To qualify at the GS-13 grade level, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level.
Specialized experience is that which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. Specialized experience for this position includes but is not limited to: reviewing and analyzing complex appraisal reports; making difficult appraisal decisions in the valuation of minerals, timber, highly developable properties, conservation easements, and/or rights-of-way; and providing timely and complete consultation services to clients and management; and resolving problems with Individual appraisals or resolving value differences between multiple appraisals of the same property.
This position contains two selective placement factors (SPF) that are part of the minimum requirement of the position. If you do not meet both of the SPF, you are ineligible for further consideration. The SPFs for this position are:
1) Applicants must hold a current state general appraiser certification in a state that meets minimum Federal requirements in compliance with Title XI of the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act of 1989 (FIRREA). Make sure you include a copy of your certification in your application.
2) A current professional designation or accreditation that requires classroom training in appraisal practice and experience requirements approved by the Appraiser Qualifications Board, as well as a demonstration appraisal report or appraisal review report, and a comprehensive qualifying examination. Make sure you include a copy of your certification in your application.
A written test is not required.
All requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.
The information contained in your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine the degree to which you meet the following competencies (previously referred to as, knowledge, skills, and abilities) required of this position:
Technical Competency - Reviewing Appraisals: Reviews appraisals and provides appraisal review services to clients. Reviews appraisals submitted by staff appraisers and private fee appraisers; determines whether proper appraisal procedures, principles, and techniques were employed and determines whether appraisals comply with applicable Federal laws and regulations.
Technical Competency - Appraising: Appraises real properties and completes appraisal reports employing proper appraisal procedures, principles, and techniques ensuring compliance with applicable Federal laws and regulations.
Contracting Oversight (COR): Serves as a Contracting Officer's Technical Representative (COTR) for procurement of real estate appraisal services via contracts.
Oral Communication: Expresses information (e.g., ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (e.g., technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others; attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.
Written Communication: Prepares written information (e.g., ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (e.g., technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing written presentations.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Please ensure you answer all questions accurately. Your responses are subject to verification. In support of your responses provided in the Assessment Questionnaire, your resume should include verbiage that describes your experience relative to the position for which you are applying and provide examples that show the depth of knowledge, level of skill, or degree of ability you possess. If your application does not support your responses to the questionnaire or your application is not complete, it may affect your evaluation or result in your name being removed from further consideration.
To preview the assessment questionnaire and determine if your experience matches the competencies, knowledge, skills and abilities required for this position, click the following link: View Assessment Questions
Qualified applicants will be rated using category rating, which groups candidates in categories according to their self-assessed rating, plus veterans' preference if applicable. The categories for this announcement are defined as: Best-Qualified and Qualified.