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Job Title:  Realty Specialist
Department:  Department Of The Interior
Agency:  National Park Service
Job Announcement Number:  WO-DCKN-13-733260-MP

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$51,630.00 to $67,114.00 / Per Year
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 to Tuesday, July 02, 2013
Full Time - Temporary Promotion NTE 1 year
1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC Metro Area, DC United States
Only employees of the National Park Service will be considered.


The Division of Land Resources is responsible for policy development processes, program goals, and program development in the areas of land acquisition through direct purchase, exchange or donation; relocation under the Uniform Relocation Act of 1970; and budget development, execution and performance measures for the funds received from the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

The Land Resources Division is seeking a goal oriented and dynamic individual to serve as a realty specialist to aid with land acquisitions and real estate related projects.

This temporary promotion may be extended up to an additional year.


  • Must be an employee of the National Park Service.
  • Male applicants must meet Selective Service Requirements
  • You must submit your complete application and all supporting documents
  • You must complete the questionnaire
  • You will be subject to a background/suitability investigation/determination
  • Read the announcement in its entirety


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You will perform technical procedures required to vest valid title. Organize requests for title commitments and title insurance policies. Examine realty case records covering real estate transactions. Review and interpret curative laws and actions. Develop,prepare and generate appropriate legal documents and instruments such as warranty deeds, quitclaim deeds, donation deeds, easements, leases, disclaimers, satisfactions, tax releases, affidavits, and certificates of inspection and possession, necessary to transfer title/ownership rights to real property. 


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GS-09 level you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the federal service. Specialized experience at this level involves experience developing, preparing and generating warranty deeds, quitclaim deeds, leases and other realty related forms, interpreting laws, policy and guidelines related to realty and examining realty case records.


Time-in-Grade Requirements :    Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Applicants are required to have 52 weeks at the next lower grade level. To be eligible for this position, you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-07 grade level.

To qualify for the GS-09 grade level based on education you must have a masters or equivalent degree or two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a degree or LL.B. or J.D.

Combining Education and Experience: Combinations of successfully completed post-high school education and experience may be used to meet total qualification requirements for the grade levels specified in the table, and may be computed by first determining the applicant's total qualifying experience as a percentage of the experience required for the grade level; then determining the applicant's education as a percentage of the education required for the grade level; and then adding the two percentages. The total percentages must equal at least 100 percent to qualify an applicant for that grade level. Only graduate education in excess of the amount required for the next lower grade level may be used to qualify applicants for positions at grades GS-9 and GS-11. (When crediting education that requires specific coursework, prorate the number of hours of related courses required as a proportion of the total education to be used.)

Requirements when selecting Specialty Codes

Please refer to the specialty code requirements below when selecting a specialty code for consideration.

001 - Competitive Merit Promotion

  • Current career/career conditional employees of the National Park Service who are eligible for promotion and who are on a permanent Career or Career-Conditional appointment at a grade below the full performance level of the position being advertised.  (Applicant must have been in the lower grade for 52 consecutive weeks at the close of this announcement).


Once you complete and submit your application package, your application will be reviewed to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements.  Next, your responses to the questionnaire and/or competency statements will be evaluated to determine the degree to which your skills match this position.

Your resume and/or supporting documentation will be verified.  Please follow all instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.


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Working for the National Park Service offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.  The following Web address is provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.   To find out more click here

If you use public transportation, part of your transportation costs may be subsidized. Our human resources office can provide additional information on how this program is run.


Applicants must submit a copy of their Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) documenting the appointment such as the initial hire, promotion; or reassignment, showing position title, series and grade (do not submit SF-50s for Awards, Within-Grade Increases, or Pay Adjustments) and most recent performance appraisal.  Applicants unable to provide their most recent performance appraisal must provide written justification for its absence.

If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.


Travel Relocation Expenses

Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid.


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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:


1. Your Résumé
2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire
3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below)

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, July 02, 2013.

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process. 
Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select Application Status, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID  733260.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot apply online:

1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire ,
2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire, and
3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.


 The following documents are required:

Résumé or application 
SF-50 (or equivalent Notification of Personnel Action if you are a current or former Federal employee)
Most recent Performance Appraisal (If applicable)


Kenyett Nicholson
Phone: (202)354-1989
Agency Information:
1201 Eye Street
Washington, DC


Once your complete application package (including all required documents) is received, we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your ranking.   Based on your ranking or numerical score, you may be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.  

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