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Physical Demands: Employee must be in good health and be able to work effectively alone or in team situations. Indoor work involves sitting, standing, walking, the lifting and storage of equipment and supplies, climbing ladders, and operating both manual and light power equipment such as drills, saws, and hammers. Outdoor duties require moderate exertion in a variety of weather conditions, such as hiking over wet, muddy, or uneven terrain; and lifting heavy objects and equipment.
Work Environment: Indoor work is primarily performed at the interpretive center office. Office space, and most resources at the interpretive center is shared among employees. The interpretive center is air conditioned and heated. Work is also performed in a workroom and carpentry shop at a separate maintenance building equipped with basic carpentry tools and equipment, painting equipment, and storage areas. The site is not conveniently located closer than 5 miles to housing, restaurants, or shopping and employees must provide their own transportation. Basic lunch facilities include a refrigerator and microwave.
Develops, designs and coordinates exhibits fabricated in-house or by contract, installs and maintains permanent and temporary exhibits for the information and education of public visitors and school groups to the site; researches designs, fabricates and/or procures scientific and historically accurate replicas to use in interpretive programs; works with other interpreters on development and production of graphics products for education and interpretation; cooperatively develops, procures, operates and maintains audio-visual systems of varying complexity for multi-media presentations and live programs; serves as an advisor and monitor on universal accessibility of exhibits, trails, etc.; utilizes suitable display techniques for security and conservation of historical artifacts and scientific specimens; works with interpretive teams and partner groups; and works within an interpretive team on developing education and interpretive publications, projects, signs, and general interpretive planning related to goals and annual work plans.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…All current or former federal employees with competitive/reinstatement eligibility; CTAP and ICTAP eligibles within the local commuting area; and Veterans' Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) Eligibles.
Persons eligible under Special Hiring Authorities
All former PLC members who within the past 120 days have completed all requirements of a creditable PLC project.
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Conditions Of Employment
- U.S. Citizenship is required.
- Security Clearance/Background Investigation is required.
- Be sure to read the "How to Apply" & "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.
Summary of Requirements: You must meet all qualifications as listed in the "Qualifications" section of the announcement.
QualificationsGS-7 Qualifications: 1 year of specialized experience at, or equivalent to, the GS-05 level in the Federal service that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled OR 1 full year of graduate level education OR Superior Academic Achievement (S.A.A.) See OPM Quals Standard-General Policies E(4)(f) OR a combination of education and specialized experience as described in the vacancy announcement. Education should inlcude courses related to illustrative design, commercial art, fine arts, industrial design, architecture, drafting, interior design, or other fields related to the position.
GS-9 Qualifications: 1 year of specialized experience at, or equivalent to, the GS-07 level in the Federal service OR a master`s or equivalent graduate degree, -or-2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related, OR a combination of education and specialized experience as described in the vacancy announcement.
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 of the position to be filled.
Examples of GS-07 level specialized experience include: Experience with current interpretive principles and techniques as they apply to developing and coordinating exhibit and interpretive plans, basic care and conservation of historic artifacts, developing layouts, technical specifications, budgets and timelines for exhibits, graphic products and interpretive products.
Examples of GS-9 level specialized experience include: Those such as described for the GS-7 level above, but performed more independently, and with fewer guidelines and review.
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.
This announcement is being advertised concurrently under Announcement #OR-DEU-2017-0016 which is open to all qualified persons. You must apply to each announcement separately if you wish to be considered under both recruitment methods.
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.
May require completion of a 1 year probationary period.
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.
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.
Government facilities are required to provide a smoke free environment for their employees. Smoking will be permitted only in designated areas.
This position requires you to wear an officially-approved uniform while in a duty status.
How You Will Be Evaluated
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.
1. Knowledge of theory and practice of interpretaton and environmental education.
2. Knowledge of technical requirements for construction and maintenance of exhibits.
3. Knowledge of conservation of historic artifacts.
4. Skill with current computer systems and software for developing graphics for exhibits and associated printed and web materials.
5. Ability to recruit, train, and supervise volunteers in interpretations.
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Background checks and security clearance
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.
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.”
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.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
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.
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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 Phyllis Barney at 503-375-5666 or email@example.com. 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.
Agency contact information
AddressBureau of Land Management
BLM Oregon State Office, OR-953
1220 SW 3rd Avenue
P.O. Box 2965
Portland, OR 97208
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Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
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Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:
- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/456455500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.