Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Bureau of Land Management
Position Title:
Open Period:
08/23/2016 - 08/29/2016 Format MM/DD/YYYY
GS - 0025 04
USD $28,553 - USD $37,121
Work Schedule:
Full-time - Work Schedule is Full Time.
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in

Baker City, OR, US
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
Lane Gaylord


Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
CTAP/ICTAP eligibles within the local commuting area.
Security Clearance Required:
Q Nonsensitive
Appointment Type
Term appt, NTE 13 mos
Appointment Type Details:
This is a Term position.
Marketing Statement:
BLM is seeking a dynamic and energetic individual to join the team as a Park Ranger.  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.

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 information about the Vale District, visit our website.

For additional information about Baker, Oregon visit the following website:

Supervisory Position:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
Travel Required:
25% or less

Most work will be performed out of doors, in all types of weather conditions, terrain, and elevations.  Work may take place in an extremely remote environment and may require primitive camping and living skills for upwards of two weeks in duration.  Indoor duties are performed in a normal office setting.


This position is located at the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center in Baker City, Oregon. The employee informs visitors about BLM facilities and resources.  Duties are performed on or off-site at locations designated by the BLM, e.g. interpretive centers, campgrounds, historical sites, auditoriums, etc.  Learns BLM resources by reviewing published maps, research materials, and other documents prepared by park rangers and other professionals and by talking with BLM staff.  Provide assistance in connection with one-time or annual celebrations related to the programs and themes of the site.  Operates a variety of audio visual and other equipment used in connection with interpretive material, e.g. projectors, cameras, and video equipment.  Prepares the interpretative facilities (amphitheatres, auditoriums, campfires, self-guiding trails, and classrooms), to receive and serve visitors including the repair of equipment, weatherization, opening and closing down activities.  The ranger performs routine site safety inspections and reports problems needing remedy.  Ranger oversees and maintains the regular and routine brochure inventory and stocking, collects fees, make minor brochure revisions, coordinates the reprinting of materials and is responsible for reporting conditions of waysides and bulletin boards.  Performs administrative duties and may serve on committees, will also perform minor routine emergency medical services when needed.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Summary of Requirements:  You must meet all requirements listed in the "Qualifications" section of the announcement.
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:
    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, you 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.

    1) Ability to publicly speak to groups ranging from less than 10 to more than 100 people.

    2) Knowledge of agency guidelines and various laws, rules, and regulations which pertain to operation of the site.

    3) Knowledge of general visitor services and recreation management principles.

    4) Skill with basic office equipment, computer programs and filing systems.

    5) Ability to perform basic carpentry , painting, sign installation, and general construction.

    Qualifications requirement: Six months of general experience in administrative, professional, technical, investigative or other responsible work and in addition six months of specialized experience that demonstrated the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to successfully perform the work of this position OR two years of education above high school that included at least 12 semester hours of coursework in subjects pertinent to the management and protection of natural and cultural resources OR a combination of education and experience as described above.

    Specialized Experience Requirements:  
    In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the specialized experience requirement - 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 (GS-03) of the position to be filled. Examples of specialized experience would include experience with Natural and Cultural Resources and the connection between visitor and resource. Experience following rules, methods, procedures and operating techniques in order to perform a full range of operations. Experience communicating both orally and in writing, and presenting materials to an audience.

    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 300.604.  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 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.

    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. 

    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 fall within the Well or Best Qualified categories on the rating criteria for this position.

    May be required to work weekends and holidays.

    This position requires you to wear an officially-approved uniform while in a duty status.

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

    May require completion of a 1 year trial period.

    You must be able to obtain and maintain a valid driver's license.

    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 Lane Gaylord in the HR Office at 503-808-6391 or by email at lgaylord@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:

    If qualifying based on education, a 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.

    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).

    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.