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.
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U.S. Citizenship is required;
Be sure to 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;
Security Clearance/Background Investigation is required.
The incumbent is responsible for the inventory, monitoring, and evaluation of the wilderness study areas. Also the coordination, planning and development of wilderness management activities in the Burns District. Provides technical leadership, guidance, and expertise in all facets of the Wilderness Program. Provides expertise in the development and preparation of Environmental Assessments (EAs), Environmental Impact Statements (EISs) Resource Management Plans (RMP) Wilderness Resource Activity Plans, and Recreation Management Plans for district planning and environmental purposes.
Specialized Experience Requirements :
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. To be creditable, this experience must have been equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade of the position to be filled. Examples include to apply the principles of the Wilderness Preservation Act of 1964 to inventory and evaluate wilderness study areas and prepare management plans. Discuss policy with the public and various organizations. Serve as a member or team leader of interdisciplinary teams preparing National Environment Policy Act (NEPA) documents for projects.
You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
To qualify for the GS-09 based solely on education requires master's or equivalent graduate degree
2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree
LL.B. or J.D., if related OR have one year of specialized experience equivalent to a GS-07 in the federal service.
To qualify for the GS-11 based solely on education requires Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree
3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree
LL.M., if related. OR one year of specialized experience equivalent to a GS-09 in the federal service.
Major study -- outdoor recreation planning or a related field such as: sociology, forestry, landscape architecture, economics, biological science, park administration, earth science, natural resource management and conservation, civil engineering, urban planning, or recreation. Applicants who qualify on the basis of graduate work in related disciplines must have one or more courses in outdoor recreation.
OR a combination of specialized experience and education.
You will need to clearly state your undergraduate/graduate degree(s) and submit your college transcripts or a listing of your college courses that includes hours and grades.
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 interviews may be conducted on a pass/fail basis or may be scored. The job specific questions relate to the following knowledge, skills and abilities required to do the work of this position.
1) Knowledge of wilderness monitoring techniques and ability to collect and interpret use data, and prepare written reports.
2) Ability to provide interpretive information through formal and informal means.
3) Knowledge and skill to work effectively with people who have diverse interests, skills and backgrounds.
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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
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May require completion of a 1 year probationary period.
Travel and relocation expenses will be paid consistent with the Federal Travel Regulations and Departmental policy. The use of a relocation service company and home marketing incentive will not be offered. To view FAQ regarding PCS click
Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):
CTAP/ICTAP 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 well qualified if they fall within the Best or Highly Qualified categories on the rating criteria for this position.
Government facilities are required to provide a smoke free environment for their employees. Smoking will be permitted only in designated areas.
BLM may use certain incentives, currently offered by the Federal government, to attract high quality applicants.
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