Job opening: REALTY SPECIALIST (GENERALIST)
Salary: $37 696 - 74 250 per year
Published at: Jul 11 2023
Employment Type: Full-time
This position is located with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Superintendent - Standing Rock Agency, Trust Services - Real Estate Services, in Fort Yates, North Dakota.
This is a Bargaining Unit position, for more information see What are bargaining units?
TRAVEL AND RELOCATION EXPENSES WILL NOT BE AUTHORIZED. ANY RELOCATION EXPENSES ASSOCIATED WITH REPORTING FOR DUTY WILL BE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE SELECTED EMPLOYEE.
Provide assistance, advice, oversight, monitoring, and coordination for protection, management, planning, conservation, development, and utilization of trust and restricted lands.
Analyze requests for land into trust and use of Indian-owned trust assets to determine the compatibility of proposed uses with agency mission and owner's needs.
Implement a trust real estate services program to accomplish the timely and efficient processing of applications for i.e., patents, removal of restrictions, disposals, acquisitions, rights-of-way, surface and subsurface leasing and permitting.
Consult with beneficiaries/lessees/other landowners and interested parties about the process options, documentation, and other needs that may be associated with contracting and/or conveyance activities.
Collaborate and coordinate contract and conveyance transactions with supervisor to ensure that the necessary clearances and procedures have been secured and completed (i.e. appraisals, NEPA, TSR).
- U.S. Citizenship Required
- Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference Act of 1934 (title 25, USC Section 472). Form BIA -4432 must be submitted with the application if claiming Indian Preference.
- You will be required to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit
- You may be required to successfully complete a probationary/trial period
- A background security investigation will be required for all new hires. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication.
- If you are a male applicant born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.
- Incidental Operator position. If you are required to operate a motor vehicle in order to properly carry out assigned duties, the 25 IAM 4 Motor Vehicle Safety Program Policy applies. A Link is provided in the Additional Information Section.
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: (OPM Operating Manual, Qualification Standards for Administrative and Management Positions, GS-1170).
GS-05: I have 3 years of general experience, 1 year of which was equivalent to at least GS-4 grade level that demonstrates the ability to: 1) Analyze problems to identify significant factors, gather pertinent data, and recognize solutions; 2) Plan and organize work; and 3) Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
EDUCATION: Four (4) year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree.
GS-07: I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-5 grade level in the Federal service that includes working under the guidance of a higher graded specialist and analyzed requests for contacts and conveyances of Indian-owned trust assets; this includes determining the compatibility of proposed uses with the agency mission and the landowner's needs. Resolve routine problems that may arise by assisting higher level specialists through gathering and preparing information, reviewing documents, and discussing routing agency procedures and requirements. Consults with beneficiaries, lessees, landowners and other interested parties about the contracting and conveyance process, options, and other needs and documentation. Work that included processing conveyance documents, fee to trust transactions, mortgages and rights-of-ways; Trust allotments and evaluating in acquisition & disposal program; examining conveyance applications, checking accuracy of TAAMS; research of trust documents and land ownership records, estate and allotment records to determine ownership.
EDUCATION:1 full year of graduate level education OR Superior Academic Achievement (S.A.A.).
GS-09: I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-7 grade level in the Federal service that includes work that involves providing oversight to management of trust and restricted property; responds to technical inquires and explains realty services and processes in the area of contracts management and conveyances; maintain and retrieve information from automated systems performing on-site inspections for compliance; analyzing transactions including applications, land descriptions, appraisals, NEPA, TSR, and other clearances, to ensure compliance; consulting with beneficiaries, lessees, land owners and other interested parties about the contracting and conveyance process, options, and other needs and documentation. Work that included processing conveyance documents, fee to trust transactions, mortgages and rights-of-ways; Trust allotments and evaluating in acquisition & disposal program; examining conveyance applications, checking accuracy of TAAMS; research of trust documents and land ownership records, estate and allotment records to determine ownership; processing fee to trust and land out of trust requests; and handling appeal transactions and cadastral survey requests; and performing range administration work. These examples are not all inclusive (refer to the summary of duties for specialized experience).
EDUCATION: Master's or equivalent graduate degree OR 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree OR LL.B. or J.D., if related.
GRADUATE EDUCATION: Graduate education must be related to the occupation and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.
SUPERIOR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT: Superior Academic Achievement (S.A.A.) must have been gained in a curriculum that is qualifying for the position to be filled. S.A.A. is based on (1) Class standing-applicants must be in the upper third of the graduating class, based on completed courses; or (2) Grade-Point Average-applicants must have a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 based on 4 years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; or 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 based on the average of the required courses completed in the major field completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; or (3) Election to membership in a National Scholastic Honor Society - membership in a freshman honor society cannot be used to meet the requirements of this provision.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) to perform successfully the duties of the position and is typically in or related to the position to be filled.
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
Merit Promotion candidates must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the announcement closing date.
Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference Act of 1934 (title 25, USC Section 472).
Additional selections may be made from this announcement if identical vacancies occur in the same location within 90 days from the closing date.
If you are qualifying based on your education, you MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) official or unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.
If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) were taken on a pass/fail basis, your claim of superior academic achievement must be based upon class standing or membership in an honor society.
One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.
If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education which shows the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: FOREIGN EDUCATION
- Address BIA Center for Recruitment Anadarko
P.O. Box 1487
Anadarko, OK 73005
- Name: BIA Human Resources
- Phone: 405-247-1600
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