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Employer: Sedgwick County
Division: Public Works
Job Title: Right of Way Agent
Salary: $15.20 Hourly

Veterans' Preference is available for this vacancy.
To receive Veterans' Preference, you must supply a copy of your DD214 to the Human Resources department at Sedgwick County after applying.

Job Description:

Job Objectives:

Confirms, inspects, evaluates, and negotiates the acquisition of County rights-of-way for roads bridges and stormwater/drainage projects.


Essential Job Functions:

Acquires right of way for Public Works projects

  • Appraises property necessary to implement Public Works projects
  • Contacts property owners or designated representatives via all available media
  • Negotiates the cost of right of way with property owners or their designated representative
  • Closes the acquisition of right of way process

Researches property documents

  • Confirms right of way and easements prior to negotiations
  • Participates and supports the condemnation process if necessary
  • Provides supporting documentation required
  • Serves as expert witness in condemnation cases and confers with attorneys
  • Provides technical support for other design, operations and maintenance functions within Public Works

Prepares estimates of right of way costs

  • Provides right of way estimates for projects
  • Makes recommendations regarding purchase prices and acquisition procedures
  • Reviews pertinent private sector property appraisals and field checks property
  • Recommends acceptance of appraisals



Action Oriented:  Consistently maintains high levels of activity or productivity; works with vigor, effectiveness and determination over a sustained period.

Customer Focus:  Makes customers/clients and their needs a primary focus of one’s actions; shows interest in and understanding of the needs and expectations of customers;  acts with customers in mind; gains customer trust and respect.

Communication:  Clearly conveys and receives information and ideas through the appropriate methods and media for target audiences in a manner that engages the listener, helps them understand and retain the message, and invites response and feedback. Ensures appropriate stakeholders are kept informed and that information shared is accurate and timely.  Demonstrates good written, oral, and listening skills.

Detail Oriented:  Ensures information is complete and accurate; follows up with others to ensure that agreements and commitments have been fulfilled.   Follows process steps as outlined in standard operating procedures.  Reviews materials to ensure they are accurate, clear, and concise.

Persuasion:  The ability to impact and influence others.   The ability to gain others’ support for ideas, proposals, projects, and solutions; identifies and proposes solutions that benefit all parties involved in a situation.


Job Standards:

Minimum Qualifications

Educational Requirements: High School Diploma or equivalent

Years of Experience:  One to three years real estate appraisal or sales experience

License, certifications, etc…  Valid Kansas Drivers license

Preferred Qualifications

License, certifications, etc…  Kansas Real Estate License


Work Environment:

Usual working days/hours:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Location of work:  1144 S Seneca

Salary Range:  $15.20 - $20.25 (hourly)

The employee is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside.


*Please note this job posting is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice*

*This position may be filled or closed to further application without notice. Must be at least 18 years of age to work for Sedgwick County*

It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Crissy Magee, Sedgwick County ADA Coordinator, by phone (316) 660-7056, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777), or email at crissy.magee@sedgwick.gov. Do not send resumes or application status request or employment questions to this email or phone number. This information is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. Applications must be submitted on www.hrepartners.com. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate. Sedgwick County will prohibit the hiring of spouses and/or immediate family members within the same department, but not within the County structure.

Vacancy Number: 20002099

Open Date: 4/15/2019 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 5/15/2019 11:59:59 PM