Federal Highway Administration Realty Specialist (Open to Status & VEOA Applicants) in Washington, District Of Columbia
As Program Manager, provides Right of Way (ROW) leadership and direction as a shared resource, in multiple states. The ROW functions encompass all phases of the Federal- aid transportation program from planning through completion of construction. The ROW Program Manager provides leadership and guidance to State Department of Transportation offices in the establishment or revision of the State ROW programs, in evaluating the adequacy and effectiveness of all ROW and related programs, and in recommending and developing actions to correct inadequacies in various State procedures and practices. The employee provides technical assistance to the States in interpreting Federal legislation, regulations, and directives and in developing ROW procedures. The employee is responsible for the policy, procedural and technical coordination and interpretation within the assigned Division(s) with State and local personnel on the ROW Program. May also be assigned as the Outdoor Advertising Control (OAC) Program Manager in Division offices that have this program.
The ideal candidate has experience managing a highway Right-of-Way (ROW) program and providing program policy guidance and technical assistance regarding a broad range of ROW and real property concepts, principles, laws, and regulations, including real property appraisal, acquisition methodology, relocation assistance and payments, property management, outdoor advertising, junkyard control, and eminent domain procedures. The ideal background includes a highly defined practical knowledge of the real estate principles, policies, and methodologies in all phases of real property actions, as well as expert analytical and interpersonal skills, to provide advice or solve problems related to complex or controversial real property activities. The ideal candidate also has experience in program management and program review, is willing to travel, and has experience representing the organization on ROW and related program matters.
PLEASE NOTE: This vacancy may be used to fill similar positions within 90 days for this location.
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As a Realty Specialist, you will:
- Lead the State in developing and implementing its overall ROW acquisition and relocation assistance program.
- Manage and monitor all aspects of the ROW functions in the State(s) assigned. Develop and implement the stewardship and oversight activities necessary to support and monitor all aspects of the States’ ROW. Assist Division leadership in promoting new ROW programs and modification of existing ones.
- Provide interpretations, clarifications, and authoritative determinations concerning FHWA policy, procedure, and regulatory requirements to ensure the greatest degree of compliance while also providing the necessary flexibility to meet overall program.
- Maintain liaison with other Federal, State, and local agencies. Develop and present training to State, local public agencies, and other transportation stakeholders to improve performance and knowledge of new or existing requirements.
- Lead review teams of FHWA and State personnel in the review of ROW.
Occasional travel - Position involves some travel.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…
- Current Federal Employees
- Former Federal Employees
- Overseas Employees
- Merit Promotion
- Status Candidates
- Schedule A
- Individuals with Disabilities
- Military Spouses
- Peace Corp
- 30% Disabled
- Fulbright Fellows, Gilman Scholarship, and Critical Language Scholarship Program alumni
Questions? This job is open to 7 groups.
- #### Job family (Series)
- Managers, Property
- Managers, Real Estate
- Managers, Right-Of-Way
- Property Managers
- Real Estate Managers
Conditions of Employment
- You must be eligible for Status consideration & meet specialized experience
- Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date
- Provide all required documents by closing date
- Announcement also advertised U.S. Citizens: FHWA.FO-2018-0111
- Relocation IS authorized for this position.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
- SELECTIVE SERVICE: Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for the Selective Service.
- PROBATIONARY PERIOD: You must complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).
- GOVERNMENT TRAVEL CARD: A government contractor-issued travel card will be issued and must be retained for official business only.
- TIME-IN-GRADE:Federal applicants must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade to satisfy time-in-grade restrictions contained in 5 CFR 300, Subpart F.
To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must meet the one yearequal or equivalent specialized experience qualifications for the grade at which you are requesting consideration.
To qualify for the GS-12 on Experience, you must have at least one year of experience equal or equivalent to the GS-11, it must include:
Experience managing and evaluating the effectiveness of Right of Way (ROW) highway programs, such as providing policy interpretation and technical assistance, or developing and recommending actions to correct inadequacies in procedures and practices for ROW programs and projects. To qualify for the GS-13 on Experience, you must have at least one year of experience equal or equivalent to the GS-12, it must include:
Experience managing and evaluating the effectiveness of Right of Way (ROW) highway programs, such as providing policy interpretation and technical assistance, or developing and recommending actions to correct inadequacies in procedures and practices for ROW programs and projects; AND
- Experience representing an organization in the coordination of ROW program functions with other organizations, State Governments, and/or community groups.
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.
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Students enrolled in a qualifying degree program can apply if the anticipated graduation date is within six months of closing date of the announcement. Graduation transcript must be received before start date.
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DOT, FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION Submit Application and Documents Online 1200 New Jersey Ave SE / HAHR - 50 Washington, District of Columbia United States
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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/496647800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
Open & closing dates: 04/16/2018 to 04/30/2018
Salary: $81,548 to $126,062 per year
Pay scale & grade: GS 12 - 13
Work schedule: Full-Time - Full Time -
Appointment type: Permanent