Recruitment #1908-2154-001


The City of Tucson is seeking an experienced Senior Property Agent to acquire, dispose and manage real property and rights-of-way owned or being acquired by the City.  This position is distinguished from the lower level classification of Property Agent by greater complexity, sensitivity, and dollar value of projects; greater interaction with top level management and City staff, and team leader responsibilities. 

As an employer of choice, the City of Tucson provides paid parental leave, tuition reimbursement, Employee Wellness programs, an attractive benefits package and alternate work schedules to qualifying employees.

General Description

Performs senior level professional real estate acquisition, disposition, property management and other real estate services.

Essential Functions

Is distinguished from the lower level classification of Property Agent by greater complexity, sensitivity, and dollar value of projects; greater interaction with top level management and City staff; and team leader responsibilities.

Processes more complex or atypical temporary revocable easements, leases, licenses and real estate service requests using discretion and independent judgment.

Performs semi-complex components of professional level acquisition, dispositions, and property management. Manages complete projects from start to finish, tracking accepting and approving services rendered by real estate consultants and recommending payments of associated invoices.

Uses discretion and independent judgment to negotiate semi-complex transactions and incorporate terms and conditions into legal and transactional documents within established procedures.

Oversees and assists the audit process of internal files.

Creates and maps new GIS features and manages data related to property rights.

Practices effective communication with citizens, consultants, co- workers, supervisors, elected officials and other governmental agencies. Provides coordination and monitors activities for timeliness, accuracy, and effectiveness.

Initiates and tracks the appraisal process, including reviews of environmental and archeological studies, interpreting development plans, site plans, subdivision plats and engineering plans to make recommendations regarding the same.

Assists the Supervisor, researches complex real estate issues and accurately presents the results.

Assists with the creation of bid packages and supports higher level classifications including limited work on special projects.

Drafts semi-complex public meeting communications, prepares supporting documentation, presentations and attends the same upon request. Coordinates court proceedings with City Attorney's office.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: Associate’s Degree

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 4 years conducting real estate transactions involving appraisal, title examination, purchase, sale, exchange and lease of property, and right of way. Two of the four years must include real property, disposition, exchange, leasing or property management functions or public sector real estate acquisition and/or relocation.

Selection Plan

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be evaluated on their education and work experience in their employment profile and the responses to their supplemental questions.   The highest scoring applicants will be invited to participate in a phone screen interview.

  • Phone Screen Interviews will be conducted on: September 27, 2019

Those candidates scoring the highest on the phone screen interview will be invited to participate in an oral board interview. 

  • Oral Board Interviews will be held on: October 4, 2019

Upon completion of all examination processes, the highest scoring applicants will be placed on an Eligibility List.    An applicant's ranking on the list will be based on their final score which will be calculated as:      

  • 10% of your Training & Experience  (supplemental questions)
  • 10% of your phone screen interview 
  • 80% of your oral board interview

This recruitment will establish a civil service list that may be utilized to fill vacancies occurring within the Department of Transportation within the next 6 months.

Veterans, Native American, or Disability preference points will be added to the final score for those that are placed on the Civil Service Employment List.  If you qualify for preference points as outlined in the Employment Profile, you must upload your documentation as part of the application process or email it to The DD 214 must be a copy that indicates characterization of service.  

If you are in need of Americans with Disabilities Act-related accommodation during the testing process, please call Sandra Zurbrick at (520) 837-6803 at least 48 hours prior to the evaluation.


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To ensure accurate payroll information for tax purposes, the successful candidate will need to provide their original Social Security Card or original letter from the Social Security Administration with their social security number prior to beginning work with the City of Tucson.

The City of Tucson hires lawful workers only - US citizens or nationals and non-citizens with valid work authorization - without discrimination. Federal immigration laws require all employers to verify both the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. In its efforts to meet the law's requirements, the City of Tucson participates in the E-Verify program established by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) to aid employers in verifying the eligibility of workers.

Retired City of Tucson employees receiving benefits from the Tucson Supplemental Retirement System who are considering reemployment with the City should be aware that pursuant to Section 22-37(g) of the Tucson City Code, retirement benefits shall be suspended during the period of reemployment with the City of Tucson unless you have been separated at least twelve consecutive months before returning to work AND you return to a non-permanent employment classification. Creditable service does not accrue during any reemployment period.