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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

Vacancy Details


About

Announcement Number:
NV-DEU-2016-0039
Hiring Agency:
Bureau of Land Management
Position Title:
Project Manager (Burning Man)
Open Period:
01/25/2016 - 02/08/2016

Format MM/DD/YYYY

Series/Grade:
GS - 0301 12
Salary:
USD $69,497 - USD $90,344
Promotion Potential:
GS-12
Duty Location(s):
1
in
Winnemucca, NV, US
For More Info:
Human Resources
775-861-6431
nvjobs@blm.gov

Overview

Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
All U.S. Citizens - No previous Federal Service is required.

Security Clearance Required:
Q Nonsensitive
Appointment Type
Permanent
Appointment Type Details:
This is a permanent position.
Marketing Statement:
BLM is seeking a dynamic and energetic individual to join the team!

The BLM manages more land - 245 million surface 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 BLM, with a budget of about $1 billion, also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.
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 Winnemucca, Nevada. Information about this area can be found at Winnemucca Chamber of Commerce.

Actual duty location will be determined after selection, it could be any duty location within the Winnemucca District Office.

The job involves prolonged hours of sitting at a desk and working on a computer in an office environment. It also involves extensive travel by vehicle and airplane.

The work environment varies from an office setting where the incumbent is in contact with work associates, to a field setting where the incumbent is working alone, in a group, in extremely remote and adverse situations.

 
Supervisory Position:
No
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
Yes

Travel and relocation expenses will be paid consistent with the Federal Travel Regulation, Chapter 302, and Departmental policy.  The use of a relocation service company and home marketing incentive will not be offered.  If offered, there is no assurance that you will receive a guaranteed offer for the sale of your home.

Travel Required:
Occasional Travel

Travel may be required to maintain contacts within and outside of BLM.

Duties

Incumbent is to perform as project leader for complex projects such as RMPs, major EIS's and EA's and Special Recreation Permits, in particular the Burning Man event, which have a broad scope and often require coordination outside the district organization. Projects are of such scope they require an interdisciplinary team approach to accomplish project objectives. The incumbent maintains a complete overview of the multi-resources activities within the organization. Advises supervisors and managers by suggesting approaches to solve problems. When needed, the incumbent represents multiple districts and possible multiple states. Position will be primarily supervised by the Winnemucca Associate District Manager, but during ongoing projects, will be supervised by the manager responsible for the project.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:
This position falls under the group coverage qualification standards for Administrative and Management positions there is no Individual Occupation Requirement for this position.
Key Requirements:
  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Security Clearance/Background Investigation is required.
  • Be sure to read the "How to Apply" &  "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
  • Education Requirements:
    Evaluations:
    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 position.

    KSA 1: Knowledge of land management concepts, principles, and practices to perform the full range of duties connected with planning for management of a variety of natural resources including, but not limited to, geohydrology, minerals, fire (fuels), recreation, wilderness, wildlife, watershed, riparian, fisheries, cultural resources, and range management.

    KSA 2: Knowledge of FLPMA and other legislation affecting management of public lands, regulations, manuals, policies and procedures relating to the preparation of environmental, planning and other documents and implementation of decisions on-the-ground.

    KSA 3: Skill in applying analytical and evaluative methods and techniques to issues and projects. This requires intuitiveness and highly developed skill in fact finding, analysis, conceptualization, formulation, and presentation of recommendations.

    KSA 4:  Skill in group dynamics to include formation of teams, team leadership and team dynamics. Ability to be able to objectively analyze plans, proposals, or ideas submitted by others and assess the merits and potential impact of proposals; make technical changes or develop alternatives.

    KSA 5: A comprehensive knowledge of agency policies, missions and operating programs as well as major initiatives sufficient to provide explanation and advice on organizational management and program priority.

     

     
    Qualifications:
    In order to be rated as qualified using specialized experience and/or education, 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 level of the position to be filled.You will need to clearly state your graduate degree(s) and submit your college transcripts or a listing of your college courses that includes hours and grades.

    For GS-12: One year of specialized experience, equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-11) in the federal service. Specialized experience is further defined as experience as a Project Manager coordinating and leading team members in the detailed preparation of of appropriate documentation of large a project. Experience with reviewing assessments, NEPA processes, special recreation permits. Project budget and agreement experience.

    There is no substitution of education for experience at the GS-12 and above grade levels.

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

    Benefits and Other Info

    Benefits:
    To explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees, visit the Office of Personnel Management's website at Federal Benefits at USAJOBS.
    Other 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.

    May require completion of a one year probation period.

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

    Occasional travel may be required.

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

    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.

    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.

    This announcement is being advertised concurrently under NV-Merit-2016-0109 for current and former federal employees serving under a competitive service career 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 to Apply

    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 the HR Office at (775) 861-6431 or email us at nvjobs@blm.gov. 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.
    Required Documents:
    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 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.  The opportunity to do this will be provided during the application process by a pop-up message option to generate an auto-requested fax cover sheet.
    Uploading Documents:  Instead of faxing your documents you may use the uploading procedures thru Applicant Manager. Do not use both options.
    Hard copy paper supplemental documents, submitted without prior Human Resources approval, will be considered as an incomplete application.
    Required documentation must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, on the closing date of this announcement.
    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.