Right of Way Document Specialist

Coates Field Service, Inc.
Wichita, KS
Coates Field Service, Inc. is seeking a tech-savvy Data/Document Specialist for an in-house position located in Wichita, Kansas. The successful candidate will report directly to client's office to support the daily operations. Full-Time (40 Hours per week), Monday - Friday.
*Per Diem Available.*

Overview of Duties:

+ Responsible for data maintenance in project database, including generating accurate reports, bulk data manipulation and dissemination. Must know how to execute data merges to external documents using mail merge capabilities

+ Analyzes legal documents to assure that all have been properly executed and notarized

+ Examines right of way files (containing easements, deeds, legal descriptions, permits, agreements, contracts, other documents and correspondence relating to the property) in order to determine issues such as multiple line rights, assignability/abandonment clauses, lease terms, and restrictions

+ Reviews title information and checks accuracy of legal descriptions against maps

+ Analyzes documents in order to prepare database reports involving ownership information, status of acquisition processes, instructions to field crews, history of contacts between Right of Way Agents and landowners, payments made, damage settlements, property values and other pertinent data

+ Identifies problems with title information and refers these to appropriate client representative and/or legal counsel

+ Reviews, interprets, selects documents, and supervises scanning for permanent storage of right of way records

+ Coordinates field office activities with the Field Right of Way Supervisor, Right of Way Agents and other field personnel, subcontractors, landowners, client, vendors, government agencies

Specialized knowledge/education required:

+ Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook, etc.)

+ Understanding of Geographic Information Systems mapping software such as: Google Earth/Pro, Esri, etc.

+ Knowledge of cloud based applications such as OneDrive or similar cloud based applications

+ Knowledge of land and right of way acquisition processes and documentation

+ Knowledge of proper legal document execution practices, such as what signatures are required for trusts, conservatorships, guardianships, estates, etc.

+ Knowledge of due diligence review of right of way files and understanding of assignability and reversionary clauses, restrictions, fractional ownerships, lease payments and terms, and abandonment clauses

+ Ability to plot metes and bounds descriptions of property and read a variety of maps, both electronic and paper

Coates Field Service, Inc. is one of the nation's largest right of way consulting firms and works on behalf of energy transportation companies, electric transmission companies, state, and local governments, and other similarly situated clients.

Benefits offered. Women, minorities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Coates is an EOE.

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Right of Way Agent

Coates Field Service, Inc.
Wichita, KS
Coates Field Service, Inc. is seeking a Right of Way Agent for day-to-day right of way duties for electric distribution and transmission projects. The successful candidate will report directly to our client's office in Wichita, Kansas. Computer literacy and technical skills are necessary for this position. Electric transmission project experience required.
*Per Diem Available.*

Overview of Duties:

+ Contacts landowners throughout the system for a series of acquisition or construction tasks

+ Determine ownership from in-house (client) records and online public records

+ Landowner encroachment mitigation on existing rights of way

+ Explains project 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 project database

+ Secures permission from 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

+ Secures required subordination agreements

+ Obtains maps and tax roll information

+ Secures ownership information from variety of sources

+ Records legal documents in appropriate county offices

+ Provides liaison between landowner and other contractors such as construction crews, inspectors, surveyors, archaeologists

+ Settles damages before, during and after construction

+ Maintains assigned parcel files from beginning to end of project

+ Testifies in condemnation and other proceedings as expert witness

Specialized knowledge/education required:

+ Electric transmission project experience required

+ In-depth knowledge of legal terminology that applies to land acquisition

+ Capable of completing legal documents and forms such as easements and agreements

+ Knowledge of the sequence of processes required to complete acquisition

+ Ability to plot metes and bounds descriptions of property and read a variety of maps, electronic and paper

+ Ability to read and analyze engineering drawings and right of way plans in order to properly explain the taking

+ 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.

+ The further ability to render independent land value judgments and determine when compensation beyond the value outlined in an appraisal is justified

+ Proficient in programs necessary to maintain documentation and produce reports

+ Understands technology of projects well enough to explain and discuss with property owners

+ Skilled in variety of research methods, particularly internet, courthouse and recorded documents

+ Knowledge of how to determine valuations of crops, trees, pastures, etc. for damage settlement

+ Completion of courses relating to current issues and processes, as sanctioned and/or offered by the International Right of Way Association

Coates Field Service, Inc. is one of the nation's largest right of way consulting firms and works on behalf of energy transportation companies, electric transmission companies, state, and local governments, and other similarly situated clients.

Benefits offered. Women, minorities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Coates is an EOE.

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Sr. Right of Way Agent

Coates Field Service, Inc.
Kansas City, MO
Coates is seeking a Sr. Right of Way Agent for day-to-day right of way duties for electric distribution and transmission projects. This embedded position will report directly to our client's office located in Kansas City, MO. Computer literacy and technical skills are necessary for this position.

Candidates must have an active Missouri Real Estate license. Candidates without an active Missouri Real Estate License will not be considered.
*Per Diem Available.*

Overview of Duties:

+ Contacts landowners throughout the system for a series of acquisition or construction tasks

+ Determine ownership from in-house (client) records and online public records

+ Landowner encroachment mitigation on existing rights of way

+ Explains project 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 project database

+ Secures permission from 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

+ Secures required subordination agreements

+ Obtains maps and tax roll information

+ Secures ownership information from variety of sources

+ Records legal documents in appropriate county offices

+ Provides liaison between landowner and other contractors such as construction crews, inspectors, surveyors, archaeologists

+ Settles damages before, during and after construction

+ Maintains assigned parcel files from beginning to end of project

+ May be required to testify in condemnation and other proceedings as expert witness

Specialized knowledge/education required:

+ Active Missouri Real Estate License required

+ Electric transmission project experience preferred

+ In-depth knowledge of legal terminology that applies to land acquisition

+ Capable of completing legal documents and forms such as easements and agreements

+ Knowledge of the sequence of processes required to complete acquisition

+ Ability to plot metes and bounds descriptions of property and read a variety of maps, electronic and paper

+ Ability to read and analyze engineering drawings and right of way plans in order to properly explain the taking

+ 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.

+ The further ability to render independent land value judgments and determine when compensation beyond the value outlined in an appraisal is justified

+ Proficient in programs necessary to maintain documentation and produce reports

+ Understands technology of projects well enough to explain and discuss with property owners

+ Skilled in variety of research methods, particularly internet, courthouse and recorded documents

+ Knowledge of how to determine valuations of crops, trees, pastures, etc. for damage settlement

+ Completion of courses relating to current issues and processes, as sanctioned and/or offered by the International Right of Way Association

Coates Field Service, Inc. is one of the nation's largest right of way consulting firms and works on behalf of energy transportation companies, electric transmission companies, state and local governments, and other similarly situated clients.

Salary is dependent upon experience. Benefits offered.

Women, minorities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Coates is an EOE.

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Data/Document Specialist

Coates Field Service, Inc.
Oklahoma City, OK
Coates Field Service, Inc. is seeking a tech-savvy Data/Document Specialist for an in-house position located in our Oklahoma City, OK Operations Center. Computer literacy and technical skills are necessary for this full-time (40 hours per week), Monday-Friday position. The successful candidate will have advanced computer skills and be well-versed in database entry and reporting, cloud file sharing applications, easement and land acquisition documents, understanding and applying basics of surface title reports, reading and interpreting design plans, and producing accurate deliverables on short notice.
Local candidates encouraged to apply. No per diem available.

Overview of Duties:

+ Responsible for data maintenance in project database, including generating accurate reports, bulk data manipulation and dissemination

+ Analyzes legal documents to assure that all have been properly executed and notarized

+ Examines right of way files (containing easements, deeds, legal descriptions, permits, agreements, contracts, other documents, and correspondence relating to the property) in order to determine issues such as multiple line rights, assignability/abandonment clauses, lease terms, and restrictions

+ Reviews title information to create easements and other land acquisition documents accurately

+ Analyzes documents in order to prepare database reports involving ownership information, status of acquisition processes, instructions to field crews, history of contacts between Right of Way Agents and landowners, payments made, damage settlements, property values and other pertinent data

+ Identifies concerns with title information and refers these to appropriate client representative and/or legal counsel

+ Reviews, interprets, selects documents, and supervises scanning for permanent storage of right of way records

+ Coordinates field office activities with the Field Right of Way Supervisor, Right of Way Agents and other field personnel, subcontractors, landowners, client, vendors, government agencies

Specialized knowledge/education required:

+ Knowledge of land and right of way acquisition processes and documentation

+ Knowledge of proper legal document execution practices, such as what signatures are required for trusts, conservatorships, guardianships, estates, etc.

+ Knowledge of due diligence review of right of way files and understanding of assignability and reversionary clauses, restrictions, fractional ownerships, lease payments and terms, and abandonment clauses

+ Ability to plot metes and bounds descriptions of property and read a variety of maps, both electronic and paper

+ Understanding of Geographic Information Systems mapping software such as: Google Earth/Pro, Esri, etc. beneficial

+ Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook, etc.)

+ Knowledge of cloud-based applications such as OneDrive or similar cloud based applications

Document Specialists typically are attorneys, paralegals, experienced land technicians, college graduates with degrees in business, communications, or related fields, land-men or former right of way and land professionals employed by pipeline, power or communication companies, engineering firms or government agencies specializing in land development. They also have additional training in database and land management software systems and applicable courses provided by the International Right of Way Association. Document Specialists must be confident in making decisions based on their combined knowledge and education.

Coates Field Service, Inc. is one of the nation's largest right of way consulting firms and works on behalf of energy transportation companies, electric transmission companies, state and local governments, and other similarly-situated clients. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States for any employer. No sponsorship is available for this position.

Salary is dependent upon experience. Benefits offered. Coates is an EOE. Minorities, women, and veterans encouraged to apply.

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Right of Way Agent

Coates Field Service, Inc.
Topeka, KS
Coates Field Service, Inc. is seeking a Right of Way Agent for day-to-day right of way duties for electric distribution and transmission projects. The successful candidate will report directly to our client's office in Topeka, Kansas. Computer literacy and technical skills are necessary for this position. Electric transmission project experience required.
*Per Diem Available.*

Overview of Duties:

+ Contacts landowners throughout the system for a series of acquisition or construction tasks

+ Determine ownership from in-house (client) records and online public records

+ Landowner encroachment mitigation on existing rights of way

+ Explains project 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 project database

+ Secures permission from 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

+ Secures required subordination agreements

+ Obtains maps and tax roll information

+ Secures ownership information from variety of sources

+ Records legal documents in appropriate county offices

+ Provides liaison between landowner and other contractors such as construction crews, inspectors, surveyors, archaeologists

+ Settles damages before, during and after construction

+ Maintains assigned parcel files from beginning to end of project

+ Testifies in condemnation and other proceedings as expert witness

Specialized knowledge/education required:

+ Electric transmission project experience required

+ In-depth knowledge of legal terminology that applies to land acquisition

+ Capable of completing legal documents and forms such as easements and agreements

+ Knowledge of the sequence of processes required to complete acquisition

+ Ability to plot metes and bounds descriptions of property and read a variety of maps, electronic and paper

+ Ability to read and analyze engineering drawings and right of way plans in order to properly explain the taking

+ 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.

+ The further ability to render independent land value judgments and determine when compensation beyond the value outlined in an appraisal is justified

+ Proficient in programs necessary to maintain documentation and produce reports

+ Understands technology of projects well enough to explain and discuss with property owners

+ Skilled in variety of research methods, particularly internet, courthouse and recorded documents

+ Knowledge of how to determine valuations of crops, trees, pastures, etc. for damage settlement

+ Completion of courses relating to current issues and processes, as sanctioned and/or offered by the International Right of Way Association

Coates Field Service, Inc. is one of the nation's largest right of way consulting firms and works on behalf of energy transportation companies, electric transmission companies, state, and local governments, and other similarly situated clients.

Benefits offered. Women, minorities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Coates is an EOE.

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Right of Way Document Specialist

Coates Field Service, Inc.
Topeka, KS
Coates Field Service, Inc. is seeking a tech-savvy Data/Document Specialist for an in-house position located in Topeka, Kansas. The successful candidate will report directly to client's office to support the daily operations. Full-Time (40 Hours per week), Monday-Friday.
*Per Diem Available.*

Overview of Duties:

+ Responsible for data maintenance in project database, including generating accurate reports, bulk data manipulation and dissemination. Must know how to execute data merges to external documents using mail merge capabilities

+ Analyzes legal documents to assure that all have been properly executed and notarized

+ Examines right of way files (containing easements, deeds, legal descriptions, permits, agreements, contracts, other documents and correspondence relating to the property) in order to determine issues such as multiple line rights, assignability/abandonment clauses, lease terms, and restrictions

+ Reviews title information and checks accuracy of legal descriptions against maps

+ Analyzes documents in order to prepare database reports involving ownership information, status of acquisition processes, instructions to field crews, history of contacts between Right of Way Agents and landowners, payments made, damage settlements, property values and other pertinent data

+ Identifies problems with title information and refers these to appropriate client representative and/or legal counsel

+ Reviews, interprets, selects documents, and supervises scanning for permanent storage of right of way records

+ Coordinates field office activities with the Field Right of Way Supervisor, Right of Way Agents and other field personnel, subcontractors, landowners, client, vendors, government agencies

Specialized knowledge/education required:

+ Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook, etc.)

+ Understanding of Geographic Information Systems mapping software such as: Google Earth/Pro, Esri, etc.

+ Knowledge of cloud based applications such as OneDrive or similar cloud based applications

+ Knowledge of land and right of way acquisition processes and documentation

+ Knowledge of proper legal document execution practices, such as what signatures are required for trusts, conservatorships, guardianships, estates, etc.

+ Knowledge of due diligence review of right of way files and understanding of assignability and reversionary clauses, restrictions, fractional ownerships, lease payments and terms, and abandonment clauses

+ Ability to plot metes and bounds descriptions of property and read a variety of maps, both electronic and paper

Coates Field Service, Inc. is one of the nation's largest right of way consulting firms and works on behalf of energy transportation companies, electric transmission companies, state and local governments, and other similarly situated clients.

Salary is dependent upon experience. Benefits offered to full-time employees.

Benefits offered. Women, minorities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Coates is an EOE.

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Right of Way Agent

Coates Field Service, Inc.
Remote or Albany, NY
Coates Field Service, Inc. is seeking a Right of Way Agent for electric transmission and distribution right of way project projects. The successful candidate will be well-versed in digital workflows, online title searches, and legal document deconstruction and delivery. The successful candidate will be responsible for day-to-day right of way duties for projects in the following regions in New York: Finger Lakes, Southern Tier, and Mohawk Valley. The position will be primarily a remote position, with frequent travel to various projects.
*Local Candidates to New York Only.*

*No Per Diem Available.*

Overview of Duties:

+ Contacts landowners throughout the system for a series of acquisition or construction tasks

+ Examines right of way files (containing easements, deeds, legal descriptions, permits, agreements, contracts, other documents, and correspondence relating to the property) in order to determine issues such as multiple line rights, assignability/abandonment clauses, lease terms, restrictions

+ Determine ownership from in-house (client) records and online public records

+ Landowner encroachment mitigation on existing rights of way

+ Explains project 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 project database

+ Secures permission from 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

+ Secures required subordination agreements

+ Obtains maps and tax roll information

+ Secures ownership information from variety of sources

+ Records legal documents in appropriate county offices

+ Provides liaison between landowner and other contractors such as construction crews, inspectors, surveyors, archaeologists

+ Settles damages before, during and after construction

+ Maintains assigned parcel files from beginning to end of project

+ May testify in condemnation and other proceedings as expert witness

Specialized knowledge/education required:

+ Electric transmission project experience preferred

+ Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Acrobat

+ In-depth knowledge of legal terminology that applies to land acquisition

+ Capable of completing legal documents and forms such as easements and agreements

+ Knowledge of the sequence of processes required to complete acquisition

+ Ability to plot metes and bounds descriptions of property and read a variety of maps, electronic and paper

+ Ability to read and analyze engineering drawings and right of way plans in order to properly explain the taking

+ 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.

+ The further ability to render independent land value judgments and determine when compensation beyond the value outlined in an appraisal is justified

+ Proficient in programs necessary to maintain documentation and produce reports

+ Understands technology of projects well enough to explain and discuss with property owners

+ Skilled in variety of research methods, particularly internet, courthouse, and recorded documents

+ Knowledge of how to determine valuations of crops, trees, pastures, etc. for damage settlement

+ Completion of courses relating to current issues and processes, as sanctioned and/or offered by the International Right of Way Association, preferred

Coates Field Service, Inc. is one of the nation's largest right of way consulting firms and works on behalf of energy transportation companies, electric transmission companies, state and local governments, and other similarly situated clients.

Salary is dependent upon experience. Benefits offered. Women, minorities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Coates is an EOE.

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Right of Way Agent

Coates Field Service, Inc.
Boston, MA
Coates Field Service, Inc. is seeking Right of Way Agent's experienced with electric transmission and distribution right of way projects. The successful candidate will be responsible for day-to-day right of way duties located near Boston, MA.
*No per diem available. Local candidates only.*

Overview of Duties:

+ Coordinates consultations with local officials, inspectors, and assessors to determine which permits and licenses they will need, and organizes and delivers all the required documents for obtaining permits

+ Contacts landowners throughout the system for a series of acquisition or construction tasks

+ Determine ownership from in-house (client) records and online public records

+ Landowner encroachment mitigation on existing rights of way

+ Explains project 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 project database

+ Secures permission from 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

+ Secures required subordination agreements

+ Obtains maps and tax roll information

+ Secures ownership information from variety of sources

+ Records legal documents in appropriate county offices

+ Provides liaison between landowner and other contractors such as construction crews, inspectors, surveyors, archaeologists

+ Settles damages before, during and after construction

+ Maintains assigned parcel files from beginning to end of project

+ Testifies in condemnation and other proceedings as expert witness

Specialized knowledge/education required:

+ Preference given to candidates with electric transmission experience

+ In-depth knowledge of legal terminology that applies to land acquisition

+ Capable of completing legal documents and forms such as easements and agreements

+ Knowledge of the sequence of processes required to complete acquisition

+ Ability to plot metes and bounds descriptions of property and read a variety of maps, electronic and paper

+ Ability to read and analyze engineering drawings and right of way plans in order to properly explain the taking

+ 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.

+ The further ability to render independent land value judgments and determine when compensation beyond the value outlined in an appraisal is justified

+ Proficient in programs necessary to maintain documentation and produce reports

+ Understands technology of projects well enough to explain and discuss with property owners

+ Skilled in variety of research methods, particularly internet, courthouse and recorded documents

+ Knowledge of how to determine valuations of crops, trees, pastures, etc. for damage settlement

+ Completion of courses relating to current issues and processes, as sanctioned and/or offered by the International Right of Way Association

Benefits Offered to full-time employees. Women, minorities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Coates is an EOE.

Coates Field Service, Inc. is one of the nation's largest right of way consulting firms and works on behalf of energy transportation companies, electric transmission companies, state and local governments, and other energy industry clients.

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Right of Way Agent

Coates Field Service, Inc.
Plattsburgh, NY
Coates Field Service, Inc. is seeking Right of Way Agent's for electric transmission and distribution right of way projects. The successful candidate will be responsible for day-to-day right of way duties located near Plattsburgh, NY.
*No per diem available. Local candidates preferred.*

Overview of Duties:

+ Coordinates consultations with local officials, inspectors, and assessors to determine which permits and licenses they will need, and organizes and delivers all the required documents for obtaining permits

+ Contacts landowners throughout the system for a series of acquisition or construction tasks

+ Determine ownership from in-house (client) records and online public records

+ Landowner encroachment mitigation on existing rights of way

+ Explains project 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 project database

+ Secures permission from 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

+ Secures required subordination agreements

+ Obtains maps and tax roll information

+ Secures ownership information from variety of sources

+ Records legal documents in appropriate county offices

+ Provides liaison between landowner and other contractors such as construction crews, inspectors, surveyors, archaeologists

+ Settles damages before, during and after construction

+ Maintains assigned parcel files from beginning to end of project

+ Testifies in condemnation and other proceedings as expert witness

Specialized knowledge/education required:

+ Preference given to candidates with electric transmission experience

+ In-depth knowledge of legal terminology that applies to land acquisition

+ Capable of completing legal documents and forms such as easements and agreements

+ Knowledge of the sequence of processes required to complete acquisition

+ Ability to plot metes and bounds descriptions of property and read a variety of maps, electronic and paper

+ Ability to read and analyze engineering drawings and right of way plans in order to properly explain the taking

+ 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.

+ The further ability to render independent land value judgments and determine when compensation beyond the value outlined in an appraisal is justified

+ Proficient in programs necessary to maintain documentation and produce reports

+ Understands technology of projects well enough to explain and discuss with property owners

+ Skilled in variety of research methods, particularly internet, courthouse and recorded documents

+ Knowledge of how to determine valuations of crops, trees, pastures, etc. for damage settlement

+ Completion of courses relating to current issues and processes, as sanctioned and/or offered by the International Right of Way Association

Coates Field Service, Inc. is one of the nation's largest right of way consulting firms and works on behalf of energy transportation companies, electric transmission companies, state and local governments, and other energy industry clients.

Benefits Offered. Women, minorities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Coates is an EOE.

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Right of Way Agent

Coates Field Service, Inc.
Binghamton, NY
Coates Field Service, Inc. is seeking Right of Way Agent's experienced with electric transmission and distribution right of way projects. The successful candidate will be responsible for day-to-day right of way duties located near Binghamton, NY.
*No per diem available. Local candidates preferred.*

Overview of Duties:

+ Coordinates consultations with local officials, inspectors, and assessors to determine which permits and licenses they will need, and organizes and delivers all the required documents for obtaining permits

+ Contacts landowners throughout the system for a series of acquisition or construction tasks

+ Determine ownership from in-house (client) records and online public records

+ Landowner encroachment mitigation on existing rights of way

+ Explains project 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 project database

+ Secures permission from 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

+ Secures required subordination agreements

+ Obtains maps and tax roll information

+ Secures ownership information from variety of sources

+ Records legal documents in appropriate county offices

+ Provides liaison between landowner and other contractors such as construction crews, inspectors, surveyors, archaeologists

+ Settles damages before, during and after construction

+ Maintains assigned parcel files from beginning to end of project

+ Testifies in condemnation and other proceedings as expert witness

Specialized knowledge/education required:

+ Preference given to candidates with electric transmission experience

+ In-depth knowledge of legal terminology that applies to land acquisition

+ Capable of completing legal documents and forms such as easements and agreements

+ Knowledge of the sequence of processes required to complete acquisition

+ Ability to plot metes and bounds descriptions of property and read a variety of maps, electronic and paper

+ Ability to read and analyze engineering drawings and right of way plans in order to properly explain the taking

+ 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.

+ The further ability to render independent land value judgments and determine when compensation beyond the value outlined in an appraisal is justified

+ Proficient in programs necessary to maintain documentation and produce reports

+ Understands technology of projects well enough to explain and discuss with property owners

+ Skilled in variety of research methods, particularly internet, courthouse and recorded documents

+ Knowledge of how to determine valuations of crops, trees, pastures, etc. for damage settlement

+ Completion of courses relating to current issues and processes, as sanctioned and/or offered by the International Right of Way Association

Coates Field Service, Inc. is one of the nation's largest right of way consulting firms and works on behalf of energy transportation companies, electric transmission companies, state and local governments, and other energy industry clients.

Benefits Offered. Women, minorities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Coates is an EOE.

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Right of Way Agent

Coates Field Service, Inc.
Remote or Albany, NY

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