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Soil and Water Conservationists

Plan or develop coordinated practices for soil erosion control, soil or water conservation, or sound land use.

Salary Breakdown

Soil and Water Conservationists

Average

$68,820

ANNUAL

$33.09

HOURLY

Entry Level

$54,770

ANNUAL

$26.33

HOURLY

Mid Level

$66,445

ANNUAL

$31.95

HOURLY

Expert Level

$78,120

ANNUAL

$37.56

HOURLY


Current Available & Projected Jobs

Soil and Water Conservationists

9

Current Available Jobs

420

Projected job openings through 2024


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Soil and Water Conservationists

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Customer and Personal Service

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Biology

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Engineering and Technology

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SKILL

Reading Comprehension

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Active Listening

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Writing

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Speaking

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Critical Thinking

ABILITY

Oral Comprehension

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Written Comprehension

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Oral Expression

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Problem Sensitivity

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Job Opportunities

Soil and Water Conservationists

  • Geologist
    Bureau of Land Management    Phoenix, AZ 85067
     Posted 1 day    

    Summary Explore a new career with the BLM - where our people are our greatest natural resource. The position is located in Phoenix, Arizona. Information about Phoenix, Arizona and the surrounding area can be found at http://www.phoenix.gov/ We expect to fill 1 vacancy at this time; however, additional positions may be filled from this announcement if they become available. Responsibilities Designs and develops assessment strategies, tools, and instruments which measure and assess the level of employee skills, knowledge, abilities, and job competencies in specific program disciplines. Provides training advice and guidance to staff and senior officials on solid mineral job tasks. Works directly with officials involved with developing training policy and programs for BLM in the areas of Solid Minerals, and other related technical mineral training programs. Manages and coordinates the operation of training courses including trainee selection, course support, evaluation and supervision, classroom and field training management. Monitors related training programs and products assuring technical accuracy and compliance with legislation, regulations, and current BLM policy. Assesses training needs of BLM and other agency employees as related to National Training Center (NTC) course offerings and recommends training, methodology, and delivery. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications 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. Specialized Experience for the GS-13: In addition to meeting the education requirement, you must possess one (1) full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-12 level that is equivalent in difficulty and complexity as indicated by the following examples: designing training courses and developing curriculum; advising and guiding subject matter experts in development of training products; instructing training courses; analyzing training needs by coordinating with management officials. 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. Applicants must meet both eligibility and qualification requirements by 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. Education Basic Education Requirement: This position has a positive education requirement and you must meet the education requirements as described below: A. Degree: 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- B. Combination of education and experience -- course work as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. You must submit copies of all transcripts or a list of college courses that include hours and grades from an accredited U.S. college/university. See Required Documents section for more information. 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): This program applies 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 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 eligibility. For more information: CTAP Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered for Selective Service Tax Law Impact for PCS: Moving expenses reimbursement is a taxable benefit. However, the Federal Travel Regulation 18-05 issued by General Services Administration has authorized agencies to use the Withholding Tax Allowance and Relocation Income Tax Allowance to pay for "substantially all" of the increased tax liability resulting from the "2018 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" for certain eligible individuals. 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. BLM may use certain incentives, currently offered by the Federal government, to attract high quality applicants. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document, you do not have in electronic form; view the following link for information regarding an Alternative Application


    Employment Type

    Full Time

  • State Chief Ranger
    Bureau of Land Management    Phoenix, AZ 85067
     Posted 1 day    

    Summary Explore a new career with the BLM - where our people are our greatest natural resource. This position is located in Phoenix, Arizona. Information about the surrounding area may be found at Official Website of the City of Phoenix, Arizona. We expect to fill 1 vacancy at this time; however, additional positions may be filled from this announcement if they become available. Responsibilities Responsible for providing program direction, management and leadership to the BLM uniformed law enforcement component throughout the state. Develops and makes recommendations to management regarding policy and procedures. Work closely with senior management, LE, and resource specialists to design statewide staffing, and budgeting plans for the LE program. Serves as the statewide coordinator for the law enforcement Field Training and Evaluation Program (FTEP). Enforces a variety of Federal laws and regulations related to public land and resources by performing investigations, apprehending suspects and violators performing surveillance activities, and making enforcement contacts. Interacts on a continuing basis with officials from multiple Federal agencies, State Government, County Sheriffs, and Chiefs of Police. Requirements Conditions of Employment 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: 1) Prior experience as a Law Enforcement Officer carrying out duties involving the investigation, apprehension, and/or detention of persons suspected or convicted of offenses against the criminal laws of the United States. 2) You must have successfully completed a Basic Law Enforcement School, at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) or an approved equivalent training program. Proof of Completion / Certificate or Transcripts must be submitted as part of the application process. You must meet all selective placement factor requirements by the closing date of the announcement unless stated otherwise. 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-13: You must possess one (1) full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-12 level that is equivalent in difficulty and complexity as indicated by the following examples: investigation and apprehension of those suspected of violating the criminal laws and regulations of the United States that relate to public land; leadership, oversight and coordination of implementation of the law enforcement function on public lands, including coordination with multiple agencies and management levels; planning and leading special operations; managing complex management areas such as recreation emphasis areas, administrative sites, wilderness areas and monuments; enforcing national policy and establishing local policies; assisting in recruitment and hiring of Rangers; working with senior management, lead officers in other law enforcement agencies, the US Attorney's office and other officials in cooperating agencies. There is no substitution of education for experience at the GS-12 and above grade levels. 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 CFR300.604. 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. This is a SECONDARY/Administrative law enforcement position under the special retirement provisions of 5 U.S.C. 8336(c) (CSRS) and 5 U.S.C. 8412(d) (FERS). While secondary positions are not subject to the maximum entry age (MEA) policy, the selectee must have prior service in a primary position and meet the transfer requirement for movement from a primary to secondary position to be eligible for special retirement coverage. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure this office has enough information to determine your retirement status to ensure you do not lose benefits (normally through submission of your SF-50). YOU MUST LET US KNOW IF YOU ARE CURRENTLY IN A PRIMARY POSITION. FACT SHEET for LE Positions: Information on Special Retirement. Firearm Requirement: This position authorizes you to carry a firearm. Any person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence cannot lawfully possess a firearm or ammunition . A "misdemeanor crime of domestic violence" is generally defined under the statute as any offense involving the use or attempted use of physical force, or the threatened use of a deadly weapon, committed by the victim's current or former domestic partner, parent, or guardian. The term "convicted", as defined in the statute, excludes any person whose conviction has been expunged, set aside, or pardoned or any person whose civil rights have been restored unless the pardon, expungement or restoration of civil rights expressly prohibits the possession of firearms or ammunition. Applicants who have been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence within the meaning of the referenced statute are not qualified for this position. Applicants under consideration will be required to certify whether they have ever been convicted of such an offense. Must successfully complete 40 hours of in-service training annually. Must maintain a delegation of law enforcement authority. Physical Demands: Requires considerable walking, bending and climbing with moderate to arduous physical exertion. Requires long periods of overtime, intense concentration, emotional and mental strain. Work Environment: Work is performed both in an office setting, and outdoors, with exposure to hazardous and environmentally adverse conditions. Education Additional Information As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021 or before appointment or onboarding with the agency, if after November 22. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request of the agency a legally required exception from this requirement. 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 www.dhs.gov/e-verify. Tax Law Impact for PCS: On 22-Dec-2017, Public Law 115-97 - the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 suspended qualified moving expense deductions along with the exclusion for employer reimbursements and payments of moving expenses effective 01-Jan-2018 for tax years 2018 through 2025. The law made taxable certain reimbursements and other payments, including driving mileage, airfare and lodging expenses, en-route travel to the new duty station, and temporary storage of those items. The Federal Travel Regulation Bulletin (FTR) 18-05 issued by General Services Administration (GSA) has authorized agencies to use the Withholding Tax Allowance (WTA) and Relocation Income Tax Allowance (RITA) to pay for "substantially all" of the increased tax liability resulting from the "2018 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" for certain eligible individuals. For additional information on WTA/RITA allowances and eligibilities, please visit: Federal Travel Regulation - GSA Bulletin FTR 18-05 Tax Law Impact for PCS: Moving expenses reimbursement is a taxable benefit. However, the Federal Travel Regulation 18-05 issued by the General Services Administration has authorized agencies to use the Withholding Tax Allowance and Relocation Income Tax Allowance to pay for "substantially all" of the increased tax liability resulting from the "2018 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" for certain eligible individual 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 RPL, you may be given priority consideration. BLM may use certain incentives, currently offered by the Federal government, to attract high quality applicants. The incentives that may be offered include Student Loan Repayments, Relocation Incentives and/or Recruitment Incentives.


    Employment Type

    Full Time

  • Program Manager (Deputy State Director - LMEC)
    Bureau of Land Management    Phoenix, AZ 85067
     Posted 1 day    

    Summary Explore a new career with the BLM - where our people are our greatest natural resource. This position is located in Phoenix, Arizona. Information about Phoenix and the surrounding area can be found at Phoenix, AZ We expect to fill 1 vacancy at this time; however, additional positions may be filled from this announcement if they become available. Responsibilities Responsible for applying the policies and programs of the Department of the Interior and BLM in the management of subsurface resources, renewable energy, and lands administered on the public lands. Serves as the Deputy State Director of Lands, Minerals and Energy, in the Arizona State Office, responsible for the development, direction, oversight and management of the lands and mineral resource program areas statewide. Serves as the principal advisor to the Arizona State Director on policies and programs pertinent to the Division. Leads the work of BLM's Arizona State Office, Lands, Minerals and Energy Division. The incumbent provides senior level scientific, technical and regulatory expertise, support, and advice to the State Director, District Managers and Field Managers, in the broad areas of minerals, lands and energy Including: rights-of-way, other land actions, cadastral, renewable and conventional energy, and solid and fluid minerals. Provides technical and procedural program guidance to ensure adequate technical support and proficiency in the conduct of the Division's programs and special project initiatives. Evaluates program effectiveness through periodic analysis of other decisions and products. Maintains current knowledge of all Departmental and Bureau policy and program direction related to public land management and develops and communicates policy for implementation by the office and its subordinate echelons. Uses the Annual Work Plan (AWP) process to develop plans and projections to accomplish program goals within staffing and budgetary constraints. Performs supervisor duties and personnel management functions. Assures that personnel policies and programs fully comply with equal employment opportunity (EEO) and diversity and inclusion principles and objectives. Manages short and long-range planning activities that include multi-year work plans that are the products of subordinate organizational projects/programs. Participates in decisions having major policy impacts or crossing a broad spectrum of statewide program activities. Serves as liaison for the State Director to the Headquarters Directorates, other state and federal agencies, industry, conservation and interest groups, other organizations, and the public on all matters in the portfolio. Requirements Conditions of Employment 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: As a condition of employment, an Annual Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE-450) is required. 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. You must possess one (1) full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-13 level that is equivalent in difficulty and complexity as indicated by the following examples: Experience that demonstrates understanding of management principles, practices, methods, and techniques in order to manage and lead a variety of mineral, lands and energy resource programs. Experience in supervision, management, and leadership with planning, organizing and assigning work to subordinates, budget systems, hiring practices, EEO, equity, diversity and inclusion principles, and other work and administrative matters. 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 is primarily sedentary in nature with no special physical demands. However, the work may involve site visits which may involve driving to and moving about work sites. Work Environment: Work is performed in an office setting; however, the work involves overnight travel for training, meetings, conferences, and site visits. Work sites may include construction , laboratory, and industrial sites that may require the use of personal protective equipment and the observance of additional safety precautions. Education There are no educational requirements for this position. 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 Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered for Selective Service Tax Law Impact for PCS: Moving expenses reimbursement is a taxable benefit. However, the Federal Travel Regulation 18-05 issued by General Services Administration has authorized agencies to use the Withholding Tax Allowance and Relocation Income Tax Allowance to pay for "substantially all" of the increased tax liability resulting from the "2018 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" for certain eligible individuals. 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 on a situational basis with supervisor approval. BLM may use certain incentives, currently offered by the Federal government, to attract high quality applicants. YOU MUST HAVE OR CREATE A PROFILE IN USAJOBS. Your profile must contain a current resume for submission. See Required Documents section for what to include in your resume. PLEASE NOTE: If you have access to a public library, State Job Service Office, etc., you should use these resources to apply online. INSUFFICIENT INFORMATION COULD RESULT IN AN INELIGIBLE RATING. You must follow the steps described in the "How to Apply" to complete the application process: If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document, you do not have in electronic form; view the following link for information regarding an Alternative Application


    Employment Type

    Full Time

  • Outdoor Recreation Planner
    Bureau of Land Management    Phoenix, AZ 85067
     Posted 13 days    

    Summary Explore a new career with the BLM - where our people are our greatest natural resource. This position is located in Phoenix, Arizona. Information about Phoenix, Arizona and the surrounding area can be found at https://phoenixchamber.com/. We expect to fill 2 vacancies at this time; however, additional positions may be filled from this announcement if they become available. Open period has been extended to: 10/8/2021 Responsibilities Coordinate with managers, planners, and resource specialists to identify recreation program needs on a local scale and develop long and short-term outdoor recreation plans to address needs. Serve as coordinator for one or more outdoor recreation programs. Review and implement recreation program policies, standards, methods, controls, and procedures. Coordinate recreation program activities with other BLM District and Field Offices, as well as private organizations, and the public. Recommend changes to operational program aspects. Work with and/or under other natural resource specialists and planners to analyze and evaluate services, projects, programs, and/or functions of one or more Outdoor Recreation Programs. Collaborate with others to facilitate partnerships, cooperative agreements, and/or memoranda of understandings with other agencies, institutions, or organizations to encourage and facilitate cooperative management strategies. Research and compile data on recreation related topics. Conduct monitoring and/or inventory studies and surveys, and identify trends and patterns in the development and management of recreation resources. Enter, manipulate, update, and maintain data in automated systems according to recreation program standards. Prepare and/or compile charts, graphs, and reports. Develop and maintain effective working relationships with academic institutions, nongovernmental organizations, and interest/user groups concerned with public land management. Identify training needs and promote an integrated training program to teach basic skills of Outdoor Recreation Planning. Participate on interagency and/or interdisciplinary teams and committees to discuss recreation planning, management, policies, and procedures up to the State Level. Collaborate with others to facilitate partnerships, cooperative agreements, and/or memoranda of understandings with other agencies, institutions, or organizations to encourage and facilitate cooperative management strategies. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications 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 the GS-11: One (1) full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-09 level that is equivalent in difficulty and complexity as indicated by the following examples: Providing program input into a natural resources management planning processes for work plans on trails and special uses activities; participate in the development of long and short-range plans of trails, special uses and recreation resources for agency guidelines and direction; and/or communicate agency management practices, rules, and regulations to the public for education on trails, special uses, and recreation activities. -OR- Education: Have 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree with a major study in outdoor recreation planning or a related field such as: sociology, forestry, landscape architecture, economics, biological science, park administration, earth science, natural resource management and conservation, civil engineering, urban planning, or recreation. Applicants who qualify on the basis of graduate work in related disciplines must have one or more courses in outdoor recreation. -OR- Combination of Education and Experience: You may meet qualifications requirement for this position with an equivalent combination of specialized experience and appropriate graduate education. Graduate level education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of this position. 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 work is primarily sedentary. However, there may be some physical exertion such as walking; hiking; standing; bending; carrying of items such as books and backpacks; driving an automobile or off-highway vehicle; operating a small boat, etc. Work Environment: Work is typically performed in an adequately lighted and climate controlled office. Occasional travel may be required. The position may be required to visit field sites where risks may include exposure to inclement weather and potential injury from falls, strains, bites, stings, etc. The incumbent will adhere to all safety rules and regulations as prescribed in manuals/supplements or designated by the Safety Officer. Education If using education to qualify, you must submit copies of all transcripts or a list of college courses that include hours and grades from an accredited U.S. college/university. See Required Documents section for more information. 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 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. 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 IS A READVERTISEMENT OF ANNOUNCEMENT AZMP-11202798-KJV ** Applicants who applied under the previous announcement MUST reapply to receive consideration. BLM may use certain incentives, currently offered by the Federal government, to attract high quality applicants. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document, you do not have in electronic form; view the following link for information regarding an Alternative Application


    Employment Type

    Full Time


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