Colorado Springs Utilities Principal Land Resources Specialist in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Principal Land Resources Specialist

Job Type: Business Operations

Pay Range $99,500 to $123,500

Location Colorado Springs, CO

Posting Close Date 1/21/19

Principal Land Resources Specialist

Colorado Springs Utilities is seeking an experienced Land Resources professional to facilitate and coordinate, acquisition of new assets, disposal of access assets, and efficiently manage the use of Utilities enterprise real property interests. In this role, you will be responsible for the oversight of land acquisition, management, and disposition activities within Utilities for projects and programs. In this job, you will be responsible for leading and acting as the subject matter expert through a variety of exciting opportunities such as:

  • Playing a key strategic role in supporting project teams in areas such as Water, Waste Water, Gas, and Electrical major projects

  • Preparing and executing the long-term strategic plan for acquisition and disposition of real property interests that support the goals of the four services

  • Leading negotiations for all Colorado Springs Utilities property acquisition and disposal transactions

  • Acting as the primary liaison between Colorado Springs Utilities and the City of Colorado Springs as well as internal and external groups

  • The building, maintaining and enhancing relationships with local, state and federal agencies

  • Assist program and project teams with conservation easements, land use covenants, leasing-fallowing, or wetland banking

  • Manage activities related to property, leases, and licenses held by Utilities

  • Assist with Utilities infrastructure associated with land use designations including current and proposed roadless areas, wilderness areas, special management areas, etc.

Why should you apply? If you enjoy a job where no two days are alike with the diversity of work and challenging opportunities, then we are looking for you! Come join a team with a passion for what they do and the difference they make in our community.

What will it take to be successful? This position provides you the opportunity to work with various leaders across the organization and local community as you demonstrate your expert knowledge of land resources. The ideal candidate will have previous experience with acquisition and disposal of interests in real property in the public or utility sector(s) and a Master’s or Legal Degree with an emphasis in real property or municipal law.

What a career at Colorado Springs Utilities can offer you…

  • As a community-owned enterprise for over 100 years, we offer the stability of providing a required service and commodity for our community.

  • We are a diverse team of professionals who take pride in delivering exceptional service to our community through new and innovative technologies.

  • We understand employees have competing priorities. That is why we have created an environment which embraces teamwork and flexibility.

Join a diverse team of high performers who take pride in delivering exceptional service to our community and tap into the power of your potential!

All postings will close at 11:59pm on the Posting Close Date. Candidates must apply for the position prior to this date and time. If the Posting Close Date is blank, the position will remain open until filled . Actual starting pay will be determined at the time of offer based on the experience, education, and training of the successful candidate.

Colorado Springs Utilities is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Our differences make us richer. Learning and growing from one another makes us more than what we were. We want our workforce to be as diverse as our business and recognize the limitless benefits of this commitment. Our desire is to have the organization reflect the diversity of the Pikes Peak Region. As an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, it is our commitment that no person shall be unlawfully discriminated against because of race, color, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, religious convictions, veteran status, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation or gender identity. Affirmative Action is Colorado Springs Utilities’ effort to ensure positive steps are taken to have a representative workforce reflective of the relevant available labor force.

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Colorado Springs Utilities does not sponsor work visas. All eligible applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Job Type: Business Operations