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Job Title:REALTY OFFICER, GS-1170-11/12

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs

Job Announcement Number:AB-14-14

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

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SALARY RANGE:

$57,982.00 to $90,344.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, January 31, 2014 to Friday, February 21, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1170-11/12

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

12

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Fort Thompson, SD View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

BUREAU-WIDE / INDIAN PREFERENCE ELIGIBLES / CURRENT STATUS EMPLOYEES OR FORMER EMPLOYEES WITH REINSTATEMENT ELIGIBILITY / VEOA ELIGIBLES

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Other

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

Yes

JOB 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 OFFICER, GS-1170-11/12,
#4200098A, Bureau of Indian Affairs,
Great Plains Region, Crow Creek Agency,

Office of the Superintendent,
Branch of Real Estate Services,
Fort Thompson, South Dakota

 

GS-12:  $69,497 - $90,344  Per Annum
GS-11:  $57,982 - $75,376  Per Annum

 

NOTE: TRAVEL AND RELOCATION EXPENSES WILL BE AUTHORIZED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FEDERAL TRAVEL REGULATIONS, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF REAL ESTATE EXPENSES UNDER THE CONTRACTOR-PROVIDED GUARANTEED HOME SALE CONTRACT.  THE PAY FLEXIBILITIES OF THE RECRUITMENT BONUS, RELOCATION, BONUS, AND STUDENT LOAN REPAYMENT MAY BE AUTHORIZED BY THE MANAGER.

 

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

FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES: Former Federal Employees are required to indicate whether they received a Voluntary Separation Incentive Payment (VSIP) buyout in their previous employment with the Federal government, and are required to submit a copy of the applicable Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) regarding the VSIP. The majority of individuals, who accept reemployment with the Federal government within 5 years of receiving the VSIP amount, must repay the gross amount of the separation pay prior to reemployment.

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Occasional Travel
  • TRAVEL IS REQUIRED AS NECESSARY

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • Yes
  • TRAVEL AND RELOCATION EXPENSES WILL BE AUTHORIZED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FEDERAL TRAVEL REGULATIONS, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF REAL ESTATE EXPENSES UNDER THE CONTRACTOR-PROVIDED GUARANTEED HOME SALE CONTRACT.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED.
  • A BACKGROUND SECURITY INVESTIGATION WILL BE REQUIRED FOR ALL NEW HIRES.
  • APPOINTMENT MAY INCLUDE A REQUIREMENT FOR ONE YEAR PROBATIONARY PERIOD.
  • APPLICATIONS WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED ONLINE AND BY FAX.
  • A VALID DRIVER'S LICENSE IS REQUIRED.

DUTIES:

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NOTE:  If the position is filled at a lower grade level, subsequent promotion to the next grade level will be processed without 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. 

NOTE:    This is a supervisory position.  Under provision of the Civil Service Reform Act, first-time supervisors are required to serve a probationary period before their appointment becomes final.  Those who do not satisfactorily complete the probationary period will be returned to positions of no lower grade and pay than those they occupied before assuming their supervisory assignment.

SUMMARY OF DUTIES: The incumbent is responsible for planning, organizing, and developing the most economically feasible administrative practices and procedures for the execution of trust real estate services:

·  Provides coordination, technical assistance, and review and monitoring services within the agency and to other branches within the agency, tribal organizations, and individual Indian landowners.

·  Plans, develops, and implements a trust real estate services program to accomplish the timely and efficient processing of applications for patents, removal of restrictions, disposals, acquisitions, rights-of-way, surface and subsurface leasing and permitting. In addition, ensures lease compliance and respond to unresolved rights cases.

·  Provides technical assistance to the Agency Superintendent, Deputy Superintendent and staff; and tribal trust resources management staff in all areas of real estate management and decision making activities.

·  Provides alternatives/solutions to land title problems; reviews decisions on appeals and coordinates all litigation, Congressional, and other special reports.

·  Performs audits of real estate management practices, real estate transactions, and legal instruments preparation to assure conformance with legal, statutory, regulatory, and policy requirements.

·  Monitors the collection of trust funds from realty transactions; and coordinates the maintenance and use of automated systems; i.e., Trust Asset and Accounting Management System (TAAMS); and may monitor payment distributions.

·  Coordinates to ensure timely real estate appraisals are conducted for the evaluation of surface and subsurface estimated fair market values for transactions requiring same; i.e., disposals, acquisitions, fee patents, lease proposals, condemnation actions, and rights-of-way.

·  Serves as the Agency's advisor in the field of Indian trust real estate management.

·  Offers technical guidance and assistance to the Agency Superintendent and their staff in the management of Indian trust land within their jurisdiction.

·  Plans, develops, and implements training for all functions of the real estate services program that may include patents, removal of restrictions, disposals, acquisitions, rights-of-way, surface and subsurface leasing and permitting, lease compliance and unresolved rights cases, and coordinates training relating to environmental and cultural resources compliance, TAAMS, and the use of personal computers to utilize data from all information systems.

·  Directly supervises the work of Agency realty staff; plans and carries out training and development; evaluates work performance; and recommends selections, promotions, status changes, awards, disciplinary actions, and separations.

·  Deals effectively with labor-management situations.

·  Gives positive direction in establishing the organization's EEO commitments to ensure fairness in making selections; encouragement and recognition of employees; and sensitivity to the developmental needs of all employees.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: (OPM Operating Manual, Qualification Standards for Administrative and Management Positions, GS-1170).


GS-12:  1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the federal service which involved the administration and management of the Real Property Management Program primarily concerned with developing, managing and protecting the highest degree in all aspects of contracting, leasing and compliance of trust resources, maintaining the overall effectiveness of the realty program.  Providing oversight and direction of trust and restricted property and assets; managing and directing leasing, acquisition and disposal, probate activities, and records and control activities; providing technical assistance to tribes on all aspects of real estate transactions; reviewing problems and providing solutions; and maintaining and retrieving information from automated systems.  Planning and assigning work to subordinates; setting priorities; giving advice, counsel, or instruction; identifying developmental and training needs; and developing and supporting program budget matters.  Note: These examples are not all inclusive (refer to the summary of duties for specialized experience).

GS-11: 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the federal service which involved providing oversight over realty and probate functions for a unit planning work to be accomplished.  Responding to technical inquires and explaining realty services and processes in the areas of acquisition and disposal; tenure and management; and records and control activities.  Maintaining and retrieving information from automated systems; meeting deadlines; reviewing work to verify completeness, correctness, consistency, compliance, or authenticity; and assisting in the development of program budgets.  Providing technical assistance in the acquisition of real property; management of real property in the administration of federally owned; Indian-owned or leased space or property; preparation for disposal, or disposal of real property. Note: These examples are not all inclusive (refer to the summary of duties for specialized experience), 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.


 

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 to operate a government-owned or leased motor vehicle, in the performance of duties, therefore, a valid driver’s license will be required.  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.


Incumbent will be required to file an OGE-450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report Form in accordance with 5 CFR Part 2634, Subpart I.


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

 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

As part of the application process, you are required to respond to a series of questions designed to assess your possession of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • KNOWLEDGE OF LAWS, REGULATIONS, FEDERAL OR DEPARTMENTAL POLICIES FOR LAND MANAGEMENT
  • PLANNING AND EVALUATING
  • FACILITATION SKILLS
  • WRITING SKILLS
  • COLLABORATION
  • PROBLEM SOLVING
  • CONFLICT MANAGEMENT

We will compare your resume and supporting documentation to your responses on the assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your resume, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities.


BENEFITS:

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The Bureau of Indian Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered: http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc



OTHER INFORMATION:

CTAP & ICTAP APPLICANTS: Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) participants who are well qualified may apply for this position. To be eligible for consideration under CTAP, an applicant must provide written notification that they will be losing their current federal position. To be eligible for consideration under ICTAP, an applicant must provide proof that they have lost their federal position within the last year. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position. 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. For more information regarding CTAP & ICTAP, please visit:
http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp

 

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.



HOW TO APPLY:

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To Apply Online:

  • Click the Apply Online button and follow the prompts to register
  • Answer the Questionnaire and click on SUBMIT my answers
  • UPLOAD all required documents and other supporting documents
  • To return to your saved application, log in to your USAJOBS account at www.usajobs.gov
  • Click on Application Status
  • Click on the position title and select Apply Online to continue

We strongly encourage you to apply online. However, if you cannot apply online, you may FAX your assessment questionnaire, resume and supporting documents to (478) 757-3144 by following the steps below.

 

To Apply by Fax:

  • Print a copy of the OPM Form 1203-FX
  • Answer the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire
  • When faxing a completed OPM Form 1203-FX, this will serve as your fax cover and must be placed on TOP of your application and other supporting documents. No other fax page is required. Simply make sure all six pages of the completed OPM Form 1203-FX are on top of all other documents being faxed

 

Combination Online/Fax:

  • Click the Apply Online button and follow the prompts to register
  • ANSWER the Questionnaire and click on SUBMIT my answers
  • Include the Vacancy Identification Number 1043118, SSN, and full name to ensure that your documents are associated with the rest of your application
  • Fax your US Government Application Cover Page, application, and supporting documents to (478) 757-3144

Please note that it is the applicant's responsibility to verify that all information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., questionnaire responses, resume, and any supporting documents) are complete and accurate.

 

All electronic submissions and/or faxes must be completed by Friday, February 21, 2014.

 

NOTE: Submission of a resume alone is not a complete application. This position requires the submission of additional forms as described under the REQUIRED DOCUMENTS section. Failure to provide the required information and/or documentation may result in your application not being considered for employment.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

  • Resume showing relevant experience and education.
  • References - List three people who are not related to you and are not current or previous supervisors.
  • Form BIA-4432, Verification of Indian Preference for Employment, if claiming Indian preference. No other form will be accepted.
  • Form DD-214, if claiming veterans preference; and VA letter and Standard Form 15, if claiming 10 point preference.
  • Copy of most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action.
  • College Transcript is required for verification of qualifying education. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable; however, an official transcript may be requested at a later time.
  • GSA Form 3607, Motor Vehicle Operator's License and Driving Record (optional during the application process; however, selectees will be required to submit as part of the pre-appointment process).

NOTE: Persons submitting incomplete applications will be given credit only for the information they provide. The applicant is responsible for submitting all required documentation in support of their application in order to receive full credit for their Indian preference, veteran preference, experience, training, and/or education. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WILL NOT BE SOLICITED FROM THIS OFFICE.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Betty A. Kauley
Phone: (405)247-1518
Email: BETTY.KAULEY@BIA.GOV
Agency Information:
BIA Center for Recruitment Anadarko
DO NOT MAIL APPLICATIONS
PLEASE FAX TO 478-757-3144
XXXXX, OK
73005

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

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


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Job Announcement Number:

AB-14-14

Control Number:

360721000