GIS Specialist (TERM)
Department Of The Interior - Cheyenne, WY

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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 Cheyenne, WY. Information about Location and the Location area can be found at Cheyenne, WY .

KEY REQUIREMENTS

U.S. Citizenship is required;

Be sure to read the "How to Apply" & "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;

Travel and relocation expenses will NOT be paid; Direct Deposit Required;

Security Clearance/Background Investigation is required.

DUTIES:
You will serve as the principle technical advisor on Geographic Information Systems to the office manager and resources staff. This position is responsible for the acquisition and management of the wide range of spatial information required to support the management of public lands. You must have a thorough and effective mix of technical skills in the geographic and computer science disciplines as well as a working appreciation of the Bureau mission and operational procedures sufficient to support Bureau of Land Management (BLM) business activities.

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. To be creditable, this experience must have been equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade of the position to be filled. -Must have knowledge of the interrelationships of various natural and cultural resources; for example, range, wildlife, soil, water, minerals and others. -Must have knowledge of the general land use planning process and land management programs You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

There are no minimum education requirements for this position. However, if you are substituting education for specialized experience, you must submit a copy of all transcripts.

GS-09: You must have one year of specialized experience at the GS-07. If qualifying on education, you must have a master's or equivalent graduate degree or
2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., GS-11: You must have one year of specialzed experience at the GS-09 level. If qualifying based on education, you must have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related

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.
  • Must have knowledge of standard GIS software/hardware, e.g. ESRI suite of products, AutoCad Map 3D, various data collection software and GPS technologies. -Knowledge of geographic/cartographic sciences, interdisciplinary resource management, and data base management. -Knowledge of appropriate database design principles to identify interrelationships among data.
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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:
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 .
May require completion of a 1 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 CTAP or ICTAP . If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration oCTAP and ICTAP eligibles will be considered well qualified if they fall within the Highly or Best Qualified categories on the rating criteria for this positionr 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. .

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.

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