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Data Analyst (Natural Resources Monitoring)

Company: Bureau of Land Management
Location: Grand Junction
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Job Description:

Summary The COVID-19 vaccination requirement for federal employees pursuant to Executive Order 14043 does not currently apply. Click here for more information. Explore a new career with the BLM - where our people are our greatest natural resource. This position is located in the Grand Junction Field Office. Information about the surrounding area can be found here. We expect to fill 1 vacancy at this time; however, additional positions may be filled from this announcement if they become available. Responsibilities Provides support for the monitoring of natural resources with a focus on assessment, land health, and resource condition as well as coordinating monitoring efforts with other natural resources activities. Analyzes natural resource and/or ecological (terrestrial or aquatic) monitoring and assessment data at multiple scales taking into account the underlying sampling design and associated statistical assumptions. Performs standard geospatial analyses at multiple scales (e.g., site, watershed, etc.) to relate land uses to observed vegetative, soil, biological, chemical (water quality and macroinvertebrates) indicators or habitat conditions. Serves on or assists district/field level interdisciplinary teams, with responsibility for writing and reviewing common natural resource and ecological monitoring information. Conducts natural resource surveys, studies, data collection, analysis, and reporting. Analyzes natural resource and/or ecological (terrestrial or aquatic) monitoring and assessment data at multiple scales. Requirements Conditions of Employment 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. In addition to meeting the education requirement, you must possess one (1) full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-07 level that is equivalent in difficulty and complexity as indicated by the following examples: Assisting field level interdisciplinary teams (IDTs) by collecting, recording, and identifying discrepancies in data. Drafting and reviewing common natural resource and ecological monitoring information for documents such as environmental assessments, biological assessments, development of protective stipulations, and Resource Management Plans (RMPs). Providing support and assistance to higher graded specialists for all resource programs relating to the monitoring, analysis, and reporting of vegetation, soil, and water resources data. Helping to provide monitoring and inventories as assigned to meet planned work accomplishments and/or data collection needs in support of the AIM program, Land Health Evaluations, RMP Effectiveness, and other permitted uses on multiple-use or public lands.. -OR- Education: Completed 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or equivalent graduate degree in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position. - OR- Combination of Education and Experience: You may meet the qualifications requirement for this position with an equivalent combination of specialized experience and appropriate graduate education. Graduate level education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of this position. 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 by the closing date of the announcement. Physical Demands: Occasional field work involves periods of walking, bending, climbing or driving motor vehicles, using hand tools and lifting moderately heavy items and equipment. Work Environment: Occasional site visits will be outdoors and may involve exposure to variable weather and terrain and construction sites. Education This position has a positive education requirement which requires that you have a degree in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position, or a combination of education and experience - courses equivalent to a major, as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. If using education to qualify, 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. See Required Documents section for more information. Additional Information DOI uses E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit E-Verify Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/lnteragency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority, you must: 1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well qualified for the position with a score of 90 or above; and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information: CTAP or ICTAP Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered for Selective Service Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid by the Department of the Interior. Any travel, transportation and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the selected employee. The official worksite for the selectee is the duty station identified in this vacancy announcement. The selectee will typically report to this duty location on a regular and recurring weekly basis. The selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval. Certain incentives (such as Recruitment, Relocation or Student Loan Repayment) may be authorized to eligible selectees. If eligible and qualified, you may be offered a recruitment or relocation incentive. The decision to offer an incentive will be made on a case-by-case basis and is neither promised nor guaranteed. For information visit: Recruitment Incentive or Relocation Incentive or Student Loan Repayment. Reasonable Accommodation (RA) Requests: If you believe you have a disability (i.e., physical or mental), covered by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended that would interfere with completing the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, you will be granted the opportunity to request a RA in your online application. Requests for RA for the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments and appropriate supporting documentation for RA must be received prior to starting the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments. Decisions on requests for RA are made on a case-by-case basis. If you meet the minimum qualifications of the position, after notification of the adjudication of your request, you will receive an email invitation to complete the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments. You must complete all assessments within 48 hours of receiving the URL to access the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, if you received the link after the close of the announcement. To determine if you need a RA, please review the Procedures for Requesting a Reasonable Accommodation for Online Assessments here:\_Accommodations\_for\_USA\_Hire

Keywords: Bureau of Land Management, Grand Junction , Data Analyst (Natural Resources Monitoring), Professions , Grand Junction, Colorado

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