Land Law Examiner for the BLM

Company Name: BLM

Title: Land Law Examiner
Location: Reno, NV

Job Post Website:!execute.hms?orgId=3&jnum=116499


The incumbent will collect data on a variety of assigned cases related to oil and gas and geothermal mineral cases. The incumbent will determine the accuracy and proper execution of applications or claims and the qualifications of applicants for legal rights as requested. The selectee will adjudicate a wide variety of routine mineral leasing applications.

The incumbent will also prepare routine correspondence, including leases, permits, decisions, and drafts to more complex adjudication cases (concerning lands, mining, oil and gas, or mining leasing cases). The incumbent will independently gather and research information and data necessary to complete and adjudicate a legal document.

The selectee will utilize data systems and applications to collect, enter and manipulate, update and maintain data according to prescribed Bureau and program standards. They will also ensure data quality and integrity by adherence to quality control standards and procedures.

Occasional travel

Minimum Qualifications:

-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

Preferred 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: Three (3) years of general experience, one (1) of which was equivalent to at least GS-04 in the Federal service as a law clerk, claims examiner, contact representative, or other position that provided a familiarity with real property laws and legal land descriptions, land titles, tract maps, and legal documents, or that involved explanation, application, or interpretation of laws, regulations and/or policies; OR completed a 4 year course of study leading to a bachelor`s degree with major study in any field. This education was obtained in an accredited business, secretarial or technical school, junior college, college or university; OR an equivalent combination of experience and education as described above.

For the GS-07: One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-5 in the Federal service as a Land Law Examiner or directly related position. Examples: examination of applications & claims for the disposal, use of, or title to public lands, issuance of leases, licenses, or permits for land or resources use; title searching, interpreting land records; work as a land appraiser; general practice of law that included involvement in legal transactions involving acquisition, lease, or disposal of land; OR 1 full year (18 semester hours) of graduate level education leading to a master`s degree or equivalent that included or was supplemented by 12 semester hours or course work related to the administration of land laws. Examples: course work in surveying, cartography, land use law, real estate law, land appraising, land use planning, water rights, mining laws, or legal instrument review and interpretation; OR meet the requirements for Superior Academic Achievement (S.A.A.) See OPM Quals Standard-General Policies E(4)(f) AND have at least 12 semester hours of coursework related to the administration of land laws listed above; OR equivalent combination of experience and education as described above.

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 position falls under the group coverage standards for Administrative and Management positions and an Individual Occupational Requirement (IOR) Land Law Examining Series.

To qualify with education, 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.

Desired Majors: Geography, Geology, Geological Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Mining Engineering

Position Type: Full Time
Hours per week: 40+

Salary & Benefits: $32,374.00 to $52,134.00 / Per Year

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.

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) 861-6431 or email us at: 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: 01/05/2017