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Mar 5th, 2021

Posted in: Real EstateReal Estate Asset Mgt.

General Information

This is professional administrative and technical work in planning and directing programs in property management, architectural engineering and public buildings. Click here to apply 


Beginning Friday, October 9, 2020 our lobby at 1809 Government Street will be open on a limited basis to allow public access to computers and scanners if needed for completing applications.  

Lobby doors will be open as follows:

Monday   8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Thursday 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Friday      8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Computers may be reserved in 30 minute intervals.  Please call (251) 470-7727, extension “0” to make a reservation.  

Walk-ins are welcome.  However, priority use of the equipment will be given to those with reservations. Computer stations will be cleaned at the end of each timed reservation. 

While on site, please take precautions to protect yourself and others from Covid-19 by wearing a mask and maintaining social distance as outlined in the Center for Disease Control (CDC) Guidelines.  Please also note that our lobby has limited capacity in order to maintain social distancing.  No more than one person may accompany those using the computers and both parties must remain in the individual kiosk area that was reserved. 


Documents are not automatically attached to your JobOpps account (profile).  You must select and attach required documents to every application through the attachments tab on the application screen when you are applying.
It is extremely important to provide a valid email address on your application and to monitor the email account for notifications and additional information.
As you create a JobOpps account, you will be asked for Notification Preferences (email or paper).  Paper notification is not available; therefore, "email" should be selected.  All notifications will be sent by email only.

To ensure that messages arrive in your inbox safely, please add and to your Safe Sender list. If you need details on how to add email addresses to your Safe Sender list, please refer to the Help documentation of your email program, or contact your email service provider.  

JURISDICTION                                                                     YEARLY RATE
CITY OF MOBILE                                                                 $77,015 - $123,120

EXAMINATION: IMPORTANT NOTICE TO APPLICANTS. READ CAREFULLY. No written or oral examination will be required. Applicants will be scored on the basis of an evaluation of their education, training, experience and personal qualifications as outlined by the candidates' sworn statements in their application, upon corroborative evidence obtained by investigation and the applicants' responses to the job-specific Supplemental Questions. Applicants must provide all background information and supportive documents as requested on the application, supplemental questions and job posting.




MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:  Attainment of a minimum of a bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university in business administration, architecture, mechanical engineering or closely related field, and a minimum of five years responsible professional experience in real property sales and acquisitions, building construction or architecture and mechanical engineering; or a combination of education and experience equivalent to these requirements.


ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS OF THE WORK:  Thorough knowledge of the field of real estate sales and acquisitions; thorough knowledge of the laws and procedures involved in the sale or acquisition of real property; thorough knowledge of the principles of property management and maintenance functions; ability to conduct and direct negotiations and land purchases and sales; ability to supervise the work of others; ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with contractors, government officials, other employees and the general public.




EXAMPLES OF WORK: (Any one position may not include all of the duties listed nor do the listed examples include all tasks which may be found in positions of this class.)  Manages and supervises Real Estate, Public Buildings, Mechanical Systems, and Architectural Engineering departmental activities; advises department heads regarding job assignments; attends meetings, including Pre-Council, City Council, Supervisors, Mayoral Staff, Public Service Staff, and CitiSmart; manages major construction projects as assigned; coordinates activities with users, consultants, contractors, and construction managers; makes site visits; manages real estate and other special projects as assigned; provides information and assistance to the general public and other city departments; administers insurance coverage; coordinates with FEMA and local insurance carriers following natural disasters; chairs the Interim Right-of-Way Use Committee; advises applicants and processes applications; attends training sessions, conferences, and educational courses; manages annual budgets; serves as a member of the City Planning Commission; performs related work as required.


Important Information


DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE WORK:  An employee in this class is responsible for the leadership and management of numerous municipal projects pertaining to issues of real estate and public buildings to include overseeing the management and disposal of real property and improvements owned by the employing jurisdiction.  The incumbent is also responsible for the administration of all public buildings and mechanical maintenance activities including the design, estimates, plans, specifications, construction and maintenance.  Considerable latitude is allowed for independent judgment in carrying out the policies and objectives as established by the City Council.   Supervision is exercised over a large staff of professional, sub-professional, clerical and trades personnel.




Documents are not automatically attached to your JobOpps account (profile).  You must select and attach required documents to every application through the attachments tab on the application screen when you are applying.


All applications must be submitted online through the Mobile County Personnel Board JobOpps site.

Paper applications will not be accepted and will be returned.

An email address is required for all applications.  For information on obtaining an email address, visit the FAQs link (Download PDF reader) on the Job Opportunities page at  The Mobile County Personnel Board does not endorse any particular provider.

Accuracy and truthfulness are of primary importance for Merit System employment and all applications are reviewed with this in mind.  Errors, omissions and inaccurate information on the application will be construed as an incomplete application and will result in rejection of the application.  Therefore, special attention should be given to each and every question and every attempt made to answer each correctly.  

Resumes will not be accepted in place of completing the education and experience sections of the application.  



Applications must be complete and all required or supplemental documents (college transcripts, driver’s license, and/or certifications) must be attached at the time of submitting the application.  See the job posting and the supplemental questions for required documents for each job posting.  


 If needed, computers and scanners are available in our office 

at 1809 Government Street, Mobile, Alabama.  

Our office hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday - Friday, except for major holidays.

Only one application will be accepted per applicant per job posting.  

Subsequent applications submitted for the same job posting will be rejected.



College transcripts, where required or otherwise to be considered, must be attached as part of completing an application.  Grade reports, computer downloads of grades, and diplomas are not transcripts and will not be considered.  Transcripts must be either an official or student copy issued by the educational institution.  See the College Transcript Information (Download PDF reader) link on the Job Opportunities page at for additional information and requirements regarding educational transcripts.

OPEN TO:  All who meet the requirements as set forth in the job posting and who may lawfully be appointed to a position.  Applicants for sworn law enforcement positions must be U.S. citizens.

RESIDENCE REQUIREMENTS:  Unless otherwise stated in the job posting or supplemental questions, there are no residence requirements in order to apply.   Applicants must bear all expenses incurred in reporting for testing or appointment.  Upon appointment, the law gives the right to each Appointing Authority (Employer) to fix any further legal requirements regarding residence.  

FINAL DATE FOR FILING APPLICATION:  The completed application should be returned as soon as possible.  In the event of tied scores, Rule 8.1 dictates that ties will be broken by the order in which applications are filed.  Applications must be submitted by the final filing date and time specified on the job posting.

VETERANS PREFERENCE:  For complete information on Veterans Preference points on an open competitive application, view the Veterans Information (Download PDF reader) link on the Job Opportunities page at

MEDICAL EXAMINATION:  Eligibles selected for appointment must meet the established medical and physical standards for the class of work.  The medical examination must be by one of the physicians designated by the Personnel Board.  Appointees must bear the cost of the examination.  

The Mobile County Personnel Department reserves the right to limit the number of applicants summoned for interview.  In such instances, a preliminary appraisal of qualifications, as indicated by the completed application, will be utilized as a guide in the selection of candidates to be summoned.  

Aid and assistance in the examination procedure is available for the visually or otherwise disabled. Assistance may be requested by contacting the Mobile County Personnel Board at 251-470-7727.  

A “Practice Test Seminar” is held in the Personnel Department Office, 1809 Government Street, Mobile, Alabama, at 9:00 a.m. on the third Wednesday of every month.   The purpose of these seminars is to acquaint applicants or interested citizens with design format and procedures utilized by the department in its administration of written test selection devices.  Inasmuch as testing facilities are limited, the seminars will be on a first come, first served basis, as long as space remains available.  

NOTICE:  The continuing eligibility for appointment of those who secure a place on the eligible list is subject to future changes in specifications.