Bureau of Land Management Mining Engineer/Geologist (Interdisciplinary) in Reno, Nevada

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Summary

Due to BLM Hiring Controls, priority consideration will be given to all current BLM non-competitive applicants for this position.

This announcement may be used to fill more than one position at this duty location.

Explore a new career with the BLM - where our people are our greatest natural resource.

For additional information about the BLM, please visit Our website. This position is located in Reno, Nevada. Information about Reno and the surrounding area can be found at Reno/Sparks Chamber of Commerce.

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Responsibilities

This position serves as the Nevada Solid Minerals Program Lead – serves as the state’s expert on mining law, mineral material and solid leasable issues and the state technical and programmatic lead for surface management of locatable minerals activities.

The primary responsibility of this position is to coordinate Nevada’s solid minerals programs with the Washington Office, District and Field Offices within BLM NV, BLM offices outside of Nevada, other Federal Agencies, and State and local governments. The incumbant is responsible for technical assistance and direction, policy guidance, and program development of the solid minerals programs.

Responsible for providing technical leadership on mining law/locatable, solid leasable and mineral material issues and technical leadership and support to mineral specialists in BLM’s field offices in the state on the solid minerals programs. Develops statewide guidance on statewide surface management issues. Provides interpretation of laws, policy and regulations; Advises State Director and District Managers of sensitive or controversial solid minerals issues; and coordinates solid minerals programs goals and objectives among resource programs to include lands, cultural, range, wildlife, recreation, wilderness, forestry, etc.

Travel Required

25% or less - When necessary, there may be considerable outdoor exposure. Outdoor exposure coul dcause discomfort in extremes of temperature or inclement weather. The incumbent may be subjected to hostile wildlife, chemical and physical hazards.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

13

Who May Apply
This job is open to…

All current federal employees or former federal employees with competitive/reinstatement eligibility; CTAP and ICTAP eligibles within the local commuting area; Veteran Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA), Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA), Veterans more than 30% disabled eligibles. Persons eligible under Special Hiring Authorities, Schedule A and/or individuals w/disabilities. 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 4 groups.

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0880 Mining Engineering

1350 Geology

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Requirements
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 Professional and Scientific positions in conjunction with the Individual Occupation Requirements for Mining Engineer and Geologist.

You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.

Qualifications

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 (GS-12) of the position to be filled.

You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.

Basic Education Requirement (Mining Engineer):

To qualify under Mining Engineer this postition has a positive education requirement which requires: (1) bachelors degree in Mining Engineering that included curriculum accredited by ABET; OR include differential & integral calculus AND courses in five of the following areas of engineering science or physics: (1)statics/dynamics; (2)strength of materials; (3) fluid mechanics/hydraulics; (4)thermodynamics; (5)electrical fields/circuits; (6)nature & properties of materials; OR (7)optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics or electronics. I will provide a copy of my college transcript OR 2) a combination of education & experience including engineering coursework in physical & mathematical science & experience in one of the branches of engineering AND I have 1 of the following: (1)professional engineer registration; (2)passed the EIT examination or similar state examination; (3)completed 60 semester hours of coursework specified in the basic requirement above; (4)completed a bachelors degree in a related field AND have 1 year or more of professional engineering experience.

Specialized Experience Requirements (Mining Engineer):

For GS-13: In addition to meeting the basic education requirement you must have one (1) year of specialized experience, equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-12) in the federal service. At this level, experience is referred to as working with solid minerals (locatatabel and saleable mineral programs), reviewing mine plans for technical soundness and for compliance with regulation, dealing with appeals and litigation, coordinating with other entities, etc.

Basic Education Requirements (Geologist):

To Qualify under Geologist this postition has a positive education requirement which requires: 1) successfull completion of a 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor`s or higher degree in the field of Geology plus 20 additional semester hours in any combination of mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological science, structural, chemical, civil, mining or petroleum engineering, computer science, planetary geology, comparative planetology, geophysics, meteorology, hydrology, oceanography, physical geography, marine geology, and cartography OR 2) a combination of education and experience equivalent to a major in geology or related disciplines appropriate to the position advertised.

Specialized Experience Requirements (Geologist):

For GS-13: In addition to meeting the basic education requirement you must have one (1) year of specialized experience, equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-12) in the federal service. At this level, geologists serve as senior technical experts performing work involving technical problems, methods & data that are highly incomplete, controversial or uncertain. Recommendations & conclusions are accepted as sound & work is reviewed only for meeting fiscal constraints, coordination with others & attainment of objectives.

There is no substitution of education for experience at the GS-12 and above grade levels.

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Additional information

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 or ICTAP. 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.

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.

May require completion of a one year probationary period.

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.

Government facilities are required to provide a smoke free environment for their employees. Smoking will be permitted only in designated areas.

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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:Expert knowledge of geological and mineral resources programs dealing with solid minerals development.

KSA 2: Mastery level professional knowledge in the theories, principles, and techniques of geology and mining engineering.

KSA 3: Knowledge in regulatory program development, precious mineral development/reclamation, cyanide use and management, environmental control and mineral patenting and appraisal procedures.

KSA 4:Knowledge of planning system, including resource management plans, activity planning, and budgetary programming. To preview questions please click here.

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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance

Q - Nonsensitive

Drug test required

No

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Required Documents

Resumes must show relevant experience and other information. Your resume must list your education and work experience including the dates (mm/yyyy) 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:

Positive Education Requirement:Copies of Transcripts or a list of all 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.

Current 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.”

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.

If you are applying for this position based on eligibility under other noncompetitive special appointing authorities, you MUST submit proof of this eligibility.

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.

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.

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Benefits

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.

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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 upload, 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 from the right side menu.

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 (775) 861-6510 or email us at nvjobs@blm.gov. 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.

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Agency contact information
Human Resources
Phone

775-861-6510

Fax

000-000-0000

Email

nvjobs@nv.blm.gov

Address

Bureau of Land Management Nevada State Office NV-953 Reno, Nevada United States

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You will be notified of the status of your application as the qualification review process is conducted.

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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 process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants 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.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/501141500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 06/13/2018 to 06/26/2018

Salary: $87,252 to $113,428 per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 13

Work schedule: Full-Time - Work Schedule is Full Time.

Appointment type: Temporary Promotion - This is a Temporary NTE one (1) year position.