EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: (OPM Operating Manual, Qualification Standards for Administrative and Management Positions, GS-1170).
GS-11: 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 grade level OR Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related. Examples of specialized experience may include using indepth knowledge of agency procedures, applicable federal statutes and laws, and a good understanding of the real estate market. Applicant may be in situations which involve complicated factors such as difficult negotiations, or helping clients with unusual, extensive or rapidly changing needs, or working with unfamiliar state or local governments. Oversees disposal of property that may involve numerous environmental concerns, unstable market(s), unusual security problems, extensive damages (to the property), and have to take into consideration possible significant impacts on local real estate markets, among other things. Provides guidance to lower graded specialists and real estate technicians in the areas of real estate services, and reviews their completed work. Advises them on accuracy of the transaction and completness of work.
GS-09: 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 grade level OR masters or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related. Examples of specialized experience may include knowledge of agency policies and procedures, federal statutes and laws, and a good understanding of the real estate market; applicant will perform work in acquisition and disposals, while taking into consideration and resolving client's needs. Oversee disposal of property, taking into consideration archeological and environmental concerns, and a market in which the sale will have little economic impact. Will conduct negotiations with willing individuals or small groups. (Your resume must support this experience).
GS-07: 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-5 grade level OR 1 full year of graduate level education or superior academic achievement. Examples of specialized experience may include working under the guidance of a higher of a higher graded specialist, applicant will analyze requests for conveyances of Indian-owned trust assets; this includes determining the compatibility of proposed uses with the agency mission and the landower's needs. Will also resolve routine problems that may arise by assisting higher level specialists through gathering and preparing information, reviewing, and discussing routine agency procedures and requirements. (Your resume must support this experience).
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) to perform successfully the duties of the position, and is typically in or related to the position to be filled.
SUPERIOR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT: Superior Academic Achievement (S.A.A.) must have been gained in a curriculum that is qualifying for the position to be filled. S.A.A. is based on (1) Class standing-applicants must be in the upper third of the graduating class, based on completed courses; or (2) Grade-Point Average-applicants must have a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 based on 4 years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; or 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 based on the average of the required courses completed in the major field completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; or (3) Election to membership in a National Scholastic Honor Society membership in a freshman honor society cannot be used to meet the requirements of this provision.
FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.
Qualifying education from colleges and universities in foreign countries must be evaluated in terms of equivalency to that acquired in U.S. colleges and universities. Applicants educated in whole or in part in foreign countries must submit sufficient evidence, including transcripts, to an accredited private organization for an equivalency evaluation of course work and degree. You must provide a copy of the letter containing the results of the equivalency evaluation upon request. Failure to provide such documentation when requested will result in lost consideration.
For more information regarding evaluation of foreign education for federal employment, please visit the U.S. Dept of Ed.
COLA (COST OF LIVING ALLOWANCE):Government employees in Alaska receive a cost of living allowance presently equivalent to 5% of the base salary.This allowance is tax free for federal income tax purposes.The COLA is subject to annual OPM Review.Survey results may determine that the COLA could possibly be reduced or eliminated at specified times.
SUITABILITY, CLEARANCE & REQUIREMENTS: A background security investigation will be required for all new hires. Appointment will be subject to the applicants successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.
OTHER: Incumbent is required, as an incidental duty, to operate a government-owned or leased motor vehicle, in the performance of duties, therefore, a valid drivers license is required. Incumbent must have a safe driving record within the three-year period immediately preceding submittal of GSA Form 3607 and be able to meet the safe driving requirements of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
TELEWORK: The Bureau of Indian Affairs has determined that the duties of the position are suitable for telework only during an emergency or natural disaster.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
As part of the application process, you are required to respond to a series of questions designed to assess your possession of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
- KNOWLEDGE OF THE LAWS AND REGULATIONS OF FEDERAL, OR DEPARTMENTAL, BUREAU POLICIES FOR REAL ESTATE SERVICES INCLUDING LAND ACQUISITION AND DISPOSAL AND MANAGEMENT.
- RESEARCH SKILLS.
- ABILITY TO READ AND INTERPRET MAPS.
- INTERPERSONAL SKILLS.
We will compare your resume and supporting documentation to your responses on the assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your resume, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities.