K. Hovnanian Companies, L.L.C.


Job Description

All job descriptions are a "general outline" of the duties and skills required for a particular position.  Under no circumstance should an Associate interpret the duties listed in the job description as the ONLY duties that can be assigned to that Associate.  Job descriptions may vary between business units and may change as the needs of the business change.  Associates may be asked to perform duties not listed on the general job description when the needs of the business require them to do so.  Any questions or disputes should be brought to the attention of Human Resources immediately.


Job Title:             Land Acquisition Analyst

Department:        Land Acquisition

Reports To:         Land Acquisition Manager/VP Land Acquisition

FLSA Status:      Non-Exempt, qualifies for overtime pay

Prepared Date:   5/1996, Updated 9/2003, 7/2004, 2012

Job Code:            68I




Support the Land Acquisition Manager/Director in providing an adequate supply of land to fulfill the business unit’s production needs on an ongoing basis.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  Essential duties may vary according to business unit and/or assignment.  Other duties may be assigned.


1.      Apply the Company's vision, pledges, and guiding principles to every facet of responsibility in an effort to improve our Company.


2.      Identify acquisition opportunities through contacts with brokers, builders, bankers, landowners, engineers, planners, attorneys, and municipal officials.


3.      Develop a broad understanding of the various municipalities within the business unit’s geographical boundaries.


4.      Become knowledgeable about K. Hovnanian’s major competitors.


5.      Develop knowledge on approvals/permits, zoning, engineering plans, improvement estimates, off-site improvements/contributions, soils/geology, wetlands, utilities, superfund sites, affordable housing component/contribution, building costs, overhead allocation, and interest carry.


6.      Prepare graphs, maps, marketing boards and standard features comparison.


7.      Review/interpret zoning/land use ordinances and master plans, and prepare Mt. Laurel/zoning search reports.


8.      Monitor potential land use changes and projects in the approval process for all municipalities within the division.


9.      Study local publications for new communities and real estate related articles.


10.  Supervisory Responsibilities: None



To perform this job successfully, an Associate must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable Associates with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university or equivalent related experience.



Customer Service, Excel and FMS proforma training



Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively to Associates of the Company.



Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry.  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. 




1.      Knowledge of the local market area, competition, and political environment.


2.      Detail and organization skills.


3.      Financial/market analysis and general management skills.


4.      Analytical, organizational, effective listening, computer, and people skills.


5.      Ability to be patient, persistent, creative, and remain positive.


6.      Ability and willingness to learn.


7.      Ability to maintain a high energy level and flexibility.


8.      Ability to adapt to changing priorities.


9.      Ability to prioritize multiple assignments.


10.  Ability to manage multiple searches at one time.


11.  Ability to assemble information on a timely basis and from a variety of sources.


12.  Ability to follow established Company safety procedures.



Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.



Must maintain a valid driver’s license.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an Associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable Associates with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the Associate is regularly required to sit at a desk and talk or hear on the telephone or while communicating with others.  The Associate frequently is required to use fingers to operate a computer keyboard and reach with hands and arms for papers, manuals, or plans.  The Associate is occasionally required to stand and walk around an office or land site.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision to read plans and maps and distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus to observe site features or work on a computer.



The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an Associate encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable Associates with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the Associate is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions when visiting a land site.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but can be loud when making site visits.

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