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**THE CLOSING DATE FOR THIS ANNOUNCEMENT HAS BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL 03/04/2019**
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02/19/2019 to 03/04/2019
$61,218 - $79,586 per year
few vacancies in the following locations:
Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.
Yes—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. If offered, there is no assurance that you will receive a guaranteed offer for the sale of your home.
Permanent - These are permanent positions.
Full-time - Work schedule is full time.
Current or former competitive service federal employees.
Federal employees who meet the definition of a "surplus" or "displaced" employee.
Certain current or former term or temporary federal employees of a land or base management agency.
Individuals eligible under a special authority not listed above, but defined in the federal hiring regulations.
Current/former federal employees with competitive/reinstatement eligibility; CTAP/ICTAP eligibles in the local commute area; Veteran Employment Opportunity Act, Veterans Recruitment Appointment, Veterans more than 30% disabled eligibles. Persons eligible under Special Hiring Authorities. Former PLC members who within the past 120 days completed all requirements of a creditable PLC project. Current/former time-limited eligibles under PL-114-47, Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act-LMWFA
These positions are located in the Grants Pass Resource Area, stationed in the Grants Pass Interagency Office (Grants Pass, Oregon), the Ashland Resource Area, stationed in the Medford District Office (Medford, Oregon), stationed in the Medford District Office (Medford, Oregon) and the Swiftwater Field Office, stationed in the Roseburg District (Roseburg, Oregon).
These positions provide leadership and guidance to civil engineering technicians and forest engineers assigned to work on engineering and timber projects. The incumbents assist in the accomplishment of resource area, district and BLM goals and is an integral part of the resource area interdisciplinary teams. These positions manage the resource area transportation system over a highly complex land ownership pattern. The incumbents have direct responsibility for transportation and construction planning, budgeting, surveying, designing, contracting, timber management, and contract administration. The incumbents have overall responsibility for the construction and maintenance portion of timber sale contracts in addition to all other construction and maintenance projects within the resource area. Timber sale contracts, service contracts, construction contracts, and the maintenance crew organization are used to achieve transportation management goals. The incumbents frequently facilitate road use issues with reciprocal right of way partners and a highly diverse public in support of controversial forest management and road use program.
Physical Demands: Field work is physically demanding. The lead forest engineer must be capable of extended periods of walking and working in rough mountainous terrain, extremely dense brush, logging slash, and ground that is either wet or covered in snow. The incumbent must possess strength, stamina, and agility to successfully complete field work. Indoor office work necessitates long hours of sitting, intense concentration, telephone conversations, operating computer terminals, and attending meetings and trainings. Work requires the ability to effectively cope with pressure associated by both fixed and irregular deadlines, and managing multiple priorities.
Work Environment: Work is routinely performed in a properly heated/cooled indoor office setting and outdoors that may include extremely hot/cold/windy/dry/wet/snowy weather in rugged terrain, remote sites, poison oak, bees and hornets, snakes, logging and construction sites and occasionally at public meetings. The position requires operation of motor vehicles on narrow mountainous roads. Protective gear is necessary for field work. A valid State driver's license is required.
You must meet all requirements listed in the "Qualifications" section of the announcement.
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.
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 (GS-09) of the position to be filled.
You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement. 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.
This is an interdisciplinary position & you must meet the basic educational requirements for the job series for which your are applying.
For the GS-0460 series, in addition to meeting the basic entry requirement, applicants must have specialized experience and/or directly related education of the position to be found qualified. To be creditable, this experience must have been equivalent in difficulty & complexity to the next lower grade. Specialized experience for the GS-11 Forester: 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 level in forestry related work. At this level, work assignments require the forester to determine approaches and solutions using professional knowledge or experience of forestry operations. Examples include experience which provided knowledge and skill in applying forest management principles and practices as well as related laws, regulation and policies sufficient to support forestry-oriented, multiple-use land management programs such as trespass, public coordination, contracting, survey and records, silviculture, cruising/appraising and forest products sales; -OR- 3 years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in the field of forestry or directly related fields of study; -OR- have an equivalent combination of the type and level of experience and education described above. Only graduate level education in excess of the first two years may be combined with experience.
For the GS-0810 series, in addition to meeting the basic entry requirement, applicants must have specialized experience and/or directly related education of the position to be found qualified. To be creditable, this experience must have been equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade. Specialized experience for the GS-11 Civil Engineer: 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 level in Civil Engineering related work. Examples include: perform professional engineering work in the coordination and review for survey, design, construction and maintenance of structures, roads, dams, water control structures, storage facilities, range projects, bid draft review, & contract administrative overview. Establish inspection requirements, schedules & control methods, & develop hazard reduction program; -OR- three years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in a field of study that is directly related to the duties of this position -OR- a combination of specialized experience and graduate education as described above.
The basic requirement for the GS-0460 series is a bachelor's degree in forestry; or a related subject-matter field that included a total of at least 30 semester hours in any combination of biological, physical, or mathematical sciences or engineering, of which at least 24 semester hours of course work were in forestry. The curriculum must have been sufficiently diversified to include courses in each of the following areas:
Management of Renewable Resources - study of the science & art of managing renewable resources to attain desired results. Examples of creditable courses include silviculture, forest management operations, timber management, wildland fire science or fire management, utilization of forest resources, forest regulation, recreational land management, watershed management, & wildlife or range habitat management.
Forest Biology - study of the classification, distribution, characteristics, & identification of forest vegetation, & the interrelationships of living organisms to the forest environment. Examples of creditable courses include dendrology, forest ecology, silvics, forest genetics, wood structure & properties, forest soils, forest entomology, & forest pathology.
Forest Resource Measurements and Inventory - sampling, inventory, measurement, & analysis techniques as applied to a variety of forest resources. Examples of creditable courses include forest biometrics, forest mensuration, forest valuation, statistical analysis of forest resource data, renewable natural resources inventories & analysis, & photogrammetry or remote sensing.
Combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major in forestry, or at least 30 semester hours in any combination of biological, physical, or mathematical sciences or engineering, of which at least 24 semester hours were in forestry. The requirements for diversification of the 24 semester hours in forestry are the same as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
The basic requirement for the GS-0810 series, a bachelor's degree in professional engineering. To be acceptable, the curriculum must: (1) be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum; or (2) include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics.
B. Combination of education & experience - college-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying engineering, & (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by one of the following:
1. Professional registration or licensure - Current registration as an Engineer Intern (EI), Engineer in Training (EIT), or licensure as a Professional Engineer (PE) by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico. Absent other means of qualifying under this standard, those applicants who achieved such registration by means other than written test (e.g., State grandfather or eminence provisions) are eligible only for positions that are within or closely related to the specialty field of their registration. For example, an applicant who attains registration through a State Board's eminence provision as a manufacturing engineer typically would be rated eligible only for manufacturing engineering positions.
2. Written Test -- Evidence of having successfully passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination or any other written test required for professional registration by an engineering licensure board in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico.
3. Specified academic courses - Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences & that included the courses specified in the basic requirements. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of an engineering program as described.
4. Related curriculum - Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in an appropriate scientific field, e.g., engineering technology, physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu of a bachelor’s degree in engineering, provided the applicant has had at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. Ordinarily there should be either an established plan of intensive training to develop professional engineering competence, or several years of prior professional engineering-type experience, e.g., in interdisciplinary positions. (The above examples of related curricula are not all-inclusive.)
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 probationary 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 receive a minimum score of 90 based on the rating criteria used 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 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.
BLM may use certain incentives, currently offered by the Federal government, to attract high quality applicants.
This announcement is being advertised concurrently under Announcement OR-DEU-2019-0012 which is open to all qualified persons. You must apply to each announcement separately if you wish to be considered under both recruitment methods.
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.
You must be able to obtain and maintain a valid driver's license.
Government facilities are required to provide a smoke free environment for their employees. Smoking will be permitted only in designated areas.
This is a Bargaining Unit position at the Medford locations.
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. 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.
1) Knowledge of timber sale planning and layout, logging system analysis, road condition assessment, road construction, reconstruction, decommissioning and maintenance.
2) Knowledge of timber sale harvest practices.
3) Ability to communicate well with a variety of internal and external groups to implement, monitor and direct the forest management program for the Resource Area.
4) Ability to determine engineering project suitability and cost estimates for timber sale, recreation, fish passage, major culvert, fish passage, major culvert, fence, transportation management, and pump chance projects.
5) Ability to conduct field surveys and engineering surveys.
Resumes must show relevant experience and other information. Your resume must list your education and work experience including the dates (mm/dd/yy) 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:
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.
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.
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.
Current and former federal career and career-conditional employees: submit a copy of your 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).
If you are applying for this position based on eligibility under other noncompetitive special appointing authorities, you MUST submit proof of this eligibility.
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.
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.
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.
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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BLM is seeking a dynamic and energetic individual to join the team as a Civil Engineer or Forester.
The BLM manages more land - 245 million surface acres - than any other Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western States, including Alaska. The BLM, with a budget of about $1 billion, also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.