Realty Specialist

Department Of Transportation Jamaica, NY
* Duties

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Serve as a Realty Specialist for the Eastern Logistics Service Area, Real Estate Group.

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This position is an intermediate level position, which may lead to a full performance, Realty Specialist, FV-1170-H. The incumbent performs progressively more difficult and complex realty specialist assignments, leading to a complete range of assignments upon promotion to full performance level. The position provides on-the-job experience and formal classroom training to develop proficiency in all aspects of real estate. Responsible for a complete range of real property acquisition, management, and disposal duties in support of the National Aerospace System. Functions include the following:

* Providing support to the requiring organizations in defining and analyzing requirements including exploring viable options

* Complying with all applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and Acquisition Management System (AMS) policies and procedures in leasing, administering and terminating real estate and utility contracts and other transactions.

May acquire a warrant to become a Real Estate Contracting Officer (RECO). The initial authority is typically limited to $250,000. It may be adjusted incrementally not to exceed $1 million. May also exercise signature authority for other actions such as interdepartmental agreements with other U.S. government agencies or with state or local governments. Works independently on routine and less complex assignments and receives closer supervision when performing more complex assignments and has contacts with personnel both within and external to the organization.

Provides assistance and support to the customer in defining requirements and submitting requisitions and similar requirements documentation:

* Reviews real property acquisition requests to determine validity and adequacy.

* Conducts feasibility studies, market analyses, and appraisal reviews to determine fair market value of desired properties.

* Performs title searches, researches routine environmental issues, and performs similar reviews to advise customers on routine and less complex situations.

* Refers complex title and environmental issues to higher-grade specialist for resolution.

* Assists customers in defining requirements, drafting or revising specifications, exploring options for lease or purchase, and otherwise correcting deficiencies in requirements or procurement requests.

Acquires real property for less complex acquisitions. Specifically, these include real property acquisitions for lower dollar amounts and those not having significant environmental issues, easements, property condemnations, or property owner displacements:

* Prepares acquisition plan to include determining acquisition strategy.

* Uses direct purchase, like exchange, donation, and/or lease.

* Obtains appraisal for purchase by contracted appraiser or prepares market survey.

* Negotiates and signs real property acquisition lease contracts subject to limit of the RECO warrant.

Manages real property:

* Negotiates and awards utilities contracts for electricity, gas, water, and sewer service.

* Reviews real property inventory to identify excess property, alternative uses, required maintenance, and similar issues and may enter information on real property inventory into Real Estate Management System (REMS).

* Exercises authority to approve payments up to the limit in the RECO warrant.

* Prepares less complex contract or lease modifications; signs modifications within delegated authority or obtains approval and signature from appropriate specialist.

* May assist in disposing real property.

Prepares responses to less complex inquiries and assists the Real Property and Utilities Group Manager, supervisor, or senior specialist in responding to more complex oral and written inquiries including Congressional and Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, protests, claims against the U.S. government, and similar inquiries.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - The job may require travel from time- to-time, but not on a regular basis. The travel may be for training or other work-related duties.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


* Job family (Series)

1170 Realty

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* Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

* US Citizenship is required.

* Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.

* Must submit an SF50 (See Required Documents)

* This position has a positive education requirement. Transcript(s) required.

* EVHO applicants must submit a DD Form 214 (Member 4 copy). See Required Documents.


Qualified applicants must have at least 1 year (52 weeks) of Specialized Experience. To qualify for this position you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to an FV-F, FG/GS-9 in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. Specialized experience may include but not limited to: Experience which involves acquiring, managing and disposing of real property or experience performing tasks involving researching or applying environmental laws and regulations to land management, including real property acquisition, management and disposal. OR, Successful completion of one full year of graduate level education leading to a Phd degree. Education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills,and abilities,necessary to perform the duties of the position.


This position has a positive education requirement: Applicants must submit a copy of their college or university transcripts(s) and certificates by the closing date of announcement to verify qualifications. If selected, an official transcript will be required prior to appointment. You may upload these documents with your application in USAJOBS or fax it to fax number provided in the announcement (please include announcement number on each page).

Failure to do so will result in loss of consideration.

Schools must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Accreditation may be verified at the following website:

Foreign education must be evaluated by a private professional organization specializing in interpretation of foreign education credentials or an accredited U.S. educational institution in terms of equivalence to a degree acquired at an American college or university. A copy of the evaluation results must be included, otherwise your foreign education will not be considered.

To qualify for this position based on education you must provide a copy of your college or university transcript. Failure to do so will result in loss of consideration. If selected, official transcripts will be required prior to employment. Schools must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized b the U. S. Department of Education. Accreditation may be verified at the following website:

Qualifications requirements must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.

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