Realty Specialist

Washington D.C.
Aug 03, 2017
Oct 31, 2017
Full Time

The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and air, space and cyberspace. To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power. That vision orbits around three core competencies: Developing Airmen, Technology-to-Warfighting and Integrating Operations. Core competencies and distinctive capabilities are based on a shared commitment to three core values -- integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do.

These positions are being filled under Direct-Hire Authority for the Department of Defense for Post-Secondary Students and Recent Graduates. The Secretary of the Air Force has delegated authority by the Office of the Secretary of Defense to directly appoint qualified post-secondary students and recent graduates directly into competitive service positions; these positions may be professional or administrative occupations and are located Air Force-Wide. Positions may be filled as permanent or term with a full-time or part-time work schedule. Pay will vary by geographic location.
*** The term "Current post-secondary student" mean a person who is currently enrolled in, and in good academic standing at a full-time program at an institution of higher education; and is make satisfactory progress toward receipt of a baccalaureate or graduate degree; and has completed at least one year of the program.
*** The term "recent graduate" means a person who was awarded a degree by an institution of higher education not more than two years before the date of the appointment of such person, except that in the case of a person who has completed a period of obligated service in a uniform service of more than four years.

This is a Direct Hire Public Notice, under this recruitment procedure applications will be accepted for each location/ installation identified in this Public Notice and selections are made for vacancies as they occur. There may or may not be actual/projected vacancies at the time you submit your application.

This Public Notice is to gather applications which may or may not result in a referral or selection.

This Public Notice may be used to fill positions in other equivalent pay systems (i.e., NH, NJ, NK).

Please read this Public Notice in its entirety prior to submitting your application for consideration.

  • Occasional Travel
  • You may be expected to travel for this position.

  • No

  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Males must be registered for Selective Service, see
  • Total salary varies depending on location of position
  • PCS expenses if authorized will be paid IAW JTR and Air Force Regulations
  • Recruitment incentives may be authorized
  • For GS-05: 3 years, 1 year of which was equivalent to at least GS-4 General Experience; Or 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree.
    For GS-07: one year of specialized experience, equivalent to at least the GS-05 grade level in the Federal service, which has equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. My experience may include knowledge of commonly applied real estate principles, rules, regulations, and practices, and a general understanding of real estate markets.
    For GS-09: one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 level in the Federal service, which has equipped me with the particular knowledge, skill, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. My experience may include knowledge of environmental laws and regulations to determine the appropriateness of alternative uses of land or property considering the presence of hazardous waste and the impact on cost effectiveness of acquisition or disposal projects equipment.
    For GS-11: one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 level in the Federal service, which has equipped me with the particular knowledge, skill, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. My experience may include knowledge of a wide range of complex real property laws, legal procedures, regulations, instructions, directives, principles, concepts, and practices; as well as a good understanding of the real estate market to acquire real property involving a combination of complicating factors which involves high volume activity.

    To view qualifying educational requirements and/or combination of education and specialized experience click on the following link:

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
    1. Knowledge of commonly applied real property principles, rules, regulations, and practices as well as agency, state, and local government procedures and appropriate statutes and policies.
    2. Knowledge of space management and utilization practices and techniques, and policies and procedures for real property documentation and records.
    3. Knowledge of outgrant procedures and required documentation.
    4. Knowledge of property disposal policies and procedures.
    5. Skill in gathering, evaluating, and interpreting data to arrive at valid conclusions and offer meaningful recommendations.
    6. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, using tact and diplomacy

    PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

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

    IF USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY: You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.


    • Position may be subject to random drug testing
    • Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, to include evenings, weekends and/or holidays
    • Shift work and emergency overtime may be required
    • Employee must maintain current certifications
    • Position may require an appropriate security clearance



    • Performs conventional real property functions relating to the acquisition, management, and disposal of government real property. Conducts complete physical inventories to ensure accurate assignment information and/or compliance inspections of installation leased or federally owned facilities every five years; every three years for historic property.
    • Acquires interest in real property and use rights with limited complicating factors. Determines the appropriate real property interest to be acquired to satisfy the requirements for specific projects (i.e., fee simple, easement, leasehold, mineral and other rights, permit or license).
    • Determines need for and takes actions, such as easements and permits, and negotiates minor outgrants. Provides information to prospective grantees, (e.g., government officials, bank officials, private individuals, etc.) concerning property and facilities available for outgrant, including policies, terms, conditions, and other pertinent matters.
    • Performs work associated with the processing of excess land or proposed facility disposal actions. Disposes of property in prescribed geographic areas with few environmental concerns and a large real estate market in which sales have little economic impact.
    • Gathers data and prepares reports. Reviews and updates installation real property records to ensure existence and completeness for an accurate inventory of real property assets and maintains auditable supporting documentation within the authoritative data source.

    Additional Information:

    This announcement may be used to fill one or more vacancies.
    Duties and responsibilities vary and may increase according to grade level.
    This public notice may be used to fill target grades (e.g. GS-05 Target GS-11).