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Job Title:  Planning and Environmental Analyst (Social Sciences)
Department:  Department Of The Interior
Agency:  Bureau of Land Management
Job Announcement Number:  WO-DEU-2014-0004

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$62,467.00 to $97,333.00 / Per Year
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 to Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Work Schedule is Full Time. - This is a Term Appointment Not To Exceed 13 months with possible extension up to a total of 4 years.
1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC View Map
All U.S. Citizens – No previous Federal Service is required.


About the Agency

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 Branch of Decision Support within the Division of Decision Support, Planning and National Environmental Policy Act (WO-211) in Washington, DC. Information about the area can be found at


  • Not Required


  • No


  • 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 Division of Decision Support, Planning and NEPA is responsible for Bureau policy and leadership in socioeconomics – the human dimension. As a Planning and Environmental Analyst (Social Sciences), the employee supports the Bureau’s responsibilities and activities pertaining to the human dimensions of the planning system, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) activities, resource assessment, community support, ecosystem sciences, resource economics, and resource conservation and use. The employee works with the Senior Social Scientist on projects addressing the challenges of resource management to understand and negotiate competing human interests regarding public lands and resources. The employee participates in development of national socioeconomic program objectives, procedures, and policy; works as a member of interdisciplinary teams; and coordinates with BLM staffs and partners to increase understanding of the human dimensions and develop tools needed to implement policies.


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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.  

For the GS-11 level: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 level. Examples of specialized experience at the GS-09 or equivalent include: Experience with land use and multiple use resource management planning; Experience being a lead or member of an interdisciplinary team working on planning and environmental analysis processes, principles, and practices; Experience reviewing planning and NEPA documents to ensure they read smoothly and correctly; Experience reviewing environmental documents to insure compliance with applicable laws and regulations; Experience working with public land resource values, issues, or controversies; and Experience assisting in developing public land-related planning strategies and procedures.


Possess a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree; 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; or LL.M., if related
If you are using education to qualify, you will need to clearly state your undergraduate/graduate degree(s) and submit your college transcripts or a listing of your college courses that includes hours and grades.

For the GS-12 level: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level. Examples of specialized experience at the GS-11 or equivalent include: Experience with land use and multiple use resource management planning; Experience being a lead or member of an interdisciplinary team working on planning and environmental analysis processes, principles, and practices; Experience reviewing planning and NEPA documents to ensure they read smoothly and correctly; Experience reviewing environmental documents to insure compliance with applicable laws and regulations; Experience with public land resource values, issues, or controversies; Experience assisting in developing public land-related planning strategies and procedures; Experience monitoring budget and programming along with planning, professional writing, and policy development; and Experience providing program technical guidance along with monitoring and performing program audits.

There is no substitution of education at the GS-12 level.

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

Candidates must meet all qualification requirements as identified in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook. This position is under the Administrative and Management Positions Qualification Standards.


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 job specific questions relate to the following knowledge, skills and abilities required to do the work of this position.

KSA 1: Knowledge of natural resource management, land use, and community planning.
KSA 2: Ability to evaluate and interpret Bureau needs in planning, National Environmental Policy Act compliance, and community support coordination functions.
KSA 3:Ability to produce written documents, papers, guidance, briefings, recommendations, and public presentations.
KSA 4: Ability to work with other staff specialist, management and field officials in cooperative ventures.
To preview questions please click here.


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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 trial period.

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.

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.


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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 Latese Alexander at and 202-912-7321. 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, 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.
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. 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.


Latese Alexander
Phone: 202-912-7321
Fax: 202-912-7121
Agency Information:
Bureau of Land Management
BLM, Washington Office, WO-712
20 M Street, SE
Washington, DC
Fax: 202-912-7121


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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