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Rangeland Management Specialist

Bureau of Land Management Carson City, NV
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Rangeland Management Specialist

##### Department of the Interior

Bureau of Land Management


- ##### Open & closing dates

08/30/2019 to 09/13/2019

This job will close when we have received **30 applications** which
may be sooner than the closing date. Learn more

- ##### Service


- ##### Pay scale & grade

GS 09

- ##### Salary

$55,851 to $72,602 per year

- ##### Appointment type

Term - This is a term appointment NTE 13 months; may be extended up
to 4 years.

- ##### Work schedule

Full-Time - Full time.


1 vacancy in the following location:


Carson City, NV 1 vacancy

##### Relocation expenses reimbursed


##### Telework eligible

Yes as determined by agency policy

- Duties

### Summary

**This announcement may be used to fill more than one position
within the district.**

This positions is located in Carson City, Nevada. For information
about Carson City and the surrounding area, please visit: Carson
City Chamber of Commerce.

Learn more about this agency

### Responsibilities

**GS-09:** Assists senior rangeland management specialists in
gathering, analysis, interpretation, and evaluation of monitoring
data to determine if land use objectives are being met. Reviews
grazing permits to ensure compliance with appropriate federal law.
Reviews and processes annual grazing applications. Conducts upland
vegetation monitoring studies and determines the need for range and
watershed improvements that are directly related to management
objectives. Responsible for assisting in preparing, evaluating and
conducting biological analyses of public rangeland projects.
Responsible for providing basic input to interdisciplinary reports,
environmental assessments, and protective stipulations for rangeland

**Physical Demands**: The individual may frequently be required to
walk or ride horses and/or vehicles over rough terrain, perform
duties that require recurring bending, crouching, stooping, reaching
or lifting. Extended periods of driving four wheel vehicles over
rough terrain is required to reach remote areas. Overnight camping
is sometimes required. The incumbent may be subjected to hostile
wildlife, chemical and physical hazards.

**Work Environment**: The work of the employee is performed in an
office setting. However, frequently when necessary to complete the
work, there is outdoor exposure. Outdoor work is performed in remote
areas. The work involves regular and recurring exposure to moderate
risks and discomfort.

### Travel Required

Occasional travel - May travel to district and field offices to
consult with federal and non-federal agencies as well as the general

##### Supervisory status


##### Promotion Potential


- #### Job family (Series)

0454 Rangeland Management

- 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
- Direct Deposit Required

If selected for this position you will need to complete the Federal
Information Systems Security Awareness (FISSA) training prior to
start date (if applicable).

### Qualifications

In order to be rated as qualified using specialized experience, we
must be able to determine that you meet the definition(s) below;
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-09) level of the position
to be filled.

**Basic Education Requirement**: This position has BASIC EDUCATION
REQUIREMENTS. All applicants must clearly state their undergraduate
and graduate degree(s) and submit ALL l their college transcript(s).
The BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS for this position are as
follows: A. Degree: Range Management OR a related discipline that
included at least forty-two (42) semester hours in a combination of
the plant, animal, soil sciences, and natural resources management,
as follows: 1. Range Management: At least eighteen (18) semester
hours of course work in range management, including courses in such
areas as basic principles of range management, range plants, range
ecology, range inventories and studies, range improvements, and
ranch or rangeland planning. 2. Directly related plant, animal, and
soil sciences: At least fifteen (15) semester hours of directly
related courses in the plant, animal, and soil sciences, including
at least one (1) course in each of these three scientific areas,
i.e., plant, animal, and soil sciences. Courses in such areas as
plant taxonomy, plant physiology, plant ecology, animal nutrition,
livestock production, and soil morphology or soil classification are
acceptable. 3. Related resource management studies: At least
nine (9) semester hours of course work in related resource
management subjects, including courses in such areas as wildlife
management, watershed management, natural resource or agricultural
economics, forestry, agronomy, forages, and outdoor recreation
management. --**OR**-- B. Combination of education and experience
with at least forty-two (42) semester hours of course work in the
combination of plant, animal, soil sciences and natural resources
management as described above, plus appropriate experience or
additional education.

**T**o qualify at GS-09:**** In addition to meeting the basic
education requirement described above, one (1) year of specialized
experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-07) in the
Federal service. Specialized experience is further defined as:
assisting with grazing leases, permits, transfers and allotment
management plans, monitoring studies, allotment evaluations and
inspections, and analyzing multiple resource management issues;
**OR** Two (2) years of progressively higher level graduate
education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent
graduate degree in Rangeland Management or a directly related field
of study; **OR** Have an equivalent combination of the type and
level of experience and education described above. Only graduate
level education in excess of the first year may be combined with

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.

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

### Education

This position falls under the Group Coverage Qualification Standards
for Professional and Scientific Positions and Rangeland Management
Series, 0454 Individual Occupational Requirements (IOR).

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.

### 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
fall within the Well or Best Qualified categories on the rating
criteria for this position.

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.

**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.

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.

### 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

**GS-09 Level:**

KSA 1: Knowledge of and skill in applying concepts, principles, and
methodologies in the field of rangeland management.

KSA 2: Knowledge of the theories, principles and concepts related to
the ecological behavior of grasslands, pasture lands, savannas,
shrub lands, riparian properties, deserts, meadows and coast

KSA 3: Ability to communicate with a variety of individuals and
groups both verbally and in writing on a variety of resource

KSA 4: Knowledge of applicable Federal Laws, statutes and
legislation governing rangeland management programs.

KSA 5: Skill in gathering data, and analyzing, interpreting and
evaluating the results.

**To preview questions please click here.**

### Background checks and security clearance

##### Security clearance


##### 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/yyyy) 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:

Positive Education Requirement: Copy of unofficial Transcripts or a
list of all college courses that include hours and grades from an
accredited U.S. college/university. All selections and tentative
offers of selection are contingent upon submission and verification
of 'official' transcripts.

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.

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 Human
Resources at (775) 861-6510 or email 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

### Kimberly King

##### Phone


##### Fax


##### Email

##### Address

Bureau of Land Management
BLM Nevada State Office
1340 Financial Blvd.
Reno, Nevada 89502
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


Carson City, NV