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Bureau of Land Management Division Chief, Wild Horses and Burros in Reno, Nevada


Explore a new career with the BLM - where our people are our greatest natural resource. This Division Chief position is located under the BLM Headquarters Directorate of Resources and Planning, and provides leadership of the Division of Wild Horses and Burros (HQ-260). Position will be located at Reno, NV. Information about the area can be found Reno, NV. We expect to fill one vacancy at this time; however, additional positions may be filled from this announcement if they become available.


The incumbent will serve as the Division Chief for the Division of Wild Horse and Burros under the Resources and Planning Directorate. Major duties include but are not limited to:

This position oversees the BLM's policy, budget, and implementation of both on-range and off-range management of wild horses and burros nationwide. Staff are located primarily in Reno, NV, and Norman, OK.

Supervises a staff of approximately nineteen, including two subordinate supervisors - oversight of wild horse and burro gather operations, care of horses in short-and long-term holding facilities, and the sale or adoption of gathered animals.

Program Management: Serves as the focal point on key matters of a technical, administrative and program support nature, responsible for providing high-level leadership to Headquarters staff as well as field personnel.

Internal and External Coordination: Coordinates with interdisciplinary teams to ensure cooperative relationships and effective information sharing. Develops and maintains close working relationship with national level non-governmental groups.

Management of the Division?s and National Program?s Fiscal Resources: Responsible for reviewing and approving programming and budgeting plans for division functions, recommending program budget allocations to the field, and planning programs.

Management of the Division's Human and Fiscal Resources: Plans the work to be accomplished by subordinates, sets and adjusts work priorities; assigns work to subordinates; provides technical oversight and development of performance plans.


Conditions of Employment


Specialized Experience Requirements: In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the one year of specialized experience requirement . Be sure to include this information in your resume as no assumptions will be made regarding your experience. For the GS-15 Level: You must possess one (1) full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-14 level that is equivalent in difficulty and complexity as indicated by the following examples: Experience directing and managing the development of regional and/or national policies, procedures and guidelines for areas of resource management; experience developing program budget, policies, procedures, assessments, and guidance for all aspects of natural resource programs; experience providing technical direction to subordinate employees on the work to be accomplished; experience resolving complex and highly controversial natural resource issues arising from formal strategies, plans, and on-the-ground management activities. There is no substitution of education for experience at the GS-15 grade level. 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. NOTE: Resumes must show relevant experience and other information. Your resume must list your education and work experience including the dates (mm/yyyy) of each employment along with the number of hours worked per week and optional salary information. In describing your experience, please be clear and specific. Visit the USAJOBS Help Center for more information on What should I include in my federal resume?


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 www.dhs.gov/e-verify. Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/lnteragency Career Transition Assistance Program(ICTAP): CTAP provides eligible surplus and displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. Information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility is available from OPM's Career Transition Resources website at CTAP or ICTAP. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration or that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) This vacancy is within your CTAP/ICTAP 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 CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, or a copy of your separation personnel action form. CTAP and ICTAP eligibles will be considered well qualified if they fall within the Well or Best Qualified categories on the rating criteria for this position. 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 at https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx Tax Law Impact for PCS: On 22-Dec-2017, Public Law 115-97 - the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 suspended qualified moving expense deductions along with the exclusion for employer reimbursements and payments of moving expenses effective 01-Jan-2018 for tax years 2018 through 2025. The law made taxable certain reimbursements and other payments, including driving mileage, airfare and lodging expenses, en-route travel to the new duty station, and temporary storage of those items. The Federal Travel Regulation Bulletin (FTR) 18-05 issued by General Services Administration (GSA) has authorized agencies to use the Withholding Tax Allowance (WTA) and Relocation Income Tax Allowance (RITA) to pay for "substantially all" of the increased tax liability resulting from the "2018 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" for certain eligible individuals. For additional information on WTA/RITA allowances and eligibilities, please visit:https://www.gsa.gov/policy-regulations/regulations/federal-travel-regulation-ftr/i1182168#i1180710 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 during an emergency or natural disaster. BLM may use certain incentives, currently offered by the Federal government, to attract high quality applicants. This announcement is being advertised concurrently under number HQMP-21-10963145-LG, for status candidates and special hiring authority eligible. You must apply to each announcement separately if you wish to be considered under both recruitment methods.