Job Description

  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • Remote
  • Temporary
  • Grand Junction
  • $103,409 - $134,435 per year

Bureau of Land Management


Explore a new career with the BLM – where our people are our most precious resource.
This Headquarters (HQ)/NCLCP, Division of Education, Cultural and Paleontological Resources (HQ420) position is located in Grand Junction, CO. Information about Grand Junction, CO and the surrounding area can be found .

We expect to fill one vacancy at this time; however, additional positions may be filled from this announcement if they become available.


  • Accepting applications

  • Open & closing dates

    05/24/2024 to 06/13/2024

    This job will close when we have received 50 applications which may be sooner than the closing date.

  • Salary

    $103,409 – $134,435 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 13

  • Location

    1 vacancy in the following location:

  • Remote job


  • Telework eligible

    Yes-as determined by the agency policy.

  • Travel Required

    Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.

  • Relocation expenses reimbursed

    Yes-Travel and relocation expenses will be paid consistent with the Federal Travel Regulation, Chapter 302, and Departmental policy. Selectee will be responsible for tax obligations related to payments for moving expenses – 2017 Tax Cuts and Job Act, Public Law 115-97. See “Other” section for additional information on 2017 Tax Cuts as related to PCS.

  • Appointment type


  • Work schedule


  • Service


  • Promotion potential


  • Job family (Series)
  • Supervisory status


  • Security clearance
  • Drug test


  • Position sensitivity and risk
  • Trust determination process
  • Announcement number


  • Control number


This job is open to

Clarification from the agency


  • Provides authoritative professional and technical direction to BLM State, District, and Field Offices in evaluating and planning for the appropriate use, exhibition, interpretation, management, documentation, and storage of museum collections.
  • Provides technical direction and advice on the museum collection and curation aspects of NAGPRA and the treatment of NAGPRA materials.
  • Ensures that supporting documentation, public notification, and consultation take place with federally recognized Tribes regarding the cultural affiliation and repatriation of human remains and affiliated materials.
  • Interacts with prestigious museums, Tribes, and other institutions to resolve collections issues and ensure compliance with NAGPRA regulations.
  • Possesses highly developed organization skills and well-developed written and oral communication skills in order to conceive, develop, coordinate, and present national level leadership in implementing NAGPRA rules, policies and guidance
  • Communicates the Bureau’s policies and technical guidelines for managing museum collections to the approximate 155 non-federal institutions that hold collections for BLM.
  • Conducts training, lectures, and other instructional assignments related to museum collections management and NAGPRA compliance at BLM/DOI offices and at professional conferences and events.
  • Collaborates with prestigious National Museum organizations and other agencies on the repatriation of BLM collections.
  • Provides authoritative knowledge of the Federal and State laws, regulations, and policies relevant to NAGPRA and museum collections management.
  • Ensures all training, guidance, and technical assistance provided to curatorial staff and managers is in compliance.


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is required. Direct Deposit Required.
  • Be sure to read the “How to Apply” and “Required Documents” Sections.
  • You cannot hold an active real estate license; nor can you have an interest or hold stocks in firms with interest in Federal Land.
  • 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:
  • Appointment will be subject to a favorably adjudicated background/suitability investigation/determination.
  • May require a one year probationary period.


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-13: Specialized Experience Requirement: In addition to meeting the basic education requirement, you must possess one (1) full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-12 level. Specialized experience is further defined as: Experience working with museum management principles, standards, and practices, and a high degree of specialized understanding of Bureau-level museum property management; accessioning and cataloging objects/archives; integrated pest management; physical, electronic and operational security; emergency preparedness; environmental and conservation concerns; and museum program strategies.

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.

Applicants must meet both eligibility and qualification requirements for the position of interest by the closing date of the announcement.


Basic Education Requirement: This position has a positive education requirement and you must meet the education requirements as described below:

A. Degree: museum work; or in an applicable subject-matter field.


B. Combination of education and experience — courses equivalent to a major, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.


C. Four years of experience that provided knowledge comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of the 4-year course of study as shown in A above.

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

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 85 or above; and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information: or

Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered for

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: or or .

Tax Law Impact for PCS: Moving expenses reimbursement is a taxable benefit. However, the 18-05 issued by General Services Administration has authorized agencies to use the Withholding Tax Allowance and Relocation Income Tax Allowance to pay for “substantially all” of the increased tax liability resulting from the “2018 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” for certain eligible individuals.

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 bargaining unit position represented by the National Treasury Employees Union Chapter 341.

This announcement is being advertised concurrently under number HQMP-24-12424870-MHC, 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.

Applicants who apply under this job opportunity announcement agree to have their application, associated documents and applicable personal information shared with other Bureaus/Offices within the Department of the Interior (DOI) who have vacancies within the same occupational series, grade, full performance level and in the same geographic location(s), including within the same metro/commuting area. Applying to this announcement does not replace the need to apply to other job opportunity announcements for which you wish to receive consideration.

  • Benefits

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Once the application process is complete, we will review your application to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume, supporting documentation and responses to the online questionnaire will be made. Your responses to the online questionnaire will be used to measure the degree to which your background matches the requirements for this position. Qualified applicants will be placed in one of three predefined categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified and Qualified. However, your resume must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran’s preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans. Candidates placed in the Best Qualified category will be identified for further consideration through an additional assessment required for this position.

You will be assessed on the following competencies (please ensure these are reflected in your resume for full consideration):

History and Archeology – Knowledge of historical events and their causes, indicators, and impact on civilization and cultures, and of preservation and archival techniques.

Strategic Thinking – Formulates effective strategies consistent with the business and competitive strategy of the organization in a global economy. Examines policy issues and strategic planning with a long-term perspective. Determines objectives and sets priorities; anticipates potential threats or opportunities.

Manages and Organizes Information – Identifies a need; gathers, organizes, and maintains information; determines its importance and accuracy, and communicates it by a variety of methods.

Partnering – Develops networks and builds alliances; collaborates across boundaries to build strategic relationships and achieve common goals.

Technical Competence – Uses knowledge that is acquired through formal training or extensive on-the-job experience to perform one’s job; works with, understands, and evaluates technical information related to the job; advises others on technical issues.

In order to be considered for this position, you must complete all required steps in the process. In addition to the application and application questionnaire, this position requires successful completion of the following additional assessment: Subject Matter Expert Resume Panel Review. These assessments measure the critical competencies listed above that are required to successfully perform the job.

Candidates placed in the Best Qualified category after the second assessment is completed will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be contacted for an interview.

  • Benefits
  • Required Documents

    As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits. Your benefits depend on the type of position you have – whether you’re a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee. You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you’re eligible under their policies.

    To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:

    Resume or Application. At a minimum, your resume MUST contain job title (include job series and grade, if federal), duties, starting and ending dates (month and year), and hours worked per week. USAJOBS has a template to ensure a complete resume.

    Your resume will be used to validate your responses to the assessment tool(s). Failure to provide required information will result in loss of eligibility. You are welcome to submit an optional cover letter.
    Transcripts: If using education to qualify, submit a copy of ALL your college transcripts or a list of ALL college courses that include hours and grades from an accredited U.S. college/university. If your degree is from a Foreign Institution, . Upon selection, official transcripts must be received prior to appointment.
    Veterans: If you are claiming veterans’ preference you must submit a copy of your DD-214, ‘Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty,’ (Member 4 copy is preferred), showing the dates of active duty, type of discharge, and character of service (must be honorable) OR written documentation from the armed forces that certifies you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted.

    If you are claiming 10-point veterans’ preference, in addition to the documents specified above, you must submit documentation that supports your claim as shown on the back of the .

    If you are claiming Sole Survivorship Veterans’ Preference (SSP), please provide the documentation you received granting this preference.

    Additional information on veterans’ preference can be found in the .

    Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) eligibles: Submit documentation verifying your CTAP/ICTAP eligibility – this includes a copy of the agency notice and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level and duty location.

    Please note that documents selected for transfer from your USAJOBS profile are NOT automatically added to your application. You need to transfer your document(s) in the ‘Documents’ step during the application process.

    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 .

    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.


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