Job Code Pay Scale Group Pay Scale Type Bargaining Unit Civil Service or Non-Civil Service Last Executive Board Change Executive Board Change History
17290 09 ST B3 C 695-06 04/09/2012
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04/09/2012 17290


DEFINITION: This is managerial work directing the statewide activities of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission’s public access, real estate, and conservation of properties programs.

The employee in this job directs the statewide activities for the planning, acquisition, and management of public access and real estate projects; the management of real property assets; the development of partnerships with public and private organizations for acquiring and securing long term public access to the Commonwealth’s waterways for fishing and boating opportunities; and the conservation of lands, waterways, and habitats for jurisdictional species. Work includes directing a professional and technical staff engaged in public access, real estate and land acquisition, and property services activities. Work is performed under the general direction of an administrative supervisor and is reviewed for overall program effectiveness and adherence to applicable laws, regulations, and policies.

EXAMPLES OF WORK: Plans, organizes, and directs the review, processing, and negotiation of all options and executing contracts for land acquisition and public access for the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.

Develops, administers, and reviews program operating budgets and prepares annual budgets and re-budgets.

Negotiates complicated real estate transactions involving leasing, land purchases, easements, and rights-of-way.

Reviews, develops, and recommends standards, priorities, policies, and procedures concerning public access and real estate transactions.

Develops and implements programs and strategies for public access or property asset management initiatives and long term funding strategies to accomplish such initiatives.

Administers various grant programs designed for the acquisition and enhancement of public access, land conservation, and recreational fishing and boating facilities.

Recommends land purchases and exchanges, in consultation with agency legal counsel.

Oversees the contacting of landowners to secure land purchase or public access contracts.

Administers the sale or demolition of obsolete buildings as authorized by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.

Oversees the contracting for certified, independent appraisers when purchases are federally funded.

Reviews title reports and objections.

Collaborates with legal counsel in the performance of duties associated with land titles, surveys, buildings, public access, and in lieu of tax payments.

Administers and reviews right-of-way applications.

Approves leases and agreements authorized by the Fish and Boat Code.

Performs the full range of supervisory duties.

The employee in this job may participate in the performance of subordinates’ work consistent with operational or organizational requirements.

Performs related work as required.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of real estate acquisition.

Knowledge of the principles and practices of real property appraisal as related to acquiring property for public use.

Knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration.

Knowledge of negotiation techniques applicable to real estate transactions.

Ability to read and interpret written materials.

Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

Ability to communicate effectively orally.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: Four years of experience in professional real estate work, including two years of supervisory experience; and a bachelor’s degree;


An equivalent combination of experience and training that includes two years of professional real estate supervisory experience.