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Natural Resource Specialist

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Department Of The Interior Reno , NV 89510

Posted 3 months ago

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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 Reno, Nevada. Information about Reno and the Reno/Sparks area can be found at Reno/Sparks Chamber of Commerce web site.

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Serves as the Nevada State Office, Bureau of Land Management, principal advisor for the management of wildlife, fisheries, threatened and endangered species programs on public lands in Nevada. As a consultant and authoritative expert, the incumbent develops program standards policies for the state. Coordinates and integrates the wildlife, fishery, and threatened and endangered species programs with associated resource programs including soil/water/air, hydrology, range. lands, minerals, fire, and vegetation management, assuring adequate guidance of program areas of responsibility.

Plans and conducts periodic site visits to field office to remain informed of local conditions and concerns, determining if objectives and standards are met, and for quality control throughout the state; prepares reports of findings, analyzing and appraising the adequacy and effectiveness of plans and programs, and recommending appropriate remedial action, if needed.

Physical Demands: The work is largely sedentary. When fieldwork is necessary, a level of physical fitness is required that enables the employee to walk or climb in rugged terrain for extended periods of time, under harsh conditions, while at times carrying equipment or supplies.

Work Environment: Most of the work is performed seated in an office setting with controlled temperature and lighting. When fieldwork is necessary, conditions will vary depending on season, but could include temperature extremes from below freezing to over 100 degrees, high winds, and desert and mountain landscapes with steep and rugged terrain. At times the work may require travel in remote areas on foot or in vehicles, including 2-wheel and 4-wheel drive trucks or ATVs, under a wide variety of climatic conditions and elevations. At other times, travel by light fixed-wing aircraft or helicopter is required.

Travel Required
25% or less - Extensive regional travel is required. Some field visits may be required.

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Promotion Potential

  • Job family (Series)
    0401 General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences

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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.

  • Be sure to read the "How to Apply" and "Required Documents" Sections

  • You cannot hold an active real estate license; nor can you

  • have an interest or hold stocks in firms with interest in Federal land.

  • Direct deposit is required.


In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the specialized experience requirement - please be sure to include this information in your resume. To be creditable, this experience must have been equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade (GS-12) of the position to be filled.

Basic Requirement:

  • completed a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor`s degree with a major in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, range management, chemistry or related disciplines appropriate to the position advertised. I will provide a copy of my college transcript; Or
  • have a combination of education and experience equivalent to a major in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, range management, chemistry or related disciplines appropriate to the position advertised. I will provide a copy of my college transcript.

Specialized Experience: For GS-13: Meet the basic educational requirement AND one (1) year or more of specialized experience equivalent to the GS12 in the Federal Service. Demonstrated examples of specialized experience; 1) expert knowledge of public land management concepts, principles, practices and procedures along with applicable laws and regulations; 2) extensive skill in the application of planning principles, interpretation of agency policy, laws, and regulations; 3) experience leading or participating on regional teams tasked with developing strategies for implementation of natural resource conservation plans; 4) broad practical knowledge of the working of a variety of relationships between and among Federal agencies, State and local governments and the public including user groups, industry and other special interest groups; and 5) ability to facilitate interdisciplinary groups to develop implementation practices that may be controversial in nature.

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 in the normal line of progression for the position being filled.

There is no substitution of education for experience at the GS-12 and above grade levels.


This position has a positive education requirement. See qualification section for description of the Basic Education Requirement (BER). Additionally you must submit copies of transcripts or a list of all 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

The Natural Resources Specialist job series falls under the Group qualification standards for Professional and Scientific positions in conjunction with the Individual Occupational Requirements (Basic Requirement) for the Natural Resources and Biological Sciences standard.

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Natural Resource Specialist

Expired Job

Department Of The Interior