Job Description

  • Contract
  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • Remote
  • Temporary
  • Kingman
  • $90,833 - $118,079 per year

Bureau of Land Management

Summary

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

This position is located at any BLM State, District, or Field office in Arizona.

One vacancy in one of the following locations:

We expect to fill 1 vacancy at this time; however, additional positions may be filled from this announcement if they become available.

Please carefully read the required documents section.

Overview
  • Accepting applications
  • Open & closing dates

    05/24/2024 to 06/07/2024

    This job will close when we have received 50 applications which may be sooner than the closing date.
  • Salary

    $90,833 – $118,079 per year
  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 12
  • Locations

    1 vacancy in the following locations:

  • Remote job

    No
  • Telework eligible

    Yes-as determined by the agency policy.
  • Travel Required

    Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.
  • Relocation expenses reimbursed

    No
  • Appointment type

    Permanent
  • Work schedule

    Full-time
  • Service

    Competitive
  • Promotion potential

    12 – This position will be filled at the full performance level of GS-12
  • Job family (Series)
  • Supervisory status

    Yes
  • Security clearance
  • Drug test

    Yes
  • Position sensitivity and risk
  • Trust determination process
  • Announcement number

    AZMP-24-12420707-CVS
  • Control number

    792830400


This job is open to

Clarification from the agency

Duties
  • Directs, coordinates, and oversees all aspects of statewide system development and installation, maintenance, and configuration being carried out by Mission IT and Field Communications personnel and contractors.
  • Consults with and provides guidance to management, Mission IT and Field communications staff on matters such as training, career development, and skills mix to ensure efficient operational capability.
  • Advises the districts and field offices, through instruction memorandums and other means on rules, regulations, and Bureau and Department instructions pertaining to Mission IT and Field Communication issues.
  • Proposes and conducts workshops or meetings as necessary to meet program objectives.
  • Interviews candidates for positions, recommends appointment, promotion, or assignment for positions, hears or resolves complaints from employees, and effects minor disciplinary measures.
  • Serves as a project manager and contracting officer’s representative for high-value field communications and mission critical IT systems.
  • Provides advice and senior technical expertise to management, resource, and technical staff for planning, design, development, utilization, and modification of mission critical IT and field communications equipment, facilities, and SOPs.
  • Oversees the design, install, and maintenance of complex systems including land mobile radio systems, mission critical push-to-talk systems, dispatch console systems, computer aided dispatch systems, and criminal justice information systems.


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 Lands.
  • Direct Deposit Required.
  • Appointment will be subject to a favorably adjudicated background/suitability investigation/determination.
  • Your resume must contain enough information to show that you meet the qualification requirements as defined in the announcement. In addition, your responses to the questions must adequately reflect in your resume.
  • 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.
  • This position require being on-call and regularly working after hours in response to mission critical system outages.
  • An applicant appointed to this position must possess (or obtain within 30 days of entrance on duty) and maintain a valid state driver’s license while employed in this position.
  • May require a one-year probationary period.


Qualifications

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 position requires being on-call and regularly working after-hours (nights, weekends, and holidays) including unscheduled hours, to support mission critical functions and respond to outages.
  • This position requires traveling to remote locations using four-wheel drive vehicles, UTVs, and/or aircraft.
  • This position requires lifting and hauling supplies and/or equipment up to 70 pounds.

Basic Requirements: You must have Information Technology (IT) related experience that demonstrates proficiency in each of the following competencies.
1) Attention to Detail – Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.
2)Customer Service – Works with clients and customers (that is, any individuals who use or receive the services or products that your work unit produces, including the general public, individuals who work in the agency, other agencies, or organizations outside the Government) to assess their needs, provide information or assistance, resolve their problems, or satisfy their expectations; knows about available products and services; is committed to providing quality products and services.
3) Oral Communication – Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, considering the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.
4) Problem Solving – Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.

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SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

For GS-12: You must have one (1) full year of specialized experience that is at least equivalent in difficulty and complexity to work performed at the GS-12 grade level. Specialized experience for this position must include all of the following:
(1) Experience in IT and telecommunication systems integration methods; (2) Systems development, modification, testing, installation, operations, and maintenance; (3) Electronic principles and scientific theory with formulas; (4) Communication and ability to modify existing systems and review, analyze, and resolve difficult and complex technical problems.

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.

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: The position requires that the incumbent work long hours and under conditions of intense
concentration. Stress may be experienced on a regular basis in attempting to respond to conflicting objectives and working against tight deadlines with limited resources. Lifting and moving of IT or Field Communication equipment and supplies to set up may be required up to 70 pounds.

Work Environment: Work is performed primarily in an office environment with occasional travel to various meetings at offices or other communication/dispatch centers. Incumbent may occasionally work in remote locations (supporting details or operations), other offices and states to provide technical assistance as required. The incumbent may also be required to use protective safety equipment
and travel by government furnished four-wheel drive vehicles, ATVs, or aircraft to visit these sites.

Education

No education requirement.

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 .

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 85 or above; and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information: or

Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered for

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.

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 is eligible for Telework.

Certain incentives (such as Recruitment, Relocation or Student Loan Repayment) may be authorized to eligible selectees. If eligible and qualified, you may be offered a recruitment or relocation incentive. The decision to offer an incentive will be made on a case-by-case basis and is neither promised nor guaranteed. For information visit: or or .

  • 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. .

    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 You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Once the application process is complete, we will review your application to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume, supporting documentation and responses to the online questionnaire will be made. Your responses to the online questionnaire will be used to measure the degree to which your background matches the requirements for this position. However, your resume must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered. The best qualified candidates will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be contacted for an interview.

Your answers to the online questionnaire will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas:

Attention to Detail – Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.

Customer Service – Works with clients and customers (that is, any individuals who use or receive the services or products that your work unit produces, including the general public, individuals who work in the agency, other agencies, or organizations outside the Government) to assess their needs, provide information or assistance, resolve their problems, or satisfy their expectations; knows about available products and services; is committed to providing quality products and services.

Managing Human Resources – Plans, distributes, coordinates, and monitors work assignments of others; evaluates work performance and provides feedback to others on their performance; ensures that staff are appropriately selected, utilized, and developed, and that they are treated in a fair and equitable manner

Problem Solving – Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.

In order to be considered for this position, you must complete all required steps in the process. In addition to the application and application questionnaire, this position requires an online assessment. The online assessment measures critical general competencies required to perform the job.

In the evaluation process, due weight will be given to job related experience, education, training, incentive awards and performance appraisals. Applicants must have a performance rating of at least the equivalent of fully successful to be eligible for promotion or placement. Applicants may provide a copy of a performance appraisal of record dated within the last 18 months. If the applicant is unable to provide a performance appraisal of record dated within the last 18 months, the applicant may provide a written explanation as to why.

In order to be considered for this position, you must complete all required steps in the process. In addition to the application and application questionnaire, this position requires successful completion of the following additional assessment: Subject Matter Expert Resume Panel Review. These assessments measure the critical competencies listed above that are required to successfully perform the job.

  • 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. .

    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.
  • Required Documents

    As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits. Your benefits depend on the type of position you have – whether you’re a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee. You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you’re eligible under their policies.

    To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:

    . At a minimum, your resume MUST contain job title (include job series and grade, if federal), duties, starting and ending dates (month and year), hours worked per week, and salary. USAJOBS has a template to ensure a complete resume.

    Your resume will be used to validate your responses to the assessment tool(s). Failure to provide required information will result in loss of eligibility. You are welcome to submit an optional cover letter.

    Current and former federal career and career-conditional employees: Submit a copy of your most 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).

    Performance Appraisals and Awards:All applicants must submit their most recent performance appraisal dated within the last 18 months showing the official rating of record and signed by a supervisor or, if one is unavailable, a statement as to why it is not available (including if any prior performance appraisals/evaluations were at an acceptable level).

    Former Public Lands Corps (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.”

    Applicants eligible under PL-114-47, as a current or former employee of a land management agency, who is serving or previously served on a temporary or term appointments, you must submit the following documentation to receive consideration:
    • SF-50(s), Notification of Personnel Action, that documents your service under competitive examining procedures in time limited appointments that totals 24 months at land management agencies without a break in service of two or more years (initial, extension, and termination of all appointments); and
    • Documentation of satisfactory performance, if available, such as performance evaluations, references by supervisors, or other documents, e.g., memorandums of record, whereas the supervisor documented an acceptable performance level.
    Applicants eligible under a , you must submit proof that supports your claim. This may include:
    • A legible copy of your DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, member 4 copy or any official documentation or statement from the Armed Forces that confirms your dates of service and that your separation, discharge, or release from active duty was under honorable conditions.
    • If you are currently on active military duty, you must provide documentation (e.g., campaign document, award citation, etc.), that verifies entitlement to veterans’ preference or that shows length of service, AND that your character of military service is honorable.
    • If you have a service-connected disability, a copy of your Veterans Affairs (VA) letter indicating the combined percentage rating of your disability.
    • Required Documents as indicated on page 2 of the to support your claim. NOTE: The SF-15 alone cannot be used to verify eligibility.
    Special Hiring Authorities: 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 lnteragency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) eligibles: Submit 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.

    Please note that documents selected for transfer from your USAJOBS profile are NOT automatically added to your application. You need to transfer your document(s) in the “Documents” step during the application process.

    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 .

    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.