Range Clerk (Typing) - Term
Department Of The Interior - Farmington, NM

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BLM is seeking a dynamic and energetic individual to join the team to assist our Rangelend Management program in Farmington, NM.

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. For additional information about the BLM, please visit Our website .

This position is located in the BLM Farmington District, Farmington Field Office. Information about the BLM Farmington program can be found at Farmington .
  • 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.

DUTIES: The function of the position is to provide administrative support to the Rangeland Management program of the Farmington Field Office. Incumbent performs clerical duties related to the grazing of livestock, construction of range improvements, rangeland inventory and monitoring, management of public land range resources and serves as a focal point for permittee/lessee or public contacts regarding these activities. Incumbent performs a variety of tasks including typing, filing, records management and work of a technical nature in the processing of grazing preference applications and transfers. He or she assists in data input into the Range Administration System (RAS) and Range Improvement System (RIPS), and the maintenance of records in both systems.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: 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. You must have one year of experience that was equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade (GS-04) of the position to be filled. At this level, the incumbent performs difficult and responsible work under immediate or general supervision. The assignments require a good working knowledge of administrative functions and the exercise of independent judgment in accordance with well-established policies, procedures, and techniques. This experience was in or related to the work of the position advertised. Examples of experience are: contact representative, data entry, word processing, mail and file, and/or correspondence. You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.

Selective Placement Factors: This position requires a special qualification that has been determined to be essential to perform the duties and will be used as a screen out element. Those who do not provide evidence they possess the following selective factor(s) will be rated not qualified. Ability to type 40 words per minute. Applicants may self-certify by affirmatively answering the question in the job-related questionnaire.

Substitution of education for experience: GS-05: four (4) years of education above high school is qualifying. If you are applying based on 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, 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.

1. Ability to perform administrative assistance, such as arranging meetings, taking notes at public meetings, and assembling documents.
2. Knowledge of English spelling, grammar, punctuation, and format.
3. Ability to use automated office software, especially word processing and spreadsheets.
4. Knowledge of terminology used in livestock and resource management.
5. Knowledge of land status, legal descriptions, and map reading.

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BENEFITS: To explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees, visit the Office of Personnel Management's website at Federal Benefits at USAJOBS .

OTHER INFORMATION: This is a term position for which all qualified U.S. citizens with or without Federal status may apply and be considered. Appointment to this position will not convey permanent status in the Federal service, and will be for a period not-to-exceed 13 months, with possible extension up to a total of 4 years (or longer if approved by the Office of Personnel Management) without re-announcement.

May require completion of a 1 year trial period.

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 website.

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 CTAP or ICTAP . 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 Highly or Best Qualified categories on the rating criteria for this position.

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