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  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Recreation Technician

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:Bureau of Land Management

Job Announcement Number:NV Merit-2013-0103

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$38,790.00 to $50,431.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, January 04, 2013 to Thursday, September 19, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0189-07

POSITION INFORMATION:

Work Schedule is Full Time. - This is a permanent position.

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

07

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy - Elko, NV, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

All current or former federal employees with competitive/reinstatement eligibility, CTAP and ICTAP eligibles within the local commuting area, and Veterans' Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) Eligibles and Persons eligible under Special Hiring Authorities.

JOB SUMMARY:

BLM is seeking a dynamic and energetic individual to join the Elko District 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. These positions are located in Elko, Nevada. Information about Elko and the Elko area can be found at Elko Chamber of Commerce.   

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.

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 Required.

DUTIES:

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The purpose of this position is to accomplish technical duties in support of the outdoor recreation program. - Organizes and executes a variety of standardized field inventories to determine compliance with wilderness and recreation plans, wilderness suitability, resource damage, recreation potential, requested use permits, impact of proposed resource plans, and current recreational usage. - Assists with recreation specialists in preparation of final report which includes use of GIS and GPS data. 

- Researches applications for non-routine special use permits and recommends approve or disapprove with justification for recommendation. - Provides detailed information to public about recreation opportunities, campground fees and available facilities.- Provides maintenance of campground facilities, which requires the use of hand and power tools to construct or repair facilities.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Specialized Experience Requirements : 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 qualify at GS-07: One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-06) in the Federal service OR 1 full year of graduate education directly related to the position. Specialized experience is further defined as demonstrated examples of the following: - Group leader, counselor, or similar work in public and private recreation programs for adults or children such as summer camps, local playgrounds, YWCA and YMCA clubs, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, urban community centers, or resort recreational activities. - Teacher's aid in elementary school recreation or physical education program, with emphasis on development of general recreational skills and abilities. - Aid or assistant assignments in recreation while on active military service. - Aid or assistant in the organization and administration of recreation activities, such as preparing activities calendar, maintaining attendance records, and providing information concerning schedules and activities. - Summer aid in a State or national park, with duties related to the recreational activities of visitors to campsites, trails, picnic areas, nature and raft centers, and boating and fishing areas (e.g. demonstrating camping techniques and park safety, conducting nature tours, and overseeing farm animal areas provided for children). - Sales or stock clerk in a recreation supplies and equipment shop. - Aid or assistant in the issuance of authorized property, and in the maintenance of inventory control and accountability for such property in a recreation facility. - Aid or assistant in a hotel or resort recreation service, with duties such as setting up areas for games, tournaments, and other organized group recreational activities.  

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.

 


You can review the Group Coverage Qualification Standards for Technical and Medical Support Positions located on the OPM website. 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.

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.

KSA 1:  A practical knowledge of well-established outdoor recreation procedures, practices, policies and programs sufficient to plan and accomplish a wide variety of projects and resolve nonstandard problems in support of the outdoor recreation programs. 

KSA 2:  Ability to read maps and use GPS to record and determine locations.

KSA 3:  Ability to safely operate 2 and 4-wheel drive vehicles and ATVs. 

KSA 4:  Knowledge of computer capabilities sufficient to produce reports with graphics, produce simple maps, develop spreadsheets, and enter, retrieve and manipulate data.


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 OPM.GOV.

OTHER INFORMATION:

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 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.

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

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.



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: 

- If qualifying based on education, 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.

- 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). 

- Veterans Special Appointing Authorities: To be eligible for a VEOA appointment, a veteran must be honorably separated and either a preference eligible or have substantially completed three or more years of active service. A VEOA eligible who is separated 30 days or less prior to completion of the three-year active duty service requirement is eligible to receive consideration for BLM vacancies Submit documentation to support your claim for VEOA or preference veteran (DD-214 that shows discharge as honorable or general, SF-15, Veterans Administration Letter). If you are currently on active duty, you must provide an official statement of service from your command, or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proved your military service was performed under honorable conditions. You must clearly identify your claim for veterans' preference on your application. For more information on veterans' preference, please go to OPMs website at: Feds Hire Vets.

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. 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.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Human Resources
Phone: 775-861-6431
Fax: 775-861-6678
Email: nvjobs@blm.gov
Agency Information:
Bureau of Land Management
Nevada State Office
NV-953
1340 Financial Boulevard
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 Merit-2013-0103

Control Number:

334999200