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Job Title:  Field Manager
Department:  Department Of The Interior
Agency:  Bureau of Land Management
Job Announcement Number:  NM-DEU-2013-0028

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$96,690.00 to $125,695.00 / Per Year
Wednesday, March 06, 2013 to Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Work Schedule is Full Time. - This is a permanent position.
1 vacancy in the following location:
Amarillo, TX, 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 Amarillo, Texas. Information about the BLM Amarillo Field Office can be found at BLM Amarillo. Information about Amarillo, TX can be found at Amarillo.


  • 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 Amarillo Field Office Manager serves as the focal point in the Field Office for providing leadership, motivation, direction, and decisions required to administer the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Helium Program located in Amarillo, Texas. The incumbent serves as the primary person responsible for the operational execution of the Helium Privatization Act of 1996. The BLM helium program produces about 45 percent of the world’s helium resulting in an average return of $124 million a year to the Federal Treasury. The incumbent manages in a high profile venue serving as the primary liaison to the media, congressional representatives and staff, industry, and the public in response to inquiries on helium production, reservoir management, operational and safety issues associated with the helium program. The incumbent is responsible for all aspects of the helium program which includes extraction of natural gases and helium from the reservoir, helium enrichment refinery, compression and pipeline delivery to the helium refiners.


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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. To qualify for the GS-14 level, applicants must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 grade level in the Federal Service. Such experience must have equipped the candidate with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position. Examples of specialized experience include that in which the candidate was responsible for providing supervisory and programmatic leadership through teams in planning, implementing, budgeting, and/or administering energy programs, preferably in a plant and production environment.

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

This position does not have a positive education requirement. At this grade level, there is no substitution of education for experience. You must meet the specialized experience requirements described herein.


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, you 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 planning, implementing, and/or administering energy programs.
2)  Knowledge of process safety management and other safety programs.
3)  Knowledge of NEPA, EPA and State/local government air emission and permitting requirements and processes.
4)  Ability to provide program leadership, management, and coordination.
5)  Knowledge of management practices, organization, supervision, and communication gained through experience as a supervisor or project manager.

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.


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

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.

May require completion of a 1 year probationary period.

Supervisory Probationary Period:  If you are selected for this position, you will be required to serve a one year supervisory probationary period, if one has not previously been completed.

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.

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.

Occasional travel may be required.

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.

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 the HR Office at (505)954-2084 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.


Patrycia Sanchez
Phone: 505-954-2084
Fax: 505-954-2092
Agency Information:
Bureau of Land Management
New Mexico State Office, NM-951
301 Dinosaur Trail
Santa Fe, NM
Fax: 505-954-2092


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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