Job Title: Student Trainee (Rangeland Management), GS-0499-03/04Job Announcement Number: BIA-NCCE 13/03 (829124)
Department: Department Of The Interior
Agency: Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
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/ Per Year
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 to
Tuesday, March 05, 2013
SERIES & GRADE:
Full Time -
Temporary NTE 1 YEAR
Many vacancies in the following location:
Location Negotiable After Selection, United States
WHO MAY APPLY:
All Indian Preference Student/Internship Program Eligibles
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.
- 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:Back to top
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:Back to top
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 drivers 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.