Property Agent

County of San Diego
$85,696 - $103,584 Per year CA San Diego International Airport (SAN), N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101, United States



See NOTE(S) below for future wage increases and/or additional compensation opportunities. 

Property Agent positions perform sensitive and difficult professional real property transactions in the Department of Real Estate and Airport Management (DREAM), in one or more of the following major functional areas:  Acquisitions, Dispositions, Lease Administration, Municipal Asset Services, Special Projects and Valuations; conduct appraisals/valuations; negotiate relocation and rights-of-way; lease administration; real property and asset management; general aviation property leasing and development; assess property to be acquired, sold or leased; negotiate and prepare lease and rental agreements; provide relocation services to individuals or businesses displaced by City-sponsored projects; conduct property investigations, prepare reports, financial analysis, and recommendations; may also lead the work of and assist in the training of other professional staff members; and perform other duties as assigned.


  • Employees in job classifications represented by Municipal Employees Association (MEA) are scheduled to receive the following general wage increases:
                4% effective 7/1/24
                2% effective 1/1/25
                5% effective 7/1/25  
  • Eligible benefitted employees originally hired on or after July 10, 2021, will be automatically enrolled in the San Diego City Employees Retirement System (SDCERS).


You must meet the following requirements on the date you apply, unless otherwise indicated.

EDUCATION:  Bachelor's Degree or equivalent education (i.e., minimum completed units = 120 semester/180 quarter).

  • Additional qualifying professional-level experience may be substituted for education lacked on a year-for-year basis.  One year of full-time experience = 30 semester/45 quarter college-level units.

EXPERIENCE:  Three years of full-time commercial real estate property transactional experience in at least ONE of the following areas:

  • Appraisal/valuation
  • Acquisitions and disposition
  • Relocation and right-of-way
  • Property and/or asset management
  • Commercial sales/leasing
  • Commercial real estate brokerage


  • Qualifying acquisitions and disposition experience MUST include selling, purchasing or leasing commercial, office, retail, and/or industrial or unimproved property.
  • Qualifying property management experience MUST include at least one of the following areas: Lease negotiations and administration; asset and/or property management of commercial or industrial complexes; or preparation of development lease and sale packages.
  • Consulting or Single-Family Residential (SFR) experience is NOT qualifying.
  • City of San Diego employees using Out-of-Class Assignment (OCA) experience to qualify must submit written documentation signed by their appointing authority or payroll specialist, detailing the work performed, dates, and total number of qualifying OCA hours. OCA experience without the required documentation will NOT be considered.
LICENSE: A valid California Class C Driver License is required at the time of hire.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Real Estate, Business, Land Use/Urban Planning, or Economics.
  • Experience in a governmental or public agency which includes experience in the oversight and evaluation of commercial real estate transactions, land use and development policy, and real estate finance and/or economics.
  • Member of the Appraisal Institute (MAI). 
  • A valid state-accredited real estate appraisal license equivalent to the California Bureau of Real Estate Appraisers (BREA) Certified General (AG) license.
  • Experience in complex commercial lease negotiations and administration of ground leases.
  • Experience conducting complex financial analysis and prepare reports.
  • Experience with space planning and leasing of commercial office space.
  • Experience with GIS, mapping and review of surveys, plats and legal descriptions.
  • High-level of proficiency with computer programs such as Microsoft Office Suite and Zoom.
  • Experience with FAA regulations as to how they apply to airport obligated leases and land.

  • Proof of degree/transcripts, if utilized to meet the minimum requirements.
  • For City of San Diego employees, proof of Out-of-Class Assignment (OCA), if utilized to meet the minimum requirements. 
  • Required documents should be attached electronically to your application.  If you are unable to attach at the time of application submittal, you must submit them as soon as possible via fax: (619) 533-3337; or to the Employment Information Center:  City of San Diego Personnel Department, 1200 Third Avenue - Suite 300, San Diego, CA 92101.  Include your name and the title of the position for which you are applying.


Please ensure all information is complete and accurate as the responses you provide on the supplemental questions will be reviewed using an automated evaluation system.  If you are successful in this initial screening process, your application will be reviewed for applicable education, experience, and/or training to ensure all minimum requirements have been met. Successful candidates will be placed on a list which will be used to fill position vacancies during the next six months (180 days).  For each vacancy, only those candidates with the most appropriate qualifications will be contacted by the hiring department for an interview.


PRE-EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS: Employment offers are conditional pending the results of all screening processes applicable to this position, which may include the following: confirmation of citizenship or legal right to work in the United States; completion of a pre-employment medical review and exam (which may include drug and alcohol testing); reference checks; and fingerprinting. Fingerprints will be submitted to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the California Department of Justice for a conviction record report. Certain positions may require additional screening processes, including a polygraph examination and/or background investigation. All screening processes must be successfully completed before employment begins. A positive test result for alcohol, cannabis/marijuana, illegal drugs, or inadequately explained prescription drugs, or misrepresentation, falsification, or omission of pertinent facts in any step of the screening or selection process, may constitute cause for disqualification or termination of employment. Nothing in this job posting constitutes an express or implied contract for employment with the City of San Diego. Candidates must notify the Personnel Department of any change in their name, mailing address, email address, or phone number, otherwise they may miss employment opportunities.

Rev. 15 –

July 3, 2023 (Pay Note Added