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State of Montana Right of Way Agent-59226 in Billings, Montana

The Montana Department of Transportation in the Billings District is recruiting for a Right of Way Agent in Billings. This position is responsible for assisting other agents with property appraisals and negotiations to arrive at fair compensation for Department property acquisitions. This includes researching property information, conducting site inspections, conducting simple waiver valuations, and related duties. The position is expected to perform these support functions while gaining a progressively responsible knowledge of appraisal and negotiation processes, standards, and requirements. The position reports to the District Right of Way Manager and does not directly supervise others. The above statement reflects the general details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job identified and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the job. About MDT At MDT, we take seriously our mission of providing a transportation system and services that emphasize quality, safety, cost effectiveness, economic vitality and sensitivity to the environment. Involving Montana's residents and communities is a vital part of fulfilling that mission. MDT employees are encouraged to reach their full potential on the job. The work we do at MDT has a direct impact on our community and the quality of life here in Montana. We work with communities to deliver custom transportation solutions. As an organization, we provide flexible hours, alternative work schedules, and a relaxed family-friendly environment to help MDT employees balance their personal and professional interests. MDT is committed to continuous improvement of our employee safety program, our safety and health processes, and to achieving an injury-free workplace. Visit our website at:https://www.mdt.mt.gov/ It's IN Billings, MT *Montana. Just the name ignites excitement and anticipation in travelers. The celebrated beauty and wide-open spaces, charming small towns with truly local flavor and spectacular, unspoiled nature entice even the most unfamiliar visitor. Montana’s fresh mountain air and forever views follow you no matter where you go. And with the exceptional air service, affordability, and accessibility, Billings, Montana’s Trailhead is where it all begins. Billings is your trailhead to Little Bighorn Battlefield, Pompeys Pillar National Monument, the Dinosaur Trail, Yellowstone National Park, and much more. Within the city itself, find mouth-watering dishes at restaurants offering worldwide cuisine, shopping unique to Billings and “Montana’s style”, attractions that are second to none when it comes to the true west, and arts and events that attract all interests. Travel throughout history, through majesty, and within legend all in Montana’s City: Billings, Montana’s Trailhead. WHERE YA HEADIN’? https://www.billingschamber.com/ _Special Information_ The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) is committed to continuous improvement of our employee safety program, our safety and health processes, and to achieving an injury-free workplace. Relocation assistance may be offered to the successful candidate at the time of offer. The Montana Department of Transportation is an equal opportunity employer. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, people with disabilities, and veterans and disabled veterans are encouraged to apply. People with disabilities needing assistance in the application process, or those needing this job announcement in an alternative format may call the Human Resources and Occupational Safety Division, at 406.444.6054. All required additional materials (resume) must be submitted by closing date. If you need assistance in completing the online application, please contact Paula Highlander at 406-657-0221 or phighlander@mt.gov . If you need an accommodation with the application process, please contact the HR office. This position is covered under a Career Ladder Advancement Policy. Education and experience will determine salary. Driver’s record will be verified. Successful applicants will be required to sign a release form which authorizes the Department to obtain the applicant’s permanent driving records. Compliance with Mont. Admin. R. 2.6.201, "State Vehicle Use," and MDT Policy #6.03.001, "State Vehicle Use Policy" are conditions of employment. This position is being posted in accordance with the bargaining unit agreement. Non-bargaining unit employees or employees of another bargaining unit may apply. If the position is not filled with a bargaining unit applicant, the non-bargaining unit applicants may be considered. However, bargaining unit applicants will have preference. This position is an MFPE union position. The successful candidate will receive more information about the union and the option to join the union during the onboarding process. _KNOWLEDGE:_It is desirable to have the following: Working knowledge of real estate appraisal processes; principles of negotiation and conflict management; and laws and rules pertaining to acquisition of land for public purposes. The position also requires knowledge of mapping/platting methods and procedures. (Individuals new to Right of Way who may not completely meet this qualification on Day 1 of their employment at MDT are expected to acquire this knowledge within the first year of employment.) SKILLS: This position requires skills and abilities in reading and interpreting technical maps, plans, and legal documents; explaining and negotiating technical and sometimes contentious issues with the public; understanding and carrying out written and verbal instructions; and maintaining effective working relationships with Bureau staff, other MDT personnel, and the public. _SKILLS:_This position requires skills and abilities in reading and interpreting technical maps, plans, and legal documents; explaining and negotiating technical and sometimes contentious issues with the public; understanding and carrying out written and verbal instructions; and maintaining effective working relationships with Bureau staff, other MDT personnel, and the public. _Qualifications:_ Applicants should have the ability to communicate with both internal and external customers; analyze and interpret information/data; research public records; learn processes and procedures. Helpful competencies included: working knowledge of real estate appraisal processes; principles of negotiation and conflict management; mapping/platting methods and procedures. This position is covered by a career ladder. The successful applicant will be placed in the career ladder based on their education and experience. If the successful applicant is hired at the entry level without R/W experience, MDT will provide training specific for advancement in the ladder. Placement qualifications – all levels requires a valid Montana driver's license and: Level 1.0 - This level requires minimum of high school diploma or GED and one (1) year of work experience in Right of Way or an area of employment requiring communication or public contact skills. Leavel 2.0 - This level requires minimum of two (2) years' experience addressed in the placement/advancement policy consisting of basic appraisal, basic acquisition and basic property management work. Level 3.0 - This level requires minimum of four (4) years' experience addressed in the placement/advancement policy consisting of Right of Way Agent experience with communication or public contact skills or an Associate’s degree and three (3) years' experience with demonstrated ability to perform required elements. Job: Transportation *Title: *Right of Way Agent-59226 Location: Billings Requisition ID: 21140965

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