Commonstreet Consulting

Right of Way Agent

  • Full Time
Monthly Salary :

Commonstreet Consulting LLC is looking to hire a Right Away Agent. The Right of Way (ROW) Agent will, under supervision, provide acquisition, relocation, property management, and title review/clearance to ensure successful negotiation and acquisition of private property for public use under the Federal Uniform Act.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Acquires real property under the Federal Uniform Act
  • Performs title research and clearance associated with the acquisition process; advanced property and ownership research; and facilitates payments and escrow functions
  • Utilizes understanding of real property appraisals to transparently explain project, documents, processes, ROW plans, and property valuation to owners and/or tenants
  • Prepares administrative settlements and justifications and develops mitigation plans
  • Facilitates the relocation of property owners and their tenants, including commercial businesses, residential owners and occupants, personal property, farms, etc., dependent on scope of work
  • Manages real property acquired for a public entity
  • Reviews acquisition files to ensure there are no outstanding real property issues
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Current Real Estate and Notary Public licenses in Washington
  • Valid Washington driver’s license and an acceptable record
  • Ability to work independently and remotely in various locations inspecting buildings and land, travel throughout the state and the Pacific Northwest, and sit or stand for long periods of time
  • Working knowledge and understanding of right-of-way laws and regulations, including but not limited to Chapters 6, 8, 9, 11, 12, and 13 of the WSDOT ROW Manual and the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisitions Policies Act of 1970 as amended
  • Working knowledge of property legal descriptions, title reports, and instruments of ownership
  • Working knowledge of the connectivity of real estate disciplines (e.g. acquisition, relocation, property management, title, project management, appraisal, etc.)
  • Must demonstrate strong oral and written communication skills, show a high degree of professionalism, and be resourceful and proactive in dealing with obstacles that arise
  • Demonstrated ability to draft administrative settlements and mitigation plans
  • Proficiency with personal computers, Microsoft Office Suite, Google Earth, ArcGIS and data management software
  • Must be well-organized and detail-oriented
  • Ability to prioritize and complete assignments accurately and in a timely manner
  • May require after-hours and weekend work
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check.
  • Maintain confidential nature of communications

Preferred Skills and Education

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
  • Three or more years demonstrated successful negotiation experience in the right of way profession
  • Acquisition and/or relocation experience under the Federal Uniform Act
  • Approved Consultant for WSDOT ROW Services or ability to complete approval process within one year of hire

Additional Notes

When applying for this position, please answer with a resume and cover letter that responds specifically to how your experience will meet our needs, place the title of the job you are applying for in the email subject line, and submit only once per posting.

We are unable to respond to every submission; however, we will keep your resume on file for up to 2 years and will contact you if your experience is a suitable match with one of our upcoming projects. Thank you for your interest and patience!

Commonstreet Consulting, LLC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, sex, ancestry, citizenship status, mental or physical disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, military status, marital status, parental status, pregnancy, political affiliation or belief, or any other protected status.

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