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Program Analyst (Right of Way)

By January 11, 2022
  • Full Time
  • 250 M St SE
  • January 31, 2022

District Department of Transportation

Job Summary

This position is located in the District Department of Transportation (DDOT), Infrastructure Project Management Division (IPMD). The purpose of this position is to serve as a program analyst assisting with the Right of Way functions, on transportation projects.

This position will assist with coordinating the Right-of-Way (ROW) and realty issues related to infrastructure projects undertaken by DDOT and others, which includes performing technical work associated with the acquisition, disposition, and determination of right-of-way for various projects.

Duties and Responsibilities

The incumbent of this position researches preliminary title data and other available public records in order to obtain current deed information and to determine property ownership. Interprets various technical real estate materials related to ownership, and existing rights-of-way/public space. Negotiates acquisition and sales of real estate. Prepares offer packages, checks request and condemnation packages as needed. Manages a caseload of real estate transactions within time constraints. Coordinates conveyance of excess properties and roads. Prepares right-of-way cost estimates and determinations.

The incumbent of this position assists the Office of General Counsel in accordance with the requirements of the DDOT ROW Manual. Prepares for and participates in public meetings and hearings to explain future transportation plans, acquisition of property or other actions. Prepares requests for proposals for contractual real estate services. Researches utility permits and prepares ROW certifications per Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) regulations.

Qualifications and Education

Specialized Experience: Specialized experience is experience which is directly related to the position and has equipped the individual with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.  To be creditable, the incumbent must possess at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression. Examples of specialized experience include: knowledge of Federal, District, and local real estate laws, regulations, standards, and guidelines such as the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970, as amended, its implementing regulation (49 CFR Part 24), and the approved State right-of-way manual. Experience reviewing and applying requirements of a state Right of Way Manual; to read and interpret maps, deeds, plats, and plans; to negotiate the acquisition or sale of real estate; to prepare bid packages, option contracts, and condemnation filings; communicate effectively in public meetings and hearings; familiarity of the court system, its records, and its rules; prepare accurate cost estimates; abstract and interpret real property land titles and financial instruments; solve real estate related issues and record documents with Recorder of Deeds (land records).

A bachelor’s degree in business, planning, engineering or closely related field is preferred.

Licenses and Certifications

Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.

Membership and/or certifications from professional associations such as the International Right of Way Association will be favorably considered.

Working Environment

Work is performed both in an office environment and in the field. May be exposed to various weather conditions when driving or conducting fieldwork. While working in the field the incumbent is subject to a variety terrain.

Other Significant Facts

Tour of Duty:  Varies

Promotion Potential:  No known promotion potential.

Duration of Appointment:  Career Service – Regular Appointment

Pay Plan, Series and Grade: CS-343-12

Collective Bargaining Unit: This position is not in a collective bargaining unit

Position Designation:  This position has been designated as security sensitive therefore the incumbent of this position will be subject to enhanced suitability screening pursuant to Chapter 4 of DC Personnel Regulations, Suitability and as such, incumbents of this position shall be subject to criminal background checks, background investigations, and mandatory drug and alcohol testing, as applicable.

Emergency Designation: This position has been designated as an essential employee position under the provisions of District Personnel Manual, Chapter 12.  As such, your services may be required in emergency situations to perform crucial duties, i.e., snow removal, debris removal, transportation, shelter operations, food distribution, and communication.  These duties may be performed when the government is closed or when most employees are dismissed early.

Employee Benefits May Include:

DDOT is an employer of choice for any job seeker who has passion, energy, and enthusiasm about our city.  Employee benefits include:

Health and life insurance benefits and retirement benefits (More information about these benefits is available on the D.C. Department of Human Resources (DCHR) website at www.dchr.dc.gov.)
Complimentary Capital BikeShare Membership
Free rides on DC Circulator buses
Continued professional development, and professional growth through d.University, the in-house training available for all DDOT employees
Flexible work schedule (team and role dependent)
Employer assisted housing loan program, providing payment and/or closing cost financing for first-time home buyers (restrictions apply)
Vaccination Requirement:

The Government of the District of Columbia values the safety of our employees, our residents, and our visitors. In support of these values, if you are selected for this job you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, except when vaccination is not medically advised or violates your sincerely held religious beliefs. If you are invited to join our team, you must submit proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to your initial HR representative, or you must request an exemption from your representative. New employees must either provide proof of vaccination or be granted a medical or religious exemption before working with the Government of the District of Columbia.

EEO Statement: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

1st Screening: 1/20/2022

2nd Screening: 1/30/2022

To apply for this job email your details to ddot.hr@dc.gov

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