Job Title:Realty Specialist
Department:Department Of The Interior
Agency:Bureau of Land Management
Job Announcement Number:WY-DEU-2013-0034
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/ Per Year|
|Friday, January 25, 2013 to
Friday, February 01, 2013|
SERIES & GRADE:
|Work schedule is full-time. -
This is a permanent position.|
|few vacancies in the following location:|
Rawlins, WY, USView Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
All U.S. Citizens – No previous Federal Service is required.
BLM is seeking a dynamic and energetic individual to fill a Realty Specialist position for the Rawlins Field Office. 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. This position is located in the Rawlins Field Office.
The Rawlins Field Office area is mostly high plains with sagebrush and meadows with brilliant colors. The area also has high timbered mountains, world class big game hunting and blue ribbon trout streams. Camping opportunities are limitless and there are lakes and reservoirs for fishing and watercraft adventures to be found. There are fantastic hot springs, miles and miles of horseback riding opportunities, and a western culture unparalleled anywhere! Rawlins is a place where strangers still wave, people still look out for their neighbors, and the pronghorn outnumber the people two to one. For information on the Rawlins Field Office, please go to: Rawlins Field Office. For information on the city of Rawlins, please go to: Rawlins, WY. If you are appointed at a grade lower than the full performance level, you may subsequently be promoted to the full performance level without competing again. Promotion will depend upon administrative approval and the continuing need for an actual assignment and performance of higher level duties. This position is also being advertised under vacancy announcement number WY-Merit-2013-0046 which is open to all current or former federal employees with competitive/reinstatement eligibility, CTAP and ICTAP eligibles within the local commuting area; and Veterans' Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) Eligibles. If you wish to be considered for both announcements, you must submit a separate on-line application for each announcement number.
- U.S. Citizenship is required. Direct Deposit 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 Lands.
DUTIES:Back to top
You will advise and provide expertise on lands and realty related matters. Case work includes a full array of realty actions, primarily energy-related Right of Way (ROW) applications. You will also work on land disposals, acquisitions, withdrawals, revocation, classifications; lands use permits, leases, renewals, assignments and trespass detection and abatement.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
To qualify at the GS-9 level: applicants must have one (1) year specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 level in the Federal Service; OR a 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; OR a combination of education and experience. Specialized experience at the GS-09 level is defined as: working on claims filed under public land law regulations; assisting with the preparation of environmental analysis and documents for various land cases. In order to qualify at the GS-11 level: applicants must have one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 level in the Federal Service; OR 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; OR combination of education and experience. Specialized experience for the GS-11 level is defined as: locating/interpreting laws and regulations used in adjudication of individual rights and claims filed under public land law regulations; preparing environmental analysis and documents for various land cases. You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
There are no minimum education requirements for this position however if you are using education to qualify, you must submit a copy of all undergraduate/graduate transcripts.
CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT: You are required to attend and successfully complete the 11 week BLM Lands and Realty School located in Phoenix, AZ within 2 years of entry on duty.
In order to qualify for this position, you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade in the federal service or have education that can be substituted for experience or a combination of education and experience.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
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, you 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. * Knowledge of Federal land laws, regulations, policies, and procedures sufficient to process a wide variety of lands actions (e.g., rights-of-ways, permits, leases, etc.). * Ability to complete legal land descriptions, abstract and interpret master title plats, survey plats and records, topographic and surface management maps, and plans of development. *Knowledge of the interrelationship between realty actions and other resource values being managed under the multiple use and sustained yield concept. *Skill in preparing NEPA documents, lead Interdisciplinary Teams and participate on Interdisciplinary Teams. *Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with a variety of resource specialists, industry representatives, private landowners, environmental interest groups and the general public. To preview questions please click here.