U.S. Department Of The Interior Bureau of Land Management
$66,577.00 to $103,739.00
Open & closing dates
$66,577 to $103,739 per year
Pay scale & grade
GS 11 - 12
Full-Time - Work Schedule is Full Time.
Permanent - This is a permanent position.
1 vacancy in the following location:
Relocation expenses reimbursed
Travel and relocation expenses will be paid consistent with the Federal Travel Regulation, Chapter 302, and Departmental policy. The use of a relocation service company and home marketing incentive will not be offered.
This job is open to
Current or former competitive service employees, including:
Career Transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
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This position is located at the Denver Federal Center
, which is surrounded by Lakewood, Colorado. Information about the Lakewood area can be found at City of Lakewood, Colorado
. Information about the Denver area can be found at About Denver
Physical Demands: The work in sedentary.
Work Environment: This position in performed in an office setting.
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The incumbent of this position will:
Identify, research, develop, and test existing technologies, science, techniques to enhance capabilities for resource assessment, inventory, and monitoring, GIS database development (e.g., data conversion, data processing, etc.), data integration, and GIS applications and analyses (e.g., applications, modeling, expert systems, artificial intelligence, etc.)
Support the planning, testing, and validation of remote sensing technology/science to address natural and cultural resource management issues
Performs image processing for natural resource applications specifically to meet Bureau monitoring objectives
Evaluate and recommend new and emerging geospatial data products, techniques, and applications
Implement procedures to evaluate and validate compliance with remote sensing integration policies
Assesses the suitability of applicable remote sensing imagery/data for natural and cultural resource monitoring projects
Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required between 3-5 days a month.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…
All current or former federal employees with competitive/reinstatement eligibility;
Veterans' Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) Eligibles
CTAP and ICTAP eligibles within the local commuting area;
Current or former time-limited employees eligible under PL-114-47, Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA)?
Persons eligible under Special Hiring Authorities
Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.
Job family (Series)
0401 General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences
1301 General Physical Science
Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship 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;
Background Investigation Required;
For the GS-1370 series:
Degree: cartography; or a major that included or was supplemented by at least 30 semester hours in cartography and/or directly related science, and related mathematics. Such course work includes, but is not limited to, cartography, astronomy, geodesy, photogrammetry, physical and geological oceanography, computer science, land surveying, geophysics, physical geography, and remote sensing. The 30 semester hours must have included at least 6, but no more than 15, semester hours of college level, non-business mathematics or statistics (i.e., college level algebra, trigonometry, calculus, or scientific mathematics or statistics requiring equivalent college-level courses as prerequisites. OR Combination of education and experience -- courses equivalent to a major in cartography, or a major that included or was supplemented by at least 30 semester hours in cartography, and/or directly related science, and related mathematics, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
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.
Your resume must contain enough information to show that you meet the specialized experience as defined in the announcement or vacancy questions. In addition, your responses to the questions must be adequately reflected in your resume.
For the GS-11: In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the one year specialized experience requirement. Please be sure to include this information in your resume. To be creditable, this experience must have been equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade (GS-9) of the position to be filled. Examples: As a technical specialist in the areas of remote sensing/image processing, this position requires documented evidence working on multiple remote sensing projects. Candidates must demonstrate experience working with a variety of remote sensing platforms such as MODIS, Landsat, High Resolution Commercial Satellite, Aerial Photography, and LIDAR.
Education Substitution: You must show that you have three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or L L.M. that is directly related to the work of this position (i.e., human resources). -OR-
Combining Education and Experience: You may meet qualifications requirement for this position by combining an equivalent amount of specialized experience and appropriate graduate education.
For the GS-12: In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the one year specialized experience requirement. Please be sure to include this information in your resume. To be creditable, this experience must have been equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade (GS-11) of the position to be filled. Examples: As a technical expert in the areas of remote sensing/image processing, this position requires experience working on and leading a diverse set multiple remote sensing projects specifically for natural resource management activities. Candidates must demonstrate experience working with a variety of remote sensing platforms such as MODIS, Landsat, High Resolution Commercial Satellite, Aerial Photography, Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), and LIDAR. Finally, candidates must demonstrate experience independently evaluating new/emerging remote sensing science/technologies.
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 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 in the normal line of progression for the position being filled.
For the GS-0401 series:
Degree: biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position. OR Combination of education and experience: Courses equivalent to a major, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
For the GS-1301 series:
Degree: physical science, engineering, or mathematics that included 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics OR Combination of education and experience -- education equivalent to one of the majors shown in A above that included at least 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
For the GS-0150 series:
Degree: geography; or related physical or social science such as geology, meteorology, economics, statistics, sociology, anthropology, political science, history, cartography, computer science, urban studies, or planning that included at least 24 semester hours in geography or related fields. OR Combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major in geography, or a related field that included at least 24 semester hours in geography or related fields, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP): CTAP provides eligible surplus and displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) This vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility; 2) You apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) You are found well qualified for this vacancy. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Information about CTAP eligibility is available from OPM's Career Transition Resources website at CTAP
CTAP and ICTAP eligibles will be considered well qualified if they receive a minimum score of 90 based on the rating criteria used for this position.
Reemployment Priority List (RPL): The RPL is the mechanism agencies use to give reemployment consideration to their former competitive service employees separated by a RIF or who have fully recovered from a compensable injury after more than one year. If you are currently on a Reemployment Priority List, you may be given priority consideration.
The Bureau of Land Management has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based 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 based 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 knowledge, skills and abilities required to do the work of this position.
Skill in the concepts and principals of remote sensing, digital image processing, and photogrammetry.
Ability to work with multiple sensor technologies such as Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR), aerial photography, high resolution satellites, LANDSAT, and Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MODIS).
Ability to performing quantitative analysis of multi-temporal imagery, accuracy assessments.
Skill in using remote sensing to support assessment, inventory, and monitoring processes related to natural resource management.
Knowledge of statistics as it relates to imagery, field sampling designs, and modeling.
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Background checks and security clearance
Resumes must show relevant experience and other information. Your resume must list your education and work experience including the dates (mm/dd/yy) of each employment along with the number of hours worked per week and salary information. Your resume will be used to validate your responses to the assessment tool(s). You are welcome to submit a cover letter (optional).
In addition to the online application (resume and responses to the questionnaire), you are required to submit the following forms:
Copy of 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
Applicants eligible under PL-114-47, Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) must submit documentation verifying (a) initial selection under competitive examining procedures to a land management agency under a time-limited appointment in the competitive service , (b) service under this initial appointment, or in conjunction with subsequent competitive service time-limited appointments, to a land management agency was for a period of 24 months without a break in service of two or more years, and (c) performance was evaluated as being at an acceptable level for the entire applicable period(s). “Required documentation” includes first and last SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) for each? ? appointment? verifying the Position Occupied code (Block 34) is 1-Competitive Service, AND documentation of successful performance for each appointment. Applicants are encouraged to combine all required documents into one or more files and scan for uploading into the application. Each file must not exceed 3MB. Grouping documents into files will simplify the application process. Failure to submit required documentation will result in loss of consideration.
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.
Current and former Federal employees with competitive eligibility: Submit a copy of your most recent (non-award) SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, or equivalent document that verifies current position information (title, grade, etc), tenure (block 24, code 1 or 2) and Competitive Status (block 34, code 1). Also, submit any SF-50s that document your highest grade held permanently.
Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans: you will need to submit documentation to show your veterans' preference, years of active military service, and character of service (type of discharge).
If you are applying for this position based 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.
READ THIS: It is the responsibility of the applicant to illustrate that all eligibility requirements are met. This includes ensuring your resume / application documents specific information on each employment listed. Specifically, you must document Agency/Company Name, supervisor's name and contact information, position title, grade/series/salary, and employment dates to include month, day and year. Failure to do so may result in your application being disqualified. If you have questions regarding the necessary documentation to include, contact the HR Specialist listed on this announcement prior to the closing date of the 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 it 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.
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How to Apply
How to Apply
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.
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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
Bureau of Land Management
BLM National Operations Center, HR-210
Denver Federal Center, Building 50
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U.S. Department Of The Interior Bureau of Land Management
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The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), created in 1946 through a merger of the General Land Office (GLO) and the U.S. Grazing Service, has roots going back to the creation of the GLO in 1812. In celebration of 200 years of land management, the BLM presents this website -- a collection of the stories, traditions and heritage that make up our unique history. BLM employees, current and retired, have contributed to this labor of love and many more will continue to add their unique histories over time.