Public Buildings Service Realty Specialist (Leasing) in Atlanta, Georgia
As a Realty Specialist (Leasing), you will perform a wide range of real estate/lease acquisition support functions and analysis of complex financial calculations associated with leasing program activities residing within the agency’s real estate administration program within one of the PBS geographic zones.
Location of Position:
Public Buildings Service Realty Support Branch, Zone 2 Atlanta, GA; Fort Worth, TX or Kansas City, MO
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You will have access to many benefits including:
- Health insurance (choose from a wide range of plans)
- Life insurance coverage with several options
- Sick leave and vacation time, including 10 paid holidays per year
- Thrift Savings Plan (similar to a 401(k) plan)
- Flexible work schedules and telework
- Transit and child care subsidies
- Training and development
- Flexible spending accounts
- Long-term care insurance
- Training and development We are currently filling five (5) vacancies. They may be filled at any of the 3 locations listed above. Additional vacancies may be filled as needed.
Unless you are a GSA or Land Management employee as described in the Who May Apply section, your application will not be considered!
Quality Ranking Factor: The Quality Ranking Factor for this position is the ability to acquire and maintain a warrant, which includes formal training, experience (on the job training) and a minimum of 24 semester hours (or equivalent) of business college coursework or a bachelor’s degree. Learn more about this agency
As a Realty Specialist (Leasing), you duties will include performing a range of duties to support lease contract administration including:
- Interpreting lease contract documents; advising contractors on federal procurement policy; reviewing and monitoring the accuracy of all real estate activities performed by the contractor; reviewing, recommending approval of invoices and ensures timely payments; overseeing contractor performance of activities described in the scope of work; and providing required feedback to the National Office on contractor performance.
- Providing technical advice and guidance on lease administration matters, such as withholding rent, special lease payments, lump sum payments for alterations and failure to perform charges
- Inputting data into several systems to track and administer procurement and billing information (such as GREX, REXUS, OA Tool and others).
- Ensuring contractual documents/leasing information and final decisions are properly documented and input into the appropriate system. NOTE: For this position, you must have the ability to acquire and maintain a leasing warrant and complete the appropriate GSA Leasing Certification Program requirements. The leasing warrant and applicable certification program requires completion of either a bachelor's degree or completion of at least 24 semester hours (or equivalent) of business coursework in any combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management. Such education must have been earned from an accredited college or university.
Occasional travel - Occasional Travel
Who May Apply
This job is open to…
Your application will be considered if you are a:
- Internal Employees/Agency Employees Only - must be employed in Public Buildings Service
- Land Management current or former employee Internal Employees must be serving on career or career-conditional appointment, or under a noncompetitive Special Appointing Authority which provides for conversion to a permanent position in the Competitive Service.
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Conditions of Employment
- US Citizenship or National (Residents of American Samoa and Swains Island)
- Meet all eligibility criteria within 30 days of the closing date
- Meet time-in-grade within 30 days of the closing date, if applicable
- Register with the Selective Service if you are a male born after 12/31/1959
If selected, you must meet the following conditions:
- Receive authorization from OPM on any job offer you receive,* if you are or were (within the last 5 years) a Schedule A, Schedule C, or non-career SES political appointee*
- Serve a one year probationary period, if required.
- Undergo and pass a background investigation (Tier 2 investigation level)
- Complete a financial disclosure report to verify that no conflict, or an appearance of conflict, exists between your financial interest and this position.
For each job on your resume, provide:
- the exact dates you held each job (from month/year to month/year)
- number of hours per week you worked (if part time). If you have volunteered your service through a National Service program (e.g., Peace Corps, Americorps), we encourage you to apply and include this experience on your resume.
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The GS-11 salary range starts at $61,605 per year depending upon the location of the position.
To qualify, you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience performing recurring and developmental real estate lease administration assignments for commercial office space by researching, interpreting and applying real estate laws, regulations, and practices. This experience must demonstrate the following:
- Analyzing and monitoring a range of leased building operational procedures and policies for conformance with requirements;
- Processing and input of programmatic and management information into various databases to support lease administration for obligation and payment, rental initiation, termination or adjustment and the accomplishment of lease alteration projects;
- Monitoring lease transactions and documents for procurement and financial accuracy.
- Explaining, promoting, and implementing property management policies, procedures, and methods relating to tenant services OR if qualifying based upon education, have 3 years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree. This education provided me the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position.
ORhave a combination of graduate level education and appropriate experience that together meet the qualification requirements of this position.
The GS-12 salary range starts at $73,840 per year depending upon the location of the position.
To qualify, you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 in the Federal service. Specialized experience is performing real estate lease administration for commercial office space by researching, interpreting and applying real estate laws, regulations, and practices. This experience must demonstrate the following:
- Analyzing and monitoring the full range of leased building operational procedures and policies for conformance with requirements;
- Analyze and resolve conflicts associated with the processing of programmatic and management information into various databases to support lease administration for obligation and payment, rental initiation, termination or adjustment and the accomplishment of lease alteration projects";
- Monitoring lease transactions and documents for procurement and financial accuracy.
- Explaining, promoting, and implementing property management policies, procedures, and methods relating to tenant services. Quality Ranking Factors(QRFs) : QRFs are knowledge, skills, and abilities that could be expected to significantly enhance performance in a position, but are not essential for satisfactory performance. Applicants who possess such KSA's may be ranked above those who do not, but no one may be rated ineligible solely for failure to possess such KSA's . The Quality Ranking Factor for this position is the ability to acquire and maintain a warrant, which includes formal training, experience (on the job training) and a minimum of 24 semester hours (or equivalent) of business college coursework or a bachelor’s degree.
Bargaining Unit status: Not Covered By A Bargaining Unit
If you are selected at a grade lower than the full performance level, you may be promoted up to that grade level without having to re-apply or compete against other applicants.
Relocation-related expenses are not approved and will be your responsibility.
Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement as needed; through other means; or not at all.
All the information you provide will be verified by a review of the work experience and/or education as shown on your application forms, by checking references and through other means, such as the interview process. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for not hiring you, or for firing you after you begin work.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
You will be scored on the questions you answer during the application process, which will measure your possession of the following competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities. Your responses to these questions must be supported by your resume or your score may be lowered.**
- Knowledge of a wide range of real estate principles, concepts and practices and market conditions and industry standards to acquire and manage space and provide guidance to customers on realty matters.
- Knowledge of acquisition manuals, regulation guides, and other documents involved in planning and managing realty projects and/or leases.
- Skill in providing excellent customer service and establishing customer loyalty and retention.
- Skill in communicating effectively orally and in writing concerning a wide range of realty matters.
- Ability to gather, evaluate and format data in connection with the compilation of statistical information and the preparation of recurring reports.
- Skill in applying quantitative and qualitative analysis in order to create solutions to solve complex leasing management problems. If you are eligible under GSA’s Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), you must receive a score of 85 or higher to receive priority.
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Background checks and security clearance
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- Required Documents
ALL required documents must be submitted before the closing date. Review the following list to determine what you need to submit.
GSA OIG Employees: Submit latest SF 50 (other than award SF 50)
If you areICTAP/CTAP* eligible* - submit a, b, and c: (a) proof of eligibility including agency notice; (b) SF-50, and (c) most recent performance appraisal.
Current or Former Political Appointees: Submit SF-50.
Current or Former Land Management Agency Employees - Submit a and b:
(a) one or more SF-50s, including your most recent one that shows you were on a competitive time-limited appointment(s) with a Land Management Agency and served on the appointment for a period(s) totaling more than 24 months without a break of 2 or more years.
(b) Copy of your agency’s annual performance appraisal(s) or written reference(s) from a supervisor at the agency verifying satisfactory performance during your appointment(s).
College transcripts: If you are using some or all of your college education to meet qualification requirements for this position, youmust submit a photocopy of your college transcript(s). If selected, an official transcript will be required prior to appointment. For education completed outside the United States, also submit a valid foreign credential evaluation that substantiates possession of the required education.
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.
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- How to Apply
How to Apply
Submit a complete online application including any required documents prior to 11:59 pm Eastern Time on the closing date of the announcement. You can modify or complete your application any time before the deadline. Simply return to USAJOBS, select the vacancy, and update your application. For more detailed instructions on how to apply, click here: Apply for a GSA Job.
To begin, click the Apply Online button on the vacancy announcement.
- Sign in or register on USAJobs and select a resume and documents to include in your application.
- Once you have clicked Apply for this position now, you will be taken to the GSA site to complete the application process.
- Click the Apply To This Vacancyand complete all steps in the application process until the Confirmation indicates your application is complete. If you click Return to USAJobs or get timed out prior to receiving confirmation, your application will not be submitted and cannot be considered for this job.
- Note:Review the REQUIRED DOCUMENTSsection of this announcement to determine which apply to you and must be submitted online. You may choose one or more of the following options to submit your document(s): Upload (from your computer); USAJOBS (click the "USAJOBS" link to complete the transfer process) or FAX (read the “Fax instructions” provided prior to printing the Fax Cover Sheet and faxing your information). * Need Assistance in Applying?* Contact the HR representative listed on the announcement prior to the application deadline. You must receive HR approval before deviating from these instructions
Agency contact information
GSA, Public Buildings Service General Services Administration 2300 Main St, Floor 2NW Kansas City, Missouri United States
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After the closing date/deadline:
- ELIGIBILITY/QUALIFICATIONS: Your application will be reviewed for all requirements.
- REFERRAL TO MANAGEMENT: If you meet all the requirements, you may be referred to management for review and a possible interview.
- SELECTION/TENTATIVE JOB OFFER: If you are selected, you will receive a tentative offer and start the suitability and/or security background investigation process.
- FINAL JOB OFFER:Once our security office determines you can come on board, you will be given a final offer, which is typically 40 days after the announcement closes.
- FINAL COMMUNICATION: Once the position is filled, we will notify you of your status. You may also check your status by logging into USAJOBS. Go to My USAJOBS and then to Applications. Thank you for your interest in working for U.S. General Services Administration!
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- Privacy Act
- Signature and false statements
- Selective Service
- New employee probationary period
This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/493785700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
Open & closing dates: 03/14/2018 to 03/27/2018
Salary: $61,605 to $102,027 per year
Pay scale & grade: GS 11 - 12
Work schedule: Full-time
Appointment type: Permanent