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Since its inception in 1912, the Arizona State Land Department has been entrusted with managing approximately 9.2 million acres of State Trust lands scattered throughout Arizona. The Common Schools (K-12) are the largest beneficiary entitled to approximately 87% of the land and receiving close to 90% of State Trust Land revenues. Through the application of sound stewardship, and effective business management principles, the Land Department can succeed in its mission of responsibly managing the assets of a multi-generational perpetual Trust in alignment with the interests of the beneficiaries and Arizona’s future. Are you ready to join us in our mission? Please apply today!

For general information, visit our website: www.azland.gov

1616 West Adams Phoenix, AZ 85007



Posting Details:

Salary: Annual Salary Range $49,000 - $56,000 

Grade: 21

Closing Date: Open Until Business Needs Are Met


Job Summary:

The Arizona State Land Department manages over 10,000 leases, permits, rights of ways, sales and other contracts relating to the management use and disposition of 9.2 million acres of State Trust lands. State Trust lands are lands granted to the State of Arizona pursuant to the federal Enabling Act. The Trust lands are held in Trust for the common public schools and 13 other public institutions. Any use or disposition of Trust lands must benefit the Trust's beneficiaries.

Under the guidance of the Rights-of-Way Section Manager, the Land Disposition Project Leader II manages major real estate projects of the most complex and diverse nature. These projects will have the highest priority, visibility and revenue potential for the Land trust.

Job Duties:

● Assists in the planning and development, analysis and maintenance of the sections fiscal budget.
● Performs public relations activities.
● Evaluates and resolves sensitive files and issues.
● Briefs the Commissioner on a regular basis.
● Concentrates on the project management of urban versus rural lands.
● Assists in providing formal and informal training to professional staff.
● Maintains the highest ratio of team versus individual projects.
● Interfaces and coordinates with outside consultants, appraisers, city, and county staff.
● Coordinates the efforts of internal teams consisting of staff professionals.
● Provides technical guidance to staff
● Determines plan or project objectives and goals.
● Assists in the development and implementation of rules, policies and procedures.
● Manages interdisciplinary projects of the highest complexity.
● Conducts formal and informal training, meetings and seminars.
● Assists in the evaluation, drafting and implementation of new rules, procedures. policies, reports and documents.
● Prepares statistical and financial reports.
● Applies the principles, theories, and concepts of the Arizona Management System; actively participating in daily group huddles and huddle board updates; continually identifying areas for process and quality improvement; adhering to established standard work and procedures.
● All other relevant duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:
● Principles and practices of leasing and rights of way analysis and disposition.
● Knowledge of valuation process and uses. Principles of project management and coordination.
● Extensive knowledge of construction, evaluation and execution of lease, easement, and sales contracts.
● Knowledge of financial analysis and discounted cash flow.
● Understanding in the principles and practices of land use planning and management, and the associated laws, rules, and regulations.

Skill in:
● Application of effective oral and written communication. Organizational and motivational methods and techniques.

Ability to:
● Ability to apply motivational techniques to accomplish work through others.
● Effective oral and written communications.
● Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with various levels of governmental and business officials, community leaders, and the public.
● Ability to recommend and establish program objectives or performance goals and assess progress toward their achievement.
● Ability to make independent decisions and judgements relative to multi-million-dollar transactions.

A cover letter is required for this position in addition to a complete resume at the time of application. The cover letter should concisely highlight experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities as they relate to the job posting. The cover letter will be used to determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase of the recruitment and selection process.

Selective Preference(s):

● A bachelor's degree in finance, real estate, business administration, urban planning, public administration, management, or related field
● A minimum of 3-5 years of experience in commercial real estate, land sales, rights-of-way transactions, or real estate management.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

● Prior or after interviewing, candidates may be subject to a pre-employment skills assessment.
● Requires possession of and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete required driver training. (refer to Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12.)


The Arizona Department of Administration offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:
Sick leave
Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year
Health and dental insurance
Retirement plan
Life insurance and long-term disability insurance
Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page


● Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS).
● ASRS is a mandatory condition of employment for all employees who meet the eligibility and membership criteria as defined in statute.
● Enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment
● The current contribution rate is 12.22%

Contact Us:

If you have trouble applying for this position, please email HRIShelpdesk@azdoa.gov for assistance.

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting AZSLD Human Resources at 602-542-2629. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.


All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.