The Bureau of Land Management, Recruitment for a term GS-11/12 position

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The Bureau of Land Management, Socioeconomics Program announces recruitment for a term GS-11/12 position, as a planning – environmental analyst (social sciences), based in Washington, DC.  The appointment will be for a minimum of 13 months, but may be renewed for up to 4 years, if continued funding, program needs, and suitable performance allow.  The recruitment is open to all citizens.  Qualifications include academic preparation in a social science discipline (such as resource or environmental economics, cultural anthropology, sociology, or human geography) and experience in natural resource management.  The application period closes March 4th, 2014.

The link to the recruitment announcement is here:  Please read carefully “How to Apply” and “Required Documents” in the recruitment announcement.

BLM’s Socioeconomics Program handles a growing range of assignments, from assessing the human impacts of extractive resource uses to valuing ecosystem services, modeling urban growth, documenting the subsistence needs of indigenous groups, implementing environmental justice principles, and optimizing the effectiveness of conservation planning.

For further information on our work, please see the BLM Socioeconomics Strategic Plan:  

The BLM manages more land – approximately 245 million acres – than any other Federal agency, primarily located in 12 western states, including Alaska. The Bureau also administers 700 million acres of federal sub-surface mineral estate. The BLM’s multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. For additional information about Bureau of Land Management, please visit  This position is located in the Division of Decision Support, Planning and NEPA, Directorate of Resources and Planning, Washington, D.C.

For questions on the application process, please contact Latese Alexander, phone: 202-912-7321, fax: 202-912-7121, email:

For question’s on BLM’s socioeconomics program, please contact Rob Winthrop, Phone 202-912-7287; email: