Bureau of Land Management Supervisory Information Management Specialist in Billings, Montana
Explore a new career with the BLM - where our people are our greatest natural resource. This position is located in the Montana State Office, Division of Support Services, Billings, Montana. Information about Billings and the surrounding area can be found at https://www.billingschamber.com/ This announcement was amended to include the organizational designation.
Serving as a first-level supervisor providing leadership, technical direction, advice and counsel to a staff of approximately 13 employees.
Serving as a full member of the Montana/Dakotas Leadership Team.
Planning and scheduling work to be accomplished by subordinates, developing performance standards and rating performance, identifying training needs, and advising employees on administrative matters.
Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with management officials at the Washington Office and National Centers identifying program needs.
Providing advice and assistance regarding records, FOIA, and Privacy Act administration.
Providing guidance in the development and implementation of statewide policies for the management of Geographical Information Systems and Data Management.
Providing advice on issues involving BLM litigation and maintenance of legal documents and records.
Conditions of Employment
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. You must possess one (1) full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-12 level that is equivalent in difficulty and complexity as indicated by the following examples: providing program leadership in the administrative programs of Data Administration, Records Management, Freedom of Information Act, Privacy Act, Geographic Information Systems Information, or Information Access Management. 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.
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 receive a minimum score of 90 based on the rating criteria used for this position. 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. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document, or you do not have it in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternative Application