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

About

Announcement Number:
NOC Merit-2018-0143
Hiring Agency:
Bureau of Land Management
Position Title:
Division Chief, IRM Support Services
Open Period:
10/12/2018 - 11/12/2018 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Series/Grade:
GS - 2210 15
Salary:
(USD) $131,898 - (USD) $164,200
Promotion Potential:
GS-15
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in

Lakewood, CO, US
For More Info:
Cara Dover
303-236-6104
cdover@blm.gov

Overview

Hiring Path:
• Individuals with disabilities
• Competitive service
• Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
• Land & base management
• Military spouses
• Peace Corps & AmeriCorps Vista
• Special authorities
• Veterans
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
All current or former federal employees with competitive/reinstatement eligibility.
Veteran Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) eligibles.
All former PLC members who within the past 120 days have completed all requirements of a creditable PLC project.
Persons eligible under Special Hiring Authorities.
ICTAP/CTAP eligibles within the local commuting area may also apply.
Security Clearance Required:
Top Secret
Appointment Type
Permanent
Marketing Statement:

BLM is seeking a dynamic and energetic individual, with excellent communication and leadership skills, to administer its broad and complex Information Technology (IT) program. 

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 at the BLM's National Operations Center (NOC), which is located at the Denver Federal Center (DFC).  The DFC 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.

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

Occasional travel may be required to attend meetings, conferences and site visits to State and Field Offices.

Duties

You will serve as the Division Chief of Information Resources Management and will:  



  • Ensure that operational services are delivered to all BLM entities located throughout the United States. These services include Bureau-wide management and support of the Telecommunications Infrastructure, Internet/Intranet Applications and Tools, Data Base Management, Geospatial/GIS Applications and Tools, new technology implementation/integration, and Help Desk services;

  • Assure operations, projects, and activities are properly chartered and programmed and that systems of accountability for accomplishments, funding and personnel are properly established and executed or adhered to;

  • Plan, organize, and oversee the activities of the Division which develops goals and objectives that integrate organizational and operational IT services objectives;

  • Represent the Division with a variety of external and internal governmental organizations, businesses, contractors, vendors and the general public;

  • Establish, develop, and maintain effective working relationships with BLM information management and technology partners, state and national offices, other DOI counterparts, and the DOI Business Center;

  • Perform the full range of supervisory personnel management responsibilities, including directing, coordinating and overseeing work through subordinate supervisors of a workforce comprised of federal employees and contractors.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:

If selected for this position, you will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-450 within 30 days of reporting to duty. You will be required to provide this information annually.


This position is subject to both pre-employment and random drug testing as a condition of employment. Applicants will not be appointed to the position if a verified positive drug test is received.


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
  • Security Clearance/Background Investigation is required
  • Be sure to read the "How to Apply"  and  "Required Documents" Sections
  • Direct Deposit Required
  • You cannot hold an active real estate license; nor can you
  • have an interest or hold stocks in firms with interest in Federal Land
  • 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.

    Leading Change - The ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.

    Leading People - The ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.

    Results Driven - The ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.

    Business Acumen – The ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

    Building Coalitions - The ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations to achieve common goals.

    Information Technology - Knowledge of current IT principles, concepts, regulations, and practices to oversee IT operational services and to provide the full scope of IT advisory services.

    Qualifications:

    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. 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-14) of this position. Example: Using your knowledge of current IT industry practices and advanced IT principles, concepts and standards to perform the majority of the following duties, as related to the supervision of IT staff: apply management and organizational principles and practices to create a work environment that encourages creative thinking; administer resources (staffing and funding) in a manner that instills public trust while also accomplishing established missions/goals; develop and implement guidelines and processes; apply acquisition planning and management processes to prepare long-range (5 year) and short-range guidance in accordance with broad agency program policies and objectives; direct complex studies requiring application of advanced analytical and statistical methods and techniques. Your resume must clearly demonstrate experience supervising or managing a workforce of IT professionals through subordinate supervisors, team leaders, or project leads.


    In addition, you must demonstrate IT related experience in each of the following competencies:



    1. Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.

    2. Customer Service - Works with clients and customers (that is, any individuals who use or receive the services or products that your work unit produces, including the general public, individuals who work in the agency, other agencies, or organizations outside the Government) to assess their needs, provide information or assistance, resolve their problems, or satisfy their expectations; knows about available products and services; is committed to providing quality products and services.

    3. Oral Communication - Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.

    4. Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.


    You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement. Eligible 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:
    Other Information:

    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.

    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.


    The Bureau of Land Management has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework only during an emergency or natural disaster.





    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 to this Vacancy" at the bottom of this Screen and login to MY USAJOBS. If you haven't already registered with USAJOBS, select the “Create a new account” link. You will be required 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 Forgot your username 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 Cara Dover at 303-236-6104 or email cdover@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.

    Note: It is the responsibility of the applicant to illustrate that all eligibility and qualifications requirements are met. Failure to do so may result in your application being disqualified. If you have questions regarding the necessary documentation to include or if you would like to verify your documentation has been received, contact the HR Specialist listed on this announcement. It is recommended that you contact our office prior to the closing date of the announcement.

     

    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).  

    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 employees with competitive eligibility: Submit a copy of your most recent (non-award) SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, or equivalent document that verifies current position information (title, grade, etc), tenure (block 24, code 1 or 2) and Competitive Status (block 34, code 1). Also, submit any SF-50s that document your highest grade held permanently or temporarily. 


    2. 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.”




    3. 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.




    4. 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).




    5. 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. Do not use both options. Auto-Requested Fax: You may 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 through Applicant Manager.

    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.