Announcement Number:
NV Merit-2014-0093
Hiring Agency:
Bureau of Land Management
Position Title:
Management and Program Analyst
Open Period:
01/28/2014 - 01/28/2014 Format MM/DD/YYYY
GS - 0343 07/09
USD $38,790 - USD $61,678
Work Schedule:
Full-time - Work Schedule is Full Time.
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
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 Division of Support Services team to explore the many wonders of the Ely District.
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. This position is located in Ely, Nevada.  Information about Ely and the surrounding area(s) can be found at White Pine Chamber of Commerce.
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.
Supervisory Position:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
Travel Required:
Not Required


The duties of the position include, but are not limited to:

  • Coordinate, assemble, develop, prepare and submit information that reflects interim and long-range Field Office objectives, under the operational direction of the Assistant Field Manager. Primarily, these involve the various components of the AWP.

  • Ensure that presentations and submissions are in accordance with the priorities and emphasis of State Office directives and meet all requirements. Also, ensures that consolidated packages are balanced and consistent in relation to each other.

  • Work with the Assistant Field Manager to establish procedures to monitor, analyze and make recommendations for the field office current year operating budget relative to program accomplishments for meeting A WP objectives.

  • Recommend the plan and the procedures to be used for all phases of the AWP process. Assure that all State Office program directives for the AWP process are distributed. Serves as advisor in the preparation of the Field Office cost targets, work months allocations, operations plan items, vehicle costs, positions controls, and travel ceilings.

Qualifications and Evaluations

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

    1. Knowledge of Bureau's budget, programming and AWP process, to develop budget submissions, conduct reviews, consolidation budget estimates and information, monitor expenditures, track work plan accomplishments.

    2. Knowledge of the organization, functions, objectives, and missions of the BLM and of resource management and technical programs, to provide advice on distributing funds for labor and operations, to evaluate the success and trends of workload accomplishments.

    3. Skill in effective oral and written communications.

    4. Knowledge of policy, regulations and decisions controlling the program funding of the organizations receiving services.

    Qualification Requirement Using Specialized Experience or Education:
    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. Examples:
    For GS-07: One year of specialized experience, equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-05) in the federal service, possessing knowledge of standardized rules, procedures or operations with considerable training and experience to perform the full range of assignments and resolve recurring problems, such as: provide assistance to management analysts by compiling records and reports on program goals, budgets, and staff levels to determine problems for study by higher level employees.
    completed one year (18 semester hours) of graduate education in any field.
    For GS-09: One year of specialized experience, equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-07) in the federal service, analyzing and evaluating effectiveness of program operations in meeting goals and objectives, advise all staffing levels, evaluate business and management practices to improve organizational efficiencies.
    completed a master's or equivalent graduate degree.
    Education and experience may be combined to meet the specialized experience requirement.
    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 in accordance with 5 CFR 300.64. If you are a current Federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must have completed a minimum of 52 weeks at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled.

    Benefits and Other Info

    To explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees, visit the Office of Personnel Management's website at FederalBenefitsatUSAJOBS.
    Agency Benefits:
    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 CTAPorICTAP. 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 probationary period.

    • 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.

    • BLMmayusecertainincentives,currentlyofferedbytheFederalgovernment,toattracthighquality applicants.

    • 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.

    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. Please ensure your resume reflects hours worked or indicates full-time. Failure to list hours or full-time status on your resume could result in a not qualified rating.

    • All Copies of Transcripts that include hours and grades from an accredited U.S. college/university. If your degree is from a Foreign Institution, SeeForeignEducation.  All selections and tentative offers of selection are contingent upon submission and verification of ‘official’ transcripts.

    • Current and former federal career and career-conditional employees: Submit a copy of your most 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).

    • Veterans Special Appointing Authorities: For Veterans Reemployment Authority (VRA) you can be appointed under this authority at any grade level up to and including a GS-11 or equivalent. 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: Feds Hire Vets.

    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.