Placer Employment Opportunities

Real Estate Services Manager

Recruitment #2022-13522-01

Introduction

Placer County is comprised of over 1,400 square miles of beautiful and diverse geography, ranging from the residential and commercial areas of South Placer, through the historic foothill areas of Auburn, Foresthill, and Colfax, and to the County's jewel of the North Lake Tahoe basin. Placer is a great place to live, work, play, and learn! For more information about Placer County, please visit www.placer.ca.gov.

POSITION INFORMATION

This classification received a general wage increase of 4.5% effective 7/30/22 and is scheduled to receive subsequent general wage increases of 4.5% in July 2023 and 4.0% in July 2024.

Placer County's Community Development Resource Agency is currently accepting applications to fill one Real Estate Services Manager vacancy within the Placer County Conservation Program. This position is responsible for planning, organizing, directing, and managing real estate services activities for the Placer County Conservation Program.

BENEFITS

Placer County offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees, including:

  • Management leave: 100 hours per year*
  • Holidays: 14 paid holidays per year, 2 of which are floating holidays*
  • Vacation leave: 10 days/year with ability to accrue 25 days/year
  • Sick leave: 12 days/year*
  • Cafeteria plan: $5,000 per year to use towards 401(k), dependent care, medical co-insurance, or cash*
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance available for employees and dependents
  • Deferred compensation with 401(k) contribution matches up to $1,500/year
  • $50,000 life insurance policy at no cost to employee
  • CalPERS retirement plans
  • Retiree medical insurance
  • Education allowance: up to $1,200 per year
  • Annual vacation cash out: up to 100 hours may be cashed out each year
  • Bilingual incentive: incumbents may be eligible for bilingual incentive pay depending upon operational needs and certification of proficiency.

*Amounts will be prorated for part-time employees and employees hired after the first of the year.

The information above represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change. Applicants should inquire about the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department. For a detailed listing of benefits, please click here to view Management benefits.

For more information regarding the benefits Placer County has to offer please visit Placer County's Human Resources website.

DEFINITION

To plan, organize, direct, and manage real estate services activities in assigned department including planning, developing, acquiring, leasing, and managing real property; coordinate property management activities with other divisions and departments; and provide highly complex staff assistance to executive management.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

The Real Estate Services Manager job class recognizes positions that provide full line and functional management responsibility for a division or program area within a department. Incumbents in this job class provide responsible administrative, operational, and program management in assigned department.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED

Receives general supervision from higher level management staff. 

Exercises direct supervision over supervisory, professional, technical, and clerical personnel.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Develop and implement county department, division, and program area goals, objectives, policies, and procedures.
  • Plan, organize, and direct real estate activities including planning, developing, negotiating, acquiring, leasing, and managing real property; coordinate tenant improvements, services, payment, and collection of rent.
  • Direct, oversee, and participate in the development of assigned departments work plan; assign work activities, projects, and programs; monitor workflow; review and evaluate work products, methods, and procedures.
  • Prepare the division or program area budget; assist in budget implementation; participate in the forecast of additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; administer the approved budget.
  • Recommend the appointment of staff; provide or coordinate staff training; conduct performance evaluations; work with employees to correct deficiencies; recommend discipline; implement discipline procedures as directed.
  • Perform diagnostics, prepare reports, correspondence, agreements, graphs, and tables; make presentations at public meetings as required.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other county employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
  • Represent the division or program area to outside agencies, organizations, and the public; participate in outside community and professional groups and committees; provide technical assistance as necessary.
  • Research and prepare technical and administrative reports and studies; prepare written correspondence as necessary.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Work is performed in both an indoor office environment and in the field requiring travel to various locations throughout the County in a variety of outdoor weather conditions.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

It is the responsibility of applicants to identify in their application materials how they meet the minimum qualifications listed below.

Experience: Five (5) years of increasingly responsible experience in real property management or real estate services, including two (2) years of supervisory responsibility.

Training: Equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in public or business administration, facility management, property management, construction management, architecture, civil engineering, project management, communications, land use and urban development, finance, real estate, or a related field.

Note: Relevant, equivalent experience (performing the same or similar job requiring similar knowledge, skills, and abilities) may be substituted for the required education as determined by the Human Resources Department. Applicants receiving their degree outside the United States must submit proof of accreditation by a recognized evaluation agency.

Required License or Certificate: 

May need to possess a valid driver's license as required by the position. Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of: 
  • Principles and practices of real property management and land use, including marketing, leasing, property acquisition, real property development, and real estate finance. 
  • Principles and practices of project and contract administration, including project budget management, basic accounting, contract law, and negotiations. Pertinent local, state and federal rules, regulations, guidelines, procurement policies, and laws, including real property contract law, real estate laws, and applicable county codes and policies.
  • Regulations and procedures relative to real property development.
  • Statistical methods and analysis and use of statistical reports.
  • Advantages and disadvantages of various types of leases.
  • Modern office procedures, methods, and computer equipment.
  • Computer software, including word processing, spreadsheet, database, and graphics applications. 
  • Principles and practices of policy development and implementation. 
  • Principles and practices of organizational analysis and management.
  • Budgeting procedures and techniques.
  • Principles and practices of supervision, training, and staff management.
Ability to: 
  • Organize and direct division or program area operations.
  • On a continuous basis, analyze budget and technical reports; interpret and evaluate staff reports; know laws, regulations, and codes; observe performance and evaluate staff; problem solve department related issues; remember various rules; and explain and interpret policy.
  • On a continuous basis, sit at a desk and in meetings for long periods of time; Intermittently walk, stand, reach, push, pull, bend, squat, crouch, climb, stoop, kneel, or twist while conducting field site inspections Intermittently twist to reach equipment surrounding desk; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone and write or use a keyboard to communicate through written means; see with sufficient acuity to read characters and decipher colors on a computer screen, in the field, and on the work site; see, hear, and speak with sufficient acuity to examine, assess, and communicate safety conditions in the field; and occasionally lift moderate weight.
  • Perform the most complex work of the division or program area, including managing multiple projects and assignments.
  • Understand and interpret and explain land development plans.
  • Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals.
  • Gain cooperation through discussion and persuasion.
  • Interpret and apply county and department policies, procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Prepare and administer a budget.
  • Supervise, train, and evaluate staff.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, including the ability to make effective public presentations.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

SELECTION PROCEDURE

Training & Experience Rating (100%)

Based upon responses to the supplemental questionnaire, the applicant’s education, training, and experience will be evaluated using a pre-determined formula. Scores from this evaluation will determine applicant ranking and placement on the eligible list.

MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION

Length of Probation: 
All permanent appointments to this classification shall serve a probationary period of twelve (12) calendar months or two thousand eighty (2,080) hours, whichever is more. 

Bargaining Unit: 
Management

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT

Prior to the date of hire, applicants must undergo a fingerprint test by the Department of Justice, pass a medical examination (which may include a drug screening and possibly a psychological evaluation), sign a constitutional oath, and submit proof of U.S. citizenship or legal right to remain and work in the U.S.  For some positions, applicants may also be required to submit proof of age, undergo a background investigation (which may include a voice stress analysis and/or a polygraph), and/or be bonded. Additionally, positions in law enforcement classifications and those supporting law enforcement functions will be required to complete a conviction history questionnaire prior to or during the interview process. Applicants for positions with access to Medi-Cal billing software or who are licensed providers must clear the Federal Exclusion List, credentialing, and social security verification. Failure to clear these requirements may result in an employment offer being withdrawn.

SUBSTITUTE LISTS

The eligible list resulting from this recruitment may be certified as a substitute list for a substantially similar classification. For this purpose, a substantially similar classification is one at a lower level in the same classification (example: entry level vs. journey level) and/or a similar classification (similar work performed, similar training and experience qualifications required). If you are contacted for an interview by a County department, you will be informed of the classification and other relevant information. If you choose not to interview for a substantially similar classification, you will remain on the eligible list for which you originally applied.

EMPLOYEES OF OTHER PUBLIC AGENCIES

Placer County offers an expedited process for qualifying certain applicants for interviews. Candidates currently employed, or employed within the last year, by a public agency operating under a personnel civil service or merit system may be eligible to be placed on a Public Agency Eligible List and certified as eligible for appointment to a similar job assignment without going through the examination process. For more information on the Public Agency Eligible List, to download forms, or to apply, please click here.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Thank you for your interest in employment with Placer County. Placer County is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an active nondiscrimination program. It is the stated policy of Placer County that harassment, discrimination, and retaliation are prohibited and that all employees, applicants, agents, contractors, and interns/volunteers shall receive equal consideration and treatment. All terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, transfer, and promotion will be based on the qualifications of the individual for the positions being filled regardless of gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, race (including traits historically associated with race, including, but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, ancestry, religion (including creed and belief), national origin, citizenship, physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over),  marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including parental status, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related medical conditions), political orientation, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Please contact the Human Resources Department at least 5 working days before a scheduled examination if you require accommodation in the examination process. Medical disability verification may be required prior to accommodation.

Conclusion

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Jenny Junkins, Administrative Technician, at jjunkins@placer.ca.gov or (530) 886-4661.


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