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Senior Real Property Officer - Real Estate Division, Office of City Administrator (4142)

Recruitment: RTF0128819-01000064

Published: November 19, 2022

Accepting applications until: November 29, 2022


Bree Santiago -
Connie Poon -
Stella Choi -

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Department: City Administrator
Job class: 4142-Senior Real Property Officer
Salary range: $135,382.00 - $164,528.00
Role type: Temporary Provisional Permanent Civil Service What does this mean?
Hours: Full-time
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Role description

Appointment Type: Temporary Provisional. This is not a permanent appointment. A provisional appointee must participate and be successful in a Civil Service examination for this classification and be selected through an open competitive process in order to be considered for permanent appointment. Provisional appointments may not exceed three (3) years.

Application Opening:  Friday, November 18, 2022
Application Deadline:  No earlier than Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Compensation: $63.5000 - $77.1750 (hourly) / $132,080 - $160,524 (annual)

Recruitment ID: TPV-4142-128820

Under general direction, the Senior Real Property Officer supervises real property officers in the performance of technical appraisal and negotiation work in connection with the acquisition, lease or sale of real property; and may be assigned the responsibility for a major land acquisition or lease project.

The Senior Real Property Officer is responsible for carrying out, interpreting, and coordinating existing policies, methods, and procedures of the Real Estate Department in the acquisition, management and leasing of real estate for various City agencies; preparing difficult appraisals in determining fair market value; committing an agency or department to expenditures of large amounts of money for real estate related activities, making personal contacts with departmental representatives and the general public involving discussion, explanation, and interpretation of policies; preparing, checking, and reviewing detailed and complex technical real property records and reports; and the overall supervision of the preparation and analysis of technical records, reports, and documents dealing with property acquisition, sale and leasing activities and functions.

Essential Functions

  1. Plans, schedules and supervises the work of Real Property Officers engaged in appraisals, negotiations and other related duties for the leasing, acquisition or sale of property or property rights; may train subordinate real property officers in departmental procedures, including instruction on the Administrative Code and City Charter.
  2. Personally appraises and negotiates complex acquisitions and lease agreements; assists subordinate agents in the more difficult appraisal and negotiation assignments; coordinates and implements the public bid process for public bidding on the sale, lease or development of City real property, supervises the handling of escrow and instructions to title companies.
  3. Engages the services of independent appraisers, outside consultants and other real estate experts; reviews and correlates these reports; may appear as an expert witness in cases involving the determination of fair market value.
  4. Reviews land titles and title reports in order to clear imperfect titles.
  5. Supervises the preparation of reports for presentation to officers of other City departments on matters regarding the acquisition, lease or sale of real property rights related to departmental activities.
  6. Prepares resolutions, ordinances, deeds and other documents necessary to implement the acquisition, lease or sale of real property.
  7. Supervises the preparation and maintenance of departmental records, reports, files and statistics relative to City-owned property.
  8. Confers with City Attorney, engineers, architects, and outside consultants in the conduct of all of the above.
  9. Other related duties as assigned.

How to qualify

Possession of a Baccalaureate degree from an accredited four (4)-year college or university with courses in real estate law, property appraisal, economics, finance and or statistics; AND

Five (5) years of verifiable experience in the appraisal, purchase, lease and sale of real property as a right-of-way agent, property officer or real estate appraiser with a public agency, a real estate appraiser, a commercial property manager or a commercial real estate broker or agent. Residential and multi-unit residential experience only will not qualify you for this examination is not qualifying.

License and Certification:
Possession of a valid California Class C driver's license.

Additional experience as described above may be substituted for the required degree on a year-for-year basis (up to a maximum of two (2) years). Thirty (30) semester units or forty-five (45) quarter units equal one year.

Verification: Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point in the application and/or departmental selection process. Written verification (proof) of qualifying experience must verify that the applicant meets the minimum qualifications stated on the announcement. Written verification must be submitted on employer’s official letterhead, specifying name of employee, dates of employment, types of employment (part-time/full-time), job title(s), description of duties performed, and the verification must be signed by the employer. City employees will receive credit for the duties of the class to which they are appointed. Credit for experience obtained outside of the employee’s class will be allowed only if recorded in accordance with the provisions of the Civil Service Commission Rules. Experience claimed in self-employment must be supported by documents verifying income, earnings, business license and experience comparable to the minimum qualifications of the position. Copies of income tax papers or other documents listing occupations and total earnings must be submitted. If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at

Note: Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.

What else should I know?

How to Apply:  Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit and begin the application process.

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NOTE:  Make sure your application and any attachments to the application submitted at the time of filing are complete and accurate and include details on all experience, education, training and other information that qualifies you for this recruitment.  Failure to submit a complete and accurate application at the time of filing may result in your ineligibility for this recruitment or inability to receive full credit for scoring purposes.  Any new information concerning work experience, education, training and other information that is submitted after the filing deadline may not be used for scoring or considered to determine whether you meet the minimum qualifications. Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores.

Late or incomplete submissions will not be considered. Mailed, hand-delivered or faxed documents/applications will not be accepted.

Applicants may be contacted by email about this recruitment and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date. Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter. To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses (,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, and

Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file. Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records. Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received.

Contact Information: If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact Senior Human Resources Analyst, Stella Choi at

Selection Procedure:  The selection process will include evaluation of applications in relation to minimum requirements. Depending on the number of applicants, the Department may establish and implement additional screening mechanisms to comparatively evaluation qualifications of candidates. If this becomes necessary, only those applicants whose qualifications most closely meet the needs of the Department will be invited for an interview.

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed to advance through all of the steps in the selection process.

Terms of Announcement:  Applicants must be guided solely by the provisions of this announcement, including requirements, time periods and other particulars, except when superseded by federal, state or local laws, rules or regulations. Clerical errors may be corrected by the posting the correction on the Department of Human Resources website at

Additional Information Regarding Employment with the City and County of San Francisco:

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:  All City and County of San Francisco employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Someone is fully vaccinated when 14 days have passed since they received the final dose of a two-shot vaccine or a dose of a one-shot vaccine. Any new hire must present proof of full vaccination status to be appointed. Any new hire who will be routinely assigned or occasionally enter High-Risk Settings, must provide proof of having received a COVID-19 booster vaccine by March 1, 2022, or once eligible.

The City and County of San Francisco encourages women, minorities and persons with disabilities to apply. Applicants will be considered regardless of their sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (associated with cancer, a history of cancer, or genetic characteristics), HIV/AIDS status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, or other protected category under the law.