Job Overview


The Bureau of Indian Affairs is the lead agency for the United States in carrying on a government-to-government relationship and carry out the responsibility to protect and improve the trust assets of American Indians, Indian tribes and Alaska Natives.

This position is located in the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Rocky Mountain Region, Billings, MT United States 1 vacancy
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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).

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.

Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA)



As a Legal Instruments Assistant, you will;

  • Enter (post) information extracted from probates, deeds and encumbrances into the appropriate Land index.

  • Review assigned probates, probate modifications, and non-probate conveyance documents to ensure

    accuracy of individual identification numbers.

  • Inspect and file computer produced land indexes (125’s), Title Status Reports (TSR’s) (188’s) ownership data and land descriptions.

  • Operates programmable data systems processors, personal computers, calculators, fraculator, permanent repository program systems of legal documentation and electronic communication devices.

  • Scans recorded title documents to the TAAMS imaging System.  Electronically files, organizes and indexes documents to the system.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No