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Job Title:Appraiser (Recent Graduate)

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:Field Operating Offices of the Office of the Secretary of the Army

Job Announcement Number:AI-ACW-13-1765

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$38,790.00 to $50,431.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, July 19, 2013 to Thursday, August 01, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1171-07

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Recent Graduates

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

11

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Louisville, KY United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Student/Internship Program Eligibles

JOB SUMMARY:

Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position:

This position is part of a formalized development program and is a CIVILIAN position with the Department of Army. The incumbent will serve as an Appraiser trainee with the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).

This is a Career Program (CP) #18 position.

Preferred candidate will have a provisional or appraisal license, or will work with the State Board of Licensing in order to obtain one.

If selected for this position, a signed mobility agreement is a condition of employment. This agreement states that in order to be placed in the intern program, during or upon graduation from the intern program, you may be assigned to any location within the Department of Army and that you will move to the new duty location. Failure to relocate can be used as the basis for non-selection. Failure to relocate after appointment can be the basis for your removal from Federal service.

As a result of sequestration and budget shortfalls, Army is furloughing most of its employees for some amount of time during fiscal year 2013.  An employee in this position MAY be subject to furlough.  If applicable, specific information regarding the administrative furlough will be provided to the individual selected for this position.

Who May Apply:


• Position(s) will be filled under the Department of the Army Recent Graduates Program.
 
Click here  for more information on Pathways program participants.
 
The Department of the Army Recent Graduates Program affords developmental experiences in the Department of Army intended to promote possible careers in the civil service to individuals who have recently graduated from qualifying educational institutions or programs. Successful applicants are placed in a dynamic, developmental program with the potential to lead to a civil service career in the Federal Government. 
 
After Program completion, Department of the Army Recent Graduates MAY be converted to a permanent position.

To be eligible for conversion to a permanent or term position, Recent Graduates must:
 
·  Have successfully completed at least 1-year of continuous service in addition to all requirements of the Program.

·  Demonstrate successful job performance.

·  Meet the Office of Personnel Management’s qualifications for the position to which the Recent Graduate will be converted
 
To learn more, please visit:
http://www.opm.gov/HiringReform/Pathways/program/graduates/.

 
Department of the Army Recent Graduates Program Eligibles
Positions are open to:
• Recent graduates who have completed, within the previous two years, a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution.

• Veterans unable to apply within two years of receiving their degree, due to military service obligation, have as much as six years after degree completion to apply.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Payment of moving expenses is authorized.
  • Business travel up to 20% is required.

DUTIES:

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As an Appraiser (Intern) you will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following duties:

 

• Assist in preparing gross and tract appraisals on assigned projects, including a diversity of property types, both urban and rural, i.e., farm properties and land areas, improvements including real and personal property, retail and or industrial properties, special purpose properties such as schools, cemeteries, small business properties, etc.

• Assist in determining the facts and appraisal methods to be employed, and prepare written appraisal reports.

• Assist in performing appraisals for valuations of rights-of-way, flowage easements, or other comparable types of restrictive partial acquisitions.

• Assist in performing appraisals of properties for lease, license, and/or restoration claims and relocation claims.

• Make person-to-person contacts with officials of local real estate offices, city, county, state and Federal governmental officials and representatives of various levels, utility company representatives, representatives of Using Services, oil and gas companies, experts in various engineering, geological or other scientific fields, and various levels of district personnel, as well as individuals of various backgrounds and professions in gathering facts, market data, maps and exhibits required in formulating appraisals.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Applicants must possess one of the follow at the time of appointment:

• Specialized Experience: Applicant must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower level (GS-05) which includes assisting in the appraisal of residential, commercial, agricultural, and/or industrial properties for acquisition or disposal; or, performing appraisals of properties for lease, license, and/or restoration claims and relocation claims; or, assisting in the appraisal of special rights-of-way, clearance easements, flood rights, or leaseholds; or, preparing written appraisal reports..

• Superior Academic Achievement for GS-07: Successful completion of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with Superior Academic Achievement. Applicant must meet one of the following provisions for superior academic achievement:
1. A standing in the upper third of your college class or major subdivision (e.g. school of business) at the time you apply.
2. A grade point average of "B" (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) or its equivalent for all courses completed; (a) at the time of application; or (b) during the last two years of your undergraduate curriculum.
3. A "B+" (3.5. on a 4.0 scale) or its equivalent for all courses completed in a qualifying major field of study, either:(a) at the time of application; or (b) during the last 2 years of your undergraduate curriculum.
4. Election to membership in one of the national honorary societies (other than freshman societies) that meets the requirements of the Association of College of Honor Societies.
Grade point averages should be rounded to one decimal point. For example, 2.95 is rounded to 3.0, and 2.94 is rounded to 2.9.

NOTE: If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) was taken on a pass/fail or similar basis, your claim must be based on class standing or membership in an honor society.

• Successful completion of at least one full year of graduate-level education that would have equipped the candidate with the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the work of the position. One year of graduate coursework is 18 semester hours or 27 quarter hours.

• Applicants Combining Education and Experience: If you have some, but not all, of the experience or education described above, you may still qualify by combining the amount of creditable experience and graduate education that you possess. To compute the percentage, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of graduate education by 18. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100% to qualify.


• Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience.
• Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. You must include documentation to support U.S. equivalency.

Other requirements:

• Personnel security investigation required.

• Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
• Direct Deposit of Pay is required.
• Must sign a mobility agreement if selected.
• One-year trial/probationary period required.
• You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship
• If selected, official college or university transcript must be submitted.  However, unofficial transcripts must be submitted at the time of application.
• Payment of moving expenses is authorized, subject to the provisions of the Joint Travel Regulations.

• Recent Graduates must sign a Participant Agreement with the Agency.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be reviewed to verify that you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements.  Your responses to the questionnaire will be used to evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences. Only the most recently submitted resume will be considered.

Basis for Rating: Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP).  The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (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.  Well-qualified is defined as meeting all of the minimum qualification standards and eligibility requirements as well as possessing skills that clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position. Under competitive delegated examining, an ICTAP eligible will be considered well-qualified if they attain an eligibility rating of 90 or higher, not including points for veterans' preference. 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.  Information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp.


BENEFITS:

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The Department of Defense offers excellent benefits programs some of which may include:
•  Comprehensive health and life insurance
•  Competitive salaries
•  Generous retirement programs
•  Paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation time
•  Flexible work environment and alternate work schedules
•  Paid employment related training and education
•  Possible student loan repayment
•  Payment of licenses, certification, and academic degrees as applicable
•  Bonuses, incentives, and awards as appropriate for the job.

This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal Employees: http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc



OTHER INFORMATION:

• Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
• The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. The DoD policy is available at http://www.cpms.osd.mil/ASSETS/E8AB932EA1E44617BAC7222922E42A62/DoDl140025-V300.pdf.
• In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be eligible for retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or a supplemental or redetermined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e. retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8416(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD instructions 1400.25, Volume 300, at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives.)
• Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Your resume: If you submit a resume with inappropriate material e.g. photos, you will not be considered for this vacancy. Your resume may be submitted in any format. For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). Resumes that do not contain this information will be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.
2. Your responses to the questionnaire
3. Additional required documents (see Required Documents section below)


The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, August 01, 2013.
To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.
To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page
http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID928371.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.
If you cannot apply online, you will need to provide the same information obtained in the online process.  You will need three documents to complete this process:  the Occupational Questionnaire, the scan response form, U.S. Office of Personnel Management Occupational Questionnaire (OPM Form 1203-FX), and a separate document described in item #3 below. 
1. Download the scan response form, OPM Form 1203-FX, from
http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf.
2. View Occupational Questionnaire.  Use this information to guide you in completing the OPM Form 1203-FX.  Note that you may be instructed to leave some responses blank on the scan response form.
3.  On a separate document, please identify which position(s) on your resume (include title, organization, and employment dates) support any response of “E” ("I am considered an expert in performing this task...."). 
4. Fax the completed OPM Form 1203-FX, along with your required and supporting documents, to 1-478-757-3144. Your OPM Form 1203-FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.
PLEASE NOTE: The numbering on the OPM Form 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire.  Section 25 of the OPM Form 1203-FX continuously numbers from number one, while the Questionnaire starts each section of questions with number one.  When entering your responses please continue regardless of number sequence.  This issue has been identified and will be resolved as soon as possible.


It is your responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date.  Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.  Faxed documents must be completely transmitted by 11:59p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the closing date of the announcement.

The Department of the Army provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing civilian personnel unit. Requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents are required:
• Resume: If you submit a resume with inappropriate material e.g. photos, you will not be considered for this vacancy. Your resume may be submitted in any format. For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). Resumes that do not contain this information will be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.
• Transcripts: You MUST submit your unofficial college transcripts with your application (to include all courses with semester hours and grades from ALL schools attended - including those courses taken from schools other than the degree conferring institution.)
• Veterans Documentation: If you are claiming Veterans Preference, to verify your preference claim you MUST submit supporting documents with your application package. These documents may include, but are not limited to: DD214 (which indicates character of service) SF-15, VA Letter and/or Activation/Deactivation orders.

• If you are currently serving on active duty: A certification from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed. If you supply a certification at this stage, your preference/eligibility will be verified prior to appointment.  For more information about Veteran's Preference, please click this link: http://www.opm.gov/employ/veterans/html/vetguide.asp.  Please upload veteran's documents under the appropriate category.
If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and will not be considered any further.
PLEASE NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents like military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for other than the applicant. These documents may be sanitized to remove such personal information before submission with the application. Applicants may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents upon selection to confirm eligibility.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Central Resume Processing Center
Phone: (410)306-0137
Email: USARMY.APG.CHRA-NE.MBX.APPLICANTHELP@MAIL.MIL
Agency Information:
W4CMAA ACTEDS CP 18 Eng Scient
314 Johnson Street
Aberdeen, MD
21005
USA

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, you application will receive no further consideration. The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "insufficient information" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.

Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.

For questions regarding the status of your application, eligibility or qualifications determination contact the Central Resume Processing Center at usarmy.apg.chra-ne.mbx.applicanthelp@mail.mil, or (410) 306-0137.


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Job Announcement Number:

AI-ACW-13-1765

Control Number:

347783200