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Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Public Involvement & Real Estate Agent

Posting Title Public Involvement & Real Estate Agent Job Requisition Number AE501792 Position Number 109909 Job Type Full-Time Division Name Electric Service Delivery (115) Minimum Qualifications
  • Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Business, Geography, Planning, Real Estate, or in a field related to the job, plus four (4) years related experience.
  • Experience may substitute for education up to four (4) years

Licenses or Certifications:

Notes to Applicants

Easement acquisition, both by friendly negotiations and condemnation.
Property/land acquisition, both by friendly negotiations and condemnation.
Title research – title commitments, title policies, surveys.
Participation on Transmission/Substation teams daily to produce cost effective design with minimal easement acquisition costs; includes researching prospective routes and identifying potential conflicts.
Arrange and conduct team meetings, neighborhood meetings, staff presentations, notification and follow up of major Transmission/Substation projects.
Coordinate and present proposed projects to Electric Utility Commission and City’s Design Commission.
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Resumes will not be accepted for this posting. Statements such as “see resume” will not be accepted. You may use “N/A” for fields that are not applicable. Starting salary will be based on overall relevant experience from your employment application.
The responses to the supplemental questions should reference the employment history listed in the employment history section. Once the requisition has closed, the application cannot be changed to update work history, supplemental questions, or any other information.
We reserve the right to verify high school and college education for the top candidate(s).
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Candidates selected for interview(s) may be required to complete an assessment(s) approved by Municipal Civil Service process, Rule 4.
Written and/or field assessments, may be administered before, during and/or after the hiring process.
Employees, in Good Standing, who are candidates within the department/division that the position resides in and who meet the minimum and preferred qualifications (if any) of the position will be included in the initial interview. Department/division employee must remain in Good Standing through the Top Candidate Selection phase at which time the Good Standing status will be re-verified.
Military/Veterans must provide a copy of their DD214 verifying honorable discharge, at the time of initial interview to receive military/veteran interview preference.
Work hours may include after hours, holidays, and weekends.
Additional hours may be required to work outside of regular schedule.
The top candidate will be subject to a minimum 10 year criminal history background check.
This position requires bending, lifting, walking, carrying, pushing, pushing and using a force equal to lifting fifty (50) pounds at constant levels throughout the day.
This position also requires:
Fine dexterity control and forceful gripping for both right and left hands.
Manual / physical dexterity while working in extreme weather conditions
Finger dexterity needed to hold tools & equipment components.
Climbing & crawling on hands and knees to access equipment.
Squatting and kneeling.
Prolong standing while working on equipment.
Manual dexterity for reading overhead, over shoulders, and turning body side to side.
Bending and stooping.
Good color vision in order to view documents, blue prints, etc.
Utilization of eyes for long periods of time while working on detail and or reading plans, materials instructions, schematics, etc.
Physical and mental capacity to safely operate a motor vehicle during day or night time wearing personal protective wear, work in extreme temperatures.
Ability to communicate in a high noise area
This position requires working outside in extreme weather conditions to include: cold, hot, wet, heavy winds, storms, etc.
Mental functions:
Attentive and focused 100%
Attention to detail 100%
Safety and risk conscientious 100%.
Must have the ability to read, write, and speak English.
Exempt employees are salaried employees and, except as provided, are not eligible for overtime compensation.
Non-exempt employees will be compensated for any additional hours worked when such compensation is required by law.
Please note that Austin Energy may close the job posting at any time after 7 days from the date of the initial advertisement.

Pay Range

$28.95 – $37.50


Monday – Friday
8:00am to 5:00pm

Job Close Date
01/21/2019 Type of Posting External Department Austin Energy Regular/Temporary Regular Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable Category Professional Location SCC - 2500 Montopolis Dr., Austin, TX 78741 Preferred Qualifications

1. Experience and knowledge of the basic concepts of transmission/substation engineering, design and facility placement.
2. Experience working on utility infrastructure project teams to develop and design project alignments and identify issues with regard to real estate and experience developing estimates for land rights acquisitions.
3. Experience successfully negotiating and acquiring easements and fee land rights, both by voluntary means and/or through the eminent domain process.
4. Experience providing a high level of customer service to a variety of diverse internal and external customers both on a one-on-one and group basis.
5. Experience in successfully facilitating title curative issues and real estate closings.
6. Experience in preparing easements, contracts, deeds, eminent domain petitions, inter-local agreements, license agreements, encroachment agreements, and other legal documents necessary for conveyance or agreement regarding real property rights.
7. Experience reading and interpreting site plans, survey illustrations and legal descriptions, and construction plans, and experience with the City of Austin Land Development processes.
8. Experience in developing and facilitating community and public involvement outreach and communication efforts including on a one-on-one and group basis.

Duties, Functions and Responsibilities

Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

  1. Contacts customer and negotiate for easement or property acquisition.
  2. Secures required easements and permits with cooperation of the customer. 
  3. Drafts easement language, sketch attachments.
  4. Coordinates survey information, real property document research and permit research. Records documents at county courthouses. Buys and sells property.
  5. Secures all necessary development permits required for completion of project from city, county and state governments.
  6. Works with distribution design team daily to produce cost effective design with minimal easement acquisition costs.
  7. Arranges and conducts team meetings, neighborhood meetings, staff presentations, and notification and follow up for major Distribution projects.
  8. Prepares monthly performance reports. Maintains data base of acquisitions, releases and sales.

Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:
None. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

  • Knowledge of easements, land development principles, contracts, right of way issues.
  • Knowledge of concepts of distribution design and facility placement.
  • Knowledge of city, county and state permit processes.
  • Knowledge of city and county records research.
  • Knowledge of City of Austin subdivision codes and statutes.
  • Ability to read plans, field notes and topographic maps.
  • Skills in negotiating and conflict management.
  • Skills in operation of personal computer: spreadsheet, data base, presentation and word processing software.
  • Speaking, writing and listening skills.
Criminal Background Investigation This position has been approved for a Criminal Background Investigation. EEO/ADA

City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.

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