Hi, we got a new job opening for Shoreline, WA in State of Washington Dept. of Transportation
Company : State of Washington Dept. of Transportation
Location : 98f3aadc78cc1f90
position : Shoreline, WA
Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is the steward of an integrated, multimodal transportation system that helps to ensure that people and goods move safely and efficiently throughout the state. In addition to building, maintaining, and operating the state highway system, WSDOT operates the largest ferry system in the nation, manages the world’s longest floating bridge, and recently completed the world’s widest tunneling project.
WSDOT is eager to hire an experienced real estate professional to serve as Acquisition & Relocation Team Lead. Working under the guidelines in the Uniform Relocation Act, this position will facilitate complex property acquisitions and/or facilitate any relocations associated with an acquisition. As the Acquisition & Relocation Team Lead, this position will support and work closely with WSDOT’s fish passage program, working with multiple project engineers and members of their design team to assist in identifying the property needs of WSDOT projects.
What to Expect
Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, the Acquisition & Relocation Team Lead will:
Apply advanced technical knowledge to conduct successful negotiations, resolve issue, perform research, initiate and/or perform title clearing actions as needed.
Independently review Right of Way (ROW) plans and temporary easement maps, legal descriptions, complex appraisals, complicated ownership structures, detailed ownership agreements and documents, title reports, leases, and other documents related to property ownership.
Develop relocation estimates and perform detailed relocation benefit calculations, monitor relocation activities, and prepare detailed summary relocation reports.
Ensure WSDOT acquisition and relocation assignments are conducted in compliance with the Uniform Relocation Act, WSDOT’s ROW manual, and internal policies and procedures.
Use Microsoft Office, Adobe Pro, TRAINS, IRIS, ECM, and other databases to access and review conveyance documents, agreements, real property vouchers, exhibits, relocation estimates, and relocation benefits paid, and other documents necessary to complete acquisitions and relocations.
Assist in resolving simple to complex real estate issues found in the review process.
To be considered for this opportunity, the following are required:
12 months of experience as a Property Acquisition Specialist 3 or 4, OR
Three (3) years of recent (within the last 3 years) title clearing experience, residential & commercial relocation experience, or real estate acquisition experience.
In addition to:
Current driver’s license
Current state of Washington Notary Stamp license or the ability to obtain within 6 months of hire.
Proficient with computer software programs including but not limited to Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, FileMaker Pro, Adobe, SharePoint, etc.
It is preferred that qualified candidates also have:
Bachelors degree involving a major study in business or public administration, real estate, economics, accounting, or related field.
Knowledge and understanding of WSDOT ROW Manual.
This recruitment may also be used to fill additional positions per business needs.
This position works 100% remotely.
By issuance of proclamation, the Governor of Washington State mandates that all employees who work for executive cabinet agencies (which includes the Department of Transportation) must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This is a condition of employment with WSDOT. Exemption may be granted for religious or medical purposes, however, accommodations will be subject to approval based on the essential functions required of the position.
The salary listed includes the legislative approved 5% salary premium for positions in King County. An additional general wage increase of 3.25% will be applied for all state employees on July 1, 2022.
The recruiting efforts for this position may be extended beyond the displayed closing date for as long and until a sufficient candidate pool has been established.
WSDOT does not use the E-Verify system. For more information, please visit www.uscis.gov
Work-Life Balance – We are committed to ensure that our staff experience the reward of public service, while also sustaining a routine that suits each individuals’ lifestyle. As such, there are a number of flexible schedule options available to staff, including occasional telework for eligible positions.
Paid Leave – In addition to 10 paid holidays, full-time employees earn a minimum 14 paid vacation days per year!
Plan For Your Future – WSDOT offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes a variety of healthcare options, and free dental coverage! Employees also have their choice of state retirement programs, and much more. Go to State Benefits for more information.
Tuition Assistance – Our employees have several options for assistance with education expenses, including tuition reimbursement programs, government discounts at participating colleges throughout the state, and eligibility for federal student loan forgiveness.
Check out this video to learn more: Why WSDOT?
How to Apply
Applications for this recruitment will be accepted electronically. Your relevant experience may be evaluated to determine salary. Therefore, it is very important that the “Work Experience” portion of the application be completed in as much detail as possible. In order to be considered for this opportunity, please include the following with your online application:
An attached Resume outlining (in reverse chronological order) your experience to date.
An attached Cover Letter that further details your qualifications, and indicates why you believe you are a viable candidate for this role.
Contact information to be included in the “References” section of the online application for a minimum three (3) individuals who can attest to your work performance, technical skills, knowledge base, and job-related competencies.
Please click the “APPLY” button to proceed. Note that you will be prompted to either sign in, or create an account. This step is required in order to submit an application to this opportunity.
WSDOT is an equal opportunity employer. We value the importance of creating an environment in which all employees can feel respected, included and empowered to bring unique ideas to the agency. Our diversity and inclusion efforts include embracing different cultures, backgrounds and viewpoints while fostering growth and advancement in the workplace. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, disabled and Vietnam era veterans, as well as people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply.
For inquiries about this posting, you may contact the assigned Recruiter,
Eric Saniatan, at SaniatE@wsdot.wa.gov. Please be sure to reference
22DOT-NWR-11633 in the subject line.
Persons with disabilities needing assistance in the application process, or those needing this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the listed Recruiter.