Realty Specialist

Washington D.C.
Mar 22, 2018
Mar 22, 2018
Full Time

Occasional travel - 1 - 5 nights per month maximum

Relocation expenses reimbursed Yes As permitted by regulations


Conditions Of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Current career/career-conditional NRCS employee (must submit Performance Appraisal signed and dated with past 18 months and recent SF-50 showing current career/career-conditional status with NRCS)
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1995
  • One year probationary or trial period may be required
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a State driver's license
  • This position requires the incumbent to file and OGE-450, Filing Confidential Statements of Affiliations and Financial Interest, and to attend a mandatory ethics training annually.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a valid State driver's license in order to drive government vehicles.
  • The incumbent must obtain and maintain a delegation of Real Estate Contracting Authority (RECO) within one year of being selected for this position.

Area of Consideration: This announcement is only open to current career/career-conditional employees of the USDA NRCS Applicants MUST submit recent SF-50(s) reflecting this status.

Time-in-Grade Requirements: Merit promotion applicants holding or having held a GS position in the past 52 weeks must meet applicable time-in-grade requirements. One year at the GS-12 is required to be eligible for the GS-13 . Time-in-Grade requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement. Applicants MUST submit an SF-50 that illustrates time-in-grade and reflects title, series, and grade. No Award SF-50 will be accepted.

Minimum Qualifications

Specialized Experience: One or more years of specialized work experience, equivalent to at least the GS-12 level of the Federal service, performing the following duties: 1) implementing policy and procedures, and tools related to support easement acquisition transactions; 2) negotiating and resolving very complex and controversial realty transactions; 3) performing research and analysis on complex property issues in order to provide support and guidance in real estate laws, concepts, and principles relating to the acquisition, administration, and enforcement of conservation easements; and 4) consulting orally and in writing in the area of real and personal property management to customers, managers, and interested parties.

All qualification requirements must be met by 11:59 pm Eastern Time on 03/21/2018
Please be clear and specific in describing your experience. If your resume does not support your claim of qualifying experience, we will not allow credit for your response(s).

There is no educational substitute for specialized experience at this grade level.

  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see
  • Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP): For information on how to apply as a CTAP eligible see To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, surplus or displaced Federal employee must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors, and be rated and determined to be well qualified (or above) based on an evaluation of the competencies listed in the How You Will Be Evaluated section. When assessed through a score-based category rating method, applicants must receive a rating of at least 85 out of a possible 100.
  • This is a non-bargaining unit position.
  • This position may be eligible for telework within the commuting area of the duty location. Employee participation is at the discretion of the supervisor.
  • If contacted for an interview, applicants must be available within 3 business days.
  • Applicants who receive a tentative job offer will have 2 business days to respond.
  • This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
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You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

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