This individual is responsible for negotiating the acquisition of property rights to ensure compliance with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
Bachelor's degree plus 1 year as a journey level eminent domain acquisition specialist or equivalent;
AA degree plus 2 years as a journey level eminent domain acquisition specialist or equivalent;
3 years as a journey level eminent domain acquisition specialist or equivalent.
Must be a Real Estate Broker licensed in the State of Washington.
Working knowledge and understanding of laws and regulations pertaining to real estate acquisitions for public works projects, including - Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 468-100, Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 8.26, and the Code of Federal Regulations 49 CFR Part 24 relating to acquisition and condemnation of real property and property rights.
Knowledge and intent of the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970, as amended.
Working knowledge of the connectivity of all real estate disciplines -project management. title, appraisal, appraisal review, acquisition, relocation, relocation review, and property management.
Ability to read and understand ROW plans and legal descriptions.
Ability to communicate, in a professional manner, with property owners, their representatives, other real estate professionals, and/or members of other professions involved in the delivery of government projects.
Ability to recognize when pertinent facts are incorrect, missing, or require supplementation or verification.
Ability to utilize internet and local data centers, such as county clerk offices, to research basic property ownership information.
Ability to organize and maintain records/files/research data.
Ability to operate office equipment and motor vehicles.
Ability to perform complex word processing, data entry, prepare spreadsheets, and operate various computer software.
Ability to understand instructions, set priorities, and meet deadlines.
Ability to analyze and assess risk regarding complex issues.
Ability to work independently.
Ability to follow directions and assignments given by senior staff members.
Skilled at problem solving.
Ability to sit or stand and operate computers for long periods of time.
Willingness to travel throughout the state, with overnight stays.
Ability to inspect buildings and lands, which may require traversing rough terrain.
NHI's Real Estate Acquisition Under the Uniform Act: An Overview - Free NHI web based course 6 hours.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
Working knowledge and understanding of Chapters 6, 8, and 9 of the Right of Way Manual.
Working knowledge of the letters, instrument forms, and provisions appropriate to the acquisition process conducted under the threat of WSDOT's use of eminent domain.
Working knowledge of requirements to clear title exceptions.
Read, understand, and correctly interpret complex legal documents, legal descriptions, ROW plans, construction plans, and explain them to property owners, their representative, or others with a property interest.
Review and interpret preliminary title reports to ensure all matters of title are property identified, and make a recommendation as to the acceptance or need for clearance of special exceptions.
Perform complex acquisitions including those involving partial acquisitions, access rights, damages, special benefits, and environmental issues.
Prepare offer letters, revised offer letters, and all conveyance and other instruments required to complete the acquisition transaction.
Prepare Administrative Settlements for review and concurrence by the appropriate approving authority.
Coordinate acquisition activities with others.
Communicate the acquisition program clearly at public meetings.
Meet one-on-one with property owners and those who may have an interest in real property.
Comply with Chapter 42.52 RCW regarding conflicts of interest and ethics.
Discipline packages are submitted electronically
Once you pass the test, you will be assigned a ROW ID number. NOTE: You cannot complete the below package information without a ROW ID number.
Copy of certificates of completion for required training(s)