Bureau of Land Management Associate District Manager in Dolores, Colorado

  • Duties



BLM is seeking a dynamic and energetic individual to join the team to assist the Southwest District with management, protection, and conservation of the public lands and resources under the principles of multiple use.

For additional information about the BLM, please visit our website.

This position is located in Dolores, Grand Junction, or Montrose, Colorado.

Information about Dolores can be found at Town of Dolores.

Information about Grand Junction can be found at City of Grand Junction.

Information about Montrose can be found at City of Montrose.

Physical Demands: The work is mostly of a non-physical nature behind a desk or in public contact situations; however, intense concentration and long work days will be required. A relatively high amount of traveling is required, which can mean long hours of driving or late flights to be available at full-day meetings. Some field review is made requiring more strenuous activity.

Work Environment: Most of the work will take place in an office environment. Office work will periodically involve abnormal stress situations involving completion of work to meet short deadlines. Field inspections may require exposure to wind, dust, and extreme heat for a period of up to a week a time. Travel may require living and working in motel rooms at certain times.

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  • Serves as the principal alternate to the District Manager of the Colorado Southwest District.

  • Provides assistance to the District Manager on; planning effort priorities, implementation and revision of the comprehensive Colorado Southwest District Conservation Plan, presentations of plans and activities to various interest groups, and input on making final decision plans for major activities.

  • Provides leadership and overall coordination, direction and policy guidance for the development and implementation of the District's budget with consideration of the needs of each Field Office.

  • Be responsible for evaluations of District programs to ensure quality standards, technical and procedural accuracy, and consistency with the Bureau standards and objectives.

  • Coordinates and develops program management techniques, concepts and methodology for increasing the effectiveness and overall efficiency of District operations.

  • Works closely with Federal, State and local government agencies and partners and other organizations involved in public land resource management to foster an environment for the exchange of idea, information, services, equipment and skills.

  • Responsible for personnel management and position management and the development of training to maximize employee potential.

Travel Required

25% or less - May be required to make trips to the field and the Colorado State Office. May also travel to other parts of the state and out-of-state to attend meetings, conferences, and training seminars.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Who May Apply
This job is open to…

All current BLM internal employees with competitive eligibility

Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

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  • Requirements


Conditions of Employment
  • U.S. Citizenship 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 Lands.
  • Direct Deposit Required.

Your resume must contain enough information to show that you meet the specialized experience as defined in the announcement or vacancy questions. In addition, your responses to the questions must be adequately reflected in your resume.


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 QUALIFY FOR THE GS-13 LEVEL, you must show that you have one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade level (GS-12). Examples: supervising and managing such program areas as: energy and minerals, designated wilderness, rangeland management and improvement, land and realty, wildlife habitat, outdoor recreation, environmental and biological resources, soil, air and water, fire pre-suppression, suppression and management, program and administrative support services. Providing leadership to staff, management team, and/or resource programs. Planning and implementing budget systems, ensuring effective and efficient utilization of personnel, equipment, and resources. Dealing with natural resource issues inside and outside of the agency.

You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement. Eligible 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.

Please Note:For details, there are no qualification requirements. However, employees must meet any positive education/licensure requirements in order to be detailed to positions with these requirements.

Additional information

SELECTIVE SERVICE: 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.

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.

This is a not to exceed 120 day detail or temporary promotion assignment will be filled at the GS-13 grade level. At the expiration of this assignment, or whenever your services are no longer needed, you will be returned to your position and/or bureau of record.

Temporary duty travel expenses will be covered.

Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP): CTAP provides eligible surplus and displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) This vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility; 2) You apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) You are found well qualified for this vacancy. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Information about CTAP eligibility is available from OPM's Career Transition Resources website at CTAP.

CTAP eligibles will be considered well qualified if they earn a minimum score of 90 on the rating criteria for this position.

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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 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, abilities and ECQ's(Executive Core Qualifications) required to do the work of this position:

  1. Leading Change - 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.
  2. Leading People - 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.
  3. Results Driven - 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.
  4. Business Acumen - The ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.
  5. Building Coalitions - 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.
  6. Knowledge of policies affecting management of public lands and resources.

Detail: A detail is a temporary assignment to another position without a change to your position of record or salary. Although you do not need to have specialized experience or meet time-in-grade restrictions for selection to a detail, you must demonstrate the ability to successfully perform the duties of the position.

Temporary Promotion: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.

*Selectee is responsible for getting current supervisor’s approval. To preview questions please click here.

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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

  • Required Documents


Required Documents

In addition to the online application (resume and responses to the questionnaire), you are required to submit the following forms:

  1. Current BLM 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).

  2. Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) eligibles: documentation verifying your CTAP/ICTAP eligibility - this includes a copy of the agency notice, performance appraisal and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level and duty location.

You may submit your documents either via Auto-Requested Fax or by uploading your documents from your USAJOBS Profile. Do not use both options.

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.

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 p.m. Eastern Time, on the closing date of this announcement.

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.

  • Benefits



A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.

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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

  • 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 to this Vacancy" at the bottom of this Screen 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 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.

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 on-line, please contact Emily Crain at 303-239-3981 or ecrain@blm.gov. If applying on-line poses a hardship for you (i.e. you do not have access to the internet), you must contact us prior to the closing date of the announcement for an alternative method of applying.

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Agency contact information
Emily Crain







Bureau of Land Management Colorado State Office Human Resources Lakewood, Colorado United States

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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.

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Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.

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Legal and regulatory guidance
  • Financial suitability
  • Social security number request
  • Privacy Act
  • Signature and false statements
  • Selective Service
  • New employee probationary period

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/493914000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 03/14/2018 to 03/20/2018

Salary: $87,252 to $113,428 per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 13

Work schedule: Full-Time - The work schedule is full-time.

Appointment type: Temporary Promotion - This is a detail/temporary promotion opportunity not to exceed 120 days.