Announcement Number:
NOC Merit-2017-0061
Hiring Agency:
Bureau of Land Management
Position Title:
Human Resources Officer, GS-0201-14
Open Period:
02/28/2017 - 03/05/2017 Format MM/DD/YYYY
GS - 0201 14
USD $109,862 - USD $142,821
Work Schedule:
Full-time - Work Schedule is full-time.
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in

Lakewood, CO, US
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
Lenora Vinson


Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
Security Clearance Required:
Public Trust - Background Investigation
Appointment Type
Appointment Type Details:
This is a permanent position.
About the Agency
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 at the Denver Federal Center, which is surrounded by Lakewood, Colorado.  Information about the Lakewood area can be found at City of Lakewood, Colorado.  Information about the Denver area can be found at About Denver.

Physical Demands:  The work is sedentary.  No unusual physical demands are required.

Work Environment:  The work is performed in an office setting Incumbent will be required to travel to outlying locations.
Supervisory Position:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:

Travel and relocation expenses will be paid consistent with the Federal Travel Regulation, Chapter 302, and Departmental policy.

Travel Required:
Occasional Travel

Travel may be required on occasion.


The incumbent of this position will:

  • Directs a human resources (HR) program comprised of position management and pay administration; recruitment; staffing and placement; policy development; performance management and recognition; employee training and development; employee and labor relations; and organizational development.
  • Supervises of a staff of HR Specialists and HR Assistants.  Builds an HR workforce to meet the needs of the organization.  Interviews and selects candidates, hears and resolves complaints, effects minor disciplinary measures, prepares EPAPs, etc.
  • Supervises the staffing team and the ER/LR Specialist and provides advisory services and policy support.  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.
  • Works with management and EEO to develop and meet diversity goals.
  • Responsible for organizing and coordinating the administration of all HR Staffing and ER/LR functions with full delegation of responsibility and authority to meet the operating goals and requirements of the organization.
  • Promotes the use of special employment programs.
  • Ensures that all personnel management actions are in accordance with Merit System Principles and EEO program guidance.
  • Orchestrates HR programs and initiatives for the National Operations Center (NOC). 
  • Manages an HR team and exercise staff leadership.
  • Acts as a representative of the HR NOC Director in explaining and interpreting HR laws, rules, and regulations for manager, supervisors and employees.
  • Oversees National Initiatives (e.g. Seasonal Hiring, Petroleum Engineer and Petroleum Engineer Tech recruitment efforts)

Qualifications and Evaluations

Your resume must contain enough information to show that you meet the specialized experience as defined in the announcement or vacancy questions. In addition, your responses to the questions must be adequately reflected in your resume.
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 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 related to the following knowledge, skills and abilities are required to do the work of this position.

    • Knowledge of the principles, theories, and major processes of the Federal HR management system in order to formulate, implement, and execute a comprehensive and management-orientated HR program that is in accordance with law, regulation, and policy.
    • Knowledge of Federal objectives, policies, strategies, and resource management issues.
    • Skill in working among a variety of organizations or accomplish common goals.
    • Skill in supervising a staff of Human Resources Specialists and support personnel.
    • Skilled at using oral communication to negotiate and gain support for recommendations and programs as well as developing and maintaining credibility with BLM managers, supervisors, and employees.

    In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the one year of 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-13) of the position to be filled.  Example: Providing technical advice, guidance, and leadership on a variety of complex Staffing and ER/LR issues. Making determinations in complex and sometimes obscure matters. Responding to and resolving complex Staffing/ER/LR questions and problems and providing alternatives which meet customer needs and incorporate the appropriate legal requirements. Working extensively with other Specialists/Assistants and/or offices to develop quality and timely HR services and information to identified clients. Developing, interpreting, and analyzing data extracts and reports from automated HRM systems and participating in the development of automated system approaches for more effective tracking and reporting of work.

    You must meet all qualification requirements by 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:
    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.

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

    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.

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

    The Bureau of Land Management has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.

    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 online, please contact Lenora Vinson at lvisnon@blm.gov or 303-236-1730.  If applying online 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/dd/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:

    1. 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).

    2. Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans: you will need to submit documentation to show your veterans' preference, years of active military service, and character of service (type of discharge).

    3. Former PLC Member: Submit a copy of your "Certificate of Eligibility for Noncompetitive Hiring" along with a copy of your "PLC Participant Verification Work Hours Sheet."

    4. 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.

    5. Applicants eligible under PL-114-47, Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) must submit documentation verifying (a) initial selection under competitive examining procedures  to a land management agency under a time-limited appointment in the competitive service , (b) service  under this initial appointment, or in conjunction with subsequent competitive service time-limited appointments, to a land management agency was for a period of 24 months without a break in service of two or more years, and (c) performance was evaluated as being at an acceptable level for the entire applicable period(s). "Required documentation" includes first  and last SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) for each  appointment verifying the Position Occupied code (Block 34) is 1-Competitive Service, AND documentation of successful performance for each appointment. Applicants are encouraged to combine all required documents into one or more files and scan for uploading into the application. Each file must not exceed 3MB. Grouping documents into files will simplify the application process. Failure to submit required documentation will result in loss of consideration.

    6. 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.

    READ THIS: It is the responsibility of the applicant to illustrate that all eligibility requirements are met. This includes ensuring your resume / application documents specific information on each employment listed. Specifically, you must document Agency/Company Name, supervisor's name and contact information, position title, grade/series/salary, and employment dates to include month, day and year. Failure to do so may result in your application being disqualified. If you have questions regarding the necessary documentation to include, contact the HR Specialist listed on this announcement prior to the closing date of the announcement.



    Next Steps:
    You will receive notification via email, generally within 2 weeks of the closing date of the announcement, as to whether or not your name was referred to the selecting official.

    You may also check the status of your application by viewing your MY USAJOBS account.