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Right of Way Agent 1 at Pierce County

Posted in Project Management 30+ days ago.

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Location: Tacoma, Washington

Job Description:

Right of Way Agent 1



SALARY:  $30.81 - $39.05 hourly


OPENING DATE:  1/16/18


CLOSING DATE:  1/31/18 11:59 PM



**This recruitment may be used to fill other Right of Way Agent 1 positions at Pierce County**

Are you a dedicated professional that puts customers first, thrives in a demanding environment, and displays solid teamwork? Are you interested in being part of an energetic organization that strives to deliver timely, reliable and consistent service using the latest technology, and have fun while you're doing it?
Come work for a department that develops, trains, and promotes their employees.  Join the team at Planning and Public Works, and help us build a livable Pierce County for people to Live, Work, and Play.
Our staff is committed to building better, safer communities and enhancing the quality of life in Pierce County. Use your knowledge and experience with real estate to make a difference for our residents.
Learn more about our dynamic department at
We are seeking a highly motivated, customer service driven, detail oriented individual to join our team as a Right-of-Way Agent 1.  If you believe you have what it takes to be a part of our team, then look no more!


Our next successful team member can look forward to...
• Review right of way strip maps, commissioners' records, plat books, engineering reports and other records or materials. Make, or acquire, title searches. Inspect property to be acquired? contact property owners and obtain permission for a variety of County activities, such as right of way staking or temporary construction permits.
• Write legal property descriptions of rights of way and draw scaled plats for filing of deeds.
• Assist in negotiations for purchase or lease of land parcels; may handle routine negotiations independently.
• Respond to routine inquiries from the public, other departments, and outside agencies; conduct research in response to inquiries. Interpret and explain procedures, policies, state and federal regulations.
• Maintain files of departmental maps, section activities, and correspondence.
• Support activities of higher rank right of way agents by processing related forms and documents.

Our next successful team member should possess the following...

  • Real estate, title, and escrow practices used in real property transactions. 
  • Laws and procedures involved in the acquisition of land.
  • The basic principles and methods of negotiating, appraising, and determining ownership of property rights.
  • Property descriptions, transactions and title records, and of the standard systems of filing real property records and instruments.
  • Legal instruments affecting the transfer, sale and lease of real property. 
  • Federal and state laws and regulations pertaining to real estate acquisition and appraisal. 
  • The principles of property evaluation.

 Skills In:

  • Effective communication both verbally and in writing
  • Using modern computer software and programs

 Ability to:

  • Work independently with a minimum of instructions.
  • To understand and execute oral and written instructions and to interpret plans and sketches.
  • Locate, read, and interpret maps, plans and property descriptions.
  • Conduct thorough research utilizing a wide variety of resources.
  • File a variety of materials according to department standards and to prepare reports on activities.
  • Understand, interpret, and apply the terms of leases and other formal property agreements.
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with co-workers, property owners and the public. 
  • Work occasional evenings, weekends, and holidays.
  • Work outdoors in all types of weather and traverse uneven terrain.
  • Work effectively and productively with others.
  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing to audiences of various social, cultural, ethnic, educational and economic backgrounds.
  • Effectively coordinate, perform and complete multiple duties and assignments concurrently and in a timely manner.
  • Meet the travel requirements of the position, if any.
  • Physically perform the essential job functions of the classification.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


Our next successful team member will have...
• An Associate of Arts degree in real estate, business, finance, or other related discipline, or two or more years of progressively responsible work experience in the real estate or right of way field.
• Additional experience or education may be substituted for the recruiting requirement.
• Requires satisfactory physical condition, as evidenced by a County-approved physical examination, may be required prior to appointment to the position.
• Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Washington State Driver's license
• Washington State Notary Public Commission within 30 days of employment.
• Must be able to traverse uneven terrain.
• Union membership is required within 30 days of employment.
• Successful completion of a Pierce County background investigation, which includes a criminal history check, is required prior to employment.

Accepting online applications only at

Pierce County Human Resources Dept

or (253)798-7480 or 

TDD (253)798-3965. EOE 

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