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Realty Specialist - Probate

Company: Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community
Location: Scottsdale
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Job Description:

Salary: $67,089.00 - $92,250.00 Annually Closing: 9/28/2022 11:59 PM Arizona Definition *THIS IS A GRANT-FUNDED POSITION* Under general supervision of the Real Property Manager, provides specialized assistance to landowners and compiles information regarding heirship findings, probates and last wills and testament. Ensures that information provided and transactions handled are in accordance with the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 25 Indians; Land Titles and Records (TSRs), Administrative Law Judge orders and Tribal Enrollment Records. This position requires that the candidate/employee have United States Department of the Interior Security Clearance or be pre-screened for clearance. This job class is treated as FLSA Non-Exempt. Essential Functions: (Essential functions may vary among positions, but may include the following tasks, knowledge, abilities, skills, and other characteristics. This list of tasks ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not intended to be a comprehensive listing of tasks performed by all positions in this classification). Examples of Tasks 1. Thoroughly researches inheritance data and family records, and conducts interviews with family members to obtain the necessary information for Heirship Finding Data to be included in the probate package. 2. Compiles "Data for Heirship Finding" documents and inventories of trust property to be used as basic data by an Administrative Law Judge to probate estates of Salt River decedents, and decedents from other reservations if requested to do so. 3. Prepares and maintains permanent records of pending and completed heirship cases. 4. Assembles and prepares such information, documents, records and other appropriate correspondence as required by the Administrative Law Judge to make a final decision in a probate case and to the Field Solicitor for approval as to the Last Will and Testament. 5. Assists at landowner family meetings held to resolve issues dealing with home sites, partitionments and other land matters by providing and/or clarifying previously researched and compiled information. 6. Attends probate hearings in order to assist the senior, more experienced Realty Specialist with providing follow up instructions or with the disposition of a case. Prepares annual and periodic reports of the probate caseload, as required by supervisor. 7. Works closely with the Enrollment Section and IIM in resolving heirship identification problems. Knowledge, Abilities, Skills and Other Characteristics:

  • Knowledge of the history, culture, laws, rules, customs and traditions of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.
  • Knowledge of the purpose, current issues, projects, organization, and employee responsibilities of the division to which assigned.
  • Knowledge of land description, realty terms, and land conveyance methods.
  • Knowledge of legal description, applicable Code of Federal Regulations (Titles 25 and 43), administrative law judge orders, Land Titles and Records (TSRs), enrollment records, and other applicable laws, rules or policies.
  • Skill in using a personal computer and job-related software programs.

  • Skill in organizing and prioritizing work.
  • Skill in project management including design, implementation planning, and documentation.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with SRPMIC staff and officials, community members, and the staff of federal, state and local governments.
  • Skill in resolving landowner issues and explaining real property issues in meetings with landowners.

  • Ability to gain and maintain federal security clearance for the United States Department of the Interior data systems.
  • Ability to apply guidelines contained in the Code of Federal Regulations (Title 25 Indians), Land Titles and Records (TSRs) guidelines.
  • Ability to read and apply Administrative Law Judge orders, land title and records guidelines, and Tribal ordinances.
  • Ability to make mathematical computations, including use of mathematical formulas and calculations pertaining to real property.
  • Ability to prepare (including typing) and record appropriate legal documents, such as Last Will and Testament, Quit Claim Deeds, Land Inventories, and other documents as assigned.
  • Ability to use initiative and judgment in working independently while recognizing matters which require the supervisors awareness.
  • Ability to determine fractions accurately for landowner interest portion. Minimum Qualifications Education & Experience: High school diploma or GED and post-high school training reading legal descriptions. Also requires one (1) to three (3) years of experience researching, preparing and recording real estate transactions.

    Equivalency: Any equivalent combination of experience and education that will allow the applicant to satisfactorily perform the duties of the job may be considered when filling the position.

    Underfill Eligibility: An enrolled Community Member who closely qualifies for the minimum qualifications for a position may be considered for employment under SRPMIC Policy 2-19, Underfill

    Certification: The employee must have United States Department of the Interior Security Clearance or pre-clearance for federal information system access and use. Special Requirements
    • May be required to work outside normal business hours including nights, weekends and holidays.
    • May be required to travel within the United States on occasion to attend conferences, consultations, training, etc.
      Prior to hire as an employee, applicants will be subject to drug and alcohol testing. Will be required to pass a pre-employment background/fingerprint check. Employees are subject to random drug and alcohol testing.

      "SRPMIC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer" Preference will be given to a qualified Community Member, then a qualified Native American and then other qualified candidate.

      In order to obtain consideration for Community member/Native American preference, applicant must submit a copy of Tribal Enrollment card or CIB which indicates enrollment in a Federally Recognized Native American Tribe by one of the following methods:
      1) attach to application
      2) fax (480) 362-5860
      3) mail or hand deliver to Human Resources.

      Documentation must be received by position closing date.
      The IHS/BIA Form-4432 is not accepted.
      Your Tribal ID/CIB must be submitted to HR-Recruitment-Two Waters.

Keywords: Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, Scottsdale , Realty Specialist - Probate, Other , Scottsdale, Arizona

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