Job Overview

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.

 

"READVERTISEMENT:  APPLICANTS WHO PREVIOUSLY APPLIED UNDER THIS VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT WILL BE CONSIDERED AND NEED NOT RE-APPLY.  YOU MAY PROVIDE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION OR DOCUMENTATION WHICH WAS NOT PREVIOUSLY SUBMITTED."

 

DOI/Bureau of Indian Affairs

Rocky Mountain Region

Wind River Agency

Branch of Fire Management 

 

INDIAN PREFERENCEPreference 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.  Indian preference eligibles that are not currently employed in 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.  Applicants not entitled to Indian Preference must be Federal civilian employees with competitive status or former Federal civilian employees with reinstatement eligibility and must submit latest Notification of Personnel Action, SF-50B, as proof.

 

OTHER INFORMATION: 

 

*Promotion potential: Yes (If selected at the GS-8 level, incumbent can be promoted non-competitively to the full performance level of GS-9 without competition, pending on satisfactory performance and supervisor approval.) 
*Moving expenses authorized: No 
*Eligible for Relocation Company Services: No 
*Travel Required: Yes
*Supervisory Position: Yes
*Valid state Drivers' license:  Yes
*CDL required:  No
*Pre-appointment background investigation:  Yes
*Pre-appointment physical/medical exam:  Yes
*Drug test:  Yes
*Uniform required:  No
*Telework:  The Bureau of Indian Affairs has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework only during an emergency or natural disaster.

 

NOTE: This is a supervisory position.  Under provision of the Civil Service Reform Act, first-time supervisors are required to serve a trial period before their appointment becomes final.  Those who do not satisfactorily complete the trial period will be returned to positions of no lower grade and pay then those they occupied before assuming their supervisory assignment.

 

This is a secondary firefighter position under the special retirement provisions of U.S.C. 8336 (c) (CSRS) and 5 U.S.C. 8412 (d) (FERS).  It requires previous wildland firefighting experience is required to meet qualifications for this secondary (administrative) covered position.

Firefighter retirement coverage of the incumbent depends upon his or her individual work history.

 

Duties

As a Supervisory Forestry Technician (Fire Helicopter Crew Supervisor), you will; 

  • Plan, coordinate and direct helicopter support to execute a wide variety of reservation-wide resource management projects requiring multi-functional participation to complete.
  • Exercise the full range of supervisory duties for a work force which varies from a minimum of four to a maximum of fifteen, sometimes including or or more assistant helicopter managers.
  • Develop and implement an aviation training program for the reservation to comply with policy and standards.
  • Assist supervisor in current and out-year planning of the helitack budget.
  • Perform day-to-day contract administration and works directly with the Contracting Officer.