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Right-of-Way Apprentice

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 is hiring a Right-of-Way Apprentice position at our District 4 office in Shoshone. To perform entry-level right-of-way activities; perform related work.

Occasional travel with overnight stay and irregular working schedules are required.

Note: This position requires a driver’s record check before a final job offer is made.

Example of Duties

1. Right-of-Way.

Researches public records and other sources to obtain data
Prepares legal documents, contracts, agreements, exhibits, and reports
Writes 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
Prepares certificate of title
Conducts complex appraisals of properties
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
Examines and approves appraisal reports for accuracy, completeness, procedural requirements and compliance
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
Inspects and manages department properties to ensure compliance with agreements through final disposition
Prepares permits to use right-of-way
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

2. Administrative.

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:

Basic appraisal principles and practices
Legal descriptions
Documents and instruments used to transfer property


Preparing legal descriptions of real property
Determining clear title
Estimating fair market value
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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