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Job Title:  Educational Technician
Department:  Department Of The Interior
Agency:  Bureau of Land Management
Job Announcement Number:  BLMAK-13-847278-AV

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$42,368.00 to $55,083.00 / Per Year
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 to Wednesday, July 03, 2013
Intermittent - Intermittent NTE 1039 hours
Few vacancies in the following location:
Anchorage, AK United StatesView Map
United States Citizens


The BLM manages more land – 245 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.

Intermittent work schedule is service performed without a regularly scheduled tour of duty. Intermittent employees are ineligible to participate in most Federal employee benefit programs.


For additional information about the BLM please visit BLM

This position is located at the Campbell Creek Science Center in Anchorage, Alaska. For more information about the Science Center please see


Information about locations within Alaska can be found at: Alaska


  • 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.


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As an Educational Technician, you will:


  • Plan, develop, and present outdoor science and environmental education programs to a variety of audiences
  • Plan, publicize, and coordinate teacher education workshops and volunteer training programs on the use of outdoor science and environmental education in the community
  • Coordinate major special events for the public on educational or recreational themes
  • Design educational curriculum, displays, packets, brochures, newsletters, and websites on topics related to environmental education, outdoor science, and/or natural resources
  • Coordinate speaker programs on topics of interest to the public, resource specialists, educators, and students


For more information on the duties of this position contact the supervisor, Jeff Brune at (907) 267-1255


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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. To be creditable, this experience must have been for 1 year and equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade (GS - 06) of the position to be filled. (Your resume must show hours worked and the starting and ending dates of employment – month and year – (if the position was seasonal, the periods you worked.) 

Examples of specialized experience include: presenting environmental educational programs to varied groups of individuals; coordinating special events, speaker programs, and teacher workshops; designing and producing information and education displays, packets, brochure, newsletters, websites, and other media. 

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. 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

  • Knowledge of the principles, theories, and techniques of developing and instructing outdoor science and environmental education programs
  • Knowledge of current environmental educational techniques, issues, and practices to develop training programs on natural resource topics of interest to educators and volunteers
  • Skill in networking and project management, to plan and deliver effective major special events related to public land and its resources
  • Skill in written communication on science and environmental topics
  • Knowledge of current scientific topics, resource issues, and resource management practices to develop speaker programs on topics of interest to the public


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In addition to the base salary range and locality rate as previously stated, you will receive a 5.57% cost of living allowance for Anchorage. This allowance is subject to annual review, adjustment and gradual decrease.


Travel and relocation expenses are not authorized. Travel, transportation 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.


Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP):  ICTAP provides eligible displaced and 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 displaced employee eligible for ICTAP or CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) This vacancy is within your ICTAP or CTAP 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 ICTAP or CTAP eligibility, or a copy of your separation personnel action form.  Information about ICTAP/CTAP eligibility is available from OPM's Career Transition Resources website at: career transition. 


CTAP and ICTAP eligibles will be considered well qualified if they earn a minimum score of 90 on the rating criteria for this position.   


Travel in government aircraft; including small, fixed wing and helicopters over long distances in sometimes turbulent flying conditions to remote locations is required as a part of the duties of this position. If you have a private life insurance policy, travel in a government aircraft may affect the benefits payable in the event of an accident.



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To begin click the Apply Online button and follow the prompts to register, answer a few questions, and submit all required documents.

To return to your saved application, log in to your USAJOBS account and click on "Application Status." Click on the position title, and then select Apply Online to continue. 

We strongly encourage you to apply online. If you cannot apply online, you may FAX your resume, assessment questionnaire, and supporting documents to (478) 757-3144. You must print a copy of OPM Form 1203-FX, document your responses to the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire and use the official FAX coversheet found here. For both of these forms the vacancy identification number is:  847278

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 pm Eastern Time or 7:59 pm Alaska Time on Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Who Can I Contact if I Have a Question?
If you have questions about this announcement or the application process, contact Annyn Vanderlooven at (907) 271-2455 or toll free at (888) 859-4183. Reference the title Educational Technician and/or the vacancy announcement number BLMAK-13-847278-AV .


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

  • Copy of Transcripts (official or unofficial) or a list of college courses that include hours and grades from an accredited college/university, if applicable.
  • 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 applicable.
  • Veterans' Preference (if applicable):  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.  If documents supporting veterans' preference are not received, then veterans' preference will not be given.

For 5-point veterans' preference, 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, submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference" (and any document required by that form), VA letter, and DD-214. 

Hard copy application materials, submitted without prior Human Resources approval, will be considered as an incomplete application. If the required documents are not submitted your application may be considered incomplete. 

NOTE: There is a 10 page limit on each type of document that is faxed; information on excess pages will be lost. There is no limit on the number of pages when submitting online.


Annyn Vanderlooven
Phone: (907)271-2455
Agency Information:
Bureau of Land Mgmt Alaska
222 West 7th Ave 13
Anchorage, AK


Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgment email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and or referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.

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