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.
LAND TITLES AND RECORDS OFFICER, GS-0301-15,
#4700001, Chief, Division of Land Titles and Records,
DOI, BIA, Deputy Director, Trust Services,
Division of Land Titles and Records,
GS-15: $124,995 - $157,100 Per Annum
NOTE: DUE TO THE URGENCY IN THE FILLING OF THIS POSITION, THE LENGTH OF ADVERTISEMENT HAS BEEN SHORTENED.
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: This is a supervisory position.Under provision of the Civil Service Reform Act, first-time supervisors are required to serve a trial period before their appointment becomes final.Those who do not satisfactorily complete the trial period will be returned to positions of no lower grade and pay then those they occupied before assuming their supervisory assignment.SUMMARY OF DUTIES:
management of concerns for the protection and management of title to
Indian trust and restricted lands, rights and resources.
- Participate in
congressional hearings, providing testimony on a variety of proposed land
title and related legislation, and interpretations, including
justifications for the programs budget.
- Formulates and
development of policies, procedures and strategies pertaining to
management and delivery of land title services and products to Indian
individual and tribal land owners.
initiatives and strategies for the improvement of the efficiency for land
title services to tribes and their members for the Office of Trust
national program leadership for assigned areas in development of new or
revised land title and records legislation, policies, plans and programs.
for the allocation of Bureau resources for Land Titles and Records program
operations and makes recommendations to the Bureau Director, regarding
necessary changes or adjustments in the programs management and
the senior land title manager within the Bureau, is responsible for providing
direction and management needed to the meet the goals and objectives within the
Division and the Bureau of Indian Affairs, in accordance with present policy.