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

About

Announcement Number:
WY-Merit-2014-0058
Hiring Agency:
Bureau of Land Management
Position Title:
Planning and Environmental Coordinator
Open Period:
03/20/2014 - 04/10/2014 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Series/Grade:
GS - 0301A 11
Salary:
USD $57,982 - USD $75,376
Work Schedule:
Full-time - Work Schedule is Full Time.
Promotion Potential:
GS-11
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in

Cody, WY, US
Telework Eligible:
No
For More Info:
Human Resources, WY
307-775-6122
BLMJobs_WY@blm.gov

Overview

Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
All current or former federal employees with competitive/reinstatement eligibility and Veteran Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) eligibles; ICTAP/CTAP eligibles within the local commuting area and Persons eligible under Special Hiring Authorities.
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 our team.

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.
Summary:
The Cody Field Office encompasses 2.2 million acres of the Bighorn Basin in north central Wyoming. The Field Office manages 1.1 million acres of public land and 1.5 million acres of federal mineral estate within this area. This area provides a variety of resource values including wildlife habitat, wild horses, recreational opportunities, minerals, livestock grazing, and paleontological and cultural resources.

For information on the Cody Field Office, please go to:   http://www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/field_offices/Cody.html

For information on the city of Cody, please go to:http://www.city-data.com/city/Cody-Wyoming.html
Supervisory Position:
No
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
Yes

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.

Travel Required:
Occasional Travel

There may be occasional travel.

Duties

This position serves as a Planning and Environmental Coordinator located the Cody Field Office and is responsible for reviewing resource management planning activities in the field. Ensures that Resource Management Plans (RMP) and Environmental Impact Statements (EIS)  documentation meets prescribed quality standards and is in compliance with environmental laws, regulations, and policy. Provides interpretation, guidance, program leadership and implementation for the development of major planning efforts such as RMPs and EISs.  Serves as the planning and technical liaison between bureau offices and other Federal, State, local government and private entities. Will act as project manager on major EIS documents relating to mineral development, renewable energy, transmission projects or other program areas as assigned.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:
 
There is no substitution of education at this grade level.
To be found qualified, you must have directly related specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade.
Key Requirements:
  • U.S. Citizenship 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 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 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 Federal NEPA and environmental laws, current legal opinions, regulations, procedures, and other guidelines needed to prepare NEPA documents.

    2)Skill in analyzing environmental and NEPA documents and databases to provide guidance and advice to management on major planning and environmental projects.

    3)Knowledge of public land management laws, regulations, policies and Federal Resource Programs.

    4)Skill in providing leadership and communication techniques when working with staff specialists, management officials and groups of people with diverse backgrounds.

    5)Ability to communicate and interact with diverse groups orally and in writing.
    Qualifications:
    You must have specialized experience directly related to the position to be found qualified. To be creditable, this experience must have been equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade. Specialized Experience for the GS-11 Planning and Environmental Coordinator: 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-9 level in Planning and Environmental work related to Natural Resource Programs. Examples: experience with land use and multiple use resource management planning; being a lead or member of an interdisciplinary team working on planning and environmental analysis processes, principles, and practices; reviewing planning and NEPA documents to ensure they read smoothly and correctly; review of environmental documents to insure compliance with applicable laws and regulations; work with public land resource values, issues, or controversies; assisting in developing public land-related planning strategies and procedures; and experience with program technical guidance along with monitoring and performing program audits.

    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

    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:
    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 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.

    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 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.

    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 307-775-6122 or BLMJobs_WY@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:

    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.

    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.

    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.