Scheduled Hours: 7:30 am – 4:00 pm
$50,883.12 per year
Note for internal applicants: Successful candidates already at rates above the posted salary will be evaluated on an individual basis to determine final salary outcome.
This position may be filled at one of the three levels based on knowledge, skills, and abilities. The entry salary is posted above, with the Intermediate starting salary of $54,953.76. The minimum salary for the senior level position is $59,350.08.
Why you’ll love this position:
The right of way specialist performs routine entry-level right of way activities in an assigned area such as real estate appraisal, negotiation, relocation assistance, property management, condemnation, and mediation. Responsibilities are performed under direct supervision.
MoDOT will bring candidates onto the team as entry-level, intermediate, or senior level, based on your skills and experience. If you are hired as an entry-level or intermediate Right of Way Specialist, this opening is for one of our CAREER-LADDER positions which offers the opportunity for career advancement without having to participate in the competitive selection interview process. As you continue to learn, acquire new skills, and gain experience, you can be promoted to a higher-level position.
What you’ll do:
Negotiates for the acquisition of property and property rights needed for highway projects; researches and prepares legal documents such as escrow agreements, and affidavits necessary to complete the acquisition process and obtain clear title for each assigned tract of property; prepares condemnation petition in the event of eminent domain proceedings; and may represent the department in mediation sessions.
Conducts relocation assistance and payment program activities for the district including presenting offers for acquisition of property and relocation assistance to property owners and tenants, explanation of the program, and assisting the individual, family, or business in relocation; determines eligibility and processes claims for reimbursement.
In conjunction with a Professional Land Surveyor, researches and prepares legal descriptions for land and property rights needed for a highway project and properties sold or leased; prepares conveyance documents.
Receives requests to purchase or lease state owned real estate; prepares advertisements and conducts sealed bid sale or lease of excess lands or improvements; prepares all supporting information and submits to the Central Office for execution of sale or lease documents.
Reviews right of way plans for accuracy and adequacy for project activity.
All you need for success:
Bachelor's Degree: Real Estate, Finance, Economics, Business Administration, Public Administration, or related field.
Special Working Conditions:
Job requires occasional, statewide, overnight travel.
Work may be performed outside of normal working hours.
More reasons to love this position:
MoDOT offers an excellent benefits package that includes a defined pension plan, generous amounts of leave and holiday time, and eligibility for health insurance coverage. Visit our CAREERS page to explore all we have to offer. Your total compensation is more than the dollars you receive in your paycheck. To help demonstrate the value of working for MoDOT, we have created an interactive Total Compensation Calculator. This tool provides a comprehensive view of benefits and more that are offered to prospective employees. The Total Compensation Calculator and other applicant resources can be found HERE.
At MoDOT you will play a key role in maintaining the seventh largest highway system in the United States. We value team players who are open-minded and work well with others to accomplish goals and fulfill our mission of safety, service, and stability. We see the growth of our team members as an investment, both in MoDOT's future and yours. If you're looking for diverse opportunities, challenging work, and a flexible environment, we want to talk to you about joining our winning team. MoDOT operates on shared values and your success in our organization depends upon modeling these values. CLICK HERE to view our mission, values, and tangible results. If you embrace these values, we welcome your application.
If you have questions about this position please contact: NWHR@MoDOT.mo.gov
The State of Missouri is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.