Land Agent (LA), I or II is governed by well-established land acquisition policies and procedures. The LA is supervised by GTC's Land & Legal Rights Coordinator and is responsible for conducting (LA, I), under close supervision, negotiations with landowners to acquire the necessary property rights for the construction of electrical transmission lines, substation sites, fiber optic communication, and subsequent settlement of ordinary construction damages on the easement properties. This position must be able to communicate the purpose, construction and operation of the planned transmission facility. Incumbent will receive training and assist with the siting of transmission facilities, preparing budget estimates for these facilities, analyzing comparable sales data, researching courthouse records for property ownership, negotiating for survey permission and/or land rights, observing physical survey activities and reviewing corresponding plats, participating in public meetings, preparing appropriate land acquisition documents, participating in condemnation activities, settling construction damage claims, retaining records, and closing out project files. The individual should have a functional understanding of legal provisions in standard easements and deeds.
(LA, I) These duties involve a large amount of activity with direct supervision from GTC's Land & Legal Rights Coordinator or more experienced Land Agents.
Education: Bachelors Degree in Real Estate, Management, Economics, Business Administration or related field.
Experience: (LA, I) Zero (0) to four (4) years; (LA, II) Five (5) to ten (10) years of experience acquiring property rights for electrical transmission line rights-of-way, substation, and fiber optic communication sites.
Equivalent Experience: (LA, I) Five (5) to Ten (10) years; (LA, II) Ten (10) to fifteen (15) years of experience acquiring property rights, researching courthouse records for property ownership, appraising properties, or conducting physical engineering surveys and preparing plats.
Licenses, Certifications and/or Registrations: Notary Public Commission, SR/WA Designation, Real Estate License, or Appraiser. Certification (or evidence of candidacy and constructive work towards obtaining same) preferred.
Specialized Skills (e.g., typing, computers, tools and equipment uses, etc.): Excellent verbal, written, and negotiation skills preferred. Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and online communication/meeting tools (i.e. WebEx, Skype, Zoom). Ability to maintain professional demeanor and composure during adverse public contacts.