$44,767.00 to $71,189.00
Open & closing dates
$44,767 to $71,189 per year
Pay scale & grade
GS 07 - 09
1 vacancy in the following location:
Relocation expenses reimbursed
This job is open to
Current or former competitive service employees, including:
Career Transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
Individuals with a disability
An organization as large as the BLM depends on human resources specialists, acquisition and procurement professionals, budget experts and other professional resources to keep things running. The right talent, the right equipment and services, and the right information ensures that the BLM is capable of fulfilling our multiple-use mission. And that’s exactly what makes no two days in the BLM's Business Services the same – recruiting for very specialized talent in competitive fields, working on a wide variety of contracts from environmental education to energy development, and managing fluid budgets that combine fixed allocations and changing revenues is as complex as it is rewarding. Our challenging mission calls for the best and the brightest our nation has to offer, and in return, we offer interesting, creative work with opportunities for professional growth throughout the organization. For more information please visit the BLM Careers
This position is with the BLM Califorinia State Office, Division of Support Services, Human Resources Branch, Staffing Section. The Human Resource Branch, Staffing Section is a fast-paced environment with time-sensitive deadlines that impact employees throught the State. Professionalism, attention to detail, and confidentiality are critical for success in this position.
Physical Demands: The work is sedentary. Some work may require periods of standing at a counter. The incumbent frequently carries light items such as employee files or pamphlets. The work does not require any special physical effort.
Work Environment: The work area is adequately lighted, heated, and ventilated. The work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts that require normal safety precautions.
This position is located in Sacramento, CA. Information about the Sacramento area can be found at ****Learn more about this agency
This is a developmental position in which the incumbent will receive assignments to develop skills and knowledge necessary to perform at the full performance level of Human Resources Specialist, GS-0201-09. Promotion is at the discretion of the supervisor and is contingent upon satisfactory performance, completion of all regulatory and training requirements, and the availability of work at the next higher grade level. Note: Promotion is not automatic.
This position functions as the primary specialist for the BLM-CA Seasonal (Fire) Program. Duties include (but are not limited to):
Assisting in the completion of recruitment tasks such as preparing vacancy announcements, reviewing applicant eligibility and qualifications, issuing certificates of eligibles, maintaining recruitment case files;
Initiating employee background investigations and pre-employment clearances;
Coordinating the onboarding of new employees
Processing personnel actions including various types of appointments, separations, promotion, details, within grade increases, and other actions.
Maintaining employee personnel files to include scanning,uploading, filing, and reviewing documents.
Conducting research as necessary to respond to inquiries
Other duties as assigned.
Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required for meeting or training attendance.
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; Veteran Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA), Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA) and Veterans more than 30% disabled eligibles
; Persons eligible under Special Hiring Authorities, Schedule A and/or individuals with disabilities
Questions? This job is open to 3 groups.
Job family (Series)
0201 Human Resources Management
Human Resources Specialists
Specialists, Human Resources
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.
If qualifying on the basis of 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.
In order to be rated as qualified for this position, you must meet the specialized experience and/or education requirement for this position. This will be determined based on the content included in your resume. To be creditable, this experience must have been equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade to be filled.
Experience required for GS-07: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-05 level. Specialized experience is defined as (but not limited to) carrying out the day-to-day human resources functions; carrying out processes and procedures related to filling vacant positions or onboarding new employees; advising management on standard recruitment and placement policies and procedures; and processing personnel actions using automated systems.
Experience required for GS-09: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 level. Specialized experience is defined as (but not limited to) performing or assisting with various duties related to advertising and filling a variety of positions which includes functions such as performing job analyses, creating announcements, developing assessment tools; inputting announcements into an automated application system, and determining if applicants meet qualifications requirements; providing basic advisory services in the areas of staffing, special employment programs, and classification; processing personnel actions; and researching personnel and pay issues; and responding to inquiries from employees and/or applicants.
Substitution of Education:
In lieu of specialized experience, applicants may substitute their education. Qualifying education at the GS-07 is identified as 1 full year of graduate level education or Superior Academic Achievement (See the OPM’s Qualifications, General Policies, Section 4. f.
for additional information). Qualifying education at the GS-09 level is defined as 2 full years of graduate level education leading to a masters’ degree or a masters’ degree. A combination of both graduate education and experience may be qualifying.
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 trial/probationary period.
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 fall within the Well or Best Qualified categories on the rating criteria for this position. 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.
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.
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, abilities, and/or competencies required to do the work of this position.
Personnel & Human Resources
Processing Personnel Actions
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Background checks and security clearance
Public Trust - Background Investigation
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.
In addition to the online application (resume and responses to the questionnaire), you are required to submit the following forms:
If substituting education in lieu of experience, a copy of Transcripts or a list of college courses that include hours and grades from an accredited U.S. college/university must be submitted. If your degree is from a Foreign Institution See Foreign Education
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.
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).
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. 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.
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. Learn more about federal benefits
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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.
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 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.
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 (916) 978-4473. If applying on-line poses a hardship for you (i.e. you do not have access to the internet) you must ****
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Fair & Transparent
Fair & Transparent
The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
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.
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants
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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Social security number request
Signature and false statements
New employee probationary period
Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.
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.