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Job Title:Planning and Environmental Coordinator

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:Bureau of Land Management

Job Announcement Number:OR-DEU-2013-0045

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$68,809.00 to $89,450.00 / Per Year


Wednesday, January 23, 2013 to Tuesday, February 05, 2013




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




1 vacancy - Spokane Valley, WA, 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.

For additional information about the BLM, please visit Our website.

This position is located in Spokane, Washington.   For more information about the Spokane District Office, visit the following website: Spokane District.  For additional information about the area visit:  Visit Spokane.


  • 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;
  • Security Clearance/Background Investigation is required.


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The position is located in the Spokane District office with a duty station of Spokane, WA.  The position is a member of the Spokane District ADM staff and reports directly to the ADM.  Plans, leads, coordinates and implements resource management planning activities in the field and ensures that RMP/EIS/EA documentation meets prescribed quality standards and is in compliance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA), the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and other applicable laws, regulations, and policy.  The incumbent provides interpretation, guidance, program leadership and implementation for the development of major planning efforts such as Resource Management Plans (RMPs), Environmental Impact Statements (EISs), landscape level Environmental Assessments (EAs), and Watershed Analyses (WA);  Major issues which are addressed in the RMP, EIS landscape level EA, or WA are lands, minerals, range, fire management, wildlife, fisheries, watershed, recreation, and forestry;  Major lawsuits complicated by  the development and implementation of these land management planning efforts.  Specifically, the incumbent plans and coordinates public meetings, prepares planning documents, interprets laws and regulation, coordinates the collection and analysis of data necessary in making NEPA decisions, coordinates all information necessary for pre and post NEPA decisions, monitors the adequacy of NEPA documentation, and provides responses to lawsuits, protests, and appeals.  The incumbent also serves as the technical liaison between the field office and other Federal , State, Tribal, local governments and private entities.


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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 be creditable, this experience must have been equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade of the position to be filled.  One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to a GS-11 in the federal service is qualifying for the GS-12.  

Examples include experience with land use and multiple use natural resource planning; being a lead or member of an interdisciplinary team working on planning and NEPA documents; reviewing planning and NEPA documents to ensure they read smoothly and correctly; and review of environmental assessment documents to insure compliance with applicable laws and regulations. 

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


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.

--Ability to prepare Land Use Plans (LUP)and detailed NEPA documents (EAs, EISs).

--Ability to provide program leadership management and coordination; and to effectively management complex planning process.

--Knowledge of Annual Work Plan (AWP) and budget preparation and monitoring; and administrative protest/appeals and litigation and of laws, regulations and policies including FLPMA, ESA, CWA.

--Knowledge of multiple fields of natural resource management such as forestry, wildlife and fisheries biology, botany, soil, water, cultural, etc.

--Ability to effectively communicate complex ideas orally and in writing to a variety of audiences.

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 Federal Benefits at USAJOBS.


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.

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.

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

BLM may use certain incentives, currently offered by the Federal government, to attract high quality applicants.

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


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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 Marsha Jones at 541-751-4269 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:

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 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.

                         For 10-point veterans' preference, please submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, DD-214, and the required documentation.

For more information on which type of preference is applicable please visit VetGuide.

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.


Marsha Jones
Phone: 541-751-4269
Fax: 541-751-4481
Agency Information:
Bureau of Land Management
Oregon State Office
33 SW 1st Avenue
Portland, OR
Fax: 541-751-4481


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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