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Employment Type:
Full time
Job Category:
Realty Specialist
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Job Description

* Duties




This announcement may be used to fill more than one position within the state of Nevada.

BLM may use certain incentives currently offered by the Federal government to attract high quality applicants.

These positions are located in the Ely, Nevada District Office. For information about Ely. please visit White Pine 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.

Work Environment: The environment involves everyday risks or discomforts that require normal safety precautions. The work environment varies from an office setting to working outside in isolated areas under adverse weather conditions. The employee usually works alone while in the field. Temperatures in the field vary from minus 10 degrees Fahrenheit to 105 degrees Fahrenheit. Work in the office will generally be at a desk. The employee will adhere to all safety rules and regulations as prescribed in manuals/supplements or by the designated Safety Officer.

Physical Demands: The work is split between sedentary and physical. Because the employee may lead or often conduct on-site examinations, there is some walking, standing, bending, and requiring normal physical exertion. Onsite visits require physical ability to traverse remote rough country by cross country vehicle or by foot, sometimes in extreme climatic conditions to conduct field inspections. The field duties of this position require that the employee operate four-wheel drive vehicles on and off roads in isolated areas.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - May be required to travel for training or site visits.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


* Job family (Series)

1170 Realty

* Requirements



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.

This position falls under the Group Coverage Qualification Standard for Administrative and Management Positions. There are no Individual Occupational Requirements for this series.

If selected for this position you will need to complete the Federal Information Systems Security Awareness (FISSA) training prior to start date (if applicable).

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.

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.

For the GS-09 Level: 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, National Environmental Policy Act (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 by the closing date of the announcement.


This position has a substitution of education for Specialized Experience. See qualification section for a description of the education substitution for specialized experience. Additionally to qualify based on education you must submit copies 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

About Department of the Interior

The Department of the Interior (DOI) is the nation's principal conservation agency. Its mission is to protect America's treasures for future generations, provide access to our nation's natural and cultural heritage, offer recreation opportunities, honor our trust responsibilities to American Indians and Alaska Natives and our responsibilities to island communities, conduct scientific research, provide wise stewardship of energy and mineral resources, foster sound use of land and water resources, and conserve and protect fish and wildlife. Its work affects the lives of millions of people; from the family taking a vacation in a national park to the children studying in Indian schools.