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Job Title:Project Coordinator

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:Bureau of Land Management

Job Announcement Number:CO-DEU-2013-0042

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

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$57,408.00 to $89,450.00 / Per Year


Friday, September 27, 2013 to Friday, October 11, 2013




Work schedule is full-time. - This is a term appointment not to exceed 4 years.




1 vacancy in the following location:
Silt, CO, 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.

BLM is seeking a dynamic and energetic individual to join our team at the Colorado River Valley Field Office to be the Project Manager for the Roan Plateau Oil and Gas Planning Project which will amend the Roan Plateu Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). 

For additional information about the BLM, please visit our website

Information about Silt and the surrounding area can be found at Silt Chamber of Commerce.


  • 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 Lands.
  • Direct Deposit Required.


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As the Project Manager for the Oil and Gas EIS project for the Colorado River Valley Field Office, you will:

* Manage the development and completion of the Preparation Plan, Reasonable Foreseeable Development (RFD) scenario, Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) and Record of Decision for the Roan Plateau Planning Area;

* Plan, lead/supervise, coordinate and implement resource management planning activities;

*  Develop planning schedules and public participation plans to guide the Field Office's planning processand ensure this time-sensitive project is on schedule;

* Interpret planning and NEPA laws, regulations, policies and guidance;

* Coordinate identification of inventory and data collection needed to conduct resource management planning and NEPA decision-making efforts.


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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 equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade of the position to be filled.  

FOR GS-11: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 grade level. Examples: coordinating planning projects which includes using knowledge of natural resources management; networking; public relations and outreach efforts; establishing project completion schedules; implementing strategies and responses to litigation; and preparing various planning documents; OR a Ph.D. or equivalent doctors degree or 3 years of graduate education leading to such a degree in a directly related field; OR An equivalent combination of the education and specialized experience described above.

FOR GS-12: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level. Examples: coordinating planning projects which include using knowledge of natural resources management; networking; public relations and outreach efforts; establishing project completion schedules; developing strategies and responses to litigation; and preparing various complex planning documents.

There is no substition for education at the GS-12 grade level and above.

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

Your resume must contain enough information to show that you meet the specialized experience as defined in the announcement or vacancy questions. In addition, your responses to the questions must be adequately reflected in your resume.


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 laws, regulations, policies and other guidelines that affect the planning and Environmental Assessment (EA) processes such as FLPMA, NEPA, CEQ, CFR and other environmental legislation to resolve varied and complex problems and make recommendations regarding the use and disposition of public lands and resources;

* Knowledge of and skill in composing official decisions, contractual documents and highly complex correspondence;

* Skill in managing projects to meet established schedules and critical due dates and in providing leadership and coordination when working with staff, management officials, attorneys, and groups of people with diverse backgrounds;

* Broad knowledge of the principles, concepts and techniques of land use planning as they relate to recreation, wildlife, wilderness, fire management, forestry, range, minerals and cultural resources to evaluate and interpret field office needs in the planning and environmental coordination functions;

* Ability to orally express opinions, positions, alternatives and recommendations to accomplish the tasks of this position.
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 one year trial period.

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.

Occasional travel may be required.

You must be able to obtain and maintain a valid driver's license.

This is a term position for which all qualified U.S. citizens with or without Federal Status may apply and be considered.  Appointment to this position will not convey permanent status in the Federal service, and will be for a period not-to-exceed 13 months with possible extension up to a total of 4 years (or longer if approved by the Office of Personnel Management) without re-announcement.

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.

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 to this Vacancy" at the bottom of this Screen 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 Misti Biocic at 303-239-3951 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:

1. If applying to GS-11 and using education to qualify, submit a copy of transcripts or a list of college courses that include hours and grades from an accredited U.S. college/university.  If your degree is from a Foreign Institution, See Foreign Education.

2. 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 provided.
      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.
3. 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, performance appraisal 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. Do not use both options.

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.

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.


Misti Biocic
Phone: 303-239-3951
Fax: 000-000-0000
Agency Information:
Bureau of Land Management
BLM Colorado State Office
2850 Youngfield Street
Lakewood, CO
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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