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Geographic Information System Specialist
Bureau of Land Management    Phoenix, AZ 85067


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


Provides state-wide user support and technical assistance for the Engineering databases.

Coordinates with GIS and Engineering personnel to interface tabular data from Engineering databases with spatial data to accurately depict status of database inventories and actions.

Responsible for quality assurance as well as other initiatives regarding the capture of data, the tracking of metrics and trends, and analysis of activities surrounding the input, processing, and output of data from the various field offices.

Independently develops site specific, as well as statewide geospatial presentations of Engineering databases data for briefings, publications, and routine reports.

Coordinates with District and Field Office staff to add road segment identification number to the corresponding arcs within the GTLF geospatial dataset to allow for consistent, accurate national level geospatial reporting of the BLM's roads system.

Work with GIS staff on GTLF- data match--update segments and total miles in database.

Work on GTLF standard operating procedures and processes with GIS staff.

Duties described are at the GS-09 grade level.


Conditions of Employment


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-07

You must possess one (1) full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-05 level that is equivalent in difficulty and complexity as indicated by the following examples: assisting in the application of geographic information systems (GIS) in support of short- and long-term planning and management activities. At this level, recurring assignments are performed under direct supervision. Examples of specialized experience for GS-07 are: Assisting in GIS data preparation, entry, and analysis; using GIS hardware and software and providing user support; providing cartographic products such as maps, drawings and illustrations using ArcGIS software. -OR- Education: Possess 1 full year of graduate level education from an accredited college or university. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position. - OR- Superior Academic Achievement (See OPM's General Policies, Application of Qualification Standards Section 4.f.) S.A.A. must have been gained in a curriculum that is qualifying for the position to be filled. - 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. For GS-09

You must possess one (1) full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-07 level that is equivalent in difficulty and complexity as indicated by the following examples: working on multi-disciplinary teams as a team member assigned to carry out the planning and coordination of natural resources and/or related projects; managing a variety of project activities; applying project management principles to each assigned project; and providing regular status updates to supervisor. - OR- Education: a master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree, OR LL.B. or J.D., if directly related. - OR- Combination of Education and 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 work is primarily sedentary, requiring long periods of sitting in one position, intense concentration, and working for several hours at a time. Stress may be experienced on a regular basis in attempting to respond to conflicting objectives and in working against tight deadlines with limited resources. Work Environment: The work is primarily in an office/computer room environment. Occasional fieldwork may be required. Fieldwork is in support of resource mapping projects and involves extended days of travel, sometimes in poor weather conditions. The incumbent must be comfortable with less than ideal conditions in remote settings in the accomplishment of mapping projects.


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): 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. 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 at 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 Bargaining Unit position. 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

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