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Realty Specialist

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## Duties
### Summary
Reclamation is seeking a career professional looking for an opportunity to capitalize on his or her expertise as a Realty Specialist. Make a difference in the West by assisting in meeting increasing water demands while protecting the environment.
Here is an opportunity to join a great organization with excellent growth potential!
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### Responsibilities
1. Recommends whether transactions are feasible after reviewing lands, meeting with landowners, and discussing with other personnel.
2. Requests and assures that hazardous waste surveys and culture compliance are completed.
3. Determines that clear title is available for land, including the status of legal ownership, liens, and probate proceedings.
4. Inspection of the land prior to completion of land transactions and prepares all land documents and correspondence.
5. Prepares administrative determination of value for use authorizations under $25,000.
### Travel Required
Occasional travel - Occasional may be travel required.
##### Supervisory status
No
##### Promotion Potential
11
#### Job family (Series)
1170 Realty
Requirements
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## Requirements
### Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship or National
Suitability for Federal employment determined by a background investigation
Must submit a resume and supporting documentation - See How to Apply
Must meet specialized experience requirements - See Qualifications
For veterans consideration, submit documents under Required Documents
Submit transcripts, if required, to verify education requirements
Applicants must meet all qualification requirements, including time-in-grade restrictions and any selective factors, by the closing date of the announcement.
TIME-IN-GRADE: Former career or career-conditional employees, who have a break in service of less than one year, are required to meet the time-in-grade restriction of one year of Federal experience at the next lower grade, with few exceptions outlined in 5 CFR 300.603(b).
### Qualifications
In order to be rated as qualified for this position, the HR Office must be able to determine that the applicant meets the specialized experience requirement - this information must be included in the resume.
To qualify at the GS-09: applicants must posses one-year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 in Federal service. Specialized experience at this level is defined as: experience that demonstrates the applicants' ability to respond to inquiries and explain Realty services, processes, and procedures. Prepare and provide oversight to management with realty transactions for review and approval, performing quality assurance on detail transaction data, i.e., contracts and conveyances, coordinating records for compliance with established record management guidelines, assisting in maintaining and retrieving information from automated data systems, assisting with ensuring that leases, permits, easements and/or rights-of-way are issued at or above fair market value and that all terms and conditions of the contract are met. Work with land descriptions, appraisals, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Title Status Report (TSR), and other clearances to ensure compliance; consulting with beneficiaries, lessees, land owners and other interested parties about the contracting process, options and other Realty needs OR master's 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., if related; OR a equivalent combinations of education and specialized experience.
To qualify at the GS-11: applicants must posses one-year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 in Federal service. Specialized experience at this level is defined as: working with real estate principles, practices, property rights, and property evaluation concepts involving land transactions and experience supervising, leading, and/or directing a diverse group to attain work accomplishments; OR Ph.D., or equivalent doctoral degree, or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, or LL.M., if related; OR a equivalent combinations of education and specialized experience.
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, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. Applicants will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
### Education
This vacancy announcement allows substituting education for experience. Applicants must submit a copy of college transcript(s) (unofficial copy is acceptable) to support claimed education if substituting education for experience. Transcripts must include the name of the college or university and date the degree was conferred. Non-submission may result in being rated not-qualified for the position.
Foreign Education: To receive credit for education completed outside the United States, applicants must show proof that the education has been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and such education has been deemed at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs.
### Additional information
Position is being advertised concurrently under BR-PN-DE-CCA-19-004 for all US Citizens and Nationals. Applicants interested in applying under both announcement numbers, must submit application packages for each.
Reclamation has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisory approval.
The career ladder promotion potential of this position is the GS-11 level. However, this position may be filled at a lower grade. If so, when and if it is determined that a subsequent promotion is warranted, it may be made without further competition. Promotion up to and including the GS-11 level is neither guaranteed nor automatic.
Location ? Ephrata, WA http://www.usbr.gov/pn/about/hr/area-information.html
Additional Information on Relocation Expenses: The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), signed into law this past December, suspends the moving expense deduction and the exclusion from income of qualified employer reimbursements of moving expenses that was allowed under previous tax laws. As a result, employer reimbursements for moving costs are now generally taxed at the same rate as ordinary income.
At the present time, we have 3 vacancies; however, this announcement may be used to fill additional, equivalent positions at this duty location
Applicants initially appointed to a career-conditional position must serve a 1-year probationary period.
DOI uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including applicant rights and responsibilities, please visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify.
Selective Service: Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must certify registration with the Selective Service System or that the applicant is exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. Go to: http://www.sss.gov
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### How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Human Resources (HR) will review resumes and transcripts, if applicable, to ensure applicants meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided in the assessment questionnaire. The assessment questionnaire will take approximately 45 minutes to complete. Applicants determined best qualified will be referred to the selecting official.
Applicants will be further evaluated on the following ?Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)? through his/her resume and responses to the online questions.
KSA 1: Broad knowledge of real estate principles, practices, property rights and property evaluation concepts.
KSA 2: Knowledge of easements, deeds, and purchase and sale contracts, mortgages, title report, and leases.
KSA 3: Ability to apply applicable realty laws, legal procedures, and documents to effectively complete realty transactions.
KSA 4: Knowledge of land values and uses, and familiarity with social, ecological, and financial trends of the realty market.
KSA 5: Knowledge of how to meet and deal effectively with a broad range of people.
Applicant?s answers to questions will be verified against information provided in their online resume. Be sure that the resume clearly supports the responses to all the questions by addressing experience, education, and/or training relevant to this position. Applicants must make a fair and accurate assessment of their qualifications. If a determination is made that an applicant has rated themselves higher than is apparent in his/her description of experience, competencies, skills, and/or education/training OR that his/her resume/application is incomplete, the applicant may be rated ineligible or his/her score may be lowered.
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### Background checks and security clearance
##### Security clearance
Other
##### Drug test required
No
Required Documents
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## Required Documents
To be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit a resume (with dates of employment, i.e. years and months), an on-line assessment questionnaire, and the following supporting documents, as appropriate.
SF-50, NOTIFICATION OF PERSONNEL ACTION: Status applicants (transfer, reassignment, reinstatement, promotion, etc.) MUST submit a copy of their SF-50, verifying highest rate of pay and documenting career or career-conditional status in the competitive service (Tenure 1 or 2) for which the applicant is claiming eligibility. Do not submit award SF-50s. FAILURE TO SUBMIT AN SF-50 VERIFYING STATUS WILL RESULT IN THE APPLICANT NOT BEING CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION.
VEOA: For candidates eligible under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA), he/she must submit the appropriate DD-214 (Member 4 Copy) documenting eligibility.
Special Non-Competitive Appointing Authorities: For more information on special non-competitive appointing authorities, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/appointments/
Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) Eligibles: If you are a current or former land management agency appointee ? you must provide documentation to verify eligibility as follows:
a) A copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, that reflects having initially been hired under competitive examining procedures to a time limited (temporary/term) appointment;
b) A copy of SF-50(s), Notification of Personnel Action(s), that reflect having served under one (1) or more time-limited (temporary/term) appointments by a land management agency for a period totaling more than 24 months without a break in service of two (2) or more years; and
(c) A copy of your Performance Appraisal Plan and/or Supervisor Memorandum that reflects having performed at an acceptable level during each period of service.
For more information on LMWFA, visit: https://chcoc.gov/content/implementing-policy-guidance-land-management-workforce-flexibility-act.
NOTE: If applying as a LMWFA eligible, applicants are required to contact Vena Vosquez, HR Assistant at (208)378-5137 or vvosquez@usbr.gov to complete the application process.
DD-214, Certificate of Release from Active Duty: Applicants who are entitled to veterans? preference must submit a copy of his/her DD-214 (Member 4 Copy), or an official statement of service from his/her command if he/she is currently on active duty, or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proves the applicants military service was performed under honorable conditions. If the applicant has a compensable service connected disability, submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, and the required documentation requested by this form, in addition to the DD-214.
For information on veteran's eligibility visit: https://www.fedshirevets.gov/hire/hrp/vetguide/index.aspx
CTAP/ICTAP: CTAP/ICTAP provides placement assistance to permanent Federal employees who are surplus, displaced, or involuntarily separated. Applicants claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit a copy of their most recent performance appraisal, proof of eligibility, and most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with their application. To be considered under CTAP/ICTAP, applicants must be well-qualified (i.e., meet the minimum qualification requirements, including selective factors, education and experience requirements) and score at least 85.0 on the assessment questionnaire as established, and be able to perform the duties of the position upon entry.
For information on CTAP visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/federal-employees/ctap/
For information on ICTAP visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/federal-employees/ictap/
Transcripts: Applicants MUST furnish a copy of college transcripts, if applicable. If selected, the applicant will be required to provide official college transcripts to verify educational qualifications prior to reporting for work.
#### If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
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.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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## Benefits
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.
Working for the Bureau of Reclamation offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. To explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees, visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/fastfacts/quickguide.pdf
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
How to Apply
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## How to Apply
Applications (resume and assessment questionnaire) for this vacancy MUST be received online BEFORE midnight Eastern Time (Washington, DC time) on the closing date of this announcement. To apply, click the blue APPLY ONLINE button at the top of the page.
This vacancy is being announced through Bureau of Reclamation?s Hiring System?HireMe. For more information about the HireMe system and the registration process, visit: http://www.usbr.gov/pmts/hr/hireme.html
As part of the on-line application process, applicants may be required to submit supporting documents. Failure to submit the requested supporting documents may result in the applicant not being considered for this position. Options for submitting supporting documentation include:
Auto Requested Fax or uploading from the applicants USAJOBS profile ? instructions provided during the online application process
E-mail to vvosquez@usbr.gov
Fax directly to the HR Office at (208) 378-5023
Mail to the Bureau of Reclamation, ATTN: PN-1446, 1150 North Curtis Road, Suite 100, Boise, Idaho 83706-1234 ? or ?
Hand deliver to the Bureau of Reclamation, Human Resources ? Room 109, 1150 North Curtis Road, Boise, Idaho.
Include the applicant name and vacancy number on supporting documents.
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### Agency contact information
### Human Resources
##### Phone
208-378-5155
##### Fax
208-378-5023
##### Email
vvosquez@usbr.gov
##### Address
BUREAU OF RECLAMATION
1150 N. Curtis Road, Suite 100
Boise, Idaho 83706-1234
United States
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### Next steps
Upon successful submission of the application packet, applicants will receive a confirmation email from USAJOBS. If this email confirmation is not received by the applicant, the application has not yet been accepted by the system.
After all application packages have been received, resumes and transcripts will be reviewed to ensure applicants meet the basic qualification requirements. Each applicant who meets the basic qualifications will be further evaluated on the information provided in the Assessment Questionnaire. Best-qualified applicants will be referred to the selecting official. After making a tentative job offer, a suitability and/or security background investigation will be conducted. A final job offer is typically made within 40 days after the deadline for applications. Applicants should monitor their status for positions with the Bureau of Reclamation by regularly checking their public status notifications in the USAJOBS profile.
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Fair & Transparent
## Fair & Transparent
The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
### Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants
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### Reasonable Accommodation Policy
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.
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#### Legal and regulatory guidance
Financial suitability
Social security number request
Privacy Act
Signature and false statements
Selective Service
New employee probationary period
This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/514062100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
Open & closing dates: 10/17/2018 to 10/31/2018
Service: Competitive
Pay scale & grade: GS 09 - 11
Salary: $50,598 to $79,586 per year
Appointment type: Permanent - This is a PERMANENT position.
Work schedule: Full-Time - This is a FULL TIME position.


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