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This position is located in Carlsbad, New Mexico. Information about Carlsbad and the Carlsbad area can be found at Carlsbad, NM.Learn more about this agency
Serves as coordinator for one or more recreation programs, including the Caves program. Coordinates with managers, planners, and resource specialists to identify recreation program needs on a local scale and develop long and short-term outdoor recreation plans to address needs. Coordinates recreation program activities with other Bureau of Land Management District and Field Offices, as well as private organizations, and the general public.
Monitors and inspects the operation of public use sites, permit programs, facilities, etc. Collaborates with others to develop new signage, brochures, displays, and other public information materials, and/or develop plans for new recreation facilities and structures. May conduct outreach to promote recreational opportunities on public land.
Occasional travel - Travel as needed.
09 - If the position is filled at a lower grade level, promotion to the next grade level may be processed without further competition if approved.
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Conditions of Employment
- U.S. Citizenship is required.
- Be sure to read the "How to Apply" and "Required Documents" Sections.
- 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.
- Background Investigation Required.
Federal employees in the competitive service are also subject to the Time-In-Grade requirement in accordance with 5 CFR 300.604. 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.
You may be required to obtain and maintain a valid driver's license.
In addition to meeting time in grade requirements and in order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the one year of 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 as indicated by the following:
You must possess one (1) full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-07 level that equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of an Outdoor Recreation Planner at the trainee level. Specialized experience includes; Experience that demonstrated the ability to plan and coordinate the use of land, water, and related resources for recreation and conservation purposes. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include: Ability to deal with people of differing backgrounds and behavioral patterns; Analysis and evaluation of outdoor recreation interests, habits, and needs of diversified groups, and the means for meeting those needs; Evaluation of land or water areas for their recreation and related potential use, such as wildlife reserve; Preparation or review of plans and programs for natural resource utilization and recreation area development; Solution of administrative, intergovernmental, socioeconomic, and other problems involved in providing adequate recreation opportunities while preserving, restoring, and enhancing the quality of the outdoor environment. -OR- Education: 1 full year of graduate education or Superior Academic Achievement (Major study -- outdoor recreation planning or a related field such as: sociology, forestry, landscape architecture, economics, biological science, park administration, earth science, natural resource management and conservation, civil engineering, urban planning, or recreation. Applicants who qualify on the basis of graduate work in related disciplines must have one or more courses in outdoor recreation) or LL.M., if related.-OR-Combination of Education and Experience: You may meet qualifications requirement for this position by combining specialized experience and appropriate graduate education.
You must possess one (1) full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-09 level that equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of an Outdoor Recreation Planner. Specialized experience includes; Experience that demonstrated the ability to plan and coordinate the use of land, water, and related resources for recreation and conservation purposes. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include: Ability to deal with people of differing backgrounds and behavioral patterns; Analysis and evaluation of outdoor recreation interests, habits, and needs of diversified groups, and the means for meeting those needs; Evaluation of land or water areas for their recreation and related potential use, such as wildlife reserve; Preparation or review of plans and programs for natural resource utilization and recreation area development; Solution of administrative, intergovernmental, socioeconomic, and other problems involved in providing adequate recreation opportunities while preserving, restoring, and enhancing the quality of the outdoor environment. -OR- Education: Master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J. D., if related (Major study -- outdoor recreation planning or a related field such as: sociology, forestry, landscape architecture, economics, biological science, park administration, earth science, natural resource management and conservation, civil engineering, urban planning, or recreation. Applicants who qualify on the basis of graduate work in related disciplines must have one or more courses in outdoor recreation) or LL.M., if related.-OR-Combination of Education and Experience: You may meet qualifications requirement for this position by combining specialized experience and appropriate graduate education.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Your resume must contain enough information to show that you meet the specialized experience as defined in the announcement. In addition, your responses to the questions must be adequately reflected in your resume.
You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.
This position has a substitution of education for Specialized Experience. See qualification section for a description of the education substitution for specialized experience. You must submit copies of all transcripts or a list of college courses that include hours and grades from an accredited U.S. college/university to substitute education for experience. If your degree is from a Foreign Institution See Foreign Education.
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.
Reemployment Priority List (RPL): The RPL is the mechanism agencies use to give reemployment consideration to their former competitive service employees separated by a RIF or who have fully recovered from a compensable injury after more than one year. If you are currently on a Reemployment Priority List, you may be given priority consideration.
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.
BACKGROUND INVESTIGATIONS: These positions are subject to a pre-employment background investigation. If applicable, the appointment will be subject to successful completion of the background investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to satisfy the background check will result in cancellation of offer of employment or may be grounds for termination.
If the position is filled at the lower grade level, subsequent promotion to the next higher grade level per the target full performance is permissible without further competition. The promotion is not guaranteed but dependent upon administrative approval and the agency’s continuing need for an actual assignment and performance at the higher level duties.
May require completion of a 1-year probationary 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.
This position is not eligible for Telework.
BLM may use certain incentives, currently offered by the Federal government, to attract high quality applicants.
Government facilities are required to provide a smoke free environment for their employees. Smoking will be permitted only in designated areas.
We expect to fill one vacancy at this time; however, additional positions may be filled from this announcement if they become available.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
You will be evaluated for this position based on how well you meet the qualifications stated in the announcement.
Once the announcement has closed, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the basic qualification requirements listed on this announcement. 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. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, it is determined that you have rated yourself higher than is supported in your resume, or that your resume or application is incomplete, you may be rated ineligible, not qualified, or your score may be lowered.
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics) required to do the work of this position:
- In depth knowledge of Outdoor Recreation Planning concepts, principles, and practices in order to serve as coordinator and technical advisor for one or more outdoor recreation programs, independently planning and carrying out assignments, adapting guidelines for application to specific cases or problems, analyzing the results, and recommending changes to existing procedures and methods.
- Knowledge of Federal regulations, Departmental and Bureau policies, and other relevant guidance and requirements governing recreation program management, as well as a broad understanding of BLM resource management concepts and practices in order to recommend changes to recreation program policies, standards, methods, controls, and procedures.
- Knowledge of land use planning processes and the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) as it pertains to BLM administered lands.
- Knowledge of land management principles, practices, and concepts sufficient to analyze and advise on the development and execution of recreation plans and programs, evaluate the effects of recreation use on other resource programs, and evaluate public lands for their potential for recreation activities.
- Knowledge of analytical and evaluative methods, principles, and techniques in order to analyze and evaluate services, projects, programs, and/or functions of one or more Outdoor Recreation Programs.
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Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
Resumes must show relevant experience and other information. Your resume must list your education and work experience including the dates (mm/yyyy) of each employment along with the number of hours worked per week and salary information. Your resume will be used to validate your responses to the assessment tool(s). You are welcome to submit a cover letter (optional). If you wish to do so, include it with your resume.
In addition to the online application (resume and responses to the questionnaire), you are required to submit the following forms:
- If using education to qualify, submit a copy of ALL your college transcripts or a list of ALL 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.
- Current BLM career and career-conditional employees: Submit a copy of your most recent (non award) SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, that verifies tenure (block 24, code 1 or 2) and Competitive Status (block 34, code 1), and shows you are a current BLM employee. If you do not submit an SF-50 showing current BLM status you will be found ineligible. Also, submit any SF-50s that document your highest grade held permanently or temporarily.
- Former PLC Member: Submit a copy of your “Certificate of Eligibility for Noncompetitive Hiring” along with a copy of your “PLC Participant Verification Work Hours Sheet.”
- Applicants eligible under PL-114-47, Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) must submit documentation verifying (a) initial selection under competitive examining procedures to a land management agency under a time-limited appointment in the competitive service , (b) service under this initial appointment, or in conjunction with subsequent competitive service time-limited appointments, to a land management agency was for a period of 24 months without a break in service of two or more years, and (c) performance was evaluated as being at an acceptable level for the entire applicable period(s). “Required documentation” includes first and last SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) for each appointment verifying the Position Occupied code (Block 34) is 1-Competitive Service, AND documentation of successful performance for each appointment. Applicants are encouraged to combine all required documents into one or more files and scan for uploading into the application. Each file must not exceed 3MB. Grouping documents into files will simplify the application process. Failure to submit required documentation will result in loss of consideration.
You may submit your documents either via Auto-Requested Fax or by Uploading 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: allows you to upload your documents through Applicant Manager instead of faxing them. 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.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
How to Apply
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.
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If you are a new USAJOBS user, the system will require you to create a login.gov account, complete a questionnaire and upload, paste or type a resume into USAJOBS.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Agency contact information
AddressBureau of Land Management
BLM New Mexico State Office, NM-951
301 Dinosaur Trail
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87502-0115
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The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
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Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
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