Right-of-Way Professional

Ada County Highway District   Garden City, ID   Full-time     Construction / Physical Labor / Skilled Trades
Posted on September 4, 2021
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Right-Of-Way Professional

Applications are now being accepted for a Right-of-Way (ROW) Professional (either ROW Agent or Senior ROW Agent) at Ada County Highway District in the Boise, Idaho area. Position and wages are DOQ. ACHD offers an excellent benefit package with medical, vision and dental insurance, paid vacation and holidays, paid parental leave, 401K match and membership in the Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho (PERSI).

Primary Responsibilities: • The ROW Agent performs right of way work at a journeyman capacity, dealing with all aspects of the more complex right of way projects, including coordinating of right of way activities between ACHD and other agencies, preparing staff reports for commission, attending project development meetings, managing properties, and providing technical assistance to other staff. The Agent assists in the monitoring of the consultants, manages right of way portions of capital improvement projects, and reviews construction plans and project maps, and makes title examinations. • The Sr. ROW Agent monitors consultants, administers all Right of Way activities including right of way cost estimates, fair market value appraisal review and understanding, acquisition document preparation, negotiations, relocation assistance, condemnation preparation and involvement and oversees the property management. The Sr. Agent handles the more complex issues and may direct the work of support staff.

Qualifications: • ROW Agent: Must have 2-3 years direct experience in eminent domain purchase of right-of-way for a condemning authority with considerable knowledge of appraisal and negotiation principles, policies, procedures, and techniques, and title examination. • Senior ROW Agent: Must have 3-5 years minimum right of way experience working for a condemning authority in all aspects of right of way work. SRWA is highly desirable. A Bachelor’s degree is required; including course work in real estate law, appraisal, negotiation, engineering communications and real estate principles, is preferred or other real estate acquisition courses by accredited institutions. SRWA is highly desirable. • Must have a valid Idaho Driver’s license at start of employment. • Or, any equivalent combination of education, experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities may be acceptable. 

An AA/EEO/ADA Employer Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations