U.S. Department Of The Interior Bureau of Land Management
$87,252.00 to $113,428.00
Open & closing dates
$87,252 to $113,428 per year
Pay scale & grade
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.
This job is open to
Current or former competitive service employees, including:
Career Transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
There is an application limit to the first 120 applications received. Once that limit has occurred the vacancy announcement will close on that day at 11:59 PM Eastern Time. If the 120 application limit is not reached, then the vacancy announcement will close on Wednesday, March 8, 2017.
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This position is located in Reno, Nevada. Information about the local area can be found at Reno/Sparks Chamber of Commerce
Physical Demands: The work is primarily office oriented in nature, but requires frequent travel to any part of the United States for meetings, law enforcement operations, investigations or other program activities. The incumbent must be able to safely utilize firearms, less than lethal weapons, and defensive tactics in the conduct of daily activities, and must be prepared at all times, to defend themselves and others against physical and armed attack, including the use of physical violence or deadly force.
Work Environment: Work is performed both in an office setting and outdoors with exposure to hazardous and environmentally adverse conditions. Many investigations occur in isolated areas of public lands. This type of work involves potentially high risks with personal exposure to dangerous situations, including possibly physical attack or other uncontrollable conditions.
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The incumbent serves as the first line supervisor to 3 or more journey level Special Agents working as the Assistant Special Agent in Charge within the Department of the Interior for the BLM within the Office of Law Enforcement and Security at the regional level. The incumbent is responsible for the planning, investigations and law enforcement efforts, which are characterized by substantial resource impacts.
25% or less - Requires frequent travel from assigned duty station to various areas inside and outside their jurisdictional boundaries including internationally.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…
All current or former federal employees with competitive/reinstatement eligibility; CTAP and ICTAP eligibles within the local commuting area; and Veterans' Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) Eligibles
; Persons eligible under Special Hiring Authorities
, all former PLC members who within the past 120 days have completed all requirements of a creditable PLC project.
Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.
Job family (Series)
1811 Criminal Investigation
Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship is required.
Security Clearance/Background Investigation is 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.
Direct Deposit Required.
This position falls under the group coverage qualification standards for Administrative and Management positions. There is no Individual Occupational Requirement for this position.
In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the 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 of the position to be filled.
For GS-13: One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-12) in the federal service. Examples of specialized experience include: Assists the Special Agent-in-Charge with their responsibility for the quantity and quality of all investigative work products. Experience in supervising the work of journeyman level Special Agents or Law Enforcement Officers. The incumbent is responsible for the complexity of investigative operations and work projects, planning of work assignments to insure goals and objectives are met. Responsible for long term investigations and maintaining liaison with Federal, State and local enforcement authorities, and with other organizations inside and outside the agency for purposes of obtaining, securing or exchanging factual information and testimony.
There is no substitution of education for experience at the GS-12 and above grade levels.
You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.
Must have successfully completed a Criminal Investigator School (with emphasis on natural resources law enforcement) at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (or equivalent), such as Criminal Investigator Training Program (CITP) and it MUST be reflected in your resume.
Applicants must have had prior Law Enforcement experience carrying out the duties involving the investigation, apprehension, and/or detention of persons suspected of/or convicted of offenses against the criminal laws of the United States.
Incumbent must maintain a delegation of law enforcement authority.
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.
Selective Placement Factors: This position requires a special qualification that has been determined to be essential to perform the duties and will be used as a screen out element. Those who do not provide evidence they possess the following selective factor(s) will be rated not qualified.
This is a primary law enforcement position under the special retirement provisions of 5 U.S.C. 8336 (c) (CSRS) and 5 U.S.C. 8412(d) (FERS). The position is subject to maximum entry age (MEA) requirements. The maximum entry-age for this position shall not exceed age 37; unless you have sufficient prior Federal civilian law enforcement experience or you are a preference eligible veteran. If you are a preference eligible veteran, you may be eligible for this position after your 37th birthday. You must supply a copy of your Defense Department Form 214 (DD-214) along with Standard Form 15 (if applicable) and any associated documentation in accordance with the instructions in this vacancy announcement. Failure to provide this documentation with your application will result in loss of eligibility to receive a waiver of the maximum entry age requirement.
THIS IS A DRUG TESTING DESIGNATED POSITION. In accordance with Executive Order 12564, and under the Department’s Drug Free Workplace Program: Applicant(s) tentatively selected for this position will be required to submit a urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use and to pass the test prior to appointment. In addition, this position is subject to random testing for illegal drug use.
Must safely utilize firearms, non-lethal weapons, and defensive tactics in the conduct of daily activities.
Must have and maintain a driver's license.
Must meet the medical and physical standards for this position.
Must maintain a delegation of law enforcement authority.
This position requires the incumbent to work, or be available to work, substantial amounts of unscheduled overtime based on the needs of the agency.
An applicant for or appointed to this position cannot have a misdemeanor domestic violence conviction prohibiting him/her from possessing, receiving, transferring, or accessing firearms or ammunition in violation of the provisions of 18 USC 922.
Before entering on duty, you will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-450
You will need to provide the information annually.
FACT SHEET FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT POSITIONS: LAW ENFORCEMENT CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
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
Supervisory Probationary Period: If you are selected for this position, you will be required to serve a one year supervisory/managerial probationary period, if one has not previously been completed.
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
. 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 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.
This position is not eligible for Telework.
BLM may use certain incentives, currently offered by the Federal government, to attract high quality applicants.
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.
KSA 1: Knowledge of the laws, rules, and regulation which govern the protection of public lands under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Land Management.
KSA 2: Knowledge of the various methods, procedures, and techniques applicable to complex investigations and other law enforcement activities required in the protection of natural resources on public lands.
KSA 3: Knowledge of current court decisions, criminal rules of evidence, constitutional law, and court procedures to be followed in criminal matters.
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Background checks and security clearance
In addition to the online application (resume and responses to the questionnaire), you are required to submit the following forms:
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). If you wish to do so, include it with your resume.
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.”
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.
BLM may use certain incentives, currently offered by the Federal government, to attract high quality applicants. 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.
If you are applying for this position based on eligibility under other noncompetitive special appointing authorities, you MUST submit proof of this eligibility.
Veterans Special Appointing Authorities: To be eligible for a VEOA appointment, a veteran must be honorably separated and either a preference eligible or have substantially completed three or more years of active service. A VEOA eligible who is separated 30 days or less prior to completion of the three-year active duty service requirement is eligible to receive consideration for BLM vacancies Submit documentation to support your claim for VEOA or preference veteran (DD-214 that shows discharge as honorable or general, SF-15, Veterans Administration Letter). If you are currently on active duty, you must provide an official statement of service from your command, or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proved your military service was performed under honorable conditions. You must clearly identify your claim for veterans' preference on your application. For more information on veterans' preference, please go to OPMs website at: Feds Hire Vets
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 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.
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 rewarding.
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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
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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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 our HR Office at (775) 861-6431 or email us at email@example.com. 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
Nevada State Office
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Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
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Reasonable Accommodation Policy
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
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U.S. Department Of The Interior Bureau of Land Management
Website : http://www.blm.gov/nhp/index.htm
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.