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Senior Property Acquisitions Officer

Job Title: Senior Property Acquisitions Officer
Contract Type: Full Time
Location: Camden
Industry:
Salary: $91696- $105060 + Superannuation
Start Date: 2020-01-21
Reference: JO-2001-537329
Contact Name: Jessica Abboud
Contact Email: jessica.abboud@talentinternational.com
Job Published: January 21, 2020 10:26

Job Description

Talent International are currently recruiting an experienced Senior Property Acquisitions Officer with great communication and negotiation skills to join a busy and growing team. This position is a permanent position to work for a Local Government organisation based in Oran Park, Camden Region. 

This position is to work for an organisation with endless opportunities, where people choose to work because they are inspired by the chance to shape, influence and grow a community. If you value a challenging, diverse and rapidly evolving working environment which provides the opportunity to make a difference, don't miss this opportunity to be part of something great.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Coordinate property acquisition activities and take carriage of the organisations growth areas projects
  • Ensure compliance with legislative requirements relating to property acquisitions compulsory acquisitions and hardship claims
  • Undertake negotiations in conjunction with Property Services Coordinator and in consultation with relevant stakeholders associated with the organisations acquisition programs including landowners and their advisors
  • Negotiate terms of agreements strategically and in accordance with legislation
  • Ensure that all property matters including road closures, property sales/acquisitions (including LandTax clearance certificates), reclassifications and Roads Act dealings are completed accurately and efficiently
  • Provide expert advice, analysis and support in all property matters including legislative matters as required by the Local Government Act, Real Property Act, Land Acquisition (Just Terms Compensation) Act, Roads Act and related legislation.
  • Participate in strategic discussions within the organisation relating to Growth Areas
  • Participate and deliver strategic purchases for the organisation in liaison with Property Services Coordinator
  • Prepare leases, licences and property related agreements including access agreements with land owners to facilitate works on the land
  • Liaise with internal and external property consultants such as surveyors, valuers, real estate agents and legal representatives
  • Participate in any Court proceedings relating to property acquisitions and hardship claims
  • Navigate Compulsory Acquisition process whilst adhering to Valuer General Guidelines
  • Prepare draft reports and presentations to the organisation, the Executive Leadership Group and or the Senior Management Team all property acquisition, disposal and hardship matters and any other reports related to Council's property acquisition activities
  • Coordinate and assess the valuation of land 
  • Work in liaison with other teams and Directorates to achieve desired outcomes and meet acquisition objectives ensuring for the efficient delivery of facilities and infrastructure within target dates
  • Project Manage acquisitions to meet deadlines, legislative requirements and the organisations Service Level Agreements
  • Provide professional advice to the Property Services Coordinator and Chief Financial Officer
  • Demonstrate a strong customer focus which is accurate, responsive, timely and courteous

Background information / Compatibility requirements:

Essential
  • Relevant Tertiary qualification in Property and/or Property Valuation such as Land Economy, Conveyancing, Diploma or equivalent
  • Registered or Licensed under relevant legislation
  • Demonstrated experience in negotiating complex and sensitive property matters
  • High level understanding of the relevant legislative provisions relative to property including land acquisitions, compulsory acquisitions, hardship claims, purchase and disposal of property
  • Demonstrated experience in reviewing, negotiating and drafting legal instruments relevant to property including sale contracts, leases and licences
  • Excellent verbal and written reporting skills
  • Excellent understanding of property agreements and relevant legislations applicable to these agreements
  • Current Class C drivers licence and ability to inspect property
Desirable
  • Experience in Project Management
  • Experience in compulsory acquisitions in accordance with Land Acquisition (Just Terms Compensation)
  • Local Government experience

If you can successfully demonstrate all the above, then please apply now. For further information, you may contact Jessica Abboud on 02 9223 9855 for a confidential discussion.