**Explore a new career with the BLM - where our people are our greatest natural resource.**
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This position is located in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Information about Santa Fe and the Santa Fe area can be found at the Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce.
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This position integrates natural resource management and environmental science principles into planning and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance on both a landscape and site-specific basis by bringing knowledge of biological, ecological, natural resources, social, cultural, economic, hydrologic, and air resources to bear on develop NEPA compliance documents and land use plans for areas within BLM NM/OK/KS/TX. This work coordinates efforts on behalf of the NMSO Resources Division, Minerals Divisions, District, and Field Offices. The Natural Resource Specialist plays a leading role on interdisciplinary teams, guiding and assisting staff in the administration of natural resources work to evaluate the impact that planning and development activities have on recreation, cultural resources, wildlife, soils, plants, water, and air.
### Travel Required
Occasional travel - As needed for training or meetings.
##### 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" 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 - Background Investigation Required
This position has a positive education requirement. See qualification section for description of the Basic Education Requirement (BER). Additionally, you must submit copies of transcripts or a list of all 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.
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.
Under this Direct-Hire announcement, applicants who meet the basic qualification/education requirements will be forwarded to the Selecting Official for consideration. Veteran's Preference, category rating and traditional rating and ranking of applicants do not apply under the Direct Hire process.
**BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENT:** In order to be eligible for this series, you must meet the following basic education requirements.
A. Have at least a bachelor's degree**.-OR- ** B. Have a combination of education and 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 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 (GS-11) of the position to be filled.
**Specialized Experience is defined as:** Experience in a multiple-use resource management context, including land use activities such as grazing, fluid mineral development, recreation, and realty; experience in records creation, maintenance, administration, and quality control of data and records; experience in project management, coordination, and communication between diverse groups; experience in synthesizing and abstracting complex matters into clear issue papers, guidance, briefings, recommendations and internal and external presentations.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Your resume must contain enough information to show that you meet the specialized experience as defined in the announcement.
**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.**
**Current Competitive Service Employees: **This position falls under a government-wide Direct-Hire Authority issued by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) on October 11, 2018 for certain STEM, medical, and IT Cyber Security positions. Although anyone may apply to this Direct-Hire announcement, per OPM regulations, current employees in the competitive service are not eligible for appointment under Direct-Hire, this includes those on a career or career-conditional appointment. If you meet this restriction and apply, we will notify you that we cannot move your application forward since you cannot be appointed under this authority.
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
In accordance with Office of Personnel Management policy, federal employees are assumed to have gained experience by performing duties and responsibilities appropriate for their official series and grade level as described in their position description.
Experience that would not normally be part of the employee's position is creditable, however, when documented by satisfactory evidence, such as a signed memorandum from the employee's supervisor or an SF-50 or SF-52 documenting an official detail or other official assignment. The documentation must indicate whether the duties were performed full time or, if part time, the percentage of times the other duties were performed. It is expected that this documentation is included in the employee's official personnel record. In order to receive credit for experience in your resume that is not within the official series and grade level of your official position, you must provide a copy of the appropriate documentation of such experience as indicated above.
You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your responses when compared to your background information, you may be deemed ineligible or your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your skills and abilities.
### Additional information
**Direct-Hire Authority:** On October 11, 2018, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) issued a special government-wide Direct Hire Authority (DHA) for Scientific, Technical, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), and cyber security-related positions nationwide. This position is open to all U.S. Citizens and all qualified candidates will be referred for consideration. The hiring manager may select from any of these qualified candidates without regard to veteran's preference. Learn more about Direct Hire on OPM's website.
**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 exceed minimum qualifications for this position.
**Veterans Preference** does not apply to this advertisement because it falls under the aforementioned DHA.
**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.
**BACKGROUND INVESTIGATIONS:** These positions are subject to a pre-employment background investigation. If applicable, the appointment will be subject to successful completion of the background investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to satisfy the background check will result in cancellation of offer of employment or may be grounds for termination.
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.
BLM has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.
BLM may use certain incentives, currently offered by the Federal government, to attract high quality applicants.
Government facilities are required to provide a smoke free environment for their employees. Smoking will be permitted only in designated areas.
See the Feds Hire Vets site for detailed information about documentation requirements. USAJOBS also maintains a help page for Veterans.
### How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Once the job opportunity announcement closes, your resume and all supporting documents will be reviewed by HR to determine your eligibility for Federal employment and your qualification for this position specifically.
Because this vacancy will be filled through OPM's Direct Hire Authority. Veterans Preference and traditional rating and ranking of applicants do not apply to positions filled under this announcement. Applications received as a result of job fairs, recruitment events, and emergency hiring mechanisms in support of this hiring initiative will also be accepted during the duration of this announcement. All qualified candidates will be referred for consideration; the hiring office may conduct interviews at their discretion.
Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics). You do not have to respond to the KSA's separately, but your resume should contain sufficient information to demonstrate possession of the Competencies/KSA's.
- Knowledge of and ability to develop and implement compliance monitoring programs, follow established procedures for records creation, data administration; and perform quality control of data and records. - Knowledge of and ability to analyze, modify or adapt standard processes and procedures and apply creative solutions to comply with resource or environmental concerns while at the same time keeping project schedules on track. - Knowledge of and skill in applying a wide range of natural resources management concepts, principles, and practices to land use planning and permitting activities. This includes knowledge of resource programs and management in a multi-use context, including livestock grazing, fluid mineral development, recreation, realty actions, and a full range of natural resources. - Professional knowledge of and skill in applying the Federal Lands Policy and Management Act, National Environmental Policy Act, National Historic Preservation Act, Endangered Species Act, and other laws; the Council on Environmental Quality and other regulations; policies and other guidelines, including Departmental manuals and environmental legislation pertinent to planning and environmental assessment. - A high degree of skill in effective oral and written communication, particularly in synthesizing and abstracting complex matters into clear internal and external presentations and briefing materials. This includes the ability to identify, analyze and work with others to resolve a wide variety of current and anticipated planning and implementation issues.
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### Background checks and security clearance
##### Security clearance
##### Drug test required
- Required Documents ------------------
In addition to the online application (resume and responses to the questionnaire), you are required to submit the following forms:
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. 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 preference. - 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.
**The following documents are REQUIRED from all applicants for this vacancy:**
- **Resume** - **Transcript**
A document that is required must be submitted by all applicants because the document is needed to verify your qualifications, education, or other eligibility information. Failure to provide one of the documents in the list below may result in your application being considered incomplete.
**The following additional documents are ACCEPTED for this vacancy, and may be required for some applicants, depending on what eligibility you are claiming.**
- Cover Letter - DD-214 - Licensure, Certification, etc. - VA Letter, etc. - SF-15 - SF-50
These supplemental documents are used to support your application claims but may not apply to every applicant. If a document appears in this list, it may still be required for verification purposes, such as claims for special hiring authorities, licensure or certification, education, etc.
**Notes about Veterans Preference Documents: ** Must submit a copy of your DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from the armed forces that has the dates of service and discharge status.
- **Active Duty Members:** To claim status Under the VOW (Veterans Opportunity to Work) to hire Heroes Act of 2011, submit written documentation from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted with your application package. - Parents of Deceased or Disabled Veterans: To claim status under Gold Star Fathers Act of 2015, you must submit a copy of the deceased or disabled veterans' DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from the armed forces that has the dates of service and discharge status AND the SF-15, Application for 10-point Veterans' Preference. Please follow the instructions in the SF-15 on required documentation to be submitted. - Widow or Widower: To claim preference, you must submit a copy of the deceased or disabled veterans' DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from the armed forces that has the dates of service and discharge status AND the SF-15, Application for 10-point Veterans' Preference. Please follow the instructions in the SF-15 on required documentation to be submitted. - Spouse of a Living Veteran: To claim preference, you must submit a copy of the veterans' DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from the armed forces that has the dates of service and discharge status AND the SF-15, Application for 10-point Veterans' Preference, and Documentation of Veteran's Inability to Work Because of a Service-Connected Disability. Please follow the instructions in the SF-15 on required documentation to be submitted.
You may submit your documents either via Auto-Requested Fax or by Uploading 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: allows you to upload your documents through Applicant Manager instead of faxing them. **Do not use both options.**
Hard copy paper supplemental documents, submitted without prior Human Resources approval, will be considered as an incomplete application.
#### 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 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 "Apply" button. You may need to create a login.gov account to sign into USAJOBS. Follow the instructions to create a login.gov account or to sign into your login.gov account. If you have an old USAJOBS username and password, they will not work anymore.
If you are a new USAJOBS user, the system will require you to create a login.gov account, complete a questionnaire and upload, paste or type a resume into USAJOBS.
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 the HR Office at email@example.com. 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
### Lorissa Hernandez
Bureau of Land Management BLM New Mexico State Office, NM-951 301 Dinosaur Trail P.O. Box 27115 Santa Fe, New Mexico 87502-0115 United States
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### 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 applicants
### 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 www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/539801600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
Bureau of Land Management
Santa Fe,NM USA
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