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Ministry of Transportation
Transportation Infrastructure Management Division / Design and Engineering Branch
Thunder Bay
Job Term:
1 Permanent
Job Code:
01002 - Real Estate Officer 2
$1,288.66 - $1,576.80 Per Week*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Are you seeking a challenging opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge of the real estate industry? Bring your valuable skills to the Ministry of Transportation's Property Section Team where you will perform all aspects of appraisal, negotiations and land management activities related to the acquisition and disposal of real estate for public purposes.

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What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role you will:

• Negotiate to purchase property and recommend appropriate compensation settlements
• Recommend and produce documents required to initiate expropriation proceedings according to ministry procedures
• Carry out property management activities including disposing surplus land, leasing and coordinating property maintenance repairs
• Prepare and / or review detailed property appraisals and reports
• Work in a multi-disciplinary team environment
• Procure and manage consultants and contractors to carry out services on behalf of the ministry
• Demonstrate expertise in real estate matters of a technical nature including legal, appraisal and negotiations
• Review and interpret legal descriptions, engineering drawings, surveys, plans and other related documentation

How do I qualify?


You have:
• Valid class 'G' driver's licence or equivalent, as recognized by the Province of Ontario
• Oral French language skills at the advanced level.

Real Estate Knowledge

You have:
• Knowledge of the theories, principles and practices of appraisals, negotiations, disposal and land management activities
• Experience in acquiring, managing and disposing property rights
• Ability to interpret and apply the Expropriations Act, and have knowledge of other relevant statues and regulations (e.g., Public Transportation and Highway Improvement Act, Planning Act, Environmental Assessment Act, Environmental Protection Act, Residential Tenancies Act, Registry Act, Land Titles Act, Surveys Act)

Technical Skills

You have:
• Ability to read, interpret and understand legal descriptions, survey plans, engineering drawings and directives, guidelines, reports, letters, memos
• Ability to review and prepare property appraisal reports, agreements and other related technical and legal documentation
• Mathematical skills to adjust comparable sales properties, calculate claims and appropriate compensation
• Comprehension and investigative skills to review correspondence and reports, define and research the issues and make recommendations on course of action
• Problem- solving and analytical skills to resolve contentious issues

Communication and Interpersonal Skills

You have:
• Oral and written communication skills to resolve issues with property owners and/or their legal representatives
• Interpersonal skills to build and maintain effective working relationships
• Communication skills to effectively discuss and explain procedures and documents to property owners and to produce detailed reports and submissions

Computer Skills

You are:
• Proficient with MS Office and database applications

Additional Information:

  • 1 Bilingual Permanent, 615 James St S, Thunder Bay, North Region
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Consulting and Planning
Posted on:
Friday, November 20, 2020
  • This ad is also available in French.
  • Less qualified applicants may be considered on an underfill basis.
  • The information that you provide for the purpose of this competition and the results from this competition may be used to fill other positions. These positions may be of various tenures including short-term assignments. Your information and the results from this competition will be retained for the purpose of filling vacancies in accordance with the applicable collective agreement or policy provisions.

Please be advised that the results of this competition may be used to form an eligibility list of qualified candidates to potentially fill future vacancies represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). In accordance with the Collective Agreement, eligibility lists are shared with OPSEU representatives. By applying to this competition, you are providing consent that your name may be shared with OPSEU representatives.
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Remember: The deadline to apply is Friday, December 11, 2020 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

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