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Job Title:Mining Engineer

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:Bureau of Land Management

Job Announcement Number:NV-DEU-2013-0037

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$57,408.00 to $89,450.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, December 10, 2012 to Thursday, January 10, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0880-11/12

POSITION INFORMATION:

The work schedule for this position is full-time. - This is a permanent position.

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

12

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy - Elko, NV, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

All U.S. Citizens – No previous Federal Service is required.

JOB SUMMARY:

BLM is seeking a dynamic and energetic individual to join the team!  The BLM manages more land – approximately 253 million 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 Bureau, with a budget of about $1 billion, also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estates throughout the nation. The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health 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.  For additional information about the BLM, please visit Our website. Duty stations will be located in either Elko, NV. Information about the area can be found at the Elko Chamber of Commerce website. Travel and relocation expenses will be paid consistent with the Federal Travel Regulations and Departmental policy.  The use of a relocation service company and home marketing incentive will not be offered.  To view FAQ regarding PCS click Here.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • 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 is required.

DUTIES:

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The incumbent provides advanced professional level engineering services in direct support of minerals management activities. Engineering reviews are performed and must consider both resource protection and the needs of the public. Represents the BLM with vendors, suppliers, contractors, other Federal agencies, state, county, and local governments, and fosters relationships with mid to high level federal and state agency personnel, industry representatives and other members of the general public. Reviews and/or calculates reclamation costs for bonding purposes. Develops or reviews reclamation construction specifications, drawings, and cost estimates. Provides technical assistance and analysis on new Plans of Operations, Amendments to existing Plans, and ongoing operations.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:  A. Degree: professional engineering. To be acceptable, the curriculum must: (1) be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum; or (2) include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics.   --OR—  B. Combination of education and experience--college-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying professional engineering, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by one of the following: Professional registration--Current registration as a professional engineer by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico. Absent other means of qualifying under this standard, those applicants who achieved such registration by means other than written test (e.g., State grandfather or eminence provisions) are eligible only for positions that are within or closely related to the specialty field of their registration. For example, an applicant who attains registration through a State Board's eminence provision as a manufacturing engineer typically would be rated eligible only for manufacturing engineering positions. Written Test- Evidence of having successfully passed the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) examination, or the written test required for professional registration, which is administered by the Boards of Engineering Examiners in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico. Applicants who have passed the EIT examination and have completed all the requirements for either (a) a bachelor's degree in engineering technology (BET) from an accredited college of university that included 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences, or (b) a BET from a program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) may be rated eligible for certain engineering positions at GS-5. Eligibility is limited to positions that are within or closely related to the specialty field of the engineering technology program. Applicants for positions that involve highly technical research, development, or similar functions requiring an advanced level of competence in basic science must meet the basic requirements in paragraph A. Because of the diversity in kind and quality of BET programs, graduates of other BET programs are required to complete at least 1 year of additional education or highly technical work experience of such nature as to provide reasonable assurance of the possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for professional engineering competence. The adequacy of this background must be demonstrated by passing the EIT examination. Specified academic courses: Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and in engineering that included the courses specified in the basic requirements. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of a professional engineering curriculum as described in paragraph A. Related curriculum: Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in engineering technology or in an appropriate professional field, e.g., physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu of a degree in engineering, provided the applicant has had at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. Ordinarily there should be either an established plan of intensive training to develop professional engineering competence, or several years of prior professional engineering-type experience, e.g., in interdisciplinary positions. (The above examples of related curricula are not all-inclusive.) Note: An applicant who meets the basic requirements as specified in A or B above may qualify for positions in any branch of engineering unless selective factors indicate otherwise, or unless he/she qualifies under the provisions of B.2 related to the EIT examination or BET degree.   

Qualification Requirement Using Specialized Experience or Education:

In order to be rated as qualified using specialized experience, we must be able to determine that you meet the definition(s) below - 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 level of the position to be filled.  For GS-11: In addition to meeting the BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS; one year of specialized experience, equivalent to GS-09 in the Federal service. At the GS-09 level, work is difficult requiring a thorough knowledge of the subject matter involved. Examples: perform work in solid minerals exploration, development & production such as prepare or analyze exploration plans, the extraction of minerals in conformance to lease terms & conditions, or mine plans; determine mineral reserves, inspect mining operations & reclamation activities, OR have completed 3 years of graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or equivalent doctoral degree in engineering, OR have an equivalent combination of additional education and experience described above.  For GS-12 level because: In addition to meeting the BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS; one year of engineering experience equivalent to GS-11 in the Federal service. At the GS-11 level, work requires independent judgment & action or decision making & an intimate grasp of the subject matter. Examples: serve as a specialist performing work in minerals exploration, development & production activities such as review/prepare exploration plans or the extraction of minerals, evaluate mineral resources, inspect mining operations & reclamation activities. Education above the BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS cannot be substituted for specialized experience at the GS-12 level. 


This position falls under Group Coverage Qualification Standard for Professional and Scientific Positions in conjunction with the Individual Occupational Requirements for the Mining Engineering Series, 0880.

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 you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of three categories:  Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified.  Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.  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: Skill in interpreting and applying a broad range of statutory and regulatory requirements.  KSA 2: Knowledge of the theories, principles, practices, and techniques of mining engineering sufficient to clearly define the impacts of mineral program operations on natural resources and multiple-use land management. KSA 3: Skill in evaluating a wide variety of proposals, identifying impacts, making recommendations for change, and developing measures for the protection and reclamation of the areas involved.  KSA 4: Skill in communication techniques, written and oral, to deal with a wide variety of individuals, situations, and circumstances with tact and diplomacy.   KSA 5: Knowledge and skill sufficient to provide geological and minerals development expertise to perform examinations and evaluations of properties for mineral values. You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.


To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

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To explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees, visit the Office of Personnel Management's website at Federal Benefits at USAJOBS.



OTHER INFORMATION:

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 fall within the Best or Highly Qualified categories on the rating criteria for this position. 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.  BLM may use certain incentives, currently offered by the Federal government, to attract high quality applicants.  Occasional travel may be required.

Government facilities are required to provide a smoke free environment for their employees. Smoking will be permitted only in designated areas.  Before entering on duty, you will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-450. You will need to provide the information annually.  May require completion of a one year probationary period.



HOW TO APPLY:

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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 (775) 861-6431 or email us at nvjobs@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 questionnaire), you are required to submit the following forms:   - All Copies of Transcripts that include hours and grades from an accredited U.S. college/university. If your degree is from a Foreign Institution see OPM’s policy regarding Foreign Education. All selections and tentative offers of selection are contingent upon submission and verification of ‘official’ transcripts. - Veterans' Preference: If you are entitled to veterans' preference, you should indicate the level of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume. Your veterans' preference entitlement will be adjudicated (verified) by the employing agency using the documents you provide. For more information on which type of preference is applicable please visit: Vet Guide.  For preference as 5-point veteran (TP), please 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 preference as a 10-point veteran (CP, CPS, or XP), please submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, DD-214, and the required documentation.  - 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.  If you are applying for this position based on eligibility under other non-competitive Special Appointing Authorities, you must submit proof of 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.  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.  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.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Human Resources
Phone: 775-861-6431
Fax: 775-861-6678
Email: nvjobs@nv.blm.gov
Agency Information:
Bureau of Land Management
Nevada State Office
NV-953
1340 Financial Blvd
Reno, NV
89520-0006
US
Fax: 775-861-6678

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

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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Job Announcement Number:

NV-DEU-2013-0037

Control Number:

333335300