Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
NOC Merit-2017-0083
Hiring Agency:
Bureau of Land Management
Position Title:
Program Analyst (Fluid Minerals), GS-0343-07/09/11 NTE
Open Period:
05/31/2017 - 06/07/2017 Format MM/DD/YYYY
GS - 0343 07/09/11
USD $44,075 - USD $84,793
Work Schedule:
Full-time - Work schedule is full-time.
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
Few Vacancies in

Location Negotiable After Selection, US
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
Darryle Brown


Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
Current Bureau of Land Management employees with competitive eligibility only.
Security Clearance Required:
Public Trust - Background Investigation
Appointment Type
Temporary Promotion
Appointment Type Details:
Temporary Promotion NTE 1 year, extendable for up to 4 years.
About the Agency
The BLM National Operations Center is seeking a dynamic and energetic individual to serve as a Bureau point of contact for a variety of oil and gas systems in our Division of Resource Services, Branch of Program Operations, Applications and User Support Section.

Explore a new career with BLM, where our people are our greatest natural resource.

The BLM manages more land – approximately 253 million acres - than any other Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The Bureau, with a budget of about $1 billion, also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estates throughout the nation. The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. For additional information about the BLM, please visit our website. For more information about the Denver metro area, click here.

Physical Demands: The work is primarily sedentary.

Work Environment: The work area is adequately lighted, heated, and ventilated. Occassional field work may require periods of hot or cold weather.

Note: The selectee for this temporary promotion will remain in their current BLM office and report to the NOC remotely if they are not located within Lakewood's local commuting area. The salary ranges above reflect the basic pay rates for GS positions; actual salary rates for this position will vary depending on the selectee's duty station.
Supervisory Position:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
Travel Required:
Occasional Travel

There may be some occasional travel associated with this position.


The incumbent of this position will:

  • Serve as the Bureau point of contact for all matters relating to the Automated Fluid Mineral Support System (AFMSS), Well Information System (WIS), Geothermal Resource Automated Support System (GRASS), and Office of Natural Resource Revenue (ONRR) Onshore Oil and Gas Reporting (OGOR) Systems;
  • Provide support of the oil, gas, and geothermal programs and access to well, geologic, lease operations, production, ownership, inspection and enforcement data;
  • Provide leadership in the development of system requirements, standards, conversion and upgrading of old systems, system interfaces and integrations, and coordination inside and outside of BLM for systems such as AFMSS, WIS, GRASS, Legacy Rehost (LR2000), and National Information for Lands Systems (NILS);
  • Coordinate with other BLM officials and programs, DOI agencies, other federal and state agencies, oil, gas, and geothermal industry customers;
  • Assist the AFMSS and WIS Project Change Management Board (PCMB) with responsibility for assisting in the development of Bureau-wide policy, procedural and technical guidance, and designs input verification, development and testing of requirements for data processing and reports for the AFMSS and the WIS Electronic Commerce applications;
  • Prepare and/or review directives relating to AFMSS/WIS policies and procedures;
  • Respond to user questions and concerns regarding data entry and update procedures, system functionality, reporting capabilities, report availability, report generation, data dictionary codes, data validation codes, and quality control of data entry;
  • Provide leadership, develop, and provide oversight of Bureau and external training to ensure that fluid mineral systems are being used to the fullest extent and are maintained by users to published standards;
  • Provide training, guidance and assistance as required.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Per OPM's Qualification Standards, you may qualify for any level of this position based on specialized experience (see specialized experience statement).

You may qualify for the GS-7 level if you have 1 full year of graduate level education. You may also qualify for the GS-9 level if you have a Master's degree or 2 full years of graduate-level education related to the duties of the position, or the GS-11 level if you have a Ph.D. or 3 full years of graduate-level education related to the position.
Key Requirements:
  • 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 required.
  • Background investigation required.
  • Education Requirements:
    Upon receipt of your complete application package, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Your rating will be based on your responses to the Job Specific Questionnaire and the information stated in your resume. If qualified, your score may range from 70-100 points. In addition, interviews may be conducted for this position. The interviews may be conducted on a pass/fail basis or may be scored. The job specific questions relate to the following knowledge, skills and abilities required to do the work of this position:
    • Knowledge of the functional activities associated with the regulation of fluid mineral activities;
    • Knowledge of computerized systems and data processing terminology and methods;
    • Ability to conduct system and functional program analysis to identify informational and functional requirements;
    • Ability to manage the development and implementation of land and mineral information projects;
    • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
    There is no educational requirement for this series.

    Specialized Experience Requirements:

    In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the specialized experience requirement. Be sure to include this information in your resume.

    For the GS-7: To be creditable, this experience must have been equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade (GS-5) of the position to be filled. Examples include: Monitoring the Help Desk and responds to user questions and concerns regarding data entry and update procedures, system functionality, report capabilities, report availability, report generation, data dictionary codes, data validation codes, and quality control of data entry.

    For the GS-9: To be creditable, this experience must have been equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade (GS-7) of the position to be filled. Examples include: performing local support of application users, automated information retrieval, compilation of factual material related to oil and gas operations or other resource programs, independent use of resource applications including data entry, planning and carrying out assignments according to established policy.

    For the GS-11: To be creditable, this experience must have been equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade (GS-9) of the position to be filled. Examples include: performing local support of application users, automated information retrieval, identifying and drafting software requirements, compilation of factual material related to oil and gas operations, planning and carrying out assignments according to established policy. 

    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.

    Benefits and Other Info

    To explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees, visit the Office of Personnel Management's website at Federal Benefits at USAJOBS.
    Other Information:
    • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. To register or verify your registration go to the Selective Service System website;
    • May require completion of a 1 year probationary period;
    • The Bureau of Land Management has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval;
    • Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP):  CTAP provide eligible surplus and displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. Information about eligibility is available from OPM's Career Transition Resources website here.  If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) This vacancy is within your eligibility; 2) You apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) You are found well-qualified for this vacancy. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of eligibility, or a copy of your separation personnel action form.
    • BLM may use certain incentives, currently offered by the Federal government, to attract high quality applicants.
    • This position may have the capability of reporting from a remote duty station.
    • This is a detail/temporary promotion assignment and may be filled at the GS-07, GS-09 or GS-11 level (depending on qualifications). At the expiration of this assignment, or whenever your services are no longer needed, you may be returned to your position and agency of record. This temporary promotion may be extended up to a maximum of 4 years without further competition, and also may be made permanent without further competition.

    How to Apply

    How to Apply:
    To receive consideration for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes ALL of the following items: 1. Your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire; 2. Your resume; and 3. Applicable supporting documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement.
    • Click on the button "Apply Online" and login to MY USAJOBS.
    • If you haven't already registered with USAJOBS, the system will require you to create a user name and password, complete a questionnaire and upload, paste or type a resume into USAJOBS.
    • If you have already registered with USAJOBS and forgot your login information, select the "Did you forget your username and/or password?" link from the right side menu.
    • Your application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM Eastern Time by the closing date of this announcement.
    If you need assistance in applying online, please contact Darryle Brown at 303-236-2212 or d3brown@blm.gov. If
    Required Documents:
    In addition to the online application (resume and responses to the questionnaire), you are required to submit the following forms:
    • Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) eligibles: documentation verifying your eligibility - this includes a copy of the agency notice and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level and duty location.
    • Current and former federal career and career-conditional employees: submit a copy of your recent (non award) SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, or equivalent document that verifies tenure (block 24, code 1 or 2) and Competitive Status (block 34, code 1). SF-50(s) submitted should also illustrate your highest grade held on a permanent basis.
    • If you are applying for this position based on eligibility under other noncompetitive special appointing authorities, you must submit proof of this eligibility.
    • If you are using education to qualify for this position, you must sumbit copies of your transcripts as supplemental documentation.
    You may submit your documents either via Auto-Requested Fax or by uploading your documents from your USAJOBS Profile.
    Auto-Requested Fax: Allows you to submit required documentation that will be electronically displayed along with your resume.
    Uploading Documents: Instead of faxing your documents you may use the uploading procedures thru Applicant Manager. Do not use both options.
    Hard copy paper supplemental documents, submitted without prior Human Resources approval, will be considered as an incomplete application.
    Required documentation must be submitted by 11:59 PM (Eastern Time) on the closing date of this announcement.
    Next Steps:
    You will be notified of the status of your application as the qualification review process is conducted. You may also check the status of your application by viewing your MY USAJOBs account.