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    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 Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.  Information about the surrounding area may be found here.

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    Responsibilities

    Responsible for the overall coordination of the Field Office's recreation, visual resources and wilderness activities.

    Provides overall technical guidance, assistance, innovative approaches and quality control for the Field Office's Recreation, (Management and Maintenance), Wilderness, and Visual Resource Management Programs.

    Processes Special Recreation Use Permits for various recreation events, commercial, and competitive activities; completes appropriate NEPA documentation; supervises the events and performs compliance monitoring.

    Participates on, and may lead as appropriate and necessary, interdisciplinary teams in Bureau planning and implementation.Prepares and/or coordinates NEPA documentation, CX's, EA's and ElS's, for Field Office planning efforts as necessary.

    Assigns work schedules, directs work and generally oversees Field Office Park Ranger's activities and provides for their general support and safety. Directs the day-to-day work of junior employees and evaluates work from a performance perspective.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Travel may be required to attend trainings, conferences, workshops, and/or field visits.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    11

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    Requirements

    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
    • Background Investigation Required

    Physical Demands:  The work is primarily sedentary. There may be some physical exertion such as walking; hiking; standing; bending; driving an automobile or off-highway vehicle; operating a small boat, etc.

    Work Environment: Work is typically performed in an adequately lighted and climate controlled office.

    We expect to fill one vacancy at this time; however, more than one position may be filled from this announcement.

    Qualifications

    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.  

    For GS-09: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level GS-07 in the federal service. Specialized experience at this level is defined as, but not limited to: experience collecting and interpreting recreation user data and monitoring recreation sites for required maintenance; coordinating with internal and external customers on policy relating to the Recreation and Wilderness programs; providing technical advice for the Recreation and Wilderness programs by participating on interdisciplinary teams completing required NEPA.

    For GS-11: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level GS-09 in the federal service. Specialized experience at this level is defined as, but not limited to: experience coordinating the work of two seasonal employees, functioning as a subject matter expert in matters pertaining to recreation management, wilderness management, visual resource management and special recreation permits; providing technical advice for the Recreation and Wilderness programs by leading interdisciplinary teams completing required NEPA.

    Substitution of Education for the Specialized Experience Requirement:

    Graduate Education with a major study in outdoor recreation planning or a related field such as: sociology, forestry, landscape architecture, economics, biological science, park administration, earth science, natural resource management and conservation, civil engineering, urban planning, or recreation. Applicants who qualify on the basis of graduate work in related disciplines must have one or more courses in outdoor recreation.

    For GS-09: 2 full years (36 semester hours) of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, LL.B. or J.D. if related, or master’s degree or equivalent graduate degree in an area(s) such as those listed above in Basic Education Requirement.

    For GS-11: 3 full years (54 semester hours) of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, LL.M. if related, Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in an area(s) such as those listed above in Basic Education Requirement.

    Education and experience may be combined to meet the specialized experience requirement.

    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, 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.

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    Additional information

    May require completion of a 1 year probationary period.

    Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP):  CTAP provides eligible surplus and displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) This vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility; 2) You apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) You are found well qualified for this vacancy. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application.  Information about CTAP eligibility is available from OPM's Career Transition Resources website at CTAP.

    CTAP 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.

    If the position is filled at a lower grade level, subsequent promotion to the next grade level will be processed without further competition dependent upon administrative approval and the continuing need for an actual assignment and performance of higher-level duties.

    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.

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

    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 may use certain incentives, currently offered by the Federal government, to attract high quality applicants.  The incentives that may be offered include Student Loan Repayments, Relocation Incentives and/or Recruitment Incentives.

    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 the event that an applicant’s response on the questionnaire cannot be verified within the application materials ( e.g., resume, cover letter, education/training), the HR Office has the authority to lower the score of the candidate on that item to the response level supported by their application materials.  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.

    KSA 1: Knowledge of the functions, objectives and overall resource management responsibilities of the organization and understanding of multiple use management and potential resource conflicts.

    KSA 2: Knowledge of professional level of the theories, concepts, principles, and methodologies applicable to extensive recreation inventory, planning, monitoring, and evaluation as they pertain to management of recreation use on public lands.

    KSA 3: Knowledge of Federal land regulations, policies, procedures, environmental analysis and planning systems as they relate to the Recreation, Visual Resources, and Wilderness programs.


    To preview questions please click here.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Not Required

    Drug test required

    No

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    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.  Civil service employees must provide their current OPM title, series, and grade.  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:            

    For substitution of education: - If you are qualifying with education, you must provide copies of all your transcripts for verification that include hours and grades from an accredited U.S. college/university by the closing date.  If your degree is from a Foreign Institution, See Foreign Education.   All selections and tentative offers of selection are contingent upon submission and verification of ‘official’ transcripts.

    - Current BLM 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).

    - Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP)  eligibles: documentation verifying your CTAP eligibility - this includes a copy of the agency notice and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level and duty location.

    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.  The opportunity to do this will be provided during the application process by a pop-up message option to generate an auto-requested fax cover sheet.

    UPLOADING DOCUMENTS: instead of faxing your documents you may use the uploading procedures thru Applicant Manager.  Do not use both options.  

    If uploading a resume, you must include the following:  Job Title and Grade Level, if Federal employment, Duties and Accomplishments, Employer's Name and Address, Supervisor's Name and Telephone Number, Starting and Ending dates (month and year), Hours worked per week, and Salary.

    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.

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    Benefits

    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.

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    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 Human Resources Office at (208) 373-3921 or email BLM_ID_HR_Vacancies@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.

    Agency contact information

    HR Office

    Phone

    208-373-3921

    Fax

    208-373-3919

    Email

    BLM_ID_HR_Vacancies@blm.gov

    Address

    Bureau of Land Management
    BLM Idaho State Office
    1387 South Vinnell Way
    Boise, Idaho 83709-3904
    United States
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    BLM is seeking a dynamic and energetic individual to join the team as Outdoor Recreation Planner!

    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. Explore a new career with the BLM - where our people are our greatest natural resource.

    Next steps

    Once your completed application is received, we will conduct an evaluation and the most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for future consideration and possible interview.  You will be notified of the outcome.

    You may also check the status of your application by viewing your “My Account” on USAJOBS.

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

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.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

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 to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • 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.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Legal and regulatory guidance

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/535930900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.