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    This position is a Realty Specialist, GS- 1170-9/11 working in Hadley, Massachusetts for the R5-Division of Realty.

    This position is also open to status candidates under announcement R5-21-11035204-AR-MP. You must apply to each announcement separately if you wish to be considered under both recruitment methods.

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    As a Realty Specialist your duties will include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • Acquires real property interests in order to protect fish, wildlife, and their habitats. Real property interests are acquired through donations, easements, exchanges, deed restrictions, leases cooperative efforts, and fee acquisitions.
    • Participates on Comprehensive Conservation Planning (CCP) teams to identify opportunities that support regional landscape conservation efforts and the real estate interests deemed necessary to accomplish the mission of the Service.
    • Provides information and guidance on formulation of land acquisition standards for landscape conservation identifying property needs and analyzing alternative strategies, as well as ensuring sufficient right-of-way and/or access and integrates these strategies into the final cohesive acquisition request.
    • Prepares realty documents and acquisition agreements to include, but not limited to, exchange agreements, donations, leases, and easements. Administers contracts with title companies and abstractors to meet title curative requirements.
    • Resolves issues with potential sellers and public officials regarding such topics as relocation arrangements, compensation in lieu of property taxes, and pro-rated shares.
    • Assists in the development of planning documents for new refuges or the expansion of existing refuges. Includes information that will support long and/or short range plans to establish new refuges in the United States.
    • Maintains queries and reports from Realty's database of Realty Property Inventory of land improvements, structures, and fixtures. Ensures that all land records are maintained in the Land Record System (LRS).
    • Works with other realty specialists, attorneys, title companies, taxing authorities and the Office of the Solicitor on title curative actions.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    1170 Realty

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/592716700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.