Realty Specialist

District of Columbia, D.C
Jan 20, 2023
Jan 27, 2023
Full Time

  • Serve as a Realty Specialist in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), Facilities, Security and Emergency Management (FSEM), Facilities Management Division.
  • Perform a wide variety of program review and development activities associated with the management of OPM's nationwide real property management program.
  • Serve as the technical authority for the utilization, disposal, and use of real property assets for OPM.
  • Conduct research, performing data collection and analysis in support of FSEM and OPM goals.
  • Provide expert advice to OPM program managers regarding contracts, leases and other authorizing documents related to the acquisition, management and disposal of real property assets.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
  • Complete the initial online assessment and USAHire Assessment, if required
    • This position is eligible for inclusion in the bargaining unit. The union that represents employees in this position is the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 32.


For the GS 13: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service which includes experience in collecting and analyzing data to develop short and long-range housing plans; managing a large housing program rental budgets effectively; reviewing space management program to ensure used facilities suite the required program office needs; overseeing housing contract requirements to including reviewing and correcting errors as needed.

Merit promotion applicants must meet time-in-grade requirement as defined in 5 CFR 300, Subpart F. One year at the GS-12 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS13 level.

DO NOT submit NON-Pay Impacting Action SF-50's to include "Org Cost Center Change SF-50's, Award SF-50's and/or General Adjustment SF-50's" ect. as they cannot be used to prove time-in-grade.

You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Additional information

Relocation expenses will not be paid.Current OPM employees may qualify as an exception.

Incentive payments may be considered.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional similar vacancies across OPM.

Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA): To be eligible for a VEOA appointment under Merit Promotion procedures, the veteran must be a preference eligible or a veteran separated after 3 years or more of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions.

Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities: For more information on noncompetitive appointment authority eligibility
requirements visit the following websites:
  • Persons with Disabilities-Schedule A
  • Special Hiring Authority for Certain Military Spouses
  • Other Special Appointment Authorities
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see )

Reasonable Accommodation Requests: If you believe you have a disability (i.e., physical or mental), covered by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended and Americans with Disabilities Act 1990 as amended, that would interfere with completing the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, you will be granted the opportunity to request a reasonable accommodation in your online application. Requests for Reasonable Accommodations for the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments and appropriate supporting documentation for Reasonable Accommodation must be received prior to starting the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments. Decisions on requests for Reasonable Accommodations are made on a case-by-case basis. If you meet the minimum qualifications of the position, after notification of the adjudication of your request, you will receive an email invitation to complete the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments. You must complete all assessments within 48 hours of receiving the URL to access the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, if you received the link after the close of the announcement. To determine if you need a Reasonable Accommodation, please review the Procedures for Requesting a Reasonable Accommodation for Online Assessments here: