What is a land management agency?

Land management agencies include:

• The Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service

• The Department of Interior’s Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs and Bureau of Reclamation.

Eligibility

You can only use the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWF) to apply to jobs that are open to current federal employees within the agency and you must apply within two years of your last term or temporary position.

To apply using the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act, you must meet all of the following conditions:

  • You worked for a land management agency. Refer to the list of land management agencies above.
  • Your position was a term or temporary position in the competitive service.
  • You worked for a land management agency for more than 24 months – it doesn’t have to be continuous, as long as there’s no break of two or more years.
  • You received acceptable performance ratings throughout your time-limited employment.
  • You did not leave your term or temporary position due to misconduct or performance.

How do I know a job is open to the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act?

On the search results page, select the Land Management hiring path filter. Read the Who May Apply section in the job announcement. You can apply using the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act, if the Who May Apply section says “Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act” or “LMWFA”. There may be other groups listed that can also apply.