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Bureau of Land Management Human Resources Specialist (Recruitment & Placement) in Reno, Nevada


Explore a new career with the BLM - where our people are our greatest natural resource. This position is offering a 10% recruitment and/or relocation incentive if eligible. (see additional information) This position is located in Reno, Nevada. Information about Reno and the surrounding area can be found at Reno/Sparks Chamber of Commerce. This vacancy may be used to make future vacancies within the BLM Nevada State Office.


Conducts job analysis with managers to development recruitment strategies consistent with specific resources or program needs, and determining the work requirements essential for the position.

Reviews application documents to verify applicant eligibilities, qualifications, and ratings; explain rating determinations to selecting officials and applicants; assist managers in developing/selecting appropriate criteria for evaluating candidates.

Performs the full range of recruitment methods authorized by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) including Merit Promotion Priniciples, Delegated Examining (DEU), and Administrative Careers for America (ACWA).

Provides procedures and requirements to selecting officials and managers governing Certificates of Eligibles, Category Rating and rules covering applicants with veterans preference; audits completed certificates for regulatory compliance.

Drafts responses to requests for appeal for reconsideration of rating on qualification and eligibilities questions; counsels and advises selecting officials on human resource staffing and placement administration and functions.


Conditions of Employment


In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the qualification requirements - please be sure to include this information in your resume. No assumptions will be made about your experience. For GS-09: You must possess one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-7 that provides the 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. Specialized experience is further defined as: applying a wide variety of HR rules, procedures, and operations to recruitment actions such as: reviewing job analysis to determine applicability; building job announcements in an HR automated systems; performing qualification determinations and adjudicating Vets Preference; OR possess a master`s or equivalent graduate degree; OR completed two (2) full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related; OR a combination of education and experience described above. For GS-11: You must possess one (1) full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-09 level that is equivalent in difficulty and complexity and that provides the 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. Specialized experience is further defined as experience in a Federal civilian service human resources environment advising managers and supervisors on recruitment strategies, building job announcements, rating and ranking applicants, and issuing certificates; applying human resource methodologies, principles, and practices relating to the functional areas of recruitment, and applying the appropriate Executive Orders, laws, rules, regulations and policies related to these functional areas; OR possess a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree; OR completed three (3) full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related; OR a combination of education and experience described above. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. 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. Physical Demands: Work performed nm sedentary in nature. Work may require walking in office and similar areas for meetings and to conduct HR work. The work does not require any special physical effort. Work Environment: Offices and meeting spaces are adequately lighted, heated, and ventilated. The employee experiences everyday risks or discomforts requiring normal safety precautions. The official worksite for the selectee is the duty station identified in this vacancy announcement. The selectee will typically report to this duty location on a regular and recurring weekly basis. The selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.


This position falls under the Group Coverage Qualification Standards for Administrative and Management Positions for Human Resources Management, Series 0201. There are no Individual Occupational Requirements (IOR) for this series. This position has a substitution of education for Specialized Experience. See qualification section for a description of the education substitution for specialized experience. Additionally to qualify based on education, you MUST submit a copy of ALL your college transcripts (unofficial) or a list of ALL college courses that include hours and grades from an accredited U.S. college/university. Upon selection, official transcripts must be received prior to appointment. If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet qualification requirements, you must show that your education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. All selections and tentative offers of selection are contingent upon submission and verification of 'official' transcripts.

Additional Information

DOI uses E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit E-Verify. Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/lnteragency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority, you must: 1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well qualified for the position with a score of 90 or above; and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information: CTAP or ICTAP Relocation/Recruitment Incentive: This position is offering a Relocation/Recruitment Incentive, 10% of the annual salary for duty locations in Reno, NV. To be eligible for a Relocation Incentive, you must be a current Federal Employee and the selectee must be employed with the Federal Government and the selectees current duty location is more than 50 miles from the duty location of this position. To be eligible for a Recruitment Incentive, selectee must not be employed by the Federal Government. 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. Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered for Selective Service Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid by the Department of the Interior. Any travel, transportation and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the selected employee. BLM may use certain incentives, currently offered by the Federal government, to attract high quality applicants. Reasonable Accommodation Requests: If you believe you have a disability (i.e., physical or mental), covered by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended and Americans with Disabilities Act 1990 as amended, that would interfere with completing the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, you will be granted the opportunity to request a reasonable accommodation in your online application. Requests for Reasonable Accommodations for the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments and appropriate supporting documentation for Reasonable Accommodation must be received prior to starting the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments. Decisions on requests for Reasonable Accommodations are made on a case-by-case basis. If you meet the minimum qualifications of the position, after notification of the adjudication of your request, you will receive an email invitation to complete the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments. You must complete all assessments within 48 hours of receiving the URL to access the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, if you received the link after the close of the announcement. To determine if you need a Reasonable Accommodation, please review the Procedures for Requesting a Reasonable Accommodation for Online Assessments here: https://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Reasonable_Accommodations_for_USA_Hire