Title:  Right of Way Agent III - Property Management

Application Deadline Date:  07/07/2024
Req ID:  48163
Department:  Transportation Agency

Barre, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $22.74


The Agency of Transportation (AOT) is seeking a Right of way Agent to be responsible for the acquisition and management of real property for the Agency. The incumbent will be in charge of drafting leases, licenses, and private crossing agreements for State owned rail and aviation property. Incumbents will manage a project from initial assignment to completion. The position may work with utility companies, municipalities, private companies, or private landowners, and other State and federal Agencies. Duties involve fieldwork, data entry, filing, plan reviews, negotiations, encroachments and surveys.  Assignments will require travel throughout the State, and some evening or overtime work may be required. 


The position will be responsible for the following duties, including, but not limited to:

  • Planning, organizing, and reviewing the work of assigned projects and in the acquisition phases of real property, as well as providing relocation assistance to displaced parties.
  • May supervise negotiations with property owners and personally negotiates with owners when required.
  • Represents Agency at public hearings when required.
  • May present testimony as an expert witness in court appeals.
  • Assists in oversight of property leases and the disposal of excess properties.
  • Provides technical information to owners, local officials, private agencies, and the public.
  • Maintains project logs and prepares reports and special studies as needed.

Who May Apply

This position, Right of Way Agent III (Job Requisition #48163), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Mark FitzGerald at mark.fitzgerald@vermont.gov.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.

Environmental Factors

Work is performed both in office and field settings and involves significant interaction with property owners and local officials. Assignments will require travel throughout the State. Some evening or overtime work is required. Private means of transportation is required. Certain property and relocation projects may evoke strongly differing opinions and emotional reactions.

Minimum Qualifications

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


High School diploma or equivalent AND four (4) years or more 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.