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State Right-of-Way Manager - Principal Executive/Manager G (ODOT17-1573oc)

State Right-of-Way Manager - Principal Executive/Manager G (ODOT17-1573oc)

Announcement: ODOT17-1573oc
State Right-of-Way Manager – Principal Executive/Manager G
Highway Division – Technical Services


The Oregon Department of Transportation exercises leadership and vision in promoting, developing, and managing a statewide network of transportation systems and facilities. 
We are recruiting for a state right-of-way manager to join our Technical Services Branch in Salem. This position is responsible for the leadership and management of the Right-of-Way Section, through which it directs and administers several major statewide programs and functions for ODOT including:
  • Land Acquisition
  • Condemnation and Relocation
  • Property Management Programs
  • Railroad & Utility Relocation
  • Access Management Remedies
  • Outdoor Advertising Sign Programs
This position requires specialized mastery of each program and function as well as management knowledge and executive ability to deal with broadly defined program areas requiring expert integration and coordination abilities. This person deals with broadly defined and variable situations that require a high level of analytical, interpretive, evaluative, and/or constructive thinking skills.
We invite members of all diverse communities to join our workforce as we endeavor to best serve Oregonians from every background. ODOT values diversity and inclusion because they are good for Oregon. We believe that by welcoming differences, encouraging new ideas and views, listening to and learning from each other, and providing opportunities for professional enrichment we are better able to serve those around us. We thank you for considering this employment opportunity.
Additional Details:
The successful candidate will become part of the state's management team.
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Establish and direct program goals and objectives, set policies and standards, and ensure compliance for all programs and functions related to:
    • Property acquisition, condemnation, and relocation assistance under Public Law 91-646 (Uniform Act) and other laws. 
    • Property Management Programs.
    • Outdoor Advertising Sign Program.
    • Railroad and Utility Relocation Programs.
  • Review, approve, and execute a variety of real estate related documents.
  • Resolve conflicts between production and quality control units within the Right-of-Way Section and regional offices.
  • Coordinate activities to ensure compliance with Federal Highway Regulations and state laws related to real property purchase, condemnation, disposal, outdoor advertising signs, railroad and utilities, and access management.
  • Oversee land acquisition and disposal programs.
  • Oversee compliance with internal accounting and audit controls.
  • Lead the strategic planning process for the Right-of-Way Section and all associated statewide programs.
  • Serve as the positional leader of the Right-of-Way Section's management team and the Right-of-Way leadership team.
  • Evaluate the quality of service provided by the Right-of-Way Section.
  • Administer all procedures, standards, and internal controls related to the procurement of appraisal services contracts and agreements.

Minimum Qualifications:
Six (6) years of management experience in a public or private organization that included responsibility for each of the following:
a) Development of program rules and policies.
b) Development of long- and short-range goals and plans.
c) Program evaluation, and
d) Budget preparation.

In the "Work History" section on your application, you must clearly describe your experience in each of the a), b), c), d) areas listed. Failure to provide this information may result in eliminating your application from further consideration
Preferred Attributes: We may show preference to candidates whose application materials demonstrate the following. We will use the items on this list along with our essay-style supplemental questions to determine whom to interview.  

  • Experience managing right-of-way acquisition projects for the public.
  • Demonstrated strategic, visionary leadership for significant organizational initiatives and changes.
  • Demonstrated ability to explain the right to acquire private property through eminent domain to any audience of the public.

Working Conditions:

  • Workload includes complying with stressful deadlines due to time sensitive responsibilities.
  • Must develop and maintain an atmosphere of cooperation, positive working relationships, and continued open communication in adversarial situations.
  • Each program is heavily regulated, highly political, financially sensitive, and subject to lawsuits. 

For questions about the job announcement or online application, call 503-986-7146.

This opportunity closes at 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, August 30, 2017.

ODOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

Posted on: Wednesday, August 09, 2017
This listing expires on: Wednesday, August 30, 2017

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