County Of Sonoma

Santa Rosa , CA
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APOSD Acquisitions Specialist

County Of Sonoma
Santa Rosa, CA Full-time
Posted on April 6, 2019

APOSD Acquisitions Specialist

$6,442 - $7,828/Monthly 

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience: Any combination of education and work experience which would provide an opportunity to acquire the knowledge and abilities listed herein. Normally, this would include a Bachelor's degree, or equivalent, with coursework in real estate, environmental studies, land use, conservation, natural resource planning, agriculture, geography, ecology or a related field, and three years increasingly responsible experience in land conservation, natural resource protection, parks, or another similar field that includes significant public contact and project management. Coursework or experience with GIS and experience with a public agency or nonprofit land trust are highly desirable.

License: Possession of a valid driver's license at the appropriate level including special endorsements, as required by the State of California, may be required depending upon assignment to perform the essential job functions of the position.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Working knowledge of: principles and practices of land conservation and acquisition; conservation easements, real estate agreements, contracts, and other property related documents; principles and practices of project management; negotiation techniques and strategies; written and oral communication including English grammar, vocabulary, mechanics, syntax, composition; use of computers and software applications.

Knowledge of: principles and practices of real estate, title, land use planning, ecology, grant management, and agriculture; legal description standards; the use of GIS, GPS, and related software and hardware to collect data, perform analyses, and prepare maps and reports; pertinent federal, state, and local laws and ordinances related to land use, planning, zoning, and natural resource protection.

Ability to: manage acquisition projects and initiatives; structure and negotiate complex land acquisition agreements; understand and interpret title reports, maps, contracts, legal descriptions, deed restrictions, and other real estate documents; research and analyze data and develop effective courses of action; evaluate land appraisals; present technical ideas and concepts graphically and visually; establish and maintain effective relationships with those encountered in the course of work; perform analytical work carefully and accurately; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; make presentations before a variety of audiences, including boards and citizens' groups; use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy, procedural, and legal guidelines; use computers and software; use GIS, GPS, and related software and hardware to collect data, perform analyses, and prepare maps and reports.