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Internal Number: 23DOT- SWR-41523
About WSDOT Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is the steward of an integrated, multimodal transportation system that helps to ensure people and goods move safely and efficiently throughout the state. In addition to building, maintaining, and operating the state highway system, WSDOT operates the largest ferry system in the nation, manages the world's longest floating bridge, and recently completed the world's widest tunneling project.
The Opportunity WSDOT has a great opportunity for an experienced real estate professional. The Real Estate Services office in Vancouver is seeking a Property & Acquisition Specialist to join their dynamic team. This position will complete all types of eminent domain property valuation assignments for WSDOT in compliance with Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) rules and regulations. In this role, you will apply independent judgment and advanced technical knowledge. This position supports and contributes to the WSDOT mission and vision, strategic plan, goals, and priorities by appraisal of the wide variety of property rights needed to deliver WSDOT transportation projects. Our top candidate will possess exceptional communication skills as this position interacts with local public agency personnel, property owners, realtors, consultant appraisers, and other state agency personnel.
What to Expect Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, the Property & Acquisition Specialist 4 will:
Investigate and determine the need of an eminent domain appraisal for acquisition of real property rights on WSDOT transportation projects.
Independently conduct all types of eminent domain property valuation assignments for WSDOT in compliance with USPAP, FHWA, State, and WSDOT rules and regulations.
Prepare well documented WSDOT compliant narrative appraisal reports, supported by current market research and analysis.
Conduct appraisal fieldwork and inspect existing and proposed transportation projects.
Coordinate with Property Management group, to determine the need of an appraisal for surplus WSDOT property including providing market research and analysis for non-appraisal needs.
Consult with and provide recommendations to Acquisition group on complex and non-complex transactions with landowners for purchase of real property rights.
Coordinate and advise region project engineers in evaluating property impacts, including risks, damages and benefits to real property needs for transportation projects.
Track and report the status of right of way projects and appraisal assignments.
Qualifications To be considered for this opportunity, the following are required:
Bachelor’s degree involving major study in business or public administration, real estate, economics, accounting, or related field or equivalent work experience.