Associate Real Property Agent

Job Description

Join a knowledgeable and motivated team who take pride in doing quality work!

The City of Santa Rosa is committed to building a workforce reflective of our community and establishing a lasting culture of equity and belonging within our organization. Our collective talents and expertise contribute to high-quality public services that support a vibrant, resilient, and inclusive City for our community and visitors. We celebrate a diverse workforce and welcome all qualified candidates to apply.

This is a journey level classification which performs technical work in government real estate and right-of-way functions with considerable independence. The position performs a variety of technical, office, and field duties including, fee and partial acquisition, leasing, title review, market analysis and appraisal review, property management, negotiation with property owners and other government agencies, and makes recommendations on the terms and conditions of settlement to City Council.

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The Benefits of City Employment
In addition to offering a rewarding work environment, opportunity for career growth, and an excellent salary, the City of Santa Rosa provides a generous suite of benefits, including retirement through CalPERS, a competitive leave accrual package, your choice of three health plans, and a top of the line employer paid vision and dental coverage.

  • A competitive total compensation package!
  • A 2.5% salary increase effective July 2023
  • 11 paid holidays annually, plus 2 to 3 “floating” holidays per year depending on years of service
  • $500 annually for wellness
  • Flexible schedule and remote work available with management approval

The Ideal Candidate will:

  • Work with a high level of detail and accuracy required in performing Right-of-Way and Real Estate functions
  • Have knowledge of regulations and procedures related to the acquisition and disposal of public property
  • Have the ability to read, interpret, and prepare legal descriptions, deeds, maps and construction plans, acquisition contracts, and title reports
  • Perform established duties independently
  • Demonstrate a superior ability to work collaboratively with staff, the public, and various boards and councils

The Selection Process 
Applicants possessing the most desirable qualifications will be invited to continue in the selection process that may consist of an application screening, oral appraisal, and/or other activity selected by the Human Resources Department. An eligibility list will be established as a result of this selection process and may be used to fill the current vacancy and any future vacancies.

Please apply online. 

Job Information

Position Title: Associate Real Property Agent

Position Level: Journey Level

Position Reports To: Real Property Manager

Required Skills/Experience/Education:

Essential Duties:

The following duties are considered essential for this classification:

  • Researches property records and title reports and determines the status of interests in properties to be acquired
  • Prepares documents and contracts related to property transactions
  • Negotiates with the parties of interest to remove liens, judgments or other encumbrances
  • Performs market analysis, reviews appraisals and other necessary costs associated with acquiring property
  • Negotiates with property owners and recommends the terms and conditions of settlement to the Real Property Agent or Real Property Manager
  • Answer questions and provides information to the public concerning real property;
  • Performs field inspections
  • Manages City-owned property, determines rental values, solicits and reviews new tenants for occupancy of City-owned property
  • Coordinates the disposition of surplus property and buildings
  • Prepares Council and Board of Public Utilities agenda items and resolutions related to real property
  • Makes presentations to the City Council and Board of Public Utilities
  • Drafts and interprets legal descriptions
  • Checks parcel maps, subdivisions and various other drawings and reviews GIS maps
  • Prepares drawings of existing improvements, real property and exhibits
  • Assists the City Attorney's Office in condemnation actions
  • Performs related duties as assigned


Required Qualifications

Knowledge of:  Real property appraisal techniques and practices; laws, regulations and procedures related to the acquisition and disposal of public property; title and escrow procedures; relocation assistance law and procedures; engineering terminology and practices as related to surveying and drafting; negotiating techniques and customer service.
Ability to:  Work effectively with the public; perform analytical work; write and speak effectively; utilize technology to prepare drawings of existing improvements, real property and exhibits, read and interpret, and prepare legal descriptions, deeds, maps and construction plans, acquisition contracts and title reports.
Any combination equivalent to experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Experience - Sufficient years of experience performing real property appraisal and acquisition work to obtain the knowledge and abilities listed above.
Education - Course work in real property appraisal and real property law, ethics and negotiations.  A two-year degree from an accredited college or university is desirable.

US Citizenship: yes

Security Clearance: no

Salary Range: $82,582.00 - $100,285.00 Annually

Other Benefits:

Start Date: May 6, 2022

Position Type: Full Time

Travel: None

Language: Spanish

Contact Information

Name: City of Santa Rosa

Address: 100 Santa Rosa Avenue Room 1 Santa Rosa CA 95404

Industry: Government




Contact: Anette Niewald

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