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Job Title:  **Amended** Monument Manager/NCA Manager
Department:  Department Of The Interior
Agency:  Bureau of Land Management
Job Announcement Number:  CA-Merit-2013-0059

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$96,867.00 to $125,926.00 / Per Year
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 to Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Work Schedule is Full Time. - This is a permanent position.
1 vacancy - Hollister, CA   View Map
All current or former federal employees with competitive/reinstatement eligibility; CTAP and ICTAP eligibles within the local commuting area; and Veteran Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) eligibles.

Persons eligible under Special Hiring Authorities.


BLM is seeking a dynamic and energetic individual to join the team as the Coastal Monument Manager with the Hollister Field Office.

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 Hollister, CA. Information about the Hollister area can be found at the Hollister Field Office.
** This vacancy announcement has been amended to change the closing date to November 20, 2013.**


  • 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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Serves and represents the BLM as a Coastal Monument Manager expert. Responsible for planning, organizing, implementing and evaluating resource management programs requiring multiple-use management and protection of a variety of resources. Develops, implements and manages a program of conservation and management of land and resource programs including planning (long and short term), and conducting and coordinating the programs and may include: (1) land and realty operation; (2) wildlife habitat management; (3) outdoor recreation management; (4) archeological and paleontological resource management and protection; (5) soil, water, and air management; (6) data management; (7) program and administrative support services. Oversees and ensures the development of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documentation including Environmental Assessments (EAs), Environmental Impact Statements (EISs), Endangered Species Act (ESA), etc. Develops programs for wildlife restoration, enhancement, and management of private lands throughout the eco-region. Manages the monument visitor service programs,(wildland recreation and outreach & education programs. Develops networks and builds alliance with stakeholders and partners. Coordinates with local, state, and other Federal agencies, and special interest groups when formulating long range plans for the management of monument natural resources. Initiates/ensures the development, approval, and implementation of annual work plans, budgets, cost estimates, grants funding administration and program schedules. Provides advice and expertise on complex and/or controversial national level National Landscape Conservation System (NLCS) management operational issues.


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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 the position to be filled.

To qualify at the GS-13 grade level: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least a GS-12 in the federal service. Examples of specialized experience are but not limited to:  work experience carrying out multiple-use and ecosystem management, and conservation and management of land and resource programs including planning (long and short term), and conducting and coordinating  most, or all, of the following functions: (1) land and realty operation; (2) wildlife habitat management; (3) outdoor recreation management; (4) archeological and paleontological resource management and protection; (5) soil, water, and air management; (6) data management; (7) program and administrative support services. Experience with grant writing and/or grants administration; resolving conflict, providing guidance, planning and scheduling work priorities; planning human activities that are balanced with ecological integrity, preservation and the study of lands and wildlife. Resolving conflict; and coordinating with local, state, and other Federal agencies, local media, conservation groups and Tribal representatives.
You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement. Federal employees in the competitive service are also subject to the Time-In-Grade requirement in accordance with 5 CFR 300.64.  If you are a current Federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must have completed a minimum of 52 weeks at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled. 

There is no substituation of education for experience at the GS-13 grade level.


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.

KSA#1: Knowledge of a wide range of theories, principles, and concepts in the management of multiple resources environment.

KSA#2: Skill and diplomacy in developing partnerships, strategizing, and coordinating activities with Federal, state and local agencies.

KSA#3: Knowledge of natural resource laws, regulations, and policies.

KSA#4: Knowledge in supervisory and managerial theories, practices and procedures.
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.

Supervisory Probationary Period:  If you are selected for this position, you will be required to serve a one year supervisory/managerial 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 receive a minimum score of 90 based on the rating criteria used for this position.

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

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 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 916-978-4465 and 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.

Current and former federal career and career-conditional employees: submit a copy of your recent (non award) SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, or equivalent document that verifies tenure (block 24, code 1 or 2) and Competitive Status (block 34, code 1).

If you are applying for this position based on eligibility under other noncompetitive special appointing authorities, you MUST submit proof of this eligibility.

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.  The opportunity to do this will be provided during the application process by a pop-up message option to generate an auto-requested fax cover sheet.

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.


Jessica Parker
Phone: 916-978-4473
Fax: 000-000-0000
Agency Information:
Bureau of Land Management
BLM California State Office
2800 Cottage Way, Suite W-1623
Sacramento, CA
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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