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.

FIRE PROGRAM MANAGER, GS-0401-13, OR 

RANGELAND MGMT SPECIALIST, GS-0454-13,

OR FORESTER, GS-0460-13, #4400312A,

Pacific Region, Deputy Director for Trust Services,

Division of Natural Resources, Sacramento, California

 

GS-13:  $87,586 - $113,860 Per Annum

 

NOTE:  TRAVEL AND RELOCATION EXPENSES AUTHORIZED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FEDERAL TRAVEL REGULATIONS. THE GUARANTEED HOME SALE CONTRACT IS NOT INCLUDED.

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

NOTE: This is a managerial position.  Under provision of the Civil Service Reform Act, first-time managers 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 managerial assignment.

 

SUMMARY OF DUTIES:

Incumbent is responsible for oversight and consolidation of the Region's planning, programming and budgeting including FMPA for the fire and aviation management programs.

Develops and ensures the execution of policies and plans which meet the objectives of Tribes and ensures the integration of fire management considerations into Tribal land management objectives.

Interprets national policy and direction and develops Regional guidelines, standards and specification for the use of automated fire and aviation systems.

Establishes and maintains cooperative relations with Tribal and Tribal groups, local and State governmental groups and other Federal agencies in fire planning, budgeting and program implementation.

Formulates, develops and implements policy and procedures related to prescribed fire and fuels treatment for the purpose of achieving defined resource and fire hazard reduction objectives.

Organizes and oversees a fire protection program that includes fire prevention, presuppression, suppression, and post suppression activities.  Provides guidance, develops policy and reviews the effectiveness of safety standards in the fire and aviation programs.

Devises and maintains recordkeeping systems to provide required information for production reporting, evaluation, control of costs, etc.