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  • ID
    #4703446
  • Salary
    USD $43,251 - $68,777 a year 43251 - 68777 a year
  • Source
    US Department of the Interior
  • Date
    2020-08-26
  • Deadline
    2020-10-25

Realty Specialist

Wyoming, Buffalo 00000 Buffalo USA
 
Full-time

    Duties

    Summary

    Explore a new career with the BLM - where our people are our greatest natural resource.

    These positions are located in Casper WY, Buffalo WY, and Rock Springs WY (one per location). Information about these locations and the surrounding area can be found at:

    https://casperwy.gov/

    https://buffalowyo.com/

    https://www.rswy.net/

    We expect to fill three vacancies at this time; however, additional positions may be filled from this announcement if they become available.

    Responsibilities

    • Knowledge of Federal land laws, regulations, policies, and procedures sufficient to process a wide variety of land actions (e.g. rights-of-ways, permits, leases, etc.)
    • Ability to complete legal land descriptions, abstract and interpret master title plats, survey plats and records, topographic and surface management maps, ans plans of development.
    • Knowledge of interrelationships between realty actions and other resource values being managed under the multiple use and sustained yield concept.
    • Skill in preparing NEPA documents, lead and participate on Interdisciplinary teams.
    • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with a variety of resource specialist, industry representatives, private landowners, environmental interest groups and the general public.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    11

  • Job family (Series)

    1170 Realty

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  • Requirements

    Requirements

    Conditions of Employment

    • U.S. Citizenship is required.
    • Be sure to read the How to Apply and Required Documents Sections.
    • You cannot hold an active real estate license: nor can you have an interest or hold stocks in firms with interest in Federal Lands.
    • Direct Deposit Required.
    • Appointment will be subject to a favorably adjudicated background/suitability investigation/determination.
    • Your resume must contain enough information to show that you meet the qualification requirements as defined in the announcement. In addition, your responses to the questions must adequately reflect in your resume.
    • Selectees w/less than 3 years exp. as a Realty Spec. (GS-1170) are req'd to attend a 3-part Lands and Realty Academy at BLM's National Training Center. Failure to complete/pass this Academy may result in your termination.
    • May require a one year probationary period.

    Qualifications

    In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the qualification requirements - please be sure to include this information in your resume. No assumptions will be made about your experience.

    For GS-07: To qualify for the GS-07 level, you must have 1 year specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 level in the Federal Service OR have one full year of graduate level education OR Superior Academic Achievement (SAA). To find out more information about SAA please refer to https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-policies/#url=app. Examples of Specialized experience at the GS-07 level include research and analytical skills in public lands realty case work such as: rights-of-way, temporary use permit, exchanges, public land sales, recreation leases/patents/airport leases/land classification, withdrawals, trespass, etc. or other public use authorization.

    For GS-09: To qualify for the GS-09 level, you must have 1 year specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 level in the Federal Service OR have a master's degree or equivalent graduate degree OR 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree OR an LL.B or J.D. if it related to the position being filled. Examples of Specialized experience at the GS-09 level include knowledge of Realty actions related to public land management. This includes experience in locating and interpreting laws and regulations used in adjudication of individual rights and claims filed under public land law, regulations, assisting in field exams casework processes and preparation of environmental analysis and documents for various land cases. Education and experience may be combined to meet the specialized experience required for all grades.

    Please note: Real estate work in the private sector is not considered qualified unless the experience demonstrates a specific relationship to public lands and issues.

    Superior Academic Achievement (See OPM's General Policies, Application of Qualification Standards Section 4.f.) S.A.A. must have been gained in a curriculum that is qualifying for the position to be filled.

    Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.

    Federal employees in the competitive service are also subject to the Time-In-Grade requirement in accordance with 5 CFR 300.604. If you are a current Federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must have completed a minimum of 52 weeks at the next lower grade level.

    Physical Demands: Sedentary, walking over rough or uneven surfaces, exposure to extreme temperatures, operate a four wheel drive vehicle on and off roads in isolated areas.

    Work Environment: Work is performed in the office and field locations under a variety of topographic and climatic conditions.

    Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid by the Department of the Interior. Any travel, transportation and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the selected employee.

    Education

    Applicants may qualify for this position based on experience, graduate level education, or a combination of experience and education. Education must be directly related to the work of the position.

    You must submit copies of all transcripts or a list of college courses that include hours and grades from an accredited U.S. college/university. If your degree is from a Foreign Institution See Foreign Education.

    Additional information

    DOI uses E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit www.dhs.gov/e-verify.

    Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/lnteragency Career Transition Assistance Program(ICTAP): CTAP provides eligible surplus and displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. Information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility is available from OPM's Career Transition Resources website at CTAP or ICTAP. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration or that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) This vacancy is within your CTAP/ICTAP eligibility; 2) You apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) You are found well qualified for this vacancy. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, or a copy of your separation personnel action form.

    CTAP and ICTAP eligibles will be considered well qualified if they receive a minimum score of 90 based on the rating criteria used for this position.

    SELECTIVE SERVICE: Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. To register or verify your registration go to the Selective Service System at https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx

    Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid by the Department of the Interior. Any travel, transportation and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the selected employee.

    Selectees at the GS-07 level who meet basic eligibility requirements will be referred for the Administrative Careers with America (ACWA) examination administered under authorities of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). It is expected that this test will be conducted within two weeks of the closing date of this announcement. Applicants who score 90 or above on the test will be referred to the selecting official. Applicants will be responsible for providing their own means of transportation and travel to take the test.

    The official worksite for the selectee is the duty station identified in this vacancy announcement. The selectee will typically report to this duty location on a regular and recurring weekly basis. The selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.

    This is a Bargaining Unit position.

    BLM may use certain incentives, currently offered by the Federal government, to attract high quality applicants.

    If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document, you do not have in electronic form; view the following link for information regarding an Alternative Application

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Resumes must show relevant experience and other information. Your resume must list your education and work experience including the dates (mm/yyyy) of each employment along with the number of hours worked per week and optional salary information. In describing your experience, please be clear and specific. Visit the USAJOBS Help Center for more information on What should I include in my federal resume?

    Your resume will be used to validate your responses to the assessment tool(s). Failure to provide required information will result in loss of eligibility. You are welcome to submit an optional cover letter.

    You will be evaluated based on how your application materials reflect the qualification requirements of this position.

    Once the application process is complete, we will review your application to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume, supporting documentation and responses to the online questionnaire will be made. Your responses to the online questionnaire will be used to measure the degree to which your background matches the requirements for this position. However, your resume must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered. The best qualified candidates will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be contacted for an interview.

    Your answers to the online questionnaire will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas:

    • Compliance Inspection

    • Environmental Engineering

    • Oral Communication

    In the evaluation process, due weight will be given to job related experience, education, training, incentive awards and performance appraisals. Applicants must have a performance rating of at least the equivalent of fully successful to be eligible for promotion or placement. Applicants may provide a copy of a performance appraisal of record dated within the last 18 months. If the applicant is unable to provide a performance appraisal of record dated within the last 18 months, the applicant may provide a written explanation as to why.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Other

    Drug test required

    No

    Position sensitivity and risk

    Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

    Trust determination process

  • Required Documents

    Required Documents

    In addition to the online application (resume and responses to the questionnaire), you are required to submit the following forms:

    Transcripts: If using education to qualify, submit a copy of ALL your college transcripts or a list of ALL college courses that include hours and grades from an accredited U.S. college/university. Upon selection, official transcripts must be received prior to appointment. If your degree is from a Foreign Institution, See Foreign Education.

    Current and former federal career and career-conditional employees: Submit a copy of your most recent (non award) SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, or equivalent document that verifies tenure (block 24, code 1 or 2) and Competitive Status (block 34, code 1).

    Former Public Lands Corps (PLC) Member: Submit a copy of your "Certificate of Eligibility for Noncompetitive Hiring" along with a copy of your "PLC Participant Verification Work Hours Sheet."Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA):

    Applicants eligible under PL-114-47, Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act. must submit documentation verifying (a) initial selection under competitive examining procedures to a land management agency under a time-limited appointment in the competitive service and (b) service under this initial appointment, or in conjunction with subsequent competitive service time-limited appointments, to a land management agency was for a period of 24 months without a break in service of two or more years. Your performance must have been evaluated as being at an acceptable level for the entire applicable period(s). "Required documentation" includes first, any extension of appointment, and last SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) for each appointment verifying the Position Occupied code (Block 34) is-Competitive Service. Also need documentation supporting satisfactory performance for each appointment. Applicants are encouraged to combine all required documents into one or more files and scan for uploading into the application. Each file must not exceed 3MB. Grouping documents into files will simplify the application process. Failure to submit required documentation will result in loss of consideration.

    Veterans: Submit a copy of your DD-214, "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty," (Member 4 copy is preferred), showing the dates of active duty, type of discharge, and character of service (must be honorable); OR acceptable proof of verification of your preference (i.e., official document dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs, or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying that the veterans total combined service-connected disability rating is 10% or more); OR written documentation from the armed forces that certifies you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed.

    Applicants claiming eligibility based on 30% or more service connected disability are required to submit documentation that is indicated on the SF-15 as acceptable proof of verification of your preference (i.e., official document, dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs, or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying that the veterans total combined service-connected disability rating is 30% or more).

    For more information regarding special hiring authorities for veterans please visit: https://www.fedshirevets.gov/job-seekers/special-hiring-authorities/

    Special Hiring Authorities: If you are applying for this position based on eligibility under other noncompetitive special appointing authorities, you MUST submit proof of this eligibility.

    produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.

    Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or lnteragency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) eligibles: Submit documentation verifying your CTAP/ICTAP eligibility - this includes a copy of the agency notice and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level and duty location.

    Please note that documents selected for transfer from your USAJOBS profile are NOT automatically added do your application. You need to transfer your document(s) in the "Documents" step during the application process.

    Hard copy paper supplemental documents, submitted without prior Human Resources approval, will be considered as an incomplete application. Required documentation must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, on the closing date of this announcement.

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  • Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)

    Federal employees who meet the definition of a "surplus" or "displaced" employee.

  • Federal employees - Competitive service

    Current or former competitive service federal employees.

  • Individuals with disabilities

  • Land & base management

    Certain current or former term or temporary federal employees of a land or base management agency.

  • Peace Corps & AmeriCorps Vista

  • Special authorities

    Individuals eligible under a special authority not listed above, but defined in the federal hiring regulations.

  • Veterans

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All current career/career-conditional or former federal employees with reinstatement eligibility; Veterans' Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA); Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) and former Public Land Corps (PLC) eligibles; Persons eligible under other Special Hiring Authorities. CTAP and ICTAP eligibles within the local commuting area.

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