Approved ROW List


This individual is responsible for providing effective management and security for all WSDOT properties, ensuring "Fair Market Value" or "Economic Rent" is received from all sales and leases, disposing of property no longer needed by WSDOT, and to the greatest extent practicable, eliminating hazards and public nuisances originating on or caused by department-owned land or improvements.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree plus 1 years as a journey level eminent domain property manager or equivalent;
  • OR
  • AA degree plus 2 years as a journey level eminent domain property manager or equivalent;
  • OR
  • 3 years as a journey level eminent domain property manager or equivalent.

  • 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 assessor's 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.
  • Ability to read appraisals and apply necessary informaiton to property management activities such as (leasing, disposals, exchanges, and realty vs. personalty).
  • Ability to write an appraisal scope of work.
  • Ability to attend meetings, training or visit work sites.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Providing assistance to senior staff, the public, and other offices, as appropriate.
  • Working knowledge and understanding of property management responsibilities.
  • Working knowledge, understanding, and ability to comprehend, review, and/or draft legal descriptions, leasing, and conveyance documents.
  • Working knowledge of creating and maintaining inventory of real property and real property interests.
  • Investigating and negotiating difficult and complex transactions with land owners for purchase, lease, rental or use of real property and property rights.
  • Working knowledge and understanding of Title 47 RCW.
  • Working knowledge and understanding of 23 CFR Part 710.
  • Working knowledge and understanding of Chapter 8 of the Real Estate Acquisition Guide for Local Public Agencies.

Discipline Package

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.

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