Supervising Right of Way Agent

Sonoma County Water Agency | Santa Rosa, CA

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Posted Date 1/14/2020

The Sonoma County Water Agency (Sonoma Water) is seeking a qualified individual to fill one full-time Supervising Right of Way Agent vacancy.

The Supervising Right of Way Agent supervises a staff of professional Right of Way Agents responsible for:

  • Determining ownership and valuation of property
  • Securing property deeds, easements, and access rights
  • Arranging disposal of public lands
  • Performing related duties as required

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • A minimum of five years working in the capacity of a Right of Way Agent for a Public Agency doing business similar to that of the Sonoma County Water Agency, such as managing right of way aspects of water, wastewater, flood control, power infrastructure in public and private properties, and habitat monitoring/restoration activities
  • Senior Right of Way Professional (SR/WA) Credential by the International Right of Way Association (IRWA)
  • Experience and thorough knowledge of processes, procedures, and legal and procedural requirements involved in the acquisition of real property interests under eminent domain
  • A minimum of three years lead or supervisory experience directing the work of Right of Way Agents engaged in the acquisition of property rights related to public works projects and/or land/property management activities
  • Outstanding written communication, verbal communication, and public presentation skills
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills, with meticulous attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal and contract negotiation skills
  • Excellent time management and decision-making skills

Working at the County of Sonoma offers expansive opportunities for growth and development, the ability to be a part of a challenging and rewarding work environment, and the satisfaction of knowing you're working to better our communities. You can also look forward to a competitive total compensation package*, including:

  • An annual Staff Development/Wellness Benefit allowance up to $650 and ongoing education/training opportunities
  • Competitive vacation and sick leave accruals, 12 paid holidays, and an additional 8 floating holiday hours per year
  • Significant portion of health care premiums paid by the County and access to several health plan options
  • County contribution to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement to help fund post-retirement employee health insurance/benefits
  • Retirement fully integrated with Social Security
  • May be eligible for up to 8 weeks (320 hours) of Paid Parental Leave after 12 months of County employment
  • Eligibility for a salary increase after 1,040 hours (6 months when working full-time) for good work performance; eligibility for a salary increase for good performance every year thereafter, until reaching the top of the salary range

About Sonoma Water
Sonoma Water is a special district formed by the California State Legislature in 1949 and is responsible for providing a safe and reliable water supply to its customers in Sonoma and Marin counties. Sonoma Water also maintains 75 miles of flood control channels and provides sanitation services. Employing approximately 230 employees, Sonoma Water consists of six divisions including Engineering and Resource Planning, Environmental Resources, Community and Government Affairs, Water and Wastewater Operations, Maintenance, and Administrative Services. Sonoma Water supports the concept of environmental sustainability, focusing on renewable power sources, and strives to be a leader in its water conservation and fishery restoration programs.

*Salary is negotiable and benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice. For more information, including minimum qualifications, & to apply, visit, or call 707-565-2331. EOE Apply by 2/6/20

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Local Government
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