REALTY SPECIALIST (CONTRACTS MANAGEMENT), GS-1170-7/9/11


Vacancy ID: 784987   Announcement Number: MRO-13-03   USAJOBS Control Number: 330954700

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Vacancy Identification Number

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1. Title of Job

REALTY SPECIALIST (CONTRACTS MANAGEMENT), GS-1170-7/9/11


2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

Please answer the following Employment Availability Questions by selecting either Yes or No.


6. Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?
7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

Enter the lowest grade level (07-11) you will accept.


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11. Miscellaneous Information

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12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

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14. Veteran Preference Claim

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

16. Availability Date

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17. Service Computation Date

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18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties

The occupational specialty will be selected for you if there is only one, otherwise, select/enter at least one occupational specialty code for this position. The specialty code for this position is:


001 Realty Specialist (CM)

21. Geographic Availability

The geographic location code will be selected for you if there is only one, otherwise, select/enter at least one geographic location in which you are intrested and will accept employment. The location code for this position is:


270675053 Bloomington, MN

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. Are you submitting Form BIA-4432, Verification of Indian Preference for Employment in the Bureau of Indian Affairs, to claim Indian Preference? Note: You must include and upload your Form BIA-4432. As outlined in the vacancy announcement, this is the ONLY Indian Preference Verification Form that will be accepted.

A. Yes

B. No

2. Are you a veteran and submitting a DD-214, Certificate of Release or Honorable Discharge from Active Duty, to verify Veteran's Preference claimed? Note: You must include and upload your DD-214, if claiming 5 pt. or 10 pt. preference and Standard Form 15 including the required supporting documentation, if claiming 10 pt. preference. For more information, please go to the following website: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx

A. Yes.

B. No.

3. Are you submitting your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, to verify you are a current status employee or a former employee with Reinstatement eligibility? Note: You must include and upload your latest SF-50 to verify transfer or reinstatement eligibility.

A. Yes.

B. No.

4. Do you possess a valid Drivers License?

A. I certify that I possess a valid Drivers License.

B. I do not possess a valid Drivers License.

Do not overstate or understate your level of experience and demonstrated capability. You should be aware that your ratings are subject to evaluation and verification based on the resume, and other relevant documents you submit, as well as through verification of references as appropriate. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your stated level of experience and demonstrated capability. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you or for dismissing you from the position following acceptance. For more information, please go to the following website: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/group-stds/gs-admin.asp

5. Carefully read the following descriptions of experience and education. Select the one that best describes your qualifications for GS-7 Realty Specialist. (NOTE: Make sure your resume supports your response that you select. If qualifying based on education, you must submit a complete, legible copy of your official college or university transcript(s) with your application to document academic achievements and receive credit.)

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-5 grade level in the Federal service that included work involving responding to inquiries and explains Realty services. Prepares in draft routine realty transactions for review and approval. Perform quality assurance on detail transaction data, i.e., contracts and conveyances. Coordinates records for compliance with established record management guidelines. Assist in maintaining and retrieving information from automated data systems.

B. I have successfully completed one full year of graduate level education (18 semester hours, 27 quarter hours or equivalent).

C. I have a combination of experience as described in A and education as described in B which totals 100% of the requirement. To compute, determine your total qualifying experience as a percentage of the experience required for the grade level; then determine your education as a percentage of the education required for the grade level; then add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100% to qualify.

D. I have graduated with a bachelor's degree which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work AND I have documented Superior Academic Achievement (SAA) during my undergraduate studies. I meet the SAA by one of the following three methods: (1) class standing - upper third of the graduating class based on completed courses in the college, university or major subdivision; (2) grade point average - 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B" or better) as recorded on my official transcript, or as computed based on 4 years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; OR 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B " or better) based on the average of the required courses completed in the major field or the required courses in the major field completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; OR (3) election to membership in a national scholastic honor society (note: membership in a freshman honor society cannot be used to meet the requirements of this provision). Submit a copy of your transcript and proof of GPA computation, Class standing, or Honor Society membership.

E. I do not have the experience and/or education as described in any of the above statements.

6. Carefully read the following descriptions of experience and education. Select the one that best describes your qualifications for GS-9 Realty Specialist. (NOTE: Make sure your resume supports your response that you select. If qualifying based on education, you must submit a complete, legible copy of your official college or university transcript(s) with your application to document academic achievements and receive credit.)

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-7 grade level in the Federal service that included work involving responding to technical inquiries and explains and explains Realty services and processes. Prepares in draft realty transactions of moderate difficulty for review and approval. Prepare and publish advertisements of leases or contracts. Maintain and retrieve information from automated systems. Assisting with activities to ensure compliance.

B. I have a masters or equivalent graduate degree; OR 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; OR LL.B or J.D., if related to this position.

C. I have a combination of specialized experience as described in A and more than one year of graduate education as described in B which totals at least one year. To compute, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of graduate education beyond one year by 18. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100% to qualify.

D. I do not have the experience and/or education as described in any of the above statements.

7. Carefully read the following descriptions of experience and education. Select the one that best describes your qualifications for GS-11 Realty Specialist. Make sure your resume supports the response that you select.

A. I have at least 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-9 grade level in the federal service. Examples of specialized experience may include work involving providing oversight to management of trust and restricted property; performing on-site inspections for compliance; recommending corrective action or changes needed; analyzing transactions including applications, land descriptions, appraisals, NEPA, TSR, and other clearances, to ensure compliance; consulting with beneficiaries, lessees, land owners and other interested parties about the contracting process, options, and other needs and documentation. (Your resume must support this experience.)

B. I have at least 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, in an accredited college or university, in a field of study related to this position that provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform this work.

C. I possess a combination of graduate level education beyond the first 2 years of progressive graduate study and appropriate experience that together meet the qualification requirements for this position. Experience and education should be computed as percentages of the overall requirements and must equal 100 percent when combined.

D. I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Please select only one letter for each item. If after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have overstated your qualifications and/or experience and your self-rating is not supported, your score will be lowered.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task. (0 Points)

B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job. (1 Point)

C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures. (2 Points)

D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee. (3 Points)

E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise. (4 Points)

8. Process applications for, i.e., rights-of-way, surface and subsurface leasing and permitting.

9. Prepare legal instruments in conformance with legal, statutory, regulatory, and policy requirements.

10. Analyze transactions, including applications, land descriptions, appraisals, and other clearances to ensure compliance with statutory authority, laws, regulations, tribal ordinances, policies and/or procedures.

11. Coordinate with the appropriate personnel ensuring leases, permits, and rights-of-way are issued or granted after thorough consideration of current surface and subsurface use.

12. Monitor the collection of trust funds from realty transactions.

13. Monitor realty related activity for compliance through on-site inspection and reporting.

14. Recommend corrective action or changes needed for compliance.

15. Track and evaluates compliance issues and corrective actions.

16. Investigate unresolved rights issues.

17. Take appropriate corrective action in response to violations.

18. Formulate and establish work plans and daily assignments.

19. Enforce resource management policies, procedures, goals, objectives and plans.

20. Manage varied project activities to meet fiduciary and legal requirements.

21. Use a wide range of real estate methods, and investigate and analyze a variety of problems to develop solutions.

22. Collaborate with others or work on teams to accomplish work-related activities.

23. Assist in development of alternatives to determine course of action in response to current and emerging problems.

24. Research, analyze and review complex or conflicting problems and issues.

25. Provide findings and recommendations on problems/issues.

26. Provide guidance and direction to staff members and owners on finding and recommendations.

27. Provide quality service seeking to meet or exceed expectations.

28. Draft responses to inquiries, congressional and other special reports based on research of historical transactions and records to assist in resolving issues or potential issues.

29. Provide guidance to other staff in areas related to real estate services.

30. Collaborate and coordinate with staff in order to ensure an accurate understanding of the status and activity on trust lands.

31. Prepare comprehensive documents that indicate the facts, findings, and recommendations using applicable formats, clear and concise language, and correct grammar and punctuation.

32. Initiate and maintain contact with technical experts, organizational staff, public and private business enterprises, and the general public.

VERIFICATION STATEMENT: As previously explained, your ratings in this Occupational Questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification based on the documents and references you submit. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your ratings. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you or for dismissing you from the position/agency during the probation period. Please take this opportunity to review your ratings to ensure their accuracy. By agreeing to the statement below, you are confirming that you: 1) understand this warning; 2) have reviewed your responses to this questionnaire for accuracy, and; 3) verify that your responses accurately describe your current level of experience and capability.

33. Failure to agree to the statement below will disqualify you from further consideration for the position.

A. Yes, I verify that all of my responses to this questionnaire are true and accurate. I accept that if my supporting documentation and/or later steps in the selection process do not support one or more of my responses to the questionnaire that my application may be rated lower and/or I may be removed from further consideration.

B. No, I do not accept this agreement and/or I no longer wish to be considered for this position.

NOTE: It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume, veterans or Indian preference documentation, assessment questions and answers, and SF 50's) is received and is accurate.