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Range Assistant

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Department Of The Interior
All U.S. Citizens - No previous Federal Service is required.
This position is also being advertised under: WY-Merit-2014-0094. This is a Permanent position. Work Schedule is Full Time. For additional information about the BLM, please visit Our website. This position is located in Wyoming, in the Kemmerer Field Office. This office is responsible for the management of 1.4 million acres of public land and approximately 1.6 million acres of Federal mineral estate in the southwest corner of Wyoming. The area managed by the Kemmerer Field Office extends from Star Valley south to Evanston, and from the Green River near Fontenelle Reservoir west to the Utah border. For information on the city of Kemmerer, please go to: Kemmerer, WY. Please see the Kemmerer Field Office website at Kemmerer Field Office.If you are appointed at a grade lower than the full performance level, you may subsequently be promoted to the full performance level without competing again. Promotion will depend upon administrative approval and the continuing need for an actual assignment and performance of higher level duties. U.S. Citizenship is required. Direct Deposit Required. Be sure to read the "How to Apply" & "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. The duties listed are for full performance level GS-6: Provide technical support and assistance in the area of rangeland administration. Incumbent will work with Range Specialists and be responsible for: maintaining all range files according to an established system; data entry and reporting in the Rangeland Administration System (RAS); maintaining the Rangeland Improvement Project System (RIPS) file management, and occasional field work to assist the Range Specialists with compliance inspections.
At the GS-5 level, this is a developmental position. The incumbent completes routine and recurring tasks with less supervision. More difficult assignments are closely reviewed by the supervisor.
Physical Demands: Position requires intensive field work in remote areas by foot, horseback, and four wheel drive vehicles. Some heavy lifting may be required. Must be able to drive a government vehicle both two wheel and four wheel drive in extremes of temperature and climate conditions. There are no minimum education requirements for this position, however if you are substituting your education for specialized experience, you must submit a copy of all transcripts. 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, Highly 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.
Ability to conduct rangeland management administration and permit compliance review.
Ability to monitor and document upland and riparian rangeland conditions.
Ability to communicate rangeland information to management, peers, range users, and the general public.
Knowledge of GPS/GIS technology.
To preview questions please click here. To be qualified for GS-5 applicants must have: one year specialized experience equivalent to GS-04 level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is defined as: perform work in the conservation, regulation, and use of public or Federally controlled lands for grazing; conduct range research activities; work in the operation of a livestock ranch; OR Four (4) years of education above high school level in any field for which high school graduation or the equivalent is the normal prerequisite; OR Equivalent combination of education and specialized experience. To be qualified for the GS-6 level applicants must have: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-5 level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is defined as: work in the operation of a livestock ranch or in assisting in the management or preservation of lands comparable to the public range: OR, completed six months of graduate level college education related to range assistant work such as a major study in forestry, or a subject-matter field directly related to this position; OR, equivalent combination of specialized experience and education.
You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement. 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.
Click on the button "Apply Online" and login to MY USAJOBS. If you haven''t already registered with USAJOBS, the system will require you to create a user name and password, complete a questionnaire and upload, paste or type a resume into USAJOBS. If you have already registered with USAJOBS and forgot your login information, select the "Did you forget your username and/or password" link from the right side menu. Your application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM Eastern Time by the closing date of this announcement.
If you need assistance in applying on-line, please contact the HR Office at or email . If applying on-line poses a hardship for you (i.e. you do not have access to the internet) you must contact us prior to the closing date of the announcement for an alternative method of applying. In addition to the online application (resume and responses to the questionnaire), you are required to submit the following forms:
If using education to qualify, you must submit a copy of transcripts that include hours and grades from an accredited U.S. college/university. If your degree is from a Foreign Institution See Foreign Education.
To be considered you must submit a signed Form OF-306, Declaration for Federal employment .
Veterans'' Preference : If you are entitled to veterans'' preference, you should indicate the level of veterans'' preference you are claiming on your resume. Your veterans'' preference entitlement will be adjudicated (verified) by the employing agency using the documents you provide. For 0-point Sole survivorship veterans' preference (SSP), please provide the documentation you received granting this preference. For 5-point veterans'' preference, please provide your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty), official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty, or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions. For 10-point veterans'' preference, please submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, DD-214, and the required documentation. For more information on which type of preference is applicable please visit VetGuide.
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.
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. You will be notified of the status of your application as the qualification review process is conducted. You may also check the status of your application by viewing your MY USAJOBs account. 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.
Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid by the Department of the Interior. Any travel, transportation and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the selected employee.
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 fall within the Highly or Best Qualified categories on the rating criteria for this position. !benefits.hms?orgId=3&jnum;=110016

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