Bureau of Land Management Realty Specialist in Las Vegas, Nevada
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This position is located in the Las Vegas District Office in Las Vegas, NV. Information about the areas can be found at the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce.
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Duties described below are at the full performance GS-11 grade level.
The Realty Specialist is responsible for completing lands and realty casework and making defensible recommendations on a wide variety of lands and realty actions including rights-of-ways, communication sites, land acquisitions & disposals, Recreation & Public Purposes actions, and other realty functions.
Participates as an interdisciplinary team member in the preparation of other resource program activity plans. Interacts with the public, State and county agencies & others regarding realty matters on public lands. Provides expert advice and responds to inquiries regarding laws, regulations, agency policies involving the lands and realty program.
Occasional travel - May be required to travel for training or site visits.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…
All current federal employees or former federal employees with competitive/reinstatement eligibility; CTAP and ICTAP eligibles within the local commuting area; Veteran Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA), Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA), Veterans more than 30% disabled eligibles. Persons eligible under Special Hiring Authorities, Schedule A and/or individuals w/disabilities. All former PLC members who within the past 120 days have completed all requirements of a creditable PLC project.
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Conditions of Employment
- U.S. Citizenship is required.
- Be sure to read the "How to Apply" & "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 Land.
- Direct Deposit is Required.
- Background Investigation is Required.
This position falls under the Group Coverage Qualification Standard for Administrative and Management Positions.
Applicants selected who have less than 3 years of experience as a Realty Specialist (GS-1170) will be required to attend a 3-part Lands and Realty Academy at BLM's National Training Center in Phoenix, AZ. The selected applicant must successfully complete and pass the Academy. Failure to complete and/or pass this Academy may result in your termination.
In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the specialized experience requirement - please be sure to include this information in your resume. To be creditable, this experience must have been equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade of the position to be filled.
For the GS-09 Level: have completed a master`s or equivalent graduate degree -OR- have 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related -OR-have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-7 level that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. Specialized experience is further defined as: serving as a trainee realty specialist, realty technician, land law examiner, or legal clerk on land actions or other public land use authorizations that provided experience with field exams, NEPA process, requisitions & compliance -OR- have a combination of education and experience described above.
For the GS-11 Level:have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree -OR- have completed 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related -OR- have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-9 that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, specialized experience is further defines as: Experience processing various types of land cases (i.e. public sales, rights/of/way, land exchanges, acquisitions, agricultural entries, land classification, withdrawals, leases, permits, recreation and public purpose leases/patents, airport leases/patents, State selections, trespasses, etc.), field examinations, and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) processes and requirements, and compliance -OR- have a combination of education and experience described above.
Please note: Real estate work in the private sector is not considered qualified unless the experience demonstrates specific relationship to public lands and issues.
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 in the normal line of progression for the position being filled.
This is a term position. Appointment to this position will not convey permanent status in the Federal service, and will be for a period not-to-exceed 3 years with possible extension up to a total of 4 years (or longer if approved by the Office of Personnel Management) without re-announcement.
Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency 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 earn a minimum score of 90 on the rating criteria 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 website.
Reemployment Priority List (RPL): The RPL is the mechanism agencies use to give reemployment consideration to their former competitive service employees separated by a RIF or who have fully recovered from a compensable injury after more than one year. If you are currently on a Reemployment Priority List, you may be given priority consideration.
The Bureau of Land Management has determined that the duties of this position may be suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.
May require completion of a 1 year probationary period.
BLM may use certain incentives currently offered by the Federal government to attract high quality applicants.
Government facilities are required to provide a smoke free environment for their employees. Smoking will be permitted only in designated areas.
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.
This announcement may be used to hire more than one position in this district.
This announcement is being advertised concurrently under Announcement #NV-DEU-2017-0142 which is open to all qualified persons. You must apply to each announcement separately if you wish to be considered under both recruitment methods.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Upon receipt of your complete application package, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Your rating will be based on your responses to the Job Specific Questionnaire and the information stated in your resume. If qualified, your score may range from 70-100 points. In addition, interviews may be conducted for this position. The interviews may be conducted on a pass/fail basis or may be scored. The job specific questions relate to the following knowledge, skills and abilities required to do the work of this position.
KSA 1:Knowledge of principles, methods, techniques and procedures of the lands and realty programs and in application of public land laws, regulations, and policies.
KSA 2:Knowledge of Federal Land Policy & Management Act (FLPMA(, National environmental Policy Act (NEPA), 43 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), policies, and other pertinent laws and regulations to provide expertise and make appropriate recommendations for a wide variety of land and realty transactions.
KSA 3:Ability to understand the impact of construction on the environment, engineering principals, and rehabilitation techniques as they apply to earthwork and structures.
KSA 4: Ability to read and interpret maps, aerial photos, and amster title plats in order to accurately determine land ownership. To preview questions please click here.
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- Required Documents
Resumes must show relevant experience and other information. Your resume must list your education and work experience including the dates (mm/dd/yy) of each employment along with the number of hours worked per week and salary information. Your resume will be used to validate your responses to the assessment tool(s). You are welcome to submit a cover letter (optional). If you wish to do so, include it with your resume.
In addition to the online application (resume and responses to the questionnaire), you are required to submit the following forms:
If qualifying based on education: Copy 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.
All selections and tentative offers of selection are contingent upon submission and verification of 'official' transcripts.
Current and former federal career and career-conditional employees: Submit a copy of your 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).
Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligibles: 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.
Former 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.”
Veterans Special Appointing Authorities: To be eligible for a VEOA appointment, a veteran must be honorably separated and either a preference eligible or have substantially completed three or more years of active service. A VEOA eligible who is separated 30 days or less prior to completion of the three-year active duty service requirement is eligible to receive consideration for BLM vacancies Submit documentation to support your claim for VEOA or preference veteran (DD-214 that shows discharge as honorable or general, SF-15, Veterans Administration Letter). If you are currently on active duty, you must provide an official statement of service from your command, or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proved your military service was performed under honorable conditions. You must clearly identify your claim for veterans' preference on your application. For more information on veterans' preference, please go to OPMs website at: Feds Hire Vets.
If you are applying for this position based on eligibility under other noncompetitive special appointing authorities, you MUST submit proof of this eligibility.
Applicants eligible under PL-114-47, Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) 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 , (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, and (c) performance was evaluated as being at an acceptable level for the entire applicable period(s). “Required documentation” includes first and last SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) for each appointment verifying the Position Occupied code (Block 34) is 1-Competitive Service, AND documentation of successful 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.
You may submit your documents either via Auto-Requested Fax or by uploading your documents from your USAJOBS Profile.
Auto-Requested Fax: allows you to submit required documentation that will be electronically displayed along with your resume.
Uploading Documents: instead of faxing your documents you may use the uploading procedures thru Applicant Manager. Do not use both options.
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.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.
- Benefits for federal employees
- Healthcare insurance
- Pay and leave
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
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How to Apply
To receive consideration for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes ALL of the following items: 1. Your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire; 2. Your resume; and 3. Applicable supporting documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement.
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Agency contact information
Bureau of Land Management Nevada State Office NV-953 Reno, Nevada United States
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Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
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You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
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- Financial suitability
- Social security number request
- Privacy Act
- Signature and false statements
- Selective Service
- New employee probationary period
This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/479475300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
Open & closing dates: 09/15/2017 to 09/29/2017
Salary: $50,141 to $78,861 per year
Pay scale & grade: GS 09 - 11
Work schedule: Full-Time - full time
Appointment type: Term - This is a Term NTE 3 years.