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Bureau of Land Management Natural Resource Specialist in Grand Junction, Colorado


Explore a new career with the BLM - where our people are our greatest natural resource. This position is located in Grand Junction, CO. Information about Grand Junction and the surrounding area can be found at We expect to fill 1 vacancy at this time; however, additional positions may be filled from this announcement if they become available.



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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.

To Qualify for GS-11:

You must possess 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: analysis of environmental impacts related to fluid mineral development, review and application of stipulations and notices, knowledge of management principles related to sage-grouse species, and application of mitigation and Conditions of Approval (COAs) with surface disturbing proposals. OR You have achieved a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or environmental sciences. OR You have achieved 3 full years (54 semester hours) of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree, in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or environmental sciences. OR Combination of Education and Experience totaling 100%: You may meet qualifications requirement for this position with an equivalent combination of specialized experience and appropriate graduate education. Graduate level education must be in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or environmental sciences. 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 varies from principally sedentary in completing office phases of the duties assigned to performing field work. The field work requires walking and other vigorous work under adverse climatic and topographic situations (heat in excess of 100 degree Fahrenheit (F) and cold below minus 20 degrees F). Average agility and dexterity are required for this position. Work Environment: Work is in three principal settings: (a) office; (b) travel to isolated locations; and, (c) field visits where protective clothing and safety precautions may be required. An applicant appointed to this position may be required to possess (or obtain within 30 days of entrance on duty) and maintain a valid state driver's license while employed in this position.



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