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Real Estate Acquisition Manager #2103-251400-01

Date Opened
Thursday, April 15, 2021 3:00 PM
Close Date
Sunday, August 15, 2021 8:00 PM
General Services
  • $81,485 - $101,856 Commensurate with Experience
Employment Type
  • Full Time


The goal of the City of Charlotte’s General Services Department is to guide agencies through innovative and efficient deployment of resources to meet their missions and fulfill the needs of the City in a rapidly evolving and complex environment.  The Department will design and deliver expanded, shared services across departments and for the City of Charlotte to improve performance and save taxpayer money.  General Services consists of capital project management, fleet services, procurement, real estate, environmental services, property management, and other support services.  


The City of Charlotte is the largest municipality in North Carolina and the 17th largest city in the United States, with a total population of more than 872,498 citizens. A major commerce center, Charlotte hosts several of the nation’s largest banks and technology companies.

Also known as the Queen City, Charlotte is home to the Carolina Panthers, the Charlotte Hornets and the NASCAR Hall of Fame. We work hard to ensure that the community will be a winning city for everyone – a truly remarkable place to live, work, learn and play. Join us in helping to keep our City thriving, ensuring upward mobility and advancement in the workplace.


This is a highly responsible position based in the General Services Department’s Real Estate Division and is responsible for managing and administering the acquisition of real property in conjunction with the construction of public works projects and for making day-to-day decisions regarding projects assigned to both subordinate and contract acquisition agents. 

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supervise easement and fee simple acquisitions by contract and employee acquisition agents and ensure the standards and practices of the City of Charlotte are maintained in each real property acquisition.
  • Manages the operation group for the Division.
  • Delegate responsibility and authority to achieve division objectives.
  • Maintain regular communications with real estate staff and city clients.
  • Monitor all aspects of acquisition activities including communicating with the public.
  • Prepare and/or review written reports and requests for City Council action on acquisitions and condemnations.
  • Examine records and reports of all right of way projects for technical accuracy.
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to review or check the work products of others to ensure conformance of city standards, NC state law and Federal Guidelines.
  • Excellent supervisory, organizational and time-management skills.
  • Excellent written/oral communications skills.
  • Ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with other teams, divisions and departments.
  • Proficient in using Microsoft Office products.  
  • Requires current driver’s license, good driving record and dependable passenger vehicle.
  • Requires NC Real Estate Broker’s license.

Preferred Qualification

  • Five (5) years of progressive experience in the right of way acquisition process, real property acquisition in private or public sector, management of residential and commercial properties, title examination and leasing of real property. Understanding of federal guidelines related to property acquisition and relocation.
  • Good understanding of the ISO 9001 process and best practices.
  • Ability to manage a high volume of transactions with short deadlines.
  • Three (3) years supervisory/direct report experience desirable.  

Minimum Qualifications

Associates Degree and seven (7) years related experience, or a Bachelor’s Degree and five (5) years related experience or equivalent education, background and experience to perform the essential duties of the position.  Requires NC Real Estate Broker’s license.

Conditions of Employment

The City’s Background Check Policy requires background checks to be conducted on final internal or external candidate(s) applying for any position with the City of Charlotte. The type of information that will be collected as part of a background check includes, but is not limited to: reference checks, social security verification, education verification, criminal conviction record check, and, if applicable, a credit history check, sex offender registry and motor vehicle records check.

Background checks must be in compliance with all federal and state statutes, such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The checks must be consistent with the guidelines set forth by these laws requiring organizations to obtain a candidate’s written authorization before obtaining a criminal background report, motor vehicle records check or credit report; and to properly store and dispose of information derived from such reports.

Final candidates must pass a pre-employment drug-screening test and physical examination. During the selection process, candidates may be asked to take a skills test, and/or participate in other assessments.

The City of Charlotte is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How To Apply

Apply online.

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The City of Charlotte provides a comprehensive benefits package to all employees.

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The City of Charlotte is a drug and alcohol-free workplace.

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