Branch Chief (Mineral Resources)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Sep 19, 2017
Closes
Sep 27, 2017
Function
Executive, Chief
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

This position is located in Washington, DC. Information about the area can be found at Washington, DC. BLM Eastern States is in a neighborhood that offers wonderful riverfront views. This area is one of the city’s fastestgrowing in terms of employment, entertainment and residential growth; situated between the Navy Yard and Nationals Park.

Explore a new career with the BLM - where our people are our greatest natural resource. The BLM manages more land – approximately 247 million 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 Bureau, with a budget of about $1 billion, also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estates throughout the nation. The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. For more information about BLM, please visit our website.

This announcement is being advertised concurrently under Announcement Number: ES Merit-2017-0054 for current and former federal employees serving under a competitive service career or career-conditional appointment or reinstatement eligible. You must apply to each announcement separately if you wish to be considered under both recruitment methods.

Physical Demands: Much of the work requires intense concentration and conceptual abilities. The incumbent frequently participates in lengthy and intensive negotiations or fact-finding sessions that require above-average resistance to physical, mental, psychological and emotional fatigue. The work is largely sedentary, although there are occasional field trips that involve physical activity in irregular terrain and varied climatic conditions.

Work Environment: The work is usually performed in an office or meeting setting. Some discomfort and risk (extreme heat or cold, exposure to fire) is encountered on occasional field trips which are made to outlying organizational offices. Work involves vehicle operation and associated discomforts and risks when operating motorized vehicles in isolated areas.

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TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Occasional travel - May be required to travel to meetings and training events.


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed Yes Travel and relocation expenses will be paid consistent with the Federal Travel Regulation.


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Be sure to read the "How to Apply" and "Required Documents" Sections
  • You cannot hold an active real estate license; nor can you
  • Have an interest or hold stocks in firms with interest in Federal Land
  • Direct Deposit Required
  • Security Clearance/Background Investigation is required.
  • Candidates must meet all qualification requirements as identified in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook. This position is under the Administrative and Management Qualification Standards.

    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 of the position to be filled.

    For the GS-13 level: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level. Examples of specialized experience at the GS-12 or equivalent include: Experience with working in Solid or Fluid Minerals Program Management. Experience in using public land management concepts, principles, practices and procedures to provide information to internal and external agencies and contacts. Experience with managing a interdisciplinary staff with senior technical experts.

    You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.

    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.

    The BLM Eastern States covers 31 states of jurisdiction with a Congressional base include 274 Congressional Districts. BLM ES manages approximately 39 million acres of Federal mineral ownership and 10,000 surface acres through eight program areas: energy and mineral resources, general land office records, cadastral survey, lands and realty, wild horse and burro, wildland fire, national conservation lands and natural resources.

    BLM Eastern States is in a neighborhood that offers wonderful riverfront views. This area is one of the city’s fastest-growing in terms of employment, entertainment and residential growth; situated between the Navy Yard and Nationals Park.

    Travel and relocation expenses will be paid by the Department of the Interior.

    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 Systemwebsite.

    This announcement is being advertised concurrently under Announcement Number: ES-MERIT-2017-0054 for current and former federal employees serving under a competitive service career or career-conditional appointment or reinstatement eligible. You must apply to each announcement separately if you wish to be considered under both recruitment methods.

    Supervisory Probationary Period: If you are selected for this position, you will be required to serve a one year supervisory/managerial probationary period, if one has not previously been completed.

    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 Systemwebsite.

    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.

    Government facilities are required to provide a smoke free environment for their employees. Smoking will be permitted only in designated areas.

    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.

    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.

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    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 you meet the qualification requirements, you application will be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans. 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.

    KSA 1: Knowledge of supervisory theories, practices, and procedures.

    KSA 2: Knowledge of applicable statues, regulations, procedures and policies, and legal interpretation of IBLA decisions and Solicitor Opinions and their applicability to process of minerals actions

    KSA 3: Knowledge of mineral laws, public lands laws and legal records, and adjudication principles.

    KSA 4: Ability to gather, assemble, correlate, analyze, and evaluate information regarding organizational and management problems and processes; reach sound business decisions and solutions; and commit to action.

    KSA 5: Skill in oral and written communication, presenting analysis to others, and the ability to coordinate with internal staff, diverse groups, other agencies, and the public.
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