SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: You may be required to provide your Social Security Number to conduct required verifications. Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962 will not be eligible for hire or promotion in the Career Service, or appointment in the Selected Exempt Service (SES) or Senior Management Service (SMS) unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS.
THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION VALUES AND SUPPORTS EMPLOYMENT OF INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES. QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. In accordance with Section 110.112, Florida Statutes, and the Florida Department of Transportation’s Individuals with Disabilities Affirmative Action Plan, the agency is committed to ensuring affirmative action and equal employment opportunity for qualified individuals with disabilities. Upon request and as appropriate, reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities may be provided. Interested persons should contact the Florida Department of Transportation’s Equal Opportunity Office located at 605 Suwannee Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399 or call (850) 414-4747 for assistance.
POSITION DESCRIPTION: Procures consultant services. Makes recommendations of valuation services assignments based on existing and proposed workloads and project complexity. Negotiates consultant and sub-consultant hours. Coordinates the activities of valuation services consultants on projects to start when documents and maps are delivered to Right of Way (R/W). Notifies management of circumstances that could affect production schedules or court proceedings. Ensures data is entered into the Right of Way Management System (RWMS). Runs RWMS reports to monitor and assess valuation production and quality.
Participates and provides support, recommendations and valuation expertise to department personnel in litigation and/or mediation matters. Represents R/W at public meetings/hearings and workshops, and similar forums. Coordinates with other offices to address and resolve issues.
Prepares and reviews valuation services reports to include highly complex projects. Reviews and offers input on reports and/or other relevant work product provided by property owner experts on litigation and/or mediation matters against the Department.
Ensures and monitors a Quality Control Program. Ensures conformance with applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures. Interprets and communicates right of way policies and procedures. Assists in the development of policies and procedures. Holds valuation-related training sessions as necessary.
Monitors, trains and assists local governments. Responds to public records requests and related inquiries. Identifies and evaluates advance acquisition opportunities.
Participates in applicant selection and hiring process. Provides employee orientation and training.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: KNOWLEDGE OF UNIFORM STANDARDS OF PROFESSIONAL APPRAISAL PRACTICE (USPAP). SKILLED AT WRITTEN COMMUNICATION AND PRODUCTION OF QUALITY APPRAISAL AND APPRAISAL REVIEW REPORTS, MEMORANDUMS, LETTERS, AND OTHER BUSINESS REPORTS. SKILLED IN ORAL COMMUNICATION NECESSARY TO RELATE, IMPLEMENT, AND FOLLOW THROUGH ON REQUIRED ACTIONS. SKILLED IN THE USE OF PERSONAL COMPUTERS, INCLUDING A WORKING KNOWLEDGE OF WORD PROCESSING AND SPREADSHEET SOFTWARE. SKILLED AT BOTH PERSONAL AND PROJECT RELATED PLANNING AND ORGANIZING. ABILITY TO PERFORM AND REVIEW COMPLEX EMINENT DOMAIN APPRAISALS. ABILITY TO ACCOMPLISH ASSIGNMENTS WITH NO OR MINIMAL SUPERVISION OR ASSISTANCE. ABILITY TO UNDERSTAND RIGHT OF WAY MAPS AND HIGHWAY AND BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION PLANS, AND UNDERSTAND THE IMPACT OF A PROJECT ON REAL ESTATE VALUES. ABILITY TO SUGGEST ALTERNATIVE CONSTRUCTION LOCATIONS OR TECHNIQUES THAT WOULD LESSEN THE IMPACTS ON AFFECTED PROPERTIES. ABILITY TO QUICKLY ASSESS FACTORS THAT SIGNIFICANTLY IMPACT RECOMMENDED COMPENSATION, APPRAISAL COMPLEXITY, CONTRACTING AND PRODUCTION PROCESSES. ABILITY TO CALCULATE PROFESSIONAL STAFF HOURS REQUIRED TO APPRAISE A SPECIFIC PARCEL OR PROPERTY. ABILITY TO IDENTIFY, RESEARCH AND ASSESS PERTINENT MARKET DATA. ABILITY TO FORM EFFECTIVE WORKING RELATIONSHIPS WITH NUMEROUS PERSONS INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL TO THE DEPARTMENT. ABILITY TO QUICKLY ADAPT TO, AND CARRY OUT, CHANGES.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and four (4) years of appraisal experience, or a high school diploma or its equivalent and six (6) years of appraisal experience, or graduation from the FDOT Real Estate Level III Training Program and one (1) year of right of way appraisal experience, or current certification as a residential or general appraiser.
As a CANDIDATE, you may be required to provide documentation (i.e. HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR EQUIVALENCY, college transcripts, ETC.) to verify meeting these Minimum Qualifications.
Veterans’ Preference applies to Career Service positions.
THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION VALUES THE SERVICE VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS HAVE GIVEN TO OUR COUNTRY AND SUPPORTS THE HIRING OF RETURNING SERVICE MEMBERS AND MILITARY SPOUSES. If you are a preference-eligible applicant who receives notice of a hiring decision and believe that you were not afforded employment preference in accordance with applicable Florida law and regulation, you may file a written complaint within 60 calendar days from the date you receive the notice, requesting an investigation to the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Division of Benefits and Assistance, 9500 Bay Pines Boulevard, Room 214, St. Petersburg, Florida 33708.
Internal Number: 55003766
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