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Natural Resource Specialist/ Physical Scientist (Air Quality Specialist)

Bureau of Land Management Sacramento, CA
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Natural Resource Specialist/ Physical Scientist (Air Quality Specialist)

##### Department of the Interior

Bureau of Land Management


- ##### Open & closing dates

07/08/2019 to 07/22/2019

- ##### Service


- ##### Pay scale & grade

GS 13

- ##### Salary

$96,311 to $125,202 per year

- ##### Appointment type


- ##### Work schedule



1 vacancy in the following location:


Sacramento, CA 1 vacancy

##### Relocation expenses reimbursed

Yes Travel and relocation expenses will be paid consistent with the
Federal Travel Regulation, Chapter 302, and Departmental policy.

##### Telework eligible

Yes as determined by agency policy

- Duties

### Summary

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 Sacramento, California. Information
about Sacramento and the surrounding area can be found here at
the City of Sacramento Website.

Learn more about this agency

### Responsibilities

The incumbent for this position will serve as the Air Quality
Specialist for the Bureau of Land Management in California.

- Provides specialized and technical air and climate expertise to
identify the effects of, and impacts to, climate and air quality
in a timely fashion to assist in meeting BLM's obligations.
- Provides technical expertise in activities pertaining to State
of California and adjacent states and local air quality agency
coordination, particularly regarding State and EPA development
and review of State Implementation Plans (SIPs).

- The incumbent is responsible for the technical adequacy of air
quality and climate program development and management,
primarily for Bureau Land Use Plans and National Environmental
Policy Act (NEPA).

### Travel Required

Occasional travel - Travel may be required for training and work
related situations.

##### Supervisory status


##### Promotion Potential


- #### Job family (Series)

0401 General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences

- Requirements

### Conditions of Employment

- U.S. Citizenship is required.
- Be sure to read the "How to Apply" and "Required Documents"
- 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.
- Background Investigation Required.

You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of
this announcement.

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.

### Qualifications

**Specialized Experience:**
In addition to the basic education requirement applicants must have
at least one year specialized experience. In order to be rated as
qualified for this position we must be able to determine that you
meet the specialized experience requirement-please include this
information in your resume. Examples of specialized experience
include, but are not limited to; Conducting air-quality analyses to
ensure management activities conform with standards promulgated by
local, State, and Federal laws and statutes; Using mathematical
models to simulate transport of pollutants in the atmosphere. In
order to be rate as qualified for this position, we musts be able to
determine that you meet the specialized experience requirement.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer
work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps,
AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional;
philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social).
Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and
skills and can provide valuable training and experience that
translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for
all qualifying, experience, including volunteer experience.

**Substitution of Education:**

Education may not be substituted for experience at these grades

### Education

Applicants may meet the basic education requirement by
possessing either:

***Natural Resources Specialist, 0401***

**Basic Education Requirement:** A degree: in biological sciences,
agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related
disciplines appropriate to the position. - or - A combination of
education and experience that includes courses equivalent to a
major, as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional


***Physical*** ***Scientist, 1301***

**Basic Education Requirement:** This position has a basic education
requirement, which requires you to have a degree in physical
science, engineering, or mathematics that included 24 semester hours
in physical science and/or related engineering science such as
mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics. -
or - A combination of education and experience -- equivalent to one
of the majors shown above that included at least 24 semester hours
in physical science and/or related engineering science, plus
appropriate experience or additional 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.

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.

### Additional information

**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
receive a minimum score of 90 based on the rating criteria used for
this position.

Reemployment Priority List (RPL): The RPL is the mechanism agencies
use to give reemployment consideration to their former competitive
service employees separated by a RIF or who have fully recovered
from a compensable injury after more than one year. If you are
currently on a Reemployment Priority List, you may be given priority

BLM may use certain incentives, currently offered by the Federal
government, to attract high quality applicants.

The Bureau of Land Management has determined that the duties of this
position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed
to telework with supervisor approval.

Government facilities are required to provide a smoke free
environment for their employees. Smoking will be permitted only in
designated areas.

This is a Bargaining Unit position.

This announcement is being advertised concurrently under
announcement number CA-Merit-2019-0126 for current and former
federal employees serving under a competitive service or
career-conditional appointment or reinstatement eligible. You must
apply to each announcement separately if you wish to be considered
under both recruitment methods.

### How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the
qualifications above.

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, Well
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

- Ability to interpret agency policy, National and State
legislation, regional regulations, and court decisions relating
to air resource management.
- Ability to apply professionally accepted technical procedures in
air quality, meteorology, and climatology.
- Skill in representing the agency in complex and sensitive issues
at interagency and public meetings concerning air quality
- Knowledge of NEPA and ability to apply it through the air
quality program to all resource programs.

**To preview questions please click here.**

### Background checks and security clearance

##### Security clearance

Not Required

##### Drug test required


- Required Documents

**Resumes must show relevant experience and other information.**
Your resume must list your education and work experience including
the dates (mm/dd/yy) of each employment along with the number of
hours worked per week and salary information. Your resume will be
used to validate your responses to the assessment tool(s). You are
welcome to submit a cover letter (optional). If you wish to do so,
include it with your resume.

In addition to the online application (resume and responses to the
questionnaire), you are required to submit the following forms:

Copy of Transcripts or a list of college courses that include hours
and grades from an accredited U.S. college/university. If your
degree is from a Foreign Institution, See Foreign Education

Veterans' Preference: If you are entitled to veterans' preference,
you should indicate the level of veterans' preference you are
claiming on your resume. Your veterans' preference entitlement will
be adjudicated (verified) by the employing agency using the
documents you provide.

- For 0-point Sole survivorship veterans' preference (SSP), please
provide the documentation you received granting this
- For 5-point veterans' preference, please provide your DD-214
(Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty), official
statement of service from your command if you are currently on
active duty, or other official documentation (e.g.,
documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary
medal) that proves your military service was performed under
honorable conditions.
- For 10-point veterans' preference, please submit a Standard Form
(SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, DD-214,
and the required documentation.

For more information on which type of preference is applicable
please visit VetGuide.

Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career
Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) eligibles: documentation
verifying your CTAP/ICTAP eligibility - this includes a copy of the
agency notice and your most recent SF-50 noting current position,
grade level and duty location.

You may submit your documents either via Auto-Requested Fax or by
uploading your documents from your USAJOBS Profile.

Auto-Requested Fax: allows you to submit required documentation
that will be electronically displayed along with your resume.

UPLOADING DOCUMENTS: instead of faxing your documents you may use
the uploading procedures thru Applicant Manager. Do not use both

Hard copy paper supplemental documents, submitted without prior
Human Resources approval, will be considered as an incomplete

Required documentation must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time,
on the closing date of this announcement.

#### If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution
recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be
credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the
attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting
institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this
vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may
affect the overall rating.

- Benefits

A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a
comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your
family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to
make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal

Review our benefits

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold
and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent.
Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific
benefits offered.

- How to Apply

To receive consideration for this position, you must provide a
complete Application Package, which includes ALL of the following
items: 1. Your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire; 2. Your
resume; and 3. Applicable supporting documents specified in the
Required Documents section of this job announcement.

Click on the button "Apply Online" and login to MY USAJOBS.

If you haven't already registered with USAJOBS, the system will
require you to create a user name and password, complete a
questionnaire and upload, paste or type a resume into USAJOBS.

If you have already registered with USAJOBS and forgot your login
information, select the "Did you forget your username and/or
password" link from the right side menu.

Your application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM Eastern Time
by the closing date of this announcement.

If you need assistance in applying on-line, please contact Tawnya
Beecher at 916-978-4472 and If applying on-line
poses a hardship for you (i.e. you do not have access to the
internet) you must contact us prior to the closing date of the
announcement for an alternative method of applying.

### Agency contact information

### Tawnya Beecher

##### Phone


##### Email

##### Address

Bureau of Land Management
BLM California State Office
2800 Cottage Way, Suite W-1623
Sacramento, California 95825
United States

Learn more about this agency

### Next steps

You will be notified of the status of your application as the
qualification review process is conducted.

You may also check the status of your application by viewing your MY
USAJOBs account.

- Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent.
Please read the following guidance.

### Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on
the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and
gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual
orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age,
membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental
status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

- Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job

### Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants
with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable
accommodation for any part of the application process should follow
the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part
of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the
hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable
accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work
environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an
individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties
or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide
reasonable accommodations when:

- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an
equal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform
the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive
equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and
office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the
application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are
considered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations
or how to contact an agency.

#### Legal and regulatory guidance

- Financial suitability
- Social security number request
- Privacy Act
- Signature and false statements
- Selective Service
- New employee probationary period

This job originated on For the full announcement and to
apply, visit Only resumes
submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed
at will be considered.

Bureau of Land Management


Sacramento, CA