Senior Real Property Specialist – Pinellas County Government (Clearwater)

$47,861 – $76,877 a year

The portfolio of Real Property throughout Pinellas County may just be one of the most beautiful and diverse ones in the state of Florida! Currently our Real Estate Management team is seeking an individual to provide advanced professional office and field expertise in the acquisition, sale, leasing, and management of real property for a wide range of Pinellas County programs and activities, including Right-of-Way and Easement negotiation and acquisition. The employee in this position applies expert knowledge of real estate; specifically, to complete acquisition of property by; purchase and sale agreements, easements, rights of entry, temporary access agreements in support of County construction projects.

Duties include completing major projects covering high priority, complex, and difficult assignments; prepares for and participates in real estate closings; exercises highly independent judgment when conducting field negotiations, defines terms for the conveyance of real property. Incumbent interacts independently with customers, clients, and officials to solve problems and provides program advice and assistance to lower level personnel, as well as other county department managers and senior officials; provides training, guidance, and technical assistance to lower level personnel. Incumbent exercises a high degree of independence and consults with senior department staff or managers on unusual or unprecedented and controversial major assignments and reports to a senior manager, supervisor or designee.
Minimum Qualification Requirements
  • 6 years professional experience in corporate, commercial, or public sector real estate practices and negotiating real estate or other contracts that includes supervision, team leadership or supervisory training; or
  • Associate’s degree with major coursework in business, public administration, real estate, finance, contracts, or a related field and 4 years’ experience as described above; or
  • Bachelor’s degree and 2 years’ professional experience as described above; or
  • An equivalent combination of education, training, and/or experience.
Additional Requirements
  • Possession and maintenance of a valid Florida Driver’s License.
  • Assignment to work a variety of work schedules including compulsory work periods in special, emergency, and/or disaster situations.
Highly Desirable
  • Knowledge of government real estate, easement acquisition, eminent domain and leasing principles and practices.
  • GIS Mapping or ESRi Experience
  • Knowledge of property appraisal methods and ability to analyze and challenge appraisals.
  • Knowledge of title search, survey and environmental assessment/remediation techniques and skill to apply
  • to real estate practices.
  • Knowledge of professional composition, grammar, and writing skills.
  • Knowledge of computers and database management.
  • Skill in property negotiations for lease and acquisitions or sales agreements.
  • Skill in oral communication and building professional business relationships.
  • Ability to apply computer applications and software.
  • Ability to read and interpret appraisals, surveys, title reports, engineering plans, and environmental reports.
Illustrative Tasks (These are examples and are not all inclusive.)
  • Performs as a leader and expert in all facets of real property programs and services.
  • Negotiating, coordinating real property transactions from project initiation to closing.
  • Negotiates, coordinates, and completes property transactions by purchase, sale, lease, or license; including the writing, grammar, and proofreading skills needed to produce agreements, legal documents, letters, memos and preparation of packets for presentation to the Board of County Commissioners, or as delegated.
  • Coordinates procedures and prepares documents necessary to complete leases, licenses, or other access agreements.
  • Coordinates build-out of tenant improvements for leases where the county is the tenant.
  • Coordinates campus parking. Negotiates full fee acquisitions for property, and less than full fee acquisitions for county entities.
  • Coordinates all procedures and documents necessary to complete the acquisition or disposition of real property.
  • Coordinates with county entities and independent professionals for the preparation of scope of work, appraisals, surveys, inspections, and documents relating to the transfer of real property interests.
  • Researches complex proposals and recommends the acquisition, lease, retention, or disposal of county owned real property.
  • Performs all tasks related to property management, including quarterly contacts, annual survey of landlord’s services and division’s services, and coordination of structure and property maintenance.
  • Coordinates effort to obtain initial insurance certification where required by contract, verifying such certification meets contract requirements, inputting in countywide insurance program and continued maintenance of the system by monitoring receipt of updated annual certification.
  • Conducts property inspections and acts as a liaison between owning department and user.
  • Implements and applies REM software application and report systems to division operations.
  • Maintains the general office files, project files, property inventory files, and the computer data bases of the Pinellas County’s property, lease, inventory, and projects files.
  • Performs related work as assigned or required.
  • Real Property Specialist, Senior

    ID: 2363
    Classification: Real Property Specialist, Senior
    Working Title: Senior Real Property Specialist
    Specialized Field: Real Estate
    Classified or Exempt: Classified
    Department Vacancy: Real Estate Management
    Work Site: 509 East Avenue South
    Clearwater, FL 33756
    Work Schedule: Monday – Friday; 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Post Date: 8/10/18
    Close Date: 8/26/18
    # of Openings: 1
    Pay Grade: CL 18
    Pay Range: $47,860.80 – $76,876.80

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