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Yosemite Jobs: Field Manager - Bureau of Land Management - YosemiteBlog.com

Yosemite Jobs: Field Manager – Bureau of Land Management

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Here’s a job outside of Yosemite in beautiful Bishop, one of my favorite places to visit in the eastern Sierra. There’s tons of hiking, backpacking, fishing, photography, mountain biking and whatever other recreational activity you like to do in Bishop so it’s an awesome opportunity. For this job you do need to have some government qualifications already so take a look at the requirements and if you have any questions visit USAJOBS.gov posting.

Note: This job is located in the eastern Sierra Nevada. There is no Yosemite access during the winter months through Tioga Pass.

Field Manager – Bureau of Land Management

SALARY RANGE: 77,670.00 – 100,976.00 USD per year
OPEN PERIOD: Thursday, August 21, 2008 to Monday, September 22, 2008
SERIES & GRADE: GS-0340-13/13
POSITION INFORMATION: Permanent Full-time
PROMOTION POTENTIAL: 13
DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy – Bishop, Inyo County

WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED:
This vacancy is open to all current career or career conditional
federal employees, former federal employees with reinstatement
eligibility, and persons eligible under Special Hiring Authorities.
Veterans who are preference eligibles or who have been separated from
the armed forces under honorable conditions after 3 or more years of
continuous active service may apply under the Veteran’s Employment
Opportunity Act (VEOA). Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP)
and Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) eligibles
within the local commuting area of this vacancy are also eligible to
apply.

JOB SUMMARY:
Would you like to live and work in a small, remote town, surrounded
by some of the best and beautiful vacation land in the United States?
With Yosemite to the west, Mt. Whitney and Death Valley to the South,
Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest to the East, Bishop, Inyo County’s
largest town (population estimated 3,700), provides an often
breathtaking natural environment in which to live and work. With
approximately 92% of the lands in Inyo County administered by federal
agencies, the preservation of the area’s rugged wilderness character
and natural beauty is virtually ensured. Though remote, Bishop is
located on 395 in the Owens Valley, and as the county’s center of
commerce has services which include banks, medical facilities and
providers, internet providers, restaurants, stores and a municipal
airport which provides charter flights to and from the Bishop Area.
There are elementary schools, high schools, and Cerro Coso Community
College, which though a junior college has four year degrees offered
in conjunction with La Verne and California State University,
Bakersfield. Vocational training is available through Lassen
College/Vocational Training Career Development Center. The remote
and rugged natural beauty of the area attracts international
vacationers and film crews alike. Bishop experiences 4 seasons, and
has year round outdoor recreation opportunities which makes tourism
and outdoor recreation probably the largest industries in the county.
The Yosemite Area Regional Transportation (YART) system runs daily
from communities north of Bishop (Mammoth Lakes, June Lake and Lee
Vining) to Yosemite Valley. Culturally, Bishop is served by the Inyo
County Council of the Arts, Inyo County Public Library, numerous
community centers, cultural interpretive centers, museums and
community based concerts and theater groups. You can find more
information on Bishop, CA and Inyo County at the following websites:

Bishop Welcome


http://www.bishopvisitor.com/chamber/relocation.php3
http://www.inyocounty.us/

If you love the outdoors and remote gems like Bishop, and would like
to work in a natural resource agency whose mission is to sustain the
health, diversity, and productivity of the public lands for the use
and enjoyment of present and future generations, this job may be for
you. Bishop manages 750,000 acres of public lands in Mono and Inyo
Counties which span the length of California’s eastern Sierra. To
enhance customer service and reduce costs, the BLM, Forest Service,
and the National Park Service coordinate land and resource management
and public service in the eastern Sierra. The Bishop Field Office is
co-located with the Inyo National Forest headquarters and both
agencies work together on a wide variety of programs and projects,
sharing scarce-skill employees, and together they manage over 2
million acres of public lands. One-stop shopping for BLM, Forest
Service, and National Park Service information and permits is
provided at the Public Lands Information Center on Main Street in
Bishop and the Interagency Visitor Center in Lone Pine. BLM Bishop
and the Inyo and Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forests provide integrated
wildland fire and fuels management, working together across agency
jurisdictions on the federal lands in the eastern Sierra. Key
resources activities managed by the Bishop Field Office and the Inyo
National Forest include: Forest, wildlife habitat, livestock grazing
archaeological and historical sites, wilderness studies areas, areas
of critical environmental concern, outdoor recreation, mining and
film permits. More information on the BLM Bishop Field Office may be
found at their website:
http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/fo/bishop.html

KEY REQUIREMENTS:
Candidates must be U.S. citizens to receive consideration.
Requires passing an Minimum Background Investigation (MBI)

For a complete job summary and information on how to apply visit USAJOBS.gov.

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