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Job Title:REALTY SPECIALIST

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:Bureau of Reclamation

Job Announcement Number:BR-PN-DE-CCA-13-066

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$68,809.00 to $68,809.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, December 31, 2012 to Tuesday, January 15, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1170-12

POSITION INFORMATION:

This is a FULL TIME position. - This is a PERMANENT position.

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

12

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy - Hermiston, OR, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

All United States Citizens and Nationals. 

JOB SUMMARY:

Reclamation is a contemporary water management agency. Reclamation is best known for Hoover Dam on the Colorado River, Grand Coulee Dam on the Columbia River and Folsom Dam on the American River. Today we are the largest wholesaler of water in the country and the second largest producer of hydroelectric power in the western United States. Visit: http://www.usbr.gov  View our DVD titled “Traditions, Talent, and Teamwork” at: http://www.usbr.gov/pmts/hr/video/

Position is being advertised concurrently under BR-PN-VA-CCA-13-065 for current federal employees serving under a competitive service career or career-conditional appointment or reinstatement eligible. If you are interested in applying under both announcement numbers, you must submit application packages for each.

Reclamation is seeking a career professional looking for an opportunity to capitalize on his/her expertise as a Realty Specialist.  You can make a difference in the West by assisting in meeting increasing water demands while protecting the environment. This position is responsible for the management, acquisition, exchange and disposal of certain lands held by the Bureau of Reclamation in the Umatilla Field Office.

Here is an opportunity to join a great organization with excellent growth potential!

This position is located in Hermiston, OR.  For more information, click on the following link:http://www.usbr.gov/pn/about/hr/area-information.html

Relocation expenses are authorized with the exception of the Guaranteed Home Sale Provision.  First-post-of-duty relocation expenses are authorized for new appointment or reinstatement eligibles.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship or National
  • Suitability for Federal employment determined by a background investigation
  • You must submit a resume and supporting documentation - See How to Apply
  • You must meet specialized experience requirements - See Qualifications
  • For veterans consideration, submit documents under Required Documents
  • Required to complete Financial Disclosure Form if selected

DUTIES:

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-You will ultimately plan and complete the work necessary to accomplish the land management and realty program in the Umatilla Project. 

-Serve as the lead for all acquisition, exchange and disposal of land in the Umatilla Project. 

-Be responsible for the management, acquisition and disposal of certain lands, interests in lands, including the exchange of lands for the relocation of utilities and roadways, the disposition of land, out grants and certain agreements for the administration of Reclamation lands. 

-Conduct sensitive final negotiations on contracts for land acquisition.

-Use planning and judgment in completing or insuring the completion of National Environmental Policy Act compliance documents, including requirements of the National Historic Preservation Act, Clean Water Act, National Pollution Discharge Control Act, CERCLA, and applicable Executive Orders.

-Respond to requests for the use of Reclamation land and rights-of-way and to inquiries about Reclamation land, land rights, and appropriate uses of land.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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For the GS 12 level: 1 year specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-11 in the Federal Service.  Specialized experience at the GS-11 level may include performing a range of oversight and coordination duties, which include the full scope of realty activity related to the management, sale, exchange, acquisition, and/or disposal of real property interests; use authorizations; trespass resolution; and/or land management programs, as they relate to real estate, in order to meet project deadlines and facilitate the construction, operation and maintenance of project facilities; and management of United States lands under Reclamation’s jurisdiction. 


This position 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.

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.

If selected based on education, you will be required to provide official college transcripts to verify your educational qualifications. An official transcript bears the University Seal and a signature certifying its authenticity and must be provided from the institution awarding the degree. Academic transcripts certified by notary publics are NOT official. Official transcripts must be submitted prior to reporting to work as a condition of employment.  Failure to submit official transcripts may be grounds for dismissal or rescission of the job offer.  

You must meet all qualification requirements and any selective factors, by the closing date of the announcement.  

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Category rating and selection procedures will be used to evaluate applications from this announcement. 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. The assessment questionnaire will take you approximately 45 minutes to complete.

Applicants will be further evaluated on the following “Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)” through your resume and responses to the online questions.

1.  Knowledge of real estate principles, practices, property rights, and property evaluation concepts.

2.  Ability to acquire, exchange, and dispose of land, involving transactions with both government and private lands, while maintaining adequate records for proper operation of the projects.

3.  Skill in the ability to communicate verbally and in writing with a diverse group of people.

Applicant’s answers to questions will be verified against information provided in their online resume. Be sure that the resume clearly supports the responses to all the questions by addressing experience, education, and/or training relevant to this position. Applicants must make a fair and accurate assessment of their qualifications. If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is apparent in your description of experience, competencies, skills, and/or education/training OR that your resume/application is incomplete, you may be rated ineligible or your score may be lowered.


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BENEFITS:

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Working for the Bureau of Reclamation offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. To explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees, visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/fastfacts/quickguide.pdf



OTHER INFORMATION:

If you are initially appointed to a career-conditional position, you must serve a 1-year probationary period.  

If you are a current permanent federal employee and are selected from this announcement, you may be required to serve a 1-year probationary period.

Selective Service:  If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law.  Go to: http://www.sss.gov 

The Bureau of Reclamation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Selection for positions is made solely on the basis of merit, fitness and qualifications without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factors. 

Related non-federal experience or related experience as retired members of the uniformed services may be credited towards computing entitlement to leave accrual, at managerial discretion, providing that experience meets certain criteria.  This provision allows new employees to earn annual leave at a higher rate than would otherwise be allowed. (5 Code of Federal Regulations, 630). 



HOW TO APPLY:

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Applications (resume and assessment questionnaire) for this vacancy MUST be received online BEFORE midnight Eastern Time (Washington, DC time) on the closing date of this announcement.  When you’re ready to apply, click the blue APPLY ONLINE button at the top of the page.

 This vacancy is being announced through Bureau of Reclamation’s Hiring System—HireMe. For more information about the HireMe system and the registration process, visit: http://www.usbr.gov/pmts/hr/hireme.html 

As part of the on-line application process, applicants may be required to submit supporting documents. Failure to submit the requested supporting documents may result in your not being considered for this position. Options for submitting supporting documentation include: 

-- Auto Requested Fax or uploading from your USAJOBS profile – instructions provided during the online application process

-- E-mail to scolson@usbr.gov

-- Fax directly to the HR Office at (208) 378-5023

-- Mail to the Bureau of Reclamation, ATTN: PN-1431, 1150 North Curtis Road, Suite 100, Boise, Idaho 83706-1234 – or –

-- Hand deliver to the Bureau of Reclamation, Human Resources – Room 109, 1150 North Curtis Road, Boise, Idaho. 

Include your name and the vacancy number on the supporting documents. 

This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us at the phone number shown at the bottom of this page.  The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

To be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit a resume (with dates of employment, i.e. years and months), an on-line assessment questionnaire, and the following supporting documents by the closing date of this announcement, as appropriate. 

DD-214, Certificate of Release from Active Duty:  If you are entitled to veterans’ preference, submit a copy of your DD-214 (Member 4 Copy), or an official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty, or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions. If you have a compensable service connected disability, submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, and the required documentation requested by this form, in addition to the DD-214. 

For information on veteran's eligibility visit: http://www.opm.gov/veterans/html/vetguide.asp 

Transcripts:  Applicants MUST furnish a copy of your college transcripts, if using education to qualify for the position.  If selected, you will be required to provide official college transcripts to verify your educational qualifications prior to reporting for work.

CTAP/ICTAP: CTAP/ICTAP provides placement assistance to permanent Federal employees who are surplus, displaced, or involuntarily separated. Applicants claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit a copy of their most recent performance appraisal, proof of eligibility, and most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with their application. To be considered under CTAP/ICTAP, applicants must be well-qualified (i.e., meet the minimum qualification requirements, including selective factors, education and experience requirements) and score at least 85 on the assessment questionnaire as established, and be able to perform the duties of the position upon entry.  For information on CTAP/ICTAP, http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp 

Declaration of Federal Employment, OF-306: You will be required to complete an (OF-306), http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/of0306.pdf  prior to being appointed to determine your suitability for federal employment and to authorize a background investigation. Failure to answer all questions truthfully and completely or providing false statements on the application may be grounds for not hiring you or for dismissing you after you begin work, and may be punishable by fine or imprisonment (U.S. Code, Title 18, section 1001). 

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Human Resources
Phone: 208-378-5155
Fax: 208-378-5023
Email: scolson@usbr.gov
Agency Information:
BUREAU OF RECLAMATION
1150 N. Curtis Road, Suite 100
Attn: PN-1431
Boise, ID
83706-1234
US
Fax: 208-378-5023

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

After all application packages have been received, resumes and transcripts will be reviewed to ensure applicants meet the basic qualification requirements.  Each applicant who meets the basic qualifications will be further evaluated on the information provided in the Assessment Questionnaire. Best-qualified applicants will be referred to the selecting official. After making a tentative job offer, a suitability and/or security background investigation will be conducted. A final job offer is typically made within 40 days after the deadline for applications. Applicants should monitor their status for positions with the Bureau of Reclamation by regularly checking their public status notifications in the USAJOBS profile. 

NOTE: If you are determined to be in the Best Qualified group, you may be required to submit written, essay-style responses to additional assessment questions as a continuation of the evaluation process. These will be e-mailed to your email address registered with USAJOBS soon after the closing date of this announcement.  Failure to respond to the additional assessment questions will result in loss of further consideration for this position.


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Job Announcement Number:

BR-PN-DE-CCA-13-066

Control Number:

334657600