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.
SUPERVISORY FORESTER, GS-0460-15,
#4400001A, Office of Trust Services,
Division of Forestry and Wildland Fire Management,
GS-15: $124,995 - $157,100 Per Annum
NOTE: DUE TO THE URGENCY IN FILLING THIS POSITION, THE LENGTH OF ADVERTISEMENT HAS BEEN SHORTENED.
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, veterans 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.
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.
SUMMARY OF DUTIES:
Incumbent addresses all issues of policy, guidance, and internal and external coordination for all trust resource programs related to Forestry, Wildland Fire and Aviation Management.
Develops national policies, standard guides and instructions covering all phases of work involved in the mangement of Indian and Alaska Native forest resources.
Evaluates policy and program effectiveness of operations for the purpose of adjusting programs to avilable funds and conformance to Bureau policies, standards, and procedures.
Reviews and prepares narrative budget justifications to include statistical information and other data and reports in support of the program.
Oversees contract administration necessary to accomplish forestry activities.
Develops and finalizes responses to legislative proposals relating to the management of Indian forest resources.
Serves as staffing specialist and expert consultant regarding Forest Development and Timber Sales.