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Realty specialist (contracts management), gs-1170-7/9

Company Name:
Department Of The Interior
BUREAU-WIDE / INDIAN PREFERENCE ELIGIBLES / CURRENT STATUS EMPLOYEES OR FORMER EMPLOYEES WITH REINSTATEMENT ELIGIBILITY / VEOA ELIGIBLES Permanent Full Time
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 ID#1207951
REALTY SPECIALIST (CONTRACTS MANAGEMENT), GS-1170-7/9,
#4270034A, DOI-Bureau of Indian Affairs,
Eastern Oklahoma Regional Office,
Office of the Deputy Regional Director,
Division of Real Estate Services,
SubSurface Leasing,
Muskogee, Oklahoma
GS-9: $47,923 - $62,297 Per Annum
GS-7: $39,179 - $50,932 Per Annum
_NOTE_: TRAVEL AND RELOCATION EXPENSES ARE NOT AUTHORIZED. ANY RELOCATION EXPENSES 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:
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_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.
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.
_NOTE_ : If the position is filled at a lower grade level, subsequent promotion to the next grade level will be processed without 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_ : The 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 in order to facilitate opportunities for beneficiary involvement and responsibility in the use and management of trust assets.
Serves as an advocate in assisting the Tribes and Tribal members with respect to the utilization of their real property holdings.
Analyze request for use of Indian-owned trust assets and resolves any lease-related problems with owners or leases/agreements.
Consult beneficiries, lessees, land owners and other interested parties about the contracting process, options and other needs and documentation.
Prepares or oversees the preparation and publishing of an advertisement for lease/contract.
Identify lands available for lease from expiring leases or through review of idle lands reports.
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.
Makes recommendations for contract approval or disapproval.
Completes approvals, disapprovals, and awards, and notifies beneficiaries and other interested parties of the decision.
Determines ownership to authorize distribution of funds.
Ensures that all parties are in compliance with the terms and conditions of the contract.
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
_EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS_ : (OPM Operating Manual, Qualification Standards for Administrative and Management Positions, GS-2001). For more information visit the following website: /#url=GS-ADMIN
_GS-9_ : 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 grade level in the Federal service that included work involving providing oversight to management of trust and restricted property; responds to technical inquires and explains realty services and processes in the area of contracts management; prepares in draft realty transactions of moderate difficulty for review and approval; maintain and retrieve information from automated systems performing on-site inspections for compliance; recommending corrective action or changes needed; analyzing transactions including applications, land descriptions, appraisals, NEPA, TSR, and other clearances, to ensure compliance; consulting with beneficiaries, lessees, land owners and other interested parties about the contracting process, options, and other needs and documentation. Maintain and retrieve information from automated systems. These examples are not all inclusive (refer to the summary of duties for specialized experience) _OR_ Master's or equivalent graduate degree _or_ 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree(36 semester hours, 54 quarter hours or equivalent); o_r_ LL.B. or J.D., if related to this position.
_GS-7_ : 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-5 grade level grade level in the Federalservice 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. These examples are not all inclusive (refer to the summary of duties for specialized experience) _OR_ 1 full year of graduate level education(18 semester hours, 27 quarter hours or equivalent); _or_ Superior Academic Achievement (SAA) - see definition of below.
_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 evalution upon request. Failure to provide such documentation when requested will result in lost consideration.
For moreinformation regarding evaluation of foreign education for federal employment, please visit theU.S. Dept of Ed.
_SUITABILITY, CLEARANCE & REQUIREMENTS_ : A background security investigation will be required for all new hires. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's 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 driver's 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.
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has determined that the duties of this position are not suitable for telework under any circumstances.
As part of the application process, you are required to respond to a series of questions designed to assess your possession of the following competencies:
KNOWLEDGE OF LAWS, REGULATIONS, FEDERAL OR DEPARTMENTAL POLICIES FOR LAND MANAGEMENT
COMPLIANCE MONITORING
PROJECT MANAGEMENT
PROBLEM SOLVING
COMMUNICATION
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.
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Please note that it is the applicant's responsibility to verify that all information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., questionnaire responses, resume, and any supporting documents) are complete and accurate.
All electronic submissions and/or faxes must be completed byWednesday, September 17, 2014.
_NOTE_: Submission of a resume alone is not a complete application. This position requires the submission of additional forms as described under the REQUIRED DOCUMENTS section. Failure to provide the required information and/or documentation may result in your application not being considered for employment.

Resume showing relevant experience and education.
Work experience, must include the following:
Position Title;
Dates - from (mm/yy) to (mm/yy);
Hours worked per week;
Salary (hourly/yearly)
Current Supervisor's Name, Address, and Telephone number,
Education
References - List three people who are not related to you and are not current or previous supervisors.
Form BIA-4432, Verification of Indian Preference for Employment, if claiming Indian preference. No other form will be accepted.
Form DD-214, if claiming veterans preference; and VA letter and Standard Form 15, if claiming 10 point preference.
Copy of most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action.
College Transcript is required for verification of qualifying education. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable; however, an official transcript may be requested at a later time.
GSA Form 3607, Motor Vehicle Operator's License and Driving Record (optional during the application process; however, selectees will be required to submit as part of the pre-appointment process).
_NOTE_: Persons submitting incomplete applications will be given credit only for the information they provide. The applicant is responsible for submitting all required documentation in support of their application in order to receive full credit for their Indian preference, veteran preference, experience, training, and/or education. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WILL NOT BE SOLICITED FROM THIS OFFICE.
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 #icc
_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
_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.

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