Bureau of Land Management Associate State Director in Billings, Montana

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Summary

BLM is offering dynamic and energetic individual the opportunity to serve as the Associate State Director for the Montana/Dakotas State Office in Billings, Montana. Information about the Billings area can be found at the Billings Chamber of Commerce website. Additionally, Outside Magazine's Annual Best Town Contest Featured Billings as the Best Town of 2016.

More than one person may be selected to this vacancy on a serial basis for a period of at least 6 months.

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Responsibilities

The Associate State Director is the immediate assistant and alter-ego of the State Director. Within the framework of applicable laws, regulations, delegations of authority, directives and other guidelines or limitations, the Associate State Director provides strategic vision for budget and financial management; ensures attainment of performance goals; and oversees workforce planning, employee performance, and conduct issues.

If selected, you may be returned at any time to the position from which temporarily promoted, or to a position of equivalent grade and pay, within your organization. This action to return you to your former position, or its equivalent, is not subject to the procedures in Title 5, Parts 351, 432, 752, or 771, respective to Reduction in Force, Performance Based Reduction in Grade and Removal Actions, Adverse Actions, or Agency Administrative Grievance System of the Code of Federal Regulations.

Travel Required

25% or less - Travel for meetings and field visits will be required. Travel to the Field Offices may involve physical activity in irregular terrain and varied climatic conditions.

Supervisory status

Yes

Promotion Potential

15

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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 interest or hold stocks in firms with interest in Federal Land

  • Direct Deposit Required

  • Background Investigation Required

Candidates who meet time-in-grade requirements and specialized experience requirements, by the closing date of this announcement, will be eligible for temporary promotion.

Qualifications

Specialized Experience Requirement: One year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade level (GS-14). The successful applicant should have broad managerial and leadership competencies including experience gained at the national and field level.

Examples of specialized experience include managing a natural resources program through subordinate supervisors; performing duties involving the management of public lands such as planning, implementing, and/or administering natural resources programs in a multi-resource environment.

Candidates who meet time-in-grade requirements and specialized experience requirements, by the closing date of this announcement, will be eligible for temporary promotion.

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  • This position is designated Moderate Risk. The person tentatively selected is subject to completion of favorable background investigation.
  • You will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-450. You will need to provide the information annually
  • 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.
  • Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP): CTAP provides eligible surplus and displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) This vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility; 2) You apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) You are found well qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must receive a score of at least 90 to receive priority consideration under either program. Information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility is available from OPM's Career Transition Resources website at CTAP or ICTAP.
  • This position is subject to procurement integrity requirements. Applicants selected for this position must sign a certification of compliance with the requirement of Public Law 101-189.

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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:

  1. Leading Change - The ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.

  2. Building Coalitions- The ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.

  3. Results Driven- The ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.

  4. Leading People- The ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.

  5. Business Acumen– The ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. To preview questions please click here.

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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Drug test required

No

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Required Documents

All applicable supplemental documentation must be uploaded or faxed (with generated fax cover sheets) to: 571-258-4052, and received before by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date of this announcement. See important information regarding uploading and faxing supplemental documentation below. THE FOLLOWING SUPPLEMENTAL DOCUMENTATION MUST BE RECEIVED, AS APPLICABLE:

1) SF-50b (or SF-50): You must submit a copy of your SF-50b (Notification of Personnel Action) , or equivalent document that verifies tenure (block 24, code 1 or 2) and Competitive Status (block 34, code 1).

2) CTAP Documentation: If you are a CTAP Eligible applicant: Provide 1) a copy of your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location; and, 2) proof of eligibility. It must be indicated in your application that you are applying as a CTAP eligible. Note: CTAP documents must be submitted to each announcement as applicable.

Uploading and Faxing Supplemental Documentation: 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. Each document type must use the appropriate generated fax coversheet and be faxed in a separate transmission. Uploading Documents: instead of faxing your documents you may use the uploading procedures thru Applicant Manager (3MB is the maximum size allowed for a document). Do not use both options, only one document can be saved in each section, and only the latest document will be maintained in the system. 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.

Checking Application Status and Materials: Hint: Do this before the announcement closes. After you have completed your application, to check the status of your application materials log in to your USAJOBS account, select the “Application Status” section, check under the “Status” for this vacancy, once your resume and on-line questionnaire have been received it will state “Received.” Any other application status may indicate that you did not complete the application process and/or your application has not been submitted. Please note: A status of “Received” reflects that your resume and on-line questionnaire have been received; applicable supplemental documentation may still need to be submitted (see required documents above).

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.

Your current benefits will carry through on this assignment.

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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

THIS IS AN ONLINE APPLICATION PROCESS THROUGH USAJOBS. *If you need assistance in applying online, please call or email the contact listed on this vacancy. 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. *PLEASE NOTE: If you have access to a public library, State Job Service Office, etc., you must use these resources to apply online. You must follow the steps described below to complete the application process:

1)YOU MUST CREATE A PROFILE in USAJOBS under My Account. If you already have a registered profile in USAJOBS you do not need to register again. Your profile must contain a current resume for submission. In order to receive proper consideration, your resume should include the following information:

  • Personal contact information

  • Work experience (paid or unpaid) including starting and ending dates (month and year), employer's name and address, job title (include job series and grade if Federal), duties and accomplishments, supervisor's name and telephone number, indicate if supervisor may be contacted, hours per week, and salary.

  • Education and job-related training including - school name, type and year of degrees/diploma received, credits earned and majors; title of training course and year of completion.

  • References - personal and professional

  • Additional information - skills (languages, tools, machinery, typing speed, etc.), certificates or licenses (current only), and/or honors, awards, and special accomplishments (recognition, professional memberships, publications, leadership activities, etc.).

Insufficient information could result in an ineligible rating. The USAJOBS Resume Builder was designed to ensure that your resume includes the standard information needed. The Resume Builder is an available tool when you login to your USAJOBS account.

2) COMPLETE THE ONLINE APPLICATION, including responses to all application questions, by clicking on the “APPLY ONLINE” button that appears on this announcement.

3) SUBMIT SUPPLEMENTAL DOCUMENTATION as applicable. See “Required Documents” section below. It is your responsibility to ensure that a complete application (including a resume, on-line questionnaire, and applicable supplemental documentation) is received before by 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the closing date of the vacancy announcement. NOTE: Technical problems may take at least 1 business day to resolve; therefore, you are highly encouraged to complete the application process prior to the closing date.

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Agency contact information
Branch of Human Resources
Phone

406-896-5002

Fax

000-000-0000

Email

apply@blm.gov

Address

Bureau of Land Management BLM Montana State Office Branch of Human Resources Billings, Montana 59101 United States

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Next steps

You will receive notification via email, generally within 2 weeks of the closing date of the announcement, as to whether or not your name was referred to the selecting official. You may also check the status of your application by accessing the application status tab in your USAJOBs account.

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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

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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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Legal and regulatory guidance
  • Financial suitability
  • Social security number request
  • Privacy Act
  • Signature and false statements
  • Selective Service
  • New employee probationary period

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/515947100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 11/05/2018 to 11/20/2018

Service: Competitive

Pay scale & grade: GS 15

Salary: $121,280 to $157,663 per year

Appointment type: Temporary Promotion - Temporary promotion/detail opportunity not-to-exceed 6 months, possible extension up to 1 year.

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