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Senior Property Agent

Company: City of Brownsville
Location: Brownsville
Posted on: June 5, 2024

Job Description:

JOB SUMMARY The Senior Property Agent will provide a lead role in the development, acquisition, disposition (sale), and management of a City-wide property asset management program for the City. The Agent will provide a high level of service to internal customers, supporting other municipal departments, primarily in records management, property asset inventory, and other duties as assigned. Provides administrative support in acquiring, tracking, controlling, and disposing of the City's property assets, including land, in a manner that safeguards and allows for sound management of the public's asset investment. Assists in administering the City's inventory system by assigning property numbers, maintaining associated property, and accounting records in the City's property asset management system, and participating in scheduled/periodic inventories. Identifies, negotiates, and closes the acquisition of real estate for lease or purchase on behalf of the City of Brownsville. COMPETENCIES: Effective Communication Time Management Ethical Practice Problem Solving Analytical Thinking Self-Leadership Customer Service Responsible Trust Self-Awareness Maintain Confidentiality Financial Acumen KEY FUNCTIONS/KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS: Maintains accurate, timely, supported, and complete real property inventory of all real property assets including land, buildings, right-of-way, and structures. Resolves real property reporting discrepancies discovered through the periodic inventory process. Assists with the procurement of new property/asset software. Coordinates and maintains leases after execution, and inputs lease information into database. Assists in the negotiations and preparations of lease/use agreements. Reconciles annual leases, development agreements, and revenue leases. Assist with tenant complaints and works with City's Maintenance Staff to resolve issues. Evaluates and participates in the sale and appraisals of City-owned property. Negotiates the terms, conditions, and special requirements of deeds, easements, title company issues, contracts, law requirements and property inspections. Prepares closing instructions to Title Company and documents, including warranty deed, easement, and release of liens. Prepares appraisal district data on properties, tracts, and owners by researching, compiling, and analyzing data. Consults with City Attorneys, Finance Office, Engineering and Public Works, and other departments. Presents before Boards and Commissions, community groups, and various stakeholders. Responds to inquiries from property owners, outside entities both private and public, boards, commission, upper-level City management and elected officials regarding land issues and investigations; prepares reports on complex claims and complaints. Reviews and performs complex tasks of the work unit which would include negotiating property sales of lease terms; property management agreements; inspecting properties; determining value within appraisal guidelines; confirm signature authority or real estate documents. Performs other related duties as required including work with external consultants (i.e. appraisal company). Education and Experience Requires a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in a field related to the job. Four (4) years of experience in a related field to real estate activities such as buying, selling, mortgage lending, commercial banking/commercial real estate, real estate paralegal experience, property management, or title conveyance. Special Certifications and License Valid Texas Driver's License Valid Texas Commercial Real Estate License required. Independence and Judgement Proficient level of judgement with planning, leading, organizing, recognizing and resolving issues or problems. Initiative and Ingenuity Greater level of knowledge when applying guidelines and interpretation of available options to non-standard situations; division goals drive priorities. Supervisory and Responsibility Does not supervise. Financial Responsibility Does not deal with money. Level and Frequency of Outside Contacts Lots of contact with highly varied groups involving sensitive or difficult interactions that require persuasion and negotiations. Physical Demands Mostly moderate and fairly steady active physical exertion; may require brief periods of heavy muscular exertion, such as standing, lifting, moving, pulling, pushing, etc. Responsibility for Equipment and Property Responsible for use of equipment/property such as office equipment, supplies, etc., which are used in office; use of City vehicle. Working Conditions Frequent travel associated with job; periodic situations that cause stress and tension in the execution of regular duties. Other Requirements The City of Brownsville requires all employees to successfully pass a Drug & Alcohol and a physical examination and a Background Check. ADA Requirements The City of Brownsville is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ADA requires the City to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are invited to discuss accommodations. Benefits The City of Brownsville participates in a generous retirement plan with the Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS). Retirement opportunities are available at 5 years of service at age 60 or 20 years of service at any age. The City has an exceptional employee and family medical, dental and life insurance plan. Employees may also contribute to deferred compensation plans from 457 Equitable and supplemental insurance plans from AFLAC and Colonial Life. Full-time employees have the opportunity to accumulate 10 sick days and 10 annual days per year. Additionally, the City of Brownsville observes 12 holidays annually and two (2) floating holidays. The City of Brownsville believes in the flexibility afforded by Teleworking. EEOC Statements The City of Brownsville does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors. Employment Type: Full Time Years Experience: 3 - 5 years Salary: $63,787 - $75,499 Annual Bonus/Commission: No

Keywords: City of Brownsville, Brownsville , Senior Property Agent, Accounting, Auditing , Brownsville, Texas

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