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These positions are in the Nevada State Office, Reno, Nevada. Information about Reno and the surrounding areas can be found at Reno/Sparks Chamber of Commerce.
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.
Physical Demands: Work is primarily sedentary. Some walking, standing, bending, and carrying of light items is required.
Work Environment: Work is typically performed in an adequately lighted and climate controlled office. Occasional travel may be required. This position may be required to visit field sites where risks may include exposure to inclement weather and potential injury from falls, strains, bites, stings, etc. The incumbent will adhere to all safety rules and regulations as prescribed in manuals/supplements or designated by the Safety Officer.
The intermediate level trainee performs developmental level duties with close supervision and involvement of a higher level specialist and/or supervisor, and with progressively increasing difficulty and complexity which are integrated with qualifying college curriculum being followed. These duties are designed to provide the opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge and work experience in the field and the incumbent will perform the full range of standard assignments and resolve recurring problems under the guidance and direction of a higher-level specialist and/or supervisor:
Performs spatial data tasks in accordance with established standards and training to include general data entry; data analysis and manipulation; database design and management; georeferencing; and data backup and maintenance tasks. Performs recurring transactions within geospatial databases and systems to integrate data files, and keep spatial and non-spatial data accurate and in compliance. This may include completing smaller segments of long term or broader scope geospatial analysis projects.
Assembles material needed for GIS projects such as paper maps, tabular data, digital products, and general information of a geographical nature.
Uses GIS and office automation software to create a variety of standard documents such as correspondence, memorandums, fact sheets, written communications and organization presentations, and map products. Documents may include some scientific/GIS terminology and/or statistical data. Produces final, error-free documents, ensuring correct punctuation, spelling, capitalization, and grammar.
Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required to visit field sites.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…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.
Questions? This job is open to 3 groups.
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Conditions Of Employment
- 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
- Security Clearance/Background Investigation is required.
This position falls under the Group Qualification Standards for Administration and Office Support Student Trainee Series.
QualificationsTo be eligible, an applicant must: 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 vocation 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, specialized 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 of the position to be filled.
For the GS-03 grade level: six (6) months of general experience; OR have completed one (1) academic year of post-high school study; OR have a combination of the experience and education described above.
For the GS-04 grade level: one (I) year of general experience; OR have completed two (2) academic years of post-high school study or an associate's degree; OR have a combination of the experience and education described above.
You must meet all eligibility and qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
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.
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.
The BLM may use certain incentives, currently offered by the Federal Government, to attract high quality applicants.
Government facilities are required to provide a smoke free environment for their employees. Smoking will be permitted only in designated areas.
This position requires an Internship Program Participant Agreement. Applicants selected for this position must sign a program agreement.
This is a temporary appointment, which may mean that when work or funds are not available you will be placed in non-pay status.
How You Will Be Evaluated
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.
KSA 1: Basic knowledge of spatial analysis workflows and tools in order to perform required analysis for projects.
KSA 2: Knowledge of geographic/cartographic sciences in order to produce maps and other GIS products.
KSA 3: Knowledge of office automation software packages to create, type, edit, print, and retrieve documents.
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Background checks and security clearance
In addition to the online application (resume and responses to the job-related questions), you are required to submit the following forms:
Current BLM Pathway Interns: submit a copy of your recent (non award) SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, or equivalent document.
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.
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 VetGuide.
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 through 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.
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 resume;
(2) Your responses to the Assessment/Job-Related Questions; 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 have not 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, including required documentation, must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the closing date of this announcement.
If you need assistance in applying on-line, please contact the HR Office at 775-861-6510. 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
BLM Nevada State Office
Reno, Nevada 89502
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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/498665000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.