U.S. Bureau of Land Management

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) may best be described as a small agency with a big mission: To sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. It administers more public land – over 245 million surface acres – than any other Federal agency in the United States. Most of this land is located in the 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also manages 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation.

U.S. Bureau of Land Management Safford, AZ, USA
Oct 15, 2018
Full time
This job will close when we have received  50 applications  which may be sooner than the closing date.  Learn more Summary This vacancy announcement will close when 50 applications have been received. Explore a new career with the BLM - where our people are our greatest natural resource.   For additional information about the BLM, please visit   Our website . This position is located in the Gila District, Safford Field Office located in Safford, Arizona.  Information about Location and the Location area can be found at http http://www.cityofsafford.us/. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities At the GS-07 level : At this level the incumbent is an advanced trainee.  The incumbent is involved in the management of surrounding biological resources coordinating with wildlife management programs with other natural resources activities such as land use planning, and range management program.  With more independence at this level, the incumbent is expected to complete progressively more difficult developmental assignments.  Thus, duties include but are not limited to: -Assisting in implementing biological resource improvement and restoration projects. -Monitoring and surveying biological resources, as well as sensitive species and their habitats. -Evaluating and reporting data gathered form monitoring and surveys. -Identify impacts to wildlife habitat and threatened and endangered species and evaluates data to determine population trends and impacts. -Learning to collaborate with others that are responsible for writing and reviewing environmental assessments, biological assessments, protective stipulations and resource management plans. At the GS-09 level :  The incumbent will perform a variety of duties including primarily wildlife and threatened and endangered species and may include weed management, watershed, rangeland, botany and riparian duties. Thus, duties include but are not limited to: -Assisting in preparing proactive management approach to the wildlife and threatened and endangered species. -Assists in the collection and interpretation of scientific data in order to evaluate implemented management practices and/or prescriptions. -Provides input and/or participates in developing land use plans, resource management plans, coordinated resource management plans and activity plans. -Participates in ensuring ecological sustainability of all public land with emphasis on wildlife and threatened and endangered species. -Participates in the preparation and reviews of environmental documents. Physical Demands :  The individual works in an office setting at this level, however, field based activities will require the individual to frequently walk or ride vehicles over rough terrain, performing duties that require recurring bending, couching, stooping, reaching or lifting.  Work may also include lifting of moderately heavy items, such as equipment and samples. Work Environment :  Much of the work is performed in an office setting.  However, frequent field work is necessary to complete the work involving outdoor exposure.  Outdoor exposure involves some discomfort in extremes of temperature or inclement weather.  The incumbent may be subjected to hostile wildlife, chemical and physical hazards. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
U.S. Bureau of Land Management Bend, OR, USA
Oct 11, 2018
Full time
2 vacancies in the following locations: Grants Pass, OR North Bend, OR Summary Explore a new career with the   BLM   - where our people are our greatest natural resource.  For information about the BLM in Oregon/Washington, visit   our website . For information about the Coos Bay District, visit   our website . For information about the area, visit the  Coos Bay Area Chamber of Commerce . For information about the Medford District visit   our website . For information about the Medford and Rogue Valley area, visit their   website. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities There are two (2) vacancies, one located in the Myrtlewood Field Office, Coos Bay District, in North Bend, OR, and one located in the Grants Pass Field Office, Medford District, in Medford, OR. This position performs a full range of aid type duties and a variety of technical duties in support of wildlife programs.  Performs on-the-ground inventories of wildlife habitat and ecological conditions and analyze data.  Determines likely impacts of mineral exploration, development and operation, realty actions, recreational activities, and forestry and range development and improvement projects on wildlife and their habitat.  Conducts compliance checks on minerals exploration, development and operations, realty actions, and range improvement projects to evaluate impacts and ensure conformation and mitigation measures.  Plans, aids in designing, and lays out projects for wildlife habitat improvement.  Enters and retrieves data from automated databases. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
U.S. Bureau of Land Management Butte Falls, OR, USA
Oct 03, 2018
Full time
Summary Explore a new career with the BLM - where our people are our greatest natural resource. For information about the BLM in Oregon/Washington visit   our website . For information about the Medford and Rogue Valley area, visit their   website. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities  The incumbent works as a Soil Scientist for either the Ashland or Grants Pass Field Office completing the following major duties: Develops and transmits to the Field Manager draft soils annual work plans for the field office. Makes program package recommendations in accordance with directives and applicable guidance.   Coordinates the same with the District Soil Scientist. Implements those portions of the annual work plan which are funded. Participates on Interdisciplinary Teams as the soil expert for various NEPA documents associated with timber sales, right-of-way proposals, mining plans, fuels reduction, restoration, and other resource area projects. Coordinates effects analysis and ongoing survey findings with other specialists and/or the District Soil Scientist. Provides soils input into Environmental Assessments, Environmental Impact Statements, Categorical Exclusions, Determinations of NEPA Adequacy, Right-of-Way easements, and other technical planning documents for forest management, recreation, mining, fuels reduction, wildlife management, and other activities where the proposed action may Impact soil stability, productivity, and/or water resources. Provides input into Emergency Stabilization and Rehabilitation (ESR) plans. Reviews and assesses proposed timber, silvicultural, road construction, and other ground disturbing actions for slope stability concerns, erosion potential, and existing soil disturbance and compaction. Makes predictions on how soil resources will respond to proposed actions and proposes recommendations for mitigating or avoiding potential problems. Provides technical advice and recommends solutions to the field manager and other field office personnel on soil capabilities and limitations associated with the broad spectrum of forest management, watershed management, erosion control, recreation and other land uses. Provides expertise in ways to avoid conflict between soils and other resource objectives. Provides soil expertise to resource area planners for project protests and appeals Independently performs soil inventories, slope stability assessments, and soil productivity ratings. Updates timber productivity capability classification (TPCC) maps and data following soil inventories in cooperation with silviculture staff. Conducts field investigations of soil moisture, compaction, disturbance, and other soil resource values in support of planning and implementation of forest management activities. Performs occasional effectiveness monitoring review of recently completed projects to verify that Project Design Features were correctly implemented and that soil resources were affected as described in whatever analysis was performed. Develops and maintains professional or technical contacts to include up-to-date processes and techniques for analyses related to his/her area of expertise. Utilizes GIS and GPS to provide project soil resource location information to Interdisciplinary teams, and to manage and update soil datasets. Work Environment:  The employee's work environment will include both office and field.  The incumbent will be required to operate a motor vehicle as necessary to get to and from the field.  Climatic conditions range from hot, dry summers to wet, cloudy, cool winters.  Special equipment such as heavy duty rain gear and boots will be required.  The employee is expected to adapt to hazardous conditions and to perform the job in a safe and efficient manner. Physical Demands:  The work involves approximately 50% outside field work which may demand climbing, hiking, and working sometimes in extreme weather conditions.  At times, hard physical labor will be expected. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
U.S. Bureau of Land Management Elko, NV, USA
Sep 29, 2018
Full time
Summary Due to current Hiring Controls, priority consideration will be given to all current DOI non-competitive applicants for this position. This announcement may be used to fill more than one position within the district. For additional information about the BLM, please visit   Our website . This position is located in Elko, Nevada. Information about Elko and the local area can be found at the   Elko Chamber of Commerce. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities At the GS 5-7-9 Levels:   Assists senior rangeland management specialists in gathering, analysis, interpretation, and evaluation of monitoring data to determine if land use objectives are being met. Reviews grazing permits to ensure compliance with appropriate federal law. Reviews and processes annual grazing applications. Conducts upland vegetation monitoring studies and determines the need for range and watershed improvements that are directly related to management objectives. Responsible for assisting in preparing, evaluating and conducting biological analyses of public rangeland projects. Responsible for providing basic input to interdisciplinary reports, environmental assessments, and protective stipulations for rangeland ecosystems. At the GS-11 Level:   Plans, manages, produces, and implements allotment evaluations for assigned allotments. Principle author/editor of written products developed for the allotment evaluation and NEPA environmental assessment process. Develops, maintains and revises planning documents in the field office for the range program in accordance with established planning schedules. Ensures impacts to the range and grassland ecosystem are properly mitigated. Serves as the principal investigator and negotiator on livestock grazing unauthorized use cases and makes recommendations for case settlement and closure. Assists in the development, implementation, and maintenance of Resource Management Plans (RMPs). Physical Demands : The individual may frequently be required to walk or ride horses and/or vehicles over rough terrain, perform duties that require recurring bending, crouching, stooping, reaching or lifting. Extended periods of driving four wheel vehicles over rough terrain is required to reach remote areas. Overnight camping is sometimes required. The incumbent may be subjected to hostile wildlife, chemical and physical hazards. Work Environment : The work of the employee is performed in an office setting. However, frequently when necessary to complete the work, there is outdoor exposure. Outdoor work is performed in remote areas. The work involves regular and recurring exposure to moderate risks and discomfort. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
U.S. Bureau of Land Management
Sep 13, 2018
Full time
Open & closing dates:    09/13/2018   to   09/19/2018.   This job will close when we have received   50 applications   which may be sooner than the closing date.   Learn more Summary Explore a new career with the BLM - where our people are our greatest natural resource.   Please read this job announcement in its entirety.   For additional information about the BLM, please visit   Our website . This position is located in the Gila District, Tucson Field Office, located in Tucson, Arizona.  Information about Location and the Location area can be found at https://www.tucsonaz.gov/. This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities The incumbent locates, collects, compiles, and coordinates data from all appropriate water sources located on public lands within the Tucson Field Office, coordinates with other programs, such as wildlife and fisheries, to facilitate efficient collection of hydrologic data in a suitable format for use by multiple programs, and records the data in a computerized format so it can easily be utilized. Thus, duties include but are not limited to: -Quality control of field collection of water project data. -Inventories various water sources for the purposes of identifying nd protecting Federal Water Rights. -Assembles office and field data into configurations necessary to fit the Bureau of Land Management's water inventory system and requirement for water rights assertions. -Provides training, technical assistance to resource area specialists. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
U.S. Bureau of Land Management Miles City, MT, USA
Sep 12, 2018
Full time
Locations Ashland, MT Ekalaka, M Jordan, MT Miles City, MT Camp Crook, SD Summary BLM is seeking individuals to serve as Lead Wildland Firefighters (Assistant Engine Captains) with the BLM, Eastern Montana/Dakotas District, Division of Fire Management.   First Consideration Date: We currently have 3 vacancies: 1 in Jordan, 1 in Ashland, and 1 in Miles City, Montana. You must apply on or before September 26, 2018, to receive consideration for these vacancies. Thereafter, applications may be considered as needed by location during the open period of the announcement. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities At the full performance level, the incumbent is responsible for performing a variety of duties including, but not limited to, the following: -Driving and operating a wildland fire engine and positioning the engine for proper use and operation. -Performing and directing others in starting pump engine, priming pump, adjusting engine speed and pump valves, laying hose, and using appropriate nozzles and nozzle adjustment in effective use of water and additives. -Making initial evaluation of fire situations, determining rate of spread, potential hazards to property and other improvements, suppression method to use, hose lays, deployment of crew, point of initial attack, type of tools to use, and application of water. -Performing emergency repairs as necessary to permit continued use of equipment. -Participating in wildland fire and safety training. -Operating a variety of motor vehicles to transport equipment, supplies, crew members, etc. -Providing daily leadership and training for the crewmembers, instructing crew members in specific tasks and techniques, conducting on-the-job training, distributing and controlling work assignments among employees, assuring timely accomplishment of assigned tasks, maintaining work notes and records, reports on work accomplishments, ensuring that the work is carried out safely, and reporting on performance problems and issues. -Providing supervision of the crew in the absence of the supervisor. Physical Demands and Work Environment:  Duties involve rigorous fieldwork requiring above average physical performance, endurance, and superior conditioning. Duties include demands for strenuous activities in emergencies under adverse environmental conditions and over extended periods of time. The work is primarily performed in forest and range environments in steep terrain where surfaces may be extremely uneven, rocky, and covered with vegetation. Temperatures vary from above 100 degrees F to below freezing. Risks include smoke inhalation, fire entrapment, snake or insect bites and stings, exposure to excessive machinery noise, and falling and rolling material. Personnel must adjust and cope with exposure to weather elements, dust and smoke, poor sleeping and eating conditions, and unpredictable sets of circumstances. Incumbent may be required to live in backcountry camps for extended periods of time. Additional Information: -This is a LONG-TERM CAREER SEASONAL position (6 to 11 1/2 months). It is expected that the incumbent will work at least 6 months per year, but not more than 11 1/2 months. When work or funds are not available you will be placed in non-pay status. -This position requires regular and recurring overtime and shift work. -Must possess a valid driver's license.  -Miles City Duty Station - May be require the ability to obtain a CDL with in 90 days. -This position requires you to wear an officially-approved uniform while in a duty status. -This is a primary fire position under the special retirement provisions of 5 U.S.C. 8336(c) (CSRS) and 5 U.S.C. 8412(d) (FERS).  The maximum entry-age for this position shall not exceed age 37, unless you have sufficient prior Federal civilian firefighter experience or you are a preference eligible veteran.  If you are a preference eligible veteran, you may be eligible for this position after your 37th birthday.  You must supply a copy of your Defense Department Form 214 (DD-214) along with Standard Form 15 (if applicable) and any associated documentation in accordance with the instructions in this vacancy announcement.  Failure to provide this documentation with your application will result in loss of eligibility to receive a waiver of the maximum entry age requirement. -THIS IS A DRUG TESTING DESIGNATED POSITION.  In accordance with Executive Order 12564, and under the Department’s Drug Free Workplace Program.  Applicant(s) tentatively selected for this position will be required to submit a urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use and to pass the test prior to appointment.  In addition, this position is subject to random testing for illegal drug use. -Position is subject to meeting pre-employment physical requirements. Travel Required 50% or less - Frequent travel during times of peak fire activity will be required. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com