A rugged, whitewater river flowing northward through deep canyons, the New River is among the oldest rivers on the continent. New River Gorge National River in West Virginia encompasses over 70,000 acres of land along the New River, is rich in cultural and natural history, and offers an abundance of scenic and recreational opportunities.
Big Southern Butte is one of two domes rising from a sea of basalt near the center of the eastern Snake River Plain in Idaho. The butte is one of the largest volcanic domes in the world, but at 300,000 years old it is also one of the youngest. Hikers who trek to the 7,550-foot high summit are rewarded with spectacular panoramic views. Photo by Devin Englestead, BLM Upper Snake Wildlife Biologist.
First light at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico. Established in November 22, 1939, the refuge has provided a critical stopover and wintering spot for thousands of sandhill cranes, geese and other waterfowl for 75 years. Bosque del Apache's sandhill crane population has multiplied from 18 birds in the 1840s to more than 20,000 birds today. Photo by Kim Hang Dessoliers (www.sharetheexperience.org).
In order to determine whether relocation expenses will be paid for an employee or outside candidate selected to fill the above-referenced position would be in the government's interests, I considered the factors checked below:
_____ (1) the quality and quantity of available candidates in the local commuting area;
_____ (2) the diversity of the local candidate pool;
_____ (3) time constraints for filling the position;
_____ (4) alternative considerations for meeting the human resource needs, such as details,
training, automation, etc.;
_____ (5) the availability of funds for payment of relocation expenses;
_____ (6) the existence of direct hire authority for the position;
_____ (7) the need to provide incentives to prospective candidates due to labor shortages,
working conditions, or other factors;
_____ (8) the possibility of offering other financial incentives such as a relocation bonus,
recruitment bonus, advance pay, etc.
Based on my consideration of the above factors, I have concluded that it
_____ is _____ is not
in the government's interest to pay relocation expenses. Any vacancy announcement or other solicitation for this position will be consistent with this determination.