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Bureau of Land Management Interdisciplinary Mining Engineer/Geologist in Cheyenne, Wyoming


Explore a new career with the BLM - where our people are our greatest natural resource. The Energy, Minerals and Realty Management Directorate, Solid Minerals Division is recruiting for an Interdisciplinary Mining Engineer/Geologist to serve Cheyenne, WY. Information about the Cheyenne area can be found at the Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce website. We expect to fill 1 vacancy at this time; however, additional positions may be filled from this announcement if they become available.


Resolves complex and controversial issues and problems identified in the field through policy guidance implemented in environmental assessments, environmental impact statements, resource management plans and on-the-ground management activities.

Provides subject matter-related expertise and information for administrative and public hearings pertaining to regulations, policy, and appeals in areas of program responsibility.

Determines the need and provides national level coordination for the timely preparation of regulations, procedures, or other policy statements and directives.

Develops and maintains close working relationships with non-governmental groups, industry, State, local and Native American organizations.

Provides programmatic input to the Directorate budget lead, BLM budget oice, and the Division Chief on long-range program and fund acquisition strategies, recommendations for budgetary resources.

Monitors and assesses nationwide results, accomplishments, and program achievements of the BLM office in areas of program responsibility.

Develops briefing materials and prepares for briefings for BLM and DOI oicials on current issues, field program status, achievements, plans, and strategies in areas of program responsibility.

Prepares and reviews responses to congressional and public inquiries and requests.


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. Basic Education Requirements for the Mining Engineer 0880: Bachelor's degree in engineering that included courses acceptable by the Accreditation Board for engineering (ABET); or included differential and integral calculus AND courses in 5 of these areas of engineering science or physics: (1) statics, dynamics; (2) strength of materials; (3) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (4) thermodynamics; (5) electrical fields and circuits; (6) nature and properties of materials; or (7) optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics.


Combination of education and experience including engineering coursework in physical and mathematical science and experience in one of the branches of engineering, and I have one of the following: (1) a current professional engineer registration; (2) passed the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) exam or similar examination; (3) completed 60 semester hours of coursework specified above; (4) completed bachelor's degree in a related field AND have 1 year or more of professional engineering experience. Basic Education Requirements for the Geologist 1350: Degree in the field of Geology which included or was supplemented by 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.


Combination of education and experience equivalent to a major in geology or related disciplines appropriate to the position advertised. Selective Placement Factor: 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: Must have and maintain a current and valid State's Driver's License. Specialized Experience: In addition to meeting the education requirement and the selective factor, you must possess one (1) full year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the GS-13 level or equivalent.

Examples of qualifying specialized experience include work as a professional geologist and/or mining engineer or directly related position applying laws, regulations, case law and policies governing the locatables (mining laws), mineral materials or non-energy leasing programs; and evaluating existing legislative, regulatory and policy framework. There is no substitution of education for specialized experience at this grade level. 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.


This position has a positive education requirement which requires that you have a degree as specified in the Qualifications Section Above. 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. If your degree is from a Foreign Institution See Foreign Education.

Additional Information

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. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Information about CTAP eligibility is available from OPM's Career Transition Resources website at CTAP. CTAP eligibles will be considered well qualified if they receive a minimum score of 90 based on the rating criteria used for this position. 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: Telework: 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. Incentives: 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