Supervisory Land Law Examiner for the BLM

Company Name: BLM

Title: Supervisory Land Law Examiner
Location: Norman ,OK

Job Post Website: https://jobs.mgsapps.monster.com/blm/vacancy/viewVacancyDetail!execute.hms?orgId=3&jnum=116499

Description:

Provide leadership, motivation, and direction to a staff of land law examiners, legal instrument examiners, legal assistants, and administrative assistants to ensure the processing of energy related use applications for Federal and Indian trust mineral lease and/or relative actions are properly processed and coordinated. Plans, organizes, and directs priorities and work of staff. Deals with conduct and performance issues. Ensures all program actions are in conformance with Bureau standards, guidelines, land use planning (Federal lease and realty actions), laws, policies, and procedures. Adjudicates proposed communization and other pooling agreements affecting Indian trust minerals; provide case recordation number and coordinate recommendation to the BIA as needed. Ensures coordination and communication with staff and the branches within the division. Leads collaborative efforts to address resource issues involving our customers, personnel, stakeholders, interest groups, BIA, Ute Tribe, and other government and state agency personnel. Enters, retrieves and manipulates data in databases. Maintains accuracy of the minerals and realty data bases and permanent records.

Minimum Qualifications:

Basic Educational Requirements: Graduate education (including law school) that included or was supplemented by 12 semester hours of course work related to the administration of land laws. Examples include course work in land surveying, cartography, land use law, real estate law, land appraising, land use planning, water rights, mining laws, or legal instrument review and interpretation.

Specialized Experience for the GS-11 is described as:

Experience: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 level performing adjudication or examination of applications and claims for the disposal, use of, or title to public lands, issuance of leases, licenses, or permits for land or resources use, and resolving conflicts arising from use. General practice of law that included substantial involvement in examinations of titles or other legal transactions involving acquisition, lease, or disposal of land. Title searching, abstracting, or interpreting land records, survey plats, or tract indexes and books, provided the work demonstrated an understanding of the laws, regulations, and policies associated with land management programs. Work as a land appraiser that involved appraisal of undeveloped or marginal-type land.; AND/OR, Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree OR 3 full years of graduate education (including law school) that included or was supplemented by 12 semester hours of course work related to the administration of land laws. Examples include course work in land surveying, cartography, land use law, real estate law, land appraising, land use planning, water rights, mining laws, or legal instrument review and interpretation; – OR – Combination of Education and Experience: Total qualifying education as described above and experience as listed above are combined together and when combined must total to equal at least 100 percent to qualify. Only graduate level education may be combined with experience.

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.

Desired Majors: Geography

Position Type: Full Time
Hours per week: 40+

Salary & Benefits: $58,562 – $76,131

Application Process: 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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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 (505)954-2087 and BLM_NM_HR_VACANCIES@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.

Application Deadline: 12/2/2016