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

About

Announcement Number:
NM-PTHWYS-2019-0002
Hiring Agency:
Bureau of Land Management
Position Title:
Student Trainee (Administration)
Open Period:
10/12/2018 - 10/26/2018 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Series/Grade:
GS - 0399 04
Salary:
(USD) $29,948 - (USD) $38,929
Promotion Potential:
GS-04
Duty Location(s):
1
in
Santa Fe, NM, US
For More Info:
LORISSA HERNANDEZ
(505) 954-2081
LHERNANDEZ@BLM.GOV

Overview

Hiring Path:
• Students
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
Students who are accepted for enrollment or currently enrolled and seeking a degree (diploma, certificate, etc.) in a qualifying educational institution and preference eligible veterans meeting this criteria.
Security Clearance Required:
Other
Appointment Type
Internships (Student)
Appointment Type Details:
This position Not-To-Exceed 1 year. This appointment may be extended based on agency needs.
Marketing Statement:
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 Santa Fe, New Mexico.  Information about Santa Fe and the Santa Fe area can be found at Santa Fe, NM.

Supervisory Position:
No
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
No
Travel Required:
Not Required

Duties

Prepare travel documents, enter and/or validate time and attendance records in automated database systems. Responsible for drafting, editing, and formatting letters, memos, and other written correspondence. Process incoming and outgoing mail, including material transmitted electronically. Deliver incoming mail and assemble and mail outgoing material. Provide assistance in the completion of records reviews, inventories, and dispositions.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:

You cannot hold an active real estate license; nor can you have an interest or hold stocks in firms with interest in Federal Land.

Key Requirements:
  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Be sure to read the "How to Apply" and "Required Documents" Sections
  • Direct Deposit Required
  • Background Investigation Required
  • Education Requirements:

    This position has a positive education requirement. See qualification section for description of the Basic Education Requirement (BER). Additionally, you must submit copies of transcripts or a list of all 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.


    You will need to clearly state in the resume your undergraduate and/or graduate degree(s) and submit your college transcripts, or a listing of your college courses that includes hours and grades.

    Evaluations:

    Once you complete and submit your application package, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the basic eligibility and minimum qualification requirements for the job. Your eligibility and qualification status will be based on a human resources assessment conducted using qualification standards, your responses to the job-related questions, information provided in your resume, and required supporting documents (see the Required Documents section). Veteran’s preference applies to the selection for positions in the Pathways Programs. The examination and selection of applicants will be made in accordance with requirements of the 5 CFR Part 302.

    Eligible and qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager in unranked order by preference status: (1) Preference eligible veterans having a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more (CPS and CP); (2) Other preference eligibles (XP); (3) Applicants eligible for 5-point veteran’s preference (TP); and those (4) Applicants not eligible for veteran’s preference (NV). In addition, interviews may be conducted for this position. The job related questions align with the following knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the duties of this position.

    Qualifications:

    There is not a specialized experience requirement for this position. You must meet the basic minimum qualification requirements in order to be eligible for this position.


    Basic Minimum Qualification Requirements:



    • Be at least 16 years of age or older for a non-arduous or non-hazardous duty position.

    • Be a student who has been accepted for enrollment or is currently enrolled at least half-time in a degree (diploma, certificate, etc.) seeking program in an accredited high school, technical or vocational school, 2-year or 4-year college or university, graduate or professional school.

    • Possess a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 or higher.


    In order to assess you meet a qualified status for this position and to refer you to the hiring manager, the agency must be able to determine that you meet the qualifications based on completed education, experience, and/or both - please be sure to include this information in your resume. To be creditable, experience must have been equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade (GS-03) of the position to be filled.


    Experience: For the GS-04 grade level, you may qualify based on completion of 2 academic year post high school study or an associate's degree.; This education must have been obtained in an accredited business, secretarial or technical school, junior college, college or university. One year of full-time academic study is defined as 30 semester hours, 45 quarter hours, or the equivalent in a college or university. OR 1 year of general experience, OR Combination of Education and Experience: Total qualifying education as described above and experience as listed above are combined together and when combined must total to equal at least 100 percent to qualify.


    You must meet all eligibility and qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.


     

    Benefits and Other Info

    Benefits:
    Agency Benefits:

    The selectee of this position will be eligible for annual and sick leave.


    The selectee of this position is ineligible for benefits (e.g., life insurance; retirement including the Thrift Savings Plan; and long term care insurance). However, interns on temporary appointments who will be working a schedule of more than 130 hours per month and at least 90 days will be eligible to enroll in a Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) plan and will receive the same government contribution as full-time permanent employees.  

    Other Information:

    The selectee is not eligible for promotion without competition.

    This is a not-to-exceed (NTE) appointment and at the expiration of this appointment, or whenever services are no longer needed, the selectee will be terminated from Federal service. The selectee my be eligible to be non-competitively converted under the Pathways hiring authority.

    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.


    BLM has determined that the duties of this position are not suitable for telework.


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


    This position is for students accepted for enrollment or are currently enrolled and seeking a degree (diploma, certificate, etc.) in an accredited high school, technical or vocational school, 2-year or 4-year college or university, graduate or professional school, on a full- or half-time basis (as defined by the academic institution in which the student is enrolled).


    This is a temporary, excepted service appointment under the BLM Pathways Internship Program that is expected not-to-exceed 1 year. This type of appointment is intended only for temporary projects, to perform labor-intensive tasks not requiring subject matter expertise, or to fill traditional summer jobs. The BLM will require the selected applicant to complete a Participant Agreement in which it shall document the anticipated start and end dates for this temporary appointment.

    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 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.

    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 LHERNANDEZ@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 job-related questions), you are required to submit the following forms:



    • Verification of Enrollment: Copy of all your transcripts or a list of college courses that include hours and grades from an accredited U. S. educational institution. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable for the application process, but prior to appointment the official transcript(s) will be required.

    • Letter from your accredited U. S. educational institution that verifies/reflects: (1) the degree/diploma/certificate program in which you are enrolled; (2) you are enrolled at least half-time (as defined by the educational institution), and (3) your anticipated graduation date. If your degree is from a Foreign Institution, See Foreign Education.

    • Standard Form 50 (SF-50): Applicable to current BLM Interns who wish to be considered for Bureau-wide announcements.

    • Veteran’s Preference: If you are entitled to veteran’s preference, you should indicate the level of veteran’s preference you are claiming on your resume. Your veteran’s preference entitlement will be adjudicated (verified) by the employing agency using the documents you provide. You may request copies of your DD-214 by calling 1-800-827-1000 or TDD# 800-829-4833 or online at http://www.archives.gov/veterans/evetrecs/.

      • For 5-point veteran’s preference, you must provide your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty), official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty, or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions.

      • For 10-point veteran’s preference, you must submit a Standard Form (SF) 15 (Application for 10-point Veterans Preference), a DD-214 showing character of service, and the required documentation.

      • Certification In Lieu of DD-214: Active duty service members claiming veteran’s preference may submit a ‘certification’ when applying for Federal jobs (Chapter 21 of Title 5 U. S. C Section 2108a). The ‘certification’ is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed. Prior to appointment, agencies must verify the service member is eligible for veteran’s preference in accordance with 5 U. S. C. 2108, unless the service member is appointed under the provisions of 5 U. S. C. 5534a, Dual employment and pay during terminal leave from uniformed services.

      • For more information on which type of preference is applicable please visit the VetGuide.




    You may submit your documents either via Auto-Requested Fax or by Uploading 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: allows you to upload your documents through Applicant Manager instead of faxing them. 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.