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3311 W. State St., P.O. Box 7129
Boise, ID


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Right-of-Way Apprentice

Idaho Transportation Department

Open for Recruitment: January 3, 2018 - January 17, 2018
Announcement # 04686039259
Salary Range: $18.14- $22.67 DOE -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Boise

Our Mission: Your Safety. Your Mobility. Your Economic Opportunity.

Come work in one of the most exciting, cutting edge and dynamic state agencies in Idaho. If you are a career minded and driven to succeed, the Right of Way Apprentice position may be the career for you!

The Right of Way section at ITD is responsible for the acquisition of all property for highway construction, material sources, and maintenance shed sites. The section is also responsible for the oversight of all Local Public Agencies acquiring property who utilize federal finding for highway purposes. The acquisition of right-of-way follows the planning and design phases of the highway development process and is one of the final phases prior to the actual award of the construction contract. 

Under general supervision, is responsible for professional right-of-way acquisition, negotiations, relocation advisory assistance and property management.  Responsibilities will include appraisal research, preparation of right of way cost estimates, reviewing and writing legal descriptions, performing title searches, acquisition document preparation, negotiations, and relocation assistance.  The Right of Way Apprentice position will be used for training purposes for the Right of Way Agent position. Through various types of on-the-job training, the employee will learn to carry out the duties of the full working level. Upon completion of training, the employee will become a Right of Way Agent.

Note: Occasional overnight travel may be required for this position and the selected candidate must be willing to undergo a background investigation to meet bonding and notary requirements.
  • Receives training in right-of-way work involving legal descriptions, routine property appraisals, negotiations, relocation, and scenic enhancement;
  • Researches public records and other sources to obtain data;
  • Identifies boundaries, confirms right-of-way requirements and prepares title documents;
  • Meets with property owners to explain appraisal report;
  • Estimates moving and replacement cost;
  • Prepares legal documents to obtain clear title and reviews and approves payment for land parcels and recording fees.


  • Good knowledge of two of the following: real estate negotiation and acquisition; relocation techniques; real estate appraisal principles and practices; land leasing, property management and rental practices; legal descriptions, documents and instruments used to transfer property.

  • Some knowledge of fundamentals of real estate. Experience: reading legal descriptions; interpreting appraisal data; preparing written reports containing real estate terminology; making computations involving algebraic, geometric, and trigonometric equations; using keyboard and computer software applications.

  • You will receive a score based on your answers;
  • You must receive a minimum rating of 94 to pass this examination;
  • Exam results will be available online when the review process is complete;
  • All answers to the questions on the checklist must be supported in the work history, resume, and/or education portion of your application.

To preview the exam:

  • Click on "Preview Exam" below
  • You will not be able to test from this screen
  • Notification of your test results will be available online when the review process is complete.

How to Apply:

  • Click on the Apply Online button to the left
  • Follow the instructions provided to complete the Application Checklist and Exam for this position

Please select:

  • Idaho Transportation Department under "Agencies"
  • Full-time under "Job Type/Shift"
  • Boise under "Cities"
Hiring Lists:

If your name has been certified to a hiring list for possible consideration, you will see it listed in the Hiring Lists section of your online application. Supervisors review application materials prior to scheduling interviews. Those applicants who will be offered an interview may receive a phone call, letter or email to schedule a time, be sure your contact information is up to date and accurate. Having your name certified to a hiring list is not a guarantee that you will be contacted for an interview, it simply means you are one of the applicants being considered.

When updating your online application information, you must complete/update all items in the Application Checklist to include: Personal Information, Education, Work History, Cities, Agencies, Job Type.

Thank you for your interest in employment with the
Idaho Transportation Department!


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At the discretion of the appointing authority, compensatory time off may be provided in lieu of overtime cash compensation.

Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. In addition, preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources.