Approved ROW List


This individual is responsible for providing oversight of relocation activities, technical expertise, support, and guidance to Relocation Specialists. Also responsible for reviewing and approving/rejecting relocation claims to ensure compliance with all federal and state laws and regulations.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree plus 4 years as a journey level eminent domain relocation specialist or equivalent;
  • OR
  • AA degree plus 6 years as a journey level eminent domain relocation specialist or equivalent;
  • OR
  • 8 years as a journey level eminent domain relocation specialist or equivalent.

  • You must meet the minimum qualifications for a Relocation Specialist and pass the test as a Relocation Specialist prior to being considered as a Relocation Reviewer. There is no separate test to be considered for the Relocation Review list. You will need to complete the work experience spreadsheet for Relcation Review and WSDOT will be contacting those past project offices for a reference check.
  • 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 assistance.
  • 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

  • All knowledge, skills, and abilities listed for relocation specialist but with an expert understanding.
  • Expert understanding of multi-use properties, residential carve outs, replacement housing requirements, and business reestablishment.
  • Exercise authority and independent judgment in review.
  • Request correction of benefit computations.
  • Provide advice and instruction to relocation specialist on technical, legal and/or procedural matters related to relocation.
  • Serve as project lead for relocation activities.
  • Advise management on relocation issues.
  • Perform comprehensive review and approve/deny relocation assistance claims.
  • Review relocation plans and approve or suggest changes.
  • Research and compile relocation data as needed.
  • Train/mentor/coach other relocation specialist.

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 Review Project Experience Worksheet *past 5 projects