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Job Opportunity: Natural Resource Specialist Weeds:Gov

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Vacancy No.: WY-Merit-2018-0142
Department: Bureau of Land Management

income: $41,365.00 to $65,778.00
Grade: 07 to 09

Perm/Temp: Permanent
FT/PT: Full-time

Open Date: 6/14/2018
Close Date: 6/27/2018

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   » Open & closing dates
Opening and closing dates 06/14/2018 to 06/27/2018
   » income
$41,365 to $65,778 per year
   » Pay scale & grade
GS 07 - 09
   » Work schedule
Full-Time - Work Schedule is Full Time.
   » Appointment type
Permanent - This is a permanent appointment.


1 vacancy in the following Job location:
   » Lander, WY
Lander, WY
Relocation expenses reimbursed
Telework eligible

This job is open to


Federal employees - Competitive service

Current or former competitive service federal employees.

Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)

Federal employees who meet the definition of a "surplus" or "displaced" employee.


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Explore a new career with the BLM - where our people are our greatest natural resource. For additional information about the BLM, please visit Our website.

This position is located in Lander Wyoming. Information about Lander and the Lander area can be found at:

The Lander Field Office encompasses 6.6 million acres in central Wyoming. The Lander Field Office includes most of Fremont County, the southwest corner of Natrona Country, and small portions of Carbon, Sweetwater and Hot Springs counties. Of the 6.6 million acres, 2.5 million acres are public lands managed by the BLM. The Lander Field Office also manages approximately 2.7 million acres of federal mineral estate and 2.5 million acres of Indian mineral estate.

For information on the city of Lander, please go to: Lander, WY

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Field work may include walking, climbing or driving a 4x4 motor vehicle alone over rough remote, dry terrain in conditions which can involve working in areas with potentially lethal concentrations of hydrogen sulfide gas, as well as near drilling rigs and other potentially dangerous equipment Sustained physical activity may also be required at times. Lgain more about this agency


This position will be responsible for on-the-ground noxious and invasive weed control, mapping, monitoring, and record keeping. Assist in Integrated Pest Management (IPM) planning through participation in the numerous Cooperative Weed Management Areas (CWMAs). Serve as a field leader for applying herbicides and monitoring their effectiveness. Assist in planning, releasing, documenting, and monitoring biological control agents. Inventory and map existing weed populations and treatment areas utilizing global positioning system. Work and coordinate with other entities such as federal, state, and county agencies, contractors, environmental organizations, and private individuals in IPM activities. Prepare documents as a team member or team lead regarding the use of IPM for weed and pest control for a variety of land use planning documents, including Standard and Guideline assessments and emergency stabilization and rehabilitation plans, Weed Management Area plans, and the rangeland grasshopper and Mormon cricket suppression plan.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The work requires the capability to travel into the back country on foot, by 4x4 vehicle, or all-terrain vehicle (ATV) under a wide variety of climatic conditions and elevations. Travel may be over rough terrain, and by light fixed-wing aircraft or helicopter.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel is required.
managery status
Promotion Potential

Who May Apply

This job is open to…

All current federal employees or former federal employees with competitive/reinstatement eligibility; CTAP/ICTAP eligible in the local commuting area; and Veteran Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA), Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA)and Veterans more than 30% disabled eligibles.

Persons eligible under Special Hiring Authorities
Questions? This job is open to 3 groups.

Job family (Series)

0401 General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences
   » Requirements


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.
   » Background Investigation Required
You will need to clearly state your undergraduate/graduate degree(s) and submit your college transcripts or a listing of your college courses that includes hours and grades.

This position has a positive education requirement; you must submit a copy of ALL your college transcripts.
You must have a degree in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position, OR a combination of education and practice--courses equivalent to a major, as shown above, plus appropriate practice or additional education.


Specialized practice Requirements:

In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the specialized practice requirement - please be sure to include this information in your resume. To be creditable, this practice must have been equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade of the position.

To qualify at the GS-07 level candidates must meet the Basic Education Requirement AND have either 1 year of specialized practice in natural resources work equivalent to GS-05 level in the Federal service; OR have 1 year of graduate education leading to a masters degree in natural resource management, or a directly related field; OR have an equivalent combination of specialized practice and related graduate education described above; or superior academic achievement.

Specialized practice for the GS-07 level is defined as: practice with GIS and GPS concepts and theories, noxious weed management and methods of pesticide applications.

To qualify at the GS-9 level candidates must meet the Basic Education Requirement AND have 1 year of specialized practice in natural resources work equivalent to GS-7 level in the Federal service; OR Meet the Basic Education Requirement and have 2 years of graduate education leading to a masters degree in natural resource management or a directly related field; OR Meet the Basic Education Requirement AND have an equivalent combination of specialized practice and related graduate education described above.

Specialized practice for the GS-09 level is defined as: practice with weed control and pesticide use and equipment used in its application; participating in natural resources monitoring and weed inventory program activities by making observations, gathering data, and report findings in environmental assessments; working in research, technology and practices involved with the application of weed management.

You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement. Federal employees in the competitive service are also subject to the Time-In-Grade requirement in conformity 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 in the normal line of progression for the position being filled.


Additional information

SELECTIVE SERVICE: Male candidates 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 connected 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 receive a minimum score of 90 located on the rating criteria used for this position.

This announcement is being advertised concurrently under Announcement #WY-DEU-2017-0078 which is open to all qualified persons. You must apply to each announcement separately if you wish to be considered under both recruitment methods.

The Bureau of Land Management has determined that the tasks of this position are appropriate for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with manager approval.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job located 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 located on your responses to the Job Specific Questionnaire and the information stated in your resume. If qualified, your score may range from 70-100 points 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 expertise, expertise and abilities required to do the work of this position.
   » expertise of wide variety of natural resources and weed management principles, concepts and theories
   » capability to build and maintain effective customer service relationships with a wide variety of individuals and groups
   » expertise of administrative and technical procedures involved in leading a program
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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Q - Nonsensitive
Drug test required
   » Required Documents

Required Documents

Resumes must show significant practice and other information. Your resume must list your education and work practice including the dates (mm/yyyy) of each employment along with the number of hours worked per week and income information. Your resume will be used to validate your responses to the assessment tool(s). You are welcome to submit a cover letter (optional). If you wish to do so, include Information technology with your resume.

In addition to the online application (resume and responses to the questionnaire), you are required to submit the following forms:
Copy of ALL Transcripts or a list of college courses that include hours and grades from an accredited U.S. college/university. If your degree is from a Foreign Institution, See Foreign Education.
Current and former federal career and career-conditional employees: submit a copy of your recent (non award) SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, or equivalent document that verifies tenure (block 24, code 1 or 2) and Competitive Status (block 34, code 1).

Former PLC Member: Submit a copy of your “Certificate of Eligibility for Noncompetitive Hiring” along with a copy of your “PLC Participant Verification Work Hours Sheet.”

Veterans' PListing reference: 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.

If you are applying for this position located on eligibility under other noncompetitive special appointing authorities, you MUST submit proof of this eligibility.

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.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification Requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for Information technology to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
   » Benefits


A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very compensateing. Lgain more about federal benefits.

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   » How to Apply

How to submit the application:

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, Contact Us by the HR Office at 307-775-6122 or at E-Mail: 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.

Agency contact information

HR Office HR Office

307-775-6122 Fax
000-000-0000 Email
Bureau of Land Management
BLM Wyoming State Office, WY-953
5353 Yellowstone Road
Cheyenne, Wyoming
United States

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Job Location: LANDER, Wyoming
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