• Job Announcement


    Job Title:Realty Specialist

    Department:General Services Administration

    Agency:Public Buildings Service

    Job Announcement Number:1511008VTDE


    $89,924.00 to $116,901.00 / Per Year


    Tuesday, October 21, 2014 to Monday, November 3, 2014




    Full-time – Permanent




    1 vacancy – Washington DC, DC View Map


    All United States citizens and nationals (residents of American Samoa and Swains Island).


    Public Trust – Background Investigation




    About the Agency

    GSA has been repeatedly named by the Partnership for Public Service as one of the ‘Best Places to Work in the Federal Government’.
    As a Realty Specialist, you will serve as Project Manager for various large scale, high visibility, long-term property utilization and disposal projects to be accomplished under a variety of contractual agreements and/or other vehicles. This position is located in the Office of Portfolio Management, Real Property Utilization & Disposal Division, 301 7th St SW Washington DC.

    GSA offers its employees a wide range of benefits including:

    • Federal health insurance plans (choose from a wide range of plans)
    • Life insurance coverage with several options to choose from
    • Leave policies to help you take care of your personal, recreational, and health care needs
    • Thrift Savings Plan (similar to a 401(k) plan)
    • Flexible work schedules and telework
    • Transit and child care subsidies
    • Training and development

    At this time we are only filling one vacancy, however additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement as needed.


    • Not Required


    • No


    • U.S. Citizenship or National
    • Apply online (See How to Apply section.)


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    Prepares and develops utilization and disposal plans for complex and politically-sensitive projects and manages the results to ensure utilization and disposal goals and objectives are efficiently and economically accomplished.

    Provides expert technical advice regarding and successfully completes disposal negotiations and transactions on time and within budget. Assists Director to review regional disposal operations to ensure compliance with established policies, regulations and procedures and to ensure disposal schedules are met.

    Assists Director to review regional disposal operations to ensure compliance with established policies, regulations and procedures and to ensure disposal schedules are met.

    Provides technical advice and assistance in disposal negotiations and transactions carried out by other Executive agencies designated as disposal agencies.

    Reviews disposal operations and reports of such agencies to determine and assure conformance to established policies, regulations and procedures.

    Serve as a Project Manager or Assistant Project Manager for large, complex utilization projects that are highly visible and politically sensitive.


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    The GS-13 salary range starts at $89,924.00 per year, if you meet the following qualifications. You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement. To qualify, you must demonstrate at least one year specialized experience at the GS-12 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience managing or supporting large, complex politically sensitive real estate development or real property utilization or disposal projects that required the application of business and project management concepts, practices, principles, and methodologies.

    NOTE: Qualifications are based on length and level of experience. Therefore, in addition to describing duties performed, applicants must provide the exact dates of each period of employment (from month/year to month/year) and the number of hours per week if part time.

    Qualification determinations cannot be made when resumes do not include the required information, so failure to provide this information may result in disqualification. For a brief video on How to Create a Federal Resume, click here.
    If selected, you must meet the following conditions:

    • Serve a one year probationary period (unless you have previously satisfied this requirement).
    • Be able to make a direct deposit of your salary check to a financial organization.
    • Males born after December 31, 1959 must have registered with the Selective Service.
    • Complete a “Declaration of Federal Employment” (OF-306) to determine suitability for Federal employment.
    • If you are not a current GSA employee, you must complete the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 to determine identity and employment (work status) eligibility. GSA will verify the information through the DHS e-Verify automated system. Any identified discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of continued employment.
    • Undergo a background investigation and receive favorable adjudication. This position has been designated as a Public Trust Position.


    The Category Rating procedure is being used to rate candidates. If you are found qualified for the position, your responses to the self assessment vacancy questions will be used to place you in one of the following categories: Qualified, Well Qualified, Best Qualified. Your responses to the vacancy questions must be supported by your resume or the Human Resources Specialist may adjust your responses lower. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veterans’ preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans. Appropriate documentation must be received to adjudicate veterans’ preference. You will be evaluated on the vacancy related questions that were designed to assess your overall possession of the following competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities:

    1. Knowledge of Federal real property utilization and disposal procedures and programs.
    2. Knowledge of practices and procedures required to manage major real property repositioning and other projects, utilization and disposal projects accomplished under government contracts with familiarity of contracting and procurement.
    3. Knowledge of the agency’s mission, programs to develop and advise on policies to implement program goals.
    4. Skill in oral communications to articulate decisions on policy to congressional, Federal, State, municipal, nonprofit, and private industry officials, community groups and member of the public. Good negotiation techniques are required to reconcile competing interest and arrange agreements with interested parties.
    5. Knowledge of project management and real property asset management concepts, practices and methodologies to direct major projects from the preliminary planning stage through completion of the project.

    A variety of assessments/assessment tools may be used to evaluate candidates for specific vacancies covered by this announcement. Candidates will be notified when further assessments are implemented and provided with instructions on how to access and complete the assessment(s). Be sure to APPLY EARLY as most assessments must be completed fully and submitted before the announcement closing. If you are an Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan eligible or a GSA Career Transition Assistance eligible, you must be considered well qualified (minimum score or 85) to receive priority. ICTAP/CTAP

    To preview questions please click here.


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    You can review our benefits at: http://www.opm.gov/insure/federal_employ/index.asp


    -Bargaining Unit Status:NFFE
    -GSA does not accept applications or application materials submitted with Government-paid postage.
    -Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement as needed. This vacancy announcement does not preclude filling this position by other means. Management also has the right not to fill the position.
    – Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses are not authorized for this position. Any travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the successful applicant.
    -Selected applicants may qualify for credit toward annual leave accrual based on prior non-federal work experience or uniformed service experience.


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    You must submit a complete online application including any required documents prior to 11:59 pm Eastern Time on the closing date of the Announcement. Errors or omissions may result in your not being considered for this vacancy. A description of the online process is provided below. For more information on applying for a GSA vacancy, please visitApplying for a GSA Job.

    1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents. Once you have completed this step, select “Apply for this Position Now!”
    2. Complete your personal information within GSAjobs. Once you’ve been redirected to GSA’s automated system, follow the prompts to create, review, or update your personal information. This information is used to determine your eligibility to apply for this position so be sure that it is up to date.
    3. Respond to all of the vacancy specific questions.
    4. Submit any required documents. A “Vacancy Documents” page is automatically displayed by the GSAjobs system. Review the Required Documents section of this announcement to determine which apply to you. You may choose one of the following options to submit your document(s): Upload; USAJOBS, or FAX. We strongly recommend you read the “Fax Instructions” provided on the Document Manager page prior to printing the Fax Cover Sheet and faxing your information.
    5. Respond to any Additional Assessment Questions. If you are presented with additional assessment questions, be sure to respond to them or you may not be considered.
    6. Click the “FINISH’ button. Finally, you’ll receive an Application Review Page which allows you to review the information that will be submitted. You can save a copy of your application by selecting the ‘Save PDF’ button. Then, YOU MUST CLICK THE ‘FINISH’ BUTTON to complete and submit your application.

    Note: If you cannot complete any part of the application process listed above, contact the Human Resources Office/representative listed on the announcement prior to the announcement deadline for instructions on how to proceed. Be sure to receive prior HR approval to deviate from these instructions so that your application will be considered.


    Please review the following to determine which documents you must submit in order to complete your application.
    ICTAP/CTAP Eligibles: Submit proof of eligibility including agency notice; SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action (or similar agency form); and most recent performance rating.
    Veterans: In order to be considered as a preference eligible, you must submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD-214 that shows the dates of your active duty service. If selected, a DD-214 showing your type of discharge (member 4 copy) will be required prior to appointment. If you are claiming 10-point preference, you must submit the following in addition to the DD-214: (1) completed SF-15 form; and (2) proof of your entitlement to this preference. A list of documents which serve as acceptable proof of entitlement is indicated on the SF-15 form.
    Active Duty Military Personnel – In lieu of the DD-214, active duty service members may submit a written document from the armed forces certifying that they expect to be discharged or released under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted. This document must include rank, dates of active duty service, and type of discharge.
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