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Associate Real Property Agent

Full Time
Work Place
Real Estate Field
Santa Rosa
Postal Code
United States

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Join a knowledgeable and motivated team who take pride in doing quality work!
The City of Santa Rosa is committed to building a workforce reflective of our community and establishing a lasting culture of equity and belonging within our organization. Our collective talents and expertise contribute to high-quality public services that support a vibrant, resilient, and inclusive City for our community and visitors. We celebrate a diverse workforce and welcome all qualified candidates to apply.

In addition to offering a rewarding work environment and an excellent salary, the City of Santa Rosa provides a generous suite of benefits, including retirement through CalPERS, a competitive leave accrual package, your choice of health plans, a flexible spending program, employer contributions to Retiree Health Savings plan, and a top of the line employer paid vision and dental coverage.  For more information regarding benefits associated with this position can be found on our 

Additional benefits include:
  • A competitive total compensation package!
  • 11 paid holidays annually, plus 2 to 3 “floating” holidays per year depending on years of service
  • $500 annually for wellness
  • Flexible schedule and up to 50% remote work available with management approval and successful completion of the probationary period

This is a journey level classification which performs technical work in government real estate and right-of-way functions with considerable independence. The position performs a variety of technical, office, and field duties including, fee and partial acquisition, leasing, title review, market analysis and appraisal review, property management, negotiation with property owners and other government agencies, and makes recommendations on the terms and conditions of settlement to City Council.

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  • Work with a high level of detail and accuracy required in performing Right-of-Way and Real Estate functions
  • Have knowledge of regulations and procedures related to the acquisition and disposal of public property
  • Have the ability to read, interpret, and prepare legal descriptions, deeds, maps and construction plans, acquisition contracts, and title reports
  • Perform established duties independently
  • Demonstrate a superior ability to work collaboratively with staff, the public, and various boards and councils
Please complete a thoughtful, thorough Supplemental Questionnaire submission. As part of the selection process, your responses to these questions will be scored using criteria specific to this position. Incomplete responses and responses such as "See Resume" can result in disqualification from the selection process.

Additional requirements, such as successful completion of a physical exam, drug screen, etc., may apply depending on the duties and responsibilities of the position.  If you receive a conditional job offer for the position, the requirements upon which the offer is contingent will be outlined on the conditional job letter.

Applicants possessing the most desirable qualifications will be invited to continue in the selection process that may consist of an application screening, supplemental question review, oral appraisal, and/or other activity selected by the Human Resources Department. An eligibility list will be established as a result of this selection process and may be used to fill the current vacancy and any future vacancies.



Examples of Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Duties:
The following duties are considered essential for this classification:

  • Researches property records and title reports; and determines the status of interests in properties to be acquired
  • Prepares documents and contracts related to property transactions
  • Negotiates with the parties of interest to remove liens, judgments or other encumbrances
  • Performs market analysis, reviews appraisals and other necessary costs associated with acquiring property
  • Negotiates with property owners and recommends the terms and conditions of settlement to the Real Property Agent or Real Property Manager
  • Answers questions and provides information to the public concerning real property;
  • Performs field inspections
  • Manages City-owned property, determines rental values, solicits and reviews new tenants for occupancy of City-owned property
  • Coordinates the disposition of surplus property and buildings
  • Prepares Council and Board of Public Utilities agenda items and resolutions related to real property
  • Makes presentations to the City Council and Board of Public Utilities
  • Drafts and interprets legal descriptions
  • Checks parcel maps, subdivisions and various other drawings and reviews GIS maps
  • Prepares drawings of existing improvements, real property and exhibits
  • Assists the City Attorney's Office in condemnation actions
  • Performs related duties as assigned


Required Qualifications

Knowledge of:  Real property appraisal techniques and practices; laws, regulations and procedures related to the acquisition and disposal of public property; title and escrow procedures; relocation assistance law and procedures; engineering terminology and practices as related to surveying and drafting; negotiating techniques and customer service.
Ability to:  Work effectively with the public; perform analytical work; write and speak effectively; utilize technology to prepare drawings of existing improvements, real property and exhibits, read and interpret, and prepare legal descriptions, deeds, maps and construction plans, acquisition contracts and title reports.
Any combination equivalent to experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Experience - Sufficient years of experience performing real property appraisal and acquisition work to obtain the knowledge and abilities listed above.
Education - Course work in real property appraisal and real property law, ethics and negotiations.  A two-year degree from an accredited college or university is desirable.

Additional Information

Working Conditions:
The Associate Real Property Agent works both indoors and outdoors in a variety of settings. When inspecting property, the Associate Real Property Agent walks over rough, uneven or rocky surfaces. Preparing appraisals, negotiation for purchase or sale of property, and recommending sales terms and courses of action to city departments involves communicating with clients, staff and the public face to face and using a telephone. The review of appraisals and contract documents involves reviewing or checking the work of others to ensure conformance to standards. Preparation of written documents is performed using a computer keyboard. Indoor work involves sitting for extended periods of time with the ability to change positions.

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The City of Santa Rosa is nestled in the center of famous Sonoma Wine Country, located just 55 miles north of San Francisco and 30 miles east of the Pacific Ocean with a population of approximately 180,000. Santa Rosa serves as the County seat and the center of trade, government, commerce, and medical facilities for the North Bay. The surrounding area is home to over a hundred wineries and vineyards and many beautiful parks and recreational facilities, including golf courses. Santa Rosa is in the center of a nationally recognized cycling area. We boast many attractions associated with large cities, including a symphony, performing arts center, theater productions and internationally recognized restaurants, yet still retain the warmth and small town feel of decades past. Santa Rosa has been named one of the 50 greenest cities in the United States with one of the top five mid-sized downtowns in California.

The City of Santa Rosa is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.


The City does not discriminate on the basis of disability in employment. Requests for reasonable accommodations needed to participate in the recruitment process may be made by submitting a  within five (5) business days of being noticed that an event requiring accommodation is occurring. 



2+ to 5 years

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