include ability to calculate areas of regular and irregular planes to four decimal place accuracy.
  • Knowledge of basic property rights and fundamentals involved in transferring ownership.
  • Ability to prepare basic property drawings.
  • Ability to interpret basic data from construction drawings.
  • Ability to complete uncomplicated assignments in all right-of-way operations.
  • Ability to prepare property descriptions from right-of-way drawings and vice-versa.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other Department sections and the public.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Assistant Right-of-Way Agent
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Knowledge of real estate such as appraisal, law, real property acquisition, property management or title examination.
  2. Knowledge of blueprints, property and technical drawings.
  3. Knowledge of math such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, percentages, or decimals.
  4. Knowledge of narrative report writing.