Led by a Board of Directors made up of elected officials from each of the 24 cities and towns and the five county supervisorial districts, San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (SBCTA) staff is focused primarily on freeway, interchange, and transit enhancements to the region that first and foremost benefit the taxpayer of San Bernardino County. Coupling that effort with various non-transportation related objectives from the Council of Governments role of the agency brings the mission of providing quality of life improvements to the residents, business operators, and commuters of our region to the forefront.
For more than four decades, SBCTA (previously known as SANBAG) has taken pride in delivering on its commitment to the voters through the implementation of Measure I. This half-cent sales tax that generates transportation dollars that are from the region and for the region is a critical element in the agency's goal to keep people and goods moving effectively. SBCTA calls the historic San Bernardino Santa Fe Depot home. Our headquarters not only positions the agency in the heart of the county, but is symbolic of our longstanding commitment to transportation.
ABOUT THE JOB Under general direction, performs varied management, program, and budgetary analysis related to SBCTA’s rail property including but not limited to, managing right-of-use agreements (licenses, leases, and right of entries) and associated fees, maintenance of rail property GIS maps, functioning as a liaison between property owners and SBCTA, coordinating with project delivery team property acquisition activities, performing research on matters of right-of-way, and working with on-call real property service consultants; and performs related work as required.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives general supervision from the Right of Way Manager. May exercise functional and technical direction over professional staff as needed.
CLASS CHARACTERISTICS This is a single-position classification providing advanced professional and technical administrative assistance in administering SBCTA’s railroad right of way and property right of use agreements. The Right Of Way Specialist works closely with the Right of Way Manager under limited supervision and is expected to be able to work independently, apply well developed technical and analytical knowledge and exercise judgment and initiative serving the agency’s mission. This class is distinguished from the Right of Way Manager in that the Right of Way Manager has overall responsibility for the property management and maintenance of way functions of the Transit and Rail Department.
EXAMPLES OF TYPICAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Management reserves the rights to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.
Generate, track, and monitor right of use documentation such as notices to property owners, licenses, leases, and agreements that generate revenue.
Work in coordination with the Finance Department to identify methods for tracking and collecting fees that are due.
Work in coordination with Risk Management, Procurement and the Clerk of the Board to ensure new, amended and terminated agreements are properly documented and filed with the respective departments.
Provide input on issues relating to property management including excess property matters.
Coordinate with the work of consultants and contractor teams relating to railroad right-of-way efforts.
Assist in development of appraisal of property rights, land acquisition, and management activities.
Work in coordination with a variety of public and private agencies such as Metrolink, cities, railroads, etc.
Attend and make presentations at SBCTA committee meetings as well as attend and provide input for other public meetings in order to address right-of-way issues.
Research and respond to inquiries and requests in support of management staff.
Provide input in the development and standardization of procedures and methods to improve and monitor the success of assigned programs and identify opportunities for improvement.
Assist in the Development of requests for proposal and qualifications for professional services related to right-of-way as well as participate in the evaluation and negotiation process.
Monitor consultant contracts for compliance with SBCTA policies and project budgets, review and update contract deliverables, coordinate reviews, track billings, and resolve discrepancies.
Support preparation of resolutions for abandonment, extinguishment, property purchase, and sale.
Prepare real property exhibits, including use of GIS data and applications.
Maintain records and files pertaining to the right of way.
Assist in the maintenance of GIS resources pertaining to SBCTA owned property managed by Transit and Rail Programs.
Perform field inspections/audits of uses and encroachments upon SBCTA owned property.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Theories, principles, and practices of appraisal, asset/property management and real estate acquisitions and leasing.
Applicable local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations governing right-of-way, acquisition, appraisal, leasing, relocation and related compensation, and disposition of surplus real property, etc.
Concepts, methods and techniques for appraising property and establishing market value.
Methods and techniques for property recordation and property records search.
Project management methods and techniques.
Record keeping and file maintenance principles and procedures.
Business and personal computers, and standard software applications.
Effective and concise written and verbal communications.
Representing the agency and speaking before the public.
Using computer software programs including word processing, database, and spreadsheet applications.
Use of specialized GIS applications, including ability to generate maps and exhibits.
Working independently, exercising good judgment, and prioritizing tasks.
Read and review legal documents and legal descriptions.
Analyzing situations, identify problems, and recommending solutions.
Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with employees, public officials, private organizations and businesses, government agency representatives, and the public.
Education and/or Experience: Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:
Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in Engineering, Business, Public Administration, Real Estate or a closely related field and at least three (3) years of progressively responsible analytical or administrative experience in management of real property for public use and/or negotiating the leasing and management of properties for commercial revenue or public use.
Licenses and Certifications:
Real estate and property management licenses/certifications are desired.
Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California Driver’s License and proof of automobile liability insurance by time of appointment.
Position may require pre-employment background investigation, physical and drug test.
Additional Salary Information: Plus benefits
Internal Number: 2020-00013
About San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (SBCTA)
San Bernardino County Transportation Authority, known as SBCTA, is the transportation planning agency for San Bernardino County. SBCTA is responsible for cooperative regional planning and furthering an efficient multi-modal transportation system countywide. SBCTA serves the 2.1 million residents of San Bernardino County.
As the County Transportation Commission, SBCTA supports freeway construction projects, regional and local road improvements, train and bus transportation, railroad crossings, call boxes, ridesharing, congestion management efforts and long-term planning studies. SBCTA administers Measure I, the half-cent transportation sales tax approved by county voters in 1989.