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Bureau of Land Management Outdoor Recreation Planner in Phoenix, Arizona

Summary Explore a new career with the BLM - where our people are our greatest natural resource. This position is located in Phoenix, Arizona. Information about Phoenix, Arizona and the surrounding area can be found at We expect to fill 2 vacancies at this time; however, additional positions may be filled from this announcement if they become available. Responsibilities Coordinate with managers, planners, and resource specialists to identify recreation program needs on a local scale and develop long and short-term outdoor recreation plans to address needs. Serve as coordinator for one or more outdoor recreation programs. Review and implement recreation program policies, standards, methods, controls, and procedures. Coordinate recreation program activities with other BLM District and Field Offices, as well as private organizations, and the public. Recommend changes to operational program aspects. Work with and/or under other natural resource specialists and planners to analyze and evaluate services, projects, programs, and/or functions of one or more Outdoor Recreation Programs. Collaborate with others to facilitate partnerships, cooperative agreements, and/or memoranda of understandings with other agencies, institutions, or organizations to encourage and facilitate cooperative management strategies. Research and compile data on recreation related topics. Conduct monitoring and/or inventory studies and surveys, and identify trends and patterns in the development and management of recreation resources. Enter, manipulate, update, and maintain data in automated systems according to recreation program standards. Prepare and/or compile charts, graphs, and reports. Develop and maintain effective working relationships with academic institutions, nongovernmental organizations, and interest/user groups concerned with public land management. Identify training needs and promote an integrated training program to teach basic skills of Outdoor Recreation Planning. Participate on interagency and/or interdisciplinary teams and committees to discuss recreation planning, management, policies, and procedures up to the State Level. Collaborate with others to facilitate partnerships, cooperative agreements, and/or memoranda of understandings with other agencies, institutions, or organizations to encourage and facilitate cooperative management strategies. 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. For GS-11: In addition to meeting the basic education requirements, you must possess one (1) full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-09 level that is equivalent in difficulty and complexity as indicated by the following examples: Providing program input into a natural resources management planning processes for work plans on trails and special uses activities; participate in the development of long and short-range plans of trails, special uses and recreation resources for agency guidelines and direction; and/or communicate agency management practices, rules, and regulations to the public for education on trails, special uses, and recreation activities. -OR- Education: Have 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree with a major study in outdoor recreation planning or a related field such as: sociology, forestry, landscape architecture, economics, biological science, park administration, earth science, natural resource management and conservation, civil engineering, urban planning, or recreation. Applicants who qualify on the basis of graduate work in related disciplines must have one or more courses in outdoor recreation. -OR- Combination of Education and Experience: You may meet 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 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. Physical Demands: The work is primarily sedentary. However, there may be some physical exertion such as walking; hiking; standing; bending; carrying of items such as books and backpacks; driving an automobile or off-highway vehicle; operating a small boat, etc. Work Environment: Work is typically performed in an adequately lighted and climate controlled office. Occasional travel may be required. The position may be required to visit field sites where risks may include exposure to inclement weather and potential injury from falls, strains, bites, stings, etc. The incumbent will adhere to all safety rules and regulations as prescribed in manuals/supplements or designated by the Safety Officer. 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. * THIS IS A READVERTISEMENT OF ANNOUNCEMENT AZMP-21-11029592-KJV * Applicants who applied under the previous announcement MUST reapply to receive consideration. BLM may use certain incentives, currently offered by the Federal government, to attract high quality applicants. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document, you do not have in electronic form; view the following link for information regarding an Alternative Application