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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This position is located in Ely. Information about Ely, Nevada and the Ely area can be found at
White Pine Chamber of Commerce
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.
- U.S. Citizenship is required.
- Security Clearance/Background Investigation 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 is required.
This position is located on the BLM Fuels Management Staff within Office of Fire Management for the Ely District Office, Ely, Nevada. The position has requirements for tractor operation, laborer, range improvement repair, natural resource monitoring, and fire suppression support. Incumbent frequently operates a farm-type tractor and/or other machinery with towed or attached equipment over steep hills and rough terrain to mow brush, grind trees, or masticate vegetation. Tractor attachments are controlled through hydraulic or mechanical controls (e.g., power take-off). Attachments operated includes but is not limited to brush mowers, aerators, harrows, chippers, disks, drill and broadcast seeders, and occasionally front-end loading devices. Operation of heavy trucks (up to 2-ton) and/or pickup trucks pulling trailers is required. Operation of forklift is also required. Incumbent must maintain all hand tools and equipment on a daily basis to the manufacturer's standards. Simple repair of broken parts or equipment is also required. This frequently requires troubleshooting of mechanical problems associated with tractor and attachments. Incumbent frequently uses air tools, basic tool sets and power tools to perform maintenance and repair duties. Work includes basic labor at times, including operator maintenance and servicing, simple repair to vehicles and buildings, basic carpentry, loading/unloading supplies, inventory, and various warehouse organization duties. Work also includes monitoring of natural resources and inspection, maintenance and repair of range improvement projects, and documentation of findings. Work sometimes requires use of automated equipment (hardware and software), data, systems, and applications to accomplish the duties of the position.
OPM Job Qualifications System for Trades and Labor Occupations will be used in determining applicant’s qualifications. There is no specific length of training or experience required; however, the applicant must be able to demonstrate through experience shown in the resume materials, that they possess the skill level that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of Tractor Trailor without more than normal supervision.
Screen outs : Ability to do the work of the positon without more than normal supervision.
You must be able to lift objects weighing up to 50 pounds.
Possess a valid current State driver's license.
Screen-out Element: Ability to do the work of the position without more than normal supervision.
Passage of a pre-employment physical is required. The physical demand of this positon require ts frequent physical effort while performing duties. Requires frequent stooping, bending, reaching, and arm and leg movement to operate tractor controls. Considerable physical effort is frequently required to operate the tractor and manipulate equipment controls to compensate for difficult terrain. Often works for long periods of time and often works in awkward or cramped positions. Strain is caused by constant vibration of equipment and jolting from operating equipment over rough surfaces.
Work requires camping out in trailers or tents at very remote locations for very long periods of time in all types of climatic conditions. Living quarters may include motels, cabins, camp trailers, or camp tents. Driving long distances to and from work sites will not be uncommon.
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.
Element 1 -Ability To Do The Work Of The Position Without More Than Normal Supervision
Element 2 –Operation of Tractor and other Motor Vehicles
Element 3-Ability to Interpret Instructions Specifications, etc. (related to mobile equipment operation)
Element 4-Work Practices (includes keeping things neat, clean and in order)
Element 5-Reliability and Dependability as a Tractor Operator.
Element 6-Ability to Drive Safely (Motor Vehicles)
Element 7-Ability to Operate Safely (Non-Motor Vehicle)
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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 well qualified if they fall within the Best or Highly Qualified categories on the rating criteria for this position.
May require completion of a one year probationary 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
BLM may use certain incentives, currently offered by the Federal government, to attract high quality applicants.
Frequent travel may be required.
Bureau of Land Management - 12 months ago