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Job Title:Realty Specialist

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:Bureau of Land Management

Job Announcement Number:WY-DEU-2013-0034

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


Friday, January 25, 2013 to Friday, February 01, 2013




Work schedule is full-time. - This is a permanent position.




few vacancies in the following location:
Rawlins, WY, USView Map


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.


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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. 




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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.


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.


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


SELECTIVE SERVICE:  Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law.  To register or verify your registration go to the Selective Service System website. 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.  

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 Highly or Best Qualified categories on the rating criteria for this position. May require completion of a 1 year probationary period.  Occasional travel may be required.


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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 "Apply Online" button 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 paste or type a resume into USAJOBS. If you have already registered with USAJOBS and forgot your login information, select the "Forgot your username and/or Password?" link.  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 307-775-6122 or 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: If you are using education to qualify, a copy of your transcripts or a list of college courses that includes hours and grades from an accredited U.S. college/university.  If your degree is from a Foreign Institution, see Foreign Education.  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 5-point veterans' preference, 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 10-point veterans' preference, please submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, DD-214, and the required documentation.  For more information on which type of preference is applicable please visit VetGuide. 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.  Do not use both options.  Auto-Requested Fax:  allows you to submit required documentation that will be electronically displayed along with your resume.  UPLOADING DOCUMENTS:  instead of faxing your documents you may use the uploading procedures thru Applicant Manager.  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: 307-775-6122
Fax: 571-258-4052
Agency Information:
Bureau of Land Management
5353 Yellowstone
P.O.Box 1828
Cheyenne, WY
Fax: 571-258-4052


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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