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Natural Resources Specialist/mining Engineer/geologist (interdisciplinary)

Bureau Of Land Management

This is a Full-time position in Fairbanks, AK posted April 17, 2021.

SummaryExplore a new career with the BLM
– where our people are our greatest natural resource.This position is located in Fairbank, Alaska.

Information about Fairbanks and the surrounding area can be found at expect to fill one vacancy at this time; however, additional positions may be filled from this announcement if they become available.

Learn more about this agency Responsibilities Responsible for the day to day implementation of mineral materials and minerals surface management programs.

Frequently communicate with and provide assistance to permit applicants to develop and submit complete applications, address compliance issues, and share information through letters, phone calls, and in-person meetings.

Conduct completeness reviews of applications for mining Notices of Exploration and Plans of Operations and ensure compliance with applicable federal laws, regulations, and policies.

Initiate and lead the preparation of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents for Plans of Operation.

Lead field inspections at mine sites with other interdisciplinary team members to ensure operations are in compliance with the terms of the authorization and other federal laws, regulations, and policies.

Travel Required 25% or less
– Conduct inspections and inventories in remote and isolated areas.

Strenuous off highway travel using ATVs or walking while carrying equipment and backpack over rough terrain.

River travel by boat, raft, or canoe, aircraft travel via fixed wing and helicopter, and winter travel by snow machine.Supervisory status No Promotion Potential 11 Job family (Series) 0401 General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences 0880 Mining Engineering 1350 Geology Similar jobs Engineers, Mineral Mineral Engineers Help Requirements 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 Lands.

Direct Deposit Required.

Appointment will be subject to a favorably adjudicated background/suitability investigation/determination.

Your resume must contain enough information to show that you meet the qualification requirements as defined in the announcement.

In addition, your responses to the questions must adequately reflect in your resume.

An applicant appointed to this position must possess (or obtain within 30 days of entrance on duty) and maintain a valid state driver”s license while employed in this position.

May require a one year probationary period.

Qualifications 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.For GS-9: You must possess one (1) full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS
– 7 grade level in the federal service that is equivalent in difficulty and complexity as indicted by the following examples: Collecting natural resource, geologic, or mining engineering data; assisting with the preparation of natural resource, geology, or mining engineering reports related to land and resource management regulations and policies; documenting the condition of natural resources and contributing to preparing reports on resource condition; reviewing proposals for development of natural resources.

Examples of specialized experience could also include: experience in natural resource protection, mineral and mining plan development, production verification, reclamation planning, mine site investigations, and hydrology studies related to mine site development or reclamation.-OR-Education: have 2 years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a master”s degree or master”s or equivalent graduate degree in natural resources, biological science, geology, physical science or engineering-OR-Combination of Education and Experience: You may meet the qualifications requirement for this position by combing specialized experience and appropriate graduate education.-OR-If applying under series 880 as a Mining Engineer and have at least 1 year of professional experience as a Mining Engineer and have a bachelor”s degree in a related subject with at least one of the following: 1) placed in the upper third of my graduating class in the college, university or major subdivision; 2) a grade point average of 3.0 or higher based on 4 years of education or based on courses completed during the final 2 years of the undergraduate curriculum; 3) a grade point average of 3.5 or higher for all courses in my major field of study or in courses completed in the major field during the final 2 years of my undergraduate curriculum; 4) membership in a national scholastic honor society which meets the requirements of the Associate of College Honor Societies (other than freshman societies).

The professional engineering experience is defined as non-routine engineering work that required and was characterized by (1) professional knowledge of engineering; (2) professional ability to apply such knowledge to engineering problems; and (3) positive and continuing development of professional knowledge and ability.-OR-If applying under series 880 as a Mining Engineer and have successfully completed a 5-year program of study of at least 160 semester hours leading to a bachelor”s degree in engineering and 1 year of appropriate professional experience.

The professional engineering experience is defined as non-routine engineering work that required and was characterized by (1) professional knowledge of engineering; (2) professional ability to apply such knowledge to engineering problems; and (3) positive and continuing development of professional knowledge and ability.For GS-11: You must possess one (1) full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS
– 9 grade level in the federal service that is equivalent in difficulty and complexity as indicted by the following examples: Collecting and analyzing natural resource, geologic, or mining engineering data; preparing natural resource, geology, or mining engineering reports related to land and resource management regulations and policies; assessing the condition of natural resources and preparing reports on resource conditions; evaluating proposals for development of natural resources.

Examples of specialized experience could also include: experience in natural resource protection planning and implementation, mineral and mining plan development and implementation, production analysis and verification, reclamation planning and implementation, mine site investigations and developing corrective actions and recommendations, preparing and conducting hydrology studies related to mine site development or reclamation; assessing the condition of natural resources and preparing reports on resource condition; evaluating mining plans or proposals.-OR-Education: have 3 years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a Ph.D.

degree or Ph.D.

or equivalent doctoral degree in natural resources, biological science, geology, physical science or engineering.-OR-Combination of Education and Experience: You may meet the qualifications requirement for this position by combing specialized experience and appropriate graduate education.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.

Education This position has a positive education requirement.

You may qualify for GS-401, Natural Resources Specialist, GS-880, Mining Engineer, and/or GS-1350, Geologist.

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.For GS-401
– Natural Resources SpecialistHave a Degree inbiological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position.

ORHave a combination of education and experience withcourses equivalent to a major, as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.For GS-880
– Mining Engineer Have a Degree in professional engineering.

The curriculum is: (1) in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum; or (2) includes differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer…..

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