Bureau of Land Management Legal Instruments Examiner in Las Vegas, Nevada

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Summary

Due to BLM Hiring Controls, priority consideration will be given to all current BLM non-competitive applicants for this position (under job summary).

This announcement may be used to fill more than one position at this duty location.

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This position is located in Las Vegas, NV. Information about the Las Vegas area can be found at the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce website.

Physical Demands:Work is performed primarily while sitting or standing. Walking, bending, stooping and stretching are necessary when working with files. There is occasional lifting and carrying of boxes. Eye strain and fatigue may be encountered when operating a computer terminal. The work also calls for the exercise of a high level of concentration.

Work Environment:Work is performed in an interior open space office setting involving normal everyday risks and discomforts associated with working in an artificially lighted, climate controlled area. Incumbent will adhere to all safety rules and regulations as prescribed in manuals/supplements or by the designated Safety Officer.

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Responsibilities

Duties described below are at the full performance GS-07 grade level.

Examine a full range of legal instruments and related documents received for recordation on new mining locations. Determine compliance with applicable laws and regulations; ensure all files, serial register pages and serial numbers are accounted for statewide.

Provide Quality Control (QC) review of updated land status records, mining and or oil and gas claims; corrects mistakes or inaccuracies in all records being processed.

Process transfers of interest on producing and nonproducing leases, merger/name changes, expirations/termination, bonding, and reinstatements. Maintains automated case tracking systems and related land mineral or oil and gas automated data bases.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Travel may be required to attend training and/or meetings.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

07

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 eligible; 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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0963 Legal Instruments Examining

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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 Land.
  • Direct Deposit Required.
  • Background Investigation Required

This position falls under the group coverage standards for Clerical and Administrative Support positions. There are no Individual Occupational Requirements for this series.

To qualify using education at the GS-05 grade level, you will need to clearly state your undergraduate/graduate degree(s) and submit your college transcripts or a listing of your college courses that includes hours and grades.

Qualifications

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-05: One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-4 in Federal service as a legal instruments examiner or in a related position. Specialized experience is further defined as: preparing and processing various documents related to technical programs, such as land issues, human resources, accounting, financial, legal, etc., maintaining accurate records and databases; and experience that provided general knowledge of billing systems and collections; ORcompleted a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor’s degree with major study in any field (One year of full-time study is defined as 30 semester hours, 45 quarter hours or the equivalent or 20 hours of classroom instruction per week for 36 weeks in business, secretarial or technical school); OR an equivalent combination of experience and education described above. For example, completed three years of education towards a bachelors degree and 6 months of experience as described above.

For the GS-06: One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-5 in the Federal service as a legal instruments examiner or in a directly related position. Specialized experience is further defined as: responding to inquiries on lands-related issues, maintaining and presenting statistical data, inputting and reviewing lands status relating to LR2000 data, and familiar with NEPA processes and entry.

For the GS-07: One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-6 in the Federal service as a legal instruments examiner or a directly related position. Specialized experience is further defined as: interpreting lands records and related documents, establishing priorities, assisting in Environment Impact and compliance inspections, conducting audit reviews and follow-up action for billing and collection, and experience that provided technical knowledge of requirements and procedures for Land Use Authorizations.

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

GS ONLY: 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.

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Additional information

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 receive a minimum score of 90 based on the rating criteria used for this position.

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.

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.

The Bureau of Land Management has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.

May require completion of a 1 year probationary period.

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.

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.

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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 sequential requirements, procedures, of land use authorizations, and skill in reading and understanding legal descriptions.

KSA 2: Ability to prepare a wide variety of recurring internal reports and documents that requires knowledge of English grammar, spelling, and punctuation to edit material.

KSA 3: Skill in dealing diplomatically and tactfully with professional and personal contacts applying discretion and mature judgment in providing information to applicants, holders, and the general public. To preview questions please click here.

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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance

Q - Nonsensitive

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Required Documents

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

To qualify based on education at the GS-05 grade level: 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.

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).

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.

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.

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

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. The opportunity to do this will be provided during the application process by a pop-up message option to generate an auto-requested fax cover sheet.

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.

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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. Learn more about federal benefits.

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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.

Click on the button "Apply OnLine" and login to MY USAJOBS.

If you haven't already registered with USAJOBS, the system will require you to create a user name and password, complete a questionnaire and paste or type a resume into USAJOBS.

If you have already registered with USAJOBS and forgot your login information, select the "Did you forget your username and/or password" link.

Your application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM Eastern Time by the closing date of this announcement.

If you need assistance in applying on-line, please contact the HR Office at (775) 861-6422 or email us at: nvjobs@blm.gov. If applying on-line poses a hardship for you (i.e. you do not have access to the internet) you must contact us prior to the closing date of the announcement for an alternative method of applying.

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Agency contact information
Human Resources
Phone

775-861-6422

Fax

000-000-0000

Email

nvjobs@blm.gov

Address

Bureau of Land Management BLM Nevada State Office NV-953 Reno, Nevada United States

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Next steps

You will be notified of the status of your application as the qualification review process is conducted.

You may also check the status of your application by viewing your MY USAJOBs account.

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Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

  • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants

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Reasonable Accommodation Policy

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.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

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.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.

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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/496560100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 04/12/2018 to 04/26/2018

Salary: $33,718 to $54,295 per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 05 - 07

Work schedule: Full-Time - Work Schedule is Full Time.

Appointment type: Permanent - This is a permanent position.