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This position is located in the Casper Field Office. The Casper Field Office manages approximately 1.4 million acres of BLM-administered surface land and 4.7 million acres of mineral estate. The area has a rich history and a variety of recreational opportunities.
For information on the City of Casper, please go to: Casper, WY
You will work primarily on Oil and Gas resource issues. You will coordinate authorization of oil and gas, geophysical, and other land use activities with other BLM Field Office staff, industry professionals, state and other federal agencies, and county and local governments and consultants. You will participate on interdisciplinary teams developing National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents. You will ensure compliance with federal regulations and resolution of conflicting issues. You will inspect surface disturbing activity sites (i.e., oil and gas well pads, rights-of-way, geophysical projects) to ensure regulatory compliances, resource protection, site rehabilitation, etc.
Physical Demands: The office work is sedentary and the field work involves walking and other vigorous work in all types of weather and terrain.
Work Environment: Work is performed in three principle settings: an office; isolated locations; and inspection sites where protective equipment and safety precautions are required. Incumbent may be exposed to potentially dangerous situations related to oil and gas operations.
Occasional travel - may be required
Job family (Series)
Conditions Of Employment
- U.S. Citizenship is required; Direct Deposit 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;
- Background Investigation Required.
This position has a positive education requirement which requires that you have a degree in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related discipline OR courses equivalent to a major (at least 24 semester hours), as above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
You will need to clearly state your undergraduate/graduate degree(s) and submit your college transcripts or a listing of your college courses that includes hours and grades.
QualificationsIn 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 (GS-09) of the position to be filled.
To qualify at the GS-11 level applicants must meet the Basic Education Requirement AND have 1 year of specialized experience in natural resources work equivalent to the GS-9 level in the Federal service; OR have 3 years of graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree in natural resource management or a directly related field; OR meet the Basic Education Requirement AND have a combination of specialized professional experience and second year graduate level education described above. Specialized experience for the GS-11 is defined as experience in at least 3 of the following 4 items: 1) applying a comprehensive surface protection and compliance program dealing with oil and gas development; 2) conducting reviews of permit applications for compliance with regulations; 3) providing guidance on surface protection and reclamation; and 4) providing technical guidance.
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.
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
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.
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.
BLM may use certain incentives, currently offered by the Federal government, to attract high quality applicants.
This announcement is being advertised concurrently under Announcement # WY-DEU-2019-0046, which is open to all U.S. citizens. You must apply to each announcement separately if you wish to be considered under both recruitment methods.
This position and location are subject to Special Pay Rate Table 0710 for positions performing work directly involved in the oversight of oil and gas production. It includes a 35% supplement above the base General Schedule pay table. This supplement is reflected in the salary range posted in this vacancy announcement.
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.
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.
* Knowledge of laws, rules, regulations and policies in the administration of fluid minerals to apply a wide range of resource concepts, principles and practices concerning mineral development.
* Knowledge of reclamation practices; erosion control measures, slope stability, soil and vegetation relationships.
* Ability to assess potential impacts upon the environment resulting from oil and gas operations and recognize deficiencies.
* Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of resource specialists and industry groups.
* Ability to use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and databases and navigate with Global Positioning Systems (GPS).
To preview questions please click here.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
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). 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:
A copy of your 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.”
Applicants eligible under PL-114-47, Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) must submit documentation verifying (a) initial selection under competitive examining procedures to a land management agency under a time-limited appointment in the competitive service, (b) service under this initial appointment, or in conjunction with subsequent competitive service time-limited appointments, to a land management agency was for a period of 24 months without a break in service of two or more years, and (c) performance was evaluated as being at an acceptable level for the entire applicable period(s). “Required documentation” includes first and last SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) for each appointment verifying the Position Occupied code (Block 34) is 1-Competitive Service, AND documentation of successful performance for each appointment. Applicants are encouraged to combine all required documents into one or more files and scan for uploading into the application. Each file must not exceed 3MB. Grouping documents into files will simplify the application process. Failure to submit required documentation will result in loss of consideration.
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.
To explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees, visit the Office of Personnel Management's website at Federal Benefits at USAJOBS.
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.
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 HR Office at 307-775-6122 or at BLMJobs_WY@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
AddressBureau of Land Management
BLM Wyoming State Office, WY-953
5353 Yellowstone Road
P.O. Box 1828
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82003-1828
BLM is seeking a dynamic and energetic individual to join our team.
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.
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.
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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.
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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/537355700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.