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Acquisition & Relocation Program Supervisor (PAS6)

By May 9, 2022

Washington State Department of Transportation


Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is the steward of an integrated, multimodal transportation system that helps to ensure that people and goods move safely and efficiently throughout the state. In addition to building, maintaining, and operating the state highway system, WSDOT operates the largest ferry system in the nation, manages the world’s longest floating bridge, and recently completed the world’s widest tunneling project.


The Opportunity

WSDOT is eager to hire an experienced real estate professional looking to advance their career into a leadership role and serve as our Acquisition & Relocation Program Supervisor. The primary undertaking of this position is to assist WSDOT’s Northwest Region (NWR) in delivering WSDOT projects per a predefined schedule in accordance with Federal, State, and WSDOT regulatory and policy requirements. As the Acquisition & Relocation Program Supervisor, this position will supervise the acquisition and relocation team and consultants to acquire the real property and/or property rights required for WSDOT projects in compliance with the Uniform Relocation Act. This position plays a key role in supporting WSDOT’s mission to provide integrated, multimodal transportation systems through efficient acquisition of the property and or property rights needed to successfully deliver WSDOT projects.

What to Expect

Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, the Acquisition & Relocation Program Supervisor will:

Supervise the acquisition and relocation team within WSDOT’s NWR Real Estate Services Office, providing training and career development for staff.
Monitor staff work to ensure compliance with the Uniform Relocation Act and initiate corrective action when error or inconsistencies are found.
Respond to inquires from the general public, consultant firms, and internal WSDOT departments and advise a course of action concerning property acquisitions.
Participate and/or assist with the development and execution of a strategic Right of Way delivery plan for WSDOT NWR projects, including the development of budget and reporting duties.
Use independent judgement and expertise to provide technical and policy recommendations to WSDOT leadership regarding property acquisitions.
Use independent judgement and expertise to provide technical and policy recommendations to WSDOT leadership in generating a consultant contract Scope of Work, developing consultant task orders, and review and advise on consultant bids and invoices.

To be considered for this opportunity, the following are required:

12 months of experience as a Property & Acquisition Specialist 5, OR
Three (3) years of experience in real property appraising, property negotiations, public property management or selling, leasing, or buying real estate.
In addition to:

Current driver’s license
Current state of Washington Notary Stamp license or the ability to obtain within 6 months of hire.
Proficient with computer software programs including but not limited to Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, FileMaker Pro, Adobe, SharePoint, etc.
It is preferred that qualified candidates also have:

Bachelors degree involving a major study in business or public administration, real estate, economics, accounting, or related field.
Three (3) years of experience in real property appraising, property negotiations, public property management or selling, leasing, or buying real estate for a public entity.
Knowledge and understanding of WSDOT ROW Manual.
Important Notes

This recruitment may also be used to fill additional positions per business needs.
This position works 100% remotely.
By issuance of proclamation, the Governor of Washington State mandates that all employees who work for executive cabinet agencies (which includes the Department of Transportation) must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This is a condition of employment with WSDOT. Exemption may be granted for religious or medical purposes, however, accommodations will be subject to approval based on the essential functions required of the position.
The salary listed includes the legislative approved 5% salary premium for positions in King County. An additional general wage increase of 3.25% will be applied for all state employees on July 1, 2022.
The recruiting efforts for this position may be extended beyond the displayed closing date for as long and until a sufficient candidate pool has been established. The Appointing Authority reserves the right to make a hiring decision at any time thereafter. It is to your benefit to submit your application as soon as possible.
WSDOT does not use the E-Verify system. For more information, please visit www.uscis.gov

Work-Life Balance – We are committed to ensure that our staff experience the reward of public service, while also sustaining a routine that suits each individuals’ lifestyle. As such, there are a number of flexible schedule options available to staff, including occasional telework for eligible positions.
Paid Leave – In addition to 10 paid holidays, full-time employees earn a minimum 14 paid vacation days per year!
Plan For Your Future – WSDOT offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes a variety of healthcare options, and free dental coverage! Employees also have their choice of state retirement programs, and much more. Go to State Benefits for more information.
Tuition Assistance – Our employees have several options for assistance with education expenses, including tuition reimbursement programs, government discounts at participating colleges throughout the state, and eligibility for federal student loan forgiveness.
Check out this video to learn more: Why WSDOT?


How to Apply

Applications for this recruitment will be accepted electronically. Your relevant experience may be evaluated to determine salary. Therefore, it is very important that the “Work Experience” portion of the application be completed in as much detail as possible. In order to be considered for this opportunity, please include the following with your online application:

An attached Resume outlining (in reverse chronological order) your experience to date.
An attached Cover Letter that further details your qualifications, and indicates why you believe you are a viable candidate for this role.
Contact information to be included in the “References” section of the online application for a minimum three (3) individuals who can attest to your work performance, technical skills, knowledge base, and job-related competencies.
Please click the “APPLY” button to proceed. Note that you will be prompted to either sign in, or create an account. This step is required in order to submit an application to this opportunity.


WSDOT is an equal opportunity employer. We value the importance of creating an environment in which all employees can feel respected, included and empowered to bring unique ideas to the agency. Our diversity and inclusion efforts include embracing different cultures, backgrounds and viewpoints while fostering growth and advancement in the workplace. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, disabled and Vietnam era veterans, as well as people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply.


Contact us:

For inquiries about this posting, you may contact the assigned Recruiter, Eric Saniatan, at SaniatE@wsdot.wa.gov. Please be sure to reference 22DOT-NWR-12895 in the subject line.


Persons with disabilities needing assistance in the application process, or those needing this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the listed Recruiter.

To apply for this job email your details to saniate@wsdot.wa.gov

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