This position is located with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Western Region in Pima Agency in Sacaton, Arizona; Western Nevada Agency, Carson City, Nevada; or Uintah & Ouray Agency, Fort Duchesne, Utah. The Realty Specialist (CM) manages complex real estate transactions for extensive Indian trust lands and fee to trust. The position is under the supervision of the Realty Officer, Real Estate Services. (SPECIAL NOTE regarding promotion potential)
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Providing oversight for management of trust and restricted fee real property ensuring the protection, conservation, and prudent utilization of Indian lands.
Analysing requests for use of Indian-owned trust assets to determine the compatibility of proposed uses with agency mission and owner needs.
Implementing a trust real estate services program to accomplish the timely and efficient processing of various realty transactions, i.e. right-of-way, surface, and subsurface leasing and permitting.
Ensuring lease compliance and responses to unresolved rights cases.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship Required
Indian Preference applies
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.
Incumbent is required to operate a government motor vehicle, must possess a valid driver's license, and have a safe driving record within the 3 year period immediately preceding submittal of GSA Form 3607.
This is an open continuous vacancy announcement and applications will be referred when vacancies occur. This announcement is intended as a mechanism of providing consideration for the greatest number of potential candidates.
Candidates with a complete application will be considered for all vacancies that occur for a 3-month period or the closing date of this announcement, whichever comes first. You will be considered for those vacancies that match your desired geographic locations, skills and or job preferences. Positions may be filled at ANY of the grade levels indicated in this announcement, with or without promotion potential as vacancies occur. Applicants should specify the lowest grade (GS-level) that they will accept.
Your resume and any documents submitted will be retained for three months and may be used at any time during this period. After 3 months, you must reapply to this announcement in order to be considered.
GS-5: 3 years of progressively responsible general experience in order to serve as a an entry-level or basic trainee for Realty Specialist (CM), 1 year of which was equivalent to the GS-4 grade level, that demonstrated 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 OR 4 year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree.
GS-7: Fifty-two (52) weeks ofspecialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-5 grade level.Examples of specialized experience includes performance of tasks that are performed under the guidance of a higher grade specialist and includes responding to routine inquiries and explaining realty services to the general public; preparing in draft, routine realty transactions for review and approval; performing quality assurance on detail transaction data, i.e., contracts and conveyances; coordinating records for compliance with established record management guidelines; assisting in maintaining and retrieving information from automated data systems; assisting with ensuring that leases, permits, easements, rights-of-way and acquisition and disposal of trust lands are issued at or above fair market value and that all terms and conditions of the contract are met.
The definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the GS-5 level in Federal service. OR 1 full year of graduate level education or superior academic achievement.
GS-9: Fifty-two (52) weeks of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-7 grade level.
Examples of specialized experience include performance of tasks that demonstrate the ability to apply general real estate principles, rules, regulations, and practices to manage real estate services of Indian-owned property e.g. analyze requests for use of Indian-owned trust assets to determine the compatibility of proposed uses with agency mission and owner needs, resolving routine problems that may arise with owners or contracts; and applying a wide range of real estate methods to investigate and analyze a variety of problems to develop solutions that typically involve segments or phases of projects being carried out by higher grade employees e.g. assist in negotiating terms and conditions in authorizing documents to determine responsibility for resolving conflicts or problems; determining special requirements on routine transactions, recommending authorization of land use and advising and providing assistance on routine matters. The definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the GS-7 level in Federal service. OR 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.
GS-11: Fifty-two (52) weeks of specialized experience at a level of di??iculty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-9 grade level.
Examples of specialized experience include performance of tasks that demonstrate the ability to apply substantial real estate principles, rules, regulations, and practices to manage real estate services of Indian-owned property; gathering relevant information, researching, analyzing, developing findings, and recommending alternatives in response to current and emerging problems that may be complex or conflicting; managing varied project activities to meet fiduciary and legal requirements as it applies to management of trust and restricted property; evaluating current practices to identify opportunities for change; and initiating and maintaining contact with technical experts, organizational sta??, public and private business enterprises, and the general public. The definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the GS-9 level in Federal service. OR o Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related.
GS-12: Fifty-two (52) weeks of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 grade level.
Examples of specialized experience includes performance of tasks that demonstrate the ability to apply an extensive knowledge of real estate principles, rules, regulations, and practices to manage real estate services of Indian-owned property; monitoring realty related activity for compliance through on-site inspection and reporting; performing audits of real estate management practices, real estate transactions, and legal instrument preparation to assure conformance with legal, statutory, regulatory, and policy requirements; monitoring the collection of trust funds from realty transactions; formulating and establishing work plans and daily assignments; providing findings and recommendations on complex problems/issues; building a shared vision with others; providing guidance to other staff in areas related to real estate services; coordinating responses to inquiries, i.e. Congressional, general public, etc. and completing other special reports; and collaborating and coordinating contract transactions to ensure that the necessary clearances and procedures have been secured and completed (i.e., appraisals, NEPA, TSR, etc.). The definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the GS-11 level in Federal service.
All qualification requirements must be met by the date your application is received.
Merit Promotion candidates must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the announcement closing date.
Incidental Driving: You may be required to occasionally operate a government (or private) motor vehicle as part of your o??icial
At the discretion of the Agency Superintendent, you may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with agency policy.
Recruitment or relocation incentives may be authorized.
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
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