FT Job - City of Vallejo, CA - Real Property and Asset Manager
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CITY OF VALLEJO
Real Property and Asset Manager
Economic Development Division
This Recruitment is Open Until January 27, 2006
The City of Vallejo is a rapidly changing, highly diverse community of
approximately 120,000 residents located on Interstate 80 between the cities
of Sacramento and San Francisco. City Hall is set in a beautiful bay front
park that overlooks historic Mare Island. The conversion of the former naval
shipyard to civilian use is an exciting project and provides significant
economic development opportunities to the City.
Also located at the bay front park is the City-owned ferry which provides
direct access to San Francisco. The popularity of this transportation method
provides for continued development of the waterfront, marina and surrounding
parks and businesses. Vallejo has a delightful old town area, which is home
to beautiful Victorians and many historic buildings.
Vallejo has transitioned into a sophisticated, performance-driven
collaborative organization. Vallejo has a budget of $293 million, which
includes a General Fund budget of $81 million and an undesignated General
Fund reserve of $4 million. The City is a full-service municipality with
approximately 560 employees assigned to the following departments: Police,
Fire, Public Works, Human Resources, Finance, Community Development,
Development Services, City Attorney and City Manager.
The City is organized as a council-manager form of government. The City
Council consists of seven members elected at-large for four-year,
overlapping terms. The Mayor is the presiding officer of the Council and is
elected at-large. The Mayor and City Council provide community leadership,
develop policies to guide the City in delivering services and achieving
community goals, and encourage citizen understanding and involvement.
Residents of the City of Vallejo play a key role in advising policy
development. Nine citizen commissions provide recommendations to the City
Council on such matters as planning, quality of life, human resources and
The Economic Development Division
The Economic Development Division supports economic growth in Vallejo. The
primary goals of the division are to increase the tax base and employment
opportunities in Vallejo. The division’s services include new business
recruitment, technical assistance for existing Vallejo businesses, business
retention, site selection assistance for new and existing businesses, asset
management of City of Vallejo property and redevelopment projects within the
four redevelopment areas in the community.
The division is leading major revitalization initiatives in the downtown and
waterfront areas and on Mare Island.
This is a single position class responsible for the administration of real
property services for the City of Vallejo. This newly created position
performs duties which involve the exercise of considerable discretion and
latitude of judgment in the formulation and recommendation of policies and
procedures associated with real property and asset management. This position
will manage, negotiate, acquire, review, inspect, lease, rent or sell real
property and sites for public use and improvement projects that are owned or
will benefit the City of Vallejo; obtain, analyze and use data, related to
property use, value, location and other aspects of real property or lease
management; provide expert professional assistance to the Community
Development Director and City management staff in property and asset related
matters; and performs related work as required.
The Ideal Candidate
The new Real Property and Asset Manager will ideally have had experience,
including direct responsibility for negotiating complex lease transactions;
responsibility for managing an asset portfolio of leased and owned property;
excellent written and verbal communication skills; and ability to work
independently. He or she will have five years of experience in the field of
real property administration including acquisition and sale of rights of
way, property management and lease negotiations. A qualified candidate will
also possess a Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university
with major course work in Real Estate, Public Administration or Business
Administration. Real Estate brokers license, a Real Property Administrator
(RPA), Certified Property Management (CPM) designation from the State of
California and/or a SR/WA Senior Right-of-Way Associate Certificate is
desirable, but not mandatory.
The Real Property and Asset Manager will be responsible for:
. Negotiating contracts with independent contractors involved with
right-of-way acquisitions, appraisals, negotiations and relocations;
providing direction as needed.
. Collecting, researching, analyzing and acting on information related to
property values; site locations, buildings, title clearances, acquisition or
disposition of property rights.
. Providing estimated current values on real property.
. Managing real property projects, including administration of contracts or
lease agreements, coordination of condemnation procedures and preparation of
specifications, leases, deeds or other documents.
. Coordinating real property management activities with appropriate City
staff, current property owners, neighboring property owners, title companies
or others as required.
. Preparing comprehensive reports and cost estimates of real property
acquisition, leases, obstruction removal and prepares acquisition booklets
and related information; and cost estimates maintenance and repair
improvements and correspondence in all matters dealing with property
. Consulting with City Attorney’s office and outside legal counsel regarding
preparation, coordination and follow-up involved with acquisition of real
property through eminent domain procedures.
. Handling all City surplus property sales including advertising and
conducting actual sale of property.
. Negotiating for the execution of deeds, quitclaims, agreements, partial
releases, partial reconveyance and other instruments.
. Supervising and coordinating the relocation assistance program including
the determination of appropriate payments.
. Continuously monitoring and evaluating the efficiency and effectiveness of
service delivery methods and procedures; identifying opportunities for
improvement and review with the Community Development Director; and
. Performing related duties and responsibilities as required.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
The annual base salary range for this position is $88,795—$107,932. The City
of Vallejo participates in the PERS retirement system and has the 2.7% at 55
formula. Employees are required to contribute the 9% employee contribution
to PERS. Managers receive an annual cash benefit equivalent to 120 hours of
“PERS-able” pay and also receive 10 days of vacation per year for the first
4 years, increasing to 15 days thereafter, with additional incremental
increases based on years of service. The City also participates in Social
Security and a deferred compensation program is available. The City also
offers an opportunity for longevity pay after 20 years of service.
Thirteen holidays (including 2 floating holidays) and 12 sick leave days are
provided annually. The City offers exceptional city-funded health, dental,
vision and orthodontic, life insurance and long-term disability insurance
benefits. Employees are entitled to medical flexible benefits up to $502.04
monthly in lieu of participating in the City’s medical insurance program.
APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS
If you would like to be considered for this position, please submit a City
of Vallejo employment application, your resume, a cover letter, and your
responses to the following supplemental questions. Your application and/or
resume should reflect positions you have held relevant to the current
vacancy, the size of staff you have managed and should also indicate both
months and years of beginning and ending dates of positions held.
Forward your materials to:
CPS Human Resource Services
241 Lathrop Way
Sacramento, CA 95815
916 263-3614 x 3078
Fax: 916 648-1211
Your responses to these supplemental questions will be reviewed and
evaluated based on the job requirements.
Applicants with the most relevant experience will progress to the next set
in the recruitment process. It is important that your responses be as
complete and detailed as possible. Please write your responses on 8½ X 11
paper and reference your responses to the appropriate questions. Please
limit your answers to no more than one page per question.
1. Describe your experience managing a portfolio of real estate assets.
2. Describe your experience negotiating lease and property sale
The final filing date for the position is Friday, January 27, 2006.
Following the final filing date, applications and resumes will be screened
in relation to the criteria outlined in this brochure. Candidates who best
fit the profile will be invited to participate in a preliminary panel
interview process the week of February 13, 2006. The City will interview
finalists in late February. References will not be contacted until a mutual
interest in the position has been established. The City expects to make an
appointment by early March.
To learn more about the City of Vallejo, or the Economic Development
Division, please visit www.ci.vallejo.ca.us
> Departments > Community Development > Economic Development Division.THE CITY OF VALLEJO IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. QUALIFIED WOMEN,
MINORITIES, AND DISABLED INDIVIDUALS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. THE
CITY SEEKS CANDIDATES WHO CAN MAKE CONTRIBUTIONS IN A CULTURAL AND
ETHNICALLY DIVERSE ENVIRONMENT.