Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs REALTY SPECIALIST (CONTRACTS MANAGEMENT), GS-1170-5/7/9 (DEU) in Mescalero, New Mexico
Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
1 vacancy in the following location:
- Mescalero, NM
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent
Opened Friday 10/14/2016 (9 day(s) ago)
** Closes Monday 11/14/2016 (22 day(s) away)
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: 1826141
REALTY SPECIALIST (CONTRACTS MANAGEMENT),*GS-1170-5/7/9,*
Posn. #4200027,*Southwest Region,*
Branch of Natural Resources,
Real Estate Services,
*Mescalero, New Mexico*
GS-9: $48,968- $63,654 Per Annum
GS-7: $40,033 - $52,043 Per Annum
GS-5: $32,318 - $42,012 Per Annum
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. THIS POSITION IS ALSO BEING ADVERTISED UNDER MERIT PROMOTION ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER CRPA 12/17. STATUS APPLICANTS WHO WISH TO BE CONSIDERED UNDER BOTH MERIT PROMOTION AND COMPETITIVE PROCEDURES MUST SUBMIT A SEPARATE APPLICATION FOR EACH ANNOUNCEMENT. GOVERNMENT HOUSING IS NOT AVAILABLE.
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). Consideration will be given to non-Indian applicants (Status or Reinstatement eligibles) in the absence of a qualified Indian Preference eligible.
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.
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 will ensure that leases, permits, easements and/or rights-of-way are issued at or above fair market value for the use of the land and that all terms and conditions of the contract are met.
Analyze request for use of Indian-owned trust assets and resolves any lease-related problems with owners or leases/agreements.
Consult beneficiaries, lessees, land owners and other interested parties about the contracting process, options and other needs and documentation.
Analyze the transaction, including the application, land description, appraisal, NEPA, TSR, and other clearances, to ensure compliance with statutory authority, laws, regulations, tribal ordinances, policies and procedures.
Completes approvals, disapprovals, and awards, and notifies beneficiaries and other interested parties of the decision.
Performs on-site inspections for compliance; recommends corrective action or changes needed; tracks and evaluates compliance issues and corrective actions; and takes appropriate corrective action in response to violations.
- Occasional Travel
- Occasional travel for work assignments, meetings and/or training.
- US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED.
- A BACKGROUND SECURITY INVESTIGATION WILL BE REQUIRED FOR ALL NEW HIRES.
- APPOINTMENT MAY INCLUDE A REQUIREMENT FOR ONE YEAR PROBATIONARY PERIOD.
- APPLICATIONS WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED ONLINE AND BY FAX.
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: (OPM Operating Manual, Qualification Standards for Administrative and Management Positions, GS-1170).
GS-9: 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 grade level that included work involving responding to technical inquiries and explaining Realty services and processes. Prepared in draft realty transactions of moderate difficulty for review and approval. Prepared and published advertisements of tracts for leases or contracts. Maintain and retrieve information from automated systems. Assisting with activities to ensure compliance with statutes, regulations and policies OR master's 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.
GS-7: 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-5 grade level that included work involving responding to inquiries and explaining Realty services; prepares in draft routine realty transactions for review and approval; perform quality assurance on detail transaction data, i.e., contracts and conveyances; coordinates records for compliance with established record management guidelines; assist in maintaining and retrieving information from automated data systems; assist with ensuring that leases, permits, easements and/or rights-of-way are issued at or above fair market value and that all terms and conditions of the contract are met OR 1 full year of graduate level education or 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.
GS-5: 3 years of general experience years (progressively responsible experience), 1 year of which was equivalent to at least GS-4 grade level, that demonstrates the ability to analyze problems to identify significant factors, gather pertinent data, and recognize solutions; plan and organize work, and communicate effectively orally and in writing. Such experience may have been gained in administrative, professional, technical, investigative, or other responsible work. Experience in substantive and relevant secretarial, clerical, or other responsible work may be qualifying as long as it provided evidence of the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) necessary to perform the duties of the position to be filled. Experience of a general clerical nature (typing, filing, routine procedural processing, maintaining records, or other nonspecialized tasks) is not creditable OR 4 year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree.
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.
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 this position are not suitable for telework under any circumstances.
Public Trust - Background Investigation
What To Expect Next
Once the online questionnaire is received, you will receive an acknowledgement email notifying you that your submission was successful. After a review of your application is made, you will be notified regarding your rating and referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted.
The Bureau of Indian Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/PayandBenefits
CTAP& ICTAP APPLICANTS:Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) participants who are well qualified may apply for this position. To be eligible for consideration under CTAP, an applicant must provide written notification that they will be losing their current federal position. To be eligible for consideration under ICTAP, an applicant must provide proof that they have lost their federal position within the last year. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position. Federal employees seeking CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit proof that they meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.605(a) for CTAP and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP. This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of their most recent Performance Rating and a copy of their most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location. Please annotate your application to reflect that you are applying as a CTAP or ICTAP eligible. For more information regarding CTAP& ICTAP, please visit http://www.opm.gov/rif/employeeguides/careertransition.asp
NOTICE TO MALE APPLICANTS: Section 1622 of the Defense Authorization Act of 1986, prohibits any male born after December 31, 1959, from being appointed to a position in an executive agency if he has knowingly and willfully failed to register with the Selective Service System. Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, will be required to complete a certification document to confirm their Selective Service registration status, if selected for appointment.
Additional selections may be made from this announcement if identical vacancies occur within 90 days from the closing date.
Salary Range: $32,318.00 to $63,654.00 / Per Year
Series & Grade: GS-1170-05/09
Promotion Potential: 09
Supervisory Status: No
Who May Apply: United States Citizens
Control Number: 453471200
Job Announcement Number: CRPA-D1703