BLM is seeking a dynamic and energetic individual to join theteam!
The BLM manages more land – approximately 253 million acres - than any other Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The Bureau, with a budget of about $1 billion, also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estates throughout the nation. The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.
Explore a new career with the BLM - where our people are our greatest natural resource.
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This position is located Boise, Idaho. Information about the surrounding area can be found at
Travel and relocation expenses
be paid by the Department of the Interior. Any travel, transportation and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the selected employee.
This announcement is being advertised concurrently with ID-Merit-2012-0078 which is open to all current or former federal employees with competitive civil service status/reinstatement eligibility within local commuting area, ICTAP/CTAP eligibles within the local commuting area,
Veteran Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) eligibles
Persons eligible under Special Hiring Authorities
. If you are interested in being considered under both recruitment methods, you must submit complete application packages for each.
U.S. Citizenship required.
Security Clearance/Background Investigation required.
Read the "How to Apply" and "Required Documents" Sections.
You cannot hold an active real estate license; nor can you
have an interest or hold stocks in firms with interest in Federal Land.
Direct Deposit Required.
- Has the primary responsibility to design, implement and maintain an integrated and scientific inventory and studies program to measure progress toward or away from a wide variety of ecological objectives resulting from approved land use and activity plans.
- Develops plans for obtaining and analyzing data, including coordination of identified data needs, study methods, and techniques necessary for the monitoring program.
- Completes statistical and biometric analysis of data, interprets the results relative to specific objectives and recommends needed management changes.
- Provides input to the preparation of Standards and Guideline assessments, management and planning documents relating to impacts of changing causal agents, such as livestock use, on the ecosystem.
- Serves as Team Lead for Standards and Guideline assessments. Coordinates the activities of several interdisciplinary team specialists who survey, monitor, analyze and evaluate resources to permit multiple land uses while preserving the area’s ecological viability.
- Provides resources advice based on state of the art knowledge and assures the appropriate Field Office staff members are trained in accepted management and procedural techniques involving inventory, studies and monitoring.
Basic Education Requirement:
Degree: biology, or a related field of science underlying ecological research that included at least 30 semester hours in basic and applied biological sciences. These hours must have included at least 9 semester hours in ecology, and 12 semester hours in physical and mathematical sciences.
B. Combination of education and experience – equivalent to a major in biological science (i.e, at least 30 semester hours) with a least 9 semester hours of ecology, and 12 semesters hours in physical and mathematical sciences.
Specialized Experience Requirements:
In addition to the basic education requirement, 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.
For GS-11: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level GS-09 in the federal service. Specialized experience at this level is defined participating in the planning and execution of ecological or biological studies with a limited number of variables; performing established, standardized tests and analyses on a broad range of biological samples; and conducting studies using established fact-finding and evaluation procedures
Substitution of Education for the Specialized Experience Requirement
For GS-11: 3 years (55 semesters hours) of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, if related.
Education and experience may be combined to meet the specialized experience requirement.
Passage of a pre-employment physical is required.
The physical demands of this position are considerable walking along heavily vegetated stream banks and walking in cold mountain streams. Must be able to walk long distances over hazardous terrain. Some work will be done by boat on lakes, rivers and streams.
You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Upon receipt of your complete application package, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Your rating will be based on your responses to the Job Specific Questionnaire and the information stated in your resume. If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans. In addition, interviews may be conducted for this position. The job specific questions relate to the following knowledge, skills and abilities required to do the work of this position.
KSA 1: Knowledge in several fields of biological science that underlie ecology. Of particular interest is knowledge of the cause/effect relations to successional processes in range and forest ecosystems.
KSA 2: Ability to design and implement scientific study methods adapted to meet highly varied management objectives to overcome significant resource management issues which could include: water quality, riparian habitat, special status species habitat, big game habitat, livestock grazing, etc.
KSA 3: Knowledge of geographic, cartographic sciences, interdisciplinary resource management or natural resource management and geographic information systems/land information systems.
KSA 4: Ability to communicate effectively with a multi-disciplinary group in a knowledgeable and accurate manner, both orally and written, with peer professional GIS users in Federal and State agencies.
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May require completion of a 1 year probationary period.
Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):
CTAP provides eligible surplus and displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. Information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility is available from OPM's Career Transition Resources website at
. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration or that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) This vacancy is within your CTAP/ICTAP eligibility; 2) You apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) You are found well-qualified for this vacancy. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, or a copy of your separation personnel action form.
CTAP and ICTAP eligibles will be considered best qualified within the Best or Highly Qualified categories on the rating criteria for this position.
SELECTIVE SERVICE: Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. To register or verify your registration go to the
Selective Service System
Occasional travel may be required.
This is a Bargaining Unit position.
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