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Salary: $3,106.00 - $3,597.00
Posted: 01/04/2013

Job Description:

This position is subject to Caltrans Internal Hiring Freeze requirements. Preference will be given to hires from within Caltrans and/or persons with State Restriction of Appointment (SROA) or Surplus status.

The Division of Right of Way and Land Surveys is accepting applications for the entry level Right of Way Agent position. The position is in OAKLAND, CA and it is full time permanent.

Under the close supervision of a Senior Right of Way Agent, serving as the Branch Chief, and on occasion under the direction of an experienced Associate Right of Way Agent acting in lead capacity, incumbents are responsible for the less complex routine assignments in the branches. This includes performance of all related activities pursuant to established policies and procedures and applicable state and federal laws and regulations. Candidates must have strong analytical, organizational, interpersonal and communication skills. The Positions require the ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing, and analyze data gathered from a variety of sources. A Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel is required. Applications will be screened; interviews may be held.

The minimum qualification on the Right of Way Agent series can be found at this link:

Typical duties for the branches include:

  • Acquisition Branch: Perform routine data collection and analysis, review preliminary title reports, prepare contracts, assist more experienced agents with property acquisition, process contracts for payments, obtain permits to enter and rights of entry and perform other property acquisition related activities.
  • Appraisals Branch: Perform routine data collection and analysis, prepare written narrative reports, assist more experienced agents in the preparation of valuation estimates, fair market value appraisals, relocation valuation studies, rental valuations and cost estimates.
  • Property Management Services Branch: Perform routine property management activities including advertising and showing properties, screening prospective tenants, preparing rental agreements and leases, arranging for required routine maintenance and repairs and handling collections, delinquencies and evictions.
  • Excess Land Sales Branch: Perform routine activities relating to the identification, advertising, marketing and sale of properties which are surplus to the Department’s needs, including investigation of the status of properties, preparation of reports, inventory and records management and escrowing activities.
  • Utilities Branch: Perform routine utilities relocation functions including coordination with utilities companies and project design staff. Duties include facilities conflict identification, determination of prior rights, drafting of relocation notices and utilities agreements, review of invoices and processing of claims for payment.
  • **If you have SROA/Surplus status, please indicate by attaching your SROA/Surplus letter and note it on line 12 of your application**

    Qualified candidates must have eligibility for State employment, be in a reachable rank on an employment list for this classification, former state employees who can reinstate into this classification, have transfer eligibility to this classification or currently be in this classification. Note: If you are not a current or former California State employee, you must first take an examination to obtain list eligibility. To find out how to become a civil service employee, please go to the State Personnel Board’s website at: 2 Steps To A State Job

    Please fill out a Standard 678 Application and send to the address written above Make sure you sign the application. Applications will be screened and only the most qualified candidates will be selected for interviews. Include the basis for your eligibility. Attach any supporting documentation to your application, i.e. Resume, Notice of Examination Results, State last, highest list appointment.

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
Right of Way Agent Range A 904 - 402 - 4959 -
Location County
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
Until Filled
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
Right of Way
111 Grand Ave
Oakland CA 94612
Mark L. Weaver

Special Requirements:
College Degree and DL

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Notice: If you are not a current or former State employee, you must first take an examination to obtain list eligibility. This does not apply to Student Assistant vacancies. Learn all about it.

The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.