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 ASSISTANT (CONVEYANCES/OA),
GS-1101-5/6/7, #4230242, Pacific Region,
Office of the Deputy Director-Trust Services,
Division of Real Estate Services,
A&D/Rights of Way/Lease/Permit/Fee-to-Trust,
GS-05: $33,856 - $44,018 Per Annum
GS-06: $37,739 - $49,059 Per Annum
GS-07: $41,938 - $54,520 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, veterans 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.
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 serves as an assistant responsible for proceeding with advertisements of tracts, holds personal interviews with Indian landowners who are considering applying for the acquisition or disposal of land and for patents in fee or land partitioned and advises them concerning proposed transactions.
Accepts and completes the application/intake sheet providing technical assistance and information to landowners to assure regulatory compliance.
Assists in communicating to beneficiaries/purchases/other land owners and other interested parties the process, options, and the requirements involved in executing a conveyance.
Assist in compiling conveyances and related documents to comply with statutory authority, laws, regulations, tribal ordinances, policies and procedures.
Provides assistance to Indians who apply for the sale of land, patents in fee, exchanges, partitionments, removal of restrictions, and return to trust status of fee lands.
Prepare rough draft memorandums and/or office correspondence regarding applications and case files update and/or cancellations which involve frequent selection of proper technical terminology and general knowledge of the types of land transactions executed by the Acquisition and Disposal office.