Supervisory Realty Specialist (Director, Land, Acquisition And Strategic Utilization)

Department Of Veterans Affairs Washington , DC 20319

Posted 4 weeks ago

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This position is located with the Office of Construction and Facilities Management, Office of Real Property in Washington, DC.

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The Supervisory Realty Specialist is responsible for the oversight and supervision of Realty Specialists who acquire and manage land acquisition projects supporting Veterans Health Administration (VHA) and National Cemetery's Administration (NCA) multi-million dollar construction projects. This office is also responsible for executing VA's disposals of existing assets, with the exception of the Enhanced Use Lease Authority.

The Supervisory Realty Specialist is responsible and accountable for staff management of real property program activities and ensures compliance with laws, policies, regulations and acceptable practices, in overseeing the planning, evaluating, budgeting, controlling and assuring acquisition, management and disposal of real property as well as program quality assurance. As a subject matter expert, the incumbent advises and counsels the Associate Executive Director (AED), Office of Real Property (ORP) on any real property program matter and incumbent's judgment is accepted as authoritative in the interpretation and application of laws, policies and procedures affecting and effecting real estate activities. Personally and through subordinate staff, exercises staff supervision, coordination and review over real property activities. The incumbent will provide technical oversight and coordination of assigned program and activities, and develop a Quality Control plan for the assigned programs, projects and activities.

Work schedule: Required to work Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.

Compressed/Flexible Schedule: May be available.

Telework: May be available

Virtual: May be available

Position Description Title/PD#: Supervisory Realty Specialist (Director, Land, Acquisition and Strategic Utilization)/81723A

The full performance level of this position is GS-15.

Relocation Expenses: Not authorized

Financial Disclosure Report: Required

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

1170 Realty

  • Requirements



Conditions of Employment

  • Subject to a background/security investigation.

  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required.

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

  • You may be required to serve a supervisory probationary period.

  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job.


To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all specialized experience and time in grade requirements within 45 days of the closing date of this announcement, 11/04/2020.

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-15 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-14. 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.

Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment.

You may qualify based on your experience, as described below:

  • Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-14 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: providing leadership for effective implementation of assigned real estate programs in the specialized functional areas of acquisition, appraisal, management, disposal and other real estate programs or special projects; resolving critical, controversial and unusual problems that may affect the real estate program of the larger organization; managing projects involving long-term leases, easements, acquiring titles, processing condemnation actions, obtaining leasehold interests and complex disposals; and supervisory and managerial experience as a first line supervisor assigning work and evaluating performance.

You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:

  • Compliance

  • Leadership

  • Oral Communication

  • Project Management

  • Real Estate

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: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

Physical Requirements:The work is primarily sedentary.

Work Environment: The work is typically performed in a well-lighted, heated and ventilated office setting.

Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.


There is no educational substitution at this grade level.

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Supervisory Realty Specialist (Director, Land, Acquisition And Strategic Utilization)

Department Of Veterans Affairs