Status: Full-time position
Location: Tonopah, NV
Deadline Date: 1/27/14
Job Summary: BLM is seeking a dynamic and energetic individual to join the Battle Mountain District in their Tonopah Field Office as an Outdoor Recreation Planner.
Qualifications: The physical demands of this position are the following
Field work exposes employee to both desert and mountain environments and regular and recurring exposure to extreme weather conditions and hazards associated with field activities. Employee often works alone in the field. Field work requires hiking over rugged terrain, often in adverse weather, and can be highly exhaustive. Long trips/hours are often associated with field work.
For GS-09: One year of specialized experience, equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-07) in the Federal service, conducting inventories and studies to determine recreation visitor use & site suitability; preparing recreation activity plans; working on environmental assessment projects related to recreation activities; processing special recreation use permits including supervising events and performing compliance monitoring; and coordinating the planning, operation, fee collection, and maintenance of developed campgrounds and trailheads; OR Successful completion of 2 years of graduate education leading to a masters or equivalent degree 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.
For GS-11: One year of specialized experience, equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-09) in the federal service. Specialized experience is further defined as experience serving as a team lead and/or independently planning and coordinating the use of an area for recreation purposes which include the analysis and evaluation of interest, habits, and needs of various user groups; experience determining the means for addressing those needs while providing for overall area conservation, preparation and implementation of project level and resource management plans; and experience conducting standard and non-controversial environmental analysis; OR PhD or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a degree 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 doctoral work in related disciplines must have one or more courses in outdoor recreation.
Education and experience may be combined to meet the specialized experience requirement. 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 300.64. 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 in the normal line of progression for the position being filled.
Duties: The purpose of the position is to provide recreation/wilderness resources. The incumbent develops outdoor recreation programs, analyses visitor use, and conducts resource classification; manages commercial, competitive and other special recreation activities and events; manages wilderness study areas and/or designated wilderness areas; develops monitoring surveillance procedures; integrates natural/cultural history program aspects; and manages off-highway vehicle use and visual resources. The incumbent also promotes effective internal and external working relationships, and identifies program needs and develops a plan of action and program budget to accomplish them.
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