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Federal Highway Administration Realty Specialist (Right of Way) in Honolulu, Hawaii

Summary The ROW Program Manager provides 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 procedures and practices. Responsible for the policy, procedural, and technical coordination, and interpretation within the assigned Division(s) with State and local personnel on the ROW Program. Responsibilities Serving as a Realty Specialist, you will: Manage and monitor all aspects of the Right of Way (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 objectives. 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. Participate in review teams of FHWA and State personnel in the review of ROW activities. Serve as the Division Representative for the ROW Resource Team. The ideal candidate has experience providing highway program policy guidance and technical assistance regarding a broad range of right-of-way (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. Requirements Conditions of Employment Must meet specialized experience stated in Qualifications section Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date Required documents must be submitted by the closing date. CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: SELECTIVE SERVICE:Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for the Selective Service. PCS/RELOCATION/RECRUITMENT:Permanent Change of Station (PCS), Relocation, and Recruitment Incentive authorization varies by position/selection. PROBATIONARY PERIOD: You must complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed). TIME-IN-GRADE:Federal applicants must have served 52 weeks at the next lower gradein the competitive or excepted service in the executive branch to satisfy time-in-grade restrictions contained in 5 CFR 300, Subpart F. Qualifications To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must meet the specialized experience requirements.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. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas: Substantive knowledge of Federal funding and applicable laws and regulations needed to manage ROW and OAC programs to ensure funding recipients follow practices and establish programs that conform to Federal regulations, to ensure coordination required, and to resolve various ROW problems involving Government and private interest, potentially with conflicting agendas. Substantive knowledge of the real estate market in assigned states and of real estate concepts, principles, and practices in a broad range of ROW program areas to include appraisal, appraisal review, acquisition, relocation, negotiations, property management, disposal, airspace management, Highway Beautification Act, Federal Lands Transfers, and other ROW related programs. Uses this knowledge to ensure transactions, processes, and procedures comply with program requirements and to serve as FHWA spokesperson during ROW phase of Federal Aid Highway projects. Extensive knowledge of FHWA operating programs and program interrelationships, such as environmental law applications to Realty practices, to coordinate right-of-way activities that involve complex, socio-economic problems and environmentally sensitive issues such as wildernesses, wetlands, flood plains, and endangered wildlife habitat. Analytical and problem solving knowledge and skill to resolve a variety of complex issues regarding right-of-way program requirements in the transportation field. For all types of consideration, 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 experienceFor additional information about applying to Federal positions, please click on the following link: All applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement. Education Additional Information This vacancy may be used by any DOT agency to fill similar positions within 90 days.