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Job Title: Appraiser
Company Name: Veterans Benefits Administration
Location: Washington DC, DC
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 09/12/2018
Expire Date: 11/11/2018
Job Categories: Advertising/Marketing/Public Relations, Agriculture, Forestry, & Fishing, Construction, Mining and Trades, Law Enforcement, and Security, Nonprofit and Volunteer Services
Job Description
Appraiser

Duties: The incumbent serves under the general supervision of the Supervisory Appraiser, in the Construction and Valuation element in the Loan Policy and Valuation Section, Loan Guaranty Service. Construction and Valuation is responsible for the formulation of regulations, policies, and procedures necessary to administer the provisions of Title 38 United States Code, as amended, relating to the acceptability and valuation of properties, which may become the security for loans guaranteed by VA under Title 38. The incumbent:

  • independently formulates and recommends responses to new policy proposals in response to new legislation, changes in existing legislation or policy, operational experience, or technical advances in the construction and appraisal industries.
  • formulates and recommends proposed procedures to interpret and implement new policies or changes in existing policies, including the preparation of the necessary directive material (regulations, manual and handbook changes, circulars, directive letters, etc.).
  • formulates responses to requests on a nationwide basis from field offices, program participants, other Central Office entities, and other interested parties for policy interpretations, advice, or information relating to often complex and controversial construction and valuation issues or problems.
  • represents the Agency in construction and valuation matters, as occasion demands, in liaison meetings and other public relations events involving Veteran groups, program participants, Congressional representatives, other Governmental agencies and other interested parties.This is a bargaining unit position.

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/14/2018.

Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-13 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-12. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials.To support your claim that you have the required time-in-grade, you must submit your most RECENT within-grade increase, promotion, or appointment SF-50. If you previously held a higher grade, you must also submit any SF-50 showing that grade. Do not submit Award SF-50s. If you submit a General Adjustment SF-50 you are STILL REQUIRED, in addition, to submit your WITHIN GRADE INCREASE or PROMOTION SF-50. Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment.

You may qualify based on your experience as described below:
Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-12 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would include a thorough knowledge of and demonstrated expertise in all phases of the construction and valuation program, such as reviewing blueprint documents, creating and/or carrying out nationwide appraisal policy, and using appraisal management systems. Specialized experience also includes appraising/reviewing real property to estimate the market value of the property as of a specific date.


You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:


1. Knowledge of the valuation practices and procedures applicable to the acceptability of residential property as security for a VA-guaranteed loan, appraisal of residential property, and oversight of fee appraisers.
2. Ability to collect, analyze, comprehend, and interpret data derived from a variety of sources for use in assessing trends, identifying potential or actual problem areas, and making decisions.
3. Ability to communicate orally and in writing in complex situations and before diverse audiences.
4. Knowledge of project management, problem analysis, data analysis, and business analysis techniques and methodologies.

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; religions; 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.

Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

Physical Requirements: The work is primarily sedentary. Some carrying of light items may be required.

None

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  • Resume
  • SF-50


The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's (current/former Federal employees), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
  • Cover Letter
  • Other
  • Resume
  • SF-50


Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
Qualifications & Requirements

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/14/2018.

Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-13 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-12. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials.To support your claim that you have the required time-in-grade, you must submit your most RECENT within-grade increase, promotion, or appointment SF-50. If you previously held a higher grade, you must also submit any SF-50 showing that grade. Do not submit Award SF-50s. If you submit a General Adjustment SF-50 you are STILL REQUIRED, in addition, to submit your WITHIN GRADE INCREASE or PROMOTION SF-50. Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment.

You may qualify based on your experience as described below:
Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-12 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would include a thorough knowledge of and demonstrated expertise in all phases of the construction and valuation program, such as reviewing blueprint documents, creating and/or carrying out nationwide appraisal policy, and using appraisal management systems. Specialized experience also includes appraising/reviewing real property to estimate the market value of the property as of a specific date.


You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:


1. Knowledge of the valuation practices and procedures applicable to the acceptability of residential property as security for a VA-guaranteed loan, appraisal of residential property, and oversight of fee appraisers.
2. Ability to collect, analyze, comprehend, and interpret data derived from a variety of sources for use in assessing trends, identifying potential or actual problem areas, and making decisions.
3. Ability to communicate orally and in writing in complex situations and before diverse audiences.
4. Knowledge of project management, problem analysis, data analysis, and business analysis techniques and methodologies.

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; religions; 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.

Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

Physical Requirements: The work is primarily sedentary. Some carrying of light items may be required.

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