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Job Title:Review Appraiser

Department:Department Of Justice

Agency:Offices, Boards and Divisions

Job Announcement Number:ENRD-13-012-MPP

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$89,033.00 to $155,500.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, March 28, 2013 to Thursday, May 09, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1171-13/15

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

15

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC Metro Area, DC United States

WHO MAY APPLY:

Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)

JOB SUMMARY:

Note:  We recently modified the job announcement to extend the closing date.

We anticipate filling positions pending budget approval.

This position is located in the Environment and Natural Resources Division (ENRD), Land Acquisition Section (LAS).  LAS is responsible for acquiring real property through condemnation proceedings, for use by the Federal Government for purposes ranging from establishing public parks to homeland security, and for approving title to lands being acquired by the united States by direct purchase.  The appraiser will serve as an expert consultant and analyst in complex matters involving the acquisition of real property by the Federal government.  The appraiser will also perform appraisal reviews and provide litigation support in exceptionally complex and controversial cases involving multi-million dollar compensation claims. 

ENRD seeks to attract, retain, and promote individuals of exceptional ability and talent from all walks of life.  The work environment and atmosphere is open, diverse, collegial, and inclusive.  There are active affinity groups for African-American; Asian-American; Hispanic; lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT); and Native American employees, which are open to all DOJ employees regardless of background.  ENRD fosters a work environment where people of all backgrounds and experiences may reach their full potential.  We place a high value on diversity of background, experience and cultural perspective and encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including those from all racial and ethnic groups, women, LGBT individuals, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

ENRD has continued to rank among the top 5 federal subcomponents for the past five years, holding the #1 slot for three years consecutively.  

Who May Apply:   Merit Promotion eligible candidates
You are eligible under merit promotion procedures, if you meet one of the following criteria:
- Federal employees with career or career-conditional appointments in the competitive service 
- Former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility based on previous Federal service 
- Displaced Federal employees requesting special priority selection consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) and the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP)
- Veterans who are preference eligible or who have been separated under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous service
- Individuals with disabilities - For more information and proof required see http://www.opm.gov/disability/PeopleWithDisabilities.asp


 

 

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • You may be required to undergo a urinalysis screening for a drug test.
  • Moving and Relocation Expenses are not authorized.
  • Suitable for Federal employment as determined by a background investigation
  • Will be required to serve a probationary period.
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered for Selective Service.

DUTIES:

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As a Review Appraiser, you will:
• Serve as an expert appraiser/reviewer for complex, controversial and difficult appraisals involving real property associated with a broad range of federal projects from natural disaster restoration projects to homeland security.
• Perform appraisal reviews and provide litigation support in complex and controversial cases involving significant compensation claims.
• Analyze and review appraisal reports of real property for adequate development of pertinent legal and appraisal premises, proper application of appraisal techniques, factual and technical accuracy and overall professional quality.
• Serve as an expert litigation consultant on appraisal procedures and protocols within the Division, the Department and other federal agencies.  Act as a technical advisor on compliance with formal appraisal guidelines, including the Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions.
• Advise attorneys on valuation issues and evaluate current and projected appraisal programs for adherence to legislation, policies and agency missions.
• Study and analyze a broad range of real property issues and prepare reports and recommendations.  These reports include feasibility and economic analyses of properties with complex characteristics and uses, lease buyout analyses, highest and best use analyses when potential use of the site is unclear or unknown, and analyses of risks in insuring, building, leasing, or disposing of property.  

Competencies:
Qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position.  All applicants' qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies:

• Real Estate Appraisal
• Planning and Evaluating
• Oral Communication
• Written Communication


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Qualifications Required: 

For the GS-13 you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service performing the following duties:  (1) studies and analyzes a wide range of real property problems and projects and prepares reports and recommendations; and (2) assist with the reviews of appraisal reports concerning properties involving a broad range of unusual or controversial characteristics.

For the GS-14 you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service performing the following duties: (1) planning and completing complex valuation projects; (2) developing new or modified techniques and methods to appraise and review the appraisals of properties with diverse or unusual characteristics; and (3) investigating and analyzing a wide variety of problems and questions to provide guidance on specific appraisal standards, methods, and techniques.

For the GS-15 you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service performing the following duties:  (1) analyzing depositions, reports and other testimony for flaws or weaknesses in valuation related to analyses/conclusions prepared by expert witnesses; (2) reviews court rulings regarding valuation impacting federal land acquisitions, and (3) recommending new or modified policies for Department and other federal agencies.

Desired Information: 

For this position it is strongly desired that the applicant hold a valid General Appraisal Certification (in any State or Territory) and is designated by a professional appraisal association that is either a current sponsor of The Appraisal Foundation or has requirements for designation that equal or exceed those of the General Certification; peer review of experience and a sampling of appraisal reports as well as a peer reviewed demonstration appraisal report and comprehensive examination. 


Time-in-Grade:  Federal employees must have 52 weeks of experience at the next lower grade.  You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Status/Merit Promotion Applicants:  Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement.  If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be evaluated against the competencies.  Applicants that meet the minimum qualification requirements will be further evaluated to determine those who are best qualified. This determination will be based on the rating criteria that will be used to evaluate an applicant's experience, education, and accomplishments. 

Candidates are encouraged to address the competencies required for this position. Please include the competencies in your resume or application.  Failure to submit this information may lower your overall rating for this position.

If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.  
 


BENEFITS:

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The Department of Justice offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; telework; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc.



OTHER INFORMATION:

Minimal travel may be needed. 

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP). The ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies.  If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if:  1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy.  To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and score 85 or better on established ranking criteria, not including veterans’ preference points, if applicable.  You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority.  Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form.  Additional information about ICTAP eligibility is at: http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp.

The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provides eligible surplus and displaced  competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies.  If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy.  To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and score of 85 or better on established ranking criteria, not including veterans’ preference points, if applicable.  You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority.  You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application.  Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at:  http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp.

Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA):  VEOA allows eligible veterans to apply and compete for positions announced under merit promotion procedures when the hiring agency is recruiting from outside its own workforce.  To be eligible for a Veterans’ Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) appointment, a veteran must be honorably separated and either a preference eligible or a have substantially completed three (3) or more years of continuous active military service.  If you are applying for a Merit Promotion announcement and wish to be considered under the VEOA, you must submit a copy of your DD-214, in addition to any other required documents listed on this announcement.

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.  See www.sss.gov.

Veteran’s Preference:  If you are entitled to veterans’ preference, you should indicate the type of veterans’ preference you are claiming on your resume.  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., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions.
• For 10-point veterans’ preference, please submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-point Veteran Preference, and the other required documentation identified on the SF-15 to support your preference claim.

Applicant’s with Disabilities:  In addition to applying through competitive procedures certain applicants with disabilities may be considered non-competitively under a Schedule A hiring authority. To qualify for employment under Schedule A, an applicant must provide proof of disability and certification of job readiness. As proof of disability and certification of job readiness, applicants may provide records, statement, or other appropriate information issued from a licensed medical professional (e.g., a physician or other medical professional duly certified by a State, the District of Columbia, or a U.S. territory to practice medicine); a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist (i.e., State or private); or an Federal agency, State agency, or an agency of the District of Columbia or a U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits. Proof of disability and certification of job readiness must be included in the application package. For more information and proof required see http://www.opm.gov/disability/PeopleWithDisabilities.asp.

EEO Statement:
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate.  Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly.  Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodations will be made on a case-by-case basis.

 

 



HOW TO APPLY:

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THIS IS NOT AN ON-LINE APPLICATION PROCESS.

Be certain that your application/resume and supporting documentation whether mailed, hand delivered, e-mailed or hand delivered is received by 5:00 pm (EST) on Thursday, May 09, 2013 to the appropriate address below: 
Please submit your application package and supporting documentation to the appropriate address listed below:
By US Mail:  U. S. Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division, Executive Office, Office of Human Resources, Post Office Box 7611, Washington, DC 20044-7611; ATTN:  Sherry Harrison. 
Applications received in government franked envelopes will not be considered. 

By Hand Delivery:  U. S. Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division, Executive Office, Office of Human Resources, 601 D Street, NW, Room 2228, Washington, DC  20044.  Attn:  Sherry Harrison

By Email:  HR.ENRD@USDOJ.GOV
Please reference “ Land Acquisition Section” ENRD-13-012 (MPP) in the subject line.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

You must submit the appropriate documentatiion in order to be considered under merit promotion procedures, such as:

  • Resume and showing relevant experience (cover letter optional).
  • Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50), applicable for current and former Federal employees. 
  • Performance appraisal issued within the last 15-months.
  • DD-214 from Veterans for consideration under special Veteran appointment authorities. 
  • Non-Competitive Appointment Authority documentation, if applicable. 
  • CTAP/ICTAP documentation, if applicable.

 

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

ENRD Human Resources
Phone: (202)616-2357
Fax: (202)305-4866
Email: HR.ENRD@USDOJ.GOV
Agency Information:
US DOJ Environment and Natural Resources Division
PO Box 7611
Washington, DC
20044-0367 Fax: (202)305-4866

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

We will notify you of the outcome after each step of the recruitment process has been completed.  After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.  We expect to make a final job offer within 80 days after the closing date of the announcement.

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Job Announcement Number:

ENRD-13-012-MPP

Control Number:

339641300