Work Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday to include some evenings and weekends as needed.
Under direction, is responsible for assisting in the implementation of San Antonio's Greenway Trails program, primarily including coordination of land acquisitions and associated planning and project work. Responsible for coordinating highly complex/specialized project tasks, primarily including land coordination and the acquisition and management of real estate, easements, and leases. Exercises direct supervision over assigned staff.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Works with planning and design staff on implementing Greenway Trail projects, including identification of project opportunities, determination of project feasibility, project scope, project details, and potential land needs for Greenway Trail projects.
Works cooperatively with City staff, consultants, and contractors on Greenway Trail project development and implementation.
Assists in fostering good working relationships with citizens, stakeholders, agencies, and other City Departments by giving presentations, attending meetings, preparing reports, responding to requests, and building partnerships.
Conducts property research using the internet, ArcGIS, and physical site visits. Uses ArcGIS to evaluate project scope and ownership, location, topography, floodplain impacts, and estimated value of potential land acquisitions.
Coordinates contracting processes with vendors to obtain professional services in support of the Linear Creekway Parks Division.
Solicits land donations from property owners.
Reviews requests for easement rights and other issues related to public utilities and owners of property adjacent to park land.
Coordinates with public utilities, land owners, and other City departments to identify and collaborate on potential conflicts and opportunities related to land ownership, land use, and project plans.
Coordinates all aspects of land acquisitions with property owners, including obtaining and reviewing title commitments, boundary surveys, appraisals, environmental reports, and other documents and negotiating with land owners to draft and execute agreements.
Drafts a wide variety of documents including but not limited to land owner correspondence, maps and other exhibits, rights of entry, sales agreements, deeds and easements, property summaries, City Council memos, etc.
Participates with City Attorney's office in legal planning and testifying in condemnation hearings.
Represents the Linear Creekway Parks Division at meetings with citizens, stakeholders, neighborhood representatives, elected and appointed officials, and the media as necessary.
Keeps, manages, and organizes hard copies, electronic files, and inventories related to land acquisitions.
Insures that correct procedures have been followed and that documents are properly drawn and recorded.
Represents the Division Manager in his/her absence.
Performs related duties and fulfills responsibilities as required.
Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university.
Four (4) years of experience in real estate appraisal, negotiation for acquisition and sale, transfer of title examination, and/or real property management, to include two (2) years of supervisory or lead responsibility.
Valid Class 'C' Texas Driver's License.
If selected for this position, official transcripts, diplomas, certifications and licenses must be submitted at the time of processing. Unofficial transcripts and copies of other relevant documents may be attached to the application for consideration in advance.
Please be advised that if selected for this position, information regarding employment history as it relates to the qualifications of the position will be needed for employment verification. Applicants claiming military service to meet the experience requirement for this position may attach a DD214 to the application.
Unless otherwise stated, applicants are permitted to substitute two years of related full-time experience for one year of higher education or one year of related higher education for two years of experience in order to meet the minimum requirements of the job. One year of full-time experience is defined as 30 or more hours worked per week for 12 months. One year of higher education is defined as 30 credit hours completed at an accredited college or university.
Applicants selected for employment with the City of San Antonio in this position must receive satisfactory results from pre-employment drug testing and background checks. If required for the position, a physical, motor vehicle record evaluation, and additional background checks may be conducted.
Physical requirements include occasional lifting/carrying of 10 pounds; visual acuity, speech and hearing; hand and eye coordination and manual dexterity necessary to operate computer keyboard, basic office equipment and related real estate instruments. Subject to sitting, standing, and walking long distances and/or over rough surfaces, twisting and kneeling to perform the essential functions. Working conditions are both in an indoor and outdoor environment with exposure to extreme topography or weather, wildlife, poison ivy/oak, and other unpredictable conditions of nature.
Internal Number: 2019-00013
About City of San Antonio
The San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department operates the City's recreational and cultural programs and maintains more than 240 City-owned parks including swimming pools, gymnasiums, historic cemeteries, sports facilities, recreation centers and the Botanical Garden and Conservatory. The department is responsible for the maintenance of 15,337.5950 acres of park land, including more than 150 miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails.Mission Statement The mission of the San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department is to provide exceptional parks, facilities, programs and services to improve the quality of life for all.
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