LEGAL INSTRUMENTS EXAMINER, GS-0963-5/6/7/8


Vacancy ID: 788719   Announcement Number: AN-13-06   USAJOBS Control Number: 331428300

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1. Title of Job

LEGAL INSTRUMENTS EXAMINER, GS-0963-5/6/7/8


2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

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6. Citizenship

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7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

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11. Miscellaneous Information

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12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

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14. Veteran Preference Claim

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

16. Availability Date

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17. Service Computation Date

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18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties

The occupational specialty will be selected for you if there is only one, otherwise, select/enter at least one occupational specialty code for this position. The specialty code for this position is:


001 Legal Instruments Examiner

21. Geographic Availability

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400160015 Anadarko, OK

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

INSTRUCTIONS: Do not overstate or understate your level of experience and demonstrated capability. You should be aware that your ratings are subject to evaluation and verification based on the resume, and other relevant documents you submit, as well as through verification of references as appropriate. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your stated level of experience and demonstrated capability. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you or for dismissing you from the position following acceptance.

1. Are you submitting Form BIA-4432, Verification of Indian Preference for Employment in the Bureau of Indian Affairs, to claim Indian Preference? Note: You must include and upload your Form BIA-4432. As outlined in the vacancy announcement, this is the ONLY Indian Preference Verification Form that will be accepted.

A. Yes.

B. No.

2. Are you a veteran and submitting a DD-214, Certificate of Release or Honorable Discharge from Active Duty, to verify Veteran's Preference claimed? Note: You must include and upload your DD-214, if claiming 5 pt. or 10 pt. preference and Standard Form 15 including the required supporting documentation, if claiming 10 pt. preference.

A. Yes.

B. No.

3. Are you submitting your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, to verify you are a current status employee or a former employee with Reinstatement eligibility? Note: you must include and upload your latest SF-50 to verify transfer or reinstatement eligibility. To determine if you are eligible, please go to the following website: http://www.usajobs.gov/EI3.asp.

A. Yes.

B. No.

4. The incumbent is required to operate a government-owned or leased motor vehicle in the performance of duties; therefore, you must possess a valid state Driver's License. Do you possess a valid Driver's License?

A. Yes.

B. No,

5. Carefully read the following descriptions of experience and education. Select the one that best describes your qualifications for GS-5 Legal Instruments Examiner. Make sure your resume supports the response that you select. If qualifying based on education, submit a copy of your college or university transcript(s).

A. I have at least 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-4 grade level in the Federal service which involved maintaining files pertaining to land title information by entering all pertinent data on the document requests; pulling the historical file to extract document information needed; researching for various title documents; encoding encumbrance data from recorded title documents into land title automated systems for land title ownership..

B. I have completed 4 years of progressively higher-level education leading to a bachelors degree in an accredited business or technical school, college or university above high school in any field for which high school graduation or equivalent is a prerequisite.

C. I have a combination of education and experience described above, which meets 100% of the qualification requirements.

D. I do not meet the requirements as described.

6. Carefully read the following descriptions of experience. Select the one that best describes your qualifications for GS-6 Legal Instruments Examiner. Make sure your resume supports the response that you select.

A. I have at least 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-5 grade level in the Federal service which involved researching for various title documents; encoding encumbrance data from recorded title documents into land title automated systems for land title ownership; examining complex title documents for the acquisition and disposal of real property rights pertaining to trust, restricted, fee and reserved lands.

B. I do not have the experience as described in the above statement.

7. Carefully read the following descriptions of experience. Select the one that best describes your qualifications for GS-7 Legal Instruments Examiner. Make sure your resume supports the response that you select.

A. I have at least 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-6 grade level in the Federal service which involved analyzing legal documents pertaining to statutes, regulations and judicial decisions; examining complex title documents for the acquisition and disposal of real property rights pertaining to trust, restricted, fee and reserved lands; advising realty specialists in the preparation of various forms of title conveyance and divestment documents, equitable title documents, deeds, leases, grants, property management agreements, stipulations, memoranda of understanding, easements, affidavits, reservation statements, etc.

B. I do not have the experience as described in the above statement.

8. Carefully read the following descriptions of experience and education. Select the one that best describes your qualifications for GS-8 Legal Instruments Examiner. Make sure your resume supports the response that you select.

A. I have at least 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-7 grade level in the Federal service which included researching and analyzing legal documents pertaining to statutes, regulations and judicial decisions; examining complex title documents for the acquisition and disposal of real property rights pertaining to trust, restricted, fee and reserved lands; advising realty specialists in the preparation of various forms of title conveyance and divestment documents, equitable title documents, deeds, leases, grants, property management agreements, stipulations, memoranda of understanding, easements, affidavits, reservation statements, etc.
B. I do not have the experience as described in the above statement.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Please select only one letter for each item. If after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have overstated your qualifications and/or experience and your self-rating is not supported, your score will be lowered.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.

B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.

C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.

D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.

E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

9. Determine what legal sources apply, define issues, and determine applicable principles of law in adjudicating cases.

10. Prepare administrative probate modifications to add property to the inventory of an estate, add an interest to previously inventoried lands, and/or to correct typographical errors in legal descriptions or incorrect fractions of the owners' interest.

11. Prepare Administrative Law Judge probate modifications to delete property from an inventory, decrease the decedent's interest in a tract of land, distribute newly added land, re-determine heirs, re-distribute interests when other erroneous information is discovered.

12. Advise realty specialists in the preparation of various forms of title conveyances and divestment documents, equitable title documents, deeds, leases, grants, property management agreements, stipulations, memoranda of understanding, easements, etc , as they relate to the acceptance of title.

13. Read and interpret maps of definite location, plats, surveys, land descriptions, etc.

14. Examine extensive chain of title, validating and certifying land/ parcel title documents and reviewing the last certified and issued Title Status Report.

15. Examine and correct complex title documents for the acquisition and disposal of real property rights pertaining to trust, restricted, fee and reserved lands.

16. Prepare abstracts of title by carefully examining each legal instrument.

17. Ensure that title status reports are absolutely accurate.

18. Ensure that technical language in the preparation of title documents and probate documents are legal, clear, accurate, proper, and binding and enforceable.

19. Contact others to obtain information.

20. Work with others to generate ideas/suggestions.

21. Explain technical information.

22. Work with others to resolve differences for the benefit of the team or project.

23. Recommend solutions to routine problems.

24. Use a computer to process and analyze data.

25. Use a computer or word processor to create, edit, print, retrieve, or manipulate files.

26. Assure electronically stored information is readily available.

27. Maintain security and confidentiality of records, equipment, and computer access.

28. Keep up with new features in office equipment or technology.

29. Respond to requests or complaints.

30. Follow up on requests or complaints.

31. Serve as liaison between personnel, clients, and customers.

32. Communicate with beneficiaries and clients to assess their needs.

33. Provide information about opportunities, services, or resources.

INSTRUCTIONS: As previously explained, your ratings in this Occupational Questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification based on the documents and references you submit. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your ratings. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you or for dismissing you from the position/agency during the probation period. Please take this opportunity to review your ratings to ensure their accuracy. By agreeing to the statement below, you are confirming that you: 1) understand this warning; 2) have reviewed your responses to this questionnaire for accuracy; and 3) verify that your responses accurately describe your current level of experience and capability.

34. Failure to agree to the statement below will disqualify you from further consideration for the position.

A. Yes, I verify that all of my responses to this questionnaire are true and accurate. I accept that if my supporting documentation and/or later steps in the selection process do not support one or more of my responses to the questionnaire that my application may be rated lower and/or I may be removed from further consideration.

B. No, I do not accept this agreement and/or I no longer wish to be considered for this position.

NOTE: It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume, veterans or Indian preference documentation, assessment questions and answers, and SF 50s) is received and is accurate.