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Liaison Officer 1 PN20050925

In the Real Estate section of the District Planning & Engineering Office; acts as Local Public Agency (LPA) Coordinator by...

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Bowling Green, Ohio

Wood County


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Job Description

In the Real Estate section of the District Planning & Engineering Office; acts as Local Public Agency (LPA) Coordinator by developing & maintaining process by which local government officials, organizations, consultants & general public become involved in departmental programs. Provides information regarding ODOT transportation planning & active projects. Researches existing & proposed federal, state, & local legislation in order to determine potential impact on LPA right-of-way acquisitions, government funding & other transportation activities. Uses personal computer (e.g., Microsoft (MS) Word & Excel) to prepare correspondence & reports for Real Estate Administrator (REA) regarding local government concerns, legislative developments, & right-of way acquisition.

Assists Local Public Agencies with completion of forms & contractual agreements (e.g., LPA Agreements, Plan Package submissions) & monitors progress. Serves as liaison between LPA & ODOT on LPA projects with LPA’s acquisition program. Monitors LPA Right of Way activities for compliance. Provides oversight & training to LPA regarding the process by which cities, villages, townships, county officials, organizations & affected general public can stay informed & to offer input into ODOT¿s transportation planning & active projects. Operates state vehicle to travel as needed in order to attend public hearings to explain ODOT program, policies & procedures.

Completes right-of-way plan reviews & consultant cost proposals for right-of-way acquisition & relocation activity services for LPA’s & communicates requirements for compliance changes. Operates personal computer to access ELLIS program for project review, establishing milestone schedule & conflicts for right-of-way, funding in preliminary engineering/right-of-way & documentation of right-of-way & LPA funding deposits to ODOT.

Assists District Real Estate staff with various real estate & right-of-way disciplines as needed (e.g., plan review, appraisal, appraisal review, title/deed research, relocation/relocation review, negotiations & closings); attends public meetings; utilizes personal computer & office software to complete duties; performs miscellaneous duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

12 mos. exp. as Assistant Liaison Officer, 63510. -Or 24 mos. exp. as legislative aide or page. -Or 3 yrs. exp. in position involving public speaking/public contact to explain policies, procedures & programs of agency, writing of promotional &/or explanatory publications & materials &/or drafting legislation &/or administrative rules for government agency. -Or completion of undergraduate core coursework in English, journalism, communication or political science; 12 mos. exp. in handling legislative &/or public affairs for government agency. -Or equivalent of Minimum Class Qualifications for Employment noted above. Knowledge of public relations, law or political science; basic organization & operation of federal, state & local government as they pertain to employing agency*; legislative processes*; contract negotiation*. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts & draw valid conclusions; analyze & prepare or edit legislation &/or administrative rules; prepare & maintain accurate & concise reports & records; handle routine &/or sensitive inquiries from & contacts with government & legislative officials &/or business representatives & general public. (*)Developed after employment. 

If operating state-owned vehicle, must show proof of valid driver’s license OR must provide own transportation.

This position is designated as overtime eligible based on the FLSA Standards.

This is a bargaining unit position and all bargaining unit new hires must serve a one (1) year probationary period.


The hourly wage for this position is not negotiable for external applicants. The starting wage will be hourly rate on the posting. However, for internal applicants, the position will be filled pursuant to the provision of the OCSEA/AFCME Contract.

 Background Check Information 

The final candidate selected for the position will be required to undergo a criminal background check. Criminal convictions do not necessarily preclude an applicant from consideration for a position. An individual assessment of an applicant’s prior criminal convictions will be made before excluding an applicant from consideration. 


Please direct all employment questions to the ODOT District 2 Human Resources Office at (419) 353-8131. 


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