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Job Title:Appraiser (Recent Graduate Program) GS-1171- 05

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:Office of the Secretary of the Interior

Job Announcement Number:OS-GH-13-MM829821(RG)

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$34,075.00 to $44,293.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, January 28, 2013 to Friday, February 01, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1171-05

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Recent Graduates

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

09

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Few vacancies in the following location:
Portland, OR United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

U.S.Citizen; No Prior Federal Experience Required

JOB SUMMARY:

Are you looking for a unique opportunity to gain valuable work experience in the public sector?  The Department of the Interior is devoted to protecting and preserving the natural resources of this great nation, including National Parks, landmarks, and the well-being of communities, including those of Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and affliated Islanders.

The Department of the Interior is seeking enthusiastic and dedicated students to work in the Office of the Secretary, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Technology, Information, and Business Services, Office of Valuation Services, Recent Graduate Appraiser Program.  You will have an opportunity to perform structured, entry-level valuation assignments designed to develop a broader knowledge of appraisal principles and procedures; While receiving training in appraisal practices, principles, theories, reference materials, and work procedures fundamental to Federal appraisal responsibilities. You will be exposed to the Federal work environment and will learn about the mission and the roles and responsibilities of an Appraiser at DOI! Additionally, this position does have non-competitive conversion eligibility, whereas, the agency reserves the right to non-competitively convert the appointed to a career or career conditional appointment.

 

This position is located in Portland, OR.


This opportunity is open to applicants who have graduated from an accredited institution with a bachelors degree or higher between 12/27/10 (in accordance with Executive Order 13562) and  2 yrs 7/10/12. If an applicant graduated after 07/10/12 you have 2 years of eligibility from the date of your graduation. Veterans have 2 yrs. of eligibility. However, eligibility can be put on hold based on your active duty (not to exceed 6 yrs. from the date of graduation). The 2 yr. eligibility starts (or continues, if started prior to active duty) upon release from active duty.

 

NOTE: Applicants must meet all eligibility requirements on or before the date this announcement closes. If you do not meet the requirements of the announcement on or before the closing date of this announcement, you are not eligible for this program.  Please review the "REQUIREMENTS" section of this vacancy announcement to ensure that you qualify for this program.

 

This is an opportunity under the Recent Graduate Program, which is a component of the Pathways Program. The Recent Graduate Program provides recent graduates from accredited educational institutions with paid opportunities to work in agencies and explore Federal careers while receiving on the job and formal training. Veteran's Preference is applicable under the Pathways Program.

 

  • To be considered for other Recent Graduate opportunities at the U.S. Department of the Interior, applicants must apply each time a new announcement is posted.
  • The United States Department of the Interior will announce Pathways Recent Graduate opportunities multiple times per year, with regard to demand.
  • The Work Schedule of the appointee will be full time.
  • Participants of the Recent Graduate Program will be required to sign an agreement that outlines the parameters of the Recent Graduate Program during employment with the U.S. Department of the Interior.
  • The Recent Graduate Program allows for the agency to non-competitvely convert appointees' to a career conditional or term position once the program participants' completes all requirements of the Recent Graduate Program (Please Note: This is at the discretion of the agency)

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • US Citizenship Required
  • This position requires extensive training
  • Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid
  • Applicants must be at least 16 years of age

DUTIES:

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As a appointee participating in the Office of Valuation Services Recent Graduate Appraiser Program, you're duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

 

  • Assists in gathering data and preparing components of Statments of Work appraisal contract package.
  • Assists in collecting of basic rental, cost, sales, and expense data for commercial, industrial properties, or other income-producing properties.
  • Helps compile such data for further analysis and inclusion in appraisal reports, market studies, consultation reports, and other valuation assignments.
  • Performs developmental assignments while using basic appraisal techniques to help develop an opinion of value for assigned properties.
  • Performs recurring types of searches and verification of subject and market data records to secure title, mortgage, zoning, tax, and topographical information, legal descriptions, and other information pertinent to market value determination.
  • Under the direction of a qualified staff appraiser, the incumbent learns to appraise real property interests to be used in client bureau voluntary acquistion, land exchange, sale or grant , donation, rights-of-way acquisition, land use authorization programs, as well as for the purchase, lease, or rental of administrative sites or other sites.

 

Assignments will become progressively more complicated as training and experience progress.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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To be eligible for this Recent Graduate Program ALL of the following requirements must be met: 

 

  1. Applicants must provide a resume.
  2. Be a U.S. Citizen
  3. Have graduated between with a bachelors degree or higher between 12/27/2010 (in accordance with Executive Order 13562) and 07/10/2012 (which is the effective date of the E.O.), an applicant has 2 yrs. of eligibility starting on 07/10/2012. If you graduated after 07/10/2012 you have 2 years of eligibility from the date of your graduation. Veterans have 2 yrs. of eligibility. However, eligibility can be put on hold based on your active duty (not to exceed 6 yrs. from date of graduation). The 2 yr. eligibility starts (or continues, if started prior to active duty) upon release from active duty.
  4. You have graduated by way of good academic standing (i.e., Grade Point Average/G.P.A. of at least a 2.0)
  5. Provide an unofficial transcript which depicts your degree was conferred (An Official Transcript maybe requested at the time of appointment).
  6. Successfully complete a background investigation to determine your suitability for Federal employment.
  7. The Utilization of Direct Deposit is required.

*Important Notice to Applications: All requirements, must be met by the closing date of this announcement, and your application must demonstrate that you met all the requirement, including education required for the position. Failure to do so will result in disqualification.*  

To Qualify at the GS-05 Level Applicants Must:

Have successfully completed a full 4-year course of study in any field leading to a bachelor's degree, from an accredited college or university (i.e., Four academic years is the equivalent of 120 hours or 140 quarter hours).


 

 

 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your resume and responses to the self-assessment questions are an integral part of the process for determining your qualifications for this position.  Therefore, it is important that your resume supports your responses to the assessment questions.

 

There are several parts of the application process that affect the overall evaluation of your application:

1. Your resume which is part of your USAJOBS profile

2. Your responses to the online questionnaire

3. Your required and supporting documents, as outlined in the announcement

 

Veterans’ Preference: If you are entitled to veterans' preference, you should indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming on your résumé.  Your veterans' preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency.

  • For 5-point veterans’ preference, please provide your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty), official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty, or other official documentation (e.g., copy of military orders, campaign documents as: or expeditionary award citation, etc.) that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions.
  • For 10-point veterans’ preference, you must submit a SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference and all other required documentation.  Click here for the form http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/sf15.pdf.


BENEFITS:

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 You will also earn annual and sick leave.

 



OTHER INFORMATION:

Recruitment methods and selection procedures will be based solely on merit after fair and open competition, and will be made without regard to political, religious, or labor organization affiliation or non-affiliation, marital status, race, color, sex, national origin, non-disqualifying disability, sexual orientation, or age.

 

 



HOW TO APPLY:

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

1. Your Résumé
2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire. (
View Assessment Questions
3. 
Transcripts to document conferred degree; documentation a bachelors degree or higher from a qualifying educational institution

4.Veterans Preference documentation (if applicable)

 

Your complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, February 01, 2013.

To begin, click the Apply Online button near the bottom (or right) of this screen and follow the prompts to register, answer a few questions, and submit all required documents.

 

To return to your saved application, log in to your USAJOBS account at http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/  and click on “My Applications”.  Click on the position title, and then select Apply Online to continue.  Please ensure you select the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

 

We strongly encourage you to apply online.  If you cannot apply online, you may FAX your resume, assessment questionnaire, and supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144.  You must print a copy of OPM FORM 1203-FX http://www.opm.gov./forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf, document your responses to the assessment questionnaire (click here to (View Assessment Questions) and use the official FAX coversheet found here http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf 



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

(1) Resume-Your resume must contain information sufficient to make a valid determination that you fully meet the experience and/or education required for this opportunity.   It is strongly recommended that you use the USAJobs Resume Builder as it was designed to ensure that your resume includes the standard information needed.  The Resume Builder is available at http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/ResumeAndApplicationTips#icc .

 

(2) Transcript(s)-In order to determine if an applicant has obtained a bachelors or higher within the alloted period to qualify, an unofficial transcript is required to submit with your initial application package. Failure to provide an unofficial or official transcript the closing date of the announcement will result in disqualification.

 

(3)Veterans' Preference (If Applicable): If you are entitled to veterans' preference, you should indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming on your résumé.  Your veterans' preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency.

  • For 5-point veterans' preference, please provide your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty), official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty, or other official documentation (e.g., copy of military orders, campaign documents as: or expeditionary award citation, etc.) that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions.
  • For 10-point veterans' preference, you must submit a SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference and all other required documentation.  Click here for the form http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/sf15.pdf.

 

 

Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement. Furthermore, applicants maybe required to provide a writing sample during a phase of the applicant screening process. If an applicant is requested to provide a writing sample, and does not provide the requested writing sample within the time allotted, the application will be disqualified, and will no longer receive consideration for this announcement.


 

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

HR Assistant
Phone: (703)787-1446
Email: HUMAN.RESOURCES@BSEE.GOV
Agency Information:
Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement
DO NOT SEND MAIL
PLEASE APPLY ONLINE
Herndon, VA
20170

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

You will be rated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by your education, experience and training relative to this position.  Paid and unpaid experience will be considered. 

 


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Job Announcement Number:

OS-GH-13-MM829821(RG)

Control Number:

336181700