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Job Title:Student Trainee (Rangeland Management), GS-0499-03/04

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs

Job Announcement Number:BIA-NCCE 13/03 (829124)

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$24,933.00 to $36,384.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 to Tuesday, March 05, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0499-03/04

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Temporary NTE 1 YEAR

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Many vacancies in the following location:
Location Negotiable After Selection, United States

WHO MAY APPLY:

All Indian Preference Student/Internship Program 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.

The Pathways Internship Program is a streamlined program which replaces the Student Education Employment Program (SEEP) by consolidating the Student Career Experience Program (SCEP) and the Student Temporary Employment Program (STEP). The Program is designed to attract students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions (high school, home-school programs, vocational and technical, undergraduate and graduate) with paid opportunities to work in agencies and explore Federal careers while still in school. This program exposes students to jobs in the Federal civil service by providing meaningful development work at the beginning of their career, before their careers paths are fully established.

These positions are expected to begin Summer 2013. Positions to be filled are Student Trainees in Rangeland Management. The program allows students to gain real, paid work experience while pursuing a college degree in a particular career field. Work locations vary each summer and the duties and locations are designed to provide hands-on experience and training in the specific discipline for which hired. (Students who successfully complete all work, study, qualifications and other eligibility requirements may be offered permanent positions with our agency upon graduation.)

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 Form BIA-4432 must be submitted with the application if claiming Indian Preference.

TEMPORARY POSITION NOT TO EXCEED 1 YEAR - STUDENTS WILL WORK DURING THE SUMMER FOR APPROXIMATELY 10 WEEKS ONLY.

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED
  • BACKGROUND/SECURITY INVESTIGATION REQUIRED FOR ALL HIRES
  • MUST POSSESS A VALID STATE DRIVER'S LICENSE
  • MALES BORN AFTER 12/31/59 MUST BE REGISTERED WITH THE SELECTIVE SERVICE
  • MUST BE ENROLLED AT LEAST 1/2 TIME OR ACCEPTED AS A DEGREE SEEKING STUDENT
  • TERM POSITION NOT-TO-EXCEED 1 YEAR

DUTIES:

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As a Student Trainee in Rangeland Management with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, you will assist other technical and professional staff to manage rangeland and related resources on Indian lands held in trust by the federal government. The trainee position provides hands-on training and work experience designed to prepare students to become fully qualified professional rangeland managers. Duties and developmental opportunities include, but are not limited to:

·         Vegetation inventory to include plant identification, sampling, data storage and analysis

·         Rangeland improvement inventory to include GIS and aerial photo analysis, field inspection, data storage and analysis

·         Rangeland improvement maintenance and construction including fencing, water development, and soil stabilization

·         Noxious weed survey and treatment

·         Interdisciplinary (multiple-resource management) assignments, as appropriate


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Pathways Program candidates will meet the qualification requirements consistent with OPM qualification standards applicable to the position being filled. See qualification requirements at: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/IORs/gs0400/0499.htm

 

For GS-03: enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an accredited institution for a minimum of 12 semester hours and have one full academic year (30 semester hours/45 quarter hours) of study leading to a bachelor's degree in an appropriate discipline related to the position.

 

For GS-04: enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an accredited institution for a minimum of 12 semester hours and  have two full academic years (60 semester hours/90 quarter hours) of study leading to a bachelor's degree in an appropriate discipline related to the position OR have an Associate's degree in an appropriate discipline related to the position.

 

Degree: Range, Soil Science, Crop Science, Agronomy, Agricultural Discipline, or related natural resource discipline.


EDUCATION: Unofficial transcripts are required to verify educational claims. All academic degrees and course work must be completed at a college, or university that has obtained accreditation from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, see: http://www.ed.gov/

Application materials will not be returned.

SUITABILITY, CLEARANCE & REQUIREMENTS: A background security investigation is required. Appointment is subject to the successful completion of the security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.

 

DRIVING REQUIREMENT: Incumbent may be 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 Education.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

A review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the questionnaire. You will receive a numeric rating based on the degree to which your background matches the qualifications required for this position. After review, if a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and experience, your score can and will be adjusted to accurately reflect your abilities. Please ensure that your resume is detailed to include specific experience that pertains to this position, and dates of past employment.  

 

Follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions will affect your rating.


BENEFITS:

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The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at: http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc.



OTHER INFORMATION:

If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form.  

 

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.



HOW TO APPLY:

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APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED BY E-MAIL, MAIL, OR IN PERSON.

To apply for this position, a complete Application Package must be received by 11:59PM EST, Tuesday, March 05, 2013, and include:

1. A Letter of Interest

2. Your Résumé

3. A Letter or Recommendation from an Academic Advisor and from a Tribal Member (optional).

4. A complete Assessment Questionnaire

5. Other supporting documents (See Required Documents).

To begin, click "Apply Online" to create or access your USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire. Please ensure you review your answers for accuracy and click "Submit My Answers" at the end of the process. To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application go to https://applicationmanager.gov/.

 

To fax Supporting Documents you are unable to upload, you must complete this cover sheet using the following Vacancy ID 829124 and fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

 

If you cannot apply online:

1. Click "View Occupational Questionnaire" to print the assessment,

2. Print form 1203FX to provide your response to the assessment,

3. Fax the completed 1203FX with all supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX serves as the cover page for your faxed application when you did not submit the assessment online. 

 

If you submitted your assessment online, please use the one page coversheet above, not the 1203FX.

 



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents are required and must be received by 11:59PM EST Tuesday, March 05, 2013.

1. Letter of Interest

2. Your Résumé

3. A complete Online Questionnaire

4. A recommendation letter from an Academic Advisor and tribal member (optional).

5. OF 306 – Declaration for Federal Employment

6. Applicant Screening Questionnaire

7. Form GSA 3607 Motor Vehicle Operator’s License and Driving Record. No supervisory signature required.

8. Other supporting documents:

·         Form BIA 4432, Verification of Indian Preference for Employment (required for claiming Indian Preference). The form must be completed by the appropriate official with the federally-recognized tribe where the applicant is enrolled as a member. No other form will be accepted.

·         Copies of your College transcript(s).      

·         Form DD-214, if claiming 5 point veteran's preference. If claiming 10 point or more veteran’s preference, submit Form DD-214, Standard Form 15 and required proof of entitlement from the VA.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Brenda Woods-Brown
Phone: (785)749-8493
Email: BJBROWN@FS.FED.US
Agency Information:
Div of Forestry Wildland Fire Mgmt
155 Indian Ave Box 5018
Pontiac Hall Room 100
Lawrence, KS
66046

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

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


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Job Announcement Number:

BIA-NCCE 13/03 (829124)

Control Number:

336268700