The BLM is seeking a dynamic and energetic leader to join its team. The BLM manages 245 million acres of public land, more than any other Federal agency. This land is primarily located in 12 Western States, including Alaska. BLM administers 700 million acres of sub-surface estate, sustaining health, diversity, and productivity of public lands for present and future generations. Visit www.blm.gov for information about the BLM and its Utah office.
Serves as the direct, on-site extension of the Director, BLM, in the accomplishment of his/her broad management responsibilities. Establishes state-wide program goals and priorities designed to meet the economic and social demand placed on the natural resources consistent with prudent conservation and protection concerns. Provides executive leadership and direction for all Bureau actions within the state(s) compatible with the Bureau, Departmental and Administration objectives and policy. Serves as focal point and principal spokesperson for the Bureau at the State Office level. Advocates and leads the BLM State Program commitment to automation by supporting and implementing the Bureau’s Automation/Modernization/Information Resources Management initiatives. Resolves exceptionally difficult or sensitive managerial and/or operational problems on a continuing basis, consulting with the Director and his/her staff on problems of Bureau-wide policy matters. Develops, correlates, and executes resource management, technical support and administrative management programs within the State Office jurisdiction consistent with the parameters of broad national policies and delegations of authority from the Bureau Director. Supervises directly or indirectly a large workforce in the accomplishment of BLM’s mission.
Occasional travel - Occasional travel is required.
Job family (Series)
0340 Program Management
Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship is required;
Security Clearance/Background Investigation is required;
Be sure to read the "How to Apply" & "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 Required.
We are looking for a dynamic executive with proven success in leading organizational change, and building strong coalitions among a diverse set of stakeholders (ie, national and international organizations; scientific and professional organizations; federal, state, local governments; interagency groups; private industry). The successful leader has worked collaboratively with executive teams in the accomplishment of strategic goals, effectively managed and executed all financial/budget responsibilities, and recruited and retained a highly-skilled and diverse workforce within all portfolios. You must clearly show that you possess the experience, knowledge, skills and ability to perform the duties of an executive. Unless you are currently serving under a career Senior Executive Service appointment or eligible for reinstatement into the Senior Executive Service, or successfully completed a Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program (CDP) approved by OPM and been certified by OPM, you must submit a narrative statement covering each of the Technical Qualification and Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ) listed below. Career Senior Executive Service appointees, those eligible for reinstatement into the Senior Executive Service, or those who have successfully completed a CDP are expected to address only the Technical Qualifications. Your examples should be clear and concise, and emphasize your level of responsibilities, scope and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments with results of your actions, policy initiatives and level of contacts. EACH TECHNICAL QUALIFICATION AND EACH ECQ MUST BE ADDRESSED SEPARATELY. The narrative addressing ECQs should follow the format provided in the Guide to Senior Executive Service Qualifications at http://www.opm.gov/ses/recruitment/ecq.asp OR YOU MAY NOT RECEIVE CONSIDERATION. Narrative statements may not exceed 2 pages for each individual technical and each individual ECQ. IF YOU EXCEED THESE LIMITS YOU MAY NOT BE CONSIDERED.
TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (TQ):
1. Knowledge of and ability to implement the laws, regulations, executive orders, secretarial orders, etc., governing public land/natural and cultural resource management.
2. Knowledge of public land/natural and cultural resource program development, policy formulation, program and budget accomplishment, as well as how top level government procedures and decision making are handled.
3. Knowledge of and ability to apply effective and efficient program management principles and techniques.
4. Ability to present, discuss and defend major program objectives before Congress, national and international organizations; scientific and professional organizations; Federal State, Tribal, and local governments; interagency groups; private industry, special interest groups; and public meetings which often involves dealing with highly controversial and sensitive issues.
You will be evaluated on your responses to the Technical Qualifications (TQs), listed above and on the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) below.
EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQ):
ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE. This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.
1. Creativity and Innovation; Develops new insights into situations; questions conventional approaches; encourages new ideas and innovations; designs and implements new or cutting edge programs/processes.
2. External Awareness; Understands and keeps up-to-date on local, national, and international policies and trends that affect the organization and shape stakeholders' views; is aware of the organization's impact on the external environment.
3. Flexibility; Is open to change and new information; rapidly adapts to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles.
4. Resilience; Deals effectively with pressure; remains optimistic and persistent, even under adversity. Recovers quickly from setbacks.
5. Strategic Thinking; Formulates objectives and priorities, and implements plans consistent with the long-term interests of the organization in a global environment. Capitalizes on opportunities and manages risks.
6. Vision; Takes a long-term view and builds a shared vision with others; acts as a catalyst for organizational change. Influences others to translate vision into action.
ECQ 2 - LEADING PEOPLE. This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.
1. Conflict Management; Encourages creative tension and differences of opinions. Anticipates and takes steps to prevent counter-productive confrontations. Manages and resolves conflicts and disagreements in a constructive manner.
2. Leveraging Diversity; Fosters an inclusive workplace where diversity and individual differences are valued and leveraged to achieve the vision and mission of the organization.
3. Developing Others; (New) Develops the ability of others to perform and contribute to the organization by providing ongoing feedback and by providing opportunities to learn through formal and informal methods.
4. Team Building; Inspires and fosters team commitment, spirit, pride, and trust. Facilitates cooperation and motivates team members to accomplish group goals.
ECQ 3 - RESULTS DRIVEN. This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.
1. Accountability; Holds self and others accountable for measurable high-quality, timely, and cost-effective results. Determines objectives, sets priorities, and delegates work. Accepts responsibility for mistakes. Complies with established control systems and rules.
2. Customer Service; Anticipates and meets the needs of both internal and external customers. Delivers high-quality products and services; is committed to continuous improvement.
3. Decisiveness; Makes well-informed, effective, and timely decisions, even when data are limited or solutions produce unpleasant consequences; perceives the impact and implications of decisions.
4. Entrepreneurship; Positions the organization for future success by identifying new opportunities; builds the organization by developing or improving products or services. Takes calculated risks to accomplish organizational objectives.
5. Problem Solving; Identifies and analyzes problems; weighs relevance and accuracy of information; generates and evaluates alternative solutions; makes recommendations.
6. Technical Credibility; Understands and appropriately applies principles, procedures, requirements, regulations, and policies related to specialized expertise.
ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN. This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.
1. Financial Management; Understands the organization's financial processes. Prepares, justifies, and administers the program budget. Oversees procurement and contracting to achieve desired results. Monitors expenditures and uses cost-benefit thinking to set priorities.
2. Human Capital Management; Builds and manages workforce based on organizational goals, budget considerations, and staffing needs. Ensures that employees are appropriately recruited, selected, appraised, and rewarded; takes action to address performance problems. Manages a multi-sector workforce and a variety of work situations.
3. Technology Management: Keeps up-to-date on technological developments. Makes effective use of technology to achieve results. Ensures access to and security of technology systems.
ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS. This core qualification involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.
1. Partnering; Develops networks and builds alliances; collaborates across boundaries to build strategic relationships and achieve common goals.
2. Political Savvy; Identifies the internal and external politics that impact the work of the organization. Perceives organizational and political reality and acts accordingly.
3. Influencing/Negotiating; Persuades others; builds consensus through give and take; gains cooperation from others to obtain information and accomplish goals.
Travel and relocation expenses will be paid consistent with the Federal Travel Regulations and Departmental policy.
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Senior Executive Service Probationary Period: If you are selected for this position, you will be required to serve a one year SES probationary period, if one has not previously been completed. Before entering on duty, you will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-450. You will need to provide the information annually.
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.
Occasional travel is required.
Government facilities are required to provide a smoke free environment for their employees. Smoking will be permitted only in designated areas.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Upon receipt of your complete application package, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the qualification requirements. Our determination will be based on your responses to your TQ and/or ECQ and the information stated in your resume. In addition, interviews may be conducted for this position.
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Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
The following documents are required and must be received no later than 11:59 pm Eastern time on the closing date of the announcement to be eligible for consideration:
1. Your Resume – it must contain information sufficient to make a valid determination that you fully meet the specialized experience requirements as stated in this vacancy announcement. Insufficient information will result in a not qualified rating. It is recommended that you include the following information:
Full name, mailing address, and day and evening telephone numbers
Educational information, including the name, city and state of colleges or universities you attended, as well as the type and year of any degrees received
Information about your paid and nonpaid work experience related to this position including:
Job title (include series and grade if Federal job)
Duties and accomplishments
Employer's name and address
Supervisor's name and phone number
Starting and ending dates of employment (month and year)
Indicate if we may contact your current supervisor
Information about honors, awards, and special accomplishments
2. Questionnaire: Responses to the Technical and Executive Core Qualifications are limited to 8000 characters per question. Do NOT include your answers in the body of your USAJOBS resume since they will be asked separately.
3. SF-50: If you are a current Federal employee and/or SES member with reinstatement eligibility, a copy of a recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, which indicates Federal status, grade, tenure, and type of service is required. Please remove your social security number and date of birth.
4. Performance Appraisal - A copy of your most recent annual performance appraisal (from either the Federal or private sector) is highly recommended. Please remove your social security number.
5. Executive Qualifications Certificate: If you are an SES Candidate Development Program Graduate, please submit a copy of your Certificate of Executive Qualifications issued by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM).
If you fail to submit any of the required documents by the closing date of the announcement, you may be deemed ineligible for further consideration.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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