Job Overview

Summary

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.

REALTY SPECIALIST (CONVEYANCES), GS-1170-7/9,
#4200102, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Great Plains Region,

Cheyenne River Agency, Real Estate Services,

Eagle Butte, South Dakota

GS-09:  $47,448 - $61,678 Per Annum

GS-07:  $38,790 - $50,431 Per Annum

NOTE:  TRAVEL AND RELOCATION EXPENSES WILL NOT BE AUTHORIZED.  ANY RELOCATION EXPENSES ASSOCIATED WITH REPORTING FOR DUTY WILL BE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE SELECTED EMPLOYEE.

INDIAN PREFERENCE: Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference Act of 1934 (Title 25, USC, Section 472). Verification of Form BIA-4432 must be submitted with the application if claiming Indian Preference. Indian Preference eligibles that are not currently employed with the Federal service will be appointed under the Excepted Service Appointment Authority Schedule A, 213.3112(A)(7).

VETERANS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES ACT (VEOA): Preference eligibles may apply for permanent positions (career or career-conditional appointments) under merit promotion procedures for VEOA appointments; however, veteran’s preference is not a factor in these appointments. To be eligible for a VEOA appointment, a veteran must be a preference eligible OR veteran separated after 3 or more years of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions. Applicants must submit a copy of their DD-214 for verification of eligibility. For more information, click here: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/shav/index.aspx#veoa

Duties

NOTE: If the position is filled at a lower grade level, subsequent promotion to the next grade level will be processed without further competition under the Merit Promotion Program at such time as performance and qualification requirements are met and classification review discloses the duties being performed properly warrant classification to the next higher grade level.

SUMMARY OF DUTIES: Incumbent will manage, process and ensure approval of the transfer of land title for all land acquisition and disposal transactions:

· Plans and implements acquisition and disposal transactions and projects for trust and restricted property, ensuring the protection of trust assets and receipt of fairmarket value or agreed upon value.

· Serves as an advocate in assisting the tribes and tribal members with respect to the conveyance of their real property holdings.

· Completes the recommendation for approval/disapproval of the conveyance; and ensures that approvals/disapprovals/awards are recorded in the appropriate system of record.

· Ensures that beneficiaries and other interest parties are aware of the decision, appeal rights, etc.

· Researches, analyzes and reviews complex and conflicting problems and issues, and provides findings and recommendations on problems/issues.

· Provides technical assistance to tribal members who apply for the sale of land, patents in fee, exchanges, partitionments, removal of restrictions, and return to trust status of fee lands.

· Authorizes appropriate and accurate distribution of funds.

· Consults with land owners and other interested parties about the conveyance process and other needs and documentation.