Senior Real Estate Agent (OPEN UNTIL FILLED)

  • 2600 Fresno Street, Fresno, California
  • Jun 25, 2022
Full Time Administration and Management Real Estate
  • Salary: 6262.00 - 7575.00 USD

Job Description

Position Description


The City of Fresno is currently recruiting for a Senior Real Estate Agent. Under general supervision, the incumbent performs difficult appraisal, negotiation, property management and related semi-legal duties in the acquisition and disposition of land, including marketing, appraisal, relocation, and cost analysis. This position plays a primary role in the City's Capital Improvement Program, acquiring necessary rights-of-ways for federal, state and locally funded projects. Incumbents may provide supervision and training to assigned staff.

The ideal candidate should possess the following experience, credentials and/or training:
Appraisal, acquisition, relocation of property rights for eminent domain purposes; Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property acquisition Policies Act and State eminent domain law; Coursework from an accredited college and/or professional organization such as IRWA or the Appraisal Institute including: Appraisal of Partial Acquisitions, Principles of Real Estate Appraisal, Easement Valuation, Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practices, Communication in Real Estate Acquisition, Reading Property Descriptions, Eminent Domain Law, Legal Aspects of Easements, Relocation Assistance, Business Relocation, Mobile Homes Relocation and Advanced Relocation Assistance; Professional Designations, such as SR/WA Designation or MAI Designation;
Real Estate Brokers License or Real Estate Sales License;
Certification for Real Estate Appraisers as issued by the Office of Real Estate Appraisers

The current vacancy exists in the in the Department of Public Works. Immediate and future vacancies will be filled from this eligible list for a period of three (3) months from the date the eligible list is created, with the option of extending that period for up to a maximum of two years at the City's discretion. If the examination process is suspended for this recruitment, the eligible list may be limited to three (3) months.

Conditions of Employment

All newly hired and current City employees are required to comply with Administrative Order 6-30, Employee Covid-19 Safety Protocols. For more information, please visit: Personnel Services | Policies and MOU's (

Pay,Benefits, & Work Schedule

UUNIT 13 Classification: City of Fresno Professional Employees Association (CFPEA)

3% salary increase, effective June 19, 2023

RETIREMENT: Fresno City Retirement System, one of the best funded public systems in the state. Reciprocity with other public California systems. The City does not participate in Social Security. Vested in Retirement benefits after 5 years of service.
HEALTH INSURANCE: The City contributes toward monthly premiums for PPO medical, dental and vision for employee and dependents.
FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNT: IRS 125 Plan for health and dependent care expenses.
DEFERRED COMPENSATION: Increase your retirement savings with The City's 457 plan.
ANNUAL LEAVE: 15.5 hours per month
MANAGEMENT LEAVE: 60 hours per fiscal year
HOLIDAYS: Ten (10) City-observed annual holidays plus birthday and two (2) personal days.
LIFE INSURANCE: Benefit equal to annual salary; premium paid by The City of Fresno.
LONG-TERM DISABILITY: Benefit equal to 66.66% of monthly salary up to $7,500 per month after 30 days of disability; premium paid by The City.

Additional information regarding the City of Fresno benefits is available at

Deferred Retirement Option Program (DROP)
DROP is an optional, voluntary program that allows you to have your retirement benefits deposited in a special savings account within your Retirement System all while you continue to work for the City of Fresno.
To participate you must be at least age 50 with 5 years of service
Benefits include:
Ownership of DROP account monies
Compound interest earnings
Alternative distribution options

The Requirements

These are entrance requirements to the competitive examination and do not assure a place on the eligible list. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications on or before the posted filing deadline in order to qualify.

TO QUALIFY, an applicant must have:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in business administration, public administration, economics, or closely related field; AND
Three (3) years of experience in the appraisal of, and negotiation for the acquisition, disposition of land improvements and property rights. Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.

If qualifying with a degree or accredited college or university credits, please attach a copy of the degree or transcripts. Applications lacking this documentation will be rejected.

Possession of a valid California Driver's License is required at time of appointment. Candidates considered for hire must provide proof of a valid driver's license and current copy of their driving record.

Eligibles certified for consideration for hire will be required to successfully pass a Department interview and a Department of Justice fingerprint prior to employment with the City of Fresno.

How To Apply

APPLICANTS MUST COMPLETE AN ON-LINE APPLICATION. PLEASE VISIT WWW.FRESNO.GOV/JOBS TO APPLY. For information on how to complete an on-line application, please view "Instruction Guide" on the City's website, Personnel Services Career Opportunities page, or call (559) 621-6950 for assistance. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed employment application.

ALL CORRESPONDENCE regarding this recruitment and exam process will be sent via e-mail. All applicants will acknowledge such understanding when they complete their on-line application. Verify we have your correct e-mail address before you submit your application. It is an applicant's responsibility to check their email frequently to ensure they receive all pertinent communication from the Personnel Services Department on a timely basis. Applicants will receive an automatically generated confirmation e-mail upon a successful application submittal. The e-mail is the only proof of submittal.

It is an applicant's responsibility to check their email account and to ensure it is set up to accept emails from the City of Fresno. Dependent upon your settings, notices from the City of Fresno may be directed to the junk mail or spam folders. It is the applicant's responsibility to check these folders.

Applications must be submitted by midnight on the filing deadline or they will not be accepted for any reason. FOR THIS RECRUITMENT, IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT PERMANENT FRESNO CITY EMPLOYEES APPLY THROUGH PEOPLESOFT SELF SERVICE.

Selection Process

The selection process may consist of the following:

APPLICATION REVIEW - Qualifying Only: Applications submitted will be reviewed and a limited number of the most qualified candidates may be invited to the oral examination. The selection will be based upon those applications which demonstrate the greatest breadth and depth of applicable education, experience, skills and training. Therefore, applicants are urged to submit sufficiently detailed information in their application materials for a proper evaluation.

ORAL EXAM - 100%: A panel of subject matter experts will conduct a job-related Oral Examination which may evaluate each candidate's knowledge in the methods of appraisal of land and buildings, rules and regulations related to redevelopment activities, preparing comprehensive reports, and maintaining effective working relationships or other topics related to a candidate's training, experience and qualifications for the position of Senior Real Estate Agent. Candidates must achieve a passing score to qualify for the eligible list.

Candidates must achieve a passing score to qualify for the eligible list.

The Oral Exam date is tentatively scheduled for week of: To Be Determined.

Veteran Preference Regulations

Qualified veterans who pass the examination may obtain five (5) additional points.
Candidates applying for veteran's preference are required to submit a copy of their DD214 with their application during the specified filing period. Evidence must be presented to indicate that the candidate was discharged honorably from the military service. Veterans, including City employees, must resubmit proof of honorable service for every examination for which veteran's preference credit is requested.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The City of Fresno is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Should you need a special accommodation due to a qualifying disability, please contact the Personnel Service Department at (559) 621-6950 in advance of the examination.

Closing Date/Time: 09/07/2022

Remote-eligible (Remote work is a type of flexible working arrangement that allows an employee to work from remote location)


Job Address

2600 Fresno Street, Fresno, California 93721 United States View Map