20th May 2019

Review Appraiser in Ogden, UT for Forest Service $74,596.00 to $115,313.00

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Vacancy No.19-R4SVMAY-0451-591696G-TBDepartmentForest Service
Salary$74,596.00 to $115,313.00Grade12 to 13
Open Date5/20/2019Close Date6/3/2019
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OverviewOpen & closing datesOpening and closing dates 05/20/2019 to 06/03/2019ServiceCompetitivePay scale & gradeGS 12 – 13Salary$74,596 to $115,313 per yearAppointment typePermanentWork scheduleFull-TimeLocations1 vacancy in the following location:Ogden, UTRelocation expenses reimbursedYes Entitlements for payment of basic moving expenses, as required and to the extent allowed by the Federal Travel Regulations (FTR) 302-3.101, are authorized for eligible applicants changing duty station when the change meets the distance tests as provided in FTR 302-1.1 and 302-2.6. In addition, the following relocation benefits are available: house hunting trip, temporary quarters and other relocation benefits may be negotiated with selectee.Telework eligibleYes as determined by agency policyThis job is open toCareer transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)Federal employees who meet the definition of a “surplus” or “displaced” employee.Federal employees – Competitive serviceCurrent or former competitive service federal employees.Individuals with disabilitiesLand & base managementCertain current or former term or temporary federal employees of a land or base management agency.Military spousesPeace Corps & AmeriCorps VistaSpecial authoritiesIndividuals eligible under a special authority not listed above, but defined in the federal hiring regulations.VeteransClarification from the agencyCurrent permanent federal employees with competitive status, Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act, Farm Service Agency permanent county employees, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP and VEOA eligible; and 30 percent or More Disabled Veterans, Foreign Service Employees, Military Spouses, Interchange Agreement and Other Miscellaneous Authorities, People with Disabilities, Peace Corps and VISTA, Public Lands Corps, Reinstatement, Resource Assistant Program. VRA candidate are not eligible.Announcement number19-R4SVMAY-0451-591696G-TBControl number534007400DutiesDuties SummaryThis position is part of the Region 4 Lands and Minerals staff and is responsible for supporting landownership adjustments (purchase, land exchange and conveyances) as well as special uses, Forest Legacy, and other agency functions. 

For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Kraig Frome at 801-625-5367 or kraig.frome@usda.gov

Learn more about this agencyResponsibilitiesDuties are at the full performance level.Provide valuation services including consultation, appraisal, and appraisal review in support of Forest Service programs.Provide advice and guidance on real property appraisal issues, including technical advice and guidance to federal and private contract appraisers and agency personnel in regards to Federal Laws and Forest Service appraisal policy.Review appraisal reports, as assigned by Regional Appraiser and within delegated authority, for Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice and the Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions compliance.Provide guidance in valuation of mineral, timber, resort, conservation easement, rights-of-way, and other complex real property categories involved in proposed exchange, voluntary acquisition, conveyance, lease, or special use authorization cases.Coordinate with other federal appraisers, private sector appraisers, and professional organizations involve in real estate appraisal and valuation programs.Communicate orally and in writing on projects where valuation requirements and results are of significance to Forest Service staff and authorized officers, landowners, and partners.Travel Required25% or less – 25% or less – One week per month, on average, with some overnight travel for technical field appraisal reviews in various Forest locations across the region.Supervisory statusNoPromotion Potential13Job family (Series)1171 AppraisingRequirementsRequirements Conditions Of EmploymentMust be a U.S. Citizen or National.Males born after 12/31/1959 must be Selective Service registered or exempt.Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint check.Successful completion of one year probationary period, unless previously served.Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution.Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit e-verify.govSelectee is subject to financial disclosure requirements and must submit form OGE-450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, within 30 days of appointment and annually thereafter.Required to be and maintain a license or certificate in at least one state or territory within the United States as a Certified General Appraiser.Required to maintain a designation or accreditation from a nationally recognized professional appraisal organization that has adopted the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (GS-13 level) (See Qualification Section).QualificationsIn order to qualify, you must meet the eligibility and qualifications requirements as defined below by the closing date of the announcement. For more information on the qualifications for this position, visit the Office of Personnel Management’s General Schedule Qualification Standards.

Your application and resume must clearly show that you possess the experience requirements. 

Specialized Experience Requirement:
For the GS-12 level: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 grade level. Examples of specialized experience include one or more of the following: Independently prepared real estate appraisals while licensed as a State-Certified General Appraiser. Property types may have included vacant land, residential improved property, commercial improved property, mineral interests, timberland properties, highly-developed recreation/resort properties, properties to be acquired by condemnation and/or partial interests such as conservation easements or rights of way. Served as the real property valuation expert and represents the unit in that capacity in coordination with other agencies, individuals, and non-government organizations within the delegated area of responsibility. Additionally, may have prepared feasibility studies, market analyses, and/or valuation consultations.

For the GS-13 level: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level. Examples of specialized experience include one or more of the following: While both licensed as a State-Certified General Appraiser and designated or accredited by a nationally recognized appraisal organization, independently performed real estate appraisal and real estate appraisal review assignments. May have served as a technical expert to support litigation proceedings. As part of appraisal review process, may have interacted with appraiser whose work was under review to obtain necessary corrections. Also as part of appraisal review process, may have independently resolved value differences between two or more appraisals under review.

Certifications/License: In addition to specialized experience, license and/or certification is required for these positions.
For the GS-12 and GS-13 levels: OMB Bulletin 92-06, in compliance with Title IX of the Financial Institutions of Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act of 1989, requires Appraisers to be licensed or certified in at least one state or territory within the United States as a Certified General Appraiser. A copy of the license must be attached to your application.

For the GS-13 level: You must possess a designation or accreditation from a nationally recognized professional appraisal organization that requires approved classroom training in appraisal practice, has appraisal experience requirements approved by the Appraisal Requirements Board, requires a demonstration appraisal report or appraisal review report, and administers a comprehensive qualifying examination in the attainment of the credentials. A copy of the certificate of accreditation must be attached to your application.

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.

TIME IN GRADE REQUIREMENT: If you are a current federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must meet time-in-grade (TIG) requirements of 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled. This requirement must be met by the closing date of this announcement.EducationAdditional informationCareer Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), Reemployment Priority List (RPL) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors. CTAP/ICTAP candidates must be rated and determined to be well qualified (or above) based on an evaluation of the competencies listed in the How You Will Be Evaluated section. When assessed through a score-based category rating method, CTAP/ICTAP applicants must receive a rating of at least 85 out of a possible 100.

Veterans who are preference eligible or who have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after three years or more of continuous active service are eligible for consideration under the Veteran’s Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA). 

Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) provides current or former temporary or term employees of federal land management agencies opportunity to compete for permanent competitive service positions. Individuals must have more than 24 months of service without a break between appointments of two or more years. Service must be in the competitive service and have been at a successful level of performance or better. Part-time and intermittent service will be credited only for time actually worked. Non-pay status (such as LWOP) is credited for up to six months in a calendar year; anything beyond six months is not credited. Applicants are responsible for providing sufficient information/documentation to determine if the 24 month criteria is met.

Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Employees: Permanent County employees without prior Federal tenure who are selected for a Civil Service position under Public Law 105-277 will be given a career-conditional appointment and must serve a 1-year probationary period.

For more information on applying under special hiring authorities such as the 30 percent disabled veterans, certain military spouses, Schedule A Disabled, etc., explore the different Hiring Paths on the USAJOBS website

This position is being concurrently announced under Delegated Examining (or Demo) Number 19-R4SVMAY-0451-591696DP-TB. This announcement is open to all qualified candidates. Applying to both announcements may expand the possibilities of consideration since different referral criteria apply to each type of announcement. See the above announcement for more information.

Selectee will be responsible for tax obligations related to payments for moving expenses – 2017 Tax Cuts and Job Act, Public Law 115-97. Questions should be directed to the Travel help Desk, 877-372-7248, Option 1, or emailasc_tos@fs.fed.us.

If you are selected for a position with further promotion potential, you will be placed under a career development plan, and may be non-competitively promoted if you successfully complete the requirements and if recommended by management. However, promotion is not guaranteed.

This is a bargaining unit position represented by the National Federation of Federal Employees, IAMAW.

Forest Service daycare facilities are not available. 

Government Housing is not available.This position is eligible for telework and other flexible work arrangements.We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the experience, education, and training you described in your application package, as well as the responses to the Assessment Questionnaire to determine the degree to which you possess the competencies listed below:

Oral CommunicationReal EstateTechnical CompetenceWritten Communication

Your application, including the online Assessment Questionnaire, will be reviewed to determine if you meet (a) minimum qualification requirements and (b) the resume supports the answers provided to the job-specific questions. Your resume must clearly support your responses to all the questions addressing experience and education relevant to this position.

If you meet the qualification requirements and are determined to be among the best qualified, you will be referred to the hiring manager for consideration. Noncompetitive candidates and applicants under some special hiring authorities must meet minimum qualifications to be referred.

Note: If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and or experience, your rating may be lowered to more accurately reflect the submitted documentation. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Providing inaccurate information on Federal documents could be grounds for non-selection or disciplinary action.

To view the application form, visit: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10501127Background checks and security clearanceSecurity clearanceOtherDrug test requiredNoRequired DocumentsRequired DocumentsThe following documents are required for your applicant package to be complete. Our office cannot be responsible for incompatible software, illegible fax transmissions, delays in the mail service, your system failure, etc. Encrypted documents will not be accepted. Failure to submit required, legible documents may result in loss of consideration.Resume that includes: 1) personal information such as name, address, contact information; 2) education; 3) detailed work experience related to this position as described in the major duties including work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment; title, series, grade (if applicable); 4) supervisor’s phone number and whether or not the supervisor may be contacted for a reference check; 5) other qualifications.If education is required or you are using education to qualify, you must submit: a copy of your college transcripts. An unofficial copy is sufficient with the application; however, if you are selected, you will be required to submit official transcripts prior to entering on duty. Education must have been successfully obtained from an accredited school, college or university. If any education was completed at a foreign institute, you must submit with your application evidence that the institute was appropriately accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as equivalent to U.S. education standards. There are private organizations that specialize in this evaluation and a fee is normally associated with this service. All transcripts must be in English or include an English translation.
In addition to the above, you must submit the documents below if you claim any of the following:Current and former Federal employees: 1) Most recent non-award Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) showing that you are/were in the competitive service, highest grade (or promotion potential) held on a permanent basis, position title, series and grade AND 2) Most recent performance appraisal (dated within 18 months) showing the official rating of record, signed by a supervisor, or statement why the performance appraisal is unavailable. Do not submit a performance plan.Surplus or displaced employees eligible for CTAP, RPL, or ICTAP priority: proof of eligibility (RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for declining a transfer of function or directed reassignment to another commuting area, notice of disability annuity termination), SF-50 documenting separation (as applicable), and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with your application per 5 CFR 330.Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act Eligible Applicants: please review the Required Documents for Hiring Authorities Quick Guide on the Forest Service website.Current permanent FSA County employees: most recent non-award Notification of Personnel Action, (SF-50 or equivalent) showing your highest grade (or promotion potential) held on a permanent basis, position title, series and grade AND most recent performance appraisal (dated within 18 months) per above.VEOA, and 30% Disabled Veterans: please review the Required Documents for Hiring Authorities Quick Guide on the Forest Service website.If claiming eligibility under a special hiring authority not listed above, please review the Required Documents for Hiring Authorities Quick Guide on the Forest Service website.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.BenefitsBenefitsA 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.Benefits for federal employeesHealthcare insurancePay and leaveEligibility 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 ApplyHow to ApplyPlease view Tips for Applicants – a guide to the Forest Service application process.

Please read the entire announcement and all instructions before you begin. You must complete this application process and submit all required documents electronically by 11:59p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. 

Applying online is highly encouraged. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00a.m. – 4:00p.m., Monday – Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, contact the Agency Contact listed below well before the closing date for an alternate method. All hardship application packages must be complete and submitted no later than noon ET on the closing date of the announcement to be entered into the system prior to its closing.

This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis; contact the Agency Contact to request this.

To begin, click “Apply Online” and follow the instructions to complete the Assessment Questionnaire and attach your resume and all required documents.

NOTE: If a document is resubmitted, it replaces the previous submission, which means the previous document is no longer available to the Human Resources Office. If you are adding to, rather than replacing a previous submission, you must upload both the old document and the new document. You must verify that uploaded documents from USAJOBs transfer into the Agency’s staffing system as there is a limitation to the number of documents that can be transferred. However, once in the Agency’s staffing system, you will have the opportunity to upload additional documents. Applicants may combine all like required documents (e.g. SF-50s or veteran docs) into one or more files and scan for uploading into the application. Each file must not exceed 3MB. Grouping like documents into files will simplify the application process. Documents must be in one of the following formats: GIF, JPEG, JPG, PDF, PNG, RTF, or Word (DOC or DOCX). Uploaded documents may not require a password, digital signature, or other encryption to open.Agency contact information HRM Contact Center HRM Contact CenterPhone877-372-7248 X2Emailfsjobs@fs.fed.usAddressUSDA Forest Service HRM Contact Center
Albuquerque, NM 87109
USLearn more about this agencyA career with the Forest Service will challenge you to manage and care for more than 193 million acres of our nation’s most magnificent lands, conduct research through a network of forest and range experiment stations and the Forest Products Laboratory, and provide assistance to State and private forestry agencies.

It’s an awesome responsibility – but the rewards are as limitless as the views.

Next stepsYour application will be reviewed to verify that you meet the eligibility and qualification requirements for the position prior to issuing referral lists to the selecting official. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted. Log in to your USAJOBS account to check your application status.Fair & TransparentThe Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.Equal Employment Opportunity PolicyThe 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 applicantsReasonable Accommodation PolicyFederal 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 in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations: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.Disability Employment – Reasonable AccommodationsHow to contact an agencyLegal and regulatory guidanceFinancial suitabilitySocial security number requestPrivacy ActSignature & False statementsSelective ServiceNew employee probationary period

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