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Realty Specialist

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Forest Service Silver City , NM 88061

Posted 4 months ago

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This position is located on the Gila National Forest, Supervisor's Office in Silver City, New Mexico.

This position is located on a Forest Service unit. Incumbent is responsible for administering Forest and/or District Special use authorizations, including large, complex cases.

For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Tracy Weber at or .

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Duties listed are at the full performance level


Administers a variety of special use authorizations (permits, term permits, leases, and/or easements) for a variety of activities.

Keeps current on law, regulation, and policy changes that affect special use administration.

Serves as the primary contact for prospective and existing special use holders and works with them to resolve problems if they arise.

Evaluates simple special use proposals according to regulatory screening criteria.

Provides technical advice on the appropriate authorities and fees for issuance of special use authorizations in accordance with policy, laws, regulations, and local conditions.

Meets with special use proponents to discuss the special use application process and inform them of possible special use terms and conditions.

Keeps special use authorization holders, applicants, and concerned publics informed of Forest Service regulations, restrictions, time frames, and resource management practices.

Processes special use authorization renewals, terminations, revocations, or suspensions as appropriate. Some of these cases may be complex and/or controversial.

Completes, or assures completion of, appropriate documentation to support action. Keeps special use authorization holders, affected line officers, and staff and OGC apprised of actions, as necessary.

Completes, or assures completion of, appropriate documentation to support action.

Queries and generates SUDS reports and user views for use in administration.

Travel Required

Occasional travel

  • In the performance of official duties for training and travel to the field.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


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1170 Realty

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Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a US Citizen or US National

Selectee will be responsible for tax obligations related to payments for moving expenses

  • 2017 Tax Cuts and Job Act, Public Law 115-97. Questions should be directed to the Travel Help Desk, , Option 1, or email .


Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement (or date of referral if an Open Continuous announcement) as defined below. For more information on the qualifications for this position, go to:

For the GS-7 level: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-5 grade level;

OR one full year of graduate level education

OR an appropriate combination of graduate level education and specialized experience;

OR Superior Academic Achievement (go to this site determine if you are eligible: The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.

Examples of specialized experience are: Researched and extracted real estate ownership data and reviewed realty documents for completeness; developed contacts with realty specialists and supervisors within the agency that demonstrated the ability to work cooperatively with others; assisted in analyzing and recommending resolution of problems affecting the realty area of assignment; and/or prepared drafts of routine realty transactions for review and approval.

Participation in the NEPA process relating to land adjustment or special use projects. Assist in processing or administration of Special Use permits.

For the GS-9 level: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-7 grade level;

OR 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., if related;

Examples of specialized experience are: Performed duties of limited scope and complexity in all aspects of a special use administration activities; assisted in the administration of a special use program; evaluated special use proposals to ensure they met regulatory screening criteria; conducted simple National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) analyses for special uses; processed simple special use authorization renewals and assisted with the processing of special use terminations, revocations, or suspensions as needed, completing appropriate documentation to support action; and/or conducted special use inspections and compliance reviews.

For the GS-11 grade level: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-9 grade level;

OR Three years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree (coursework directly related to position being filled);

Examples of specialized experience are: Administered a variety of special use authorizations (permits, term permits, leases, and/or easements) for a variety of activities; provided technical advice on the appropriate authorities and fees for issuance of special use authorizations in accordance with policy, laws, regulations, and local conditions; met with special use proponents to discuss the special use application process and inform them of possible special use terms and conditions; and/or evaluated simple special use proposals according to regulatory screening criteria.

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. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

TIME IN GRADE REQUIREMENT: If you are a current federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must meet time-in-grade (TIG) requirements of 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled. This requirement must be met by the closing date of this announcement.


Additional information

BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION AND FINGERPRINT CHECK: Selection and retention in this position is contingent on a successfully adjudicated FBI National Criminal History Check (fingerprint check) and a background investigation.

Direct Deposit

  • Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of your choosing.

E-Verify: Federal law requires agencies to use the E-Verify system to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires.

If you are selected as a newly hired employee, the documentation you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 on your entry-on-duty date will be verified through the DHS 'E-VERIFY' system. Under the system, the new hire is required to resolve any identified discrepancies as a condition of continued employment.

This position is eligible for telework and other flexible work arrangements.

Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) provides current or former temporary and term employees the opportunity to compete for permanent competitive service positions. Individuals must have more than 24 months of service without a break between appointments of two or more years and the last temporary or term appointment must have been with the Forest Service.

Service must be in the competitive service and have been at a successful level of performance or better. Part-time and intermittent service will be credited only for time actually worked. Non-pay status (such as LWOP) is credited for up to six months in a calendar year; anything beyond six months is not credited. Applicants are responsible for providing sufficient information/documentation to determine if the 24 month criteria is met.

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 not guaranteed.

We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.

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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


You will be evaluated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the experience, education, and training you described in your application package, as well as the responses to the Assessment Questionnaire to determine the degree to which you possess the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies listed below:

  • Knowledge of laws, agreements, customs, and regulations related to real estate
  • Knowledge of real estate principles, concepts and practices
  • Ability to communicate other than in writing
  • Ability to communicate in 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. Applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements and are determined to be among the best qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for consideration. Noncompetitive candidates and applicants under some special hiring authorities need to meet minimum qualifications to be referred.

Note: If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your rating may be lowered to more accurately reflect the submitted documentation. Please follow all instructions carefully.

Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Providing inaccurate information on Federal documents could be grounds for non-selection 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.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance


Drug test required


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Required Documents

The following documents are required for your applicant package to be complete

. Our office cannot be responsible for incompatible software, illegible fax transmissions, delays in the mail service, 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) supervisors phone number and whether or not the supervisor may be contacted for a reference check; 5) 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; 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. All transcripts must be in English or include an English translation.
    In addition to the above, you must submit the documents below if you claim any of the following:

  • Current Federal employees: 1) Most recent non-award Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) showing that you are in the competitive service, highest grade (or promotion potential) held on a permanent basis, position title, series and grade

AND 2) Most recent performance appraisal (dated within 18 months) showing the official rating of record, signed by a supervisor, or statement why the performance appraisal is unavailable. Do not submit a performance plan.

  • Surplus or displaced employees eligible for CTAP or RPL priority: 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.

  • Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act Eligible Applicants: Notification of Personnel Actions (SF-50s) showing you have served in appropriate appointment(s) for a period/periods that total more than 24 months without a break in service of two or more years. You must include the initial hire actions, extensions, conversions and termination/separation SF-50s for each period of work;

AND Performance Rating(s) or other evidence showing acceptable performance for ALL periods counted toward the more than 24 months of service. You must provide: 1) Performance Rating(s) showing an acceptable level of performance for period(s) of employment counted towards your eligibility, signed by your supervisor(s); or 2) If documentation of a rating does not exist for one or more periods, a statement from your supervisor(s) or other individual in the chain of command indicating an acceptable level of performance for the period(s) of employment counted towards your eligibility; or 3) If you do not have a Performance Rating or other performance documentation (outlined in 1 and 2 above) for any period that you are using to qualify for eligibility under the LMWFA, you must provide: A stated reason as to why the appraisal/documentation is not available, and a statement that your performance for all periods was at an acceptable level, your most recent separation was for reasons other than misconduct or performance, and you were never notified that you were not eligible for rehire based on performance. (This shall be accepted in lieu of providing copies of the performance appraisals).

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.

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Realty Specialist

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Forest Service