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Planning and Environmental Coordinator

Wallops Island, Virginia
Closing date
Sep 27, 2023

  • Plans, leads and coordinates development and implementation of resource management planning activity and other projects in accordance with state and national policies regulations and laws.
  • Serves as Subject Matter Expert for interpretation and application of National Environmental Policy Act, Federal Land Policy and Management Act, National Environmental Policy Act, and related planning regulations and procedures.
  • Serves as liaison between Field Offices or other entities; such as the State Office, other BLM offices, Regional Solicitor's Office, other Federal, State, and local government agencies, Indian Tribal Governments, contractors, and external customers.
  • Serves as project manager and facilitator for interdisciplinary teams coordinating budgets, logistics, schedules and workload.
  • Utilizes a variety of electronic and web based tools to accomplish assigned tasks.


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship required
  • May be required to complete background investigation and drug screening.
  • Meet Selective Service Registration Act requirement for males
  • Must provide resume and supporting documents (See required documents).
  • You cannot hold an active real estate license, nor can you have an interest or hold stocks in firms with interest in Federal Lands.
  • If you are a new employee or supervisor in the Federal government, you will be required to complete a one-year probationary period.


In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience.

To qualify for the grade GS-12, you must have one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service (obtained either in the private or public sectors) performing the following:

(1) Evaluating/interpreting organizational needs to design/implement responses to those needs related to recreation, wildlife, wilderness, fire management, forestry, range, minerals, and cultural resources activities;
(2) Coordinating, developing and implementing policies and procedures related to public land resource values and issues;
(3) Synthesizing and abstracting multi-faceted matters into clear issue papers, guidance, briefings, recommendations and public presentations;
(4) Providing leadership, and coordinating work efforts with staff specialists and management officials; and
(5) Applying automated technology in the development and production of hard copy and electronic versions of planning and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), documents.

TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENTS: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-11 is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-12 level. (Must submit your SF-50 that shows Time-in-Grade eligibility and reflects your title, series, and grade. No award SF-50 will be accepted).

Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).

Volunteer Experience: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

You must include months, years and hours per week worked to receive credit for your work and/or volunteer experience. One year of specialized experience is equivalent to 12 months at 40 hours per week. Part-time hours are prorated. You will not receive any credit for experience that does not indicate exact hours per week or is listed as "varies".


There is no substitution of education for experience at the grade level of this announcement.

Additional information

  • Selectee will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit Electronics Funds Transfer Program.
  • Any individual who is currently holding, or has held within the previous 52 weeks, a General Schedule position under non-temporary appointment in the competitive or excepted service, must meet time-in-grade requirements (must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade or equivalent in the Federal service). Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
  • You will be required to submit to a drug test and receive a negative drug test result prior to appointment. In addition, this position is subject to random testing for illegal drug use.
  • You will be required to obtain and maintain a valid state driver's license.
  • You will be required to successfully complete a physical examination.
  • You may be required to travel overnight away from home up to 10 nights per month. You must obtain a government charge card for travel purposes.
  • You will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-450 on an annual basis.
Physical Demands: The work is primarily sedentary and does not require unusual physical activity or demands. On occasion may require walking over rough, uneven or rocky terrain during periods of extreme temperatures. May be required to drive two or four wheeled drive government vehicles over tarred, gravel or dirt roads.

Work Environment: The work environment involves everyday risks and discomforts that require normal safety precautions typical of office, meeting and training room, and outdoor desert settings.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) or Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP or CTAP eligible see . To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 90 or above on the rating criteria for this position.

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, please contact San Antonio Services Branch at or 816-541-8101.

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