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Realty Specialist

Rockville, MD, United States

Posted on
Jul 13,2019

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Realty Specialist

Department of Health And Human Services

National Institutes of Health

Office of Research Facilities


##### Open & closing dates

07/11/2019 to 07/15/2019

##### Service


##### Pay scale & grade

GS 13

##### Salary

$99,172 to $128,920 per year

##### Appointment type


##### Work schedule



1 vacancy in the following location:


Montgomery County, MD 1 vacancy

Relocation expenses reimbursed


Telework eligible

Yes as determined by agency policy

- Duties


Do you have experience with real estate acquisition? If so please
consider joining the Office of Acquisitions (OA), Real Estate
Contacting Branch (RECB). As a Realty Specialist you will perform a
full range of real estate acquisition and accession activities, from
acquisition planning through negotiation, contract award, and
contract closeout.

Learn more about this agency


As a Realty Specialist you will:

Serve as a Warranted Realty Officer with limited signatory
authority up to $5 million committing the government in legal
Provide authoritative advice and guidance in the administration
of leases and other use agreements.
Participate in the development and implementation of all NIH
policies and procedures regarding NIH real property purchasing,
leasing, disposal, and utilization.
Perform real estate acquisition and accession activities from
acquisition planning through negotiation and contract award to
contract closeout.
Negotiate and execute contracts and other authorizing agreements
and modifications.
Analyze the financial aspects of space management projects to
include the impact on the real estate portfolio, budget,
revenue, expenses, etc.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


#### Job family (Series)

1170 Realty

- Requirements

Conditions of Employment

U.S. Citizenship requirement or proof of being a U.S. National
must be met by closing date.
Position is subject to a background investigation.
Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with the
Selective Service.
Applicants must meet all qualifications requirements within
thirty (30) calendar days of the closing date of this
Selectee will be subject to financial disclosure.


To qualify as a Realty Specialist GS-1170-13 you must have one
year of experience equivalent to at the least the GS-12 in the
Federal service obtained in either private or public sector,
performing the following types of tasks: performing property
management for an organization including resolving problems covered
within the terms of leases and managing payments; preparing
contracts to acquire real estate for an organization; negotiating
payments and the terms of leases, contracts, and other agreements;
coordinating with organizations in order to determine space and real
property requirements; and providing advice and guidance to managers
on portfolio and financial issues concerning assigned assets.

Do not copy and paste the duties, specialized experience, or
occupational assessment questionnaire from this announcement into
your resume as that will not be considered a demonstration of your
qualifications for this position.

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.

Preview assessment questionnaire before you apply:

This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you
do not have in electronic form, view the following link for
information regarding an Alternate Application.
This position is designated as a non-emergency/teleworker
position and the selected candidate will be considered a
non-emergency/teleworker employee. In the event of a closure,
you must be available to telework or request leave.
At the supervisor's discretion, this position may offer work
schedule flexibilities.
If selected, you will be covered by a bargaining unit (union).
If selected, you will be required to complete a Confidential
Financial Disclosure Report, OGE Form 450 to determine if a
conflict or an appearance of a conflict exists between your
financial interest and your prospective position with the
agency. This information is required annually. For information,
visit the NIH Ethics website:
****A one-year probationary period may be required upon
PHS Commissioned Officers interested in performing the duties of
this position within the Commissioned Corps should also apply
online to this announcement in order to receive consideration.
We may make additional selections for similar positions across
the entire Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) within
the local commuting area(s) identified in this vacancy
announcement. By applying, you agree to have your application
shared with any interested selecting official(s) at HHS. There
is no option to opt-out as your information will not be shared
with other hiring agencies outside of HHS.
The National Institutes of Health participates in the USCIS
Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program
(E-Verify). E-Verify helps employers determine employment
eligibility of new hires and the validity of their Social
Security numbers.
The NIH maintains a tobacco free work environment and campus.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

To determine your qualifications and referral status, a review of
your resume and supporting documentation may be made and compared
against your responses to the vacancy questionnaire. Because your
rating is based on both your responses to the questionnaire and
documentation you submit, please make sure that your self-ratings
are supported by the information you provide in your application.
Your qualifications and self-ratings may be verified at any time
during the application and selection process through quality review,
interview questions, work samples, demonstrations, reference checks,
and any other means. Inflated or unsupported qualifications may
affect your rating. Any misrepresentation or material omission of
facts on the assessment questionnaire or in any other materials you
submit in support of your candidacy (including but not limited to
the application), or in any oral statements you may make during the
selection process shall be sufficient cause to end further
consideration of your candidacy. Persons listed as having knowledge
of your past accomplishments or experience in your application may
be contacted for verification purposes at any time. Verification
may, but need not, begin prior to receiving an offer.

To be considered well qualified for the purposes of the Career
Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) and the Interagency Career
Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), you must substantively exceed
the basic qualifications by scoring at least an 85 on the assessment
and meet all eligibility, physical, medical, suitability, and all
other requirements.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance


Drug test required


Position sensitivity and risk

Moderate Risk (MR)

Trust determination process


- Required Documents


Your resume must thoroughly describe how your skills and experiences
align to the criteria defined in the Qualifications section of
this announcement and it must support your responses to the
assessment questionnaire. We cannot assume you have performed the
necessary experience required for this position regardless of your
employment history or academic career. To ensure all of the
essential information is in your resume, we encourage you to use
theUSAJOBS online Resume Builder. If you choose to use your own
resume, you must ensure it contains all of the required information
and you organize it so we can associate the following information
for each experience/position:**

Job title
Name of employer
Beginning and ending dates of employment (month/day/year format)
Hours worked per week. We will assume full-time unless otherwise
stated. We will prorate part-time employment in crediting
Detailed description of job duties, accomplishments, related
skills, and responsibilities to include any
supervisory/managerial responsibilities and number of staff
supervised (if applicable)
Series and grade or equivalent (if a federal position)

If the position has an education requirement or you are qualifying
on the basis of education, you need to list your education history
including the type of degree and your major of study. If the
position requires a certain number of credit hours, you are strongly
encouraged to list the relevant courses in your resume.Do not
include a photograph or video of yourself, or any sensitive
information (age, date of birth, marital status, protected health
information, religious affiliation, social security number, etc.) on
your resume or cover letter. We will not access web pages
linked on your resume or cover letter to determine your

For resume writing guidance, please visit the following resources:
NIH Jobs website, USAJOBS Resource Center, and the USAJOBS Resume
Writing Video Tutorial.

Assessment Questionnaire:

You must submit a completed assessment questionnaire.

Eligibility Documentation:

To be considered eligible, you must submit the following
documentation, if applicable to you AND respond accordingly to
the associated question on the online questionnaire. If you do not
provide the required information, we will assume you are not
eligible or you do not wish to be considered for any preference or
- - SF-50 - A copy of your most recent competitive career or
career conditional SF-50 that shows the effective date of your
latest position and the full performance level. You may obtain a
copy of your SF-50 from your human resources office or, if you
are an HHS employee, from your eOPF. If you separated from
Federal Government employment, you may obtain a copy of your
SF-50 via the Federal Records Center, National Archives and
Records Administration.
- - Veteran Documentation for eligibility purposes only:
(DD-214, VA Disability Letter, etc.). Reference Standard Form 15
(SF-15) for required documentation if you are a 10-point
preference eligible. Submission of SF-15 is not required, unless
you have derived preference (XP) as described in questions 7, 8,
or 9 on the SF-15. In those cases, you must submit a completed
SF-15 and the required documentation. For 5 point preference
eligibles, you must submit your DD-214 (if separated) or any
written documentation 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 not later
than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted with
your application package.
- - 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. Please note the Schedule A
hiring authority neither guarantees employment, nor gives an
individual preference in the hiring process.
- - Documentation to support any other noncompetitive or OPM
interchange agreement eligibility. Reference the Eligibility
section of the questionnaire for required documents and
- - Visit our sites on Career Transition Assistance Program
(CTAP)*/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program
(ICTAP)for more information and required documentation.*

Please do not submit any other supplementary documentation that is
not requested of you. To protect your personal information, we will
only send your resume and cover letter to the selecting official or
hiring manager.

- 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, please read and follow all instructions
in this announcement, complete the online application, and submit
the documentation specified in the Required Documents section.
Your complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM
Eastern Time (ET) on 07/15/2019 to receive consideration.

1. To begin, click *Apply to access the online application.*
You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply.

2. Follow the prompts to *select your resume and/or other
supporting documents to be included with your application
package* (see the Required Documents* section for any
additional forms and/or supplemental materials required). You will
have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in
your application before it is submitted. You must submit your
documents through the online application. Unfortunately, we cannot
accept emailed or mailed documents. *NOTE: that your uploaded
documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

3. Read all Eligibility questions and respond accordingly to any
Eligibility you wish to claim. NOTE: You will only be
considered for those Eligibility questions (Status Applicant,
Reinstatement, Schedule A, etc.) you respond in the affirmative to,
including veterans' preference, regardless of what documentation you
submit. We use these questions to assist in determining your
eligibility for appointment, preference, and consideration. We
cannot assume you intended to respond differently to a question
based on other information in your application package. We cannot
accept responsibility for granting you eligibility for something you
did not claim other than what you provided us in the

4. Complete the assessment questionnaire. Applicants are asked
all questions regardless of their consideration preferences.
NOTE: We will only consider you for the grades, series, and
specialties that you self-identify as being qualified for. We cannot
assume you intended to respond differently to a qualification
question based on other information in your application package.
Preview assessment questionnaire before you apply:
5. Verify all required documentation is included in your
application package, review your responses to the assessment
questionnaire for accuracy, and then submit your application.
In addition to the required documents, we encourage you to submit
the following although they are not required at the time of
application (these documents may be requested later in the process).

- Cover letter
- Copy of transcripts (if applicable). Official transcripts
will be required if selected.
- Copy of current, valid, unrestricted professional
license/registration (if applicable).

To check your application status or to update your application, log
into your USAJOBS account. Access the USAJOBS help page for guidance
on navigating the system.

We cannot assume responsibility or grant extensions for personal
issues (e.g., power outage, loss of internet, not understanding a
question) when applying to our announcements. For technical
difficulties, contact HR Systems Support between 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM
ET Monday through Friday at ****.

If you need any other accommodation or assistance with applying
please contact William Bryan at ****. Requests for
reasonable accommodations must be made before the announcement
closing date.

NIH's EEO and Diversity and Inclusion Policy Statement

Visit the NIH's Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion site for
information on NIH's EEO program, Reasonable accommodation
procedures, laws, policy statements, and the operation of the EEO
complaint process..

Agency ****




National Institutes of Health
2115 East Jefferson Street
Rockville, MD 20851

Learn more about this agency

Next steps

Once you submit your application package, you will receive an
acknowledgement email. Your application will be assessed to
determine your qualifications and eligibility for the position.
After the assessment is complete, you will be notified of the status
via email. In addition, you can track the progress of your
application package through your USAJOBS account.

The selecting official, hiring manager, or someone acting on their
behalf will review the applications of the referred candidates and
determine who to interview. We may contact you for an interview or
to provide additional information after a few days or up to several
months from the closing date of the announcement. We may contact you
through email or phone so please ensure you have provided us with
your accurate and current contact information. To remain in
consideration for this vacancy announcement, you must respond in a
timely manner to our correspondence and requests for documentation
or information throughout the selection and hiring process.

- 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.

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