This Position Is No Longer Available

Job Title:BIOLOGICAL TECHNICIAN (MONITORING), GS-0404-6/7

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs

Job Announcement Number:CRPA 03/13

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$34,907.00 to $50,431.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, November 30, 2012 to Monday, December 31, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0404-06/07

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

7

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Albuquerque, NM United States

WHO MAY APPLY:

AREA - WIDE / INDIAN PREFERENCE / CURRENT STATUS EMPLOYEES OR FORMER EMPLOYEES WITH REINSTATEMENT ELIGIBILITY / VEOA ELIGIBLES

JOB SUMMARY:

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is the lead agency for the United States in carrying on a government-to-government relationship with the tribal nations. A challenging and dynamic place to work, it enhances the quality of life, promotes economic opportunity, and carries out the responsibility to protect and improve the trust assets of American Indians, Indian tribes and Alaska Natives.

Vacancy ID: 772360

 

BIOLOGICAL TECHNICIAN (MONITORING), GS-0404-6/7,

#4400032F, Southwest Region, Deputy Director – Trust

Services, Division of Natural Resources, Forestry and

Wildland Fire Management, Albuquerque, New Mexico

 

GS-6: $34,907 - $45,376 Per Annum

GS-7: $38,790 - $50,431 Per Annum

 

NOTE: TRAVEL AND RELOCATION EXPENSES ARE NOT AUTHORIZED.  ANY RELOCATION EXPENSES ASSOCIATED WITH REPORTING FOR DUTY WILL BE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE SELECTED EMPLOYEE.  GOVERNMENT HOUSING IS NOT AVAILABLE.

 

INDIAN PREFERENCE: Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference Act of 1934 (Title 25, USC, Section 472). Verification of Form BIA-4432 must be submitted with the application if claiming Indian Preference. Indian Preference eligibles that are not currently employed with the Federal service will be appointed under the Excepted Service Appointment Authority Schedule A, 213.3112(A)(7). Consideration will be given to non-Indian applicants (Status or Reinstatement eligibles) in the absence of a qualified Indian Preference eligible.

 

VETERANS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES ACT (VEOA): Preference eligibles may apply for permanent positions (career or career-conditional appointments) under merit promotion procedures for VEOA appointments; however, veteran’s preference is not a factor in these appointments. To be eligible for a VEOA appointment, a veteran must be a preference eligible OR veteran separated after 3 or more years of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions. Applicants must submit a copy of their DD-214 for verification of eligibility. For more information, click here: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/shav/index.aspx#veoa

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship is Required.
  • Selectee is subject to a background security investigation.
  • Appointment may include a requirement for one year probationary period.
  • Applications will only be accepted online or by Fax to 1-478-757-3144.

DUTIES:

NOTE: If the position is filled at a lower grade level, subsequent promotion to the next grade level will be processed without further competition under the Merit Promotion Program at such time as performance and qualification requirements are met and classification review discloses the duties being performed properly warrant classification to the next higher grade level.

 

SUMMARY OF DUTIES:

 

  • Serves as a lead and/or trainer for agency and tribal employees or volunteer to establish monitoring plots in a variety of fuel/vegetation types and process and analyze data. 
  • Monitors work progress, analyzes and solves operational problems, recognizes and reports system design flaws, and recommends solution or alternatives. 
  • Works with the Agency Fuels Specialist to ensure compliance with Agency and departmental fuels monitoring policies and procedures.
  • Identifies grasses, herbs, and shrub and tree species occurring on tribal lands in the Southwest.
  • Prepares field maps and photographs of natural or sensitive features.
  • Participates in prescribed fire and wildland fire activities, primarily to monitor environmental conditions, fire behavior and fire effects.
  • Knowledge of the requirements imposed by legislation and regulation such as NEPA, the Clean Air and Water Acts, and the Endangered Species Act.
  • Must possess a Valid State Driver’s License and meet the driving policy requirements.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:  (OPM Operating Manual, Qualification Standards for Technical and Medical Support Positions, GS-0404).

 

GS-7:  1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-6 grade level OR 1 full year of graduate level education directly related to the position.

 

GS-6:  1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-5 grade level.

 

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:  Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA’s) to perform successfully the duties of the position, and is typically in or related to the position to be filled. Examples of specialized experience include, but are not limited to, performing  complex vegetation monitoring by tracking vegetation change related to prescribed fire and fuels reduction as well as range rehabilitation and wildlife habitat improvement projects. 

 

This is a permanent, full-time seasonal position and is subject to furlough when services are not needed due to lack of work, funds, or unforeseen circumstances.


 

SUITABILITY, CLEARANCE & REQUIREMENTS:  A background security investigation will be required for all new hires. Appointment will be subject to the applicant’s successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.

 

OTHER:  Incumbent is required, as an incidental duty, to operate a government-owned or leased motor vehicle, in the performance of duties; therefore, a valid driver’s license is required. Incumbent must have a safe driving record within the three-year period immediately preceding submittal of GSA Form 3607 and be able to meet the safe driving requirements of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

As part of the application process, you are required to respond to a series of questions designed to assess your possession of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

 

  • KNOWLEDGE OF VEGETATION AND FUELS AND FIRE MONITORING METHODS
  • KNOWLEDGE OF AGENCY AND DEPARTMENTAL FUELS MONITORING POLICIES AND PROCEDUCES
  • KNOWLEDGE OF CURRENT MONITORING /SAMPLING SOFTWARE
  • KNOWLEDGE OF GIS AND GPS SOFTWARE

 

We will compare your resume and supporting documentation to your responses on the assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your resume, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities.


BENEFITS:

The Bureau of Indian Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered: http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc

 



OTHER INFORMATION:

CTAP & ICTAP APPLICANTS: Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) participants who are well qualified may apply for this position. To be eligible for consideration under CTAP, an applicant must provide written notification that they will be losing their current federal position. To be eligible for consideration under ICTAP, an applicant must provide proof that they have lost their federal position within the last year. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position. Federal employees seeking CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit proof that they meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.605(a) for CTAP and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP. This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of their most recent Performance Rating and a copy of their most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location. Please annotate your application to reflect that you are applying as a CTAP or ICTAP eligible. For more information regarding CTAP & ICTAP, please visit http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp

 

NOTICE TO MALE APPLICANTS: Section 1622 of the Defense Authorization Act of 1986, prohibits any male born after December 31, 1959, from being appointed to a position in an executive agency if he has knowingly and willfully failed to register with the Selective Service System. Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, will be required to complete a certification document to confirm their Selective Service registration status, if selected for appointment.

 

The Bureau of Indian Affairs has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.

 

 



HOW TO APPLY:

To Apply Online:

  • Click the Apply Online button and follow the prompts to register
  • Answer the Questionnaire and click on SUBMIT my answers
  • UPLOAD all required documents and other supporting documents
  • To return to a previously saved or incomplete application go to https://applicationmanager.gov/

We strongly encourage you to apply online. However, if you cannot apply online, you may FAX your assessment questionnaire, resume and supporting documents to (478) 757-3144 by following the steps below.

 

To apply by Fax:

  • Print a copy of the OPM Form 1203-FX
  • Answer the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire
  • When faxing a completed OPM Form 1203-FX, this will serve as your fax cover and must be placed on TOP of your application and other supporting documents. No other fax page is required. Simply make sure all six pages of the completed OPM Form 1203-FX are on top of all other documents being faxed

 

Combination Online/Fax:

  • Log into or create your Application Manager account at https://applicationmanager.gov/
  • ANSWER the Questionnaire and click on SUBMIT my answers
  • Include the Vacancy Identification Number 772360, SSN, and full name to ensure that your documents are associated with the rest of your application
  • Fax your United States Government Application Cover Page, application, and supporting documents to (478) 757-3144

Please note that it is the applicant's responsibility to verify that all information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., questionnaire responses, resume, and any supporting documents) are complete and accurate.

 

All electronic submissions and/or faxes must be completed by Monday, December 31, 2012.

 

NOTE: Submission of a resume alone is not a complete application. This position requires the submission of additional forms as described under the REQUIRED DOCUMENTS section. Failure to provide the required information and/or documentation may result in your application not being considered for employment.

 



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

    The following forms must be submitted in order to have a complete application:

     

  • 1. Resume- Must contain the following:
  • Job Announcement Number
  • Work experience: include Position Title; Dates - From (mm/yy) To (mm/yy); Salary; Hours per week; Current Supervisor's Name and Telephone number; and Duties
  • Education
  • References
  • 2. Form BIA 4432, Verification of Indian Preference for Employment, is required for claiming Indian Preference. No other form will be accepted.
  • 3. Form DD-214, if claiming 5 pt. veteran's preference or Standard Form 15 with required proof of entitlement, if claiming 10 pt. veteran's preference.
  • 4. College Transcript is required for verification/documentation of qualifying education.
  • 5. Occupational/Assessment Questionnaire, listed in announcement.  Failure to respond to the questionnaire will result in loss of consideration.
  • 6. Copy of most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, current or former Federal employees.
  • 7. GSA Form 3607, Motor Vehicle Operator's License and Driving Report, available at www.gsa.gov/forms. (Optional during the application process; however, selectee will be required to submit as part of the pre-appointment process.)

 

    NOTE: Persons submitting incomplete application will be given credit only for the information they provide. The applicant is responsible for submitting all required documentation in support of their application in order to receive full credit for their Indian preference, veteran preference, experience, training, and/or education. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WILL NOT BE SOLICITED FROM THIS OFFICE

     

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Josie Montoya
Phone: (505)563-5128
Email: JOSIE.MONTOYA@BIA.GOV
Agency Information:
BIA Center for Recruitment Albuquerque
DO NOT MAIL APPLICATIONS
PLEASE FAX TO 478-757-3144
xxxxx, NM
87104

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received, you will receive an acknowledgement email notifying you that your submission was successful. After a review of your application is made, you will be notified regarding your rating and referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted.


Control Number: 332436500
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