Senior Right of Way Agent

Location

Cypress, CA (Preferred)

Job Type

Full-Time

Description 

The Sr. Right of Way Agent (Sr. Agent), under the direction of the Manager/Supervisor, possesses an excellent working knowledge of all right of way disciplines; title, permitting, acquisition, documentation. The Sr. Agent is very knowledgeable about property valuation, survey drawings, legal descriptions, and alignments sheets. The Sr. Agent also has a working knowledge of and a good understanding of the legal documents required for a right of way acquisition project and has proven ability to accurately complete right of way transactions independently.

Essential Functions

  • Locates property ownership by searching public and private records as needed.
  • Meets with the landowners, their representatives, and government agencies to explain the purpose of projects and negotiate the acquisition of land rights.
  • Prepares land cost estimates for client projects.
  • Prepares applications and obtains permits from federal, state and local governmental and quasi-governmental agencies pertaining to linear rights of way for electric utilities, pipelines, telecommunications, etc. including permits for street/road/highway encroachments, and for USACOE, conditional use, DOT, railroad crossings and other project related permits.
  • Analyzes and reviews information from land surveys, engineering drawings, and environmental reports to interpret project impacts.
  • Prepares offer packages, counter-offers, and condemnation packages.
  • Interprets title commitments to identify encumbrances that may affect easement acquisitions and prepares release forms to satisfy closing requirements.
  • Maintains project databases containing land rights information, parcel reports, negotiation status, payments, damages, and restoration.
  • Prepares and adheres to schedules and budgets for acquisition projects.
  • Maintains positive working relationships with co-workers and clients.
  • Represents the company in a professional and competent manner.
  • Works well with others and is able to develop rapport and trust with both clients and property owners.
  • Desired Education and Qualifications

Desired Education and Qualifications

  • Minimum of five years ROW acquisition experience, 5-10 years or more preferred.
  • Four (4) year college degree preferred IRWA credentials preferred.
  • Bachelor’s (Preferred)
  • Real Estate license.
  • Excellent ability to communicate effectively with the public, clients, project team and outside contractors.
  • Ability to interpret engineering drawings, land surveys, and legal descriptions
  • Basic understanding of eminent domain real estate appraisals.
  • Efficient with Microsoft Office Suite and professional business writing.
  • Paragon Partners offer a competitive salary with paid sick days, paid vacation and paid holidays, and other great benefits including health, dental and vision insurance as well as a 401(K) plan.

       EEO. Paragon Partners is an equal employment opportunity employer.

Experience

  • ROW acquisition: 5 years (Preferred)
  • Real Estate: 5 years (Preferred)
  • Microsoft Office: 5 years (Preferred)

License

  • California Real Estate (Required)
  • Utah Real Estate (Preferred)
  • Work authorization: United States (Required)

We expertly manage our clients’ projects:

  • Energy
  • Public Infrastructure
  • Transportation
  • Telecommunications
  • Water

Disclaimer

This job description indicates the knowledge, skills, abilities and essential and non-essential job functions (as covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act as Amended Act) expected of an incumbent. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities. An incumbent may be asked to perform other duties as required. The job description does not constitute a contract of employment and the company may exercise its employment-at-will rights at any time.

Paragon Partners Ltd. is a widely-recognized leader in the field of Right of Way and Real Estate Consulting. Our commitment to client service and advancing the industry results in positive outcomes across a wide range of projects – regardless of size, scope, or complexity.

For over 22 years, we have been pursuing a pattern of excellence in delivering the land rights essential to our public and private sector clients’ projects. Our successful outcomes for our clients are driven by:

Trained industry experts utilizing best practices learned from hundreds of successful projects to quickly resolve unexpected challenges.
Services uniquely tailored for each project, allowing us to regularly exceed client expectations.
Industry leading software and GIS solutions, including our patented automated route costing tools, Web-based information management system, and PDQ|Paragon Data Quest software applications.

Proactive services that achieve project objectives while also promoting each client’s best interests through our interface with landowners, tenants, and other stakeholders affected by the project.

Senior Title Agent

Job Type

Full-Time

Description

Are you a person who would enjoy performing complex title searches for Right of Way projects? Do you have in-depth knowledge and experience in the application of related legal concepts in regards to performing title searches, reviewing and examining title documents and preparing chains of title? Do you possess strong understanding of legal vesting, legal execution and the execution of notarization of documents?

We are looking for a Senior Title Agent with a self-starter attitude to join our Cypress team!

Essential Functions

  • Proven ability to manage multiple priorities in a deadline-driven environment
  • Demonstrated ability to learn quickly and react appropriately to new challenges and obstacles.
    Superior oral and written communication skills.
  • Superior organization skills and meticulous attention to detail.
  • Ability to coordinate project resources in a team environment.
  • Ability to effectively communicate at all levels internally as well as within client organizations.
  • Strong influencing and negotiating skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.

Desired Education and Qualifications

  • Minimum of five years of experience working on complex title projects, primarily as related to right-of-way industry.
  • Proven experience in administering and ensuring compliance with document control procedures.
  • Advanced skills with MS Office suite as well as title search software programs such as Titlepoint and Datatrace.
  • Proven track record of completing title projects on-time with high quality work that consistently meets or exceeds the client’s expectations.
  • BS/BA Degree in Business Administration, Real Estate, or equivalent related experience.
    Familiarity with searching in both manual and electronic title plants.
  • Experience performing title research using a Grantor-Grantee Index and a Tract Index.
    Ability to read and plot a metes and bounds legal description.

Experience

  • Titlepoint: 3 years (Required)
  • ROW related title work: 5 years (Required)
  • Datatrace: 3 years (Required)
  • Title research using Tract Index: 3 years (Required)
  • Title research using Grantor-Grantee Index: 3 years (Required)

Education

Bachelor’s (Preferred)

Location

Cypress, CA

 

Senior Right of Way Agent

Location

Salt Lake City, Utah (Preferred)

Job Type

Full- time

Job Summary

The Sr. Right of Way Agent (Sr. Agent), under the direction of the Manager/Supervisor, possesses an excellent working knowledge of all right of way disciplines; title, permitting, acquisition, documentation. The Sr. Agent is very knowledgeable about property valuation, survey drawings, legal descriptions, and alignments sheets. The Sr. Agent also has a working knowledge of and a good understanding of the legal documents required for a right of way acquisition project and has proven ability to accurately complete right of way transactions independently. The Sr. Agent can work without supervision but receives assignment and direction from a supervisor/manager.

Essential Functions

  • Locates property ownership by searching public and private records as needed.
  • Meets with the landowners, their representatives, and government agencies to explain the purpose of projects and negotiate the acquisition of land rights.
  • Prepares land cost estimates for client projects
  • Prepares applications and obtains permits from federal, state and local governmental and quasi-governmental agencies pertaining to linear rights of way for electric utilities, pipelines, telecommunications, etc. including permits for street/road/highway encroachments, and for USACOE, conditional use, DOT, railroad crossings and other project related permits.
  • Analyzes and reviews information from land surveys, engineering drawings, and environmental reports to interpret project impacts.
  • Prepares offer packages, counter-offers, and condemnation packages.
  • Interprets title commitments to identify encumbrances that may affect easement acquisitions and prepares release forms to satisfy closing requirements.
  • Maintains project databases containing land rights information, parcel reports, negotiation status, payments, damages, and restoration.
  • Prepares and adheres to schedules and budgets for acquisition projects.
  • Maintains positive working relationships with co-workers and clients.
  • Represents the company in a professional and competent manner
  • Desired Education and Qualifications

Desired Education and Qualifications

  • Minimum of 5 years ROW acquisition experience, 5-10 years or more strongly preferred.
  • Four (4) year college degree preferred IRWA credentials preferred.
  • Bachelor’s (Preferred)
  • Utah Real Estate license.
  • Excellent ability to communicate effectively with the public, clients, project team and outside contractors.
  • Ability to interpret engineering drawings, land surveys, and legal descriptions.
  • Basic understanding of eminent domain real estate appraisals.
  • Efficient with Microsoft Office Suite and professional business writing.
  • Paragon Partners offer a competitive salary with great benefits including health, dental and vision insurance as well as a 401(K) plan.

 EEO. Paragon Partners is an equal employment opportunity employer.

Experience

  • Senior Level ROW Agent: 3 years (Preferred)
  • ROW Agent: 5 years (Preferred)
  • Utilities: 4 years (Preferred)
  • Microsoft Office: 4 years (Preferred)

License

  • Utah Real Estate (Required)
  • Work authorization: United States (Required)
  • Additional Compensation: Other forms

We expertly manage our clients’ projects

  • Energy
  • Public Infrastructure
  • Transportation
  • Telecommunications
  • Water

Disclaimer

This job description indicates the knowledge, skills, abilities and essential and non-essential job functions (as covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act as Amended Act) expected of an incumbent. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities. An incumbent may be asked to perform other duties as required. The job description does not constitute a contract of employment and the company may exercise its employment-at-will rights at any time.

Paragon Partners Ltd. is a widely-recognized leader in the field of Right of Way and Real Estate Consulting. Our commitment to client service and advancing the industry results in positive outcomes across a wide range of projects – regardless of size, scope, or complexity.

For over 22 years, we have been pursuing a pattern of excellence in delivering the land rights essential to our public and private sector clients’ projects. Our successful outcomes for our clients are driven by:

Trained industry experts utilizing best practices learned from hundreds of successful projects to quickly resolve unexpected challenges.
Services uniquely tailored for each project, allowing us to regularly exceed client expectations.
Industry leading software and GIS solutions, including our patented automated route costing tools, Web-based information management system, and PDQ|Paragon Data Quest software applications.

Proactive services that achieve project objectives while also promoting each client’s best interests through our interface with landowners, tenants, and other stakeholders affected by the project.

Project Coordinator & Document Specialist

Job Type

Full-time

Location

Sacramento, CA (preferred)

Job Summary

The Project Coordinator (Coordinator) performs a range of right of way related work to support Real Estate and Right of Way projects. The work progresses from administrative and basic support work to complex computer data input and document management in the SharePoint system. The Coordinator will either perform the work, coordinate or support others performing the work, depending upon the project or task. The Coordinator will be a crucial team component for tracking the complex data and documentation pertaining to the project. They will support the entire team but report to the Project Manager they have been assigned.

Essential Functions

  • Represent the company in a professional and competent manner
  • Works well with others and is able to develop rapport and trust with both clients and/or property owners
  • Regular and punctual attendance is paramount to this position
  • Complete all assigned tasks on time, within budget while maintaining high professional standards and client satisfaction
  • Assist with projects, team performance, and delivering and building solutions
  • Integral member of the project team responsible for data entry and document management
  • Responsible for organizing and managing project activities, under the direction of a Project Manager (PM)
  • Update and maintain status reports accurately and deliver in a timely fashion
  • Coordinate meetings; take meeting minutes, project notes and action items lists
  • Prepare project organization by preparing initial report templates, database set-up, create traditional and electronic files, pull property data sheets, Assessor and other project maps, etc.
  • Effectively and accurately communicate relevant project information to the PM and project team
  • Non-Essential Functions
  • As requested, coordinate client agreements, contracts, purchase orders, approvals, etc.
  • As requested, coordinate project agreements, contracts, receivables, subconsultant deliverables, etc.
  • Track & manage specific tasks pertinent to each project

Desired Education and Qualifications

  • High School diploma or equivalent, bachelors degree strongly preferred.
  • Bachelor’s (Preferred)
  • One (1) or more years in a real estate environment, or two (2) years in a professional office environment preferred.
  • Must be excellent with Microsoft office with an emphasis in MS Excel.
  • Must be very comfortable searching for large groups of documents and data in a computer database with little direction.
  • Must be very strong with data entry and document management in computer systems.
  • SharePoint experience strongly preferred.
  • Experience gathering information from maps in order to understand basic property information.
  • Experience or general understanding of County Assessor and Recorder functions.
  • Demonstrate a general knowledge of real estate practices and principles, and map reading.
  • Must have strong oral and written communication skills, and be customer focused
  • Must be able to take direction, clarify if uncertain of requests, and make appropriate notes to understand and appropriately respond to project manager’s and clients’ business needs, and
  • interface effectively and/or collaborate with others.
  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills to build relationships with others.
  • Demonstrated ability to accurately analyze information and provide advice, solutions, and recommendations on decisions.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to take initiative and accountability for the accuracy of information and for achieving results.
  • Must be highly organized and detail oriented.
  • Paragon Partners offer a competitive salary with great benefits including health, dental and vision insurance as well as a 401(K) plan.

  EEO – Paragon Partners is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

Experience:

  • SharePoint: 2 years (Preferred)
  • Real Estate: 2 years (Preferred)
  • Excel: 4 years (Preferred)
  • MS Office: 4 years (Preferred)
  • Cloud Based Doc. Management Systems (i.e. google docs etc.): 4 years (Preferred)
  • Data Base Systems: 5 years (Preferred)

Work authorization

United States (Required)

Disclaimer:

This job description indicates the knowledge, skills, abilities and essential and non-essential job functions (as covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act as Amended Act) expected of an incumbent. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities. An incumbent may be asked to perform other duties as required. The job description does not constitute a contract of employment and the company may exercise its employment-at-will rights at any time.

Administrative Assistant

Location

Sacramento, Ca (Preferred)

Job Summary:

We are currently seeking a high-level Administrative Assistant to support our Regional Office in the Sacramento area. This position is a full-time regular position. The candidate will be responsible for overall administrative support for the office, including a variety of clerical activities and related tasks.

Responsibilities include:

  • Receptionist duties, including answering telephones and greeting customers.
  • Maintain Reporting, Time and Expenses, Project Status Reports and Budget Reports.
  • Prepare written correspondence and offer package documents for mailing.
  • Provide management of project files as well as scanning and copying documents.
  • Create and manage project files both hardcopy and in an electronic database.
  • Document electronic contact diary with all contact with landowners via mail, telephone, e-mail, & personal visits.
  • Assimilate contact information and project activities, enter details into an electronic project database.
  • Coordinate with and support title companies and lenders.
  • Track escrows and project deadlines, etc.
  • Monitor terms of contracts and agreements.
  • Attend project meetings and take minutes.
  • Assists management in compiling and editing documents for marketing proposals.

Minimum Qualifications and Desired Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent preferred
  • Minimum 2 years administrative experience required
  • Prior experience in the Real Estate industry preferred
  • Highly proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Experience using InDesign and Adobe Acrobat Pro a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented
  • Self-starter and quick learner with the ability and drive to work independently
  • EEO – Paragon Partners is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Job Type

Full-time

Salary

$18.00 to $23.00 /hour

Experience:

MS Office Suite: 5 years (Required)
Adobe Acrobat Pro: 5 years (Preferred)
Real Estate: 2 years (Preferred)
Administrative Assistant: 5 years (Required)
Location: Sacramento, CA (Preferred)

Work authorization:

United States (Preferred)

Disclaimer

This job description indicates the knowledge, skills, abilities and essential and non-essential job functions (as covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act as Amended Act) expected of an incumbent. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities. An incumbent may be asked to perform other duties as required. The job description does not constitute a contract of employment and the company may exercise its employment-at-will rights at any time.

Senior Right of Way Agent

Job Summary

The Senior Right of Way Agent (Sr. Agent) performs a range of right of way related work to support projects.  The work progresses from administrative and basic support work to complex, politically sensitive, multi-disciplined transactions and project management functions, but performed at a much more detailed and extensive level than the ROW Agent & Assistant.  The Sr. Agent will either perform the work, coordinate, or support others performing the work, depending upon the project, task, and ability of the particular Sr. Agent. The Sr. Agent may perform the same functions of the ROW Agent, as needed, but will primarily be focused on the more difficult and complex acquisition relocation and property management assignments. They will mentor and train the ROW Asst. and Agent as applicable and assist the Project Manager (or sometimes even act as the PM) in tracking the project scope, budget and schedule. They will review and understand title reports, vesting types, lending instruments, various agreements and contracts, appraisal standards, offer package requirements, negotiation strategies, the Uniform Relocation Act, as amended (URA), California Code of Regulations, Title 25 Housing and Community Development, Housing & Urban Development (HUD), and general real estate valuation, acquisition, property management and relocation assistance.

Senior Acquisition / Relocation Agent

Job Summary

The Senior Acquisition/Relocation Agent (Agent) performs a range of right of way related work to support public works projects.  The position requires the ability to work with complex, politically sensitive, multi-disciplined transactions and includes project management functions.  The Agent will perform the work, coordinate, or support others performing the work, depending on the project, task, and Agent’s ability   to perform the work. The Agent will be the project team member that specifically coordinates efforts with property owners, tenants, displacees and other stakeholders as needed. Must have a good understanding and be able to review and understand title reports, vesting types, appraisal standards, basic offer package requirements, negotiation strategies, Uniform Relocation Act (URA), and understand the importance of complying with the federal, state and industry laws and regulations such as FHWA, FAA, FTA, FRA, HUD and FERC.  The ideal candidate will be a quick learner who thrives in a challenging and fast-paced environment.

Senior Title Agent

Job Summary

Performs complex title searches for right-of-way projects.  This position requires in –depth knowledge and experience in the application of related legal concepts; performing title searches, reviewing and examining title documents, preparing chains of title and an understanding of legal vesting and legal execution and notarization of documents.