Current Employment Opportunities - The Regional Municipality of Halton

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Senior Realty Officer


Legislative & Planning Services


Legal Services


Senior Realty Officer



Applicants will be considered for interviews based on the information provided in their application to the Region of Halton including a current resume and cover letter. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those under consideration will be contacted.


This is a temporary/contract opportunity for up to 18 months, working 35 hours per week.



Reporting to the Manager of Realty Services this role is responsible for providing technical and appraisal support and will conduct transactional negotiations in support of Public Works municipal infrastructure projects.


Preferred Background:
The successful candidate must have a degree in Economics or Business Administration or relevant discipline with accreditation (or working towards) by the Appraisal Institute of Canada and/or the International Right of Way Association.  A minimum of five to seven (5-7) years of experience as a municipal real estate practitioner is required.  Knowledge of the Municipal Act and Statutory requirements, Expropriations Act, Residential Tenancies Act, Ontario Municipal Board decisions and precedents is an asset.  Knowledge of appraisal theory and practice and strong technical knowledge and background in construction relating to municipal infrastructure is a requirement.  Strongly developed skills and understanding of negotiating methods, excellent presentation, written communication, and planning skills are all essential.  An equivalent combination of education and experience will also be considered.  


Working Conditions:

The successful candidate will be made an offer of employment on condition that the Regional Municipality of Halton receives a current (obtained within the past six (6) months), original and acceptable Criminal Records Check, by the first day of employment. Flexibility in work schedule is required for work outside core office hours as needed. Travel will be required incumbent must provide their own transportation. The incumbent will be required to provide a copy of their driver’s license by their first day of employment.



  • Negotiates the acquisition of real property interests by direct contact with all involved parties/owners/landlords, solicitors, etc.
  • Reviews appraisal reports prepared by external appraisers and advises the Manager of Realty Services with respect to the accuracy and reasonableness of same. May be required to appraise real property interests for internal purposes through field research, review of office files, and data.
  • Completes strategic real estate studies including:  asset reviews; feasibility studies; cost/benefit analyses; adaptive use studies; financial modeling; needs analyses; and acquisition and divestiture strategies.
  • Provides updated market data information with respect to economic trends, real estate market conditions, sales, listings, rentals, vacancy rates and absorption rates.
  • Collaborates with Legal Services and Public Works to complete transactions.
  • Prepares standardized legal documents including Offers to Purchase, Agreements of Sale, Easements, License Agreements and Leases.
  • Assists in resolving business loss issues including mitigation and settlement recommendations.
  • Assists with implementation and administration of real estate inventories and land management systems.
  • Responds to inquiries on vacant land, property boundaries, ownership rights and availability of Regional property.
  • Provides realty services to local municipalities and agencies as requested.
  • Prepares technical reports and staff reports.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



October 11, 2017

Posting Expires:

November 1, 2017

Posting #:



Halton Region is pleased to accommodate applicants who have a disability.  Please inform Human Resources at
905-825-6000 ext. 7700 if you require a disability related accommodation to participate in the recruitment process.

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