Manager Real Property Section

Recruitment #1710-MGRRPSCAUD-001



Hillsborough County Government provides employees with careers that are both professionally and personally rewarding. With a wide range of independent agencies to choose from, the opportunities within Hillsborough County Government are endless! You are not just an employee within the government, you are an ambassador and business partner making a huge impact within our community that helps shape our future.


Our mission is to provide effective quality service at a reasonable cost with courtesy, integrity and accountability in a manner that protects and enhances the quality of life of our diverse population.


Hillsborough County Government is guided by our shared values that help us deliver on the promise of effective quality service. We expect and demonstrate:

  • Customer Commitment: Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service.
  • Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity: Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve.
  • Organizational Excellence: Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations.
  • Success through Teamwork: Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals.


The ideal candidate will have breadth and depth of experience and expertise in managing, coordinating and directing staff and activities involved in government real estate acquisition for transportation, parks, conservation lands (ELAPP), stormwater, water, wastewater operations, sidewalks, eminent domain support, technical and appraisal services and special projects. The ideal candidate will be skilled and capable of coordinating and supervising duties and activities of three teams: Voluntary Acquisitions, Technical Services (developer submittals, land exchanges, complex title issues), and Eminent Domain & Dispositions, as well as managing lease administration, public information, and vacating programs.  The ideal candidate will also possess the ability to plan and implement short and long range goals, objectives and overall direction of the Section in line with the County’s Strategic Facilities Plan. Experience managing Public-Private Partnership (P3) projects is extremely beneficial. The ideal candidate understands property values, development costs and real estate finance. Experience with non-traditional/innovative real estate techniques/practices is a plus.


Bachelor’s degree required from a 4-yr accredited university with a major in Real Estate, Business Administration, Public Administration, Engineering, Planning or other related field;


Ten years minimum experience in managing and coordinating complex real estate transactions and programs; seven years of which must have been at a supervisory/management level. Experience working at the federal, military, state or local government is extremely beneficial; and 

Possession of a valid Driver License.

Preference for professional real estate designations/certifications: MAI, CRE, CCIM


Physical Demands:

General Office duties, including, but not limited to, sitting, standing, lifting up to 25 lbs.

Work Environment:

Office Environment


  • Knowledge of property valuation, development costs and real estate finance.
  • Knowledge of real estate appraisal, practices and procedures; land value and land use characteristics of Hillsborough County.
  • Knowledge of laws (local, state, federal), regulations and procedures governing appraisal, eminent domain and the conveyance and disposition of real property.
  • Knowledge of legal descriptions, metes and bounds, and related means of location property.
  • Knowledge of public records and legal instruments relating to real estate transactions.
  • Skilled in managing complex government real estate negotiations and transactions.
  • Knowledge of the eminent domain process and requirements, and skilled in managing eminent domain projects.
  • Knowledge of lease administration and vacating programs.
  • Knowledge of Public-Private Partnership (P3) projects. Knowledge of contracting services, developing specifications and managing contracts.
  • Knowledge of strategic planning and performance management.
  • Knowledge of budget planning, development and management.
  • Ability to review real estate appraisals to determine their validity.
  • Ability to use various approaches to value to estimate fair market value of real property.
  • Ability to develop new approaches to problem solving by assessing changing facts and conditions.
  • Ability to analyze and solve highly intricate, technically complex problems impacting multiple stakeholders.
  • Ability to handle delicate relationships and complex situations.
  • Ability to effectively communicate complex ideas and concepts to a diverse audience.


  • Manage and direct professional staff that provides technical, appraisal and acquisition support for County projects, provides eminent domain support to County Attorney’s Office, provides lease administration functions and activities, and coordinates the vacating program.        
  • Manage professional services contracts, including but not limited to appraisal and acquisition services.        
  • Conduct negotiations and coordinate closings to acquire highly complex and politically sensitive real estate projects.
  • Develop, implement and oversee the Section budget including efficient and effective management of human resources.
  • Development and implementation of new guidelines to conduct business and enhance support and delivery of services to our clients.
  • Plan and implement long and short term goals, objectives, and strategies to facilitate and manage effectiveness of integration of Acquisition and Technical Support Teams.
  • Ensure coordination of lease administration program with the Architecture & Engineering Section in conjunction with the Strategic Facilities Plan.
  • Seek out technologies and/or methodologies to management land acquisition workloads/workflows. 
  • Develop and implement innovative processes and procedures to enhance response to customer service request.
  • Provide effective leadership through appropriate guidance, management and direction of supervisors.
  • Prepares background summaries and analyses of projects – including land acquisition/value estimates – for Director’s use in negotiations and presentations to County Administration and Board of County Commissioners (BOCC).
  • Attend management staff and project status meetings; make presentations to BOCC and public.
  • Direct activities of the department in the absence of the Director.



We offer much more than the competitive pay you expect. We value our employees and Hillsborough County Government is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. And because we understand that no two people are exactly alike, you can choose what best suits the needs of you and your family.

  • Health Plan: The County pays towards health insurance premiums for all employees. Employees can select from three health care plan options. Coverage is effective the first of the month following 60 days of employment.
  • Dental Insurance: Employees are eligible to enroll in the dental coverage and choose from four options: High DMO, Low DMO, a network Open Access Plan, and a PPO. Coverage is effective the first of the month following 30 days of employment.
  • Vision Care: Employees and their dependents are eligible to enroll in the vision coverage. Co-payment coverage includes exams, lens and frame, as well as an allowable contact lens expense. Coverage is effective the first of the month following 30 days of employment.
  • Employee Assistance Program: This program provides all employees and family members with professional, confidential counseling sessions. All employees and dependents are afforded up to six (6) free visits per Plan year. Coverage begins on the first day of employment.
  • Tuition Reimbursement: Employees may be reimbursed up to $1,000 (undergraduate), $2000 (graduate) per fiscal year for classes at an accredited college or university for courses that enhance your ability to perform your current job duties.
  • Holidays: Employees receive up to 12 paid holidays per year.

Visit our Employee Benefits page for more exciting details.

Veteran’s Preference:

Do you qualify for Veteran's Preference? Preference will only be entitled upon initial appointment for eligible veterans and eligible spouses of veterans. Documentation that clearly shows dates of service, campaign awards or medals received, and character of discharge (DD-214 Member-4 or Service-2 copy) to support entitlement to preference must be provided at the time of application.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Hillsborough County Government provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Hillsborough County Government complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Hillsborough County welcomes and encourages applications from minorities, veterans, and persons with physical and mental disabilities, and will reasonably accommodate the needs of those persons in the application and testing process. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation requests will be on a case-by-case basis.

Hillsborough County Government expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Hillsborough County Government’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge

Hillsborough County is a drug free workplace.

Response/Recovery Activities:

Employees may be required to participate in response/recovery activities in response to a major emergency or natural disasters affecting County operations. In such situations, every effort will be made to maintain operations, but employees may be assigned to carry out response activities suited to their skills and capabilities. *MON*