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

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Announcement Number:
NM Merit-2018-0089
Hiring Agency:
Bureau of Land Management
Position Title:
Assistant Field Manager (Minerals)
Open Period:
09/20/2018 - 10/03/2018 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Series/Grade:
GS - 0301D 13
Salary:
USD $87,252 - USD $113,428
Promotion Potential:
GS-13
Duty Location(s):
1
in
Norman, OK, US
For More Info:
Lisa Wells
806-356-1034
lwells@blm.gov

Overview

Hiring Path:
• Excepted service
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.
Security Clearance Required:
Public Trust - Background Investigation
Appointment Type
Permanent
Marketing Statement:

BLM is seeking a dynamic and energetic individual to join the team to fill the Assistant Field Manager (Minerals) position.


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.

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 Norman, Oklahoma.  Information about Norman and the Norman area can be found at Norman Chamber of Commerce.

Physical Demands:  May be conducted under widely adverse conditions. May be required to walk roadless areas.

Work Environment:  Work is normally performed in the office, not in the field.

Supervisory Position:
Yes
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

To attend trainings and meetings.

Duties

The incumbent directs a team that provides technical and program guidance in all phases of Federal and American Indian mineral development, including all oil and gas, coal, and solid minerals on Federal and Indian properties in Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas.  Provides input to the preparation, implementation, and conformance of land use plans, interdisciplinary activity plans, regional assessments and plans, and environmental analysis under the National Environmental Policy Act.  Ensures compliance with Bureau policies, regulations, applicable Federal, state, and local laws, and agreements, and annual work plan directives relating to lands and mineral resources. May serve in an acting capacity in the absence of the Field Manager.

The incumbent provides full-time supervision to the employees of the Oklahoma Field Office Division of Minerals, including performance evaluations, recruitment and selection of new employees, and disciplinary actions.  Ensures that a Division safety program is in place, that it is followed, and that employees are adequately trained on the Safety program.  Ensures coordination with other agencies, interest groups, resource users, and the general public.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:

This position does not have a positive education requirement.

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;



    • Knowledge of oil and gas field operations inculiding drilling, completion, workover, measurement, environmental, plugging, and production verification.

    • Knowledge of the development of planning documents, environmental analysis and impact statements, cost consideration and analysis.

    • Knowledge to oversee complex interdisciplinary analysis, projects, budget development.

    • Knowledge of the functions of a Field Office organization as they pertain to laws governing the management of natural resources on public lands.

    • Ability to communicate both orally and in writing.

    Qualifications:

    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-12) of the position to be filled.   Examples: Responsibility for the functions of a Field Office organization as they pertain to laws governing the management of natural resources (including minerals) on public lands; leadership, strategic direction, technical advice and assistance to Managers and Staff; complex interdisciplinary analysis, projects, and budget development; development of planning documents, contracts, environmental analysis and impact statements, cost consideration and analysis. 


    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:
    Agency 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.

    Supervisory 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.


    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.


    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.


    Reemployment Priority List (RPL): The RPL is the mechanism agencies use to give reemployment consideration to their former competitive service employees separated by a RIF or who have fully recovered from a compensable injury after more than one year. If you are currently on a Reemployment Priority List, you may be given priority consideration.


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


    This announcement is being advertised concurrently under Announcement #NM-DEU-2018-0066 which is open to all qualified persons. You must apply to each announcement separately if you wish to be considered under both recruitment methods.


    This position is not eligible for Telework.


    Before entering on duty, you will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-450. You will need to provide the information annually.


    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 Specialist, Lisa Wells at 806-356-1034 or email lwells@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/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:


    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).


    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.