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Job Title:Student Trainee (Rangeland Management) (Pathways Internship), GS-0499-03/04

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs

Job Announcement Number:BIA-NCCE 14/03 (1028711) OC

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$25,181.00 to $36,746.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, January 13, 2014 to Monday, March 31, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0499-03/04

POSITION INFORMATION:

Multiple Schedules - Internships NTE 1 YEAR

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

04

DUTY LOCATIONS:

20 vacancies in the following location:
Location Negotiable After Selection, United States

WHO MAY APPLY:

All Indian Preference Student/Internship Program Eligibles

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Q - Nonsensitive

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB 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.

 

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 2014. 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.)

The Open Continuous Announcement (OCA) allows acceptance of the applicants throughout the year with eligible applicants being placed on the OCA register and referred for consideration as vacancies occur. The first Cut-Off date for receipt/referrals of applications to be considered for available vacant positions will be 03/05/2014. Other Cut-Off dates will be established based on the date that requests for the List of Eligibles are received to fill other vacancies. The applicants with 10-point Veterans’ Preference who submit a complete application after a Cut-Off date but before the List of Eligibles is issued, will be considered and referred on the List, if qualified. Your applicant period of eligibility will be for six (6) months. The system automatically populates your Eligibility Begin Date when your application is rated and your Eligibility End Date is calculated based on the start of the 6-month period of eligibility. You must reapply to keep your application active.

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.

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • 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
  • TEMPORARY NOT-TO-EXCEED 1 YEAR

DUTIES:

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Student Trainee (Rangeland Management)

As a student trainee with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, you will train and gain experience by working with rangeland management professionals in performing technical and basic professional duties pertaining to range management work.

Additional duties may consist of but not limited to:

·         Assisting with inspecting conditions of grazing boundaries, water developments, and proper distribution and movement of livestock.

·         Serving as a member of a work crew on range improvement projects.

·         Assisting in rangeland management analyses by performing support tasks like driving stakes, measuring, recording plants identified by the supervisor which provide incumbent the experience to learn plant identification, soil classification, and use of various devices and technology used in the profession.

·         Receiving other assignments to broaden knowledge of Bureau activities in the related program functions, such as timber, fire, wildlife and recreation.

 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 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 the GS-3 grade level: Completion of 1 academic year of post-high school study.

 

For the GS-4 grade level: Completion of 2 academic years of post-high school study or associate’s degree leading to a bachelor’s degree with specialization in or directly related to the position such as Range, Soil Science, Crop Science, Agronomy, Agricultural Discipline, or related natural resource disciplines.

 

NOTE:  One (1) year of education is defined as two semesters (30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours).


NOTE:  Copies of unofficial transcripts/proof of enrollment must be provided at the time of application to support your educational claims.  If selected, OFFICIAL transcripts/proof of enrollment must be submitted prior to establishing a start date.

Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at -
http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html
Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. Please include this information in your resume.

Application material 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.

 

MOTOR VEHICLE OPERATION: Not required to operate a vehicle.

 

TELEWORK INDICATOR: The Bureau of Indian Affairs has determined that duties of this position are not suitable for telework.

 

Pathways Internship Program Requirements:

·        Must be at least 16 years of age (17 years if operating a motor vehicle)

·        Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.

·        Must be enrolled or have been accepted for enrollment in an accredited school.

·        Must be taking at least half-time course load.

·        Must be in an accepted or enrolled student status until at least 2014.

 

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.


BENEFITS:

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OTHER INFORMATION:

To learn more about the Pathways Internship Program, please visit: the Internship Program page on the Office of Personnel Management's website.

 

If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form.  

 

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.



HOW TO APPLY:

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To Apply Online:

·        Click the Apply Online button and follow the prompts to register

·        Answer the Questionnaire and click on SUBMIT my answers

·        UPLOAD all required documents and other supporting documents

·        To return to a previously saved or incomplete application go

      to   https://applicationmanager.gov/

We strongly encourage you to apply online. However, if you cannot apply online, you may FAX your assessment questionnaire, resume and supporting documents to (478)757-3144 by following the steps below.

To Apply by Fax:

·        Print a copy of the      OPM Form 1203-FX

·        Answer the assessment questionnaire       View Occupational Questionnaire

·        When faxing a completed OPM Form 1203-FX, this will serve as your fax cover and must be placed on TOP of your application and other supporting documents. No other fax page is required. Simply make sure all six pages of the completed OPM Form 1203-FX are on top of all other documents being faxed.

 

Combination Online/Fax:

·        Log into or create your Application Manager account  at      https://applicationmanager.gov/

·        ANSWER the Questionnaire and click on SUBMIT my answers

·        Print the        United States Government Application Cover Page

·        Include the 1028711, SSN, and full name to ensure that your documents are associated with the rest of your application

·        Fax your United States Government Application Cover Page, application, and supporting documents to (478)757-3144

 

Please note that it is the applicant’s responsibility to verify that all information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., questionnaire responses, resume, and any supporting documents) are complete and accurate.

 

All electronic submissions and/or faxes must be completed by 11:59PM EST Monday, March 31, 2014. 



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

1. Letter of Interest

2. Your Résumé – Must contain the following:

·        Job Announcement Number

·        Work Experience: Position Title; Dates – from (mm/yy) to (mm/yy); Hours worked per week; Current Supervisor’s Name and Telephone number; and Duties

·        Education

·        References

3. A complete  View Occupational Questionnaire 

4. A recommendation letter from a tribal member and Academic Advisor

5. OF 306 – Declaration for Federal Employment

6. Applicant Screening Questionnaire

7. Form GSA 3607 Motor Vehicle Operator’s License and Driving Record. No supervisory signature required.

8. Other supporting documents:

·             Form BIA 4432, Verification of Indian Preference for Employment (required for claiming Indian Preference). The form must be completed by the appropriate official with the federally-recognized tribe where the applicant is enrolled as a member. No other form will be accepted.

·     Copies of your College transcript(s).      

·     Form DD-214, if claiming 5 point     veteran's preference. If claiming 10 point or more veteran’s preference, submit Form DD-214, Standard Form 15 and required proof of entitlement from the VA.

 

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Brenda Woods-Brown
Phone: (785)749-8493
Email: BJBROWN@FS.FED.US
Agency Information:
Div of Forestry Wildland Fire Mgmt
155 Indian Ave Box 5018
Pontiac Hall Room 100
Lawrence, KS
66046

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and or referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted. 


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Job Announcement Number:

BIA-NCCE 14/03 (1028711) OC

Control Number:

359090000