Real Property Specialist – Hillsborough County, FL (Tampa)

Hillsborough County, FL

Real Property Specialist

Recruitment #1803-RPSPECCPR4-001

Date Opened 4/6/2018 12:01:00 PM
Filing Deadline 4/13/2018 11:59:00 PM
Salary $47,112.00 – $75,857.60/year
Department Real Estate & Facilities Services
Job Type Open Recruitment
Employment Type Full-Time
$47,112 – $75,858 a year – Full-time, Contract

Introduction

WHY JOIN US

Hillsborough County Government provides employees with careers that are both professionally and personally rewarding. With a wide range of independent agencies to choose from, the opportunities within Hillsborough County Government are endless! You are not just an employee within the government, you are an ambassador and business partner making a huge impact within our community that helps shape our future.

WHY WE EXIST

Our mission is to provide effective quality service at a reasonable cost with courtesy, integrity and accountability in a manner that protects and enhances the quality of life of our diverse population.

IDEAL CANDIDATE PROFILE

Must have extensive knowledge and experience with Real Estate practices and procedures with a high concentration on ownership and title related issues. Skills in researching, analyzing, and documenting real estate ownership, reviewing legal descriptions, sketch and legal descriptions, surveys, and real estate transaction documentation. Must have the ability to prepare organized technical reports, instruments, spreadsheets, document and manage Hillsborough County’s capital improvement and non-capital improvement projects, and development related projects from beginning to end. Experience reviewing commercial and governmental real estate transactions in a technical or legal environment assuring compliance with laws and regulations relating to land acquisition and disposition assuring compliance and a clear understanding of the title issues effecting the land.

JOB OVERVIEW

Skill in researching and analyzing real estate ownership and title information. Skill in reviewing legal descriptions, title reports, and real estate transaction documents. Experience in successfully negotiating Commercial and Governmental Real Estate transactions, especially easements and partial acquisitions. Knowledge of applicable laws and regulations related to land acquisition and disposition. Knowledge of Real Estate practices and procedures. Strong experience performing technical reviews of right-of-way maps, legal descriptions, and/or surveys.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Graduation from an accredited four year degree granting college or university with a major in Real Estate, Business, Public Administration, Planning, Architecture, or Engineering; and
Two years of experience in real estate appraisal, acquisition, disposition, real estate research and/or title review/analysis; and
Possession of a valid Driver License.

OR

Possession of a current (unexpired) Florida Real Estate License; and
Three years of experience in land or property transactions, land appraisal evaluation, or title abstracting; and
Possession of a valid Driver License.

OR

An equivalent combination of relevant education (not less than possession of a High School diploma/GED), training and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job specific competencies listed above; and
Possession of a valid Driver License.

CORE COMPETENCIES

  • Customer Commitment – Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service
  • Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity – Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve
  • Organizational Excellence – Takes ownership for excellence through one’s personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations
  • Success through Teamwork – Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals

WORK CATEGORY

Light work – Exerting up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg control requires exertion of forces greater than that of sedentary work and if the worker sits most of the time, the job is considered light work.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • This position takes place in an office environment.
  • Requires sitting for an extended period of time.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform one or more of the activities described below:

  • Negotiates the acquisition and disposition of complex, high value, commercial and special purpose properties.
  • Conducts assessments and title analysis related to land and other property acquisitions, rights of way, and easements.
  • Conducts special studies, analyzes data, prepares reports, and provides recommendations based on data collected.
  • Implements the terms of contracts, including developing and meeting critical dates.
  • Negotiates and prepares estimates for commercial and special purpose properties.
  • Coordinates, clears title, and manages closings for County real estate acquisitions and dispositions.
  • Participates in Eminent Domain proceedings and condemnation suits.
  • Prepares legal instruments for acquisition, disposition, and exchange transactions in collaboration with the County Attorney’s Office.
  • Provides recommendations on terms and conditions upon which properties will be sold, acquired, and/or exchanged.
  • Oversees the work and ensures quality control of work performed by Real Property Specialists including scheduling, assigning, and reviewing work and providing training.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS

  • Knowledge of real estate appraisal, acquisition, disposition and real estate title.
  • Knowledge of laws, regulations, and procedures governing eminent domain, real property conveyance, and real estate title.
  • Skill in the inspection and appraisal of real property.
  • Skill in negotiating acquisition of real property.
  • Skill in researching, abstracting, examining, and evaluating real estate information.
  • Ability to confirm legal descriptions from survey data.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to collect, organize, and evaluate data and to develop logical conclusions.
  • Ability to work effectively with others.

Conclusion

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU

We offer much more than the competitive pay you expect. We value our employees and Hillsborough County Government is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. And because we understand that no two people are exactly alike, you can choose what best suits the needs of you and your family.

  • Health Plan: The County pays towards health insurance premiums for all employees. Employees can select from three health care plan options. Coverage is effective the first of the month following 60 days of employment.
  • Dental Insurance: Employees are eligible to enroll in the dental coverage and choose from four options: High DMO, Low DMO, a network Open Access Plan, and a PPO. Coverage is effective the first of the month following 30 days of employment.
  • Vision Care: Employees and their dependents are eligible to enroll in the vision coverage. Co-payment coverage includes exams, lens and frame, as well as an allowable contact lens expense. Coverage is effective the first of the month following 30 days of employment.
  • Employee Assistance Program: This program provides all employees and family members with professional, confidential counseling sessions. All employees and dependents are afforded up to six (6) free visits per Plan year. Coverage begins on the first day of employment.
  • Tuition Reimbursement: Employees may be reimbursed up to $1,000 (undergraduate), $2000 (graduate) per fiscal year for classes at an accredited college or university for courses that enhance your ability to perform your current job duties.
  • Holidays: Employees receive up to 12 paid holidays per year.

Visit our Employee Benefits page for more exciting details.

Veteran’s Preference:

Do you qualify for Veteran’s Preference? Preference will only be entitled upon initial appointment for eligible veterans and eligible spouses of veterans. Documentation that clearly shows dates of service, campaign awards or medals received, and character of discharge (DD-214 Member-4 or Service-2 copy) to support entitlement to preference must be provided at the time of application.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Hillsborough County Government provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Hillsborough County Government complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Hillsborough County welcomes and encourages applications from minorities, veterans, and persons with physical and mental disabilities, and will reasonably accommodate the needs of those persons in the application and testing process. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation requests will be on a case-by-case basis.

Hillsborough County Government expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Hillsborough County Government’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge

Hillsborough County is a drug free workplace.

Response/Recovery Activities:

Employees are required to participate in response/recovery activities in response to an emergency or natural disaster affecting County operations and/or its citizens. In such situations, every effort will be made to maintain operations, but employees will be assigned to carry out response activities suited to their skills and capabilities. *MON*

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