Real Estate Specialist – City of St. Petersburg (Saint Petersburg)

City of St. Petersburg

$50,939 – $82,954 a year
This is responsible professional and public contact work consisting of coordinating the acquisition, disposition, leasing, and management of City-owned real property interests. Work involves planning, directing and coordination of a variety of real estate functions; identifying commercial and residential property interests; estimating market values and appraisal review; negotiating and drafting development and lease agreements; preparing contracts for sale and purchase of real property; researching title issues; assisting with site analysis and due diligence investigations; providing real property related information and assistance to municipal departments and the public, including condition of title and use restrictions; and preparing special reports for administration and City Council consideration on acquisitions, leases and dispositions of real property interests. Work requires extensive interaction with the public, frequently of a delicate nature, using diplomacy, impartiality and sound judgment; and the ability to establish effective working relationships with appraisers, title companies, attorneys, other real property professionals, City departments, and other governmental agencies.
Salary: $50,939 – $82,954
Close Date: 01-25-2019 (4:00 PM EST)

To Qualify

Minimum Qualifications. Applicants must:
  • Possess a Bachelor’s Degree with major coursework in real estate, law, business administration, public administration or a related field -or- possess one of the following licenses or certifications: Florida Real Estate Broker License, State Certified General Appraiser, or State Certified Residential Appraiser -or- possess a minimum of seven years of practical experience demonstrating extensive knowledge and progressive responsibility in the real estate profession including practical experience in real property transactions (e.g. acquisition, appraisal, title examination, disposition and management of properties) as a State Certified Residential or General Appraiser, Property Manager, Real Property Manager or equivalent.
  • Possess and continue to maintain a valid Driver License.
  • Provide a personal motor vehicle for performance of assigned duties; must provide and maintain a personal automobile insurance policy that meets the minimum requirements of liability established by the State of Florida for property damage and personal injury coverage.
  • Have experience and/or understanding of City and County government regulatory processes related to real property interests.
  • Be proficient in the use of computers, including Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office Suite software.
  • Be able to carry out job responsibilities in a self-directed and autonomous manner, in compliance with applicable regulations, department policies and procedures, and administrative priorities.
  • Be able to interpret title insurance requirements, read and plot metes & bounds legal descriptions.
  • Be able to communicate clearly and concisely orally and in writing.
Desirable Qualifications. Preferred applicants:
  • Have experience writing contracts, using database, graphic, and lease management software.
  • Have thorough knowledge of modern practices and principles of real property acquisition and disposition, appraisal techniques, environmental investigations, real estate title issues, commercial leases, eminent domain, and legal instruments governing real property transactions including FARBAR real estate contracts.
  • Have thorough knowledge of City Charter provisions, ordinances, and zoning requirements affecting property transactions.

Selection Process

For purposes of employment, re-employment, promotion, transfer or demotion, the most qualified applicants will be selected to continue in the hiring process. At this point, any prior criminal records will be verified. A prior criminal record will not necessarily disqualify a selected applicant from employment.
The City of St. Petersburg is committed to a Drug Free Workplace and compliance with the Department of Transportation (DOT) drug testing rules. Applicants may be required to successfully complete pre-employment drug testing and/or medical exams.

How To Apply

Apply online at – Select Apply for Jobs/Register/View Job Postings. City employees must use the Current City Employee link or use a City computer to access iRecruitment Employee Candidate. The City of St. Petersburg is committed to affirmative action and equal opportunity employment, and encourages individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply for posted positions. In accordance with Chapter 295 of the Florida Statutes, qualified service members/veterans and the spouses/family members of certain service members/veterans receive preference/priority in employment. Eligible applicants are responsible to apply for Veterans’ Preference at the time of submission of any job application. Reasonable accommodations may be made for qualified individuals with disabilities to apply, to interview for positions and to perform the essential job functions.