Realty Specialist

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Washington, D.C
Nov 05, 2019
Nov 13, 2019
Full Time


This position is located in the Acquisition Section, under Real Property - Lease Acquisition and Administration Branch, Management Services Division.

The Realty Specialist has the responsibility for planning and managing assigned segments of the FPAC realty property portfolio.

There are multiple vacancies in each of the three locations. Salary will be determined after selections are made in the respective locations.
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  • Plans, coordinates and administers assigned segments of the FPAC real property portfolio and as designated by the supervisor, provides support to in execution of cradle to grave real property management services.
  • Works closely with internal stakeholders to coordinate and facilitate lease award and administration, to include: coordinating and verifying performance of inspections for building code compliance.
  • Researches, interprets and applies complete regulations, policies and procedures; generates reports; researches and reviews written materials and documents in order to obtain a thorough understanding of issues and policies.
  • Develops and applies effective problem resolution skills to identify problems to resolve issues and help improve the management of the real property portfolio by the branch.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a US Citizen or US National
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be Selective Service registered or exempt
  • Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint check
  • Successful completion of one-year probationary period, unless previously served.
  • Direct Deposit: Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution
  • Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit E-Verify at


Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement including specialized experience and/or education, as defined below.

At the GS-09 Level: You must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 level in the Federal service, or comparable experience not gained through federal service. Specialized experience is defined as processing real property activities pertaining to easement deeds, real estate acquisition, contracting, space optimization, modernization and utilization as pertaining to customer space requirements for facility buildouts and renovations to include coordinating building inspections, final as-built walk-throughs and punch list compliance. Evidence of the defined specialized experience should be included in your resume. Examples of specialized experience include: Coordinating/verifying performance of inspections for building code compliances, generating reports pertaining to the real property portfolio, in response to requests from management officials and customers, working with Lease Contracting Officers Representatives (LCOR) or other assigned local points of contact (POC) to monitor day-to-day customer requirements, impacts on lease terms (if any), and lessor's performance, assisting in the preparation and processing of Reimbursable Work Authorization (RWA) forms; experience with Automated Information Systems pertaining to Real Property, (i.e. Corporate Property Automated Information System (CPAIS), Lease and Reimbursable Agreement Tracking (LRAT) or similar system. OR

Completed a masters or equivalent graduate degree; or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; or, LL.B or J.D., in a field such as: Real Estate, Business, etc. (Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts for verification), OR

Combination of Specialized Experience and Education: A combination of graduate-level education and specialized experience, as described above. (This combination must have equipped you with the necessary knowledge and/or experience to successfully perform the duties of this position. Combinations of experience and education must total at least 100% as outlined in the OPM Qualifications policy).

At the GS-11 Level: You must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the Federal GS-09 level or higher, or comparable experience not gained through Federal service performing work that requires knowledge of a wide range of real estate principles, concepts, and practices as well as a good understanding of the real estate market. Examples of specialized experience include: acquiring property or space, relocating employees, tenants, and/or property owners, negotiating the terms and conditions of complex leases or similar types of agreements or authorizing documents for different types of properties; acquiring goods and services, including construction of new buildings; and the acquisition of real property and determining actual space needs and the best use of the space to address all those needs; and performing detailed market surveys and analysis, OR

Successfullycompleted a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or three full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree in Marketing, Business Administration, Finance, Economics, or related degree, etc. (NOTE: You must attach a copy of your transcripts for verification). OR

Combination of Specialized Experience and Education:
A combination of graduate-level education and specialized experience, as described above. (This combination must have equipped you with the necessary knowledge and/or experience to successfully perform the duties of this position. Combinations of experience and education must total at least 100% as outlined in the OPM Qualifications policy.)

At both grades, you must be able to obtain a Federal Leasing Warrant within 24 months of hire date and to maintain Federal Leasing Warrant.

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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


College Transcript: If you are qualifying based on education, submit a copy of your college transcript that lists college courses detailing each course by the number and department (i.e., bio 101, math 210, etc.), course title, number of credit hours and grade earned. You must submit with your application package evidence that any education completed in a foreign institution was appropriately accredited by an accredited body recognized by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education as equivalent to U.S. Education standards. You may submit an unofficial copy of the transcript at the initial phase of the application process; however, if selected, you will be required to submit official transcripts prior to entering on duty. Please refer to the "How to Apply" section for instructions on submitting the transcript.

Additional information

Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), Reemployment Priority List (RPL), or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): Visit the OPM website for information on how to apply as a CTAP, RPL, or ICTAP eligible. To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors. CTAP/ICTAP candidates must 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, CTAP/ICTAP applicants must receive a rating of at least 85 out of a possible 100.

If you are selected for a position with further promotion potential, you will be placed under a career development plan, and may be non-competitively promoted if you successfully complete the requirements and if recommended by management. However, promotion is neither implied nor guaranteed.

This position is being concurrently announced under Merit Promotion Announcement Number FPAC-20-10639360-MP-KC-SRN. That announcement is open to status candidates for the Kansas City, MO location only!. Applying to both announcements may expand the possibilities of consideration since different referral criteria apply to each type of announcement. See the above announcement for more information.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Applications will be evaluated in accordance with Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) Delegated Examining Procedures and USDA policy using category rating. Applicants who meet basic minimum qualifications will be placed in one out of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans. Category placement will be determined based on applicants' quality of experience and the extent they possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA) or competencies:
  • Real Property, Real Estate, Data Analysis
  • Written Communication, Conflict Management, Representing the Agency
Your application, including the online Assessment Questionnaire, will be reviewed to determine if you meet (a) minimum qualification requirements and (b) the resume supports the answers provided to the job-specific questions. Your resume must clearly support your responses to all the questions addressing experience and education relevant to this position. Those determined to be in the best qualified category will be referred to the selecting official for consideration.

Note: If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities, or you may be found ineligible. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Providing inaccurate information on Federal documents could be grounds for non-selection or disciplinary action up to including removal from the Federal service.

Clicking the link below will present a preview of the application form; i.e. the online questionnaire. The application form link below will only provide a preview and does not initiate the application process. To initiate the online application process, click the "Apply" button to the right.

To view the application form, visit:

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

Trust determination process
Credentialing , Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

The following documents are required for your applicant package to be complete. Our office cannot be responsible for incompatible software, your system failure, etc. Encrypted documents will not be accepted. Failure to submit required, legible documents may result in loss of consideration.
  • Resume that includes:1) personal information such as name, address, contact information; 2) education; 3) detailed work experience related to this position as described in the major duties including work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment; title, series, grade (if applicable); 4) other qualifications.
  • If education is required or you are using education to qualify, you must submit a copy of your college transcripts. An unofficial copy is sufficient with the application if it includes your name and the necessary course information; however, if you are selected, you will be required to submit official transcripts prior to entering on duty. Education must have been successfully obtained from an accredited school, college or university. If any education was completed at a foreign institute, you must submit with your application evidence that the institute was appropriately accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as equivalent to U.S. education standards. There are private organizations that specialize in this evaluation and a fee is normally associated with this service. For a list of private organizations that evaluate education, visit the NACES website. All transcripts must be in English or include an English translation.
  • If claiming veteran's preference, you must submit a DD214, Certificate of Release from Active Duty, which shows dates of service and discharge under honorable conditions.If currently on active duty you must submit a certification of expected discharge or release from active duty service under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted.Veteran's preference must be verified prior to appointment.Without this documentation, you will not receive veteran's preference and your application will be evaluated based on the material(s) submitted.
  • If claiming 10-point veteran's preference you must provide the DD214 or certification requirements (see above bullet), plus the proof of entitlement of this preference as listed on the SF-15 Application for 10-point Veterans' Preference. The SF-15 should be included but is not required. Failure to submit these documents could result in the determination that there is insufficient documentation to support your claim for 10-point preference. For more information on veterans' preference visit FEDSHIREVETS
  • Surplus or displaced employees eligible for CTAP, RPL, or ICTAP priority must provide: proof of eligibility (RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for declining a transfer of function or directed reassignment to another commuting area, notice of disability annuity termination), SF-50 documenting separation (as applicable), and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with your application per 5 CFR 330.

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