Vacancy Situation: The Park District currently has one vacancy located at the Administrative Headquarters at 2950 Peralta Oaks Court in Oakland, CA. The hiring pools established as a result of this recruitment will be used to fill the current vacancy and any additional vacancies that may occur during the one year life of the hiring pools.
What You'll Be Doing: The Senior Land Acquisition Specialist performs a variety of work in all phases of real estate transactions involving the acquisition of land and other real property rights through purchase, dedication, easement, exchange, lease, license and other means for public park, recreational trail, and open space preservation purposes. This position is also involved in resolving encroachment issues with neighboring property owners to protect parklands, and in supporting the Park District's Capital Projects Program through negotiating the removal or relocation of easements and other encumbrances to facilitate habitat restoration, public access, and park infrastructure development projects.
This journey-level position performs the highest level of non-supervisory technical real estate work within the Land Acquisition Department. The position receives broad direction from the Chief of Land Acquisition in the conduct of real property and right of way negotiations, the appraisal process, title review and other due diligence functions, and the escrow process. This position provides lead direction and technical assistance to junior staff as assigned.
We're Looking For Someone Who:
is conversant in all aspects of real estate transactions including negotiating and drafting transaction agreements and conveyance documents, commissioning and reviewing complex property appraisals, performing title review and other due diligence functions, and coordinating the Park District's role in the escrow and closing process.
is self-directed and able to manage several projects concurrently and move them forward to completion.
has strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to exercise initiative, tact, and good judgment.
has experience working with public agencies or land trust organizations in real property acquisition and/or land conservation.
A Few Reasons Why You May Love This Job:
Opportunity to work on a wide variety of projects ranging from the East Bay's urbanized shoreline to the open landscapes and rural communities in East County and the Delta.
Contributing your own tangible legacy to the Park District's mission.
Working with a mutually supportive team.
Excellent benefits such as medical and dental insurance, tuition reimbursement, a retirement pension through CalPERS, and 13.5 paid holidays, just to name a few!
This classification is scheduled for a 3% cost of living adjustment effective April 1, 2019.
Respect - We honor each other, the park users we serve, and the land we steward.
Resilience - We creatively adapt to change. We address challenges with empathy, perspective, and determination.
Relationships - Our greatest strength lies in the trust, accountability, and teamwork we cultivate with our colleagues, partners, and the public we serve.
Responsiveness - We communicate openly, honestly, and reliably.
Transparency - We hold the public's trust through meaningful stakeholder engagements and unfettered access to timely and reliable information on decisions and performance.
This journey-level classification performs the highest level of technical real property work for appraising and acquiring property rights through donation, purchase, lease, phased acquisition, option, contract and other methods as provided for by state and federal laws. The Senior Land Acquisition Specialist performs the most complex and unique appraisals and conducts negotiations on projects which demand the highest degree of discretion, technical knowledge, initiative and judgment; reviews appraisals and a variety of other reports and documents prepared by consultants, other agencies and staff; provides lead direction and technical assistance to subordinate staff in proper methods and techniques of land appraisal, negotiations, condemnation proceedings, clearance and disposal of property and property management.
Other Functions and Duties: performs related duties as assigned.
Education: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in real estate, economics, business administration, public administration, or a closely related field, or its equivalent.
Experience: Three years of (full-time equivalent) verifiable professional experience in the area of land acquisition, appraisal, disposal, or management of real property.
OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
About East Bay Regional Park District
The East Bay Regional Park District is a system of beautiful public parks and trails in Alameda and Contra Costa counties on the eastern side of the San Francisco Bay.The East Bay Regional Park District will preserve a priceless heritage of natural and cultural resources open space, parks and trails for the future and will set aside park areas for enjoyment and healthful recreation for generations to come. An environmental ethic guides us in all that we do.