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.

Engineering Equipment Operator,
WG-5716-10,
#L060406,
Northwest Region,
Fort Hall Agency,
Branch of Irrigation, Fort Hall, Idaho

WG-10: $22.91 - $26.74 Per Hour

NOTE: TRAVEL AND RELOCATION EXPENSES WILL NOT BE AUTHORIZED. ANY RELOCATION EXPENSES ASSOCIATED WITH REPORTING FOR DUTY WILL BE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE SELECTED EMPLOYEE. THIS POSITION IS SUBJECT TO FAVORABLE RESULTS OF BACKGROUND, DRUG TESTING AND MEDICAL EXAMINATION.

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 of Form BIA-4432 must be submitted with the application if claiming Indian Preference. Indian Preference eligibles that are not currently employed with the Federal service will be appointed under the Excepted Service Appointment Authority Schedule A, 213.3112(A)(7).
 

VETERANS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES ACT (VEOA): Preference eligibles may apply for permanent positions (career or career-conditional appointments) under merit promotion procedures for VEOA appointments; however, veteran’s preference is not a factor in these appointments. To be eligible for a VEOA appointment, a veteran must be a preference eligible OR veteran separated after 3 or more years of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions. Applicants must submit a copy of their DD-214 for verification of eligibility. For more information, click here: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/shav/index.aspx#veoa

 

FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES: Former Federal Employees are required to indicate whether they received a Voluntary Separation Incentive Payment (VSIP) buyout in their previous employment with the Federal government, and are required to submit a copy of the applicable Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) regarding the VSIP. The majority of individuals, who accept reemployment with the Federal government within 5 years of receiving the VSIP amount, must repay the gross amount of the separation pay prior to reemployment.

Duties

SUMMARY OF DUTIES: 

*Routine maintenance and non-routine rehabilitation of Project canals, lateral, structures, pipelines, and drains.
*Maintain daily records on the use of labor, equipment and materials for management.
*Assist with planning and makes recommendations for routine maintenance of canals, laterals, structures, pipelines and drains.
*Operate various types of heavy construction equipment in all types of terrain for completion of job duties.
*Install and remove all heavy equipment manufacturers attachments with tools recommended for completion of assignment.
*Train lower level employees who have never been exposed to various types of terrain to ensure proper equipment procedure is followed.
*Analyze safe practices of heavy equipment to ensure compliance with operating procedures.
*Interpret operating instructions of Heavy Equipment to accomplish assigned tasks or work orders effectively and accurately.