The position is located within the Real Property Service of the Office of Construction and Facilities Management (CFM). The incumbent serves as a Realty Specialist and provides support for the acquisition of major leasehold interests in real property including projects requiring construction or alteration.
The Realty Specialist is responsible for overseeing and managing several initiatives for major lease acquisition projects. The incumbent is the primary point of contact in establishing milestones, schedules, and funding requirements to gain appropriations for new Outpatient Clinics.
Conducts assessments of the project site to determine items such as surrounding land use, competition in the market place, construction barriers, local planning and zoning regulations and economic factors affecting potential buyers. Conducts field trips to obtain information at the sites and compiles property data to develop a Benefits Cost Analysis (BCA). Manages the financial aspects of real estate development such as working with project revenue projections. Conducts research and develops white papers, executive briefs and executive decision papers for approval through the congressional appropriation process.
The process involves various phases of development and acquisition in real estate development. Conducts reviews and coordinates the legal aspects of agreements and rights of way, title clearances and other appropriate requirements for land and/or agreements on capital assets. Participates on site selection teams and develops Solicitation for Offers (SFO) for various projects. Directs the efforts in designing preliminary plans and participates in the final inspection of newly constructed or altered spaces to ensure all contractual specifications have been met.
GS-09: $56,233 to $73,105
GS-11: $68,036 to $88,450
GS-12: $81,548 to $106,012
GS-13: $96,970 to $126,062
50% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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Conditions of Employment
You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job.
Subject to a background/suitability investigation.
May serve a probationary period.
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
A complete application package; Resume, Transcripts, etc.
Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
GS-09: Your resume must also demonstrate that you have successfully completed a master's or equivalent graduate degree OR have successfully completed two full years of progressively higher graduate level education leading to a master's degree OR you have obtained an LL.B. or J.D. that is related to the position being filled OR you have at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-07 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector entry level experience providing support for the acquisition of leasehold interests in real property including projects requiring construction or alteration; experience participating in reviews and experience researching policies and guidelines for the field facilities; experience providing assistance to Senior Realty Specialists in developing solicitation, public notices and responding to public, congressional and other inquiries on the status of projects and possible implications.
GS-11: Your resume must also demonstrate that you have have successfully completed a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree OR you have successfully completed three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent degree OR you have successfully completed an LL.M. degree that is related to the position being filled OR you have at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-09 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector providing assistance in conducting assessments of the project site to determine such items such as surrounding land use, competition in the market place, construction barriers, local planning and zoning regulations, and economic factors affecting potential buyers; experience conducting field inspections of properties proposed for acquisition; experience meeting with contractors and preparing a detailed punch list and experience reviewing the progress and completion of identified inadequacies; experience reviewing titles of property, easements, covenants, or other encumbrances of record on properties to determine needs for proposed projects; experience coordinating legal documentation as necessary to assure that appropriate legal requirements have been documented and recorded as needed.
GS-12: Your resume must also demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-11 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector in Real Estate development and price analysis sufficient to compile property data and transition data into a comprehensive Benefits Cost Analyses for a variety of options to include lease and design/lease; experience in commercial structural aspects of construction, space planning and floor plans sufficient to determine feasibility of proposed structures for customer needs and experience analyzing and delineating customers data to define functional needs; experience with acquisition laws, regulations and procedures ensuring compliance with overall acquisition components pertaining to processes for land acquisition and disposal, attaining legal documentation and signatures for agreements, rights of way, and lease agreements for lease, design/lease projects.
GS-13: Your resume must also demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-12 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector overseeing and managing several initiatives for major lease acquisition projects; experience managing the financial aspects of real estate development and conducts research and develops white papers, executive briefs and executive decision papers for approval through the congressional appropriation process; experience serving as the Contracting Officers Technical Representative discussing contract issues and concerns throughout the duration of the project and monitoring the project progress and conducts periodic inspections to assure compliance with contract provisions; experience participating on site selection teams developing Solicitation for Offers (SFO) for projects; experience directing the efforts of architects, facility planners and others designing the preliminary plans, reviewing drawings and making final recommendations; experience participating in the final inspection of newly constructed or altered spaces to ensure all contractual specifications have been met and participating in the negotiation of terms of final settlement agreements.
Combining Education and Experience:
Combinations of successfully completed post-high school education and experience may be used to meet total qualification requirements for the GS-09 and GS-11 grade levels. To calculate, first identify the percentage of required education you have earned (when substituting, you cannot use the first 60 semester hours that you earned). Then identify the percentage of required experience you possess. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify.
There is no educational substitution for the GS-12 and GS-13 levels.
Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements within 45 days of the closing date of this announcement.
For a GS-13 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-12 etc. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials.
If your most recent non-award SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional non-award SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one year time-in-grade.
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; religions; 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.
Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S.
Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: .
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.
VA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies. This position may be authorized for telework. Telework eligibility will be discussed during the interview process.
The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be well-qualified, applicants must possess experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors if applicable, and must be proficient in most of the requirements of the job. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website which can be found at .
Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee.
VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed.
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional 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.
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Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
Please review the above list(s) to ensure you have included all necessary documents required for your application.Not every applicant will require the same documents, therefore it is the applicants responsibility to ensure that their application package includes all necessary documents to determine qualifications and eligibility for appointment, such as a copy of your SF-50, transcript, ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees).You will not be contacted for additional information. Applicants will be deemed ineligible if supporting documentation is not submitted.
Veterans' Preference: Since the Direct-Hire Recruitment Authority is being used, traditional Veterans' Preference rules do not apply. Qualified veterans will, however, be given full consideration for this position.
Applications are accepted online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.
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 .
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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