Manager (Acquisition & Disposition)

Recruitment #1910-MGRCMG5-011

Introduction

WHY JOIN US

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.

WHY WE EXIST

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.

THIS RECRUITMENT IS FOR CURRENT GEOSPATIAL & LAND ACQUISITION’S REAL PROPERTY SECTION EMPLOYEES ONLY.

IDEAL CANDIDATE PROFILE

The Hillsborough County Geospatial & Land Acquisition Services Department is seeking an experienced professional to lead the Real Property Section’s Acquisition & Disposition Team, within the Land Acquisition Division. The ideal candidate will have extensive knowledge and experience related to buying and selling property in a public sector setting, with considerable experience in eminent domain activities, including direct involvement with the litigation process. The individual will have advanced abilities in communication and negotiation, as well as in strategic planning, and will be sensitive to community and organizational needs. The individual will have leadership experience supervising professional and technical staff. Professional real estate certifications including, but not limited to: MAI, CRE, CCIM or related certifications are preferred but not required.

JOB OVERVIEW

This position provides direct professional services for, and provides leadership to a team of professional and technical staff in delivering services related to Eminent Domain property acquisitions in support of capital projects, and in the sale of surplus County properties. The incumbent will act as Primary Client Representative on behalf of Hillsborough County for eminent domain activities, negotiating with private sector legal and real estate professionals and interacting with in-house legal counsel and contracted expert witnesses. Work assignments are performed independently but are frequently conducted in conjunction with the efforts of other Real Property Team managers, the County Attorney’s Office, and project managers from the Capital Improvement teams in Public Works. The position’s work is reviewed by the Section Manager.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor's degree in Real Estate, Business Administration, or related field; and
Minimum of six years managing and coordinating complex real estate transactions including four years in a public sector/eminent domain capacity, and four years of supervisory experience.

OR

An equivalent combination of education (not less than a high school diploma/GED), training, and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-related competencies noted below.

CORE COMPETENCIES

  • 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

WORK CATEGORY

Medium work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.
  • This position requires the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies, up to 20 pounds.

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform one or more of the activities described below:

    • Manages and coordinates the acquisition and disposition of County property
      Ensure all acquisitions by subordinate staff are conducted in conformance with established standards.
    • Provide material and logistical support to the County Attorney's Office as needed. 
    • Manages the surplus property disposition process in conformance with the Real Property Section's Standard Operating Procedures.
    • Manages processes related to the intake of newly escheated/foreclosed properties. Analyze and circulate all properties for potential use by County Departments.
    • Manage real estate negotiations/transactions and strategic planning in support of Public Works Transportation' and Stormwater CIP and non-CIP project deliverables. Provide related monthly status report to Section Manager for ESQA.
    • Oversees and manages professional and technical staff engaged in activities supporting the acquisition and disposition of real property.
    • Oversees closings for real property.
    • Maintains County real property inventory.
    • Performs other related duties as required.

    JOB SPECIFICATIONS

    • Ability to analyze and solve highly intricate, technically complex problems related to property valuation, development costs and real estate finance.
    • Ability to effectively negotiate with property owners, adjusting County's settlement position upon receiving information impacting valuations.
    • Ability to communicate County's value position on eminent domain matters, while also conveying property owner's position to management.
    • Employs strategic planning practices to devise sound negotiating positions for mediations and/or jury trials.
    • Effectively uses acceptable principles and practices of performance management and motivation for direct reports at the professional staff level.
    • Ability to assess real estate appraisals, transactions, technical documents, contracts, budget development, and compose BOCC agenda items.
    • Ability to conceptualize complex real estate contracts and proposed settlements to discern pros and cons of entering into said agreements.
    • Skill in managing complex government real estate negotiations and transactions; the ability to multi-task projects/transactions/client needs.
    • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
    • Ability to use a computer and job-related software

    Conclusion

    THIS RECRUITMENT IS FOR CURRENT GEOSPATIAL & LAND ACQUISITION’S REAL PROPERTY SECTION EMPLOYEES ONLY.

     

     

    WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU

    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 two (2) healthcare plan options. Coverage is effective the first of the month following thirty (30) 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 thirty (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 thirty (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 twelve (12) paid holidays per year.

    Visit our 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 are required to participate in response/recovery activities in response to an emergency or natural disaster affecting County operations and/or its citizens. In such situations, every effort will be made to maintain operations, but employees will be assigned to carry out response activities suited to their skills and capabilities.

    EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITIES

    In the event of an emergency or disaster, an employee may be required to respond promptly to duties and responsibilities as assigned by the employee’s department, the County’s Office of Emergency Management, or County Administration. Such assignments may be for before, during or after the emergency/disaster.