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

Vacancy Details

Grade: 11

1 I qualify for the GS-11 level because: Answer to this question is required
  • I meet the basic requirements & I have 1 year of experience as a Natural Resource Specialist or related position equivalent to GS-9 in the Federal service. I have read the vacancy announcement for examples of specialized experience qualifying for this position.
  • I meet the basic requirements AND I have completed 3 years of graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree in the field of natural resource management or directly related field. Applicants should describe how specific course work, research, projects, dissertation, theses, etc., demonstrate the ability to perform the duties of the position being advertised. I will provide a copy of my college transcript.
  • I meet the basic requirements AND I have a combination of experience and second year graduate level education described above. I will provide a copy of my college transcript.
  • I do not meet any of the above responses.
2 I meet the basic requirement because: Answer to this question is required
  • I have completed a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor`s degree with a major in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, range management, chemistry or related disciplines appropriate to the position advertised. I will provide a copy of my college transcript.
  • I have a combination of education and experience equivalent to a major in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, range management, chemistry or related disciplines appropriate to the position advertised. I will provide a copy of my college transcript.
  • I do not have the education or specialized experience (or combination) described above.
3 Select the statement that describes your experience with negotiating, managing change, providing leadership, and managing natural resources. Answer to this question is required
  • I have led numerous efforts to effectively manage significant program or operational changes within an organization, and provide leadership for those changes.
  • I have led two or more efforts to effectively manage program or operational changes within an organization, and provide leadership for those changes.
  • I have led an effort to effectively manage program or operational change within an organization, and provide leadership for those changes.
  • I have supported efforts to effectively manage changes within an organization.
  • I understand the need for change and would support such change.
4 Select the statement that best describes your experience in preparing written impact mitigation measures. Answer to this question is required
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task, and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager, or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have done related or similar work.
5 Indicate your level of experience in leading a restoration program in a multiple use environment, where restoration must be complementary with uses such as energy development and grazing. Answer to this question is required
  • I have led a restoration program in a multiple use environment, balancing responsible development with restoration and conservation.
  • I have not led a program, but have been involved with a restoration program in a multiple use environment, balancing responsible development with restoration and conservation.
  • I have led a restoration program where the organization focus has been on conservation and restoration.
  • I have not led a program, but have been involved with a restoration program where the organization focus has been on conservation and restoration.
  • I have not been involved in restoration projects.

Grade: All Grades

1 I have read the "How to Apply" & "Required Documents" sections and understand that failure to submit any required documents may result in my being found not qualified. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 My resume contains the beginning and ending dates (month/year to month/year) and grade level (if federal service) for each season of experience and/or service period in a pay status. I understand failure to adequately include this information may affect my qualification determination for this announcement. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 Select the statement that best describes your knowledge of natural or physical sciences as applied to solving problems related to oil and gas development and other surface disturbing operations: Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience in performing these tasks.
  • I have had education or training in performing these tasks, but have not yet performed them on the job.
  • I have performed these tasks on the job. My work on these tasks was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I have performed these tasks as a regular part of a job. I have performed them independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in the performance of this task, and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
4 Identify the professional work related to permitting of oil, gas, mining and other surface disturbing activities you have performed on the job: Answer to this question is required
  • Conduct & coordinate reviews of Notice of Staking (NOS), Application for Permit to Drill (APD), Plans of Development (POD), Notices of Completion (NOC) for geophysical operations, and Sundry Notices for compliance with regulations, orders and policy.
  • Conduct pre-approval field inspections of minerals production sites to identify special resource protection concerns.
  • Modify proposals and add Condition of Approval (COAs) to operator`s permits, as needed, to protect environmental resources and ensure conformance with legal mandates.
  • Analyze the environmental impact of rights-of-way proposals to facilitate oil/gas or mining operations.
  • Analyze environmental impacts of proposals to management of produced water associated with mineral development.
  • Specify measures to mitigate environmental impacts resulting from oil/gas or mining operations.
  • Review stipulations on existing mineral leases for applicability to proposed surface disturbing activities.
  • Monitor construction activities at minerals production sites to ensure compliance with approved permits, plans, conditions of approval, lease stipulations, and regulatory requirements.
  • Monitor production of mineral resources for compliance with approved permits, plans, conditions of approval, lease stipulations, and regulatory requirements.
  • Monitor reclamation activities at abandoned minerals production sites for compliance with approved permits, plans, conditions of approval, lease stipulations, and regulatory requirements.
  • Recommend work stoppage, revision of plans and/or additional stipulations to minerals production operations in order to protect sites when new or unexpected conditions occur.
  • Determine when operator has complied with plans of development and bond liability can be released.
  • Determine when disturbed lands have been reclaimed according to stipulations and land use plans.
  • Review and evaluate new reclamation techniques and materials for effectiveness in returning disturbed sites to original condition.
  • None of the above.
5 Which of the following best describes your experience in working with multiple disciplines such as wildlife, cultural resources, recreation, range management, or minerals in the interdisciplinary natural resource planning process? Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education, training, or experience in this task, but have not yet applied this education or training on the job.
  • I have used professional knowledge in accomplishing this task on the job. My work in this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task, and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
6 Select the statement that best describes the experience you have in writing documents dealing with National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Answer to this question is required
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task, and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision of a supervisor manager or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisory, manager or fellow employees to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have not had experience, education or training in performing this task.
7 Identify your experience in evaluating surface use and/or reclamation plans: Answer to this question is required
  • I have provided verbal or written recommendations as to the usefulness of surface use plans for review by other staff.
  • I draft modifications to those surface use plans that are determined to have problems or deficiencies.
  • I resolve problems or deficiencies that are discovered in surface use plans, and assure the project proponent is advised of the deficiencies.
  • I coordinate external and internal evaluation of surface use plans, and assure concerns are documented and/or resolved during the process.
  • I review surface use plans, and require modifications of those plans determined to be unacceptable.
  • None of the above.
8 Select the statement that best describes your experience in preparing recommendations for reclamation of surface disturbing activities on public lands. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager, or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task, and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
  • I have done related or similar work.
9 Select the statement that best describes your experience in inspecting minerals production operations for compliance with approved plans. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager, or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task, and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
  • I have done related or similar work.
10 Identify your knowledge or experience in the evaluation of surface use and/or reclamation plans (select all that apply): Answer to this question is required
  • Providing verbal or written recommendations as to the usefulness of surface use plans for review.
  • Drafting modifications to surface use plans that are determined to have problems or deficiencies.
  • Resolving problems or deficiencies that are discovered in surface use plans.
  • Coordinating external and internal evaluation of surface use plans, and documenting concerns.
  • Reviewing surface use plans, and modifying as required.
  • None of the above.
11 Select the statement that best describes your experience or knowledge of collecting, analyzing, interpreting, auditing, and maintaining information for oil and gas properties for compliance on mineral leases. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor.
  • I have done related or similar work.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager, or senior employee.
12 Please select the statement that best describes your experience inspecting sites for environmental compliance: Answer to this question is required
  • I have inspected oil/gas sites/facilities for compliance with permit conditions or environmental protection measures as a regular part of my job.
  • I have inspected other types of sites/facilities for compliance with required environmental protection measures as a regular part of my job.
  • I have inspected sites/facilities for compliance with permit requirements unrelated to environmental protection, i.e. safety, site security, industrial codes, engineering standards, natural resource inventories, etc.
  • I have had training or education regarding inspection of oil/gas facilities, but have no experience doing this as part of my job.
  • I have no experience or education pertaining to inspection of sites/facilities for compliance with environmental permit conditions.
13 Select the statement that describes your experience with communicating within a team and an organization with people of varying work backgrounds and attitudes. Answer to this question is required
  • I have successfully led or managed three or more teams of three or more business participants with diverse backgrounds and interests to produce products or work through contentious issues.
  • I have successfully led or managed one to two teams of three or more participants with diverse backgrounds and interests to produce products or work through contentious issues.
  • I have directly and successfully participated in three or more teams of three or more participants with diverse backgrounds and interests to produce products or work through contentious issues.
  • I have directly and successfully participated in at least one team of three or more participants with diverse backgrounds and interests to produce products or work through contentious issues.
  • I have limited to no experience in working with teams of three or more participants and interests to produce products or work through contentious issues.