Land Agent, Fort Worth, Texas

Created 05/14/2022
Reference 520349
Job type Full Time
Country United States
State Texas
City Fort Worth
Pay Range: $58,851 - $76,506 annual compensation

Job Posting Closing on: Thursday, May 26, 2022

The City of Fort Worth is the 12th largest city in the U.S. and the fastest growing among large cities. Fort Worth has received multiple accolades, including number one Downtown (Livability), and the second-best City in the nation for Job Seekers (Forbes). Our employees serve the needs of over 900,000 residents. We are seeking individuals that reflect our values of exceptional customer experience, mutual respect, embracing our diversity, continuous improvement, ethical behavior, and accountability.

A Land Agent job is available with The City of Fort Worth Development Services Department - Contract Management Section. The Development Services Department works with citizens, businesses, developers, and other stakeholders to achieve the City's vision of becoming the most livable and best managed city in the country. Our fast-paced work environment and focus on constant improvement keeps us motivated to implement best practices and to provide excellent customer experiences.

The Contract Management Section plays a critical role in achieving the City's vision by administrating developer led infrastructure agreements; generating development ordinance amendments to streamline and expedite the customer experience; and providing recommendations and guidance to our City Council, Boards, Commissions, and community groups. On a monthly basis, Land Agent participates with the processes associated with approximately forty (50) agreement requests.

Job responsibilities include:
  • Administer and monitor Easements, Vacations, Encroachment, and other land acquisition documents
  • Acquires property interests in easements or free simple title for the construction of capital improvement projects through administrative process, negotiation or eminent domain; prepares eminent domain documentation for unsettled property acquisitions for final disposition of the property interest; and prepares and presents formal written approval for Mayor and Council.
  • Inspects property; obtains and reviews appraisals to determine value; conducts negotiations with property owners; prepares recommendations regarding agreement terms; and secures signatures on agreements and deeds.
  • Participates in the development of scope of contracts for due diligence review and lease compliance; reviews and approves contractor work; analyzes reports provided by contractor; recommends and implements resolutions; and ensures recovery of royalty revenues for the City.
  • Negotiates contracts for agreements and permits; recommends and drafts changes to contract documents; and monitors contract implementation.
  • Creates and prepares a variety of written reports and correspondence on project status.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in public administration, business administration, real estate or a related field
  • Two (2) years of experience in real estate transactions (property acquisition, sales, leasing, property management), title examination, and/or real estate funding.
  • Valid Texas driver's license.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a Notary Public Certificate.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • GIS skills are highly desirable and preferred
  • Accela Automation skills are highly desirable and preferred.
  • Strong skills in customer service and resolving issues with innovative ideas
  • Training or experience in geography, architecture, and planning is a plus
  • Microsoft Office skills preferred
  • Strong negotiation skills with ability to persuade through consensus building;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to deal with dynamic personalities
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple complex projects

Conditions of Employment

Candidates who do not meet the Education requirement, may be considered if they have more relevant work experience than the position requires. Those selected for employment will be required to pass Pre-Employment checks depending on the position requirements. Those could include, but are not limited to: criminal background check, drug screen, education verification, etc. Criminal convictions will be considered on a case by case basis. Employees are paid by direct deposit only. Equal Opportunity Employer.
Closing Date/Time: Thursday, May 26, 2022
Employer City of Fort Worth, TX

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