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Right-of-Way Coordinator

Athens-Clarke County - Transportation & Public Works Department


Listing Summary

REPORTS TO: Engineering Administrator
FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt
CLASSIFICATION: Personnel System – Requires satisfactory completion of a six-month probationary period
PAY GRADE: 119
SAFETY SENSITIVE: No
REMOVE EMPLOYMENT: Flexible / Hybrid

Purpose of Job
The purpose of this job is to acquire rights-of-way and easements for maintenance and capital improvement projects administered by Athens-Clarke County for the construction of roadway, storm drainage, water lines, sanitary sewer mains, and real property acquisition. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: supervise right-of-way acquisition by consultants, maintain right-of-way and easement acquisition files, prepare and record deeds and easments, coordinate acquisitions with other ACC departments, maintain inventory of easements granted for stormwater maintenance, notify various ACC staff of property line changes due to right of way acquisition and dedication, coordinate dedication of new roads, and assist in developing and maintaining inventory of existing and future right-of-way widths.


Job Related Requirements 

WORK SCHEDULE: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

May be required to work on religious holidays.

Regular and predictable attendance is required.

Must work cooperatively with others.

When requirements include vehicle operation, responsible for the safety, readiness and operation of the vehicle and must abide by ACC's safe driving policy.

 

Minimum Training & Experience Required to Perform Essential Job Functions

Bachelor’s Degree in related field with a minimum of three years’ experience is required in work related to right of way or real estate services provided to public organizations; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that provide the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for this position.  

SR/WA, or other IRWA Designation, or state appraisal license preferred.

Must possess a valid driver's license.

Must possess or have the ability to acquire Notary Public status.

 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

The following duties are normal for this job. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Researches public records to determine ownership and legal description of properties. 

Prepares right-of-way and easement offer packages and conveyance documents.

Contracts for property appraisals for right-of-way and easement acquisitions; reviews appraisals for completeness and mathematical accuracy; provides estimates of right-of-way and easement acquisition costs.

Negotiates for right-of-way options, easements, fee interest, and curative documents as required by project and acquisition policy.

Resolves property owners' complaints/issues associated with improvement projects abutting their property.

Maintains a log and database of land acquisition and associated cost for each improvement project, ensures that costs do not exceed budget, and provides periodic and final reports to management.

Reviews right-of-way dedication documents for accuracy and completeness; facilitates dedication process by coordination with Land Development and GDOT. 

Maintains right-of-way document files and right-of-way inventory database for all publicly maintained streets. 

Prepares official memos, letters, and right-of-entry agreements for department directors, project managers, and external entities to complete assigned tasks. 

Manages consultants for acquisition projects who provide title searches, appraisals, and acquisition services for various internal Athens-Clarke County Departments. 

Manages quitclaim and abandonment of public right-of-way to private owners.

Performs other duties as assigned.

  

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Ability to be self-driven and set own goals and work with a diverse range of internal and external customers. 

Knowledge of policies, procedures, and activities of the Public Works Department as they pertain to the performance of duties relating to the position of Right-of-Way Coordinator.

Knowledge of all Right of way disciplines: titles, appraisals, and property acquisition documentation.

Knowledge of land surveying and legal descriptions; reading and interpreting maps, deeds, and construction plans.

Knowledge of various computer software including spreadsheets and word processing.

Ability to work alone, make decisions and use judgement in routine and non-routine situations..

Ability to use appropriate technology to locate and identify tax parcels, make maps, record deeds, and share real estate data as required.

Ability to visualize before and after conditions of property based upon map information (such as slope and boundaries) and explain these changes to citizens.

Ability to compile, organize, prepare and maintain an assortment of records, reports, and information in an effective manner and according to departmental and/or governmental regulations.

 Ability to communicate effectively with management, Unified Government personnel, other staff members, and the general public.

Ability to handle required mathematical calculations.

Ability to utilize and understand computer applications and techniques as necessary in the completion of daily assignments.

Ability to plan, organize, and/or prioritize daily assignments and work activities.

Ability to comprehend and apply regulations and procedures of the department.

Ability to use a calculator, copier, tape measure, engineering scale, basic geographic mapping software and tools, and computer.

 

TO APPLY: Please visit https://www.accgov.com/jobs. Position posting closes on June 19, 2022

Listing ends on:

6/19/2022