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Job Title:  Supervisory Realty Specialist, GS-1170, GS-12-13
Department:  Department Of The Interior
Agency:  Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
Job Announcement Number:  BIA-DA-13-MM914301(DEU)

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$68,809.00 to $112,704.00 / Per Year
Friday, June 21, 2013 to Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Full Time - Term
Few vacancies in the following location(s):
Minneapolis, MN View Map
Billings, MT View Map
Albuquerque, NM View Map
Aberdeen, SD View Map
United States Citizens


The Bureau of Indian Affairs is the lead agency for the United States in carrying on a government-to-government relationship with the tribal nations. A challenging and dynamic place to work, it enhances the quality of life, promotes economic opportunity, and carries out the responsibility to protect and improve the trust assets of American Indians, Indian tribes and Alaska Natives.


Preference in filling vacancies in the Bureau of Indian Affairs is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference Act of 1934 (Title 25 USC 472).  Verification Form BIA 4432 must be submitted with the application if claiming Indian preference.


This is a TERM appointment not to exceed (NTE) one year with the possibility of an extension for up to a total of four years. 


If selected for this position, you will serve as the primary advisor to the Land Buy Back Program (LBBP) Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Acquisitions Director and the Deputy Acquisitions Director concerning the implementation and management of the LBBP BIA Acquisitions program.  This position reports to the Acquisitions Director and is located at the LBBP BIA Acquisitions Center headquarters that oversees the district Acquisition Centers.


Salary and location information:  First time hires to the Federal government normally start at the lower salary range of the grade level.


Albuquerque, NM, Billings, MT; Aberdeen, SD: GS-12 $68,809 - $89,450 per annum.  GS-13 $81,823 - $106,369 per annum.


Minneapolis, MN:  GS-12 $72,907 – $94,778 per annum.  GS-13 $86,976 - $112,704 per annum.


The position has a full performance level of GS-13.  Relocations expenses will not be paid. 


The Bureau of Indian Affairs has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework only during an emergency or natural disaster.



The incumbent may occasionally operate a government-owned or leased motor vehicle, in the performance of their duties, but not on a regular basis.


TEMPORARY OPEN CONTINUOUS RECRUITMENT: Applicants are encouraged to apply early in the recruitment process. The first certificate of candidates will be issued to the hiring unit no sooner than sixty days after the opening date of the announcement and approximately every 60 days thereafter, or as needed by management.  If all positions are filled prior to the closing date the announcement will be closed at that time.






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Major Duties

The major duties of this position will include, but are not limited to:

·         Serve as a principle advisor to the Land Buy Back Program (LBBP) BIA, Acquisitions Deputy Director and Supervisory Realty Specialist (Headquarters).

·         Assists in planning, developing, and implementing the administrative practices and procedures for the execution of trust real estate services.

·         Plan, develop, and implement a trust real estate services program including outreach and training activities.

·         Serve as a district technical advisor in the field of Indian trust real estate management.

·         Assists supervisory Realty Specialist (Headquarters) in continually analyzing and evaluating the overall effectiveness of the entire program.

·         Supervises the work of District staff.


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To qualify for the GS-12 grade level, all applicants must possess:


Specialized Experience: At least one full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-11). Specialized experience is defined as demonstrated experience: of understanding the real estate market to manage federally controlled and Indian owned property.



To qualify for the GS-13 grade level, all applicants must possess:


Specialized Experience: At least one full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-12). Specialized experience is defined as demonstrated experience: as a senior staff member providing technical guidance in multiple areas of real estate management as well as technical guidance of the regulations and laws that impact trust assets.

SUITABILITY, CLEARANCE & REQUIREMENTS: 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. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.

OTHER:  Incumbent is required, as an incidental duty, to operate a government-owned or leased motor vehicle, in the performance of duties, therefore, a valid driver’s license is required.

U.S. citizenship is required.  Appointees are required to provide verification of citizenship and employment eligibility.


Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required of this position.


Knowledge of laws, regulations, Federal or Department policies for land management – including a good understanding of the real estate market to manage federally controlled and Indian owned property.

Planning and Evaluating – In order to administratively organize work, set priorities, and determine resource requirements.

Facilitation Skills – To conduct consultations and negotiations to protect the beneficiary and maintain fiduciary trust responsibility

Writing Skills – To prepare documents               

Collaboration – To Work with others to achieve common goals

Problem Solving – determine a course of action

Conflict Management – facilitate and maintain effective relationships


If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.

VETERANS PREFERENCE: Five points may be added to the eligible ratings of veterans who: Entered the military service prior to October 14, 1976; served on active duty during the Gulf War between August 2, 1990 and January 2, 1992, regardless of where the person served; or, served in a military action for which they received a campaign badge or expeditionary medal. Medal holders and Gulf War veterans must have served continuously for at least 24 months or the full period for which called or ordered to active duty. Ten points may be granted to the eligible ratings of disabled veterans; Purple Heart recipients; spouses or mothers of a 100 percent disabled veteran; or the widows, widowers, or mothers of a deceased veteran.


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The following Web addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.


Annual Leave and Sick Leave:


Family Friendly Flexibilities:


Flexible Spending Accounts:


Health Insurance:


Life Insurance:


Long Term Care Insurance:


Retirement Program:


Social Security:


Thrift Savings Plan (TSP):


Flexible Work Environment and Alternate Work Schedules


Paid Employment Related Training and Education


Possible Student Loan Repayment


Employee Express Automated System


This link provides and overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.


CTAP & ICTAP APPLICANTS: Individuals who have special priority selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection.  CTAP and ICTAP eligible will be considered well qualified if they fully meet the quality ranking factor identified as KSA #1.  Federal employees seeking CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit proof that they meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.605(a) for CTAP and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP.  This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of their most recent Performance Rating and a copy of their most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location.  Please annotate your application to reflect that you are applying as a CTAP or ICTAP eligible.


5-POINT PREFERENCE. If you are claiming a 5-point veteran preference you must provide a DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, or other proof of entitlement.

10-POINT PREFERENCE. If you are claiming 10-point veteran preference, you will need to submit an SF-15, Application for 10-point Veteran Preference, plus the proof required by that form.

NOTICE TO MALE APPLICANTS:  Section 1622 of the Defense Authorization Act of 1986, prohibits any male born after December 31, 1959, from being appointed to a position in an executive agency if he has knowingly and willfully failed to register with the Selective Service System. Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, will be required to complete a certification document to confirm their Selective Service registration status, if selected for appointment.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: The Bureau of Indian Affairs is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Selection for this position will be made solely on the basis of merit, fitness and qualifications without regard to race, sex, color, creed, age, martial status, national origin, non-disqualifying handicap conditions, or any other non-merit factors.

NOTE:  This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency.  The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

Preference in filling vacancies in the Bureau of Indian Affairs is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference Act of 1934 (Title 25 USC 472).  Verification Form BIA 4432 must be submitted with the application if claiming Indian preference.


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To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, June 20, 2014 to receive consideration.

§  To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.

§  Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.

§  It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

§  To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account,, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

§  To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):

Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
   ·Cover Letter
   ·Other (BIA Form 4432)
   ·Other Veterans Document

Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:

You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):

1.   To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is 914301

2.   Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, June 20, 2014 to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:

1.   Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire

2.   Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items

3.   Fax all six pages of the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.


Step 2

Submitting Documents


If you upload your documents using Application Manager, DO NOT FAX the same documents. To verify uploaded documents have been processed, please wait one hour to ensure they have cleared the virus scan. You can verify that your uploaded documents are attached to your application by checking the Details tab of your Application Manager account for this vacancy announcement. Your documents will display under the Details tab in the Document area.


Faxed documents will take 2-3 business days to process. To fax documents, you MUST use the special cover page. Print the pre-populated cover page on the upload documents screen of Application Manager. Or, you may click this link to print a copy of the cover page. When faxing documents, follow the procedures outlined below.  


  • Include the 8-character Vacancy Identification Number 914301,
  • Provide your Social Security Number and full name in the spaces provided or we will not be able to associate your document(s) with the rest of your application.
  • You may submit multiple documents for the same vacancy announcement using one cover page.
  • Fax your cover page and documents to 1-478-757-3144.

Faxed documents submitted with missing information will not be processed. The following will prevent your documents from being processed:  


  • Not using the special cover page mentioned above.
  • Missing, incomplete, or invalid Vacancy Identification Number
  • Missing or incomplete Social Security Number or name

Note: If you have documents in your Application Manager account from a previous vacancy announcement they can be opened, copied and saved then reused as an upload file for this vacancy. Uploading your documents will speed the processing of your application for this announcement.


Your resume, curriculum vitae, the Optional Application for Federal Employment (OF 612), or any other written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications can be submitted electronically using the document upload process, fax, mail or by hand-deliver. Please be sure to include all of the following information in your resume:


The following forms must be submitted in order to have a complete application:


1.  Applicants may file using an OF-612, Application for Federal Employment, a resume or any other written format of the applicant's choice.  In addition to the OF-612, applications, resumes or other written formats MUST CONTAIN THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:


(a). Job Information - announcement number, title and grade(s) of the job for which applying.


(b). Personal Information - full name, mailing address (including zip code) and day and evening telephone numbers (with area code), Social Security Number, Country of citizenship (most Federal jobs require U.S. citizenship), Veterans Preference, reinstatement eligibility (copy of SF-50B as proof of career or career conditional status), and highest Federal civilian grade held, including occupational series and dates held.


(c). Education - high school, including name, city and state (zip code) and date of diploma or GED, colleges and universities attended, including name, city and state (zip code if known); type and year of any degrees received with major (if no degree, total credits earned should be shown with an indication whether semester or quarter hours).


(d). Work Experience - which includes the following information for paid and nonpaid work experience related to the job being announced:  job title, including series and grade, if a Federal position, duties and accomplishments, employer's name and address, supervisor's name and telephone number, starting and ending dates (month and year), hours per week, salary, and indicate if the current supervisor may be contacted.


(e). Other Qualifications - Job related training courses (title and year), and job related skills, for example, other languages, computer software/hardware, tools, machinery, wpm typing speed, job related certificates and license, including current driver’s license information such as license number, issuing state and expiration date, job related honors, awards, and special accomplishments, for example, publications, memberships in professional or honor societies, leadership activities, public speaking, and performance awards (dates received).


(f). References - List three people who are not related to you and are not supervisors you listed under work experience who know your qualifications and fitness for the kind of job you are applying. Be sure to include the full name of each reference, telephone number(s), and complete mailing address.


2.  Form BIA 4432, Verification of Indian Preference for Employment, is required for claiming Indian Preference. No other form will be accepted.


3.  Form DD-214, if claiming 5 pt. veteran's preference or Standard Form 15 with required proof of entitlement, if claiming 10 pt. veteran’s preference.


4.  College Transcript is required for verification/documentation of qualifying education.


5.  Occupational/Assessment Questionnaire, listed in announcement.  Failure to respond to the questionnaire will result in loss of consideration.


6.  Copy of most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, current or former Federal employees.


7.  DI-1935, Background Survey Questionnaire, listed in announcement, submission is voluntary and not a required form, available at


8.  GSA Form 3607, Motor Vehicle Operator’s License and Driving Report, available at


HR Assistant
Phone: (703)787-1446
Agency Information:
Bureau of Indian Affairs
1849 C Street NW
Washinton , DC


Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and or referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.


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