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

About

Announcement Number:
NV Merit-2016-0527
Hiring Agency:
Bureau of Land Management
Position Title:
Lead Human Resources Specialist
Open Period:
09/21/2016 - 10/05/2016 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Series/Grade:
GS - 0201 12
Salary:
USD $71,012 - USD $92,316
Work Schedule:
Full-time - Work Schedule is Full Time.
Promotion Potential:
GS-12
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in

Cheyenne, WY, US
Telework Eligible:
No
For More Info:
Human Resources
775-861-6431
nvjobs@blm.gov

Overview

Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
All current DOI employees with competitive eligibility; CTAP eligibles within the local commuting area.
Security Clearance Required:
Public Trust - Background Investigation
Appointment Type
Permanent
Appointment Type Details:
This is a permanent position.
Marketing Statement:
BLM is seeking a dynamic and energetic individual to join the Human Resources Team in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

The BLM manages more land – approximately 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 estates 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.
Summary:
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 Cheyenne, Wyoming. Information about Cheyenne and the local area can be found at Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce.
Supervisory Position:
No
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
Yes

Travel and relocation expenses will be paid consistent with the Federal Travel Regulation, Chapter 302, and Departmental policy. The use of a relocation service company and home marketing incentive will not be offered.

Travel Required:
Occasional Travel

May require occasional visits to field office operations and attendance at job fairs, meetings, conferences and trainings.

Duties

This position serves as a Lead Human Resources (HR) Specialist in a Human Resources Office in the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The primary purpose of this position is to lead a team and provide advisory services and policy support in one or more functional areas of Human Resources Management (HRM). Areas may include Benefits/Retirement, Information Systems, Recruitment and Placement, Employee Development, Compensation, Performance Management, and/or another specialty area. The position requires knowledge of a wide range of HRM concepts, laws, policies, practices, analytical and diagnostic methods, and techniques sufficient to solve a wide range of complex, interrelated HRM problems and issues.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:
This position falls under the group coverage qualification standards for Administrative and Management positions there is no Individual Occupation Requirement for this position.
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.
  • Background Investigation 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.

    KSA 1: Knowledge of leadership concepts, methods, principles, and practices in order to perform Lead responsibilities for a team.

    KSA 2: Ability to perform qualitative and/or quantitative analyses in order to identify, assess, analyze, and improve the effectiveness and efficiency of HRM services and work products provided by the team.

    KSA 3: Knowledge of HRM concepts, principles, practices, laws and regulations related to the HRM specialty area(s) in order to serve as an advisor to management and other HR Specialists.

    KSA 4: Skill in collecting information, fact finding, analysis, evaluation and research of complex and/or controversial interrelated issues to provide sound conclusions, advice, and recommendations where little precedent exists.
    Qualifications:
    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-11) of the position to be filled.

    For the GS-12: One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade (GS-11) or equivalent in Federal service. Specialized experience is futher defined as experience training or mentoring others in a civilian service human resources environment on recruitment, job announcements, rating and ranking applicants, issuing selection certificates, pay setting, productivity, or audits; applying human resource methodologies, principles, and practices relating to areas of recruitment; applying the appropriate Executive Orders, laws, rules, regulations and policies related to Human Resource functional areas. 

    There is no substitution of education for experience at the GS-12 and above grade levels.

    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

    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:
    Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP): CTAP provides eligible surplus and displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) This vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility; 2) You apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) You are found well qualified for this vacancy. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application.  Information about CTAP eligibility is available from OPM's Career Transition Resources website at CTAP.

    CTAP eligibles will be considered well qualified if they receive a minimum score of 90 based on the rating criteria used for this position.

    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.

    BLM may use certain incentives, currently offered by the Federal government, to attract high quality applicants.

    May require completion of a 1 year probationary period.

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

    This announcement may be used to fill more than one position at this duty location.

    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 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:
    Resumes must show relevant experience and other information. Your resume must list your education and work experience including the dates (mm/yy) of each employment along with the number of hours worked per week and salary information. Your resume will be used to validate your responses to the assessment tool(s). You are welcome to submit a cover letter (optional). If you wish to do so, include it with your resume.

    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).

    Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) eligibles: documentation verifying your CTAP eligibility - this includes a copy of the agency notice and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level and duty location.

    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.

    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.