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Realty Specialist

Company: Forest Service
Location: Duluth
Posted on: July 15, 2019

Job Description:

Overview Open & closing dates 07/05/2019 to 07/19/2019 Service Competitive Pay scale & grade GS 11 - 12 Salary $62,236 to $96,978 per year Appointment type Permanent Work schedule Full-Time Location 1 vacancy in the following location: Duluth, MN Relocation expenses reimbursed Yes Entitlements for payment of basic moving expenses, as required and to the extent allowed by the Federal Travel Regulations (FTR) 302-3.101, are authorized for eligible applicants changing duty station when the change meets the distance tests as provided in FTR 302-1.1 and 302-2.6. In addition, the following relocation benefits are available: house hunting trip, temporary quarters. Other relocation benefits may be negotiated with selectee. Telework eligible Yes as determined by agency policy Duties Summary This position is located in Duluth, MN on the Superior National Forest, Supervisor's Office. This position manages a complex landownership adjustment program - providing planning, direction, coordination, and technical advice in land adjustment including purchase, exchange, donation, and real estate title preparation. For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Dawn Laybolt, Public Services Team Leader at ************** or ***************************. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities Evaluate individual land adjustment cases and determine whether there are any outstanding liens, rights, or encumbrances that could affect value or quality of title in land adjustment cases. Manage the processing of title claims and encroachments. Provide program leadership and direction in land adjustment including disposal, purchase, exchange, donation, partial interest, condemnation, rights-of-way, real estate title preparation, and rights-of-way cost-share agreements. Coordinate appraisal needs for fee determination. Consider complicating factors, a wide range of acquisition methods; incomplete, inaccurate, or conflicting ownership information; numerous or unusual encumbrances on titles; clients with unusual, extensive, or rapidly changing needs. Participate with other Federal, state, and local agencies, private organizations, and other entities to improve cooperative development and implementation of plans that will achieve optimum benefits pertaining to areas of responsibilities Keep special use authorization holders, affected line officers, staff, and Office of General Counsel apprised of actions as necessary. Provide advice on all aspects of acquisition, disposal, or rights to public lands. Travel Required Occasional travel - Occassional travel will be required for meetings and training. Supervisory status Yes Promotion Potential 12 Requirements Conditions of Employment Must be a U.S. Citizen or National. Males born after 12/31/1959 must be Selective Service registered or exempt. Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint check. Successful completion of one year probationary period, unless previously served. Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution. Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit ************ Qualifications In order to qualify, you must meet the eligibility and qualifications requirements as defined below by the closing date of the announcement. For more information on the qualifications for this position, visit the Office of Personnel Management's General Schedule Qualification Standards. Your application and resume must clearly show that you possess the experience requirements. Transcripts must be provided for qualifications based on education. Provide course descriptions as necessary. Basic Requirement: For the GS-11 level: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least to the GS-9 grade level; OR a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related; OR an appropriate combination of specialized experience and graduate level education (beyond what is required for a master's degree, i.e., more than 36 semester hours leading to a Ph.D.). Examples of specialized experience are: Participated in land acquisition and exchange cases by determining boundary locations, values of timber or other resources within the boundaries, value of land and improvements, income potential, public attitudes about the proposal, and any environmental considerations; negotiated rights-of-way and/or land acquisition or exchanges with landowners and resolved technical problems of limited complexity; special uses; permittees; communication sites; trespasses; prepared and processed appraisals, and related reports. For the GS-12 level: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 grade level. Examples of specialized experience are: Completing a variety of real estate management functions through the utilization of a wide range of concepts, principles, and practices; Providing contractor guidance and interpretation of real estate regulations and requirements; Ensuring contract compliance with the scope of work and discipline specific to quality assurance; and Performing acquisition, disposal planning, reconnaissance, condemnation reports, appraisals, title research, economic analysis, and preparation of contracts for real estate functions. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. TIME IN GRADE REQUIREMENT: If you are a current federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must meet time-in-grade (TIG) requirements of 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled. This requirement must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Education This job does not have an education qualification requirement. Additional information Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), Reemployment Priority List (RPL) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors. CTAP/ICTAP candidates must be rated and determined to be well qualified (or above) based on an evaluation of the competencies listed in the How You Will Be Evaluated section. When assessed through a score-based category rating method, CTAP/ICTAP applicants must receive a rating of at least 85 out of a possible 100. Veterans who are preference eligible or who have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after three years or more of continuous active service are eligible for consideration under the Veteran's Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA). Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) provides current or former temporary or term employees of federal land management agencies opportunity to compete for permanent competitive service positions. Individuals must have more than 24 months of service without a break between appointments of two or more years. Service must be in the competitive service and have been at a successful level of performance or better. Part-time and intermittent service will be credited only for time actually worked. Non-pay status (such as LWOP) is credited for up to six months in a calendar year; anything beyond six months is not credited. Applicants are responsible for providing sufficient information/documentation to determine if the 24 month criteria is met. Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Employees: Permanent County employees without prior Federal tenure who are selected for a Civil Service position under Public Law 105-277 will be given a career-conditional appointment and must serve a 1-year probationary period. For more information on applying under special hiring authorities such as the Veteran's Recruitment Act (VRA), 30 percent disabled veterans, certain military spouses, Schedule A Disabled, etc., explore the different Hiring Paths on the USAJOBS website. Selectee will be responsible for tax obligations related to payments for moving expenses - 2017 Tax Cuts and Job Act, Public Law 115-97. Questions should be directed to the Travel help Desk, ************, Option 1, or email *****************. If you are selected for a position with further promotion potential, you will be placed under a career development plan, and may be non-competitively promoted if you successfully complete the requirements and if recommended by management. However, promotion is not guaranteed. This position is eligible for telework and other flexible work arrangements. Recruitment or Relocation Incentive may be authorized. Final determination will be made at the time of job offer. Read more How You Will Be Evaluated You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. You will be evaluated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the experience, education, and training you described in your application package, as well as the responses to the Assessment Questionnaire to determine the degree to which you possess the competencies listed below: Real Estate Environmental Engineering Oral Communication Technical Competencies Administration and Management Ability to Supervise Workforce Environment Your application, including the online Assessment Questionnaire, will be reviewed to determine if you meet (a) minimum qualification requirements and (b) the resume supports the answers provided to the job-specific questions. Your resume must clearly support your responses to all the questions addressing experience and education relevant to this position. If you meet the qualification requirements and are determined to be among the best qualified, you will be referred to the hiring manager for consideration. Noncompetitive candidates and applicants under some special hiring authorities must meet minimum qualifications to be referred. Note: If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and or experience, your rating may be lowered to more accurately reflect the submitted documentation. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Providing inaccurate information on Federal documents could be grounds for non-selection or disciplinary action. To view the application form, visit: ******************************************************** Read more Background checks and security clearance Security clearance Other Drug test required No

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