This position is part of the Bureau of Land Management in Anchorage, Alaska. Information about locations within Alaska can be found at: https://dcra-cdo-dcced.opendata.arcgis.com/Learn more about this agency
This announcement is being advertised concurrently under BLMAK-20-10705442-JE which is open to all qualified persons. You must apply to each announcement separately if you wish to be considered under both recruitment methods.
- Work with interagency groups or Alaska Native organizations on subsistence issues affecting rural Alaskans;
- Implement and communicate the complexities of subsistence provisions of ANILCA;
- Use biological, cultural and socio-economic information in subsistence management decision making processes;
- Coordinate and prepare reports that are used for decisions on management of subsistence hunting, fishing and gathering activities on Federal lands in Alaska;
- Work with subsistence management in Alaska, including using laws and regulations directing the management of fish and wildlife on federal and states lands.
Occasional travel - Up to 5 to 15 % of the time is spent in rural (bush Alaska) conditions. Field visits may involve outdoor environments and travel via light fixed-wing aircraft and/or small watercraft and sea-going vessels.
Conditions of Employment
- U.S. Citizenship is required.
- Security Clearance/Background Investigation required.
- 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.
- You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.
- Competitive service federal employees are subject to Time-In-Grade in accordance with 5 CFR 300.604. If you are a current Federal employee in the GS pay plan you must have completed a minimum of 52 weeks at the next lower grade level.
- May require completion of a 1 year probationary period.
QualificationsBasic Education Requirement:
For the Anthropologist GS-0190 series
- Appropriate field of anthropology. OR
- Combination of education and experience -- courses equivalent to a major, or a combination of courses totaling at least 24 semester hours in an appropriate field of anthropology, or related course work, plus appropriate experience or additional education. OR
- Four years of appropriate experience in anthropology performing research, museum work, or similar professional-level work
For the General Natural Resources Management and Biological Sciences GS-401 series
- Degree: biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position. OR
- Combination of education and experience -- course work as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
- For the Fish Biologist GS-482 series
- Degree: major in biological science that included: At least 6 semester hours in aquatic subjects such as limnology, ichthyology, fishery biology, aquatic botany, aquatic fauna, oceanography, fish culture, or related courses in the field of fishery biology; and at least 12 semester hours in the animal sciences in such subjects as general zoology, vertebrate zoology, comparative anatomy, physiology, entomology, parasitology, ecology, cellular biology, genetics, or research in these fields. (Excess course work in aquatic subjects may be used to meet this requirement when appropriate.) OR
- Combination of education and experience -- courses equivalent to a major in biological science (i.e., at least 30 semester hours), of which a minimum of 6 semester hours were in aquatic subjects and 12 semester hours were in the animal sciences, as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
- For the Wildlife Biologist GS-486 series
- Degree: biological science that included: At least 9 semester hours in such wildlife subjects as mammalogy, ornithology, animal ecology, wildlife management, or research courses in the field of wildlife biology; and At least 12 semester hours in zoology in such subjects as general zoology, invertebrate zoology, vertebrate zoology, comparative anatomy, physiology, genetics, ecology, cellular biology, parasitology, entomology, or research courses in such subjects (Excess courses in wildlife biology may be used to meet the zoology requirements where appropriate.); and At least 9 semester hours in botany or the related plant sciences. OR
- Combination of education and experience -- equivalent to a major in biological science (i.e., at least 30 semester hours), with at least 9 semester hours in wildlife subjects, 12 semester hours in zoology, and 9 semester hours in botany or related plant science, as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
You may qualify at the GS-13 level, if you fulfill the following qualification requirements:One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service that demonstrates your experience in:
- Working with interagency groups or Alaska Native/Native American organizations on subsistence issues affecting rural communities;
- Implementing and communicating the complexities of the subsistence provisions of ANILCA;
- Using biological, cultural and socio-economic information in subsistence management decision making processes;
- Coordinating and preparing reports that are used for decisions on management of subsistence hunting, fishing and gathering activities on Federal lands; and
- Working with subsistence management in rural areas, including knowledge of laws and regulations directing the management of fish and wildlife on federal and state lands.
- 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 at https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx
- The Bureau of Land Management has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.
- We may use this announcement to fill additional vacancies within 90 days of 02/20/2020.
- Travel and relocation expenses will be paid consistent with the Federal Travel Regulation, Chapter 302, and Departmental policy. The use of a relocation service company and home marketing incentive will not be offered.
- Career Transition Assistance (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Programs (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/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 Well or Best Qualified categories on the rating criteria for this position.
- 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 fully recovered from a compensable injury after more than one year. If you are currently on a RPL, you may be given priority consideration.
- BLM may use certain incentives, currently offered by the Federal government, to attract high quality applicants.
- If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document, you do not have in electronic form; view the following link for information regarding an Alternative Application
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
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. Answers submitted in the questionnaire must be supported on 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.
- Ability to review and participate in the development of program guidance documents, evaluate new developments, determine impacts on methods, practices and procedures.
- Ability to contribute to coordinated program administration and policy development.
- Knowledge of Federal and State subsistence management laws, legislative authorities, executive orders, court decisions and program management direction.
- Skill in technical writing and presentation of technical information in public forums such as professional meetings, public hearings, or regional council meetings associated with specific management decisions.
- Ability to communicate and coordinate with a diverse group of people from other cultures, and disciplines, often with conflicting interests.
To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:
- Resume or Application. At a minimum, your resume MUST contain job title (include job series and grade, if federal), duties, starting and ending dates (month and year), hours worked per week, and salary. USAJOBS has a template to ensure a complete resume. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YX7o1PBoFk
- Other supporting documents:
- Copy of Transcripts (official or unofficial) or a list of college courses that include hours and grades from an accredited college/university. If your degree is from a Foreign Institution, See Foreign Education,
- Current and former federal career and career-conditional employees submit a copy of your most 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).
- 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," if applicable
- If applying under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act, you must provide documentation to support your eligibility (SF-50's) and performance (reference, performance appraisal, etc.)
- 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, if applicable.
- If you are applying for this position based on eligibility under other noncompetitive special appointing authorities (severely disabled, VEOA and other eligible veterans, etc.), you MUST submit proof of this eligibility. (Veterans see Vet Guide)
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
- You must submit a resume and also complete the online application and assessment questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section.
- To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.
- Follow the prompts to select your resume and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
- After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.
- You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application.
- The eligibility portion of the application process is designed to allow you to choose how you wish to be considered for this announcement. You may choose more than one eligibility. You must provide proof of your eligibility and will only be considered for the questions that you answer "yes".
- Please note, your eligibility will be based solely on the selections you have indicated in this section. You must provide the supporting documentation to support your claim to be considered. You may choose more than one eligibility in this section.
- To view the assessment questionnaire, click here: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10705443
Agency contact information
222 West 7th Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99513
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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/558284200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.