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    The BLM is seeking a dynamic and energetic leader to join its team. The BLM manages 245 million acres of public land, more than any other Federal agency. This land is primarily located in 12 Western States, including Alaska. BLM administers 700 million acres of sub-surface estate, sustaining health, diversity, and productivity of public lands for present and future generations. Visit www.blm.gov for information about the BLM and its Grand Junction, Colorado office.

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    As Assistant Director, Communications and Public Relations, the incumbent is responsible for developing communications strategies targeted to a wide range of audiences including the Administration; Congress; the media; various federal, state, and local government agencies; the public, the BLM Director, the Secretary of the Interior, and BLM employees. The incumbent develops policies and provides strategic direction and oversight in the areas of public affairs, legislative affairs, regulatory affairs, correspondence, international affairs, and citizen advisory committees. The Assistant Director is responsible for the development and planning of strategic communications and outreach that will integrate, streamline, and enhance the broad range of communications programs and activities. The incumbent assures that strategic goals, directions, and communications are coordinated and managed to support and enhance public understanding and recognition of BLM's multiple-use mission. The Assistant Director provides executive leadership to the development, planning, and implementation of the full span of BLM communication strategies, practices, and initiatives to assure BLM's mission is effectively produced and delivered. 

    As a member of the Bureau executive leadership team consisting of the Bureau Director, Deputy Director, Assistant Directors, and the State Directors, ensures consistency of policy direction and management through coordination, communication, and collaboration within the Bureau, the Department, among other Federal, State, and local agencies, private industry, environmental communities, academia, media, tribal governments, and other appropriate parties. The incumbent leads sponsorship of, or represents Interior or the BLM at conferences, meetings, workshops, and training sessions related to special areas.

    The Assistant Director provides program direction to promote teamwork, creativity, innovation, and closer ties to customers and creative approaches to problem resolution. Program direction consists of various management functions essential to the support of the Bureau's goals and strategic objectives which include: preparation and management of the operating budget; personnel management; and equal employment opportunity in the fullest context for the effective utilization of human resources; management analysis to improve operating practices and procedures; safety; employee development; accounting and financial operations; procurement and contracting of supplies and services; management of personal and real property; and other miscellaneous functions.

    This is a Category 3 position.  The minimum pay for this position is $170,800.  This position is only eligible for situational telework.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Travel for this position will be to conferences, meetings, and other on-site visits to internal or external regional locations as required or requested by leadership.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0340 Program Management

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