Job Overview

Summary

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.

Vacancy Identification Number 1183294

RIGHTS PROTECTION SPECIALIST, GS-1101-11/12
#4200005, Alaska Regional Office,

Deputy Regional Director-Trust Services,

Real Estate Servcies, ROW, Leases,

Rights Protection-Contracts Management,
Anchorage, Alaska

GS-11:  $63,330 - $82,329 Per Annum (Plus 5% COLA)
GS-12:  $75,908 - $98,677 Per Annum (Plus 5% COLA)

NOTE: TRAVEL AND RELOCATION EXPENSES WILL NOT BE AUTHORIZED.  ANY RELOCATION EXPENSE 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, veteran’s 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.

Duties

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 develops new research techniques and investigates procedures to improve Rights Protection work and conducts training sessions for are wide personnel in such techniques.  

Conducts or reviews agency-conducted exhaustive research of Federal and State records in the inventory of Native property rights. 

Assists Agency personnel performing field investigations in restricted land boundary line disputes, trespass, and other similar matters to gather factual data necessary for resolving or developing a rights case for administrative or judicial determination. 


Prepares and directs preparation of maps or other graphic displays to demonstrate what the records show as to a specific controversy. 

Prepares litigation reports and court exhibits and gathers such other documentary materials for litigation purposes. 

Prepares detailed technical report and position papers to furnish the basis for Rights Protection alternatives for appropriate action by the Bureau. 

Analyzes proposed settlements of boundary and title disputes and makes recommendations for decisions on the proposed settlements. 

Coordinates advocacy of Native rights with Bureau resource-oriented branches to secure available technical services to further the Rights Protection effort.

 

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional travel maybe required.

Relocation Authorized

  • No