BLM is seeking a dynamic and energetic individual to join our team. 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.
There are two positions to be filled from this announcement. Both positions are located in the High Desert District. One position has a duty station of Rock Springs, WY and the other will have a duty station of Kemmerer, WY. The High Desert District Office is co-located with the Rock Springs Field Office and encompasses the Rawlins, Kemmerer and Pinedale Field Offices. The District includes significant natural resources and land management issues that have national and regional impact. Examples of resources managed include the world's largest deposit of trona and the number two ranked gas field in the nation. The District is responsible for integrating public land uses with emerging green energy sources such as wind. The District helps manage oil and gas development, the transport of energy, management and protection of wild horses, and land conservation. The Rock Springs Field Office manages over 3.6 million acres of public land surface and 3.5 million acres of public subsurface minerals in the southwestern part of Wyoming. The Field Office administers a variety of programs including mineral exploration and development, wildlife habitat, outdoor recreation, wild horses, livestock grazing, and historic trails. For information on the Rock Springs Field office, please go to:
The Kemmerer Field Office is responsible for the management of 1.4 million acres of public land and approximately 1.6 million acres of Federal mineral estate in the southwest corner of Wyoming. The area managed by the Kemmerer Field Office extends from Star Valley south to Evanston, and from the Green River near Fontenelle Reservoir west to the Utah border. Please see the Kemmerer Field Office website at
If you are appointed at a grade lower than the full performance level, you may subsequently be promoted to the full performance level without competition. Promotion will depend upon administrative approval and the continuing need for an actual assignment and performance of higher level duties.
U.S. Citizenship is required; Direct Deposit 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;
Security Clearance/Background Investigation is required.
You will plan, implement, and oversee the Law Enforcement Program concerning the enforcement of Federal laws and regulations relating to public lands and resources managed by the Bureau of Land Management. You will serve as a uniformed law enforcement officer with full delegated law enforcement authority and will provide direction and leadership in the areas of investigations, apprehending violators, and other law enforcement activities within the jurisdiction of the Field Office to which assigned. You will coordinate the Law Enforcement program with resource management plans, activities, and personnel and will implement annual law enforcement plans and patrol areas of high Resource Value. You will be required to coordinate and communicate with other law enforcement agencies conducting a full range of criminal, civil and administrative investigations on violations of federal law and regulation pertaining to public lands and resources administered by BLM. The duties of this position are rigorous and you must meet the arduous physical and medical standards. The work will require considerable strenuous physical exertion with long periods of standing, crawling, walking and running over rough, uneven surfaces and through wooded or brush areas. You also must be able to safely use firearms.
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.
is defined as experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.
Examples for the GS-09 level are:
using legal principles and concepts to determine what constitutes a crime or violation and recognizing the kinds of evidence required to prove that a violation has occurred regarding multiple use management of public lands; using elements to establish probable cause and reasonable suspicion to conduct searches and make arrests and seizures.
Examples for the GS-11 are:
patrolling and enforcing a variety of laws and regulations; independently planning and carrying out investigations; plan, direct and conduct law enforcement operations for a natural resource agency; working on a team providing law enforcement on interagency operations. You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the annnouncement. Federal employees in the competitive service are also subject to the Time-In-Grade requirement.
Selective Placement Factors:
This position requires special qualifications that have 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.
Must have and maintain a valid drivers' license.
Prior experience as a law enforcement officer carrying out duties involving the investigation, apprehension, and/or detention of persons suspected or convicted of offenses against the criminal laws of the United States.
Must meet the Maximum Entry Age restrictions.You must also meet the following criteria:
Safely use firearms, non-lethal weapons and defensive tactics.
Maintain a single-scope background investigation.
Pass a drug test.
Meet the medical and physical standards for this position.
Successfully complete a Basic Law Enforcement School (with emphasis on natural resources law enforcement) at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (or equivalent) and must successfully complete 40 hours of in service training annually. Failure to complete the School may result in termination of employment.
Maintain a delegation of law enforcement authority.
To qualify for GS-9
applicants must have One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the federal service
a master's or equivalent graduate degree
2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree OR LL.B. or J.D., in a field that provided knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to do the work; e.g., law enforcement, police administration, criminology or criminal justice.
a combination of education and experience.
To qualify for the GS-11 level,
applicants must have one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the federal service
have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree
have 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree
an LL.M in a field that provided the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to do the work, e.g., law enforcement, police administration, criminology or criminal justice
a combination or education and experience to meet the qualifications.
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.
Knowledge of law enforcement and investigative techniques and procedures.
Ability to apply laws, regulations and policies related to multiple use management of public lands.
Ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with a variety of organizations or groups who have interests in public land management.
Ability to develop local policies and procedures for carrying out law enforcement activities.
Skill in written and oral communications.
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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 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.
The duties of this position may require the incumbent to perform irregular or occasional overtime per week. The position may qualify for Administratively Uncontrollable Overtime (AUO).
Travel will be required.
This position may require you to wear an officially-approved uniform while in a duty status.
The maximum entry-age for this position shall not exceed age 37, unless you have sufficient prior Federal civilian law enforcement experience or you are a preference eligible veteran. If you are a preference eligible veteran, you may be eligible for this position after your 37th birthday. You must supply a copy of your Defense Department Form 214 (DD-214) along with Standard Form 15 (if applicable) and any associated documentation in accordance with the instructions in this vacancy announcement. Failure to provide this documentation with your application will result lost of eligibility to receive a waiver of the maximum entry age requirement.
Applicants for this position are required to qualify with and use firearms and other weapons as part of assigned duties and to maintain such qualifications. Because of an amendment to 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(9), which became effective September 30, 1996, and is referred to as the Lautenberg Amendment, applicants are ineligible for this position if at ANY time they have been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony crime of domestic violence, unless such conviction was expunged, set aside or the applicant received a pardon.
THIS IS A DRUG TESTING DESIGNATED POSITION. In accordance with Executive Order 12564, and under the Department's Drug Free Workplace Program. Applicant(s) tentatively selected for this position will be required to submit a urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use and to pass the test prior to appointment. In addition, this position is subject to random testing for illegal drug use.
Passage of a pre-employment physical is required.
You must be able to obtain and maintain a valid driver's license.
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