Right of Way Agent - New York Metropolitan area
New York, NY 
Posted 21 days ago
Job Description
Job Type
Exemption Type
New York City, NY 10001 US (Primary)
Industry Professional
Job Description

Picture yourself in an amazing work environment surrounded by a vibrant team that is not only there to challenge and support you, but also will inspire you every day! Leadership is transparent, flexibility is key, and autonomy is part of the job. At ORC, diversity matters, voices are heard, and leadership shows they care. The candidate must reside in the New York Metropolitan area and will work primarily at the ORC office in Manhattan for Metropolitan Transportation Authority projects, although some remote work may be allowable based upon field activity and office coverage.Expenses and mileage reimbursed based on travel needs.

What you will be doing:

As a Right of Way Agent, you will provide relocation assistance services guided by the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970 and per project guidelinesand regulations, for federally funded road projects and private utility companiesthroughout the right-of-way project lifecycle in support of the Project Manager (PM), or members of the project team. This includes preparing real estate documents, performing basic property research for ownership and boundary information, and communicating with property owners and their representatives for the relocations. You will be responsible for performinggeneral administrativework including but not limited to preparing legal documents, reports and correspondence, attending meetings, entering and retrieving computer data, copying and filing documents for file management, verbal and written communications with customers, customer service and related functions. Future responsibilities may include the acquisition of real property, and likely extend to other projects and clients in NYC boroughs and areas surrounding New York City (i.e., Long Island, lower Hudson Valley).

We are looking for someone who:

  • Manages deadlines and prioritizeseffectively.
  • Has a responsible and organized approach to work.
  • Is approachable and comfortable interacting with people from all walks of life.
  • Communicates clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Is a problem solver with attention to detail and strong negotiation skills.
  • Works independently and as part of a team.

What we are offering:

  • Generous base pay -$80,000-$105,000/year dependingon experience
  • Health, dental, and vision benefits
  • 401K and disability coverage
  • PTO, sick time, and holidays
  • Tuition reimbursement and professional training
  • Recognition programs, growth opportunities, and a family-friendly atmosphere
  • Stable and steady work

Here are the minimum Requirements:

  • Minimum of two (2)years of experienceperforming relocations and acquisitions under a structured local, state or federal program
  • Experience utilizingthe Uniform Relocation Act
  • Must be proficient with MS Office Suite, specifically Excel, Word, Outlook, and Dropbox
  • Must have an iOS or Android smartphone to be able to access ORC's systems
  • Valid Driver's License

Per diemand Relocation not provided

ORCis one of America's most respected right-of-way acquisition firms. Our services not only include providing outsourced right-of-way services to public agencies, but also electric transmission, oil and gas pipelines, fiber optic, and sewer and water infrastructure. We are excited to be part of the renewable energy forefront for wind and solar projects.

Employees must avoid any relationship or activity that might impair, or even appear to impair, their ability to make objective and fair decisions when performing their jobs. To avoid conflicts of interest, employees are prohibited from performing any services for clients or perceived clients during nonworking time that are normally performed by ORC, including the sale of real estate.

Physical Requirements: English language proficient. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to clearly communicate and exchange information in person, via phone and email. Substantial repetitive movements of the wrists, hands and/or fingers due to high computer usage and typing. Expected to spend long spans of time in front of a computer screen. Able to read, understand and interpret department related documents and data. The employee is required to move about inside the office to access files, office equipment and to interact with other members of the staff. This role requires the employee to occasionally travel to meet with clients or vendors which involves time driving; sometimes for long durations. While meeting with clients and vendors, will need to be outdoors traversing different types of landscapes. May be exposed to the elements (heat, rain, snow, cold).

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Ranked #663 and #1191 on the Inc. 5000 - Fastest Growing Private Companies for two Consecutive Years

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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
2 years
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