Realty Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Apr 27, 2021
Closes
May 05, 2021
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

These positions serve as a Realty Specialist performing assignments in the Farm Production and Conservation Mission Area (FPAC)Business Center (FBC), in the Management Services Division, Real Property - Lease Acquisition and Administration Branch.

Duties Include:
  • Develops and applies effective problem resolution skills to identify problems
  • Researches, interprets and applies complete regulations, policies and procedures

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Responsibilities

  • 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 service.
  • 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 service.
  • 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.
  • 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.


Travel Required

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

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
11

Requirements

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 https://www.e-verify.gov/


Qualifications

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

Minimum Qualifications:
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 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 compliance, 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
Education: 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
Education: Successfully completed 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 Grade Levels: 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.

Education

College Transcript: You must submit a copy of your transcripts to include course number, title, completion and grade. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education . If a relevant course is not clearly qualifying (e.g. special topic, seminar, research, thesis, obscure or misleading course title, etc.), please submit an official course syllabi and/or detailed course description from the university/college for that particular course to ensure you are properly evaluated. Please note that qualifications determinations are based solely on the information submitted for each particular vacancy announcement.

Important: 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. Click on this link for more information.

Failure to provide all of the required documents/information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

Additional information

  • IMPORTANT NOTE ON REFERRAL FOR THIS POSITION: This is a Direct-Hire Authority for the 1170 Realty Specialist series within FPAC-BC. All applicants who meet the minimum qualifications for the position will be referred to the selecting official and preference does not apply. There will be no rating system under which to award veteran's preference and additional hiring authorities are irrelevant due to the existence of the Direct-Hire Authority.
    *PLEASE NOTE: Give our continuing need for professionals in this field, we will routinely review applications and refer eligible/qualified candidates for potential interviews multiple times during the open period of the announcement. Reviews and referrals of applications will be completed on an as needed basis.
  • 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.
  • Promotion Potential: 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 eligible for telework within the local commuting area of the position and other flexible work arrangements. Current USDA policy includes telework for an 8 hour work day, 4 days per week; other flexibilities are possible dependent upon availability and/or the position and its associated duties. Employee participation is at the discretion of the supervisor.
  • Recruitment and/or relocation incentives may be authorized.


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 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:
    • Customer Service
    • Decision Making
    • Information Management
    • Real Estate
    • Writing
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: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11086550

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
No

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

Trust determination process
Credentialing

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.
  • 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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