Applicants must have one year of specialized experience or additional education as defined below.
GS-09: One year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to at least the GS-07 level in the Federal service OR two years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree (or equivalent master's or graduate degree).
GS-11: One year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to at least the GS-09 level in the Federal service OR a Ph.D. (or equivalent doctoral degree) OR 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree OR an LL.M.
Education must be related to the position and include such coursework as land or resource management, law (e.g., property, real estate), contracts, business finance, business administration, quantitative methods, economics, accounting, or similar coursework that provided the competencies required to perform the duties of the position.
Foreign Education: To receive credit for education completed outside the United States, applicants must show proof that the education has been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and such education has been deemed at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs.
Definition of Specialized Experience: To meet specialized experience, your resume must describe experience that demonstrates the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities as follows:
GS-09: Evaluating, preparing and processing several types of routine property transactions (such as permits, leases, easements, licenses, transfers, exchanges, acquisition contracts, disposal documents); identifying and reporting instances of unauthorized use of government land or property; negotiating routine or standard property and land-use agreements with landowners, land users, project proponents, or government officials; researching records to obtain vague real estate and property information; analyzing and evaluating the merits of land-use requests; working with community planners and developers to develop land and facility use documents.
GS-11: Experience performing rights of use or acquisition and disposal activities; or reviewing realty actions to ensure compliance with National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Federal Land Policy and Management Act, or Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA).
These examples are not all inclusive.
Realty experience that solely involves the purchase or sale of single family residential property is not creditable for this position.
This vacancy announcement allows substituting education for experience. You must submit a copy of your college transcript unofficial copy is acceptable) to support your education if you are substituting education for experience. Transcripts must include the name of the college or university and date the degree was conferred.
Applicants must meet all qualification, and as applicable, selective factor requirements, by the closing date of this announcement.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Human Resources (HR) will review resumes and transcript(s) to ensure applicants meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided in the assessment questionnaire. The assessment questionnaire will take approximately 60 minutes. Applicants determined best-qualified will be referred to the selecting official. Category rating and selection procedures will be used for evaluating this position. If you meet the basic qualification requirements, your on-line responses to the vacancy assessment questionnaire will be used to determine the quality and extent of your experience, education, training, etc., for placement in one of the following categories: 1) Best Qualified, 2) Well Qualified and 3) Qualified. Qualified candidates will be assigned a numerical score on a scale of 70-100 and Veterans with preference will be placed at the top of their respective category.
Best Qualified candidates are those who meet minimum qualifications, are highly proficient in the major requirement(s) of the position, and proficient in most of the remaining aspects of the position.
Well Qualified candidates are those who meet minimum qualifications and are proficient in most aspects of the position.
Qualified candidates are those who meet minimum qualifications and possess only a few aspects of the position.
Applicants will be further evaluated on the following Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs) through their resume and responses to the online questions.
1. Knowledge of Federal realty laws, directives, policies, procedures.
2. Ability to read aliquot parts and legal metes and bounds descriptions for real property and to locate such described property on small scale maps.
3. Ability to search and retrieve land record documents and to accurately interpret their meaning and importance.
4. Ability to write effective letters and coherent, comprehensive, and legally sufficient documents.
Applicants must make a fair and accurate assessment of their qualifications. Applicants rating themselves higher than is apparent in their description of experience, competencies, skills, and/or education/training OR whose resume/application is incomplete may be removed from employment consideration. To preview questions please click here.