EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: (OPM Operating Manual, Qualification Standards for Professional and Scientific Positions, GS-0460 & IOR).
BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL GRADES:
A. Degree in forestry or a related subject-matter field, which includes a total of at least 30 semester hours in any combination of biological, physical, or mathematical sciences or engineering of which as least 24 semester hours of course work were in forestry.The curriculum must be sufficiently diversified to include courses in each of the following areas:
Management of Renewable Resourcesstudy of the science and art of managing renewable resources including courses, such as silviculture, forest management operations, timber management, wildland fire science or fire management, utilization of forest resources, forest regulations, recreational land management, watershed management, and wildlife or range habitat management.
Forest Biologystudy of the classification, distribution, characteristics and identification of forest vegetation and the interrelationships of living organisms to the forest environment including courses such as dendrology, forest ecology, silvics, forest genetics, wood structure and properties, forest soils, forest entomology, and forest pathology.
Forest Resource Measurements and Inventorysampling, inventory, measurement and analysis techniques as applied to a variety of forest resources including courses such as forest biometrics, forest mensuration, forest valuation, statistical analysis of forest resource data, renewable natural resources inventories and analysis, and photogrammetry or remote sensing.OR
B. Combination of education and experiencecourses equivalent to a major in forestry, or at least 30 semester hours in any combination of biological, physical, or mathematical sciences or engineering, or which at least 24 semester hours were in forestry.The requirements for diversification of the 24 semester hours in forestry are the same as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: In addition to meeting the basic entry level qualification requirements, applicants must have the following:
GS-14: 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level. This experience includes providing independent management direction and oversight of a forestry program, including strategic and tactical work plan formulation and project management; budget formulation and management; independent development of complex reports, management plans, policy documents, manuals, handbooks, and other documents; employee development and supervision; familiarity with federal personnel, financial management, and budget computer systems; familiarity with forest inventory systems and software; and experience in managing teams working on timber sales, forest development, wildfire preparedness, fuels management, fire prevention, and other natural resource projects in a complex technical, political and social environment. These examples are not all inclusive (refer to the summary of duties for specialized experience).
GS-13: 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level. This experience includes performing work related to managing a forestry program under close supervision, including development of tactical work plans and assisting with project management; contributing to budget formulation and performing expenditure management and reporting; assisting in the development of complex reports, management plans, and other documents; supervising up to 10 employees; knowledge of federal personnel, financial management, and budget computer systems; knowledge of forest inventory systems and software; and experience as a member of a team working on timber sales, forest development, wildfire preparedness, fuels management, fire prevention, and other natural resource projects of straightforward technical nature and in a political and social environment where these projects are viewed as non-controversial. These examples are not all inclusive (refer to the summary of duties for specialized experience).
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) to perform successfully the duties of the position, and is typically in or related to the position to be filled.
SUITABILITY, CLEARANCE & REQUIREMENTS: A background security investigation will be required for all new hires. Appointment will be subject to the applicants 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 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 Affairs.
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has
determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the
selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.
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:
- MANAGEMENT OF FORESTRY PROGRAMS
- FORESTRY THEORY, PRINCIPLES, AND PRACTICES
- POLICIES AND REGULATORY REQUIREMENT
- INTERPERSONAL SKILLS
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.