RIGHT-OF-WAY AGENT III – Commonwealth of Kentucky – Pike County, KY

Pike County

35 – Transportation Cabinet

Pay Grade 14 (MIN-MID) $35,246.40 – $46,690.80 yearly at 37.5 hour work week OR $37,596.00 – $49,803.60 yearly at 40 hour work week

Characteristics of the Job :

Under direction performs the more complicated work in two or more of the following program areas; appraisal negotiation,relocation assistance, replacement housing, or property management for complex and difficult highway rights-of-way parcels; and performs other duties as required.

Minimum Requirement – Education :

Graduate of a college or university with a bachelor’s degree.

Minimum Requirement – Experience :

Must have three years of experience (under the laws of eminent domain) in highway rights of way appraisal, negotiations, property management and/or relocation assistance.

Substitute Education for Experience :


Substitute Experience for Education :

Under the laws of eminent domain (exercising the right of condemnation), broad experience in at least one of the following areas will substitute for the required education on a year-for-year basis: 1. Professional duties of research for and preparation of documented appraisals (value of property, land, structures and improvements) through the Appraisal Process which are then approved for right of way acquisition; 2. Initiating and conducting problem solving negotiations including details of appraisal and offer with owner leading to approved settlements or condemnation; 3. Initiating and providing relocation assistance including but not limited to reimbursement of moving expenses, replacement housing computations and re-establishment expenses to displaced persons, businesses or non-profit organizations; 4. Handling the disposal of improvements and environmental clean up on properties which may include carcinogenic or hazardous materials. (Eminent domain is the right of government to take or to authorize the taking of private property for public use, just compensation usually being given to the owner).

Special Requirements :

Must possess a valid driver’s license at time of appointment in this classification.
Must maintain any required licensure(s), certification(s), or other credentials for the length of employment in this classification. Employing agency is responsible for ensuring employee possess and maintains required licensure(s), certification(s) or other credentials.

Post Employment Requirements :

Must maintain a valid driver’s license for the length of employment in this classification.

Department/Division/Branch/Address :

Department of Highways
District 12
Right-of-Way Section
109 Loraine Street
Pikeville, KY 41501

Agency Contact email and/or telephone number :

Mary Westfall-Holbrook at (606) 433-7791 or MaryW.Holbrook@ky.gov

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Position Type :

Full-time Merit (18A)

Work Schedule :

1st Shift

Vacancy Type :

Promotional – Open Only To State Merit Employees

FLSA Designation

NON-EXEMPT – The position(s) is/are not exempt from FLSA requirements for time and a half overtime compensation. The employee(s) will earn time and a half for time worked in excess of 40 hours per work week.

Work Week :

37.5 hr/wk

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Probationary Period :

This job has an initial and promotional probationary period of 6 months. For additional information refer to: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/kar/101/001/325.htm.

Description of Job Duties

Performs complex negotiations and/or functions within assigned Right of Way area. Reviews appraisals of properties for proper procedure, adequate documentation and proper evaluation. Negotiates for complex acquisitions requiring high level of coordination and assists other agents and units in documentation, support and training. Reports on project status and provides documentation for project clearance. Works with property owners to explain acquisition process and make offer. Delivers acquisition and/or relocation assistance checks, assists in closing, and obtains release of mortgages and liens. Submits parcel batches to Central Office for payment or condemnation. Documents and gathers data to support voluntary conveyances and/or condemnation actions. Reviews condemnation cases with District Attorney. Serves as expert witness in court cases involving right of way.

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Typical Working Conditions :

Work typically involves extensive contact with the public. Work typically involves extensive contact with the public.

Unique Physical Requirements :

Walking over rough and hilly terrain may be required.

Additional Requirements :

Upon appointment, employees in this class may be required to maintain a valid driver’s license and required to drive a licensed vehicle. This status may be necessary for the length of time in this class. If this is necessary it will be listed in the specific position description for that position. Applicants and employees in this classification may be required to submit to a drug screening test and background check. Applicants and employees in positions which perform job duties that may require contact with offenders in the custody or supervision of the Department of Corrections or with youth in the care, custody, or supervision of the Department of Juvenile Justice must meet qualifications pursuant to the federal Prison Rape Elimination Act, 28 C.F.R.115.17 and 115.317.

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