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Under general direction, as a program specialist, to work on the most difficult, complex and/or sensitive projects associated with the acquisition and/or right-of-way management of State Park System lands; and to perform other related work.
Consistently and independently formulates and develops alternatives and solutions for the most complex, difficult and/or sensitive land acquisition and right-of-way projects; acts as lead to small groups of Department staff on major projects such as multiple use facility development; acts as a coordinator and liaison for the Department of Parks and Recreation with representatives of State and other governmental agencies; represents the Department at public hearings; prepares bill analyses of proposed legislation which has possible impact on acquisition, rights of way, or existing State park lands; assists in the review and selection of park lands; coordinates acquisition of easements required to provide legal access to park lands; prepares budget estimates for aquisition projects; completes unusually difficult negotiations; provides real estate expertise in resolving trespass conflicts; provides expert witness testimony in litigation matters relating to park lands; assists the Attorney General in the preparation of court actions involving State park lands; prepares correspondence and reports; negotiates and prepares development agreements; develops the more complex conveyance documents; originates detailed evaluations regarding land acquisition and right-of-way projects and makes recommendations to division and departmental management; researches and develops recommendations for more sensitive legislative proposals affecting State Park System land acquisition and ownership; assists in training lower level staff; prepares presentations and justification material for State Public Works Board on major capital outlay projects; provides technical recommendations for the resolution of complex title problems.
One year of experience in the California state service performing duties equivalent to an Associate Land Agent.
Experience: Four years of experience in acquisition or real property management of lands held for public use. and
Education: Equivalent to graduation from college. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.)
Knowledge of: Principles and techniques of real property acquisition; effective negotiation principles; principles and procedures of management of lands held for public park use; legal procedures and documents involved in real estate transactions; land valuation practices; policies and procedures relative to right-of- way activities.
Ability to: Conduct successful negotiations involving acquisition and right-of-way management of land for park purposes; develop statewide standards and property management procedures; develop program directions and concepts; analyze situations accurately and take effective action; speak and write effectively; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with individuals, organizations and other agencies contacted in the course of the work; make public presentations; keep necessary records and prepare reports.
Willingness to travel throughout the State and to work irregular hours; and a demonstrated ability to act independently with flexibility and tact.