Title:  Right of Way Agent I

Application Deadline Date:  04/23/2024
Req ID:  49568
Department:  Transportation Agency

Barre, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $18.37


The Agency of Transportation (VTrans) is seeking a Right of Way Agent for a position within the Acquisition Unit of the Right of Way Section. Duties involve researching highway right-of-way, title research, valuing land, leases and licenses, and negotiating work for the acquisition of real property needed to construct or maintain transportation infrastructure. Work is performed in the office and in the field, including in-person meetings with property owners and research in Town Clerk's Offices. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are a requirement. Knowledge of reading highway plans, land record research, Microsoft products, and OnBase helpful.

The main offices are located in Barre City, and the position may be eligible for telework, though it is not a fully remote position.

Who May Apply

This position, Right of Way Agent I (Job Requisition #49568), is open to all State employees and external applicants.

Please Note: This position is being recruited at multiple levels. If you would like to be considered for more than one level, you MUST apply to the specific Job Requisition. 

  • Right of Way Agent I (Job Requisition #49568)
  • Right of Way Agent II (Job Requisition #49509)

If you would like more information about this position, please contact Jeff Blanchard at jeff.blanchard@vermont.gov.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.

Environmental Factors

Work is performed in both a standard office setting and in the field. Private means of transportation must be available for fieldwork, as assignments will require travel throughout the State. Some evening and overtime work is required. Interaction with property owners and town and city clerks is a constant feature of the class role.

Minimum Qualifications

Two (2) years or more of full-time college coursework in engineering, highway technology, architecture, surveying, public relations, legal or real estate.


High school diploma or equivalent AND two (2) years or more at or above an apprentice level in real estate, property management, property administration, or transportation engineering.

Special Requirements

A valid driver's license is required.

Total Compensation

As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:

  • 80% State paid medical premium and a dental plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan
  • State Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FMLI)
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Flexible spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

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Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. The State’s employment decisions are merit-based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden.