Review Appraiser

Arlington, Virginia
Jun 28, 2022
Jul 01, 2022
Full Time

  • Analyze and provide expert professional advice on complex real estate problems for the Department's overseas missions regarding purchases, sales, leases, and exchanges, to identify and recommend the most financially advantageous choice.
  • Counsels and negotiates with appraisers on problems/inconsistencies in their reports such as inappropriate uses of the valuation approaches and concepts, missing or irrelevant data, and questionable conclusions.
  • Collaborates with the team to establish priorities and deadlines and reviews work to ensure adherence to program policies and priorities.
  • Conducts financial analyses, including but not limited to techniques such as discounted cash flow analysis to compare lease vs. buy, construct vs. lease/purchase, and other feasibility analyses.
  • Participates in complex international negotiations both with foreign governments and private entities. Serves on panels selecting contractors to provide services on a long-term basis, as well as selecting contractors for short-term assignments.


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Incumbent will be subject to random drug testing.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.
  • Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit:


Applicants must meet all the qualification requirements described below by the closing date of this announcement.

Applicants must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal service which provided the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position.

Qualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the following:
  • Experience performing appraisal reviews on specialized properties, trophy properties, or other difficult to appraise properties.
  • Experience supporting negotiations with brokers, transactional specialists, or attorneys.
  • Experience analyzing problems, conceptualizing innovative solutions, and articulating problems and proposals in a concise, accurate, and persuasive manner.

There is no substitute of education for specialized experience for the GS-14 position.


Education requirements do not apply to this vacancy announcement.

Additional information

  • For reasonable accommodation at the U.S. Department of State, please contact the Office of Accessibility and Accommodations at (202) 663-3474 or
  • If eligible, telework agreements may be permitted with supervisory approval.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. If eligible, applicants to this announcement may be referred to other similar positions in other Bureaus/Offices in the Department for up to 240 days. Telework eligibility and security clearance requirements may vary for such similar positions.