Division Chief

Washington, D.C
Jan 20, 2022
Jan 21, 2022
Executive, Chief
Full Time

  • The incumbent will serve as the Division Chief for the Division of Wildlife Conservation, Aquatics, and Environmental Protection (HQ-230) under the Resources and Planning Directorate (HQ-200). Major duties include but are not limited to:
  • This position oversees the BLM's policy, budget, and implementation of both the Branch of Wildlife Conservation and the Branch of Aquatics, Air, and Environmental Protection.
  • Supervises a staff of approximately twenty, including two subordinate supervisors.
  • Program Management: Serves as the focal point on key matters of a technical, administrative and program support nature, responsible for providing high-level leadership to Headquarters staff as well as field personnel.
  • Internal and External Coordination: Coordinates with interdisciplinary teams to ensure cooperative relationships and effective information sharing. Develops and maintain close working relationship with nation level non-governmental groups.
  • Management of the National Program's Fiscal Resources: Responsible for formulating, reviewing and approving programming and budgeting plans for division functions, recommending program budget allocations to the field, and planning programs.
  • Management of the Division's Human and Fiscal Resources: Plans the work to be accomplished by subordinates, sets and adjusts work priorities; assigns work to subordinates; provides technical oversight and development of performance plans.


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is required. Direct Deposit 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.
  • DOI uses E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit: www.dhs.gov/e-verify
  • Appointment will be subject to a favorably adjudicated background/suitability investigation/determination.
  • BLM may use certain incentives, currently offered by the Federal government, to attract high quality applicants.
  • Supervisory Probationary Period: If you are selected for this position, you will be required to serve a one year supervisory probationary period if one has not previously been completed.
  • If selected for this position, you will be required to annually complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-450 within 30 days of reporting to duty.
  • THIS IS A DRUG TESTING DESIGNATED POSITION. This position is subject to both pre-employment and random drug testing as a condition of employment. Applicants will not be appointed to the position if a verified positive drug test is received.


In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the qualification requirements - please be sure to include this information in your resume. No assumptions will be made about your experience.

You must possess one (1) full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-14 level that is equivalent in difficulty and complexity as indicated by the following examples: experience supervising, directing and managing technical, administrative, protective, investigative, or professional work; development of regional and/or national policies, procedures and guidelines for areas of resource management; experience developing program budget, policies, procedures, assessments, and guidance for all aspects of natural resource programs; experience providing technical direction to subordinate employees on the work to be accomplished; experience resolving complex and highly controversial natural resource issues arising from formal strategies, plans, and on-the-ground management activities.

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.

Applicants must meet both eligibility and qualification requirements for the position of interest by 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.

There is no substitution of education for experience at the GS-15 grade level.

Additional information

Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/lnteragency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority, you must: 1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information: CTAP or ICTAP

Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered for Selective Service

Tax Law Impact for PCS: Moving expenses reimbursement is a taxable benefit. However, the Federal Travel Regulation 18-05 issued by General Services Administration has authorized agencies to use the Withholding Tax Allowance and Relocation Income Tax Allowance to pay for "substantially all" of the increased tax liability resulting from the "2018 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" for certain eligible individuals.

The official worksite for the selectee is the duty station identified in this vacancy announcement. The selectee will typically report to this duty location on a regular and recurring weekly basis. The selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.

Applicants who apply under this job opportunity announcement agree to have their application, associated documents and applicable personal information shared with other Bureaus/Offices within the Department of the Interior (DOI) who have vacancies within the same occupational series, grade, full performance level and in the same geographic location(s), including within the same metro/commuting area. Applying to this announcement does not replace the need to apply to other job opportunity announcements for which you wish to receive consideration.

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document, you do not have in electronic form; view the following link for information regarding an Alternative Application