Specialized Experience: 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 (GS-07) of the position to be filled. One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 level as a Land Law Examiner which is directly related to the work. Examples: 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. Processing, adjudications and advising on applications and claims for rights, privileges, gratuities, or other benefits authorized under various public land, mineral leasing, and mining laws; Familiarity with the examining and adjudication process to explain such matters as (1) the effect of withdrawals, mineral reservations, land classification and other actions on individual applications; The issues involved, the action being taken, or the status of pending cases (where appropriate to give such information); and (3) the basis for adverse actions and appeal rights; OR Education: Major study in any field; Applicants can qualify based on 2 full years (36 semester hours) of graduate level education leading to a master`s degree or equivalent (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. For some positions, graduate study alone may not provide the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform the work. OR Education and Experience: Equivalent combination of experience and education as described above.
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 by the closing date of the announcement.