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Right-of-Way Agent 3 (Utilities)

The Position

Right-of-Way Agents appraise, acquire, relocate, clear, and manage real property for the State and, as requested, its political subdivisions.


Incumbents possess a degree of knowledge and proficiency sufficient to perform advanced-level work and may provide work direction and training to others.


This position is located in the Right-of-Way Division, in Las Vegas. Under general supervision, incumbent will perform journey level duties in the Utility Section. Responsibilities include the coordination of utilities for relocation and adjustment of facilities in conflict with Department projects; providing oversight, monitoring, coordinating, and acting as the liaison with utility companies, local public entities, State agencies, railroad companies, and the Public Utility Commission; performing research of permits and plans to identify the type and location of utility facilities, verification of compensable interest, and preparing private contracts for Subsurface-Utility Engineering (SUE) and other projects; and drafting agreements and reviewing utility adjustment cost estimates to ensure compliance with Federal and State statutes, regulations, and the Nevada Department of Transportation Right-of-Way Manual.

To Qualify

Bachelor's degree in business or public administration, real estate, mathematics or related field and four years of professional experience in real property appraisal, planning and zoning, escrow and title, real estate, tax assessment, real estate development, or similar area, two years of which directly included right-of-way operations in a public agency; OR two years of experience as a Right-of-Way Agent II in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Special Requirements

·       A valid driver's license or evidence of equivalent mobility is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continued employment.

Additional Position Experience

·       This position requires experience coordinating with utility companies.

·       This position requires work experience relocating or adjusting utilities.

The Examination

The exam will consist of a rating of training and experience weighted 100%. It is essential that applications include extensively detailed information with time frames regarding education and experience. Your score will be based on the information provided in your application and your responses to the questions asked below. If there are several parts to a question, answer each part separately. Along with each answer, identify the position(s) and/or training (as described in your application) where you gained the background asked for in the question. Absence of experience/training asked for in a question is not necessarily disqualifying. Failure to answer the questions will result in a score based solely on the application.

1.     Describe your experience in property management, including: 1) leasing/renting; 2) maintenance; or 3) disposal of real estate.

2.     Describe your experience, including the number of years, in relocating or adjusting utilities and railroads as required by public projects.

3.     Describe your experience, including the number of years, in general engineering, including surveying and mapping beyond the minimum requirements.

4.     Describe your experience, including the number of years, working under and applying the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970.

5.     Describe your experience, including the number of years, as a project lead in which you had to manage, monitor, coordinate and act as a liaison between your agency/company and other stakeholders. Provide an example of how you managed, monitored, coordinated and acted as a liaison to complete a project and adhere to established deadlines.

To Apply
Register on the NVAPPS website at and create an applicant profile. Then apply for recruitment #31624. See the official announcement at: 

Women and under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. Nevada Department of Transportation is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion or belief, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information (GINA), or gender identity and expression.

Posted on: Thursday, June 08, 2017
This listing expires on: Thursday, June 22, 2017

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