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Job Title:Planning and Environmental Specialist

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:Bureau of Land Management

Job Announcement Number:WY-DEU-2013-0065

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$47,448.00 to $74,628.00 / Per Year


Tuesday, September 24, 2013 to Monday, September 30, 2013




Full Time - Permanent




1 vacancy in the following location:
Kemmerer, WY, USView Map


All U.S. Citizens – No previous Federal Service is required.
This position is also being advertised under WY-Merit-2013-0102.


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 the High Desert District, Kemmerer Field Office, Kemmerer, WY. The Kemmerer Field Office is responsible for the management of 1.4 million acres of public land and approximately 1.6 million acres of Federal mineral estate in the southwest corner of Wyoming. The area managed by the Kemmerer Field Office extends from Star Valley south to Evanston, and from the Green River near Fontenelle Reservoir west to the Utah border. For information on the city of Kemmerer, please go to: Kemmerer, WY.  Please see the Kemmerer Field Office website at Kemmerer Field Office. If you are appointed at a grade lower than the full performance level, you may subsequently be promoted to the full performance level without competing again.  Promotion will depend upon administrative approval and the continuing need for an actual assignment and performance of higher level duties.


  • U.S. Citizenship is required; Direct Deposit Required.
  • You cannot hold an active real estate license; nor can you
  • have an interest or hold stocks in firms with interest in Federal Land.
  • Security Clearance/Background Investigation is required.
  • Be sure to read the "How to Apply" and "Required Documents" Sections.


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You will be responsible for providing leadership in the planning, project management (work plans, timelines, team meetings), environmental analysis and environmental document preparation and completion for field level resource related projects and programs.   As the major interdisciplinary team (IDT) member for environmental compliance your guidance will be key in quality and timely environmental analysis document completion such as Environmental Assessments (EAs) and Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) that address complex issues under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and other applicable laws.   Other responsibilities include data call reporting, quality control, and administrative record management oversight for the major functional areas which include lands, minerals, wilderness, range, fire management, wildlife, watershed, recreation and forestry. 


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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 qualify at the GS-9 Level:  Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 level in the Federal Service; OR master's or equivalent graduate degree; OR two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; OR LL.B. or J.D., if related; OR combination of education and experience.  At the GS-9, specialized experience is defined as: experience working at a developmental level on writing NEPA documents; planning and carrying out NEPA related assignments with review by higher level specialist.  To qualify at the GS-11 level:  applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9  level in the Federal Service; OR Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree; OR three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; OR LL.M., if related; OR combination of education and experience.  Specialized experience at the GS-11 level is defined as: interpreting NEPA laws, regulations and policies; writing NEPA documents and working in an Interdisciplinary Team. You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.

You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower level in the Federal Service or substitute appropriate education.


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.
*Knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of federal land use planning processes for natural resource management
*Skill in leading and coordinating resource management planning.
*Ability to communicate verbally and in writing.
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. 
May require completion of a 1 year probationary period;
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. 


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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 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. 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 307-775-6122 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:

If qualifying based on education, a copy of transcripts that include hours and grades from an accredited U.S. college/university. If your degree is from a Foreign Institution See Foreign Education .
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.


Human Resources Office
Phone: 307-775-6122
Fax: 000-000-0000
Agency Information:
Bureau of Land Management
BLM Wyoming State Office, WY-953
5353 Yellowstone Road
P.O.Box 1828
Cheyenne, WY
Fax: 000-000-0000


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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