Right-of-Way Agent IV - Operation Services Manager

Open to State of Delaware Merit Employees Only

Recruitment #022820-MAEB05-550800

Summary Statement

This position will have overall oversight and management responsibilities for one of the statewide section operations in Right-of-Way.  Responsibilities may include but not limited to:  ROW acquisitions, Transportation Alternatives Program, ROW settlement, Condemnation Coordination, ROW consultant management, ROW database administration, and special projects. Assignments may be given in any combination in response to the needs of the section for supervision, direction, review and training  The incumbent will manage internal staff as well as consultant teams with these responsibilities. This position will work out of both the Dover, DE Administration Building and the Bear, DE Administration Building.

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.

  • Provides technical and administrative supervision for a district or statewide staff unit responsible for one or more of the following right-of-way operational specialty areas:  appraisal, appraisal review, negotiation, technical services, relocation or property management.
  • Assigns work to subordinate agents, office personnel and fee appraisers to complete assignments in accordance with workloads, schedules and priorities, ensuring effective and efficient use of personnel.
  • May directly conduct appraisal, negotiation, relocation or technical service activities for special client situations.
  • Ensures that subordinate agents are given training and experience essential to effective and efficient completion of present and future assignments.
  • Recommends new or revised operating policies and procedures; works with Federal Highway Administration officials in implementing changes in laws and regulations.
  • Serves as the Assistant Chief, Right-of-Way to direct and represent the office in the absence of the Chief, Right-of-Way.
  • Coordinates with other Department sections to obtain and clear right-of-way in time to permit the Department's Bridge and Highway Program to proceed on schedule.

Job Requirements

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

  1. Three years experience in interpreting the Federal Uniform Relocation and Real Property Acquisition Act.
  2. Three years experience in real estate negotiation and real property acquisition.
  3. Three years experience in analyzing engineering or property drawings.
  4. Six months experience in preparing real estate cost estimates.
  5. Knowledge of real estate appraisal and real property management.
  6. Knowledge of staff supervision acquired through course work, academic training, training provided through an employer, or performing as a lead worker overseeing the work of others; OR supervising staff which may include planning, assigning, reviewing, and evaluating the work of others; OR supervising through subordinate supervisors a group of professional, technical, and clerical employees.

Additional Posting Information

Merit Only: Current State of Delaware employees in a position covered by the Merit System and who have completed their initial probationary period.

Conditions of Hire

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.  DelDOT does not provide employment-based sponsorship.

Pre-employment Drug Testing:  Upon a conditional offer, you must undergo pre-employment drug testing as part of the hiring process.


To learn more about the comprehensive benefit package please visit our website at https://dhr.delaware.gov/benefits/

Selection Process

The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position.  It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties.  For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content.   Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.  

Once you have submitted your application on-line, all future correspondence related to your application will be sent via email.  Please keep your contact information current.  You may also view all correspondence sent to you by the State of Delaware in the “My Applications” tab at statejobs.delaware.gov.


Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process.  To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance.  The State of Delaware – An Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.