[Close] 

Natural Resource Specialist (GIS)

Company Name:
Department Of The Interior
All U.S. Citizens - No previous Federal Service is required. This is a permanent position in the competitive service. This is a full-time position. 1 vacancy available. BLM is seeking a dynamic and energetic individual to join the team to serve as a Natural Resource Specialist (GIS) in the Eastern Montana/Dakotas District Office. This position will be located in Miles City, Montana. Information about the Miles City area can be found at Miles City Chamber of Commerce
Explore a new career with the BLM - where our people are our greatest natural resource. The BLM manages more land - approximately 253 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 additional information about the BLM, please visit our website.
This position is also being advertised under vacancy announcement MT Merit-2014-0116. Only one person will be selected from these announcements. U.S. Citizenship is required. Background Investigation 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
The Natural Resource Specialist is responsible for providing professional resource management information analysis and serving as the technical specialist in the use of Geographic Information System (GIS) to support resource management planning efforts. At the full performance level, the incumbent is responsible for performing a variety of duties including, but not limited to, the following:
Analyzing and interpreting resource information results and making recommendations on findings for use by interdisciplinary planning teams for individual resource professionals.
Acquiring, coordinating, and maintaining resource management data, database integration, applications and software interfaces to meet resource information management needs.
Ensuring quality control of data, data standards, databases, data dictionary, applications, and computer model use for resource activities and compliance with state and Bureau standards and practices.
Managing the GIS program and serving as the technical expert on GIS applications and information support needs.
Managing, developing, coordinating, and integrating GIS technologies to conduct efficient resource analysis.
Maintaining documentation on all phases of GIS including software, databases, and database applications, including coding of natural resource information, various data capture methods, metadata, and GIS coverages.
Training resource management personnel on application use, interface with other software systems, and data management policies, practices, and procedures.
Advising, interpreting, and implementing GIS policies, standards, and guides and recommending acquisition of GIS products and/or other services.
Physical Demands and Work Environment: The work is mostly sedentary. Occasionally lifting and moving of equipment and supplies to facilitate installation, repair, and transfer will be necessary. Ability to perform occasional field review of data checks is necessary.
You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement. 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, your 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:
Knowledge of the concepts, principles, ideologies, and practices of natural resource management, range, biology, soils, fisheries, wildlife, geology, hydrology, etc.
Knowledge of land use planning concepts, procedures, and applications.
Ability to communicate effectively with multidisciplinary technical users in a knowledgeable and accurate manner both orally and in writing.
Knowledge of database management systems including data standards, data structure, data management, relational database theory, and integration with spatial data and report generation.
Knowledge of GIS hardware, software, and data systems and how these elements are integrated with database components in the design of automated GIS systems.
On-line Questionnaire:
Please make sure that your responses to the on-line questionnaire are supported in your resume.
To preview questions please click here. Selective Placement Factors: This position requires special qualifications that have been determined to be essential to perform the duties and will be used as screen out elements. Those who do not provide evidence they possess the following selective factor(s) will be rated not qualified.
Direct experience utilizing current GIS methodologies to develop, maintain, and integrate geo-spatial data and applying spatial analysis techniques.
Basic Education Requirements: A. Degree: biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position. -OR- B. Combination of education and experience -Courses equivalent to a major, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
Additional requirements: In addition to the basic education requirements and the selective factor described above, applicants must have at least one of the following:
For GS-09: 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 grade level OR 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree, if related.
For GS-11: 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 grade level. OR 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree. If you are using education to qualify for this position, your GRADUATE LEVEL EDUCATION must have provided you with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform natural resources duties on public lands.
Specialized Experience: Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. 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-09: Experience as a Natural Resources Specialist (GIS), using professional biological sciences in conjunction with GIS technologies to analyze problems and issues; implement efficient practices/procedures; compile, analyze, and interpret resource information data and results; making recommendations on findings. Examples: analyze NEPA document alternatives; develop and maintain resource geo-databases.
For the GS-11: Experience as a Natural Resources Specialist (GIS), using professional biological sciences in conjunction with GIS technologies to advise, interpret and implement GIS policies, standards, and guides; make decisions on model development, data collection and complex analysis techniques; and provide leadership, training and guidance to GIS users and GIS staff. Examples: analyze a diverse and multitude of resource data; develop geo-databases to meet resource requirements; ensure data is compliant with data standards; and provide training to new and advanced GIS users on current and evolving GIS/GPS technology in support of resource goals.
Equivalent combinations of post-high school education and specialized experience may be used to meet total qualification requirements. THIS IS AN ONLINE APPLICATION PROCESS THROUGH USAJOBS. If you need assistance in applying online, please call or email the contact listed on this vacancy. 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. PLEASE NOTE: If you have access to a public library, State Job Service Office, etc., you must use these resources to apply online. You must follow the steps described below to complete the application process:
1)YOU MUST CREATE A PROFILE in USAJOBS under My Account. If you already have a registered profile in USAJOBS you do not need to register again. Your profile must contain a current resume for submission. In order to receive proper consideration, your resume should include the following information: - Personal contact information - Work experience (paid or unpaid) including - starting and ending dates (month and year), employer's name and address, job title (include job series and grade if Federal), duties and accomplishments, supervisor's name and telephone number, indicate if supervisor may be contacted, hours per week, and salary. Education and job-related training including - school name, type and year of degrees/diploma received, credits earned and majors; title of training course and year of completion. - References - personal and professional - Additional information - skills (languages, tools, machinery, typing speed, etc.), certificates or licenses (current only), and/or honors, awards, and special accomplishments (recognition, professional memberships, publications, leadership activities, etc.). Insufficient information could result in an ineligible rating. The USAJOBS Resume Builder was designed to ensure that your resume includes the standard information needed. The Resume Builder is an available tool when you login to your USAJOBS account.
2) COMPLETE THE ONLINE APPLICATION , including responses to all application questions, by clicking on the "APPLY ONLINE" button that appears on this announcement.
3) SUBMIT SUPPLEMENTAL DOCUMENTATION as applicable. See "Required Documents" section below. It is your responsibility to ensure that a complete application (including a resume, on-line questionnaire, and applicable supplemental documentation) is received before by 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the closing date of the vacancy announcement. NOTE: Technical problems may take at least 1 business day to resolve; therefore, you are highly encouraged to complete the application process prior to the closing date. All applicable supplemental documentation must be uploaded or faxed (with generated fax cover sheets) to , and received before by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date of this announcement. See important information regarding uploading and faxing supplemental documentation below. THE FOLLOWING SUPPLEMENTAL DOCUMENTATION MUST BE RECEIVED, AS APPLICABLE:
1) College Transcripts: You must submit a copy of all college transcripts (undergraduate/graduate) 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 click here to see Foreign Education requirements.
2) Veterans Preference Documentation : 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. Missing documentation may result a change or removal of your claim for Veteran's preference. If you are claiming preference as a TP Veteran your profile must contain a copy of your DD-214, Certificate of Release, or Discharge from active military service. If you are claiming preference as a CP, CPS, or XP, your profile must contain a Standard Form (SF-15), Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, with all applicable supporting documentation as instructed in the SF-15. If you are claiming preference based on sole survivorship (SSP), provide the documentation you received granting this preference. More information regarding Veteran's preference click here .
3) CTAP/ICTAP Documentation: If you are a CTAP or ICTAP Eligible applicant: Provide 1) a copy of your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location; and, 2) proof of eligibility. It must be indicated in your application that you are applying as a CTAP or ICTAP eligible. Note: CTAP/ICTAP documents must be submitted to each announcement as applicable. CTAP/ICTAP eligibles are Federal employees that have been or are likely to be separated from Federal employment by a Reduction in Force (RIF). Current or former Federal employees eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) must receive a score of at least 90 to receive priority consideration under either program . Current or former Federal employees eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) must fall within the Well Qualified or Best Qualified categories on the rating criteria for this position. For CTAP and ICTAP, well-qualified means that the applicant meets the qualification standard and eligibility requirements for the position, meets minimum educational and experience requirements, meets all selective factors, where applicable, and is able to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position upon entry. Information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility is available from OPM's Career Transition Resources website at CTAP or ICTAP.
Uploading and Faxing Supplemental Documentation: 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. The opportunity to do this will be provided during the application process by a pop-up message option to generate an auto-requested fax cover sheet. Each document type must use the appropriate generated fax coversheet and be faxed in a separate transmission. Uploading Documents: instead of faxing your documents you may use the uploading procedures thru Applicant Manager (3MB is the maximum size allowed for a document). Do not use both options, only one document can be saved in each section, and only the latest document will be maintained in the system. 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.
Checking Application Status and Materials: Hint: Do this before the announcement closes. After you have completed your application, to check the status of your application materials log in to your USAJOBS account, select the "Application Status" section, check under the "Status" for this vacancy, once your resume and on-line questionnaire have been received it will state "Received." Any other application status may indicate that you did not complete the application process and/or your application has not been submitted. Please note: A status of "Received" reflects that your resume and on-line questionnaire have been received; applicable supplemental documentation may still need to be submitted (see required documents above). You will receive notification via email, generally within 2 weeks of the closing date of the announcement, as to whether or not your name was referred to the selecting official. To explore the benefits typically offered to most federal employees in permanent positions, visit the Office of Personnel Management's website at the above link.
To view FAQ regarding PCS click Here.
Government facilities are required to provide a smoke free environment for their employees. Smoking will be permitted only in designated areas.
Appointment is subject to meeting one-year probationary requirements.
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.
/

Don't Be Fooled

The fraudster will send a check to the victim who has accepted a job. The check can be for multiple reasons such as signing bonus, supplies, etc. The victim will be instructed to deposit the check and use the money for any of these reasons and then instructed to send the remaining funds to the fraudster. The check will bounce and the victim is left responsible.