Chief Appraiser

Employer
USAJobs
Location
District of Columbia, D.C
Posted
Mar 05, 2021
Closes
Mar 13, 2021
Function
Executive, Chief
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

As a Chief Appraiser you will serve as the Director of Real Property Valuation Division providing executive direction and comprehensive management over the development of policies, processes, standards, guidance, and performance for the execution of GSA valuation functions and programs, for the appraisal and valuation of government owned and leased real property nationwide.

Location of position:Public Buildings Service, Office of Portfolio Management and Customer Engagement, Washington, DC.

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Responsibilities

**THIS ANNOUNCEMENT HAS BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL 3/19/2021**

As the Chief Appraiser you will perform the following duties:
  • As Chief Appraiser, the incumbent is responsible for maintaining unassailable professional valuation standards and ethics. Exercise and/or delegate authority as authorized to approve or reject valuation opinions across all GSA valuations functions. Provide and establish agency-wide valuation policy, guidance, standards and training for GSA valuations staff. Provide expertise, market perspective and advice to senior leadership, Divisions and Regions on specific asset decisions and strategies.
  • Provide oversight, expert advice and management of related programs and functions, including the National Center for Site Acquisition and Relocation, and PBS's National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) program. Direct and manage electronic and data resources, databases and coordination of data and electronic interface with other Divisions.
  • Provide expert asset management advice/consultation on real estate disposition, investments, exchanges, and related financial performance issues. Design and evaluates complex studies, benchmarks, and asset performance metrics for asset financial performance, investment decisions and rate setting alternatives. Evaluate, establish and maintain contracts for market data and analytic services and sources, in support of the nationwide programs.
  • Serve as GSA's principal expert and spokesperson for all matters pertaining to real estate valuation, responding to valuations policy issues; maintaining professional relationships representing GSA in the appraisal community, with other Federal agencies and with professional organizations. Provide authoritative advice and guidance and supports other Divisions in the development and review of Asset Business Plans; Retention/Disposal studies; evaluation of portfolio plans, feasibility plans and project proposals.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional Travel may be required for training.

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
15

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • US Citizenship or National (Residents of American Samoa and Swains Island)
  • Meet all eligibility criteria within 30 days of the closing date
  • Register with Selective Service if you are a male born after 12/31/1959
  • Must Submit a copy of a valid State Certified General Appraiser's License.
  • Must submit a non-residential professional designation or accreditation


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 supervisory or managerial probationary period, if required.
  • Undergo and pass a background investigation (Tier 4 investigation level).
  • Complete a financial disclosure report to verify that no conflict, or an appearance of conflict, exists between your financial interest and this position.
  • 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.
  • Must hold and maintain a valid State Certified General Appraiser's License.
  • Must hold and maintain a non-residential professional designation or accreditation issued by an original member organization of the Appraisal Foundation.


Qualifications

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).

NOTE: Qualifications are based on length and level of experience. Therefore, in addition to describing duties performed, applicants must provide the exact dates of each period of employment (from month/year to month/year) and the number of hours per week if part time. Qualification determinations cannot be made when resumes do not include the required information, so failure to provide this information may result in disqualification.

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 -1171-15 salary range starts at $144,128 per year.

Specialized experience:

To qualify, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 level or higher in the Federal service. Specialized experience is expert experience preparing, reviewing and analyzing complex and varied real estate appraisals of unique commercial, industrial, and multi-purpose properties.

Selective Placement Factor (SPF): In addition to the qualification requirements listed above, you must also meet the following SPF, which has been identified as:

In order to be considered for this position you must hold and maintain a valid, current Certified General appraiser's license from any state. You must provide a photocopy of your State Certified General Appraiser's License with your application.

In order to be considered for this position you must hold and maintain a non-residential professional designation or accreditation issued by an original member organization of the Appraisal Foundation, that includes experience requirements, training in appraisal practice approved by the Appraiser Qualifications Board, a demonstration report, peer review and a comprehensive examination? You must provide a photocopy document showing that you hold a non-residential professional designation or accreditation along with your application

Education

This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

Bargaining Unit status: Not Applicable

On a case-by-case basis, the following incentives may be approved:
  • Recruitment incentive if you are new to the federal government
  • Relocation incentive if you are a current federal employee
  • Credit toward vacation leave if you are new to the federal government

Relocation-related expenses are not approved and will be your responsibility.

Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement as needed; through other means; or not at all.

If you are eligible under Merit Promotion, you may also apply under Vacancy Announcement #21PBSC192KTMP. You must apply separately to each announcement to be considered for both.

We are currently filling one vacancy, but additional vacancies may be filled through this announcement or in other GSA organizations within the same commuting area.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

We will use a method called Category Rating to assess your application. Here's how it will work:
  • You will be scored on the questions you answer during the application process, which will measure your possession of the following competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities:
  • Knowledge of applicable laws, regulations, standards, and policies to manage and provide leadership for appraisal policy, quality control and review and make informed determinations on extremely difficult and controversial valuation assignments and processes in accordance with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice and the Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisition.
  • Ability to provide advice, oversight and manage Real Property Valuation programs and functions, including the National Center for Site Acquisition and Relocation, and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) program.
  • Ability to advise and consult on asset management, real estate disposition, investments, exchanges, and related financial performance issues.
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing.
  • Your answers to the questions will be used to place you in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified.
  • We will verify your answers to the questions in your resume. If your resume doesn't support your answers, we may lower your score, which could place you in a lower category.
  • Within each category, veterans will receive selection priority over non-veterans.

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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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
No

Position sensitivity and risk
High Risk (HR)

Trust determination process
Credentialing , Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

ALL required documents must be submitted before the closing date. Review the following list to determine what you need to submit.
  • GSA OIG Employees: Submit latest SF 50 (other than award SF 50)
  • CTAP eligible - submit a, b, and c: (a) proof of eligibility including agency notice; (b) SF-50, and (c) most recent performance appraisal.
  • Current or Former Political Appointees: Submit SF-50.
  • Submit a copy of a non-residential professional designation or accreditation issued by an original member organization of the Appraisal Foundation.
  • Submit a valid State Certified General Appraiser's License (Any State).

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