Job Overview


Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American!  At the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere.  It is the principal agency for protecting the health of citizens.  Join HHS and help to make our world healthier, safer, and better for all Americans.

Who May Apply:  Federal employees with career or career-conditional appointments in the competitive service; former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility based on previous career or career-conditional appointments; 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 eligibles or who have been separated under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous active service; Military Spouses; PHS Commissioned Corps Officers; individuals eligible for VRA appointments (at the GS-11 and below grade levels); and individuals with disabilities.


This position is located in the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Office of Operations (OO), Office of Facilities Engineering and Mission Support Services (OFEMS), Real Estate Management Team (REMT), Portfolio and Space Management Branch (PSMB) located in Rockville, MD.  REMT manages the Agency's nationwide lease acquisition and administration activities and develops policies governing real property. REMT is responsible for space that includes office, laboratory, computer facilities, libraries, document file rooms, and other special purpose space.  

This announcement may be used to fill multiple positions in multiple locations.


The Senior Realty Specialist actively supports the customer-orientation progress with the Office of Real Property. The incumbent also serves as a Contracting Officer for FDA's portfolio of facilities nationwide.


If selected you will be responsible for:


Review, analyze, and implement lease acquisition requirements in the areas of delegated lease acquisition, leasing through GSA, lease management, financial lease analysis, and maintenance and utilization of leased facilities nationwide including FDA Headquarters.


Serve as Contracting Officer for delegated lease acquisition of space.


Manage highly complex assignments that involve overall lease acquisition, policies, and analyses of a significant volume of leased facilities across the nation due to the unique mission and function of FDA.


Serve as Project Officer onserivce contracts, providing oversight to the project.


Assist the Team Leader, REMT with direct interface to GSA and FDA component organizations as appropriate for leased property acquisitions and management for field activities.


Responsible for real property acquistion project planning in collaboration with staff in DPD and tracking the like of the lease.


Prepare programs of requirements (PORs) and Soliciations for Offer (SFOs) to lease space for numerous FDA field components.


Analyze, revise and implement imporvements to methodologies used to perform periodic review of all FDA leased and delegated space to assure adherence to FDA and Government policies.