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Title:  Right of Way Agent II - Negotiator

Application Deadline Date:  05/23/2022
Req ID:  30543
Department:  Transportation Agency

Barre, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $19.42


The Agency of Transportation (VTrans) is seeking a Right of Way Agent to work as a Negotiator within the Acquisition Unit of the Right of Way Section. Duties involve 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. The incumbent may assist in preparing and implementing relocation assistance plans for displaced persons or businesses. The ideal candidate will need to have a thorough understanding of the principles of real property valuation. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are a requirement. Knowledge of reading highway plans, land record research, Microsoft products, and OnBase helpful.

The official workstation for this position is Barre, Vermont. There is potential for telework, though it is not a fully remote position. Some field work and work from the Barre office will be required at times.

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Who May Apply

This position, Right of Way Agent II (#30543), 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 II (#30543)
  • Right of Way Agent III (#30801)

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 involving significant interaction with property owners and local officials. Assignments will require travel throughout the State for which private means of transportation is required. Some evening and overtime work is required.

Minimum Qualifications

High School diploma or equivalent AND three (3) or more years of experience in real estate, property management, property administration, or transportation engineering.


Two (2) years or more of full-time college coursework or associates degree in engineering, highway technology, architecture, surveying, public relations, legal studies or real estate AND two (2) years or more of experience in real estate, property management, property administration, or transportation engineering.


One (1) year or more of experience as a Right of Way Agent I.


A valid driver's license is required.

Preferred Qualifications

Prior sales experience helpful but not 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
  • Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • 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.

Nearest Major Market: Barre
Nearest Secondary Market: Montpelier