The City of Houston SENIOR REAL ESTATE ANALYST / CP in Houston, Texas

SENIOR REAL ESTATE ANALYST / CP

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SENIOR REAL ESTATE ANALYST / CP

Salary

$65,806.00 - $85,787.00 Annually

Location

TX, TX

Job Type

Full-Time

Department

Public Works and Engineering

Job Number

18381

Closing

12/14/2017 11:59 PM Central

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POSITION OVERVIEW

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.

WORKING CONDITIONS

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.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Requires a Bachelor's degree in Real Estate, Business Administration, Public Administration or a closely related field.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

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.

LICENSE REQUIREMENTS

Valid Texas Driver's License and compliance with the City of Houston's policy on driving (AP 2-2).

PREFERENCES

  • 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.

GENERAL INFORMATION

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.

SALARY INFORMATION

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

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

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.

Benefits include:

• Medical

• Dental

• Vision

• Wellness

• 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

01

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

02

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

03

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

04

How many years of experience involving the acquisition of Land and/or property rights for public/private projects do you have?

  • None

  • 1 year or less

  • 2 - 4 years

  • 5 years or more

05

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

06

I have experience and/or knowledge in the following: (check all that apply).

  • Microsoft Access

  • Microsoft Excel

  • Microsoft PowerPoint

  • Microsoft Word

  • None of the Above

07

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?

  • Yes

  • No

08

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.)

  • Yes

  • No

    Required Question