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Review Appraiser (Open Continuous)

Wallops Island, Virginia
Closing date
Oct 1, 2023

  • Completes appraisals, defines the appraisal problem, and determines the steps to take toward the problem solution. Applies a body of rules, regulations, policies, and procedures and studies the characteristics and attributes of the assigned property. Analyzes and interprets applicable market data via appropriate techniques to arrive at a reasonable and convincing conclusion of market value and prepares narrative appraisal reports which comply with USPAP and/or UASFLA.
  • Conducts Appraisal reviews of appraisal reports submitted by staff appraisers and private fee appraisers to determine whether proper appraisal procedures, principles and techniques were employed, and determines whether appraisals comply with applicable Federal laws and regulations.
  • Determines need and is responsible for proper utilization of contract appraisers. Prepares technical evaluation criteria, Statement of Work and the government cost estimate for appraisal contracting purposes.
  • Conducts field appraisal reviews and acts independently to resolve problems with individual appraisals. More difficult appraisal review problems may be referred to the supervisor.
  • Determines the adequacy of appraisals for properties where application of conventional appraisal methodology cannot be applied. Appraiser makes decisions in the valuation of mineral estates, timber contribution, highly developable properties, conservation easements, and rights-of-way.


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by background investigation.
  • Direct Deposit of pay is required.
  • Selective Service registration required for male applicants, unless exempt.


At the GS -13 level, you must meet the following qualification:

One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 level. Specialized experience is that which has equipped the applicant with the competencies to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. Specialized experience for this position includes but is not limited to: Preparing appraisals and appraisal reviews of real property; providing appraisal consultation services to clients; estimating the market value of properties, and applying federal, state, and local land and land-title laws to carry out appraisal assignments; and experience with mass appraisal techniques and concepts.

Must possess valid State Driver's License and Certified General Real Property Appraiser's license issued by a state.

This position contains 2 selective placement factors (SPF) that are part of the minimum requirement of the position. If you do not meet both SPFs, you are ineligible for further consideration. The SPFs for this position are:

SPF (1): Must possess current General Real Property Appraiser Certification in at least one state whose certification standards comply with the minimum Federal standards for general appraiser certification in compliance with Title XI of the Financial Institution Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989 (FIRREA). Applicant must provide a copy of your current certificate with your application in order to be considered.

SPF (2): Must hold a professional appraisal designation or accreditation that requires classroom training in appraisal practice and experience requirements approved by the Appraiser Qualifications Board, as well as a demonstration appraisal report or appraisal review report, and a comprehensive qualifying examination complying with DOI policy. You must provide a copy of your accreditation or designation certificate or letter with your application.

Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.

A written test is not required.

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.

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Education does not substitute for experience.

Additional information

Stipulations of Employment:

Selection may require completion of a 1-year probationary period.

This position requires operation of a Government vehicle, therefore, proof of possession of a valid state driver's license is required.

If selected, the position to which you will be appointed is subject to a financial disclosure report requirement and you will be required to complete a new entrant Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450) within 30 days of your appointment.

Work Schedule:
This position allows for a flexible work schedule.

Miscellaneous :
DOI uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit .

This position is being advertised concurrently with vacancy announcement #AVSO-23-MP-11751322AM using Merit Promotion procedures. If interested, refer to that announcement to determine if you meet the MP requirements and can apply to that announcement. NOTE: You must apply separately to each announcement in order to be considered under both.

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic for, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Applications:

Referral Bonus: If a referred candidate is selected and appointed, the referring employee is eligible for a $500 Referral Bonus Award or up to 16 hours of time-off.

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