Announcement Number:
NV Merit-2014-0063
Hiring Agency:
Bureau of Land Management
Position Title:
Assistant Field Manager
Open Period:
01/14/2014 - 02/13/2014 Format MM/DD/YYYY
GS - 0301D 12
USD $73,655 - USD $95,750
Work Schedule:
Full-time - Work Schedule is Full Time.
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
Caliente, NV, US
Ely, NV, US
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
Human Resources


Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
All current or former federal employees with competitive/reinstatement eligibility, CTAP and ICTAP eligibles within the local commuting area, and Veterans' Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) Eligibles and Persons eligible under Special Hiring Authorities.
Security Clearance Required:
Not Applicable
Appointment Type
Appointment Type Details:
This is a permanent position.
Marketing Statement:
BLM is seeking a dynamic and energetic individual to join the Carson City District for the Sierra Front Field Office.  The BLM manages more land - approximately 253 million 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 Bureau, with a budget of about $1 billion, also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estates throughout the nation. The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.
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
For additional information about the BLM, please visit Our website
These positions are located in Ely, Nevada. Information about the area can be found at White Pine Chamber of Commerce.
This announcement may be used to fill other Assistant Field Manager vacancies within the Ely District, duty locations Ely and Caliente, Nevada.
Supervisory Position:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:

Travel and relocation expenses will be paid consistent with the Federal Travel Regulations and Departmental policy. The use of a relocation service company and home marketing incentive will not be offered. To view FAQ regarding PCS click Here.

Travel Required:
Occasional Travel

Field sites involve exposure to adverse weather, i.e., rain,
snow, cold and/or heat. Some outdoor work requires special safety precautions.


The primary purpose of the position is to supervise a variety of professional, administrative and/or technical positions which support maintaining the health, diversity, and sustainability of ecosystems and facilitate customer service. The incumbent is responsible for performing a variety of duties, including but not limited to the following: 

  • Serves as consultant, coach, and supporter of employees in collectively solving problems and carrying out the organizations goals.

  • Supervise staff including multiple-resources professionals and technicians involved in the management of Bureau programs such as range, noxious weeds, wildlife, soil, water, air, botanical, recreation, wilderness, riparian,  fuels, ecology, and fisheries.

  • Plans and implements Field Office budget to accomplish program objectives. - Promotes internal and external communication, including local interest groups, individuals, users, the general public, state and local government, and other Federal personnel.

Qualifications and Evaluations

The physical demands of this position are primarily in an office setting. There is frequent travel to field sites via four wheel drive vehicles, and UTV/ATV. There is a potential for adverse climatic conditions. Field work involves walking, bending and climbing on steep and rough terrain.
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 is required.
  • Education Requirements:
    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 qualified, your score may range from 70-100 points. 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 leadership principles and techniques to effectively motivate, train, mentor, and facilitate work of employees functioning as members of interdisciplinary teams.

    • KSA 2: Knowledge of management principles involved in administering resources in a organization including budget management.

    • KSA 3: Ability to interpret existing laws and policies, bureau, state, and  manual instructions to accomplish a variety of technical and administrative decisions necessary in the natural resource management. 

    • KSA 4: Ability to effectively communicate, orally and in writing, to a variety of audiences.

    This position falls under the Administrative and Management group standard coverage. Additional information regarding this coverage can be found at the Office of Personnel Management website.
    Qualification Requirement Using Specialized Experience:  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 level of the position to be filled.
    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 at this level is defined as: planning, implementing, and/or administering a nautral resource program in a public land environment.  Specialized experience is further defined as supervisory experience in personnel management functions, conflict resolution, facilitation of work and governement business practices to administer a multi-disciplinary staff and programs.  Developing and maintaining effective relations and communications, both orally and written with a variety of groups, such as, local, State, and Federal agencies, tribal governments, advisory groups, congressional staff, interest and user groups, private organizations, and media.
    You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.
    Federal employees in the competitive service are also subject to the Time-In-Grade requirement.

    Benefits and Other Info

    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:

    • BLM may use certain incentives, currently offered by the Federal government, to attract high quality applicants. The incentives that may be offered include Student Loan Repayments, Relocation Incentives and/or Recruitment Incentives.

    • This announcement may be used to fill other Assistant Field Manager vacancies within the Ely District, duty locations Ely and Caliente, Nevada.

    • May require completion of a one year probationary period.

    • If you are selected for this position, you will be required to serve a one year managerial probationary period, if one has not previously been completed.

    • This position requires annual financial filing disclosure.

    • 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.

    • Additional vacancies may be filled under this announcement.

    • 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. 

    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:

    • Current and former federal career and career-conditional employees: submit a copy of your recent (non award) SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, or equivalent document that verifies tenure (block 24, code 1 or 2) and Competitive Status (block 34, code 1).

    • If you are applying for this position based on eligibility under other noncompetitive special appointing authorities, you MUST submit proof of this eligibility.

    • Veterans Special Appointing Authorities: To be eligible for a VEOA appointment, a veteran must be honorably separated and either a preference eligible or have substantially completed three or more years of active service. A VEOA eligible who is separated 30 days or less prior to completion of the three-year active duty service requirement is eligible to receive consideration for BLM vacancies Submit documentation to support your claim for VEOA or preference veteran (DD-214 that shows discharge as honorable or general, SF-15, Veterans Administration Letter). If you are currently on active duty, you must provide an official statement of service from your command, or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proved your military service was performed under honorable conditions. You must clearly identify your claim for veterans' preference on your application. For more information on veterans' preference, please go to OPMs website at: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/

    • 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 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.