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Right of Way Agent

Company: Olsson Associates
Location: Joplin
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Olsson is seeking an experienced Right of Way Agent to support various operations/maintenance projects located near Joplin, MO. Computer literacy and technical skills are necessary for this position. The agent would negotiate rights of way for clients in the Joplin, MO; Springfield, MO; Tulsa, OK; and Fayetteville, AR areas. Certain projects could be power line construction and access, substation construction, and temporary construction and access. The ideal candidate would have an active Missouri Real Estate license.

Overview of Responsibilities:

  • Contacts landowners throughout the system for a series of acquisition or construction tasks
  • Coordinates permitting/leases, applications, and renewals through governmental agencies
  • Explains projects related to power line construction and other related construction activities to landowners and answers their questions
  • Documents all contact with landowners (mail, telephone, e-mail, personal visits)
  • Assimilates contact information and project activities, enters details into the project database
  • Secures permission from the landowner for various types of surveys and studies on and across public or private lands
  • Negotiates for option agreements, easements, tenant's consents, access, temporary construction, and related agreements
  • Maintains assigned parcel files from beginning to end of project

Overview of Qualifications:

  • Must have active notary public or ability to receive - Missouri preferred
  • Active Missouri Real Estate License preferred
  • In-depth knowledge of legal terminology that applies to land acquisition
  • Experience with permitting, leases, applications, and renewals
  • Capable of completing legal documents and forms such as easements and agreements
  • Knowledge of the sequence of processes required to complete acquisition
  • Ability to read and analyze engineering drawings and right of way plans in order to properly explain the taking
  • Working knowledge of KMZ files and mapping programs
  • The ability to read, understand and communicate property valuation information to landowners, as contained in formal real estate appraisals prepared by professional state-certified appraisers
  • Understands technology of projects well enough to explain and discuss with property owners
  • Skilled in a variety of research methods, particularly internet, courthouse, and recorded documents
  • Knowledge of how to determine valuations of crops, trees, pastures, etc. for damage settlement a plus
  • Bilingual in Spanish a plus

Olsson is a nationally recognized, employee-owned firm specializing in planning and design, engineering, field services, environmental, and technology. Founded in 1956 on the very mindset that drives us today, we're here to improve communities by making them more sustainable, better connected, and more efficient. Simply put, we work to leave the world better than we found it.

As an Olsson employee, you'll receive our traditional benefits package (health care, vision, dental, paid time off, etc.), plus you'll:

  • Become an owner in the company after your first year through our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
  • Engage in work that has a positive impact in communities
  • Receive an excellent 401(k) match
  • Participate in a wellness program promoting balanced lifestyles
  • Benefit from a bonus system that rewards performance
  • Have the possibility for flexible work arrangements

Olsson is an EEO employer. We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran and disabled candidates to apply and be considered for open positions. We do not discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender, disability, age, or military status.


Keywords: Olsson Associates, Joplin , Right of Way Agent, Other , Joplin, Missouri

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