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Job opening: Land Surveyor, BIA Specialist

Salary: $103 409 - 134 435 per year
Relocation: YES
City: Muskogee
Published at: Mar 27 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
This position is located in the Cadastral , in the Branch of Cadastral Surveying in the Division of Lands and Resources. This position is concurrently open to Merit Promotion eligibles under Announcement Number NM-MP-24-12342966-HVN.


Act as the chief advisor to the BIA Regional Director and their staff on all matters of title, survey, boundary, Fee-to-Trust, and other realty related processing. Monitor highly complex surveys and land boundary investigations by tracking the progress of ongoing Federal authority surveys and resurveys and local surveys. Research/document/collect/interpret administrative and historical records, for complicated survey situations requiring extensive research, study, adaptation of records, history, and conflicting legal precedents for Federal and non-Federal sources. Work directly with Tribes and BIA to determine the specific service or product, such as an official Federal survey, necessary to meet specific survey request requirements. Utilize and understand the latest Geographic Information System (GIS) software and geospatial references data, overlaid spatial parcel data sets to evaluate data reliability, identify or substantiate potential trespass issues in a geospatial format.


  • U.S. Citizenship required
  • May be required to complete background investigation and drug screening.
  • Meet Selective Service Registration Act requirement for males
  • Must provide resume and supporting documents (See required documents).
  • You cannot hold an active real estate license, nor can you have an interest or hold stocks in firms with interest in Federal Lands.
  • If you are a new employee in the Federal government, you will be required to complete a one-year probationary period.
  • This is a bargaining unit position represented by the National Treasury Employees Union Chapter 340


In order to qualify for this Land Surveyor GS-1373-12, you must meet BOTH the Basic and Additional qualification requirements for at least one grade level described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience. If qualifying based on education, a copy of your unofficial transcripts must be provided with your application. BASIC QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENT for the 1373 series: A. Successfully completed a 4-year bachelor's degree or higher in land surveying; or civil engineering with a surveying option/emphasis. The civil engineering major must have included at least 6 semester hours of surveying, 3 semester hours of land law, and 21 additional semester hours in any combination of the following: surveying, photogrammetry, geodetic surveying, geodesy, route surveying, remote sensing, cartography, survey astronomy, land information systems, computer-aided mapping, aerial photo interpretation, and survey analysis and adjustments. Note: You must submit a complete, legible copy of your transcript to verify college courses. -OR- B. Possess a combination of education and experience -- courses equivalent to a major in land surveying or civil engineering as described in paragraph A, plus appropriate experience or additional education that furnished a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying professional land surveying. Note: You must submit a complete, legible copy of your transcripts to verify college courses and your resume must support specialized experience. -OR- C. The basic requirements for this series may be fully satisfied by a current registration as a land surveyor in a State, territory, or the District of Columbia obtained by written examination. Such registration must have been obtained under conditions outlined in the National Council of Engineering Examiners (NCEE) Unified Model Law for Registration of Surveyors. Applicants wishing to be considered under this provision must show evidence of registration based on successful completion of the written examinations. Registrations granted prior to adoption of a registration law with qualification requirements equivalent to the NCEE Model Law by the State, territory, or District of Columbia are not acceptable under this option. To be considered equivalent to the NCEE Model law, registration laws must include the four options listed within the NCEE Unified Model Law in the section specifying "General Requirements for Registration" as a Professional Land Surveyor. Note: You must submit proof of your registration based on successful completion of the written examinations. -AND- ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Minimum Qualification GS-13 Applicants must have one full year of specialized land survey experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors) performing the following:1) applying land surveying disciplines (e.g. mapping, legal description, deed construction and interpretation; 2) utilizing Federal or State laws and regulations relative to land conveyances, surveying and land surveying case law; 3) employing Federal and State land survey procedures to re-establish cadastral surveys and land boundaries based on documents of record and historical evidence, as well as certifying boundary surveys; 4) operating electronic survey systems (e.g. GPS Surveying Systems, Geographic Coordinate Data Base, and AutoCAD). Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement. IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s). 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. You must include months, years and hours per week worked to receive credit for your work and/or volunteer experience. One year of specialized experience is equivalent to 12 months at 40 hours per week. Part-time hours are prorated. You will not receive any credit for experience that does not indicate exact hours per week or is listed as "varies".


To qualify based on education, you must submit a legible copy of transcripts from an accredited institution with your name, school name, credit hours, course level, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking. Transcripts do not need to be official, but if you are selected for this position and you used your education to qualify, you must provide official transcripts before you begin work.

If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet qualification requirements, you must show that your 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.

GRADUATE EDUCATION: 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.

There is no substitution of education for experience at the GS-13 grade level of this announcement.


  • Address BLM New Mexico State Office BLM New Mexico, NM-951 301 Dinosaur Trail Santa Fe, NM 87508 US
  • Name: Hannah Nickless
  • Email: [email protected]


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