Job Overview


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. 

The Bureau of Indian Affairs, Real Estate Services is  looking for candidates to serve as Realty Specialists who can advise supervisory staff concerning the implementation and management of acquisition and disposal under the Land Buy Back Program (LBBP) for Tribal Nations. 

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

Albuquerque, NM:

GS-09 $47,448 - $61,678 per annum.  GS-11 $57,408 - $74,628 per annum.

Minneapolis, MN:

GS-09 $50,275 - $65,352 per annum.  GS-11 $60,827 - $79,073 per annum.

The position has a full performance level of GS-11.

Relocations expenses will not be paid.

DRIVING RECORD REQUIREMENT: The incumbent is required to operate a government-owned or leased motor vehicle, in the performance of duties, therefore, a valid driver’s license is required.  The incumbent must have a safe driving record within the three-year period immediately preceding submittal of GSA Form 3607 and be able to meet the safe driving requirements of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

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

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.


Major Duties

As experience is gained, the selectee(s) will perform a broader range of assignments under less supervision. At the full performance level of GS-11, the major duties will include, but are not limited to:

·         Ensure the protection, conservation, and prudent utilization of Indian lands within the acquisition and disposal program.

·         Review complex or completed subordinate work as well as review and prepare decisions/determinations.

·         Perform audits of real estate management practices and real estate transactions.

·         Consult with tribes/beneficiaries/lessees/other land owners and interested parties regarding process options, documentation, and other conveyance activities.

·         Research, analyze and review conflicting problems and issues as well as provide findings and recommendations.

Relocation Authorized

  • No