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.

NATURAL RESOURCES SPECIALIST, GS-0401-9
#4600068A, Bureau of Indian Affairs,
Great Plains Region, Crow Creek Agency,

Branch of Natural Resources,
Fort Thompson, South Dakota

 

GS-9:  $47,923 - $62,297  Per Annum

 

 

AMENDMENT: THIS AMENDS THE POSITION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT TO INCLUDE COMPETITIVE PROCEDURES AND CHANGES THE CLOSING DATE TO 02/28/14.  STATUS APPLICANTS WHO WISH TO BE CONSIDERED UNDER BOTH MERIT PROMOTION AND COMPETITIVE PROCEDURES MUST SUBMIT TWO COMPLETE APPLICATIONS. NON-STATUS APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT AN APPLICATION FOR ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER CHR-14-D-014 IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED.

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.

 

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 EMPLOYEESFormer 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:  Assists in administering a program to Indian landowners and users of Indian land in developing, utilizing, and managing their natural resources:

·        Helps develop a program for the proper management and conservation of the natural resources including farmland, wildlife, and wildlife habitat, recreation, and irrigable land.

·        Responsible for the functions of leasing and permitting of farmland and rangeland based on the long-range objective of sustained yield land-use management while encouraging and promoting the use of trust land by Indians.

·        Relating to natural resources issues, technically consults with Bureau and other federal, state, local, and county agencies on management, development, and implementation plans.

·        Coordinates and directs activities necessary for the protection of Indian trust resources.

·        Coordinates rights protection activities with the offices and representatives of the Solicitor, Regional office, and other Bureau and Departments as necessary.

·        Prepares technical reports and studies related to activities within the branch.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional Travel for field work and/or to atend meetings & training.

Relocation Authorized

  • No