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Job Title:  Supervisory Realty Specialist (DEU-BJ)
Department:  Department Of The Interior
Agency:  Bureau of Reclamation
Job Announcement Number:  BR-LC-DE-14-04

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$82,642.00 to $107,434.00 / Per Year
Friday, January 31, 2014 to Friday, February 28, 2014
Full-Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Boulder City, NV View Map
All United States Citizens and Nationals.
Public Trust - Background Investigation


About the Agency

Position is being advertised concurrently under BR-LC-14-05 for status applicants. 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 Supervisory Realty Specialist in a fast paced working environment. You can make a difference in the West by assisting in meeting increasing water demands while protecting the environment. 

Would you enjoy ensuring the safe and efficient operation of Government facilities?  Responsibilities include providing supervision, direction, oversight, control, and coordination of the Lands Group programs and activities, including the Regional Laboratory, in support of Reclamation’s mission goals.

LOCATION: Lower Colorado Region, Regional Office, Resource Management Office, Lands Group, Boulder City, NV. Boulder City is a short drive from the Las Vegas Metropolitan area.  For living conditions visit:
Boulder City, NV:, NV: Las Vegas, NV:

Additional vacancies may be filled from this vacancy announcement. 


  • Not Required


  • Yes
  • Relocation expenses are authorized with the exception of the Guaranteed Home Sale Provision. First-post-of-Duty relocation expenses are authorized for new appointments or reinstatement eligibles.


  • U.S. Citizenship or National
  • Suitable 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 document(s) under Other information.
  • Position requires filling a financial disclosure report.


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  • Serves as the Regional Realty Officer in LCR-wide management, direction, and oversight of the regional land management, realty, land acquisition, and disposal programs, including title transfers, and associated budgets.

  • Supervises subordinate staff to include planning the work to be accomplished, setting and adjusting priorities, preparing schedules for completion of work, and assigning and evaluating work.

  • Responsible for overall quality of the LCR’s land records system and works closely with the Financial Management Office to ensure ongoing accuracy of data and records for financial reporting and audit purposes.

  • Directs recreation program planning and accomplishments to meet a broad range of national, Departmental, and BOR program objectives and long-range goals; meet the needs of State and local governmental agencies; and provides benefit to the public by the effective use and management of BOR land.

  • Oversees the formulation of the Group’s work plans. Serves as budget sub-committee team lead for the Regional Land Resources Management program. Develops, monitors, and implements budgets and administrative procedures for the Group.

  • Maintains liaison with other Bureau offices, Federal, Tribal, state, local agencies, and universities for the purpose of collaborative partnerships, consultation, coordination, negotiating cost share, contracting for expertise, and with public and special interest groups to obtain public insight and input.


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GS-13: In order to qualify for the GS-13 grade level, your resume must reflect one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level in Federal service.

Specialized Experience for GS-13: Is defined as applying a broad knowledge of land management, realty and outdoor recreation principles and practices to effectively oversee complex realty transactions and land management activities. Experience should demonstrate the ability to provide supervision, leadership, guidance, and direction to subordinate staff on land management, realty, and outdoor recreation activities.

Supervisory Competencies: Applicants should possess proficiency or the potential to develop proficiency in the following competencies for successful performance of Federal supervisory work: (accountability, customer service, decisiveness, flexibility, integrity/honesty, interpersonal skills, oral communication, problem solving, resilience, and written communication). Additional information on supervisory competencies:

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


Category rating and selection procedures will be used for evaluating this position. 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 30 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.

KSA #1: Knowledge of land management, realty, and outdoor recreation laws, rules, regulations, and policies including BOR’s programs, initiatives, mission and goals to ensure legally defensible documents, actions and decisions.

KSA #2:
  Ability to provide supervision, leadership, guidance, and direction to subordinate staff on a full range of land management, realty and recreation activities sufficient to meet group goals and activities.

KSA #3:
  Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with a variety of customers that includes other Federal agencies, state and local governments, water districts, and non-government organizations through personal contacts and outreach efforts.

KSA #4:
Knowledge of land title, mapping, record keeping, and related subjects in order to maintain accurate and auditable records.

KSA #5:
Skill in applying project management principles to manage workload, budget requests, projects, and resources to make optimum use of available time, resources, and funding
To preview questions please click here.


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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. For more information visit: 

Telework: Reclamation has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisory approval.

Probationary Period:  Placement in this position requires you to complete a one-year probationary period if you have not previously completed a probationary period.

Supervisory Probationary Period:
An employee initially appointed to a supervisory position must serve a one-year supervisory probationary period.

Promotion Potential:
If you are selected at the lower grades, promotions may be made at a later date without further competition. However, identification of promotion potential in this announcement does not constitute a commitment or an obligation on the part of management to promote you at some future date. Such promotions will depend upon administrative approval, the continuing need for an actual assignment and the demonstrated performance of higher level duties. Full performance level is GS-12.

Optional Form 306 (OF-306): Before final selection, you will be required to sign and certify the accuracy of the information in your application.  If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or you may be subject to fine, imprisonment, or other disciplinary action.

Background Investigation/Security Clearance: If selected, you will be subject to a background investigation as a condition of placement/retention in this position.  A background investigation will be required for all new hires AND current employees who are not currently covered by a satisfactorily adjudicated Federal background investigation commensurate with the sensitivity designation of this position.

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


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Applications (resume, assessment questionnaire and supporting documents) for this vacancy MUST be received online BEFORE midnight Eastern Time (Washington D.C. 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:

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.

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.


To be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit a resume that includes dates of employment, specifically years, months, and hours worked per week for each period of experience; an on-line assessment questionnaire; and the following supporting documents, as appropriate:

CTAP/ICTAP:  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 90 on the assessment questionnaire as established. 

Veterans' Preference: If you are entitled to veterans’ preference, you must provide a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, DD Form 214 (DD-214), member 4 copy, and 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, 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.

-For 10-point veterans' preference, please submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, DD-214, and the required documentation requested by this form.

For information on veteran's eligibility visit:

The following link provides general resume formatting instructions:


Brittany Johnson
Phone: 702-293-8493
Fax: 000-000-0000
Agency Information:
P.O. Box 61470
Attn: LC-5400
Boulder City, NV
Fax: 000-000-0000


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 their USAJOBS profile.

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