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Real Estate Representative II at Metropolitan Water District Southern California

Posted in Real Estate 30+ days ago.

Type: Full Time
Location: Los Angeles, California

Job Description:
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is a consortium of twenty six cities and water districts that provides drinking water to over 19 million people in Southern California. Metropolitan's mission is to provide its service area with adequate and reliable supplies of high quality water to meet current and future needs in an environmentally and economically responsible way. Metropolitan's facilities include the 242-mile Colorado River Aqueduct, five conventional water treatment plants with a combined capacity of 2.6 billion gallons per day, nine surface water reservoirs, 800 miles of pipeline, and 16 hydroelectric power plants.


The Metropolitan Water District's Real Property Group currently has one (1) opening for a Real Estate Representative II in the Planning and Acquisition Unit at our Headquarters Building in Los Angeles.

This position requires intermediate level experience and will assist with real property responsibilities for water supply, conveyance, and storage; and infrastructure reliability and protection projects.

Responsibilities include assisting with negotiating real estate transactions and supporting eminent domain; conducting market analyses and feasibility studies.

This position will also assist other real estate classifications in performing a variety of specific assignments related to planning and acquisition of right-of-way. Applicants at this level must have an understanding of real estate principles for public agency right-of-way acquisition, negotiations, and standards of practice. The successful applicant must also understand and adhere to ethical standards for the right-of-way profession.

1. Assists with negotiating real estate transactions.
2. Assists with researching and analyzing records to identify ownership, property rights, legal descriptions, encumbrances and title issues.
3. Assists with researching and analyzing public records and title reports to identify ownership, condition of title, property rights; compiles legal descriptions, maps, drawings, exhibits, and encumbrances.
4. Assists with performing inspections to identify and verify physical property location and salient characteristics.
5. Assists with researching and analyzing land, infrastructure, services, neighborhoods, locations, trends, and market conditions.
6. Assists with conducting market analyses and feasibility studies.
7. Assists with compiling documentation for legal actions pertaining to eminent domain and other related property matters.
8. May participate on a project team.
9. Performs other related Real Estate Representative job duties as required.

Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in a related field and two years of relevant experience; of which two years must have been at the Real Estate Representative I level (or higher).

Relevant experience is defined as assisting with acquisition and negotiations of real estate transactions.

Required Knowledge of: Principles and practices of real estate for public sectors; relevant federal, state, and local laws, codes and regulations; real estate market analysis; and current office technology and equipment.

Required Skills and Abilities to: Use real estate related applications and equipment; apply mathematics; read maps, legal descriptions and other geographic information; problem solve; prioritize and multi-task; communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; work independently and in a team environment; and operate current office equipment including computers and supporting applications.

Valid California Class C Driver License or equivalent that allows you to drive in the course of your employment is required at the time of application.

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met or may be encountered by an employee to successfully perform the job duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the job duties.

Physical Demands: The work requires some physical exertion such as long periods of standing; walking over rough, uneven, or rocky surfaces; recurring bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching, or similar activities; recurring lifting of moderately heavy items such as personal computers and record boxes. The work may require specific, but common, physical characteristics and abilities such as above-average agility and dexterity.

Work Environment: The work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts that require normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices, meeting and training rooms, libraries, and residences or commercial vehicles, e.g., use of safe work practices with office equipment, avoidance of trips and falls, observance of fire regulations and traffic signals, etc. The work area is adequately lighted, heated, and ventilated.

Work Schedule: 9/80 (Alternating Fridays off)

Job Related Selection Criteria
25% - Technical Skills & Knowledge in public agency real estate
20% - Job Preparation (Education, experience, and training relevant to the position)
15% - Decision Making / Organizational / Analytical Skills
10% - Interpersonal Skills
10% - Teamwork
10% - Oral Communication Skills
10% - Written Communication Skills
100% Total

* Competitive compensation
* Excellent medical, dental, life, vision
* Retirement plans, including pension plan and 401k
* Tuition reimbursement
* Training and advancement opportunities
* Excellent working environment
* Public transportation reimbursements and van pools
* On-site fitness center
* Hub of public transportation: Rail, subway, buses and taxis

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This job announcement has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work being performed by employees in this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. To receive a copy of the complete job description, please send an email to

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Qualified individuals with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation during the application or selection process, please call (213) 217-7738 or email

MWD is a Federal and State EO employer - Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.