Bureau of Land Management Realty Specialist in Reno, Nevada
Explore a new career with the BLM - where our people are our greatest natural resource. This position is located in Reno, Nevada. Information about Reno and the surrounding area can be found at Reno/Sparks Chamber of Commerce. We expect to fill one (1) vacancy at this time; however, additional positions may be filled from this announcement if they become available.
As the Senior Realty Specialist, develops recommendations for the state?s lands and realty program; frequently leads and/or serves on national and regional teams and projects; provides guidance on strategic planning and general legal principles.
Consults with the Bureau, the Solicitor's Office, and other State/Field Office(s) to address realty issues, and conducts research to determine the best alternatives and recommendations for resolving complex land and realty issues.
Technical advisor for field offices/stakeholders/ local and state governments, to provide advise related to multiple-use resource management policy, quality and conformance oversight for land sales/exchanges and multiple public use initiatives.
Serves as a primary point of contact for major lands and reality actions; ensures project oversight, technical adequacy, stakeholder involvement, and
coordination with affected agencies/public; responds to legislative and executive agency inquiries.
Resolves conflicts in policy/program objectives in complex or controversial issues such as levels of NEPA, associated alternatives to the proposed action and mitigation measures to be stipulated, and other politically sensitive issues and concerns
Conditions of Employment
Travel and relocation expenses will be paid consistent with the Federal Travel Regulation, Chapter 302, and Departmental policy. Selectee will be responsible for tax obligations related to payments for moving expenses - 2017 Tax Cuts and Job Act, Public Law 115-97. See "Other" section for additional information on 2017 Tax Cuts as related to PCS. 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-12: You must possess one (1) full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-11) in the federal service. Specialized experience is further defined as experience applying lands and realty legal authorities, regulations, legal opinions and decisions; working with outside partners and other agencies in land tenure adjustments; interpreting or developing policy and realty related training; and working on complex realty related issues and policies. For GS-13: You must posses one )1) full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the next lower grade level GS-12 in the federal service. Specialized experience is further defined as experience advising and developing multiple-use resource management program performing duties associated with land acquisitions, exchanges, disposals, withdrawals and/or rights-of-way; applying lands and realty legal authorities, regulations, legal opinions and decisions; working with outside partners and other agencies in land tenure adjustments; interpreting or developing policy and realty related training; and working on complex realty related issues and policies. There is no substitution of education for specialized experience at the GS-12 or above grade level. 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: The incumbent works in an office setting, however, site visits and public meetings may require walking or ride vehicles over rough terrain, performing duties that require recurring bending, crouching, stooping, reaching, or lifting. Work may also include lifting of moderately heavy
items, equipment, and samples. Work may require periods of concentration, after-hours preparation for staff and program guidance, and ability to deal with several diverse issues concurrently and effectively. Work Environment: The work is performed in office settings or at public meetings. Travel to other offices may require up to six hours driving time, under varying climate conditions, and/or on snow-packed roads.
This position falls under the group coverage qualification standards for Administrative and Management positions, occupational series GS-1170. There is no Individual Occupation Requirement or education requirements for this position.
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. 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 at https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx Tax Law Impact for PCS: On 22-Dec-2017, Public Law 115-97 - the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 suspended qualified moving expense deductions along with the exclusion for employer reimbursements and payments of moving expenses effective 01-Jan-2018 for tax years 2018 through 2025. The law made taxable certain reimbursements and other payments, including driving mileage, airfare and lodging expenses, en-route travel to the new duty station, and temporary storage of those items. The Federal Travel Regulation Bulletin (FTR) 18-05 issued by General Services Administration (GSA) has authorized agencies to use the Withholding Tax Allowance (WTA) and Relocation Income Tax Allowance (RITA) to pay for "substantially all" of the increased tax liability resulting from the "2018 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" for certain eligible individuals. For additional information on WTA/RITA allowances and eligibilities, please visit:https://www.gsa.gov/policy-regulations/regulations/federal-travel-regulation-ftr/i1182168#i1180710 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.