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Job Title:Native American Affairs Specialist

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:Interior, US Fish and Wildlife Service

Job Announcement Number:DS-804653-BM

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$72,907.00 to $112,704.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, January 21, 2013 to Friday, February 08, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0301-12/13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Bloomington, MN United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

The Mission of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service: working with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.

The primary purpose of this position is to serve as the Native American Affairs Specialist for Region 3, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. This position is located in the Office of External Affairs at the Regional Office in Bloomington, MN. This position provides leadership in defining and dealing with natural resource conservation issues (e.g. trust species, permit, development projects and related cultural, sovereign, economic, and legal concerns) and the relationship development and enhancement with tribal members.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship or Naturalized U.S. Citizen
  • Resume' and supporting documents (See How to Apply)
  • Selectee will be required to file OGE 450. (See Requirements)
  • Limited PCS is available for qualified applicants

DUTIES:

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  • Analyzes proposed plans and projects involving Native American interests, related to endangered species, habitat conservation and other pertinent issues on tribal lands.
  • Identifies specific needs, provides guidance and develops employee training to enhance working relationships with Native American tribes and organizations.
  • Develops and carries out comprehensive internal and external outreach strategy on Native American activities and partnerships.
  • Serves as the Regions' representative to Native American tribes, organizations and committees.
  • Recommends technical proposals and remedies for resolving various issues and problems coordinating with interested organizations and partners.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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GS-12: To meet the minimum qualifications, you must have at least 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service, but may have been obtained in the public or private sectors. Examples of specialized experience must demonstrate that you have knowledge of Native American cultures, groups and governing bodies and have assisted in one or more of the following: performing analysis of plans and projects related to complex natural resource conservation issues; providing technical assistance and training on issues related to complex biological and habitat management projects; developing and implementing plans to inform and educate organizations and individuals on environmental issues; working with a variety of groups on natural resource issues complicated by a wide range of factors.

 

GS-13: To meet the minimum qualifications, you must have at least 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service, but may have been obtained in the public or private sectors. Examples of specialized experience must demonstrate that you have technical expertise or have authoritative knowledge of Native American cultures, groups and governing bodies and experience in one or more of the following: performing analysis of plans and projects related to complex natural resource conservation issues; providing technical assistance and training on issues related to complex biological and habitat management projects; developing and implementing plans to inform and educate organizations and individuals on environmental issues; working with a variety of groups on natural resource issues complicated by a wide range of factors.


Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:
http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

 

Requirements

Selectee will be required to file and OGE 450,  Executive Branch Confidential Financial Disclosure Report upon selection and annually thereafter.

 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

CATEGORY RATING: Your application will be evaluated and rated under Category Rating selection procedures. Once the application process is complete, a review of resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.  Qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. The quality categories are: Best Qualified, Well Qualified and Qualified.  Applicants' qualifications will be evaluated on the following knowledge, skills, and abilities or competencies:

·         Ability to analyze plans and projects related to endangered species, habitat conservation and other pertinent issues on tribal lands.

·         Ability to access scientific expertise and recommend technical proposals and remedies for resolving issues.

·         Ability to provide technical assistance on a wide variety of Native American interests.

·         Ability to develop and carry out internal and external outreach strategies and plans

·         Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with Native American tribes, governments, organizations, committees relative to Service projects and Native American interests.

·         Ability to provide guidance, training and assistance to enhance working relationships with Native American tribes and organizations.

 Your rating will be based on both your entire application package as well as the responses to the assessment questionnaire. Please note that if, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your category rating can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities, or you may lose consideration for this position.

The Category Rating Process does not add veterans’ preference points or apply the “rule of three”, but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligibles who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 per cent must be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-9 level or higher).


BENEFITS:

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These links provide an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees:   
http://www.opm.gov/retire/retire_jobseekers.asp or http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc.




OTHER INFORMATION:

If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (member-4 copy) or other proof of eligibility that shows the dates you were on active duty and your character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are claiming Disabled Veterans' preference you must also submit documentation of disability (i.e. VA Disability Verification Letter) and the SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference."  For more information on veterans’ preference see http://www.fedshirevets.gov/.

 

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see www.sss.gov). 

 

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):  For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible see http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap.  To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated Well Qualified or above on the rating criteria for this position.



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes:  

1.   Your Resume

 

2.   A complete Occupational Assessment Questionnaire

 

3.   Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below):

 

4.   College Transcripts (Official transcripts are not required).

 

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, February 08, 2013 

 

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process. 

 

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf 

using the following Vacancy ID 804653. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

 

Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select My Applications, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.

 

If you cannot apply online:

1.    Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire and

 

2.    Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire. The URL is: http://www.opm.gov./forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf  

 

3.     Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents are required and must be received by Friday, February 08, 2013:

1. Your Résumé

2. A complete Occupational Assessment Questionnaire

3. Other supporting documents:

           - Veterans Preference Documentation, if applicable 

           - College transcript(s), if qualifying based on education

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

BRIDGETT McCarthy
Phone: (210)805-2415
Fax: (478)757-3144
Email: BRIDGETT.MCCARTHY@OPM.GOV
Agency Information:
San Antonio Services Section
8610 BROADWAY
SUITE 305
SAN ANTONIO, TX
78217
USA
Fax: (478)757-3144

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received, you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. Based upon your score, you may be referred to the hiring official. If your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly by that office for a possible interview.

You will receive status notifications through Application Manager or via email within 4-6 weeks.


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Job Announcement Number:

DS-804653-BM

Control Number:

334865800