Realty Specialist Individual Placement with Bureau of Land Management
Canon City, CO
Type of Job
$600.00/week (+Education Award)
About the job
Title: Bureau of Land Management – Realty Specialist Individual Placement
Start/End Date: April 26th, 2021 - August 27th, 2021
Stipend: $600.00/week (+Education Award)
Term: 18 weeks
Reports To: Bureau of Land Management - Royal Gorge Field Office
Location: Canon City, CO 81212
Status: 675 hour AmeriCorps Service Term
Benefits: AmeriCorps Education Award $2,360.00 after successful completion
Southwest Conservation Corps’ Mission
It is the mission of the Southwest Conservation Corps to empower individuals to positively impact their lives, their communities, and the environment.
The Bureaus of Land Management's (BLM) Royal Gorge Field Office (RGFO) administers more than 668,000 surface acres of public land along the Front Range of Colorado and 6.8 million sub-surface acres. The BLM manages public lands to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations, including the management of access to and across federal land, as well as beneficial use of natural resources. The BLM Lands and realty section processes applications to use federal lands, whether on a one-time basis or for decades. Some of the projects nationwide include wind farms, solar arrays, pipelines for water, oil, and gas, as well as energy infrastructure.
This individual will perform routine and recurring developmental assignments to acquire knowledge and understanding of functions, principles, and methods used in the areas of public land management, land and reality, customer contact, customer support and systems administration. This individual will focus particularly on data collection, specialist support, and research and support inspections of land use authorizations and potential trespasses. These activities help to support the BLM responsibility to allow public land usage and access, while avoiding undue degradation of resources, and assuring compliance with data and information usage and retention laws. Essential functions and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Lands and Realty and Specialist SupportProvide direct contact customer service support. This entails receiving information and inquiries from both the general public as well as governmental and business entities.
Research the issues and questions arising from customer contact. This may include meeting with mentors and specialists, performing internet research, reviewing historical files and maps, as well as other resources
Draft responses at a level appropriate with the inquiry
- Records and Data SupportAssist senior specialists in the financial auditing area
Assist in the Lands & Realty program data retention system of hard copy and electronic preservation in collecting, organizing and maintaining program data and/or program records and metadata.
Assist with responses to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.
- Research and InspectionsResearch subjects in the office as needed by the non-renewable section, including using various software and databases to check on surface disturbance and potential trespasses on public land
Travel with specialists in the field periodically to inspect existing right of ways and development on public land to assure compliance with BLM rules and regulations
Maintain databases, develop internal control reports and present findings
- The BLM is seeking an individual interested in learning activities and duties related to a career in public land management.
- Specific interests can include lands and realty, specialists support, customer relations, GIS/information science, cadastral survey, solid and fluid mineral management.
- Interest in gaining practical experience in working with a multitude of public land management specialists.
- Experience in customer service
- Has good written and verbal communication skills
- Research skills
The successful applicant must be self-motivated and able to work independently with limited supervision after the initial training period. The applicant must be able to maneuver and operate in a mixture of office and field work. This can include long periods of standing or walking on rough, uneven ground, bending, crouching, and stooping. Applicant must have a valid driver’s license and a good driving record. Prior to starting this position, a government security background clearance will be required.
- S. CitizenshipPermanent Resident Card, INS form I-551
Alien Registration Card, INS form I-551
A passport indicating that the INS has approved it as temporary evidence of lawful admission for permanent residence
A departure record (INS 194) indication that the INS has approved it as temporary evidence of lawful admission for permanent residence
- Driver's License
To apply, please submit an updated resume and letter of interest along with the online application here.
Preference will be give to applications submitted prior to April 2nd, 2021.
Contact Cait at with any questions.