Intergovernmental Affairs Specialist

Washington, D.C
Jan 22, 2022
Jan 25, 2022
Full Time

  • Serves as the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Liaison to the congressionally chartered Foundation for America's Public Lands, as well as other foundations supported by or that work with the BLM.
  • Represents BLM's senior leadership in establishing, strengthening and maintaining a collaborative relationship with the Foundation's staff and Board of Directors
  • Engages in building relationships with Foundation partners and stakeholders, including estate and local government, as well as with national and some regional associations, non-governmental organizations, conservation, and industry groups nationwide.
  • Builds partnerships and fosters coordination and collaboration in accordance with pertinent laws and policies.
  • Serves as a key point of contact in seeking to address and facilitate resolution of pertinent issues and ensure that projects and initiatives undertaken or supported by the Foundation are coordinated with the BLM and reflect its input and priorities.
  • Works with Foundation staff to ensure appropriated dollars and other funds coming from the BLM are disbursed in accordance with applicable laws and regulations and are fully accounted for.
  • Utilizes knowledge of BLM policies and programs to work with subject matter experts in BLM?s various program areas to brief and train Foundation staff, Board Members and others involved in the foundation's work.


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is required. Direct Deposit Required.
  • Be sure to read the "How to Apply" and "Required Documents" Sections.
  • 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:
  • 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.
  • May require a one year probationary period.
  • 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.
  • You cannot hold an active real estate license; nor can you have an interest or hold stocks in firms with interest in Federal Land.


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.

For the GS-14 Level: You must possess one (1) full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-13 level that is equivalent in difficulty and complexity as indicated by the following examples: Experience working for a nonprofit organization, nonprofit foundation, or as a government relations representative and/or lobbyist, with demonstrated experience and leadership in external fundraising, grant writing, development and/or government relations and lobbying for public or private entities. Demonstrated experience in developing, strengthening and maintaining relations with external partners and developing and utilizing a diverse array of strategies and products to communicate information about programs, policies, initiatives and other relevant information to external partners and stakeholders. Project management experience is also beneficial

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.


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 applied under the previous announcement MUST reapply to receive consideration.

This announcement is being advertised concurrently under number HQDE-22-11349666-BT, which is open to all qualified persons. You must apply to each announcement separately if you wish to be considered under both recruitment methods.

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