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Right-Of-Way Agent

By January 23, 2023
  • Full Time
  • Shoshone, Idaho
  • February 6, 2023

Idaho Transportation Department

Do you want to make a difference and be part of an award-winning agency, dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in Idaho through transportation?

At the Idaho Transportation Department, every employee is critical to the mission and we strive to foster an innovative, collaborative workplace where employees can grow and do their best work.

The Idaho Transportation Department currently has an opening for a Right-of-Way Agent located in Shoshone at our District 4 location. This position administers Right-of-Way activities including negotiation and relocation functions.  This position participate in all aspects of the right-of-way property acquisition process as well as property management.

Occasional travel with overnight stay and irregular working schedules are required. Valid driver’s license is required.

Example of Duties

Researches public records and other sources to obtain data;
Prepares legal documents, contracts, agreements, exhibits, and reports;
Review and/or approves legal descriptions;
Verifies platting of ownership limits on plans;
Reviews project alignments and determines extent and quality of titles;
Reviews final title reports for land parcels, and determines legal instruments required to release property and obtain clear title;
Verifies completeness of legal instruments, exhibits, plans, and papers for land acquisition;
obtains market data;
Analyzes area economic conditions, lending practices and real estate trends;
Assembles comparables and correlates factors affecting property values and prepares estimate of fair market value;
Meets with property owners to review project plans, explain appraisal process and negotiate purchase agreements;
Makes relocation studies to determine number of displacements, availability of replacement property, moving and replacement costs and time required for relocation;
Prepares relocation plans, meets with displaces to explain relocation entitlements, eligibility and assistance;
Participate in scoping to identify potential right-of-way impacts, represent property owner concerns, and inform project teams about delivery timelines and potential costs during project development.
Inspects and manages department properties to ensure compliance with agreements through final disposition;
Reviews plans and deeds to verify property location, highway stations and proposed encroachments do not interfere with existing facilities or access control policies;
Makes inspections to verify and evaluate advertising signs and junkyard and enforce standards and compliance with scenic enhancements programs and laws;
Negotiates for the screening or elimination of junkyards and removal of nonconforming signs.
Administrative. Typical responsibilities: updates database system and produces project reports; responds to right-of-way inquiries; represents the department in public hearings and meetings; may serve as in expert witness in court; provides technical assistance and serves as liaison with federal, state, and local agencies; special interest groups, real estate organizations, property owners and the public.

Minimum Qualifications:

Good Knowledge of: appraisal principles and practices; legal descriptions, documents and instruments used to transfer property.

Experience: preparing legal descriptions of real property; determining clear title; estimating fair market value and preparing formal appraisal reports; negotiating property settlements; manipulating data base software to store, retrieve and compile information into report format.

To apply for this job email your details to careers@itd.idaho.gov

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