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Position: RIGHT-OF-WAY TECHNICIAN (ENGINEERING TECH I) – GENERAL SERVICES
  Salary: $18.52 - $26.85 Per Hour
Position Type: Full Time
Close Date: 7/19/2018
Minimum Training & Experience

A high school diploma and two years of utility right-of-way or surveying experience. The equivalent combination of education and related work experience may be considered.

Desirable Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

• Knowledge of all aspects of right-of-way, including acquisition, title, permitting, due diligence, public relations, recording of deeds, community outreach and solid understanding of general regulatory and legal issues.

• Knowledge of contracts, legal agreements and valuation methods related to right of way.

• Knowledge of public works, land development and utility construction.

• Knowledge of the principles, methods and techniques of engineering and environmental practices as they pertain to utility, roadway and stormwater maintenance.

• Knowledge of utility design methods and construction practices and the ability to communicate that information correctly to the general public.

• Knowledge of laws, ordinances, standards and regulations pertaining to land development, utilities and public works.

• Knowledge of the eminent domain process.

• Knowledge in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) and access management software. Knowledge of Autocad, Arc GIS 10.5 and Adobe Professional 2017 is a plus.

• Strong interpersonal skills including communication, negotiation, presentation, conducting effective meetings, team facilitation or management with demonstrated diplomacy/tact.

• Strong written and oral communication skills to include public speaking skills, ability to develop effective proposals and prepare/maintain accurate records and reports.

• Ability to acquire right-of-way and easements on capital projects. • Ability to plat boundaries from a metes and bounds property description.

• Ability to effectively work under pressure, use independent judgment and produce a quality product within tight time constraints.

• Ability to work occasional nights and/or weekends.

• Ability to exercise judgment and discretion in applying and interpreting departmental policies and procedures.

• Ability to interpret documents such as safety rules, operations and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.

• Ability to maintain positive customer-focused relationships with co-workers, supervisors, agencies, the general public and all other internal and external customers. Personally demonstrates appropriate customer service skills.

Specific Duties

• Assists in implementation of all Right of Way and easement processes for City utility and capital improvement projects.

• Meets with property owners for survey permission, right of way acquisition and settling damages.

• Identifies land ownership from both client and public records.

• Researches, reviews, and analyzes land titles; identifies defects and outlines curative measures, and prepares Limited Title Certificates if required.

• Reviews engineering drawings and identify risks related to proposed right of way routes and effectively communicates alternate routes with minimal impact to cost.

• Negotiates the acquisition of right-of-way and other property interests, as necessary to accommodate the construction, operation, and maintenance of City facilities.

• Negotiates damage settlements for loss of crops and or use of property, resulting from right of way acquisition, construction, or operations and maintenance of City facilities.

• Assists in preparation of right of way related cost estimates associated with land/easement acquisitions and additional contract labor if required.

• Reviews, prepares, analyzes, and interprets all land development and right of way related agreements, deeds, easements, leases, permits, title reports and licenses.

• Reviews and approves terms for easements, licenses, leases, permits, fee purchases, and approvals to provide for the location and installation of City utilities and roadway improvements.

• Provides testimony at condemnation hearings.

• Responds to internal and external customer requests relating to specific right-of-way agreements.

• Performs all other duties as may be assigned to meet organizational needs.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. 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.

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

 
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