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Selective Placement for Individuals with Disabilities . . .

Special Accommodations on the Job

We have established an exemplary record in providing a work environment for Bureau of Land Management employees with disabilities that enables them to demonstrate their talents and abilities. Some of the ways we can accommodate your particular needs in the workplace are:

  • Interpreters for persons with hearing impairments
  • Modifications of job duties
  • Restructuring of work sites
  • Alteration of work schedules
  • Acquisition of special equipment or furniture
  • Personal assistance when needed

Types of Appointments

The Bureau of Land Management offers a wide variety of recruitment, placement, and training assistance to qualified persons with a disability. There are several ways in which you can be appointed to a position with the Bureau of Land Management:

Competitive Service Appointment
You can apply for a position with the Federal Government through the competitive evaluation process. For more specific information regarding competitive appointments, visit

Excepted Service Appointment
If you choose not to compete for appointment through the competitive examination process, you may apply directly to the BLM to be considered for employment. As an individual with a disability, you are exempt from the competitive process and can be appointed to an Excepted Service position.

Excepted service appointments are temporary and cover positions from GS-1 through GS-15 level. After two continuous years of successful performance, you may be non-competitively converted to a permanent position with the Bureau of Land Management.

Eligibility for Selective Placement
The selective placement program for individuals with disabilities applies to anyone who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, has a record of such an impairment, or is regarded as having such an impairment.

How to Apply

If you think you may be eligible for appointment under a special authority and would like to lend your talents to the Bureau of Land Management, we want to hear from you. Please call the Bureau of Land Management in Wyoming at 307-775-6122 or e-mail us at When you do, a Human Resource representative will assist you, providing specific information and guidance regarding application procedures for job opportunities.

We also suggest you contact a counselor from either the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) or a State Vocational Rehabilitation agency to assist you in the application process. Our Human Resources representatives work closely with these organizations, since documentation from one of these agencies is required to be considered for a position. For more information for Applicants with Disabilities, go to: