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Job Title:  Realty Specialist Vacancy Announcement closing date has been extended.
Department:  Department Of The Interior
Agency:  Bureau of Land Management
Job Announcement Number:  NV-DEU-2013-0029

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$47,448.00 to $74,628.00 / Per Year
Monday, November 26, 2012 to Friday, December 28, 2012
Work Schedule is Full Time. - These are permanent position.
1 vacancy - Elko, NV, US

All U.S. Citizens – No previous Federal Service is required.


BLM is seeking a dynamic and energetic individual to join the Elko District team! The BLM manages more land - approximately 253 million acres - than any other Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The Bureau, with a budget of about $1 billion, also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estates throughout the nation. The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.

Explore a new career with the BLM - where our people are our greatest natural resource. For additional information about the BLM, please visit Our website

This position is located in Elko, Nevada. Information about the area can be found at Elko Chamber of Commerce.  Travel and relocation expenses will be paid consistent with the Federal Travel Regulations and Departmental policy.  The use of a relocation service company and home marketing incentive will not be offered.  To view FAQ regarding PCS click Here


  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Security Clearance/Background Investigation is required.
  • Be sure to read the "How to Apply" and "Required Documents" Sections.
  • You cannot hold an active real estate license; nor can you
  • have an interest or hold stocks in firms with interest in Federal land.
  • Direct deposit is required.


Incumbent is responsible for exercising technical expertise to a wide variety of land and realty transactions which may include all or several of the following areas: lands and realty case work, planning systems, compliance, environmental analysis and budget. Incumbent has advanced knowledge of the Bureau's Lands Program including, statutes, regulations, judicial decisions, solicitor opinions, and Departmental and Bureau decisions, policies, and procedures. Independently leads or individually gathers, analyzes, and processes information to make defensible recommendations on a wide variety of lands and realty actions including, rights-of-ways, communication sites, land acquisition and disposal, Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) actions, exchanges, permits, leases, withdrawals, and trespass.


To qualify using education you will need to clearly state your undergraduate/graduate degree(s) and submit all of your college transcripts; a certificate or diploma cannot be used to determine applicant qualification. If your degree is from a Foreign Institution See Foreign Education.

Qualification Requirement Using Specialized Experience or Education: In order to be rated as qualified using specialized experience, we must be able to determine that you meet the definitions below; please be sure to include this information in your resume. To be creditable, this experience must have been equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade level of the position to be filled.

PLEASE NOTE: Realtor (real estate) work experience in the private sector is not considered qualified unless the experience demonstrates specific relationship to public land issues.

To qualify for GS-09, you must have one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-07) in the Federal service. This experience includes assisting in field exams casework process & prepration of environmental analysis & documents for various land cases, i.e., public sales, ROW, land exchange, acquisitions, ag. entries, land classification, withdrawals, leases, permits, recreation & public purpose leases/patents & airport leases/patents, State select, trespasses. Serve trainee realty spec, realty technician, land law examiner, or legal clerk on lands actions or other public lands use authorizations. Experience provided experience with field exams, NEPA process, requisitions & compliance; OR 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; OR LL.B or J.D., if related.

To qualify for GS-11 you must have one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-09) in the Federal service. This experience includes experience processing various types of land cases, i.e., such as, public sales, right-of-way, temporary use permits, exchanges, public sales, recreation and public purpose leases/patents, airport leases/patents, land classifications, withdrawals, leases, permits, State selections, and trespasses as well as field examinations, and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) processes and requirements and compliance; OR Completion of a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or three (3) full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., in a directly related field.

Education and experience may be combined to meet the specialized experience requirement.You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.

This position falls under the Group Qualification Standards for Administrative and Management Positions located on the website. Position Requirement: Applicants selected who have less than 3 years of experience as a Realty Specialist (GS-1170) will be required to attend a 3-part Lands and Realty Academy at BLM's National Training Center in Phoenix, AZ. The selected applicant must successfully complete and pass the Academy. Failure to complete and/or pass this Academy may result in your termination.


Upon receipt of your complete application package, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements.  Your rating will be based on your responses to the Job Specific Questionnaire and the information stated in your resume. If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of three categories:  Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified.  Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.  In addition, interviews may be conducted for this position.  The interviews may be conducted on a pass/fail basis or may be scored.  The job specific questions relate to the following knowledge, skills and abilities required to do the work of this position.

KSA 1: Working knowledge of principles, methods, techniques, and procedures of the lands and realty programs.  KSA 2: Knowledge of FLPMA, NEPA, policies, and other pertinent laws and regulations to provide expertise and make appropriate recommendations for a wide variety of land and realty transactions.  KSA 3: Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing to interact with the general public, State and county agencies, special interest groups, private organizations, industry, coworkers and others to coordinate, negotiate, advise, persuade, provide information and represent the bureau.

To preview questions please click here.


To explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees, visit the Office of Personnel Management's website at Federal Benefits at USAJOBS


BLM may use certain incentives, currently offered by the Federal government, to attract high quality applicants. Incentives may include Student Loan Repayments, Relocation Incentives, and/or Recreation incentives.  Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):  CTAP provides eligible surplus and displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. Information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility is available from OPM's Career Transition Resources website at CTAP or ICTAP.  If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration or that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) This vacancy is within your CTAP/ICTAP eligibility; 2) You apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) You are found well-qualified for this vacancy. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, or a copy of your separation personnel action form.  

CTAP and ICTAP eligibles will be considered well qualified if they fall within the Best or Highly Qualified categories on the rating criteria for this position.   

May require completion of a one year probationary period.  Occasional travel may be required. Government facilities are required to provide a smoke free environment for their employees. Smoking will be permitted only in designated areas.


To receive consideration for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes ALL of the following items: 1. Your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire; 2. Your resume; and 3. Applicable supporting documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement. Click on the button "Apply Online" and login to MY USAJOBS. If you haven't already registered with USAJOBS, the system will require you to create a user name and password, complete a questionnaire and upload, paste or type a resume into USAJOBS. If you have already registered with USAJOBS and forgot your login information, select the "Did you forget your username and/or password" link from the right side menu. Your application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM Eastern Time by the closing date of this announcement. If you need assistance in applying on-line, please contact the HR Office at (775) 861-6431 or email us at If applying on-line poses a hardship for you (i.e. you do not have access to the internet) you must contact us prior to the closing date of the announcement for an alternative method of applying.


In addition to the online application (resume and responses to the questionnaire), you are required to submit the following forms:

- All Copies of Transcripts that include hours and grades from an accredited U.S. college/university. If your degree is from a Foreign Institution See Foreign Education. - All selections and tentative offers of selection are contingent upon submission and verification of 'official' transcripts.

- Veterans' Preference: If you are entitled to veterans' preference, you should indicate the level of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume. Your veterans' preference entitlement will be adjudicated (verified) by the employing agency using the documents you provide. For more information on which type of preference is applicable please visit: Vet Guide.  For preference as 5-point veteran (TP), please provide your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty), official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty, or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions.  For preference as a 10-point veteran (CP, CPS, or XP), please submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, DD-214, and the required documentation.

- Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) eligibles: documentation verifying your CTAP/ICTAP eligibility - this includes a copy of the agency notice and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level and duty location.

You may submit your documents either via Auto-Requested Fax or by uploading your documents from your USAJOBS Profile:  AUTO-REQUESTED FAX: allows you to submit required documentation that will be electronically displayed along with your resume.  The opportunity to do this will be provided during the application process by a pop-up message option to generate an auto-requested fax cover sheet.  UPLOADING DOCUMENTS: instead of faxing your documents you may use the uploading procedures thru Applicant Manager. Do not use both options.  Hard copy paper supplemental documents, submitted without prior Human Resources approval, will be considered as an incomplete application. 

Required documentation must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, on the closing date of this announcement.


Human Resources
Phone: 775-861-6431
Fax: 775-861-6678
Agency Information:
Bureau of Land Management
Nevada State Office
1340 Financial Blvd
Reno, NV
Fax: 775-861-6678


You will be notified of the status of your application as the qualification review process is conducted. You may also check the status of your application by viewing your MY USAJOBs account.

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