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Realty Specialist

Government Publishing Office Washington, DC
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Realty Specialist

##### Legislative Branch

Government Publishing Office

##### Acquisition Service Office


- ##### Open & closing dates

09/04/2019 to 09/18/2019

This job will close when we have received **100 applications** which
may be sooner than the closing date. Learn more

- ##### Service


- ##### Pay scale & grade

PG 13

- ##### Salary

$99,172 to $128,920 per year

- ##### Appointment type


- ##### Work schedule



1 vacancy in the following location:


Washington, DC

##### Relocation expenses reimbursed


##### Telework eligible

Yes as determined by agency policy

- Duties

### Summary

The selectee will work shift 1 Mon - Fri; tour of duty 8:00 am -
4:30 pm

This position is located in Acquisition Svcs Business Unit.
Responsible for acquiring and administering a variety of leased
spaces throughout the United States, as well as administering leases
for internal spaces. The employee is responsible for the total
acquisition and administration of the Agency's leasing program. The
employee may also perform some Contract Specialist duties.

Learn more about this agency

### Responsibilities

This vacancy announcement will be open from 09/04/2019 to 09/18/2019
or when 100 applications have been received. The vacancy will close
on whichever day the first of these conditions are met. If the
application limit is reached on the same day the announcement
opened, the open and close date will be the same. Candidates are
encouraged to read the entire announcement before submitting their
application packages.

As a Realty Specialist, your typical work assignments may include
the following:

- Provides long range planning, coordination, acquisition,
management, and administration of the agency's realty program.
- Prepares and negotiates contracts/leases.
- Develops program, as a functional real property authority, and
executes projects for acquisitions and leasing.
- Develop comprehensive plans for major acquisitions for the
agency, determine administrative costs associated with
acquisitions, and/or ensuring that budget allocations are
- Serves as a senior realty authority on all Real estate and Real
- Provides guidance and is recognized as authority for real estate
acquisition and management.
- Develops contracts both in formal as well as informal and
non-routine settings, to assist in formulation of actions
dealing with acquisition, management and disposal of real

Additional vacancies may be filled through this announcement.

### Travel Required

Not required

##### Supervisory status


##### Promotion Potential


- #### Job family (Series)

1170 Realty

- Requirements

### Conditions of Employment

- U.S. Citizenship is Required.
- Selectees must pass a drug test prior to appointment.
- Selectee may be required to serve a one year probationary
- Males born after 12/03/59 must be registered for Selective
- Selectee must be able to obtain and maintain Secret
- Confidential Financial Disclosure report required.
- TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must meet time-in-grade
requirements to be considered eligible. Applicants must have
served 1 year at the next lower grade level or equivalent grade
level of federal service to qualify for the PG-12.
- Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of
this announcement will be considered

### Qualifications

**TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENTS:** Applicants must meet time-in-grade
requirements to be considered eligible. Applicants must have served
1 year at the next lower grade level or equivalent grade level of
federal service to qualify for the PG - 13.

Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this
announcement will be considered.

**To qualify for the Realty Specialist, PG -1170-13, you must meet
the following requirements:**

**To minimally qualify for the Realty Specialist, PG-1170-13
level,** you must possess one year of specialized experience at the
PG-12 or equivalent grade level or higher. Examples of Specialized
Experience include:
- Experience applying federal statues/GSA regulations and standard
to prepare/negotiate contracts/leases;
- Experience with real property lease and acquisitions to work on
real property projects that require long-term comprehensive
planning and analysis of financial and market data;
- Experience utilizing Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
regulations and real property management techniques to perform
cost and price analysis, and conduct negotiations;
- Experience maintaining property management industry to include
private sector leasing protocols;
- Experience with verbal and written communication techniques to
develop and maintain formal and informal contacts; and
- Experience utilizing federal acquisition/procurement regulations
to include Title 44 USC and Joint Committee on Printing (JCP)
Government Printing, Binding Regulations, and Federal
Acquisition regulation (FAR) ensuring customers' requests are

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.

**All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of
this announcement (09/18/2019) to be considered.**

### Education

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign
colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you
must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private
organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education
programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that
gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has
been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or
university. For further information, visit:

### Additional information

**Employment of Relatives**
Section 3110 of Title 5, U.S. Code, prohibits a Federal official
from appointing, promoting, or advocating the appointment or
promotion of a relative in the agency where the official is serving
or exercises jurisdiction. In addition, Section 2302(b)(7) of Title
5, U.S. Code, makes it a "prohibited personnel practice" for a
person in authority to "appoint, employ, promote, advance, or
advocate for the appointment, employment, promotion, or advancement
of a relative." For further information visit: and

**Separated Employees:**
If you have separated from Federal Government employment, you may
obtain a copy of your SF-50 via: National Personnel Records Center,
Annex, 1411 Boulder Boulevard, Valmeyer, IL, 62295; FAX -
618-935-3014; or visit the National Archives Website.

**Work Life Balance:**
The GPO offers Transit subsidy for commuters using public
transportation (Metro Bus/Rail, MARC, VRE, etc.).

**Background Investigation:**
To ensure the accomplishment of its mission, the GPO requires every
employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards,
all selected applicants must undergo and successfully completed a
background investigation for a Secret clearance. This review could
include financial issues such as delinquency in the payment of
debts, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain
criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs. Depending
on the type of background investigation required, the security
process may take between 6 weeks to 12 months.

**The Agency may rescind the tentative offer, if the candidate is
unable to obtain an interim clearance.**

**Schedule A (Disability Appointment):**
Documentation of eligibility for employment under Schedule A can be
obtained from a licensed medical professional (e.g., a physician or
other medical professional certified by a state, the District of
Columbia, or a U.S. territory to practice medicine); a licensed
vocational rehabilitation specialist (i.e., state or private); or
any Federal agency, state agency, or agency of the District of
Columbia or a U.S. territory that issues or provides disability
benefits. The letter must be printed on a "medical professional's"
letterhead and signed.

**Reasonable Accommodation:**
This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with
disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of
the application and hiring process you must contact the HC
Specialist on the vacancy announcement at least seven business days
before the closing date of this announcement to receive assistance.
The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a
case-by-case basis.

**Equal Employment Opportunity Policy:**
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on
the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and
gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual
orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age,
membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental
status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

### How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the
qualifications above.

Your resume will be evaluated to determine if you meet the minimum
qualifications required; and on the extent to which your application
shows that you possess the competencies associated with this
position. To determine if you are qualified for the job, a review of
your resume and supporting documentation may be made and compared
against your responses to the vacancy questionnaire. You will
receive a numeric rating based on your responses to the
questionnaire. Your rating is based on both your responses to the
questionnaire and information stated in your application. Please
make sure that your self-ratings are supported by information in
your application. The Human Capital Specialist may verify your
qualifications and self-ratings during the application and selection
process through quality review, interview questions, work samples,
demonstrations, reference checks, and other means. Inflated
qualifications may result in you being excluded from further
consideration for this position.

You will be further evaluated on the following Competencies required
for the position.

- Administration and Management
- Contracting/Procurement
- Real Estate
- Writing

We DO NOT require a separate narrative statement responding to the
competencies, however your resume must CLEARLY show possession of
these competencies.

If you meet the qualifications stated above and you are among the
top candidates your application may be referred to the Selecting
Official for further review.

### Background checks and security clearance

##### Security clearance


##### Drug test required


- Required Documents

The following information must be received by 11:59 EST on

- **Content of Resume:** Your resume, or other written form you
choose to describe your job-related experiences are used to
verify your qualifications. It is important that your resume
reflects the duties and responsibilities under each position you
have held with each employer. In describing your experience,
please be clear and specific. It is your responsibility to make
sure your resume states complete information for each job entry
(beginning and ending dates of employment stated as MM/YYYY; and
total number of hours worked per week). If your resume does not
provide enough information regarding your work history for us to
make a creditable qualification determination, your application
package may be rendered disqualified and you will no longer be
considered for this position. To assist you in sending in a
complete resume, use the checklist

- **SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action:** - If you are a
current or former federal employee, you must submit a
Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) showing the highest
grade level held in a position for which you are using to
qualify. Your SF-50 must also include the Position Title and
Series, Step, Salary, Tenure, Position Occupied, and promotion
potential (if applicable) to verify your status and eligibility.
Failure to submit the information required will result in an
ineligible rating under merit promotion procedures.
- **Recent Performance Appraisal -** Copy of your most recent
performance appraisal. If your performance appraisal is not
dated **within the last 12 months** or if you are unable to
provide a recent performance appraisal, you must provide a
written statement explaining why it was not obtainable. Failure
to submit required documentation will disqualify you from
- **DD-214** - If you are claiming Veterans' Preference, provide a
copy of your DD-214 (Member Copy 4) Certificate of Release or
Discharge from Active Duty, or other equivalent documentation to
prove your entitlement and to verify your type of discharge.
Failure to provide this information may result in your
application not receiving preference.
- **VA Letter and SF-15** - If you are claiming Veterans'
Preference based on a Compensable Disability, Widow or Spouse
Entitlement, or as a Purple Heart recipient, you must submit
your DD-214 or other proof of entitlement as described above;
and SF-15, and the required proof of disability, i.e.,
Department of Veterans Affairs letter dated 1991 or later.
Failure to provide this documentation may result in your
application not receiving preference. (Please see veteran
eligibility documentation for more information on veterans
preference in federal hiring)
- **Active Duty Service Members** - If you are veteran who has not
yet been discharged, you may provide a statement of intent to
discharge from your agency to receive Veterans Preference under
the VOW (Veteran Opportunity to Work) to Hire Heroes Act
of 2011. Agencies are required to accept, process, and grant
tentative veterans' preference to those active duty service
members who submit a certification (in lieu of a DD-214) along
with their job application materials. Agencies must verify the
individual meets the definition of 'preference eligible' under 5
U.S.C. 2108 prior to appointment. A '"certification" is any
written document from the armed forces that certifies you are
expected to be discharged or released from active duty service
in the armed forces under honorable conditions within 120 days
after the certification is submitted by the applicant. The
certification letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate
military branch of the service and contain (1) the military
service dates including the expected discharge or release date;
and (2) the character of service. **NOTE:** If you provide a
certification at the time of application, your preference
eligibility will be verified prior to appointment. More
information may be found at
- **Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) documentation**,
if applicable. For more information, please go to
- **For Applicants qualifying on the basis of education:** School
transcript(s) - official or unofficial. A transcript is required
if you are claiming to qualify based on your education. The
information presented in the transcript must be verifiable; at
the minimum the transcript should contain the name of the
institution, applicant's name, list of completed courses,
semester hours, and GPA. If you provide an unofficial transcript
at the time of application and you are selected, you will be
asked for official versions prior to an official job offer.

#### If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution
recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be
credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the
attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting
institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this
vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may
affect the overall rating.

- Benefits

A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a
comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your
family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to
make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal

Review our benefits

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold
and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent.
Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific
benefits offered.

- How to Apply

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete online
Application Package, which includes 1) your responses to the
Occupational Questionnaire, 2) your resume and 3) any other
documents needed to verify your qualifications or eligibility (see
the required documents section).

Please follow the instructions listed below for submitting your
complete application package. Application procedures are specific to
this vacancy announcement. **Please read all instructions before you

**Resume Requirements:**

- Resumes are limited to eight (8) pages
- Resumes should focus on the knowledge, skills, abilities;
accomplishments and results; and training and education relevant
to this position.
- Resumes must be in the following format (for each position held
relevant to this position):
- Short summary of position duties
- Accomplishments while in the position
- Results of those accomplishments

**Copying** **and pasting position descriptions into a resume is not

Illegible Information and/or Documents**
- If your supporting documents and resume are illegible or do not
provide the necessary information for the Human Capital
Specialist and/or Subject Matter Expert to make a qualification
determination, you may lose consideration for this position.

**Last Document Uploaded**
- If multiple copies of the same document are uploaded/faxed and
submitted with your application, GPO will only consider the last
copy of the document uploaded/faxed when determining your
eligibility and qualifications. For example, if you upload/fax
two or more resumes only the last resume uploaded/faxed and
submitted will be considered.

Print a copy of the occupational questionnaire so that you may read
and review the questions before submitting your online responses.
Click here to view the Occupational

The completed online Application Package must be submitted by 11:59
PM (EST) on 09/18/2019.
The following applicants can be considered under Merit Promotion
eligibles (also known as "status candidates"):
- **Current career or career-conditional employees:**\_vs.\_Career\_Conditional
- **30% Disabled Veterans:**
- **Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA):**
- **Veterans' Recruitment Appointment (VRA):**
- **Certain Military Spouses:**
- **Reinstatement:**\_is\_reinstatement%3F\_Am\_I\_eligible%3F
- **Family Member Preference (Derived Preference):**
- **A severely physically handicapped Schedule A appointment:**
Please submit a certification from a State or District of
Columbia rehabilitation counselor indicating that you can
perform the duties of this position and are eligible for an
excepted appointment based on a physical or mental disability.
- **A former Peace Corps or VISTA Volunteers appointment:** Please
submit documentation indicating your volunteer service in order
to be considered.

To begin, click **Apply** to access the online application. You will
need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not
have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning
the application.

Follow the prompts to **select your resume and/or other supporting
documents** to be included with your application package. You will
have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in
your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may
take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package,
complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem
appropriate and **click to continue with the application

You will be taken to the online application which you must complete
in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application,
verify the required documentation is included with your application
package, and submit the application.

To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS
account (, all of your
applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application
Status will appear along with the date your application was last
updated. For information on what each Application Status means,

### Agency contact information

### Sheila Thompson

##### Phone

(202) 512-0611

##### Email

##### Address

US Government Publishing Office
732 North Capitol St. NW
Washington, DC 2040

Learn more about this agency

### Next steps

After each step in the recruitment process, your status will be
updated in the online application tracking system and if you have
elected to receive email updates, you will be notified through your
USAJOBS registered email address. If you have not elected to receive
email updates, you can review your current application status in
USAJOBS at any time. Please check that your USAJOBS profile contact
information is current and correct each time you apply to a job.
This will ensure we can contact you as quickly as possible.

In addition to changing your status online, we will send you email
notifications at each major step in the process, to include:
application received, eligible or ineligible, referred or not
referred, selected or not selected.

- Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent.
Please read the following guidance.

### Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on
the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and
gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual
orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age,
membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental
status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

- Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job

### Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants
with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable
accommodation for any part of the application process should follow
the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part
of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the
hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable
accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work
environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an
individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties
or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide
reasonable accommodations when:

- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an
equal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform
the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive
equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and
office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the
application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are
considered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations
or how to contact an agency.

#### Legal and regulatory guidance

- Financial suitability
- Social security number request
- Privacy Act
- Signature and false statements
- Selective Service
- New employee probationary period

This job originated on For the full announcement and to
apply, visit Only resumes
submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed
at will be considered.

Government Publishing Office


Washington, DC