Assistant Right-of-Way Agent

Recruitment #041017-MAEB01-550800

Summary Statement

This is an entry level position responsible for performing the negotiations to acquire property for the department's capital construction projects throughout the state.  The duties include preparation of cases, conducting negotiations with owners, relocation of real property, valuing real estate and other related actions.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.

  • Assists Right-of-Way agents in compiling property information from public records.
  • Assists in preparation of scale drawings of land and improvements from field measurements and deed descriptions.
  • Assists in collecting and tabulating data on real estate sales, rentals and associated costs and compilation of data for eminent domain proceedings.
  • Assists in the inspection of real property and the inventory of items to be involved in acquisition or relocation.
  • Inspects state owned properties for proper maintenance and identification of encroachments.
  • Learns to interpret plans and perform uncomplicated appraisals, negotiations and relocations.
  • Learns procedures for real property conveyancing.
  • Assists in the clearance of improvements from the right-of-way and disposition of surplus state properties.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Assistant Right-of-Way Agent
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Knowledge of real estate such as appraisal, law, real property acquisition, property management or title examination.
  2. Knowledge of blueprints, property and technical drawings.
  3. Knowledge of math such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, percentages, or decimals.
  4. Knowledge of narrative report writing.

Conditions of Hire

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.  DelDOT does not provide employment-based sponsorship.

Pre-employment Drug Testing:  Upon a conditional offer, you must undergo pre-employment drug testing as part of the hiring process.


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Selection Process

The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position.  It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties.  For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content.   Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements. 

Once you have submitted your application on-line, all future correspondence related to your application will be sent via email.  Please keep your contact information current.  You may also view all correspondence sent to you by the State of Delaware in the “My Applications” tab at


Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process.  To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance.  The State of Delaware – An Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.