• Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 05, 2024
Full Time Real Estate
  • Salary: $93,779.04 - $119,695.68 Annually USD

Job Description

Position/Program Information



Open Competitive Job Opportunity

Applications will be accepted starting Monday, March 6, 2023 at 8:00 A.M. (PT)

The examination will remain open until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without prior notice.

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Who We Are
The County of Los Angeles is the largest employer in Southern California with over 112,000 employees across 36 departments and an operating budget of $36 billion. The County provides vital public services as diverse as law enforcement, property assessment, public health protection, water conservation, cultural activities and many more.

The Opportunity
We are pursuing qualified candidates to fill Senior Real Property Agent positions within the Los Angeles County’s Chief Executive Office. The position supervises real property functions such as negotiations and transactions related to the acquisition and management of real property.

Essential Job Functions

Position Responsibilities
  • Supervises a group of Real Property Agents performing negotiations for rights of way, leases, purchase, sale, management, title, escrow, concessions, franchises, or other major phases of real property work.
  • Supervises the preparation of deeds, leases, reconveyances, agreements, maps, and other documents involved in real property transactions and management.
  • Prepares or reviews complex leases, negotiations, or purchases of real property for highways, public building sites, park sites, Flood Control facilities and for other general public purposes.
  • Analyzes and interprets appraisals on complex high value properties to be used in condemnation suits, major leases for County governmental offices, or sale or lease of properties.
  • Supervises the management, operation, and maintenance of properties acquired by the County and the Flood Control District.
  • Appraises real property for the purpose of determining market or fair rental value in the negotiation of leases, rights of way, and excess sales.
  • Prepares recommendations and reports for the Board of Supervisors, governmental agencies and officials.
  • Performs special County-wide or difficult real property management assignments as necessary.
  • Supervises the inspection of or personally inspects alterations being made, or buildings being erected under lease arrangements, to ensure the agreed lessor-lessee specifications are being met.
  • Advises subordinates and representatives of County Counsel on pretrial and trial proceedings and reviews settlements being made during such proceedings.



Option I: G raduation from an accredited* college with a Bachelor's Degree including real estate courses totaling 15 semester units** -and- three (3) years' experience in appraising, acquiring, selling, leasing, or managing real property at the level of Real Property Agent ll***; two (2) years of which must have involved commercial or industrial property.

****One additional year of the required experience involving commercial or industrial property will be accepted for each year of required college provided that 15 semester units of real estate courses have been completed.

Option II: T hree (3) years in facilities project design, development or space management at the level of Real Property Agent II***.

OPTION III: Two (2) years experience performing real property analysis, appraisal, sale, lease, relocation or concession and franchise negotiation for public use as a Real Property Agent II in the County Service.****

A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.

2 - Light: Light physical effort which may include occasional light lifting to a 10 pound limit and some bending, stooping or squatting. Considerable walking may be involved.

*In order to receive credit for the Bachelor's degree and required units in real estate, you must include a legible copy of your OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS with your application at the time of filing or within seven (7) calendar days from application submission. Required documents may be emailed to Foreign studies must be evaluated by an academic credential evaluation agency and deemed to be equivalent to degrees from the United States. (See Accreditation Information under Employment Information). UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS will not be accepted.

** Colleges under the quarter system will be required 23 quarter units.

***Experience at the level of Real Property Agent II is defined as performing real property analysis, appraisal, purchase, sale, leases, relocation, or concession and franchise negotiation for public or County use.

****Applicants who expect to qualify under Option III must hold or have held the payroll title of Real Property Agent II for the County of Los Angeles.

No withholds will be allowed for this examination. Experience, certificate, or degree requirement must be fully met and indicated on the application by the last day of filing.

Out of Class Experience will not be accepted for this examination .

Additional Information

This examination will consists of two (2) parts:

Part I: A multiple choice test weighted 60% measuring:
  • Deductive Reasoning Ability
  • Management Potential
  • Working To High Quality Standards
  • Responsibility; Achievement
  • Willingness to Learn
  • Accepting Others
  • Showing Courtesy
  • Working Relationships
  • Analyzing Information
  • Learning Quickly
  • Compliance With Rules And Regulations
  • Adapting To Change
  • Controlling Emotions
  • Working Energetically

Transfer of Test Responses:
  • Applicants who have taken identical components recently for other exams may have their responses automatically transferred to this examination.
  • This examination contains test components that may be used in the future for new examinations and your test responses may be transferred.
Only those candidates that achieve a passing score of 70% or higher in Part I will advance to Part II.

Part II: An evaluation of Training and Experience weighted 40% measuring:
  • Professional/Technical Knowledge
  • Negotiation
  • Fiscal Responsibility
  • Written Communication
  • Software Skills
Applicants must meet the requirements and achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on all weighted exam parts in order to be placed on the eligible register.

NOTE: All notifications including invitation letters will be sent electronically to the email address provided on the application. It is important that you provide a valid email address. DO NOT select "off" under Email Preferences within your profile or click "unsubscribe" on our notices if you would like the County of Los Angeles to notify you regarding your application status, test schedules, and other important information pertaining to your candidacy for this position.

Please add the following email addresses to your list of approved senders to prevent email notifications from being filtered as spam/junk/clutter mail.

jbento@hr.lacounty .gov

Los Angeles County will not consider claims of not viewing or receiving notification to be a valid reason for late test administration or rescheduling of a test component.

Exam Preparation

Study guides and other test preparation resources are available to help candidates prepare for employment tests. While the guides will help you preparing for the test, we advise you to review all related materials that you deem necessary.

  • An interactive, Online Test Preparation System for taking practice tests may be accessed on the Department of Human Resources website at . Please click on "Find A Job" and then "Job Search Toolkit." Test preparation information is located under the "Employment Test Assistance" section.
  • Additional online practice tests are available at us/practice-tests/ .

Eligibility Information

The names of candidates receiving a passing score in the examination will be placed on the eligible register for a period of six (6) months following the date of promulgation. Applications will be processed on an as-received basis and promulgated to the eligible register accordingly.

Testing Accommodation
If you require an accommodation to fairly compete in any part of the assessment process, you will be given the opportunity to make a request when completing your application. Please note, you may be required to submit documentation from a qualified medical provider or other qualified professional to support your request for a testing accommodation.

Vacancy Information
The resulting eligible register will be used to fill vacancies in the Chief Executive Office as they occur.

Available Shift:


How to Apply
Applications must be submitted online only. We must receive your application before 5:00 p.m. (PT) on the last day of filing. Applications submitted by U.S. Mail, Fax, or in person will not be accepted.

Plan to submit your online application well in advance of the deadline, as you may be required to verify your email address. This only needs to be done once per email address, and if you already have a job seeker account on, you can verify at any time by logging in and following the prompts. This is to enhance the security of your online application and to ensure you do not enter an incorrect email address.

Please make sure you put in the time and effort when filling out your application and supplemental questions completely. The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the Requirements to Qualify as listed on this job posting. Provide any relevant job experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the job. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your job title, beginning and ending dates, number of hours worked per week, and description of work performed. If your application is incomplete, it will be rejected.

All information included in the application materials is subject to verification at any point during the examination and hiring process, including after an appointment has been made. Falsification of any information may result in disqualification or rescission of the appointment. Utilizing verbiage from the Classification Specification and Minimum Requirements serving as your description of duties will not be sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the requirements. Doing so may result in an incomplete application and you may be disqualified.

NO SHARING OF USER ID AND PASSWORD: All applicants must file their application online using their own user ID and password. Using a family member's or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.

COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT PUBLIC LIBRARIES: For applicants who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, you may borrow laptops and Wi-Fi hotspots from some public libraries throughout Los Angeles County to complete job applications.


Anti-Racism, Diversity, and Inclusion (ARDI)
The County of Los Angeles recognizes and affirms that all people are created equal and are entitled to all rights afforded by the Constitution of the United States. The Department of Human Resources is committed to promoting Anti-racism, Diversity, and Inclusion efforts to address the inequalities and disparities amongst race. We support the ARDI Strategic Plan and its goals by improving equality, diversity, and inclusion in recruitment, selection, and employment practices.

COVID-19 Vaccination

All County workforce members must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Successful candidates for this position will be required to submit proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or request an exemption for qualifying medical or religious reasons during the onboarding process. Candidates should not present proof of vaccination until instructed to do so by the hiring department.

Fair Chance Initiative

The County of Los Angeles is a Fair Chance employer. Except for a very limited number of positions, you will not be asked to provide information about a conviction history unless you receive a contingent offer of employment. The County will make an individualized assessment of whether your conviction history has a direct or adverse relationship with the specific duties of the job, and consider potential mitigating factors, including, but not limited to evidence and extent of rehabilitation, recency of the offense(s), and age at the time of the offense(s). If asked to provide information about a conviction history, any convictions or court records which are exempted by a valid court order do not have to be disclosed.
Have any questions about anything listed above? Contact us.

Testing Accommodations Coordinator:
Teletype Phone: (800) 899-4099
Alternate Teletype Phone: (800) 897-0077
California Relay Services Phone: (800) 735-2922

Department Contact Name: Jackie Bento
Department Contact Phone: (213) 948-2932
Department Contact Email: jbento@hr.lacounty .gov

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Closing Date/Time: Continuous

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