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Right of Way Title Services Specialist

By July 27, 2022

Oregon Department of Transportation

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Department of Transportation

Salary Range:

$4,607 – $7,145

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Position Title:

Right of Way Title Services Specialist

Job Description:
Operations & Policy Analyst 2 – Right of Way Title Services Specialist
Oregon Department of Transportation
Delivery & Operations Division – Engineering & Technical Services Branch
Right of Way Section / Right of Way Operations Unit


The role:  

We are recruiting for a right of way title services specialist to join our team! In this role, you will be responsible for activities that support statewide project delivery and management of statewide real property assets. Our successful candidate will have great latitude of judgment in interpreting laws and policies in analyzing issues and selecting techniques to effectively and efficiently produce appropriate legal documents.

We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply for our positions and hope you will join us on our path to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are an agency that embraces social equity through our values, strategic planning, and actions. Leaning into our equity priorities means we continually examine what we do, the impact we have, and our progress toward weaving social equity into who we are. To learn more about our social equity commitments, visit our Social Equity website. 

If you are a current State of Oregon employee, you must apply through your employee Workday profile.

A day in the life:

  • Obtain title and clear liens, judgments and interests and outline documents necessary to complete property transactions.
  • Compile and produce deeds, easement documents, releases of mortgage, partial conveyances, satisfactions of judgements, leases, land sale contracts, grants and indentures of access, subordinations and affidavits.
  • Maintain records and monitor schedules, outcomes and accomplishments to evaluate results and recommend actions to improve program operations.
  • Coordinate the documents needed to complete all statewide jurisdictional transfers after the terms of the agreement are met.
  • Coordinate and prepare documents, memos, letters, recordings, etc., for abandonments, relinquishments and highway designations.
  • Coordinate any surplus property that may be involved in the jurisdictional transfer process with the Property Management Unit.
  • Manage the Federal Land Transfer (FLT) process to obtain easements for highways and material sources on federally owned land.
  • Prepare easement document incorporating conditions, which includes analyzing and revising conditions to conform to a legal format for recording.
  • Coordinate and work directly with Department of Justice attorneys on review for legal sufficiency and obtain all required signatures and record documents.
  • Remote work options available with manager approval – work in an office environment with occasional travel required to inspect property and projects and attend meetings.
  • To request a copy of the position description, which includes all duties and working conditions, please email ODOTRecruitment@odot.oregon.gov.

What’s in it for you:

Work/life balance, 11 paid holidays a year, flexible work schedules, remote work options, competitive benefits packages and so much more. Click here to learn about working at the Oregon Department of Transportation.
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What we need:

Any combination of experience and education equivalent to five years of experience related to title services.
A bachelor’s degree in business or public administration, behavioral or social sciences, finance, political science or any degree demonstrating the capacity for the knowledge and skills; and two years professional-level evaluative, analytical and planning work related to title services.
Driving is an essential function of this position. You must have a valid driver license and an acceptable driving record. We will conduct pre-employment driving records checks on our final candidate(s). Your license does not have to be issued in Oregon to be considered.

What we’d like to see:

If you have these qualities, let us know! It’s how we will choose whom to move forward!
Note: You do not need to have all of these qualities to be eligible for this position.  

  • An advanced knowledge of legal descriptions, legal documents, legal terminology, title and escrow services, state and federal laws, Right of Way mapping and engineering, access control and the ODOT Right of Way manual.
  • Good judgment and complex decision-making in the preparation of legal documents, taking “subject to” and final approval of title policies.
  • Ability to work independently and provide guidance to others.
  • Experience ensuring accuracy, proper form and that legal documents are filed in the appropriate court and the rules of that court are followed.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and receive feedback from other Right of Way staff and legal consultants when seeking information or recommending modifications to processes as situations require.
  • Proficient working knowledge of an experience using Microsoft Office programs to prepare documents to convey real property and assure clear title.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

How to apply:

Before applying, click here to visit our applicant information website to learn more about our process.

Need help?

For questions, call 971-273-8687 or email ODOTRecruitmentEM@odot.oregon.gov.
The fine print:

  • We may also use other factors to help us decide who will move forward, such as transferable skills, experience, education, and alignment with ODOT values.
  • We do not offer visa sponsorship. If you are hired, you will be required to fill out the US Department of Homeland Security’s I-9 form confirming you are able to work in the US. We are not an E-Verify participating employer.
  • Don’t attach extra documents. We will only look at documents that we ask for.
  • We may use this recruitment to fill multiple or future vacancies.
  • We will conduct name-based criminal background checks on final candidates, including current ODOT employees. All applicants may be subject to additional pre-employment check(s) such as driver license, LEDS (Law Enforcement Data System), and/or education verification as required for the position.
  • You will be represented by the Association of Engineering Employees of Oregon (AEE).

Learn more and apply: 

This recruitment closes at 11:59 p.m. on 8/01/22.

Click here to learn more and apply! Please note that we can only accept applications through our website.


Questions? Call 971-273-8687 or email ODOTRecruitmentEM@odot.oregon.gov.  


ODOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

To apply for this job email your details to ODOTRecruitmentEM@odot.oregon.gov

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