The East Bay Regional Park District is a system of beautiful parklands and trails in Alameda and Contra Costa counties to the east of San Francisco. Established in 1934, the Park District is the oldest and largest regional park system in the United States, managing over 122,000 acres of parkland within 73 regional parks, and encompassing over 1,300 miles of trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding and nature learning. The Land Acquisition Department plays a pivotal role in expanding this park system to preserve the unique and special landscapes of the region and provide an array of recreational and environmental education opportunities for all East Bay communities. We have a great opportunity for a highly motivated individual with experience in real estate transactional work to join our team. If this sounds like you, please apply today!
Vacancy Situation: The Park District currently has one Management Analyst* vacancy located at the Administrative Headquarters at 2950 Peralta Oaks Court in Oakland, California. Please note that teleworking for some or all of the hours may be required due to COVID-19 restrictions. The hiring pools established as a result of this recruitment will be used to fill the current vacancy and any additional vacancies that may occur during the one -year life of the hiring pools.
*This Management Analyst position is assigned to the Land Acquisition Department within the Acquisition, Stewardship and Development Division.
What You'll Be Doing: The Management Analyst asigned to the Land Acquisition departments performs a variety of work in all aspects of real estate transactions involving the acquisition of land and other real property rights including easements, leases, licenses, operating agreements and other land management arrangements through purchase, dedication, exchange, condemnation and other means for public park, recreational trail, and open space preservation purposes. Under general supervision from the Chief of Land Acquisition, this position is assigned to manage and/or serve as the principal negotiator for the most complex real property acquisition projects and land use agreement negotiations.
The Management Analyst assigned to the Land Acquisition department provides lead review and technical and functional project direction over junior staff as assigned, and assists the Chief in supervising, motivating, developing and evaluating staff.
We're Looking For Someone Who:
Is conversant in all aspects of real estate transactions including negotiating and drafting transactional agreements, obtaining and reviewing complex property appraisals, performing title review and due diligence functions, and coordinating with all parties involved in the escrow and closing process.
Is self-directed and able to manage several projects concurrently and move them forward to completion.
Has strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to exercise initiative, tact, and independent judgment.
Has experience in real property acquisition and/or right-of-way work involving public land management agencies or private land conservation organizations.
A Few Reasons Why You May Love This Job:
Opportunity to work on a wide variety of projects ranging from the East Bay's urbanized shoreline to the open landscapes and rural communities in East County and the Delta.
Contributing your own tangible legacy to the Park District's mission.
Excellent benefits including medical, dental, tuition reimbursement, a retirement pension through California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), and one week per year of Management Administrative Leave in addition to accrued vacation (prorated in year one depending on the date of hire).
Respect: We honor each other, the park users we serve, and the land we steward
Resilience: We creatively adapt to change. We address challenges with empathy, perspective, and determination.
Relationships: Our greatest strength lies in the trust, accountability, and teamwork we cultivate with our colleagues, partners, and the public we serve.
Responsiveness: We communicate openly, honestly, and reliably.
Transparency: We hold the public's trust through meaningful stakeholder engagement and unfettered access to timely and reliable information on decisions and performance.
Manages programs and work plans; analyzes, creates, recommends, implements, and manages new or revised programs, workflows, systems, program evaluation, policies, procedures, and methods of operation to address internal priorities and other significant needs; update and revise policies, procedures, and manuals accordingly.
Conducts analytical studies/surveys and provides recommendations on procedural, administrative, fiscal, asset management, organizational, management systems, personnel, and other related management problems;
Leads special projects that are high level and complex in nature which may include: establishing and monitoring timelines; prepares requests for proposals; selecting consultants; ensuring compliance; monitoring project budgets; and tracking project results.
Provides lead review in real estate research, valuation, and document drafting;
Provides lead technical and functional project direction;
Assists senior and executive management staff in the preparation of the divisions annual operating and capital budgets; lead the development, coordination, and monitoring of the department budget; analyzes costs; prepares a variety of fiscal, administrative, and management reports.
Prepares and presents factual and statistical data and makes recommendations in written, graphic, and oral form; Compiles, analyzes, interprets, and tracks complex data and determines pertinent issues and trends
Makes presentations of study findings and recommendations to department and District management and the District's Board of Directors and sub-committees, as the assignment requires;
Conducts and reviews all staff reports related to the Board, sub-committees, liaisons, and other formal public meetings for accuracy and adherence to District policies and procedures;
Interviews and consults with District officials and employees, representatives from other organizations and groups, and the general public to provide and/or secure necessary information;
Assists, drafts, or reviews responses to complaints or other public or media inquiries regarding District operations or policy issues;
Manages the most complex interdisciplinary and interdivisional projects for the District involving real property rights; depending on assignment, position may require the ability to train others in work procedures and the ability to plan, assign, review and evaluate the work of others;
Assists management staff in supervising, motivating, developing and evaluating staff; represents the District in interdepartmental, community, and professional meetings, trainings, and/or events as required; make presentations as necessary.
Performs related duties as assigned.
Education: A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in public or business administration, real estate, economics, or closely related field depending on area of assignment;
Experience: Four years of increasingly responsible professional experience in one of the following areas: land and other real estate right-of-way acquisition and disposition, valuation, document drafting and negotiation that includes significant contact with principals, senior management and decision makers or complex financial and/or data analysis; budget development, program or contract management and evaluation; policy development or organizational management; and report writing. Substitution: An equivalent combination of education and experience.
Principles, practices, and trends of public and business administration;
One or more functional responsibilities generally associated with an administrative and personnel management staff service;
Basic governmental functions and organization.
Thorough knowledge of real estate law, title, appraisal, negotiation, finance and related planning and environmental issues;
Advanced written and verbal communication skills requiring minimum direction and editing and at a level appropriate for dissemination to the public, executive management, and elected officials;
Project management skills including the ability to meet deadlines and set priorities;
Apply statistical methods to management analysis;
Effectively interview at all organizational levels of public or private agencies.
Gather, interpret, analyze, evaluate and present a variety of management analysis data;
Persuade, justify, and project consequences of decisions and/or recommendations;
Plan, coordinate, and initiate action necessary to implement recommendations;
Work under minimal supervision;
Apply the technical skill level required.
Establish and maintain positive and cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work at all levels, including a culturally diverse general public, with a focus on quality service to internal and external customers.
All responsibilities and duties must be performed in a confidential and tactful manner utilizing a good judgment.
Effectively contribute to the Park District's Equal Employment Policy objectives.
Conditions of Employment:
The individual chosen for hire must be able to pass a Level 1 background check which includes: employment history verification, employee reference check, education or certificate verification, Department of Justice fingerprinting, and criminal history review.
Possession of a valid Class C California Driver's License is a condition of initial and continued employment.
In addition to the regular work schedule, this position may require to work unusual hours, nights, weekends, holidays.
Application materials for this position consist of two (2) required parts:
A current East Bay Regional Park District application submitted online, and
Completed supplemental questions.
Apply prior to the closing time of the job announcement and allow at least one (1) hour to submit your application if you are a new user to the system. If you have previously applied on GovernmentJobs.com, please take care to update your existing profile. Applications are accepted online only. Our online application system is provided by NeoGov. If you encounter problems while applying online, please contact NeoGov Help Desk toll-free at (855) 524-5627.
Notification: All applicants will be notified of the disposition of their application via email, generally within two to three weeks after the closing date. You may also sign in to your GovernmentJobs.com account to view your current application status and notifications.
Salary Range: The appointment for this vacancy will be between salary Steps A through C of the salary range. Selection Process: The application materials for all applicants meeting the minimum qualifications will be reviewed by a screening panel to select the best qualified for testing or interview. The District reserves the right to set up a written test, performance test, and/or other assessment procedures before or after the interview process. Possession of minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview or invitation to test. Pursuant to the Federal Immigration and Reform Act of 1986, all applicants who are hired will be required to provide proof of identity and appropriate work authorization documents prior to commencement of employment.
Management Designation: This position is in the Management group and is exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (i.e. is not eligible for overtime); in addition to the regular work schedule, this position may require availability to work evenings and/or weekends. The probationary period for this position is one year.
Special Testing Arrangements: If you require special arrangements due to a verified disability or medical condition, please contact the Human Resources Department at (510) 544-2154.
Tentative Date of Examination(s): Late March 2021
Equal Opportunity Employer: The East Bay Regional Park District, as an equal employment opportunity employer, encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.
Telecommuting is allowed.
About East Bay Regional Parks District
The East Bay Regional Park District is a system of beautiful public parks and trails in Alameda and Contra Costa counties on the eastern side of the San Francisco Bay.The East Bay Regional Park District will preserve a priceless heritage of natural and cultural resources open space, parks and trails for the future and will set aside park areas for enjoyment and healthful recreation for generations to come. An environmental ethic guides us in all that we do.