Legal Instruments Examiner - Anticipated
***Native American Preference***
The Legal Instruments Examiner acts as a technical expert to assist the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Energy Service Center (BIA-IESC) in examining tribal legal documents.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Responsible for the integration of CNI Core Competencies into daily functions, including: commitment to integrity, knowledge / quality of work, supporting financial goals of the company, initiative / motivation, cooperation / relationships, problem analysis / discretion, accomplishing goals through organization, positive oral / written communication skills, leadership abilities, commitment to Affirmative Action, reliability / dependability, flexibility and ownership / accountability of actions taken.
Serves as technical specialist and liaison between Indian tribes, agencies and commercial contractors on complex project issues, processes or methods.
Analyzes and examines extremely difficult or controversial title cases.
Independently plans, organizes, conducts research and analyzes legal documents pertaining to each specific case workload.
Examines and corrects extremely complex title documents for the acquisition and disposal of real property rights pertaining to trust, restricted, fee and reserved lands.
Prepares abstracts of title by carefully examining each legal description of the property.
Advises the realty specialists in the preparation of leases, stipulations, memoranda of understanding, etc.
Responsible for aiding in own self-development by being available and receptive to any training made available by the company.
Plans daily activities within the guidelines of company policy, job description and supervisor's instruction in such a way as to maximize output.
Responsible for keeping own immediate work area in a neat and orderly condition to ensure safety of self and coworkers. Will report any unsafe conditions and/or practices to the appropriate supervisor and Human Resources. Will immediately correct any unsafe conditions as the best of own ability.
EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree in Legal Studies and a minimum of three (3) years’ relevant experience, or equivalent combination of education / experience. Experience with legal activities associated with real estate and mineral law.
CERTIFICATES / LICENSES / REGISTRATION
JOB SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS / ABILITIES
Knowledge of Bureau and Regional Office procedures and guidelines for trust and knowledge of laws, regulations, and Federal or Departmental policies for land management
Knowledge of title documents, legal land descriptions, Title system (automated system of record), Title Research Skills, Customer Service, Information Management/technology skills of different automated systems of record
Excellent research and analytical skills with ability to identify problems, determine accuracy / relevance of information, evaluate alternatives and make recommendations
Exceptional customer service skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability to work effectively with others to achieve goals
Ability to work from a project plan as well as to assess needs, provide assistance, resolve problems and satisfy expectations
Ability to organize work, set priorities, handle multiple projects and complete assignments within the established timelines
Skilled proficiency using Adobe and Microsoft Office (i.e., Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint)
Ability to work independently or in a team environment
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
Ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.