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REALTY SPECIALIST (Pathways Re...

REALTY SPECIALIST (Pathways Recent Graduate)

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Seattle, WA 98194

Posted: 8/16/2018 - Expires: 10/15/2018

Job ID: 199394739


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## Duties

### Summary

**About the Position:**Position(s) will be filled under the Department of the Army Pathways Recent Graduates Program. Click here for more information on Pathways program participation. After Program completion, Department of the Army Recent Graduates MAY be converted to a permanent position or to a term position (a project-based term of employment lasting between one and four years).

You will serve as project manager or action officer for specific real estate projects.

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### Responsibilities

* At the developmental GS-09 level, your work increases in difficulty, complexity, and responsibility as you gain experience and demonstrate a full comprehension of assigned work
* You will obtain leases of real property.
* Examine and analyze public records, appraisal reports, right of way maps and title evidence to identify matters affecting negotiations.
* Ensure Lessor's compliance with contractual obligations without jeopardizing Agency's public image.
* Prepare documentation and coordinates with General Services Agency (GSA) for lease of Government controlled space.
* Issue, manage and terminate out-grants (leases, easements, licenses, permits, consents, oil and gas offers, etc.).

### Travel Required

Occasional travel - Business travel is approximately 10%

##### Supervisory status

No

##### Promotion Potential

11

* #### Job family (Series)

1170 Realty

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## Requirements

### Conditions of Employment

* Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
* The duties of this position require the incumbent to possess or obtain and maintain a valid state Driver's License in one of the 50 U.S. states or possessions to operate vehicles.

### Qualifications

**Who May Apply:** Positions are open to:
* Recent graduates who have completed, within the previous two years, a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution. Short-term training programs (e.g. several two-week programs completed) are not considered an academic course of study.
* Preference eligible veterans who were precluded from applying due to their military service obligation begin their two-year eligibility period upon release or discharge from active duty. Eligibility for these veterans cannot exceed six years after degree or certificate completion
Applicants can be selected at either the GS-09 or GS-11 level. The target grade of this position is GS-11.

After Program completion, Department of the Army Recent Graduates MAY be converted to a permanent position or to a term position (a project-based term of employment lasting between one and four years).

To be eligible for conversion to a permanent or term position, Recent Graduates must:
* Be a U.S. Citizen
* Successfully complete all the requirements of the Recent Graduate Program as defined in the Agency Participant Agreement.
* Demonstrate successful job performance.
* Meet the Office of Personnel Management qualification standard including any applicable positive education requirements and/or selection placement factors and any other designated special qualifications requirements and conditions of employment (e.g. medical standards) appropriate for the position to which being converted.

To learn more, please visit the Office of Personnel Management webpage, Hiring Authorities: Students & Recent Graduates.

In order to qualify, you must meet one of the education or experience requirements described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

***GS-09***Specialized Experience:One year of specialized experience which includes managing real estate activities. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the second lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-07).


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Education: 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. Real Estate, Business Management, Paralegal, Planning, Economics, Contracting, Surveying, Cartography, in a field which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position, such as: [insert applicable field(s) of study].

OR

Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12. Then divide the total number of completed graduate semester hours (or equivalent) beyond the first year (total graduate semester hours minus 18) by 18. Add the two percentages.

**GS-11**Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes planning and completing real estate transactions AND managing real estate activities AND negotiating real estate transactions. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the second lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-09).

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Education: Ph.D or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M. in a field which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position, such as Real Estate, Business Management, Paralegal, Planning, Economics, Contracting, Surveying, Cartography.

OR

Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12. Then divide the total number of completed graduate semester hours (or equivalent) beyond the second year (total graduate semester hours minus 36) by 18. Add the two percentages.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:

* Information Management
* Planning and Evaluating
* Problem Solving
* Real Estate

### Education

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

### Additional information

* Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
* You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
* Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
* Direct Deposit of Pay is required.
* This is a Career Program (CP) 18 position.
* Recent Graduates must sign a Participant Agreement with the Agency.
* If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
* You may claim military spouse preference.
* Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
* If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.
* Non competitive promotion potential to the GS-11.
* Career ladder promotions are not guaranteed. An employee can only be promoted when he/she demonstrates ability to work at a higher level, and when the promotion is in line with the agency's authorized ceiling and staffing policies. Additionally, the decision to promote lies with an authorizing official, who makes that determination based on a number of factors.

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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.

Once the announcement has closed, a review of your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your résumé and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If, after reviewing your résumé and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentive awards in your resume as that information may be taken into consideration during the selection process. If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation.

**Basis for Rating**: Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Ideal, Strong and Eligible Candidate. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.

* Ideal: This category is typically for those candidates who have experience surveying and/or conducting real estate title searches and examining AND a degree/certificate in Real Estate, Business Management, Paralegal, Law, Planning, Economics, Contracting, Surveying, Cartography, or other related degree. This may include paid or unpaid experience.
* Strong: This category is typically for those candidates who have a degree/certificate in Real Estate, Business Management, Paralegal, Law, Planning, Economics, Contracting, Surveying, Cartography, or other related degree with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
* Eligible: This category will be used for those candidates who meet the minimum qualifications of the position.

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### Background checks and security clearance

##### Security clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

##### Drug test required

No

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## Required Documents

The documents you are required to submit vary based on whether or not you are eligible for preference in federal employment. A complete description of preference categories and the associated required documents is in the Applicant Checklist (External).

**1. Your resume:**

* Your resume may be submitted in any format and must support the specialized experience described in this announcement.
* If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.
* For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application will be marked as incomplete and you will not receive consideration for this position.
* For additional information see: What to include in your resume.

**2. Transcripts:**
* Unofficial transcripts for education claimed in your resume and occupational questionnaire is required. If you provide an unofficial transcript at the time of application and you are selected, you will be asked for official versions prior to appointment. See: Transcripts and Licenses

**3. Other supporting documents:**
* Cover Letter, optional
* Applicants claiming Veterans Preference or Military Spouse preference (MSP): to verify your preference claim you MUST submit supporting documents with your application package.
* If you are currently serving on active duty: You MUST submit a certification from the armed forces that certifies you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date you apply to this opportunity. If you supply a certification at this stage, your preference/eligibility will be verified prior to appointment. More information about Veteran's Preference is located on the Feds Hire Vets website. Please upload veteran's documents under the appropriate category.

NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.

#### 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.

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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.

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## How to Apply

To apply for this position, you must complete the online questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the **Required Documents** section above.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 08/22/2018 to receive consideration

* To begin, click **Apply**to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application (https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10283700).
* Follow the prompts to **select your résumé and/or other supporting documents** to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
* After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and **click to continue with the application process**.
* You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application. **You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete**.
* It is your responsibility to verify that your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date. Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.
* Additional information on how to complete the online application process and submit your online application may be found on the USA Staffing Applicant Resource Center.

To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login), all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/

**If you submit an inquiry to the e-mail address listed in the Agency Contact Information below please identify the announcement number of the position in the subject line of the e-mail. This will expedite a response to your inquiry.**

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### Agency contact information

### Army Applicant Help Desk

##### Phone

(000)000-0000

##### Email

USARMY.APG.CHRA-NE.MBX.APPLICANTHELP@MAIL.MIL

##### Address

HF-APF-W07102 US ARMY ENGINEER DISTRICT, SEATTLE
DO NOT MAIL
Seattle, WA 98134
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### Next steps

If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.

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## 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.

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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/508039400 Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.



*Open & closing dates:* 08/15/2018 to 08/22/2018


*Service:* Competitive


*Pay scale & grade:* GS 9 - 11


*Salary:* $54,869 to $86,305 per year


*Appointment type:* Recent Graduates


*Work schedule:* Full-Time

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

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Seattle, WA 98194

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123749930

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