Realty Specialist

Washington D.C.
Mar 20, 2019
Mar 20, 2019
Full Time

25% or less - Travel up to 25% may be required.

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • US Citizenship or National (Residents of American Samoa and Swains Island)
  • Meet all eligibility criteria within 30 days of the closing date
  • Meet time-in-grade within 30 days of the closing date, if applicable
  • Register with Selective Service, if you are a male born after 12/31/1959
  • Applicants must submit college transcript(s).
  • If selected, you must meet the following conditions:

    • Receive authorization from OPM on any job offer you receive, if you are or were (within the last 5 years) a political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch.
    • Serve a one year probationary period, if required.
    • Undergo and pass a background investigation (Tier 2 investigation level).
    • Have your identity and work status eligibility verified if you are not a GSA employee.  We will use the Department of Homeland Security’s e-Verify system for this. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of continued employment.
    • Complete a financial disclosure report to verify that no conflict, or an appearance of conflict, exists between your financial interest and this position.

    For each job on your resume, provide:

    • the exact dates you held  each job (from month/year to month/year)
    • number of hours per week you worked (if part time).    

    If you have volunteered your service through a National Service program (e.g., Peace Corps, Americorps), we encourage you to apply and include this experience on your resume.

    For a brief video on creating a Federal resume, click here

    The GS-13 salary range starts at $98,317.00 per year.  If you are a new federal employee, your starting salary will likely be set at the Step 1 of the grade for which you are selected.  

    Quality Ranking Factors (QRFs): QRFs are knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) that could be expected to significantly enhance performance in a position, but are not essential for satisfactory performance. Applicants who possess such KSA's may be ranked above those who do not, but no one may be rated ineligible solely for failure to possess such KSA's. The Quality Ranking Factor for this position is the ability to acquire and maintain a warrant, which includes formal training, experience (on the job training) and a minimum of 24 semester hours (or equivalent) of business college coursework or a bachelor’s degree.


    In addition to the Basic Requirements listed above, you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience in all aspects of real property acquisition and related disciplines to ensure consistent, efficient, and predictable execution of site selection, and relocation projects. Such experience must demonstrate expert knowledge of realty related laws (especially the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Act of 1970), regulations, principles, practices and skills to negotiate offers to acquire real property for new construction and relocation; and demonstrated skill in oral communications to present sensitive recommendations to higher authority.

    Note: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit:

    Bargaining Unit status: Not Applicable

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    You will be evaluated on the questions you answer during the application process, which will measure your overall possession of the following competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities.  Your responses to these questions must be supported by your resume or your score may be lowered.

    1. Knowledge of the real property acquisition and relocation programs and other PBS program areas, with an emphasis on real property acquisition, site selection, and relocation programs to apply experimental theories and new developments to customer satisfaction, problems not susceptible to treatment by accepted methods and to make decisions or recommendations significantly changing, interpreting, or developing important public policies for the real property acquisition and relocation programs.
    2. Skill in oral communications to present sensitive recommendations to higher authority to obtain compliance with policies from local activities, to articulate positions/policy of vast technical complexity and to represent the agency on task forces.
    3. Knowledge of program initiatives, related laws, regulations, methodologies and/or policies to provide sound and authoritative technical guidance on all issues related to this program.
    4. Skill in negotiation strategies that will lead to successful real property acquisitions, through concise explanation of complex issues and persuasion techniques.

    Additional assessments may be used, and, if so, you will be provided with further instructions.

    If you are eligible under Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan or GSA’s Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP/CTAP), you must receive a score of 85 or higher to receive priority.

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    Drug test required No

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