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 in Cedar City, Utah. Information about Cedar City and the area can be found at
Cedar City, Utah.
U.S. Citizenship is required
Security Clearance/Background Investigation is required.
Read the "How to Apply" and "Required Documents" Sections
You cannot hold an active real estate license; nor can you
hold interest or stocks in firms with interest in Federal Land
Direct Deposit Required.
In this position you will perform the following duties: - Plan, manage, produce, and implement allotment evaluations for assigned allotments. - Collection, interpretation, and analysis of scientific data. - Participate as a leader or member of interdisciplinary teams charged with addressing particularly difficult, or resource area wide issues. - Perform professional and administrative duties associated with BLM's responsibility to issue permits, collect fees, and administer Federal Lands. - Serve as a rangeland resource consultant and advisor to ranchers, farmers, and other land users in the area.
Basic Education Requirement:
A degree in range management; or a related discipline that included at least 42 semester hours in a combination of the plant, animal, and soil sciences, and natural resources management, as follows:
Directly Related Plant, Animal, and Soil Sciences
- At least 18 semester hours of course work in range management, including courses in such areas as basic principles of range management, range plants, range ecology, range inventories and studies, range improvements, and ranch or rangeland planning.
Related Resource Management Studies
- At least 15 semester hours of directly related courses in the plant, animal, and soil sciences, including at least one course in each of these three scientific areas, i.e., plant, animal, and soil sciences. Courses in such areas as plant taxonomy, plant physiology, plant ecology, animal nutrition, livestock production, and soil morphology or soil classification are acceptable.
Specialized Experience Requirements:
- At least 9 semester hours of course work in related resource management subjects, including courses in such areas as wildlife management, watershed management, natural resource or agricultural economics, forestry, agronomy, forages, and outdoor recreation management. 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.
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 of specialized experience:
Entry-level work that required close supervision such as, assisting higher level professionals with grazing applications and permits, on-the-ground use supervision, planning and conducting range studies, planning range and watershed improvements, conducting trespass investigations, consulting with livestock operators & preparing land use planning documents.
One year of graduate-level education in a closely related field of study or superior academic achievement.
Work that required application of expanded professional knowledge such as assisting with grazing leases, permits, transfers and allotment management plans, monitoring studies, allotment evaluations and inspections, analyze multiple resource management issues.
Two years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree in a closely related field of study.
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, you 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:
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- Knowledge of the principles, practices, and theories of rangeland ecosystem management.
- Knowledge of laws and regulations, and policies as they relate to grazing permit administration and rangeland management.
- Knowledge of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process and requirements to complete environmental documents.
- Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of individuals and groups both verbally and in writing on a variety of resource issues.
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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
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May require completion of a one year probationary period.
Travel and relocation expenses will not 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.
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.
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