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REALTY SPECIALIST V - APPRAISAL UNIT CHIEF - IPR#44708

We continually strive for a workforce that reflects the growing diversity within the State of Illinois.  A variety of employee backgrounds, perspectives, ideas and experiences are crucial to our ability to most effectively serve the public.  Bilingual skills welcome

Reasonable Accommodation Statement

Persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations throughout the hiring process and during performance of all job duties.  Please email the Central Management Services Disability Resource Center at CMS.DisabilityResCen@illinois.gov or call (217) 524 - 7514 for further information and to request an accommodation.

Sponsorship for Employment

The State of Illinois does not provide sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g. H-1B visa status).  To be considered for permanent employment with the State of Illinois, applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Disclosure of Salary Information

In compliance with the Illinois Equal Pay Act, 820 ILCS 112/1 et seq., the State does not seek, request, or require a job applicant’s wage or salary history.  Employment decisions are not made based on an applicant’s wage or salary history.  To that end, please do not include wage or salary information in your resume or other profile or application materials.

Date:  Jun 3, 2021
Location: 

Springfield, IL, US, 62764-0001

Job Requisition ID:  3872

Agency:  Department of Transportation 
Closing Date/Time:  06/17/2021 
Salary:   $6,145 - $10,210 Monthly 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Sangamon 
Number of Vacancies:  1 
Plan/BU:  NR916 

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HOW TO APPLY:

Technical Applications PM1080 (rev 3/8/21) must be received by the Bureau of Personnel Management, Room 113, 2300 South Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL  62764 (Fax# 217/557-3134) or emailed to DOT.CO.BPM.EmploymentApplications@Illinois.gov by the closing date listed above.  A copy of each applicant’s ACTIVE General Real Estate Appraiser License must accompany application for this position.   Please visit https://idot.illinois.gov/about-idot/employment-opportunities/employment/index to download the Technical Application PM1080.

Please indicate IPR#44708 on the Technical Application PM1080.

Agency Mission Statement

The Illinois Department of Transportation is seeking to hire an Appraisal Unit Chief. 

The IDOT team works diligently to provide safe, cost-effective transportation for Illinois in ways that enhance quality of life, promote economic prosperity and protect our environment. We are problem solvers and leaders, constantly searching for innovations and improvements in support of our commitment to providing the best multimodal transportation system for Illinois.

Our team fosters a culture of inclusivity. We value diversity and hold ourselves to the highest ethical standards as we work together for a common purpose. Team members frequently collaborate with colleagues and others outside the department to best meet customer needs. 

Employees enjoy excellent benefits, including health, vision and dental insurance; a retirement plan and deferred compensation options; state holidays and other time off; tuition reimbursement; flexible schedules; and pre-tax benefit programs. The department also offers extensive training and career advancement opportunities.

We invite qualified applicants to apply to become part of our team. We are confident that you will take pride in serving Illinois and its residents and visitors.

Job Responsibilities

This position is accountable for planning and directing the valuation and appraisal activities in the department to ensure accomplishments are within the guidelines established through state and federal laws and departmental policies and procedures.
This position reports to the Acquisition Management Section Chief. Reporting to this position is an Appraiser/Reviewer.
This position works in an environment where s/he performs administrative review of statewide complex appraisals and those requested by district or Bureau of Land Acquisition staff for properties required for state highway projects. The incumbent ensures appraisals are completed in accordance with state and federal regulations and the department's Land Acquisition Policy and Procedures Manual and ensures compensation is fair, equitable, and properly supported. This position also provides appraisal guidance to Bureau of Land Acquisition staff, district staff, and local public agencies and conducts administrative review of signboard valuations for the department's Outdoor Advertising and Junkyard Program.
Typical problems encountered in this position are generally technical and managerial in nature. These problems involve rendering technical advice to district personnel and reviewing and approving supporting documents when the cost is above the appraisal amount. The greatest challenges for this position are to ensure that preparation of appraisals and review of operations are in accordance with departmental policies and procedures, settlements are fair and just, and payments for right-of-way acquisition are equitable. Another challenge for the incumbent is to provide guidance and assistance to the Bureau of Land Acquisition staff to aid in administering the statewide Signboard and Junkyard Control Program in an orderly manner and avoid legal entanglements and unfavorable litigations.
The incumbent personally reviews and assists district staff with complex appraisal issues, documentation, and settlements that are of a significant nature. S/He assists in the development of appraisal policies and procedures in accordance with state and federal laws and regulations, appraisal theories, and practices. The incumbent reviews and coordinates approval of applications from prospective fee appraisers to ensure they are qualified and available to the districts and creates appraisal reports when needed. S/He reviews complex appraisals that involve multiple public agencies with unique claims for damages, handles other special assignments, creates reports, and reviews appraisals when requested. S/He assists in the development of departmental policies and procedures for the appraisal and review phases of right-of-way acquisition and for sign and junkyard control. S/He ensures that statewide preparation of appraisals and review of operations are in accordance with departmental policies and procedures and provides technical valuation guidance on settlements to support fair and just payments for right-of-way acquisition. The incumbent reviews signboard appraisals and valuations submitted for the department's Outdoor Advertising and Junkyard Program. This position is responsible for the input of pertinent appraisal, review, and signboard information into the Land Acquisition System (LAS). The incumbent also assists in the development of valuation training required for department staff.

(Job Responsibilities continued)

The incumbent accomplishes accountabilities through the following staff:
Appraiser/Reviewer who prepares and reviews real estate appraisals, administrative documentation, stipulated settlements, and signboard valuations and assists with the development of training for department staff and local public agencies. Much of the work performed by the incumbent is self-initiated and under the general direction of the Appraisal Unit Chief.
The incumbent exercises general latitude in accomplishing assigned duties. Sensitive problems are referred to the Acquisition Management Section Chief for consultation. S/He is guided by state and federal laws and regulations and the department's Land Acquisition Policies and Procedures Manual.
Internal contacts include Bureau of Land Acquisition staff, district land acquisition staff, the Bureau of Construction, Bureau of Design and Environment, Bureau of Local Roads and Streets, and the Office of Chief Counsel. External contacts include the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Office of the Attorney General, Illinois Department of Agriculture, Illinois Department of Natural Resources, local public agencies, fee appraisers, private individuals, and the general public. This position requires frequent statewide travel to districts which may include overnight stays.
The effectiveness of this position is measured by the ability of the incumbent to provide expedient and accurate appraisals that are made and reviewed in harmony with acquisition activities and meet scheduled letting dates.

Principal Accountabilities

1. Reviews and assists districts and multiple public agencies with complex appraisal issues; performs administrative reviews of appraisals, documentation, and settlements; and ensures compliance with departmental policies and procedures.
2. Reviews and coordinates the approval of applications from prospective fee appraisers to ensure that qualified appraisers are available to the department when needed.
3. Assists in the development of departmental policies and procedures for the valuation phases of right-of­-way acquisition including sign and junkyard control.
4. Reviews signboard appraisals and valuations submitted for the department's Outdoor Advertising and Junkyard Program.
5. Inputs pertinent appraisal, review, and signboard information into the Land Acquisition System (LAS).
6. Ensures that statewide preparation of appraisals and review of operations are in accordance with departmental policies and procedures and provides technical valuation guidance on settlements to support fair and just payments for right-of-way acquisition.
7. Assists in the coordination and development of valuation training for departmental staff.
8. Motivates, evaluates, and develops staff to maintain a high level of employee morale and work performance.
9. Performs duties in compliance with departmental safety rules. Performs all duties in a manner conducive to the fair and equitable treatment of all employees.
10. Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Position Requirements
• Education/Experience:
o Completion of two years of college majoring in engineering, construction management, business administration, legal studies, or economics plus four years of professional experience in real estate, surveying, title work, land acquisition, appraisal, negotiation, property management, relocation assistance, or a combination thereof, OR
o Five years of professional experience in real estate, surveying, title work, land acquisition, appraisal, negotiation, property management, relocation assistance, or a combination thereof
• Frequent statewide travel which may include overnight stays
• Valid driver's license
• Illinois General Real Estate Appraiser license
Position Desirables
• Extensive knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations concerning land acquisition and related activities
• Experience in performing eminent domain appraisal reviews and testifying in condemnation proceedings
• Ability to plan, organize, and execute programs and/or projects
• Ability to communicate clearly and effectively
• Ability to exercise sound judgment
• Ability to establish and maintain effectual working relationships with employees, property owners, attorneys, government officials, and the general public

Work Hours:  8:00 - 4:30 Monday - Friday 

Work Location:  Springfield - 2300 S Dirksen Pkwy 

Office: Office of Highways Project Implementation/Bureau of Land Acquisition

Agency Contact:  DOT.CO.BPM.EmploymentApplications@Illinois.gov

Job Function:  Transportation 

Collective Bargaining Agreement language applies to this requisition

We are currently transitioning our application process away from paper process to an electronic application process.  This position has not been transitioned please follow the directions below when applying to this position.

 

Please visit the IDOT website at http://www.idot.illinois.gov/about-idot/employment-opportunities/employment/index to obtain the required bid forms and application forms.