The City of Houston SENIOR REAL ESTATE ANALYST / CP in Houston, Texas
SENIOR REAL ESTATE ANALYST / CP
SENIOR REAL ESTATE ANALYST / CP
$65,806.00 - $85,787.00 Annually
Public Works and Engineering
12/14/2017 11:59 PM Central
APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FROM: ALL PERSONS INTERESTED
DIVISION: CAPITAL PROJECTS
SECTION: REAL ESTATE
REPORTING LOCATION: 611 WALKER*
WORKDAYS & HOURS: M – F, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
*Subject to change
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Provides general supervision and coordination of real estate activities involving the acquisition of land and/or property rights for public and private projects. Develops and reviews offer packages, purchase agreements, and counteroffers; negotiates with land owners for parcel acquisitions; prepares condemnation packages if needed. Prepares routine and non-routine reports, maintains and updates database tracking system and files for assigned parcels and projects; coordinates with project engineers and other departments as necessary to determine and understand project needs. Drafts and processes correspondence and Requests for Council Action (RCA) for real estate transactions and other documents including purchase agreements and condemnations. Evaluates, reviews, and monitors real estate files on all active projects, including field notes, appraisals, legal documents, and other pertinent information. Handles title curative issues and works closely with title companies to ensure that projects are closed according to schedule. Coordinates relocation assistance services for property owners displaced because of parcel acquisitions for CIP and federally funded projects. Handles property management duties to clear improvements from the right-of-way following parcel acquisitions. Must understand basic and complex real estate principles and terminology. May serve as team lead over lower level real estate staff; serves as project manager coordinating land acquisition project activities and handles more complex acquisition assignments. Successful candidates must be self-directed and possess superior customer service skills. Performs other duties as assigned.
The position requires stooping, bending and/or lifting. Occasional very light lifting, such as three or four reams of papers or books (up to 20 pounds or an equivalent weight) may be required.
This is a Department of Public Works & Engineering Emergency Management position at the Tier III Level.
Requires a Bachelor's degree in Real Estate, Business Administration, Public Administration or a closely related field.
Four years of professional experience in real estate activities, design or a closely related experience are required. Directly related professional experience may be substituted for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis.
Valid Texas Driver's License and compliance with the City of Houston's policy on driving (AP 2-2).
Proficiency in the operation of personal computers and MS Word and MS Excel software.
Solid oral and written communication skills.
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to establish and maintain excellent working relationships at diverse levels.
Prior public sector real estate acquisition experience in resolving complex title curative issues.
Knowledge of relocation assistance requirements in accordance with the Uniform Relocation Act, as amended and state law.
Preference shall be given to eligible veteran applicants provided such persons possess the qualifications necessary for competent discharge of the duties involved in the position applied for, such persons are among the most qualified candidates for the position, and all other factors in accordance with Executive Order 1-6.
SELECTION/SKILLS TESTS REQUIRED None
However, the department may administer a skill assessment evaluation.
SAFETY IMPACT POSITION Yes
If yes, this position is subject to random drug testing and if a promotional position, candidate must pass an assignment drug test.
Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate's qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification.
Pay Grade 24
Only online applications will be accepted for this City of Houston job and must be received by the Human Resources Department during posting opening and closing dates shown. Applications must be submitted online at: www.houstontx.gov.
To view your detailed application status, please log-in to your online profile by visiting: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/houston/default.cfm For application status inquiries please contact 832.393.6027.
Due to the high volume of applications received, the Hiring Department will contact you directly, with specific instructions, should you be selected to advance in our recruitment process.
All new and rehires must pass a pre-employment drug test and are subject to a physical examination and verification of information. If you need special services or accommodations, please call TTY 7-1-1.
Must be able to pass a criminal background check, obtain and maintain federally mandated security clearances where required.
EEO Equal Employment Opportunity
The City of Houston is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.
The city offers a competitive benefits program, including competitively priced health coverage and a defined contribution pension plan.
• Life insurance
• Long-term disability
• Retirement pension
• 457 deferred compensation plan
• Employee Assistance Program
• 10 days of vacation each year
• 10 city holidays, plus one floating holiday
• Flexible schedules
• Professional development opportunities
• Transportation/parking plan
• Section 125 pretax deductions
• Dependent Care Reimbursement Plan
• Healthcare Flexible Spending Account
For plan details, visit http://www.houstontx.gov/hr/benefits.html
Please select the best scenario below that describes your level of education:
Less than a high school diploma/ GED
High School diploma/GED
Associates degree in Real Estate, Business Administration, Public Administration or a closely related field
Bachelor's degree or higher in Real Estate, Business Administration, Public Administration or a closely related field
How many years of professional experience in real estate activities, design or closely related experience do you have?
Less than 4 years
4 - 5 years
6 - 7 years
8 years or more
Do you have a valid/current driver's license
Yes, my license is valid and current
No, my license is expired
I do not have a driver's license
How many years of experience involving the acquisition of Land and/or property rights for public/private projects do you have?
1 year or less
2 - 4 years
5 years or more
Do you have experience reviewing any of the following? (Please check all that apply).
RCA's for real estate transactions
Purchase agreements and condemnations
Title curative issues
Relocation assistance services for property owners
Disposition of City property interests, encroachments and leases
None of the above
I have experience and/or knowledge in the following: (check all that apply).
None of the Above
Are you a veteran who served on active duty in the Armed Forces (United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard) for more than 90 consecutive days and received either an honorable discharge or a general discharge under honorable conditions?
Have you completely and truthfully answered question #9 regarding employment gaps? (failing to clarify employment gaps may result in the disqualification or delay of your application.)