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Employment Type:
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Natural Resource Specialist
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USAJOBS | Norman, OK
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Job Description


Help Requirements 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

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.


Specialized Experience equirements: 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-09) of the position to be filled. Examples: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 level performing developing natural resources management plans including monitoring studies, allotment evaluations and inspections, working and coordinating with partners and the public; OR - Education: For a GS-11 based on education would require 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree; OR -Combination of Education and Experience: Total qualifying education as described above and experience as listed above are combined together and when combined must total to equal at least 100 percent to qualify. Only graduate level education in excess of the first year may be combined with experience.

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 by the closing date of the announcement.

BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENT (TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED): This position has a positive education requirement which requires you to have a degree in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position OR a combination of education and experience -- courses equivalent to a major, as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.


This position has a positive education requirement - applicants must demonstrate that they meet this requirement. (TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED)

Additional information

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 1 year probationary period.

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. If offered, there is no assurance that you will receive a guaranteed offer for the sale of your home.

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 fall within the Well or Best Qualified categories on the rating criteria 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.

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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 you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans. 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.

1) Knowledge of Federal and State laws, thourough knowledge of Oil and Gas Industry practices, procedures, and operations, professional knolwedge of soils, biology, and agriculture, knowledge of rangeland/vegetation ecosystems and soil properties for surface reclamation, working knowledge of geology and hydrology.

2) Knowledge of environmental protection concepts, principles and procedures, particularly as related to oil and gas production operations and road construction/maintenance/reclamation.

3) Knowledge of resource disciplines such as cultural resources, soil/water/air and visual resources, and the interrelationships in terms of multi-resource management.

4) Knowledge and ability to use various conflict resolution techniques such as negotiation, mediation, or facilitation in order to fashion amicable solutions to complex issues.

5) Professional knowledge of Federal laws and regulations, riparian/wetland and T/E resources as well as biological and physiological attributes and requirements of a wide range of wildlife and species. Must be able to identify T/E species to the Field Office's area.

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