Baltimore, Maryland
Mar 25, 2023
Mar 30, 2023
Full Time

  • Work independently and concurrently complete multiple assignments in order to meet milestones on time and within budget.
  • Establish the appropriate Scope of Work for internal appraisal assignments as well as for contracted appraisal services.
  • Conduct, Evaluate and Review Appraisals of Real Property Independently.
  • Assist other regional appraisers in achieving uniformity of policy, procedure, and work product.
  • Resolve conflicts or disparities between values or the methods for determining values.
  • Exercise mastery level knowledge of Real Estate Policies, Regulations and Law for federal acquisition and condemnation.
  • Determine the Market Value of Real Property in compliance with appropriate regulations.
  • Analyze appraisal product and prepare review in compliance with regulations.
  • Proficient in spreadsheet/database software and web-based mapping technology.
  • Serve as expert witness during condemnation proceedings in Federal courts.
  • Ability to interview real estate market participants to comprehend the current market conditions or factors that could affect value; or to verify comparable sale or lease information.
  • Provide guidance and coaching to regional appraisers or realty specialists on complex appraisal issues.
  • Communicate effectively with many different people, property owners, real property managers, and marketing specialists.


Conditions of Employment

  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
  • Incumbent is required to obtain and maintain a valid state driver?s license.
  • This position requires pre-employment financial disclosure and annually thereafter in accordance with DoD Directive 5500-7-R.
  • Minimum Background Investigation Tier 2 is required.
  • Subject to a background investigation including a credit check to determine suitability for Federal employment and/or the position.
  • This position has a Temporary Duty (TDY) or business travel requirement of 25% of the time.


Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.
  • Current Department of Army Civilian Employees
  • Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible

In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document .

Selective Placement Factor: Must possess a State Certified Appraiser Certificate.

Appraiser GS-1171 positions require a State Certified Appraiser Certificate. Note: The incumbent has the obligation to maintain his/her qualifications as a review appraiser. The conditions of certification and licensing have been extended to federal appraisers by virtue of the ER 405-1-4, dated 29 January 2016. This includes having a minimum of five years experience in the field of real estate appraising and having obtained a certification as a State Certified General Appraiser.

Specialized Experience GS-13: One year of specialized experience which includes: 1) Mastery level appraisal preparation or review of complex appraisals of unique properties which require the development of new theories and/or unconventional appraisal techniques; 2) Preparation of appraisal review reports that concern appraisals that are controversial, high visibility, and/or necessitate amendments in the role of reviewer; AND 3) Demonstrated proficiency in utilization of spreadsheet and/or database software as well as web-based technology in the preparation of cost estimates and gross appraisals to support large scale regional Civil Works Planning Studies. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the second lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-12).

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
  • Oral Communication
  • Planning and Evaluating
  • Quality Assurance
  • Technical Competence

Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-12).


Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.

Additional information

  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • One year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Direct deposit of pay is required.
  • This position requires you to submit a Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE 278) or a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE450) upon entry, and annually thereafter.
  • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
  • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
  • This is a Career Program (CP) 18 - Engineers and Scientists position
  • You may claim military spouse preference (MSP).
  • If a MSP applicant is determined best qualified and selected, placement must be at the full performance level for priority consideration.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
  • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
  • When you perform a Civilian Permanent Change of Station (PCS) with the government, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) considers the majority of your entitlements to be taxable. Visit for more information.
  • If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .
  • Permanent Change of Station (PCS) allowances may be authorized, subject to the provisions of the Joint Travel Regulations and an agency determination that a PCS move is in the Government Interest.
  • Due to COVID-19, the agency is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to temporarily telework, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Once employees are permitted to return to the office, you will be expected to report to the duty station listed on this announcement within a designated time frame identified by the organization. At that time, you may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days a pay period depending upon the terms of the agency's telework policy.
  • Information may be requested regarding the vaccination status of selectees for the purposes of implementing workplace safety protocols. For more information, visit .

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