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Real Estate Officer

Real Estate Officers run acquisitions from conception, through lifecycle administration, to disposition and are responsible for the leasing operations of a large portfolio of leased/owned properties.

  • Full-time
  • $77,490 - $92,145*
  • *Higher starting salary possible depending on experience level
  • BA in Business Administration, Finance or equivalent work experience
  • Must possess active real estate broker license
  • Opportunities for domestic travel are possible

About the Job

As a Real Estate Officer (REO) for the CIA, you will be responsible for providing innovative solutions for real estate space leasing needs for various US Government Agency customers.

Real Estate Officers must have a solid understanding of the federal procurement process that includes contracting principles, best business practices, Agency and federal acquisition policies, experience purchasing federal land and buildings, and financial expertise. You will be responsible for supporting the Agency’s Real Estate Program that acquires, administers, and disposes of real property. You will work with minimal supervision and be responsible for:

  • Developing and maintaining landlord-Agency relations
  • Negotiating and administering real estate operations and maintenance contract
  • Identifying agency real property needs
  • Providing real estate accountability
  • Supporting the purchase and disposition of Agency real property.

At Full Performance level, Real Estate Officers administer the real property purchasing program; select vendors and monitor their performance.

Real Estate Officers are expected to be strong self-starters with a proven record of bringing complex tasks to a quick and successful resolution.

Who You’ll Work With

At the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), we recognize our Nation’s strength comes from the diversity of its people. People from a broad range of backgrounds and viewpoints work at CIA, and our diverse teams are the reason we can keep our country safe.

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What You’ll Get

Our benefits support every aspect of a working professional’s life, including health and wellness, time off, family, finances, and continuing education. Our programs include highly sought-after government health benefits, flexible schedules, sick leave, and childcare. In some cases, we also offer sign-on incentives and cover moving expenses if you relocate.

As a CIA employee, you’ll also get the satisfaction of knowing your work is part of something bigger than yourself. Our work is driven by one mission: to keep our Nation safe. Every day is an opportunity to enhance U.S. national security.

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Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum of 5 years of demonstrated federal acquisition experience
  • Level I COTR or the ability to obtain within 6 months
  • Flexibility to manage multiple and competing requirements
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and briefing skills
  • Periodic domestic travel as required
  • Project and/or program management
  • Strong motivation to continue developing expertise through formal training and on the job experience
  • Good organization skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to meet the minimum requirements for joining CIA, including U.S. citizenship and a background investigation

Desired Qualifications

  • Realtor and/or Real Estate Broker license
  • Experience in commercial real estate
  • COTR Level II certification
  • Experience with Federal Acquisition Regulations, specifically experience purchasing land and buildings for the government
  • Federal Property Management Regulations and real estate law
  • Experience in supporting Agency operational requirements
  • Knowledge of the Working Capital Fund
  • Familiarity with the Federal Acquisition Regulations, General Services Administration Manual
  • Experience working in federal leasing or federal procurement and/or commercial real estate
  • Experience managing Agency projects
  • Previous experience in purchasing land and buildings for the Government
  • Ability to organize and run an acquisition to purchase land and buildings for the Agency

What You’ll Need to Apply

  • Resume
  • Unofficial transcripts for all degrees
  • Cover letter in which you specify your qualifications for this position. Please address why you want to work in this role and what differentiates you from other applicants