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Department Of Agriculture Portland , OR 97228

Posted 2 months ago

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USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) helps America's farmers and ranchers conserve the Nation's soil, water, air and other natural resources. We need people who want to apply their education and experience to make sure we all enjoy the benefits of productive soil, clean water, clean air, and abundant wildlife that come from a healthy environment. "Helping People Help the Land"

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Work Schedule: Full-time, Monday

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This position is located in the Easement Support Branch, Easement Programs Division (EPD), Deputy Chief for Programs, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Washington, D.C.

The incumbent serves as a National Appraiser and has program responsibility for the valuation of lands and interest in land for all functions and purposes. The incumbent reports to the Branch Chief of the Easement Support Branch of the EPD. Duty Station for this position is to be determined.

This position may be eligible for telework within the commuting area of the duty location of the position.

If contacted for an interview, applicants must be available within 3 business days. Applicants who receive a tentative job offer will have 2 business days to respond.

Travel Required

Occasional travel

  • You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential

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    1171 Appraising

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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is required

  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959

  • A one year trial/probationary period may be required.

  • A background investigation and drug test may be required.


Time-in-Grade Requirements:
Merit promotion applicants having held a GS position in the past 52 weeks must meet applicable time-in-grade requirements. One year at the GS-13 is required to be eligible for the GS-14. Time-in-Grade requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement. Applicants MUST submit an SF-50 that illustrates time-in-grade and reflects title, series, and grade. No Award SF-50 will be accepted. Time-in-grade requirements also apply to VEOA applicants having held a GS position in the past year.

All qualification requirements must be met by 11:59 Eastern Time on 10/03/2018

Minimum Qualifications


Specialized Experience: One year (12 months) or more of specialized work experience, equivalent to at least the GS-13 level of the Federal service, performing the following duties:

  • Assisting program and policy staff with issues related to acquisition and management of conservation easements administered by the organization;

  • Providing advice to program managers regarding land activities, policies, plans, standards, procedures, and programs;

  • Formulating and developing policies, standards, and procedures relating to the valuation of property or property interests involving easement programs within the organization; and

  • Assisting senior appraisers with the review of appraisal reports for development of legal and appraisal premises and conformance to developed standards and procedures.

(Your resume must CLEARLY demonstrate this experience)

Please be clear and specific in describing your experience. If your resume does not support your claim of qualifying experience, we will not allow credit for your response(s). for more information on the qualifications for this position, click HERE


  • Education cannot substitute for experience for the GS-14 position, please do not submit transcripts.
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Department Of Agriculture