Chief of Land Acquisition – East Bay Regional Park District

Annual salary range: $147,679.92 to $188,427.12 DOE DOQ

Application deadline: Friday, September 29, 2023.

The East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) contains 73 parks, 55 miles of San Francisco and Delta shorelines, 1,330 miles of park trails, and a regional green trail transportation network of 250 miles of paved trails all within its 126,000 acres, making it the largest regional Park District in the United States. The EBRPD has a diverse portfolio of parks, from shorelines, lakes, mountains, forests, wilderness areas, swim facilities, golf courses, and cultural sites. These parks reach across two counties, which include 33 urban cities.

The East Bay Regional Park District Acquisition, Stewardship & Development Division is based out of Park District headquarters in Oakland California. The division is comprised of approximately 90 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees, has a $28 million operating budget, and manages these four distinct departments. The Land Acquisition department develops and implements strategies to acquire and preserve significant biologic, geologic, scenic, recreational, and historic properties, and resources, and to improve public access to parks and trails in accordance with the District’s Master Plan.

The Chief of Land Acquisition is under the direction of the Assistant General Manager of Acquisition, Stewardship & Development. This position directs and oversees the work of the Land Acquisition unit to ensure the District’s ongoing series of land acquisitions are made in a manner which is efficient, timely, according to plan, and in all ways proper. The Chief of Land Acquisition works with the public regarding common boundary line issues, easement rights as they affect land and other real property issues, and with department staff in the development of negotiation goals and strategies.

Candidates shall have a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in degree in a related area such as: business, real estate, finance, etc., or an unrelated degree supplemented by equivalent related course work or training; and six (6) years of experience in one or several related capacities such as: real estate law, real estate finance, land acquisition, acquisition planning, right-of-way work, etc. At least three of the six years should be of professional-level status in this field and include supervision of staff.

For additional information about this position, please contact:

Kylie Wilson
CPS HR Consulting
[email protected]

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