As a Realty Specialist, you will be performing the full range of acquisition and management and disposal work for complex realty transactions. This position is located in the New England Region, Public Buildings Service, Leasings Division-1PRL, Boston, Massachusetts. GSA offers its employees a wide range of benefits including:
Federal health insurance plans (choose from a wide range of plans)
Life insurance coverage with several options to choose from
Leave policies to help you take care of your personal, recreational, and health care needs
Thrift Savings Plan (similar to a 401(k) plan)
Flexible work schedules and telework
Transit and child care subsidies
Training and development
At this time we are only filling two vacancies, however additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement as needed.
This vacancy is also being announced under OPM’s Delegated Examining procedures as Vacancy Announcement Number 1401022DWDE. Please review that announcement to see if you are eligible for consideration. You must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered under both procedures.
You will perform the full range of acquisition and management and disposal work for complex realty transactions. Perform market surveys, market rent analyses and building inspections; prepare request for lease proposals, perform cost and price analyses, financial evaluation of offers, lease documents and required accompanying documentation for real estate transactions. Negotiate lease terms and conditions, make final award determinations, verifies the existence of necessary approvals for funding availability and awards and executes leases. Prepare and maintain current acquisition plans and strategies. Prepare and review required legal documentation to support acquisition determinations in accordance with federal procedures and policies.
Work is often performed in an office setting except during field inspections and market surveys. Incumbent is required to travel and therefore, must have a valid driver's license or be able to perform work by using other forms of transportation.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…
Current career/career-conditional Federal employees
Meet time-in-grade requirements within 30 days of closing date
Apply online (See How to Apply section.)
The GS-11 salary range starts at $63,386 per year, if you meet the following qualifications. To qualify you must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience includes the following kinds of realty functions: short-term planning, leasing, receiving space and facility needs requests, conducting site surveys, performing cost analysis, reconfiguring space, leasing new space, developing solicitations for offers, conducting market surveys, monitoring lease expiration actions and termination notices OR a Ph.D or equivalent doctoral degree or successfully completed 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; or LL.M, if related or have a combination of graduate level education and appropriate related experience that together meet the qualification rerquirements of this position.
The GS-12 salary range starts at $75,974 per year, if you meet the following qualifications. To qualify for GS-12 you must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as experience performing the full range of real estate programs related to the leasing of real property, efficient space utilization and management, development of interagency memoranda of agreement, and financial management including in-depth knowledge of systems software used to monitor space inventory data and utilization.
NOTE: Qualifications are based on length and level of experience. Therefore, in addition to describing duties performed, applicants must provide the exact dates of each period of employment (from month/year to month/year) and the number of hours per week if part time. Qualification determinations cannot be made when resumes do not include the required information, so failure to provide this information may result in disqualification. For a brief video on How to Create a Federal Resume, click here. You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement
If selected, you must meet the following conditions:
Serve a one year probationary period (unless you have previously satisfied this requirement).
Be able to make a direct deposit of your salary check to a financial organization.
Males born after December 31, 1959 must have registered with the Selective Service.
Complete a “Declaration of Federal Employment” (OF-306) to determine suitability for Federal employment.
Undergo a background investigation and receive a favorable adjudication.
If you are not a current GSA employee, you must complete the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 to determine identity and employment (work status) eligibility. GSA will verify the information through the DHS e-Verify automated system. Any identified discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of continued employment.
Must meet the minimum entry age requirements prescribed by OPM. See information at OPM's website: Qualifications Policy.
Have a current, valid State driver's license because this position requires that you operate a Government-owned or leased motor vehicle or be able to perform work by using other forms of transportation.
You may be required to participate in the Region's Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP), representing the Service and/or GSA as a whole. This may involved participating in COOP meetings and planning activities; performing mission-critical work at a designated location other than the traditional GSA office site (which may be outside of the commuting area); and ensuring that GSA's needs are still being met in the event of an emergency, disaster or otherwise unforseen circumstance disrupting traditional office operations.
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What To Expect Next
If your application is complete, we will review your application to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. We will further evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the knowledge, skills, abilities, and/or competencies required of the position. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability and/or security background investigation. A final job offer for this position is typically made within 40 days after the deadline for applications.
Thank you for your interest in working for U.S. General Services Administration!
Bargaining Unit status: AFGE GSA does not accept applications or application materials submitted with Government-paid postage. Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement as needed. This vacancy announcement does not preclude filling this position by other means. Management also has the right not to fill the position. If you are selected for this position at a grade lower than the full performance level, you may be promoted up to that grade level without further competition in accordance with all applicable regulations. However, promotions are not guaranteed and are dependent on performance. Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses are not authorized for this position. Any travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the successful applicant.
Physical Demands: Work within the office is sedentary in nature; however, during field inspections and market surveys, you may be required to climb ladders, walk numerous flights of stairs, carry heavy objects and work in unheated or un-air-conditioned and unfinished buildings. You may be exposed to slippery or uneven ground, falling objects, environmental or other construction hazards when work is performed in undeveloped property or space under construction. In certain instances where a disaster has occurred, you may be required to work in extremely uncomfortable environments to satisfy the space needs of emergency response agencies.