Real Estate Manager

Carrboro, North Carolina, United States


(Administrative Manager II)

Salary may be negotiable within the range listed above, based on position requirements and successful candidate's qualifications, subject to appropriate authorization.

This recruitment is being held to establish a County Promotional Eligible List to fill current and future Administrative Manager II positions within CEO Real Estate. Only current County of Orange employees (Including Extra Help and Limited Term employees) may apply. This eligible list may also be used to fill positions in similar and/or lower-level classifications throughout the County of Orange.
Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply immediately, as this recruitment will close on Thursday, August 9, 2022 at 11:59pm (PST).


CEO Real Estate function provides real estate services, analysis, and counsel to County departments, agencies, and special districts including lease and license transactions, lease administration services, acquisition and sale transactions, public/private partnership transactions, valuation, infrastructure and land development services. CEO Real Estate is directed by the Chief Real Estate Officer.


CEO Real Estate has exciting opportunities to work with a dynamic and innovative real estate group as Real Estate Managers providing real estate services to the County of Orange's diverse agencies and residents. This recruitment is for a Real Estate Manager who will be responsible for performing complex functions relating to administration, transactions and property management, as well as creating an eligibility list from which to fill later vacancies, as necessary.

Additional responsibilities of the Real Estate Manager may include, but are not limited to:
  • Manage and supervise, train, evaluate and develop staff in real estate related disciplines and processes
  • Provide administrative oversight for CEO Real Estate, including coordinating with Human Resources to support departmental objectives and reviewing and coordinating yearly fiscal departmental budgets.
  • Provide oversight and approval for the preparation and administration of real estate documents, which include management and leasing services to external and internal customers with the highest levels of customer service
  • Review contracts, agreements, leases, licenses, deeds and other instruments used to acquire interests in real property, including site inspections and reports relating to real property, as required for projects
  • Review and approve Agenda Staff Reports (ASR) for real estate and other relevant projects being presented to the Board
  • Interact with Board of Supervisor offices and attend Board Meetings
  • Interface with various State, County and City government offices as necessary
  • Respond to information requests from the public, County agencies, executive management and the Board of Supervisors
  • Oversee and approve complex agreements, contracts and leases for County agencies, prepared by real estate staff
  • Manage property management services for County leased and licensed properties
  • Oversee complex technical work in real property lease, valuation, market study and administration contracts
  • Review title and record owner reports, including communication with County Counsel regarding title questions in condemnation, acquisition, lease, easement, and license cases
  • Interface with agency management to resolve lease and property management issues
  • Approve updates to real estate document standard clauses
  • Work in a team environment to resolve difficult program and project issues
  • Work closely with County managers and real property agents in County-wide agencies to assist with lease management and negotiation responsibilities
  • Develop responses to Internal Audit Department's findings and recommendations
The ideal candidates will demonstrate at least five or more years of government and/or commercial real estate experience.

A Bachelor's degree or higher in Real Estate, Finance, Engineering, Marketing, Business, Public Policy, Public Administration or closely related field is highly preferred.

In addition, the ideal candidate will possess the knowledge, skills and abilities that demonstrate the following competencies:

Technical Expertise :
  • Ability to draft, analyze, and understand legal documents associated with real estate transactions and decode complex language, terms and specifications
  • Knowledge of real estate title and escrow law and related California law
  • Ability to read, understand and interpret laws, regulations and court decisions governing real estate acquisitions, development, leasing, appraisal, and management
  • Best practice methods and principles, laws and ordinances governing real estate relating to real property ownership, leasing, transfer, use and title
  • Proficient in budget and finance review, including review of financial modeling using Excel spreadsheets
  • Knowledge of best practice methods and principles, laws and ordinances governing real estate relating to real property acquisition, ownership, leasing, and transactions
Leadership & Management:
  • Leading a high performance, results oriented team to implement organizational goals while balancing competing needs and objectives
  • Utilizing tact and diplomacy in dealing with difficult and sensitive situations
  • Using interpersonal skills, social intelligence, and political acumen effectively
  • Providing administrative oversight and evaluating staff work performance
  • Developing and communicating clear team goals and roles, and providing a level of guidance and management appropriate to the circumstances
  • Developing new insights and applying innovative solutions to problems to align team/business unit with organizational strategies and objectives
  • Identifying sources of conflict and constructively mitigating causes of conflict to minimize impact to staff and clients
Strategic Planning and Analytical Skills:
  • Preparing, updating, and executing real estate business strategies
  • Planning and leading the execution of challenging projects to ensure that projects are resourced, budgeted, scheduled, planned, and implemented in a timely manner
  • Being able to work independently and managing time wisely and effectively to prioritize multiple and competing tasks
  • Meeting CEO Real Estate goals and deadlines by prioritizing workload and projects
  • Monitoring progress and evaluating team project outcomes
  • Preparing clear and concise project and asset management plans and documents, reports of work performed, and other written material
  • Anticipating and meeting the needs of both internal and external customers
Communication and Partnership:
  • Writing effectively by using correct English grammar, punctuation and spelling, including producing written information that is appropriate for the intended customers
  • Being effective in communicating information orally and using appropriate body language that is suitable to customers and situations
  • Being able to comfortably perform public speaking and make clear and convincing oral presentations to the County elected officials, management, private-sector partners, public constituents, and community stakeholders
  • Developing and maintaining a network to build strategic working relationships and achieve common goals

For detailed information on Administrative Manager II minimum qualifications, including Physical and Mental Requirements and Environmental Conditions click here .

Human Resource Services screens all applications to identify the qualified candidates for the position based on the skills required to meet the needs of the County. After the initial screening, the qualified candidates will be referred to the next step and notified of all further procedures applicable to their status in the competition.

Application Screening (Refer/Non-Refer): Applications and supplemental responses will be screened for qualifications that are highly desirable and most needed to successfully perform the duties of this job. Only those applications exhibiting qualifications as listed in the job bulletin will be referred to the next step.

Structured Oral Interview | Oral Exam (Weighted 100%): Candidates will be interviewed and rated by a qualification appraisal panel of job knowledge experts. Each candidate's rating will be based on responses to a series of structured questions designed to elicit the candidate's qualifications for the job. Only the most successful candidates will be placed on the eligible list.

Based on the Department's needs, the selection procedures listed above may be modified. All candidates will be notified of any changes in the selection procedure.

Eligible List: Once the assessment has been completed, HRS will establish an eligible list of candidates. Candidates placed on the eligible list may be referred to a selection interview to be considered for present and future vacancies.

Please see below for important information regarding COVID-19 related requirements.

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, and laws, regulations, and policies regarding COVID-19 are subject to change. The County of Orange is required to comply with all applicable State and County Public Health Orders, some of which require vaccination or testing as follows:

  • Workers, who provide services in certain Medical or High-Risk Settings, will be required to provide proof of full vaccination from COVID-19 or to wear a mask and undergo weekly COVID-19 testing.
  • Workers, who provide services in certain Health Care Facilities or in a correctional facility or detention center where health care is provided, will be required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated and boosted. Workers may be exempt for this requirement based on religious beliefs or a qualifying medical reason; however, if exempted, they will be required to wear a mask and undergo weekly COVID-19 testing.
The position for which you are applying may be required to adhere to any applicable State or County Public Health Orders. You will receive notification of any requirement as it applies to a position.

EMAIL NOTIFICATION: Email is the primary form of notification during the recruitment process. Please ensure your correct email address is included in our application and use only one email account.
NOTE: User accounts are established for one person only and should not be shared with another person. Multiple applications with multiple users may jeopardize your status in the recruitment process for any positions for which you apply.

Candidates will be notified regarding their status as the recruitment proceeds via email through the site. Please check your email folders, including spam/junk folders, and/or accept emails ending with "" and "". If your email address should change, please update your profile at


For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Melanie Ramos at (714) 714-8181 or email at [email protected]
Orange County, as an equal employment opportunity employer, encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

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In addition to the County's standard suite of benefits - such as a variety of health plan options, sick and vacation time and paid holidays - we also offer an excellent array of benefits such as:

  • Retirement: Benefits are provided through the Orange County Employees' Retirement System (OCERS). Please go to the following link to find out more about Defined Benefit Pensions and OCERS Plan Types/Benefits.
  • Paid Leave: Twelve holidays per year plus sick and vacation time
  • Health & Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
  • Dental Insurance: County pays 100% of employee and dependent premiums
  • Paid Life Insurance: $100,000 life insurance policy
  • Paid Accidental & Death and Dismemberment Insurance: $100,000 AD&D insurance policy
  • Paid Short & Long Term Disability insurance programs
  • 457 Defined Contribution Program

  • Effective 07/01/20, management employees who are sworn Public Safety Managers receive health insurance benefits through the AOCDS Medical Benefit Plans.

Click here for information about benefits offered to County of Orange employees.

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