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Office Agent II

Coates is seeking an Office Agent II to support the needs of our client in downtown Chicago, Illinois. The successful candidate will have 5 years of experience in Right of Way Land Acquisition industry.

Full Time. M-F. 40 Hours a Week. Local Candidates Preferred.

Specialized Knowledge/Experience Required:

  • Must have a minimum of 5 years experience in the Right of Way industry with at least 3 years working in the capacity of an Office Agent
  • Experience with pipeline work 
  • Knowledge of settlement instruments and contract terms
  • Must be proficient in land title research
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite of Applications (i.e. Word and Excel)

Overview of Job Duties:

  • Thorough understanding of various land related contracts and agreements for construction, operation, and maintenance of existing and new facilities, including but not limited to, fee simple, rights-of-way, leases, temporary workspace agreements, licenses, permits, ordinances, and franchise agreements
  • Ability to plan and organize workload, adjusts to changing priorities, and work well under pressure with minimal supervision
  • Perform internal and external due diligence to ensure accuracy and completeness of land rights or to identify and bring forward deficiencies requiring curative action
  • Serve as liaison with landowner/tenant on ownership, easement rights, damage claims, and access issues
  • Review third-party development plans and relevant right of way records (i.e. easements, permits, etc.) to determine conflicts, if any
  • Effectively use established our client’s policies, procedures, and processes to perform work
  • Knowledge of settlement instruments and contract terms
  • Must be proficient in land title research
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite of Applications (i.e. Word and Excel)


The Office Agent II will report to the Right of Way Agent who is responsible for the project/assignment.  The Right of Way Agent will provide the scope of work and general guidance to ensure work is completed in accordance with our client’s policies and procedures. In some instances, the Right of Way Agent may delegate this accountability to a contract Supervisor or Manager if Office Agent II is part of a project team structure.

Coates is an EOE. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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