Approved ROW List


This individual is responsible for providing relocation assistance to persons displaced to ensure compliance with all federal and state laws and regulations.

Minimum Qualifications

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

  • Working knowledge and understanding of laws and regulations pertaining to relocation assistance 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 relocation of person(s) and personal property.
  • 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.
  • Ability to inspect buildings and lands, which may require traversing rough terrain.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Working knowledge and understanding of Chapters 12 and 13 of the Right of Way Manual.
  • Working knowledge of appropriate forms to be used during the relocation process.
  • Investigate and determine relocation eligibility.
  • Coordinate move activities and extensive move monitoring.
  • Perform complex carve out calculations.
  • Perform complex mortgage interest differential payment (MIDP) calculations.
  • Calculate replacement housing payments.
  • Create complex relocation plans and amendments.
  • Prepare agent move estimates for non-residential and PPO moves.
  • Prepare move estimates for residential moves-room count.
  • Identify Substitute Personal Property (SPP), Direct Loss of Tangibles (DLT) & low value/high bulk situations and perform specialized calculations to determine benefit level.
  • Ability to analyze move bids and prepare recommendations for approval.
  • Explain and analyze eligible related moving expenses and reestablishment expenses.
  • Prepare claims for review, approval, and payment.
  • Coordinate relocation activities with others.
  • Communicate the relocation program clearly at public meetings.
  • Ability to contact and interview displaced persons to obtain personal information.
  • Search for comparable replacement housing.
  • Conduct extensive personal property inventories.
  • Inspect replacement housing to ensure compliance with decent, safe, and sanitary requirements.

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.

  • Resume
  • Relocation Project Experience Worksheet *past 5 projects