Under the general guidance and direction of the Senior Manager, Property and Legal Services, the Property Agent is responsible for the ongoing coordination and support in the management of TRCA owned and managed lands and real estate assets. Specifically, this position provides support in the case of routine or less complex proposals, leadership of programs relating to acquisitions and disposals and the coordination and negotiation of transactions, contracts and land use and management agreements. It also encompasses the management of external consultants including, but not limited to, legal, survey, appraisal, environmental and construction professionals. The position’s objective is to ensure senior leadership are informed of ongoing negotiations, environmental conditions, and risks relating to projects and provide appropriate recommendations.
- Supports routine land acquisition and management programs and projects as set out in the property and risk management work plan. This involves, but is not limited to:
- Negotiating agreements;
- Requesting and reviewing external consultant reports;
- Preparing reports for senior management and board;
- Communicating updates to senior management and makes strategic recommendations, where appropriate;
- Liaising with internal departments to review and comment on routine or non-complex initiatives; and
- Ensuring stakeholders are aware and understand and corporate directions and initiatives.
- Participates in community and fundraising activities related to land acquisition and management.
- Develops effective relationships with partners and agencies such as the Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust, Nature Conservancy of Canada, partner Municipalities, etc. ensuring engagement, cooperation and collaboration necessary to fulfill the Greenlands Acquisition Project and other objectives.
- Encourages internal and external stakeholders to participate in high priority TRCA projects.
- Maintains regular and direct involvement in corporate projects and high priority objectives.
- Supports and leads routine ongoing program and project requirements.
- Reviews and assesses opportunities and risks associated with ongoing initiatives or programs.
- Manages and coordinates routine program requirements and oversees a wide variety of internal and external asset use and management.
- Executes diligence in reviewing, circulating, considering and recommending directions or actions.
- Ensures compliance and conformity with internal policies including but not limited to Encroachment, Land Sale, Contaminated Sites, etc. and external regulations and requirements.
- Supports multi-year goals and project requirements using tact and demonstrating a high degree of problem solving.
- Coordinates and participates with stakeholders and funding partners to support ongoing land acquisition and management priorities.
- Oversees and manages the coordination of external contract work activities.
- Reviews and analyzes reports for accuracy and assesses any risks or opportunities.
- Manages consultants to ensure that they follow all relevant corporate policies and procedures.
- Undertakes professional development to maintain awareness and knowledge of current practices or issues.
- Performs other duties as assigned or required in accordance with departmental, divisional and/or corporate objectives.
- Post-secondary school degree or diploma in real estate, appraisal, planning, law or related disciplines.
- Minimum of 5-7 years of experience related to real estate, appraisal, planning, or legal.
- Valid Driver’s License.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Demonstrated ability to read and interpret legislation, applicable to areas under review and to ascertain compliance;
- Leadership skills, ability to influence others, manage change;
- Advanced project management, time management and organizational skills;
- Ability to collaborate on opportunities and creatively problem solve;
- Excellent oral and written communication including presentation skills;
- Advanced negotiation and stakeholder relations skills. Demonstrated ability to communicate complex and politically sensitive information;
- Demonstrated skills and understanding in land securement, disposition, leasing and valuation;
- Thorough knowledge of all Legislation governing TRCA activities and related regulations.
To apply to this posting, click on the “Apply” icon. Please submit your resume and cover letter quoting job posting # TRCA-178-19 prior to midnight on May 29, 2019.
While TRCA thanks all applicants for their interest, only those under consideration will be contacted for interviews. Please be advised successful incumbent(s) who are not presently permanent TRCA employees may be required to undergo a vulnerable sector and/or driver's abstract check.
TRCA is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive workplace. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds, allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and TRCA’s Accommodation Policy, accommodation will be provided at any point throughout the hiring process, provided the candidate makes their accommodation needs known to the Authority. We welcome applications from all qualified persons.