Forsyth Government County
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Right of Way Supervisor
at Forsyth Government County
- Job Summary
Supervises, directs, and evaluates assigned staff: develops and oversees employee work schedules to ensure adequate coverage and control; compiles and reviews timesheets; approves/processes employee concerns and problems and counsels or disciplines as appropriate; assists with or completes employee performance appraisals; directs work; acts as a liaison between employees and management; and trains staff in operations, policies, and procedures.
Organizes, prioritizes, and assigns work: prioritizes and schedules work activities in order to meet objectives; ensures that subordinates have the proper resources needed to complete the assigned work; monitors status of work in progress and inspects completed work; consults with assigned staff to assist with complex/problem situations and provide technical expertise; provides progress and activity reports to management.
Supervises technical and administrative tasks to coordinate County-wide real estate acquisition program for road construction projects; develops procedures, policies and standards; monitors negotiations; oversees maintenance of project records; directs and reviews title, appraisal, cost-to-cure and septic location orders; ensures timely acquisition of all right of way areas to meet County schedules and objectives.
Oversees consultants involved in rights of way acquisitions, such as title attorneys, appraisers, and engineers; monitors status of work in progress and reviews completed work; assists with complex/problem situations; makes recommendations; and resolve problems.
Monitors communications between County attorney, consultants and property owners; reviews letters, forms and emails; ensures compliance with local, state and federal guidelines regarding property owner's rights; makes recommendations to resolve conflicts and solve problems.
Meets with property owners; answers questions; provides interpretation and explanation regarding the acquisition process, acquisition areas, applicable laws, policies and procedures; responds to complex questions/complaints, researches problems, and initiates problem resolution.
Supervises the preparation of templates, letters and closing documents for acquisitions; ensures compliance with applicable local, state and federal rules, regulations and guidelines.
Serves as liaison between all parties involved in acquisition projects; coordinates legal aspects of acquisitions with County legal counsel.
Makes recommendations regarding department budget; monitors expenditures against approved budget.
Prepares or completes various forms, reports, correspondence, lists, status reports, tax statements, deeds, easements, or other documents.
Receives various forms, reports, correspondence, property plats, deeds, easements, tax maps, road inventory records, policies, procedures, manuals, reference materials, or other documentation; reviews, completes, processes, forwards or retains as appropriate.
Operates a computer to enter, retrieve, review or modify data; verifies accuracy of entered data and makes corrections; utilizes word processing, spreadsheet, database, e-mail, Internet, or other computer programs.
Communicates with supervisor, employees, other departments, County officials, attorneys, appraisers, property owners, the public, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems.
Maintains a comprehensive, current knowledge of applicable regulations, standards, and guidelines.
- Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Public Administration or related field; supplemented by five (5) years previous experience and/or training that includes right-of-way administration, property acquisition negotiations, research of legal records, office administration, and personal computer operations; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Must be familiar with engineering drawings as related to defining acquisition areas. Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver's license. Must possess and maintain the following certifications: Senior Right of Way Professional, Right of Way Negotiation and Acquisition, Right of Way Relocation Assistance, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Notary Public and Georgia Department of Transportation Training.