Public Property Director (Special Projects Manager)-Finance

Position Description
The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County is seeking qualified candidates for the Public Property Director, who is head of the division of Public Property Administration in the Finance Department. Per the Metropolitan Charter, with the assistance of the department of law and the Metropolitan Planning Commission, the Director is responsible for establishing standard procedures for acquiring and disposing of land for Metropolitan departments, boards and commissions and maintaining an inventory of public property and equipment. The Director is also responsible for developing and maintaining strategic plans for short and long-term real estate needs for the government. The Director is member of the Finance Leadership Team. Performs related duties as required.


Metro Finance has several divisions, including procurement, treasury and management and budget. Department employees provide financial management, information and business products to policy makers, departments, investors and the Nashville community to give them confidence in our government and to help them make informed decisions.

Typical Duties
Coordinates with the Finance Director, Metro departments and others to plan for and to acquire real estate needed for various capital projects and to dispose of surplus real estate.
Obtains, reviews and assesses appraisals, surveys and other studies needed for real estate transactions.
Coordinates and/or negotiates all major real estate transactions, including acquisitions, sales and leases.
Ensures all real estate transactions comply with the Metropolitan Charter and Code.
Develops and maintains continuous improvement in Metro’s real estate management policies, procedures and operating guidelines.
Manages and maintains Metro’s real estate inventory in accordance with Metro Charter and Code.
Manages and supervises Public Property staff.
Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in a financial related field and five (5) years of government and/or corporate real estate management experience with a large and complex organization. Valid Driver License.

For this specific position, substitution will not be considered.

Candidates with accreditations earned in a foreign institute are encouraged to apply.

Note: Per Metro Ordinance No. SO94-1078. All employees of the Metropolitan Government shall be residents of the State of Tennessee or become residents of the state within six (6) months of employment as a prerequisite to employment with the Metropolitan Government.

Preferred Experience, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of real estate transactions, including acquisitions, disposals and leases and inventory management
Knowledge of major project management and administrative principles and practices
Skill in developing short- and long-term strategic plans for real estate portfolios
Excellent communication skills and demonstrated proficiency in collaborating with key partners
Ability to lead a team of real estate professionals
Ability to develop and implement program improvements and technology solutions in an efficient manner for the real estate portfolio.
We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply.

Metro Nashville Government respects the religious beliefs and practices of all employees and will make, on request, an accommodation for such observances when a reasonable accommodation is available that does not create an undue hardship on business operations.

Requests for ADA accommodation for the recruitment process should be directed to Human Resources at 615-862-6640.

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