County Administrator HR Clerk of the Circuit Court

Real Property Specialist

Recruitment #2001-RPSPECCPR4-002



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.


Must have extensive knowledge and experience with Real Estate practices and procedures with a high concentration in conducting transactions, researching title information, and drafting transactional documents. Skills in researching, analyzing, and documenting real estate ownership; reviewing surveys, sketches and legal descriptions; and drafting and documenting real estate transactions. Must have the ability to prepare organized technical reports, instruments, spreadsheets, and various leases and licenses; and to manage real estate transactions for Hillsborough County’s capital improvement and non-capital improvement projects from beginning to end. Experience reviewing commercial and governmental real estate transactions in a technical or legal environment; assuring compliance with laws and regulations relating to land acquisition and disposition; assuring compliance and a clear understanding of the title issues effecting the land.


  • Skill in researching and analyzing real estate ownership and title information.
  • Skill in reviewing legal descriptions, title reports, and real estate transaction documents.
  • Experience in successfully negotiating Commercial and Governmental Real Estate transactions, including acquisition of easements and rights-of-way and disposition of real property.
  • Experience performing technical reviews of title documents, right-of-way maps, legal descriptions, and/or surveys.
  • Knowledge of applicable laws and regulations related to land acquisition, disposition, licenses, and vacating.
  • Knowledge of real estate practices and procedures.


Graduation from an accredited four year degree granting college or university with a major in Real Estate, Business, Public Administration, Planning, Architecture, or Engineering; AND

Four years of experience in real estate appraisal, acquisition, disposition, real estate research and/or title review/analysis;  




Possession of a current (unexpired) Florida Real Estate License; AND

Five years of experience in land or property transactions, land appraisal evaluation, or title abstracting;


An equivalent combination of education (not less than possession of a High School diploma/GED), training and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-related competencies noted below; AND

Possession of a valid Driver License.


  • 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


Light work - Exerting up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.  If the use of arm and/or leg control requires exertion of forces greater than that of sedentary work and if the worker sits most of the time, the job is considered light work.


  • This position takes place in an office environment.
  • Requires sitting for an extended period of time.


    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 assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform one or more of the activities described below:

    • Conducts assessments and title analysis related to land and other property acquisitions, dispositions, rights-of-way, easements, and other real property interests.
    • Conducts special studies, analyzes data, prepares reports, and provides recommendations based on data collected.
    • Administers all aspects of the County’s vacating program, from initial petition intake through presentation to the Board of County Commissioners.
    • Coordinates, clears title, and manages closings for County real estate acquisitions and dispositions.
    • Negotiates the acquisition and disposition of complex, high value, commercial and special purpose properties.
    • Implements the terms of contracts, including developing and meeting critical dates.
    • Provides timely and accurate information in response to public information requests.
    • Prepares legal instruments for acquisition, disposition, and exchange transactions in collaboration with the County Attorney’s Office.
    • Provides recommendations on terms and conditions upon which properties will be sold, acquired, and/or exchanged.
    • May oversee the work and ensure quality of work performed by Real Property Specialists, including scheduling, assigning, reviewing work, and providing training.
    • Consistently adheres to records management procedures to ensure timely and accurate additions to County inventory and section files.
    • Participates in Eminent Domain proceedings and condemnation suits.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.


    • Knowledge and skill in research of public records, evaluation of real property information, and title examination/abstraction.
    • Knowledge of laws, regulations, and procedures governing eminent domain, real property conveyance, and real estate title.
    • Ability to confirm legal descriptions from survey data.
    • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
    • Ability to collect, organize, and evaluate data and to develop logical conclusions.
    • Ability to effectively work independently and with others.
    • Skill in negotiating acquisition of real property.
    • Ability to work effectively with others, including other staff and the general public, along with fostering relationships with other intra-governmental agencies and departments.
    • Ability to understand and interpret appraisals and valuations of real property.
    • Ability to work in a dynamic, fast paced environment.



    We offer much more than the competitive pay you expect. We value our employees and Hillsborough County Government is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. And because we understand that no two people are exactly alike, you can choose what best suits the needs of you and your family.

    • Health Plan: The County pays towards health insurance premiums for all employees. Employees can select from two (2) healthcare plan options. Coverage is effective the first of the month following thirty (30) days of employment.
    • Dental Insurance: Employees are eligible to enroll in the dental coverage and choose from four options: High DMO, Low DMO, a network Open Access Plan, and a PPO. Coverage is effective the first of the month following thirty (30) days of employment.
    • Vision Care: Employees and their dependents are eligible to enroll in the vision coverage. Co-payment coverage includes exams, lens and frame, as well as an allowable contact lens expense. Coverage is effective the first of the month following thirty (30) days of employment.
    • Employee Assistance Program: This program provides all employees and family members with professional, confidential counseling sessions. All employees and dependents are afforded up to six (6) free visits per Plan year. Coverage begins on the first day of employment.
    • Tuition Reimbursement: Employees may be reimbursed up to $1,000 (undergraduate), $2000 (graduate) per fiscal year for classes at an accredited college or university for courses that enhance your ability to perform your current job duties.
    • Holidays: Employees receive up to twelve (12) paid holidays per year.

    Visit our Benefits page for more exciting details.

    Veteran’s Preference:

    Do you qualify for Veteran's Preference? Preference will only be entitled upon initial appointment for eligible veterans and eligible spouses of veterans. Documentation that clearly shows dates of service, campaign awards or medals received, and character of discharge (DD-214 Member-4 or Service-2 copy) to support entitlement to preference must be provided at the time of application.

    Equal Opportunity Employer:

    Hillsborough County Government provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Hillsborough County Government complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

    Hillsborough County welcomes and encourages applications from minorities, veterans, and persons with physical and mental disabilities, and will reasonably accommodate the needs of those persons in the application and testing process. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation requests will be on a case-by-case basis.

    Hillsborough County Government expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Hillsborough County Government’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge

    Hillsborough County is a drug free workplace.

    Response/Recovery Activities:

    Employees are required to participate in response/recovery activities in response to an emergency or natural disaster affecting County operations and/or its citizens. In such situations, every effort will be made to maintain operations, but employees will be assigned to carry out response activities suited to their skills and capabilities. *MON*



    In the event of an emergency or disaster, an employee may be required to respond promptly to duties and responsibilities as assigned by the employee’s department, the County’s Office of Emergency Management, or County Administration. Such assignments may be for before, during or after the emergency/disaster.