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Open Space Real Estate Specialist

Jefferson County, Colorado

Jefferson County, Colorado

Golden, CO, USA
Posted on Friday, September 15, 2023
Apply By09/15/23 DivisionOpen Space Division Management LevelIndividual Contributor Scheduled Weekly Hours40 Benefit EligibilityThis position is eligible for Standard Benefits which includes dental, medical, and vision insurance, paid time off and holidays, retirement matching, wellness programs, and tuition reimbursement. DescriptionTheOpen Space Real Estate Specialistrole is a great opportunityfor someone who:
  • Is detail oriented, especially related to due diligence with land transactions.
  • Enjoys working with an experienced and collaborative team.
  • Is seeking to work toward the good of their community and environment.
If this sounds like you, Jefferson CountyOpen Space’s Real Estate Specialist rolemay be what you’ve been searching for!The Real Estate Specialist is responsible for performing a broad range of technical and consultive real estate related activities dealing with land acquisitions, transactions, document review and research for Jefferson County Open Space. This work involves start-to-finish coverage of the process, including negotiating price, terms, and contracts with landowners, processing requests for easements, licenses and permits, preparing and presenting proposals, performing physical property inspections and researching and maintaining records in the database for all Jefferson County Open Space propertiesThis position operates on a flex schedule to be negotiated with the manager. This position is hybrid, with remote work and in-office work as needed.Target Hire Range: $78,752.01 - $87,244.86 USD AnnualCompensation will be determined based on education, experience, and skills.Benefits: Jefferson County offers a generous benefits package that supports your personal and professional life. Benefits include medical, dental and vision insurance, paid time off and holidays, retirement matching, wellness programs, tuition reimbursement, flexible schedules, remote work options and more. For more information, click here for our Total Rewards summary Essential DutiesThe Real Estate Specialist is responsible for:
  • Providing customer service and responding to inquiries and requests for information from both internal and external customers.
  • Conducting research and analysis related to JCOS land, water, and mineral rights interests.
  • Reviewing acquisition records, ordering title commitments, survey, environmental inspections, and other due diligence documents associated with existing or potential open space properties.
  • Investigating and evaluating options to determine proper solutions in resolving complicated issues that may inhibit the transfer of the real estate.
  • Researching County records, preparing value analysis of properties for recommendation of fair market value and terms. Reviewing purchase agreements, easements, leases, and licenses of real property.
  • Coordinating and supporting Easement Monitoring, annual tracking reports related to conservation easement agreements. Preparing and maintaining easement files and related database.
  • Working with JCOS staff on monitoring and reporting work related to conservation easement interests.
  • Maintaining landowner relationships.
  • Collaborating with City and Recreation Districts to process property acquisitions, easements, and leases.
  • Participating in identifying acquisition criteria and preparing and presenting recommendations to the Leadership team, and the Open Space Advisory Committee.
  • Maintaining electronic records and databases. Performing project monitoring, and administrative functions as requested.
  • Participating in periodic review of policies and procedures.
  • Developing Scope of Work and Statement of Qualifications for the Master Contract process and Professional Consultant reports dealing with real estate due diligence (ESA, Appraisals, and site inspections).
  • Other duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills And Abilities
  • Managing land acquisition through financial closing activity.
  • Managing client interactions and delivering on time cost effective projects.
  • Skills in MS Office and Outlook.
  • Knowledge of real property terminology, property valuations and acquisition processes.
  • Ability to prepare agreements and contracts relating to real estate acquisition, lease or disposal.
  • Skill in identifying problems and in making recommendations.
  • Skill in strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to read and interpret legal descriptions.
  • General knowledge of real estate law and terminology to propose settlements, as well as what is acceptable in government real estate .
QualificationsResearch shows that women and other underrepresented and historically marginalized groups tend to apply only when they check every box in the posting. If you are reading this and hesitating to click “apply” for that reason, we encourage you to go for it! A true passion and excitement for making an impact is just as important as work experience. Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree AND
  • 3 years of work-related experience OR
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience
Preferred Qualifications
  • 3 years of professional experience with a land trust or governmental organization involved in land conservation, habitat protection
  • Experience conducting work with title, value and survey analysis
Additional Information
  • Offer of employment contingent on upon successful completion of criminal history, MVR check, education verification and references.
  • Please note that supplemental questions requiring a written response will serve as a writing sample.
How To ApplyApplications will be accepted electronically at Jefferson County Colorado Career Opportunities .Applicants complete an online form and have the option to provide a resume and detailed cover letter that describes why you are the best candidate for the position. Applications are reviewed for minimum qualifications listed in the qualifications section of the job bulletin, and applicants are contacted directly by the hiring team regarding next steps. To view the status of your application or direct communication from the hiring team, please log into your candidate portal .For more details on the recruitment process, please visit https://www.jeffco.us/1860/FAQs Questions
  • County Recruitment Team: 303-271-8400 or careertalent@jeffco.us
  • Library Recruitment Team: 303.275.6168 or talent@jeffcolibrary.org
  • Sheriff Recruitment Team: 303.271.5332 or sheriff.recruiting@co.jefferson.co.us
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