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Real Property Agent

City of Tracy

Salary: $92,847.82 – $112,857.42 Annually

Job Type: Full Time

Job Number: 24-003

Location: Tracy, CA

Department: Community and Economic Development



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Under general direction, coordinates and manages activities related to the appraisal, negotiation, acquisition, transfer, sale, and disposal of real property, including complicated leasing agreements, custodial contracts, high-value appraisals, negotiations, and relocation assistance work; provides information and assistance to property owners, provides complex professional assistance to management staff, City Council, the public and others in areas of expertise; oversees, reviews, and performs a variety of studies, prepares and presents staff reports; and performs related duties, as assigned.

Essential and Marginal Duties


Receives general supervision from assigned management personnel. Exercises supervision over technical or administrative support staff.


This is a management classification responsible for managing activities related to the appraisal, negotiation, acquisition, transfer, sale, and disposal of real property, including complicated leasing agreements, custodial contracts, high-value appraisals, negotiations, and relocation assistance work. Responsibilities include managing and coordinating various projects related to the acquisition, management, transfer, and sale of real property. Incumbents serve as a technical and professional resource. Successful performance of the work requires a professional background and skill in coordinating assigned work with that of other City departments, public agencies, property owners, and members of the public.

Minimum Qualifications


Management reserves the right to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.

• Negotiates for the purchase, sale, and lease of real property.

• Negotiates contract terms related to real property transactions with businesses and private parties; prepares acquisition documents, legal descriptions, deeds, and escrow instructions and analyzes conditions of title.

• Reviews real property appraisals provided under contract.

• Coordinates real estate activities with the City Attorney to ensure compliance with legal guidelines.

• Prepares and maintains records of City lease agreements; provides and negotiates repairs and maintenance for leased properties.

• Provides relocation assistance to displaced tenants and property owners and reviews and processes relocation claims for payment.

• Maintains and updates City inventory of surplus land parcels and maintains property management records of all real property owned by the City.

• Assist other departments in the acquisition of real property, lead and coordinate acquisition activities.

• Provides relocation assistance to displaced tenants and property owners and reviews and processes relocation claims for payment

• Prepares presentations to the City Council, Commissions, or other governmental agencies as needed

• Provide technical and professional support services to City staff, including other departments

• Performs other related duties as assigned.

Additional Information


Knowledge of:

• Principles and practices of employee supervision, including work planning, assignment, review and evaluation, discipline, and the training of staff in work procedures.

• Principles, practices, and legal issues related to land acquisition, real property, real estate transactions, improvements, right-of-ways, and title searches.

• Principles and practices of property description, management, and leasing procedures.

• Property values and the effect of economic trends on property value and price.

• Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, rules, regulations, ordinances, and organizational policies and procedures relevant to assigned area of responsibility.

• Project management and contract administration principles and techniques.

• Research and reporting methods, techniques, and procedures.

• Practices of researching planning and land use issues, evaluating alternatives, making sound recommendations, and preparing and presenting effective staff reports.

• Principles of advanced mathematics and their application to planning work.

• Methods and techniques of effective technical report preparation and presentation.

• Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, property owners, vendors, contractors, and City staff.

• The structure and content of the English language, including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

• Modern equipment and communication tools used for business functions and program, project, and task coordination.

• Computers and software programs (e.g., Microsoft software packages) to conduct, compile, and/or generate documentation.

Ability to:

• Supervise staff, provide training, ensure work is performed effectively, and evaluate performance in an objective and positive manner.

• Effectively provide staff leadership and work direction.

• Conduct complex planning research projects, evaluate alternatives, make sound recommendations, and prepare effective technical reports.

• Manage a diverse range of real estate-related projects.

• Understand, interpret, and apply all pertinent laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures, and standards relevant to work performed.

• Effectively represent the department and the City in meetings with City staff, governmental agencies, community groups, various business, professional, and regulatory organizations, and with customers.

• Independently organize work, set priorities, meet critical deadlines, and follow-up on assignments.

• Establish and maintain a variety of filing, record-keeping, and tracking systems; read, interpret, and record data.

• Effectively use computer systems, software applications, and modern business equipment to perform a variety of work tasks.

• Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, using appropriate English grammar and syntax.

• Use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy, procedural, and legal guidelines.

• Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Education and Experience:

Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

Equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in business administration, real estate, economics, public administration, or a related field and four (4) years of professional experience in the sale, acquisition, negotiation, and management of real property or related experience.

Licenses and Certifications:

• Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Class C California driver’s license upon appointment.

• May be required to complete National Incident Management System (NIMS) Training.

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