State of Massachusetts Area Supervisor in Arlington, Massachusetts

*About MassDOT*


At MassDOT, transportation is not about roads and bridges, or trains and buses – it is about people. Our mission begins with customers - individuals, businesses, municipalities, and regional transit agencies. We support programs and projects that deliver a high return on investment. We partner with municipalities, public agencies, and private sector businesses. MassDOT supports the economic, quality of life, and environmental goals of the Commonwealth.


_Position Summary_

Incumbents of positions in this series review and/or conduct appraisals; provide technical assistance on such matters as land takings, relocation of businesses and homeowners, etc.; make on-site visits of properties and structures; conduct research at various sources of property data; respond to inquiries from land owners and others; negotiate with landowners; and perform related work as required. The basic purpose of this work is to perform a variety of activities including property appraisal and relocation assistance in connection with real property acquisition by state government.

_ Duties and Responsibilities_

  1. Coordinate and direct project and negotiation activities within the district ROW office, and provide recommendations on courses of action to be taken.

  2. Supervise the work and performance of other ROW Agents as directed.

  3. Evaluate and foster supervised staff according to EPRS guidelines.

  4. Establish and develop rapport with the property owner(s); document, in detail, all owner contact.

  5. Obtain assessment and zoning data from municipalities, retrieve documents from registries of deeds, and make other preliminary investigations of subject properties.

  6. Review title abstracts.

  7. Compile case information in physical and electronic formats.

  8. Prepare various departmental forms, parcel sketches, land agreements and obtain appropriate signatures.

  9. Interview property owners and tenants; explain the takings and the reasons for the acquisitions.

  10. Brief interviewees on the right of way process and explain their rights.

  11. Ensure adherence to project deadlines and monitor accuracy and completeness of all case information.

  12. Provide information at public hearings/meetings and answer inquiries from other MassDOT offices.

  13. Assist other sections within the ROW Bureau as required.

  14. Provide instruction to other staff.

  15. Cover staffing deficiencies in all districts as required.

  16. Maintain a close working relationship with the District Highway Director

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Felis DePina, Human Resource Generalist, at 857-368-8516.

This requisition will remain open until filled; however, first consideration will be given those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.

Minimum Entrance Requirements:

Applicants must have at least (A) five (5) years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, experience in the field of real estate, the major duties of which included sales, appraisal, property management, assessment, leasing, conveyancing or right of way work, of which (B) at least two years was in an administrative or supervisory capacity, or (C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.


I. An Associate's or higher degree with a major in real estate may be substituted for a maximum of two years of the required experience.*

*Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.

Note: No substitutions will be permitted for the required (B) experience.

Applicants must have a background in real estate and property management. Must have supervisory experience and writing skills.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Class D Motor Vehicle Operator's License is required.

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

For purpose of bargaining unit designation, Unit 6 is equivalent to MassDOT Unit D.

Job: *Administrative Services

Organization: *Massachusetts Department of Transportation

Title: Area Supervisor

Location: Massachusetts-Arlington-519 Appleton Street

Requisition ID: 180003GZ