County Administrator HR Clerk of the Circuit Court

Project Manager (Acquisition & Disposition)

Recruitment #2001-PRJMGRCPR6-001



Hillsborough County Government provides employees with careers that are both professionally and personally rewarding. With a wide range of independent agencies to choose from, the opportunities within Hillsborough County Government are endless! You are not just an employee within the government, you are an ambassador and business partner making a huge impact within our community that helps shape our future.


Our mission is to provide effective quality service at a reasonable cost with courtesy, integrity and accountability in a manner that protects and enhances the quality of life of our diverse population.


The Hillsborough County Geospatial & Land Acquisition Services Department is seeking an experienced professional to direct the Real Property Acquisition & Disposition Team, within the Land Acquisition Division. The ideal candidate will have knowledge and experience related to buying and selling property in a public sector setting, with considerable experience in eminent domain activities. The individual will have advanced abilities in communication and negotiation, and will be sensitive to community and organizational needs. The individual will have leadership experience supervising professional and technical staff.

Candidates with a minimum of two years in a public sector/eminent domain capacity and at least two years of supervisory experience will be strongly considered for the position.


This position provides direct professional services for, and provides leadership to a team of professional staff in delivering services related to Eminent Domain property acquisitions in support of capital projects, and in the sale of surplus County properties. The incumbent will work directly with internal and external stakeholders, provide technical review of and/or prepare complex legal and other documents related to real property transactions in accordance with established SOP’s. They are accountable for reporting on and facilitating project progress. Work assignments are performed independently but are frequently conducted in conjunction with the efforts of Manager – Acquisition and Disposition, the County Attorney’s Office, and project managers from the Capital Improvement teams in Public Works. The position’s work is reviewed by the Manager – Acquisition and Disposition.


Bachelor's degree in Real Estate, Business Administration, or related field; and minimum of four years managing and coordinating complex real estate transactions.


An equivalent combination of education (not less than a high school diploma/GED), training and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job specific competencies listed above.


  • Customer Commitment - Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service
  • Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity - Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve
  • Organizational Excellence - Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations
  • Success through Teamwork - Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals


Medium work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.


  • This job is performed in a professional office environment using standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and fax machines.


Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on the nature of their assignments, individual employees may perform some or all of the duties described below.

  • Schedule, assign and review subordinate work. Manage project time lines and deliverables in support of County's Capital Improvement and Non-Capital Improvement projects and development related projects.
  • Provide subordinate training and counseling; evaluate performance and initiate corrective/disciplinary action as needed.
  • Provide regular communication to management and support staff regarding the status of assigned projects.
  • Ensure all acquisitions by subordinate staff are conducted in conformance with established standards.
  • Provide material and logistical support to the County Attorney's Office as needed.
  • Assist management with complex real estate transactions, research and preparation of required reports for special projects.
  • Conduct negotiations for voluntary and involuntary real property acquisitions and dispositions.
  • Assists with surplus property dispositions, eminent domain proceedings, project plans review and project acquisition cost estimating.
  • Coordinates transactions and related matters with developers, attorneys, title companies, and other governmental agencies.
  • Oversees and manages professional and technical staff engaged in activities supporting the acquisition and disposition of real property.
  • Oversees closings for real property.
  • Performs other related duties as required.


  • Extensive knowledge of real estate transactions, legal instruments, legal descriptions, surveys, eminent domain acquisition and surplus process in accordance with Florida Statutes.
  • Knowledge of laws, regulations, and procedures governing the conveyance of and disposition of real property.
  • Knowledge of the most effective and efficient processes to successfully complete assigned tasks in a timely manner, with a focus on continuous improvement.
  • Ability to compose BOCC agenda items.
  • Ability to use initiative, exercise sound judgment and think independently. Ability to collect, organize and analyze data and develop logical conclusions.
  • Ability to provide leadership direction. Effectively uses acceptable principles and practices of performance management and motivation for direct reports at the professional staff level.
  • Skill in managing complex government real estate negotiations and transactions; the ability to multi-task projects/transactions/client needs.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to work with others within and external to own organization.
  • Ability to use a computer and job-related software.