Open & closing dates
11/08/2018 to 11/15/2018
Pay scale & grade
$33,394 to $43,414 per year
Internships – This is an Indefinite Internship position.
Full-Time – Part-time up to 32 hours per week. During school breaks and/or summer schedule may be Full-time.
1 vacancy in the following location:
Salt Lake City, UT
This job is open to
Internal to an agency
Current federal employees of this agency.
Current students enrolled in accredited educational institutions from high school to graduate level. Includes internships, pathways and other student programs.
Clarification from the agency
Only current BLM Pathways Interns (Indefinite and/or not-to-exceed) accepted for enrollment or currently enrolled and seeking a degree (diploma, certificate, etc.) in a qualifying educational institution will be considered.
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This position is located in Salt Lake City, Utah. Information about Salt Lake City and the surrounding area can be found at Salt Lake City, Utah.
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This position serves as a Student Trainee (Land Law) for the Fluid Minerals division in the Utah State Office located in Salt Lake City, Utah. As a Student Trainee (Land Law) you will perform administrative support requiring basic and practical understanding of the rules, regulations, and processes related to each assignment. Major duties include but are not limited to:
- Collects basic data on oil and gas cases to determine the accuracy and proper execution of applications or claim.
- Drafts simple adjudication decisions on assigned cases.
- Prepares routine correspondence, notices, and decisions to process cases.
- Utilizes data, systems and applications to collect, enter, manipulate and maintain data.
- Provides support to the oil and gas program, and any other duties as assigned.
This position is for students accepted for enrollment or are currently enrolled and seeking a degree (diploma, certificate, etc.) in an accredited high school, technical or vocational school, 2-year or 4-year college or university, graduate or professional school, on a full- or half-time basis (as defined by the academic institution in which the student is enrolled).
This is a career development, excepted service appointment under the BLM Pathways Internship Program that is expected to last more than 1 year. The BLM will require the selected applicant to complete a Participant Agreement in which the selectee must provide an anticipated date for completing all degree program requirements, and show continual progression toward meeting the stated anticipated date.
The agency may noncompetitively convert an Indefinite Intern who is a U. S. citizen to a term or permanent appointment in the competitive service, as long as the Intern meets all agency program requirements and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards for the target occupational series at the time of completing all education requirements.
Occasional travel – At times, travel for field work, meetings and/or training may be required.
Job family (Series)
0999 Legal Occupations Student Trainee
Conditions of Employment
- U. S. citizenship is required.
- Security Clearance/Background Investigation is required.
- Be sure to read the “How to Apply” and “Required Documents” sections.
- Cannot hold an active real estate license.
- Cannot have interest or hold stocks in firms with interest in Federal Land.
- Direct deposit is required.
To be eligible, an applicant must:
– Be at least 16 years of age or older.
– Possess a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 or higher.
– Be a student who has been accepted for enrollment or is currently enrolled at least half-time in a degree (diploma, certificate, etc.) seeking program in an accredited high school, technical or vocation school, 2-year or 4-year college or university, graduate or professional school.
You must meet all eligibility and qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
In order to assess you meet a qualified status for this position and to refer you to the hiring manager, the agency must be able to determine that you meet the qualifications based on completed education, specialized experience, and/or both. To be creditable, experience must have been equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade of the position to be filled and must be documented in your resume.
Specialized Experience: Applicants must possess one (1) full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-04 level that equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of an Land Law Examiner. Specialized experience includes performing clerical duties such as establishing and maintaining office files and records; reviewing legal land descriptions; and using a computer to perform administrative duties such as typing, scanning documents, and data entry. OR Education: Applicants may substitute education for the experience required for the GS-05 level. Four (4) years above the high school level in any field for which high school graduation or the equivalent is the normal prerequisite. This education must have been obtained in an accredited business, secretarial or technical school, junior college, college or university. OR Combination of Education and Experience: Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at the GS-05 level. Only education in excess of the first 60 semester hours is creditable toward meeting the specialized experience. One full academic year of study (30 semester hours) beyond the second year is equivalent to 6 months of specialized experience. Transcripts must be provided with your application packet.
Promotion to the next higher grade level per the target full performance is permissible without further competition. The promotion is not guaranteed but dependent upon administrative approval and the agency’s continuing need for an actual assignment and performance at the higher level duties.
The entire period served as an Indefinite Intern counts as the appointee’s trial period. Prior Federal civilian service is credited toward the completion of the required trial period in the same manner as prescribed in 5 CFR 315.802.
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
This position is not eligible for Telework.
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.
If tentatively selected for this position you will be required to complete and submit an OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment, to determine your suitability for Federal employment and will be subject to completion of a favorable background investigation. Failure to satisfy the preliminary background check will result in cancellation of the tentative job offer. Failure to satisfy the full investigation requirements may be grounds for termination, once you are placed in the position.
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.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
After the vacancy closes, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the basic eligibility and minimum qualification requirements for the job. Your eligibility and qualification status will be based on a human resources assessment using OPM qualification standards, information provided in your resume, and required supporting documents (see the Required Documents section). Veteran’s Preference applies to the selection for positions in the Pathways Programs. The examination and selection of applicants will be made in accordance with requirements of the 5 CFR Part 302.
Eligible and qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager in unranked order by preference status: (1) Preference eligible Veterans having a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more (CPS and CP); (2) Other preference eligibles (XP); (3) Applicants eligible for 5-point Veteran’s Preference (TP); and those (4) Applicants not eligible for Veteran’s Preference (NV). In addition, interviews may be conducted for this position. The interviews may be conducted on a pass/fail basis or may be scored. The following knowledge, skills and abilities required to do the work of this position:
Ability to use a variety of office automation software, computer applications and navigational systems to input and retrieve information and complete daily tasks.
Ability to research, interpret, and apply findings, develop recommendations and document those recommendations in a report or legal document.
Ability to communicate effectively, skillfully, and tactfully to convey information and prepare written materials.
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Background checks and security clearance
Public Trust – Background Investigation
Drug test required
Resumes must show relevant experience and other information. Your resume must list your education and work experience including the dates (mm/dd/yy) of each employment along with the number of hours worked per week and salary information. Your resume will be used to validate your responses to the assessment tool(s). You are welcome to submit a cover letter (optional). If you wish to do so, include it with your resume.
In addition to the online application (resume and responses to the questionnaire), you may be required to submit the following forms as applicable. Failure to provide the applicable required documents will result in no further consideration for this vacancy:
Current BLM Pathways employees: You must provide a copy of your last or most recent non-award SF-50, “Notification of Personnel Action”, to indicate your current BLM Pathways status.
Verification of Enrollment: Copy of all your transcripts or a list of college courses that include hours and grades from an accredited U. S. educational institution. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable for the application process, but prior to appointment the official transcript(s) will be required.
Letter from your accredited U. S. educational institution that verifies/reflects: (1) the degree/diploma/certificate program in which you are enrolled; (2) you are enrolled at least half-time (as defined by the educational institution), (3) your anticipated graduation date, and (4) your current GPA. If your degree is from a Foreign Institution, See Foreign Education.
If you are claiming Veterans’ Preference, you should indicate the level of Veterans’ Preference you are claiming on your resume. If you are claiming 0-point Sole Survivorship Veterans’ Preference (SSP), please provide the documentation you received granting this preference. If you are claiming 5-point Veterans’ Preference, you must submit a copy of your Member 4 DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, showing your character of military service. If you are claiming 10-point Veterans’ Preference, in addition to the Member 4 copy DD-214, you must submit documentation that supports your claim (e.g., an official statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs or from a branch of the Armed Forces certifying the existence of a service-connected disability; or receipt of a Purple Heart). Missing documentation may result in a change or removal of your claim for Veteran’s preference. Additional information on Veterans’ Preference can be found in the VetGuide.
Uploading and Faxing 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 through Applicant Manager. Do not use both options. Only one document can be saved in each section, and only the latest document will be maintained in the system. 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.
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.
To explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees, visit the OPM website at Federal Benefits at USAJOBS.
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
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 have not 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, including required documentation, must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the closing date of this announcement.
If applying online 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.
Agency contact information
Bureau of Land Management
Utah State Office (UT953SN)
440 West 200 South
Salt Lake City,
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After the vacancy announcement closes and a referral certificate is issued, an electronic notification will be sent to the email address you provided to notify you of your status. You may also check the status of your application by viewing your MY USAJOBs account.
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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.
- Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants
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 process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants 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.
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,
Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.