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Avista Utilities Real Estate Manager in Spokane, Washington


Closes: May 13, 2021Salary: DOQ

Job DescriptionLeads the Real Estate team in challenging and fast-paced work to secure all rights-of-way and property. Provides direction and strategic leadership to Real Estate team, and leads coordination with key departments across the utility. Manages and directs all real estate activity for the utility, including rights-of-way via easement or permit, purchases, sales, leases, highway franchises, real estate record management, title investigations, and corporate mortgage documentation. Provides excellent customer service to internal and external customers and stakeholders. The manager may lead specific projects as well as provide leadership. Seeks out and applies best management practices for real estate work.

RequirementsBachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Real Estate or a compatible field. Demonstrated capacity in real estate-related areas, such as rights-of-way acquisition and appraisal. Working knowledge of property management, including renting, leasing and tenant relations. Experience in property-related negotiations. 7+ years of experience in right-of-way negotiations/acquisitions or related areas preferred. Strong leadership capabilities including team building. Utility experience desirable. Other combinations of education and experience may be considered.

To Apply

Complete an online application and attach your resume and cover letter to your profile. All documents must be attached to your application at the time of submitting your application for review. No documents can be attached after you click "Submit".

Pre-employment screening requirementsEmployment is contingent upon the successful completion of a drug test, background check and motor vehicle records review.

Avista’s Commitment to Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Avista is committed to the goal of Equal Opportunity Employment and Affirmative Action. All qualified applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, age, sensory, mental or physical disability (unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification), Veteran status or any other classification protected by nondiscrimination law.

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The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)