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Right of Way Agent

Posted: 09/09/2022

Job Summary

Coordinates and secures the acquisition of property in easements and fee titles necessary for highway construction projects. This is technical work conducting negotiations, deeds, and other documents from property owners for land to be used in County improvements.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

These examples of typical duties do not include all possible tasks for this classification and do not limit the assignment of related tasks. Regular attendance according to the department's approved work schedule is required for all Sherburne County positions.

  • Orders appraisals and provides information to contracted appraiser.
  • Consults with property owners and conducts negotiations for securing the direct purchase of property and settlement of damage claims.
  • Consults with engineering/design regarding possible additional damages to property being acquired.
  • Provides technical assistance to County Attorney's Office in the matter of eminent domain proceedings.
  • Maintain records of all acquisitions.
  • Vacate any right of way that is no longer required in conjunction with the acquisition process.
  • Order title work and determine what interests have to be cleared and determine how to best accomplish.
  • Follow County policy, state statutes, and federal regulations in all acquisitions.
  • Provide Right of Way interests (width) for the general public and other entities.


Minimum Qualifications

Associate's Degree in Civil Engineering Technology, Surveying, Real Estate, Appraisal; and 3 years' relevant work experience in related fields (or an equivalent combination of education and experience).

Must have valid MN driver's license.

Supplemental Information

Interviews will be held Thursday, October 6, 2022. Candidates will be contacted via email in which you used to apply.

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