U.S. Coast Guard Realty Specialist, GS-1170-13 in Cleveland, Ohio

Job Overview

Job Overview

About the Agency

Apply for this exciting position to support the CG missions of safeguarding our Nation's maritime interests in the heartland, in the ports, at sea, and around the globe.

For over two centuries The U.S. Coast Guard has protected the maritime economy and the environment, we defend our maritime borders, and we save those in peril. This history has forged our character and purpose as America's Maritime Guardian - Always Ready for all hazards and all threats.

This position is located in Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard, Maintenance & Logistics Command Atlantic, CG Civil Engineering Unit - Cleveland in Cleveland, OH.

Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities, including Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders, interpretive U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance, and Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to change.

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This position serves as the Realty Specialist (Lead Real Property Specialist) and is responsible for a broad range of supervisory, technical, and administrative functions related to the agency's shore facilities throughout a region. Manage the region's real property portfolio, including owned, GSA-leased, agency's leased, permitting, licensing, etc., and guides real property asset management program decisions including the acquisition, disposal and overall management of real property owned, leased, or consigned to the Coast Guard.

Being a Coast Guard civilian makes you a valuable member of the Coast Guard team. Typical work assignments include:

  • Providing expert technical advice and guidance to top CG management as well as being the region's spokesperson for all Real Property matters with federal, state, local elected representatives and agencies and private organizations.
  • Planning, reviewing, and validating all aspects of realty acquisition projects for compliance with current regulations, budget limitations, operational requirements and appropriate realty interests.
  • Negotiating and executing long term complex leases and renewals for real property acquired by the Coast Guard.
  • Developing and negotiating out-leases of Coast Guard owned property, joint use and reimbursable interagency support agreements to grant use of CG real property to others.
  • Ensuring all real property transactions are completed in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulations, Federal Property Management Regulations, Coast Guard Real Property Management Manual and all applicable regulations and realty practices.
Supervisory Status


Promotion Potential


Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • Position requires occasional travel.
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Who May Apply
This job is open to…

This vacancy is open to Merit Promotion, CTAP, VEOA, Individuals with Disabilities, Peace Corps, Interchange Agreement Eligibles, Status Candidates, ICTAP, 30% or More Disabled, Schedule A, Americorps, Land Management, Former Overseas Employees, EVHO, Military Spouses, and Vista appointing authorities.

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Job Requirements

Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • You will be required to undergo random drug testing.

Minimum Qualifications:

To qualify at the GS-13 level, applicant must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal sector. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular ability, skill, and knowledge to successfully perform the duties of this position and is typically in or related to this line of work. Specialized experience includes: applying knowledge of commonly applied Federal real property policies principles, rules, regulations, and practices including Federal real property classification to ensure real property management is fully compliant with applicable statutes, regulations, policies and procedures. Experience must have included applying commonly used contracting rules, regulations, and procedures; analyzing alternatives and developing options for property acquisition (e.g., lease, purchase, construction, disposal, etc.); developing policy for acquisition and conveyance of Federal real property; interpreting and applying laws, regulations, precedents, policies and practices related to Federal real estate property acquisition, management, disposal and accountability.

National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer experience): 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.

This position does not have a positive education requirement.

If you are including education on your resume, report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. See Required Documents section for detail.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet Federal qualification requirements if you can show that your foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence with your application. See Recognition of Foreign Qualifications click here

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement. This includes Time-In-Grade requirements for current status employees applying through merit promotion procedures. Status applicants applying for a promotion must have 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade.

Security Clearance

Q - Nonsensitive

Additional Information

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

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Recruitment incentives may be authorized.

Moving expenses will not be paid.

All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit.

For Veterans' preference eligibility, visit Veterans' Employment Resources. Veterans, Peace Corps/VISTA volunteers, and persons with disabilities possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences, and competencies that can be invaluable to the DHS mission. If you are a member of one of these groups, you may not have to compete with the public for federal jobs. To determine your eligibility and to understand the documentation that would be required with your application, click on the links above and contact the Servicing Human Resources Office listed at the bottom of this announcement.

More than 1 selection may be made from this announcement if additional identical vacancies in the same title, series, grade, and unit occur within 90 days from the date the certificate was issued.

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Open & closing dates: 2017-08-12 to 2017-08-21

Salary: $89,285 to $116,068 / per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 13

Series: 1170 Realty

Appointment type: This is a permanent appointment.

Work schedule: This is a full-time position.

Job announcement number: 17-2077-SE-KJ-M

Control number: 476862900