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.
LEGAL INSTRUMENTS EXAMINER, GS-0963-5/6/7/8
(2 positions), #4220021 & 4220024, Pacific Region,
Office of the Deputy Director-Trust Services,
Division of Real Estate Services,
Land Titles Records Office,
GS-05: $33,856 - $44,018 Per Annum
GS-06: $37,739 - $49,056 Per Annum
GS-07: $41,938 - $54,520 Per Annum
GS-08: $46,455 - $60,379 Per Annum
NOTE: TRAVEL AND RELOCATION EXPENSES AUTHORIZED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FEDERAL TRAVEL REGULATIONS.
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:
Analyzes and examines extremely difficult, complex, or controversial title cases, including areas of titles as they relate to the rights of Indians to hold or own realty property life estates and others.
Plans, organizes, conducts research and analyzes legal documents pertaining to each specific case worked.
Examines extensive chain of title, validating and certifying land/parcel title documents and reviewing the last certified and issued Title Status Report. Prepares abstracts of titles.
Prepares administrative probate modifications to add property to the inventory of an estate, add an interest to previously inventoried lands, and/or to correct typographical errors in legal descriptions or incorrect fractions of the owners interest.
Image title documents and receives title documents for encoding into the electronic records system.
- Occasional Travel
- OCCASIONAL TRAVEL MAYBE REQUIRED.