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Real Estate Local Public Agency Coordinator

By May 10, 2024
  • Full Time
  • Anywhere
  • May 27, 2024

Wisconsin Department of Transportation

Introduction

Do you have experience in real estate acquisition? Are you interested in working in transportation? Become a Real Estate Local Public Agency (LPA) Coordinator in North Central Region!

The WI Department of Transportation (WisDOT), Division of Transportation System Development (DTSD) is seeking an interested and qualified individual to fill a Real Estate LPA Coordinator (Real Estate Specialist Advanced) position in the North Central Region.

This full-time position is headquartered in Rhinelander or Wisconsin Rapids.

WisDOT is a great place to work! In addition to meaningful and rewarding work, we offer a competitive benefits package featuring:

  • Substantial leave time including at least 3.5 weeks of paid leave time to start, 9 paid holidays, and 130 hours of sick time that roll over each year.
  • Excellent and affordable health, vision, and dental benefits (health plan options start at just $39/month for single plans and $97/month for family plans after two months of employment)
  • A casual office atmosphere, flexible work schedules, and telework options depending on the position’s requirements
  • An exceptional pension plan with employer match and lifetime retirement payment, plus an optional tax advantaged 457 retirement savings plan
  • Well Wisconsin Wellness Program
  • A free and confidential employee assistance program that offers employees and their immediate family dependents a variety of tools, resources, and professional consultation services to support their health, goals, and overall well-being
  • Use the Total Rewards Calculator to see the total value of our competitive benefits package!
  • In addition to our generous employee benefits, we strive for inclusivity and celebrate different religious holidays and cultural observances and provide flexibility for utilizing paid time off for such celebrations. For more information on WisDOT you can visit our website.

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is an organization dedicated to creating transportation solutions through innovation and exceptional service. We are committed to fostering an environment rooted in Integrity, Diversity, Excellence, and Accountability.

Every day, WisDOT’s Division of Transportation System Development plays the leading role in the upkeep and improvement of nearly 12,000 miles of state highways and bridges used by millions of people. You’ll find that behind every barrel is a dedicated team from a wide array of backgrounds including engineering, planning, environmental services, public outreach, real estate, finance and many more. It can be a challenging job, but we think you’ll find it’s an awfully rewarding one, too.

We’re looking for detail-oriented critical thinkers to help deliver a quality program to build, improve and maintain transportation infrastructure throughout the state. We encourage anyone at any point in any career to take a look at WisDOT opportunities and give some thought to how your skills and resume line up. Having a good attitude, a willingness to learn and a passion for creating lasting, impactful work will go a long way here. It’s a big system with lots of opportunity and responsibilities.

Are you up for it? At WisDOT, you can Build the Future – NOW.

Position Summary
This is an advanced level professional real estate position assigned to the North Central Region, with substantial responsibility for the oversight of the Department’s Local Public Agency (LPA) program and connecting highways as it relates to real estate acquisition. The extremely complex, broad, and sensitive nature of these duties requires a thorough knowledge of all aspects of the Department’s real estate program, local public agency requirements, and Federal and State laws, rules, and regulations.  This position requires a broad perspective of legal, technical program and policy issues, as well as expertise in all aspects of right of way acquisition, appraisal valuation theory, and other eminent domain principles and practices. This position is responsible for providing advanced knowledge of expert real estate technical oversight and guidance to the Bureau of Project Development’s (BPD) Local Project Management section.

This Regional LPA Coordinator has delegated authority for approval actions required by State and Federal policy and law, resulting in a high consequence of error. This position will facilitate process reviews; identify the root of procedural problems; identify training needs; recommend policy changes; and monitor problems with organizational relationships. This position is responsible for the development of policies and procedures as they relate to the LPA program. This position may perform LPA oversight duties in other Division of Transportation System Development (DTSD) regions to meet local program demands in those regions, as well as provide backup duties for their regional LPA counterparts.

Other advanced real estate specialist assignments having regional or statewide implications may also be assigned. The position will be responsible for state project real estate project development and project management involving all aspects of complex real estate acquisition, including estimating, appraisals, relocations, and negotiation. This requires the position to develop, estimate, implement, monitor, and coordinate with internal and external customers on state highway projects.

Salary Information
This position is in schedule-range 07-03 with an annual salary of $66,560-$79,040, plus excellent benefits. A twelve-month probationary period is required. Pay for current state employees will be set in accordance with the Wisconsin State Compensation Plan.

Job Details
This position requires the ability to obtain a Notary Public Commission from the State of Wisconsin within the first six months of employment.

This position requires the ability to travel independently throughout the region and state to attend meetings and required trainings.

WisDOT does not sponsor work visas.  Any appointment made will be contingent on the applicant being able to prove valid status to work in the United States. WisDOT is not an E-verify employer.

Prior to any appointments for position(s) filled from this announcement, candidates may be subject to a comprehensive criminal background check which may include FBI fingerprinting.

Certain positions within this Department may allow remote/work from home flexibility for a portion of their work schedule, depending on the needs of the position and the work unit. This topic and any remote work flexibility that may be available will be discussed in more detail in the interview process. For permanent positions that allow remote work flexibility, it is not anticipated that working outside of Wisconsin (or bordering cities) will be allowed because positions may need to report to office locations in Wisconsin on short notice.

Qualifications
Qualified applicants will have experience with all the following:

  • Experience and/or training in project management, including tracking and monitoring the status of assigned projects to ensure timely project delivery.
  • Experience interpreting and applying eminent domain law and/or policies as they apply to highway improvement projects.
  • Experience with mentoring, coaching, and/or training others.

How To Apply
Apply online! To apply, click “Apply for Job” to start the application process.  Then, you will access your existing account or to create a new account if you don’t have an account. Once you are logged in, click “Apply for Job.” Follow the steps outlined in the application process and submit your application.

Your application materials are very important parts of your application and are used during our evaluation process to determine your qualifications as they relate to the job. For instructions on how to develop and what should be included in these materials, view the job announcement. For more information on the basics of the selection process and how the State of WI ensures fair and equitable treatment of all applicants, view the job announcement. The vast majority of applicants are able to outline their background and experience in their resume in 1-3 pages. Any resumes submitted with more than 10 pages will not be considered after page 10. If this job posting requires a letter of qualifications, the same limit applies.

Permanent classified state employees who are eligible for consideration (transfer or voluntary demotion) should complete the application process as described above by the stated deadline.

Submitted materials will be evaluated by a panel of job experts and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Questions related to the job and how to apply can be directed to Allie Strullmyer at allison.strullmyer@dot.wi.gov or 608-267-7946. For general wisc.jobs user information and technical assistance, please see the wisc.jobs Frequently Asked Questions page.

Deadline to Apply
The deadline to apply is Monday, May 27th at 11:50pm.

To apply for this job email your details to allison.strullmyer@dot.wi.gov

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