Real Estate Officer - Miami-Dade County

October 23, 2017
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Miami-Dade County

Miami, Florida 33128

Real Estate Officer JO# 46355   Salary: $56,467.32 - $94,796.78

Apply online no later than Sunday, October 29, 2017

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Real Estate, Business Administration, Public Administration, or related field. Two years of experience in the sale, acquisition, appraisal and/or commercial leasing of real estate are required. Additional experience may substitute for the required education on a year-for-year basis.

A State of Florida Real Estate Salesperson license, State of Florida Real Estate Broker license, Certified General Appraiser, or Community Association Manager's license, highly preferred.

Job Description:

This is advanced technical field and office work with supervisory responsibility in the acquisition of property and leasehold interests and in the disposition of excess property for the county.  Employees in this class are responsible for complex work assignments in conducting negotiations for the acquisition of real property and leasehold interests and in disposing of surplus county property.  Emphasis of the work is on the responsibility for major acquisition projects or leasing functions and includes assuring clear title to acquired properties and appropriately executed lease agreements.  Related responsibilities include planning, assigning and reviewing the work of subordinate employees engaged in negotiations for the acquisition of property and leasehold interests for the county and for the leasing of county property to other organizations.  Incumbents exercise considerable independent judgment, tact and persuasion in negotiating the acquisition of properties and lease agreements, and in assuring that work is performed in accordance with various departmental, state and Federal requirements.  Supervision is exercised over subordinate technical employees through assignment of projects and provision of assistance with difficult or unusual problems.  General supervision is received from an administrative and technical superior who establishes work priorities and reviews the status of work progress and upon completion for attainment of desired goals and objectives.


Plans, assigns, and reviews the work of subordinate technical employees engaged in conducting negotiations for the acquisition of land, rights-of-way and other real property; assists with difficult or unusual problems; provides continuous training in work methods, procedures and the application of local, state and Federal rules, regulations and laws.  Prepares parcel files, verifies ownership of real property and interests of other parties and physically inspects property to be acquired; reviews title information, maps, engineering plans and appraisal reports; schedules and attends preliminary meetings with owners to advise them of the proposed purchase of the property and notify owners of their rights to compensation and relocation assistance.  Determines what legal documents are required in order to obtain clear title to property being acquired; prepares documents; conducts tax searches and requests necessary warrants for disbursement at closing.  Provides assistance and advice to businesses, owners or tenants that must be relocated due to complex property acquisitions.  Conducts negotiations on complex acquisitions of real property involving large parcels or property of a large monetary value through personal and telephone contacts and correspondence to achieve the amicable acquisition of property rights.  Schedules, attends, and conducts closings with owners, their representatives and other interested parties; assures that clear title is properly conveyed to the county; collects monies due from owners and disburses monies to owners and other persons; obtains required signatures on various documents; attends and supervises closings held by subordinates and assures that clear title to property is acquired.  Processes all legal instruments obtained at closing for recording of transaction and transmits all funds collected to appropriate authorities; notifies department that initiated request for purchase of property that property has been acquired.  Plans, assigns, and reviews the work of subordinates engaged in negotiations to lease property for county use or lease county property to other organizations and a variety of related property management activities.  Supervises and conducts field inspections and surveys of properties which may be suitable for leasing by the county.  Schedules, conducts, and supervises negotiations for leasehold interests and for the leasing of county property to other organizations; provides assistance to various departments in interpreting provisions of lease agreements and resolves disagreements. 

Conducts studies and prepares reports concerning the disposition of surplus county owned properties; prepares necessary legal documents to advertise for bids and transfer title to the highest bidder.  Makes recommendations regarding hiring, discipline, and promotion of subordinates; authorizes leave and overtime; counsels subordinates on job related problems; evaluates and rates employee performance.  Performs related work as required.

Knowledges, Abilities, and Skills:

Thorough knowledge of the legal instruments and documents used to convey property ownership.  Thorough knowledge of the legal procedures required to convey property ownership.  Thorough knowledge of federal, state, and local laws effecting the conveyance of property ownership.  Thorough knowledge of departmental policies and administrative procedures governing the preparation of legal instruments.  Thorough knowledge of the methods and techniques of conducting real estate negotiations.  Considerable knowledge of the content and meaning of items on lease agreements.  Considerable knowledge of land values and land use characteristics.  Knowledge of supervisory principles and practices.  Knowledge of public records relating to real estate transactions.  Knowledge of relocation assistance program plans.  Ability to use tact and persuasion in the negotiation of complex property acquisitions and leasehold interests.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with property owners, tenants, subordinates, superiors, attorneys, county, and other officials.  Ability to supervise and train subordinates in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale.  Ability to communicate clearly, concisely, verbally, and in writing.  Ability to prepare a variety of legal instruments and related documents.  Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings and maps. 

About Miami-Dade County:

Miami-Dade County offers excellent benefits that include full medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance; optional 457 pre-tax savings plan; optional flexible spending accounts; 13 paid holidays; vacation and sick leave; contributory membership in the Florida Retirement System; professional development; and a tuition reimbursement program.