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Natural Resources Specialist (DHA-STEM)

Bureau of Land Management Santa Fe, NM
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Natural Resources Specialist (DHA-STEM)

##### Department of the Interior

Bureau of Land Management


- ##### Open & closing dates

07/17/2019 to 07/31/2019

- ##### Service


- ##### Pay scale & grade

GS 11

- ##### Salary

$72,637 to $94,434 per year

- ##### Appointment type


- ##### Work schedule



1 vacancy in the following location:


Santa Fe, NM 1 vacancy

##### Relocation expenses reimbursed


##### 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

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.

Learn more about this agency

### Responsibilities

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"
- 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.

### Qualifications

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.

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

**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.

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.

### Education

### 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

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

- 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
- 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.

**To preview questions please click here.**

### 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

- **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

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

#### 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

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
account to sign into USAJOBS. Follow the instructions to create a account or to sign into your account. If you
have an old USAJOBS username and password, they will not work

If you are a new USAJOBS user, the system will require you to create
a 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 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

##### Phone


##### Fax


##### Email

##### Address

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

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


Santa Fe, NM