Associate Real Estate Agent, Transit-Oriented Development

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Miscellaneous

Job Description Definition Under direction, the Associate Real Estate Agent, Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) performs a variety of pre-development, planning, transactional, project management, and program support work for Transit-Oriented Development on VTA-owned sites and Transit-Oriented Communities (TOC) and in surrounding station areas. Distinguishing Characteristics This is the journey level classification in the Real Estate Agent, TOD class series. Incumbents at this level work independently on complex real estate functional areas including planning, development negotiations and agreements, and general administration. The primary duties and responsibilities of this class include day to day project management of TOD projects; support of management and coordination of planning, community and stakeholder engagement, and predevelopment activities for TOD and TOC projects; agreements related to TOD projects and TOC, including transaction-related documents, ground leases, grant agreements, cooperative agreements, memoranda of understanding, and assistance with administrative functions of the Real Estate & TOD Department; and program management duties related to real estate acquisition for capital projects, asset management, and revenue generation for VTA. This classification is distinguished from Associate Real Estate Agent in that the former focuses on TOD and TOC project management, whereas the latter focuses on real estate acquisition, appraisal, relocation and related dues in support of VTA capital projects. Classification Bargaining Unit: SEIU Essential Job Functions Typical Tasks * Oversees and performs work related to major TOD and TOC projects that encompass residential, commercial, and other types of real estate development, including review, evaluation, and approval of architectural, planning, engineering, environmental, financial, and real estate appraisal work product produced for VTA as well as by other parties; * Plans, organizes, and implements aspects of planning, predevelopment, competitive offerings, negotiations, development, construction, and management of TOD and TOC projects; * Supports complex real estate negotiations for development agreements, ground leases, purchase and sale agreements, and related implementing agreements, including related acquisitions, excess property sales or disposition functions; * Participates incollaborative efforts with local jurisdictions to obtain appropriate and feasible development entitlements for TOD; and development of cooperative and other agreements with public agencies, non-profits, community-based organizations, and other entities; * Assists with analytical research and the preparation of reports on TOD program development, implementation, and related matters; * Supports the development and monitoring of project performance including schedules, work plans and budgets; departmental budgets; and TOD and TOC business and strategic plans, including financial projections; * Prepares and presents information to the public, boards, committees, community groups, members of the public, and others involved in TOD and TOC; * Plans, directs, negotiates, administers, and/or participates in the development, negotiation, and administration of consultant contracts; * Ensures compliance with VTA policies and procedures regarding equity, equal opportunity and discrimination and harassment prevention; * Provides support to other functions in the Real Estate & TOD department as directed; and * Performs other related duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications Employment Standards Sufficient training, education, and experience to demonstrate possession of the required knowledge and abilities. Development of the required knowledge and abilities is typically obtained through a combination of training and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a four-year degree in public or business administration, finance, real estate, planning, or a related field, and two years of increasingly responsible experience in real estate project management, acquisition and planning, development, property management, or interagency agreement and financial transaction development, with at least one years in a project lead or supervisory capacity. Project management experience for real estate projects is preferred. A graduate-level degree in a related field may be substituted for one year of experience Experience in public-private development on public property is desirable. Possession of a valid California driver's license at the time of appointment is required. Supplemental Information Knowledge of: * Principles and practices of planning, design, financing, development, and management of large-scale mixed-use real estate development projects, and specifically TOD, in complex urban settings; * Methods for negotiation of public-private partnership development projects; value capture and public investment; and project finance; * Federal, state, and local laws and regulations applicable to planning, design, construction, financing, and operation of real estate development projects; * Basic principles and practices of property and contract law, including preparation of real estate contracts; * Basic terminology, methods, and practices of engineering design and construction, architecture, land use planning, and real estate finance; * Principles and practices of effective communication and engagement with diverse stakeholders; * Principles and practices of effective good faith negotiations; * Principles and practices of effective project management and contract oversight; * Principles, methods, and practices of public administration including procurement, contracting, budgeting, and maintaining public records; Ability to: * Plan, organize, direct, and coordinate a program of project-level planning and predevelopment activities, secure land use entitlements, oversee feasibility testing and business planning, prepare and manage competitive offerings, and conduct developer selection and negotiation of agreements; * Analyze financial projections, project pro formas, and perform financial analysis in support of TOD projects; * Analyze technical data and legal requirements, evaluate alternatives and formulate sound, timely recommendations within established guidelines; * Support effective negotiations to create real estate and other contractual agreements meeting project deadlines and legal, regulatory, and budget constraints; * Estimate and manage budgets and schedules for studies and projects; * Plan, organize, and coordinate administrative functions including contract management, grant administration, and cooperative and other agreements to meet goals; * Understand, interpret, explain, and apply federal, state and local laws and regulations applicable to real estate responsibilities; * Read and interpret plans, maps, engineering drawings, and sketches; * Prepare clear, concise, comprehensive, and legally sound documents and reports; * Exercise sound independent professional judgment within established guidelines; * Use tact, discretion, and diplomacy in dealing with sensitive situations and parties; * Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; * Establish and maintain effective working relationships all parties encountered in the course of work. General Instructions Please read this entire job announcement before applying for the position. Print and keep a copy of this announcement so that you can refer to it. Questions not answered within this job announcement may be sent To ensure consideration, completed applications must be submitted online to the Human Resources department by the stated closing time and date posted. When the stated closing date is 'continuous,' apply immediately; the position may close without notice. You will receive an immediate email confirming receipt of your submitted application. If you do not receive this email, contactNEOGOV'sApplicant Assistance Line at (855) 524-5627 between 8:00AMto 5:00PM(PST) Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Only on-line applications will be accepted for this recruitment (paper applications or resumes will not be accepted). Job Interest Notification Cards, or copies of previous, partial, or un-submitted applications, are not an acceptable substitute to a completed application. ALL APPLICATION AND TESTING NOTIFICATIONS WILL BE SENT BY E-MAIL.Applicants should select e-mail as the preferred method of notification. Candidates must maintain an up-to-date, valid and reliable e-mail address. Candidates are also responsible for maintaining up-to-date phone numbers and addresses on their on-line account. Due to the number of applications received, candidates must check their application status through their on-line account. ContactNeoGovfor assistance if needed. Information on how to apply for jobs at the VTA is available on the VTA Employment website and from theNEOGOV'sApplicant Assistance Line (855) 524-5627.NeoGovApplicant support is available from 8:00AMto 5:00PM(PST) Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Americans with Disabilities Act Accommodations The Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the recruitment/examination process to accommodate applicants with disabilities. If you wish to request an accommodation,please clickhere. Application Processing Information All related current and past work experience (including VTA experience) must be listed and fully described in the Work Experience section of the application ('See Resume' is not acceptable). Incomplete or improperly completed online applications may be rejected even if you are qualified for the position for which you are applying. It is your responsibility to ensure that the online application reflects the work experience and education needed to meet the requirements for the position you are applying for. Although your resume may have all your experience and education details, please make sure to complete each section of the online application to ensure that your information is accurately captured during our screening process. Important: Proof of Education, either as a copy of a diploma or transcript, is required to verify all educational units listed on your application. Official transcripts are not necessary. Copies of diplomas, degrees, transcripts, or foreign transcript evaluations must be attached to the submitted application as a pdf. Note: Failure to provide all of the required documents in the appropriate format (pdf ONLY), and properly labeled as shown in the example (for example: Smith_J BS Diploma), will result in the application being rejected as incomplete. No exceptions will be made. Note: Applicants holding degrees or credentials from outside the United States who are using these qualifications exclusively to qualify for a position are required to provide a foreign transcript evaluation as a pdf and properly labeled as shown above. Failure to provide a foreign transcript evaluation will result in the application being rejected as incomplete. No exceptions will be made. All applications are subject to review as to meeting minimum qualifications at any point in the recruitment process. Passing any step is no guarantee of continuation if it is determined that the applicant does not meet the minimum qualifications as stated in the class specification. Candidates found to have exaggerated/falsified their qualifications, experience, training, and/or education may be disqualified at any point in the recruitment process and may be denied future employment with the VTA. If selected for the position, candidates will be required to complete a criminal conviction disclosure form. Candidates who successfully become VTA employees, and fail to disclose any of the criminal background information as required may be subject to discipline up to and including discharge. Eligible Lists typically remain in effect for six (6) months. However, Human Resources may abolish Eligible Lists at any time during the six (6) month period. Human Resources may extend eligible Lists for up to two (2) years. Eligible Lists may be used for more than one recruitment. If you have questions related to an Eligible List you might be on or were on, you should contact Human Resources. If you have questions regarding your status as an applicant for this position, please call the Human Resources Department at (408) 321-5575 or email VTA is an equal employment opportunity employer. VTA does not and will not tolerate discrimination against applicants or employees on the basis of age, ancestry, color, marital status, mental or physical disability, genetic information, national origin, immigration status, political affiliation, race, religion, creed, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, medical condition, disabled veteran or veteran status, etc.

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