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Job Title:  Wildlife Biologist
Department:  Department Of The Interior
Agency:  Bureau of Land Management
Job Announcement Number:  CO-DEU-2013-0018

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$73,848.00 to $96,001.00 / Per Year
Friday, December 14, 2012 to Monday, January 14, 2013
Work Schedule is Full Time. - This is a permanent position
1 vacancy in the following location:
Lakewood, CO, USView Map

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


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.

BLM is seeking a dynamic and energetic individual to join our team at the Colorado State Office to provide statewide leadership for the conservation of wild animal habitat.  For additional information about the BLM, please visit our website.

This position is located at the Colorado State Office in Lakewood, Colorado.  Information about the Colorado State Office and its Field Offices can be found at BLM Colorado

Information about Lakewood and the surrounding area can be found at City of Lakewood, Colorado.

This vacancy announcement is also being advertised to the Federal employees under vacancy announcement number: CO Merit-2013-0045.


  • 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 Lands.
  • Direct Deposit Required.


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As the primary source in the State Office with authority for policy and technical guidance on wildlife management, your major duties will include, but are not limited to: providing program management and quality control for the wildlife biology program for the offices;  directing the overall state-wide approach to implementing wildlife management;  serving as the principal expert and technical advisor for the state office’s wildlife management program; developing, tracking and monitoring program accomplishments and progress; interpreting higher level agency policies and directives; and developing supplemental district/field office guidance. 


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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.

In addition to meeting the basic requirement, you must show that you have one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade level (GS-11) in wildlife management related work.  Example: position where you performed the majority of the following duties: analyzing wildlife resource conditions; formulating or recommending policies and procedures; studying wildlife populations and making recommendations about continued existence; reporting on status as candidates for listing as endangered or threatened species; developing recovery plans; developing annual plan of work for assigned area of wildlife program or project.

You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.

Basic Qualification Requirement: In addition to having specialized experience, this position has a positive education requirement which requires that you have a degree in wildlife biology or a related field that included 9 semester hours in mammology, ornithology, animal ecology, wildlife management or wildlife research courses AND 12 semester hours in zoology in such subjects as vertebrate/invertebrate zoology, comparative anatomy, physiology, genetics, AND 9 semester hours in botany or the related plant sciences - OR - a combination of education and experience equivalent to a major in biological science (at least 30 semester hours) with the course work as described 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.

Your resume must contain enough information to show that you meet the specialized experience as defined in the announcement or vacancy questions. In addition, your responses to the questions must be adequately reflected in your resume.


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:

1. Knowledge of the theories, principles and concepts of wildlife biology to relate the knowledge to other professional bodies of knowledge, such as zoology, animal ecology and other related fields.

2. Skilled at interpreting and providing advice on complex guidance that may come from many different sources.

3. Knowledge of animal ecology and population dynamics and major policy guidance such as the National Environmental Policy Act, Threatened and Endangered Species Act, and Federal Land Policy and Management Act.

4. Knowledge of the budget processes, including skill in writing and consolidating budget submissions for the annual work plan, midyear reviews, end of year reports and other major budget exercises.

5. Skilled in collaborating with individuals or groups to gain support for the desired outcome. 

To preview questions please click here.


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

For information on the General Schedule (GS) pay salary chart, please visit the OPM website at Denver Salary Table.


Travel and relocation expenses will be paid consistent with the Federal Travel Regulations and Departmental policy. 

Payment of home sale contract has not been approved.

To view FAQ regarding Permanent Change of Station (PCS) click Here.

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 fall within the Best or Highly Qualified categories on the rating criteria for this position.


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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 to this Vacancy" at the bottom of this Screen and login to MY USAJOBS.

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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 Victoria Pope at 303-239-3837 or

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.


In addition to the online application (resume and responses to the questionnaire), you are required to submit the following forms:   

1. Copy of Transcripts or a list of college courses that includes hours and grades from an accredited college/university.  If your degree is from a Foreign Institution, see Foreign Education.

2. 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.  (a)  For 5-point veterans' preference, 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. (b) For 10-point veterans' preference, please submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, DD-214, and the required documentation.  The SF-15 can be retrieved at SF-15.

3. 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, performance appraisal 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.  Do not use both options.  

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.  

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.


Victoria Pope
Phone: 303-239-3837
Fax: 571-258-4052
Agency Information:
Bureau of Land Management
Colorado State Office
Human Resources
2850 Youngfield Street
Lakewood, CO
Fax: 571-258-4052


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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