Job Overview


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 Indian, Indian tribes and Alaska Natives.

Vacancy ID: 1179698

Realty Specialist, 1170-12,

Posn # 4200001, Western Region,

Uintah and Ouray Agency,

Trust Services,

Branch of Minerals & Mining,

Fort Duchesne, Utah 

GS-12: $69,497 – $90,344 Per Annum




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 eligible’s that are not currently employed with the Federal service will be appointed under the Excepted Service Appointment Authority Schedule A, 213.3112(A)(7). Consideration will be given to non-Indian applicants (Status or Reinstatement eligible’s) in the absence of a qualified Indian Preference eligible.  Applicants not entitled to Indian Preference must be Federal civilian employees with competitive status or former Federal civilian employees with reinstatement eligibility and must submit latest Notification of Personnel Action, SF-50B, as proof.



  • Provide guidance on regulations, laws, ordinances and policy that impact trust assets.
  • Interpret and apply laws, regulations, policies, standards or procedures to land management.
  • Review and analyze, lease proposals considering: economic feasibility, adequate term, and compliance with applicable law, regulations and policy.
  • Negotiate or discuss economic principals and applicable law with tribal governments, individuals and their attorneys or other representatives;
  • Recommend alternatives to determine course of action in response to current and emerging problems.
  • Assist in the development of legislative proposals, comments on proposed legislation introduced and ensure the implementation of legislation enacted.
  • Advise on technical leasing matters.
  • Prepare legal instruments in conformance with legal, statutory, regulatory and policy requirements.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • There is occasional need to travel to isolated areas and over rough terrain.

Relocation Authorized

  • No