The Department of the Interior:
Manages one in every five acres of land in the
Operates more than 800 dams and irrigation
Oversees water projects that irrigate lands
generating 60 percent of our Nations vegetables.
Manages lands and waters that generate one-third of
the Nations domestic energy supply.
Undertakes research and provides scientific
information to advance our knowledge of our surroundings.
Serves American Indians, Alaska Natives, and
affiliated island communities.
Works with States to restore abandoned mine land
sites and protects communities.
Manages 388 national park units and 542 wildlife
Employs over 75,000 individuals at approximately
2,400 locations across
the United States, Puerto Rico, U.S. territories, and freely associated states
who work with thousands of state, local, and public interest groups to help
cities and towns address their natural resource needs.
Board of Land Appeals (IBLA or the Board) is an appellate review body that exercises the delegated authority of the
Secretary of the Interior to decide public land disputes arising from the
implementation of various statutes by the Department of the Interior. Its
administrative judges decide appeals from bureau decisions relating to the use
and disposition of public lands and their resources, including a wide variety
of matters including mining claims, oil and gas disputes, royalty
under-reporting, surface coal mining permits, geothermal leasing rights,
rights-of-way and other use permit appeals, and Equal Access to Justice
claims. Located within the Department's
Office of Hearings and Appeals, IBLA is separate and independent from the
Bureaus and Offices whose decisions it reviews.
If selected for the
position, you will review cases and prepare draft decisions and orders, both
procedural and substantive, in cases that are on appeal before the
Board. As an Attorney-Adviser (General), you will participate in all
phases of legal work incident to the Boards review and disposition of the
Boards docket of appeals.
This position is in the Excepted Service under the authority of 5 CFR, section 213.3102(d), Schedule A. Competitive Civil Service status is not acquired under this appointment.