The Building People
Requisition Number: 2018-063
Job Title: Realty Technician
City: Phoenix
State: AZ

Company Description

The Building People is a recognized leader in real estate facilities services. Our global organization delivers total lifecycle solutions for clients that integrate technology, buildings, and people to solve today's complex challenges for building owners, occupiers and stakeholders. We empower our clients to maximize the workplace experience and reduce costs without sacrificing quality and reliability. Our strategy leads clients towards the future of facilities through a connected real estate model that propagates new norms to deliver organizational efficiency, sustainability, and savings.

Realty Technician

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Description/Job Summary

The Building People has a need for a full-time Realty Technician IV supporting the Engineering and Construction Division for the Western Area Power Administration, Desert Southwest Regional Office. The employee will provide technical support services and perform the following duties and tasks:
  • Reviews design plans and specifications for conformance with WAPA’s transmission line right-of-ways and interaction with other right-of-ways and reports back to the DSW Lands personnel regarding any potential safety hazards, clearance problems or operation/maintenance obstructions. Documents all conflicts within the transmission line right-of-ways to include any proposed recommendations on required modifications to the specifications to eliminate the conflict(s).
  • May be required to meet with landowners and/or representatives of State, county, railroad, oil, gas, electric utilities and irrigation districts to describe various planned transmission line projects.
  • Assists in the preparation of contracts, easements and supporting documents to acquire land rights for the Government contract negotiator. The Contractor Realty Specialists are not authorized to modify the terms and conditions of any contract, nor direct additional work, nor waive any requirements of the contract or to settle any claim or dispute on behalf of the Government.
  • Conducts research to obtain land ownership information via computer systems and/or by visiting various county courthouses within the service area to obtain this information. Uses the information to assist in the preparation and/or modification of legal descriptions, tract plats and ownership maps.
  • Assists in periodic real property reviews to assure the proper maintenance of an inventory record of DSW lands and land rights are current.
  •  May coordinate and attend various meetings in the office or field with entities involved in projects that impact WAPA’s facilities.
Knowledge and experience required:
  • Five (5) plus years of working in a Lands/Realty group for a utility (as a Realty Specialist).
  • General knowledge of utility construction practices.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft® Office applications.

Required Education

High School Graduate or Equivalent


Work Location: Maricopa County, Arizona, WAPA Desert South West Regional Office. There are some instances when a position may be dispatched to other locations for site visits or longer periods as deemed necessary.

Competitive benefits include: 

  • Medical & Rx
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Life Insurance/AD&D
  • Long Term Disability
  • Paid Time Off
  • Holiday Pay

All positions require a background check after acceptance of our offer. The selected candidate will be eligible to begin employment before the background check has been finalized.  However, continued employment will be contingent upon the results of your reference/background check from The Building People, LLC.  Your position may require special credentialing, clearance, and access as a condition of employment.  In the event the government or client does not sponsor or approve your clearance, it may result in termination of your employment. 

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We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

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