Job Overview


The Bureau of Indian Affairs is the lead agency for the United States in carrying on a government-to-government relationship and carry out the responsibility to protect and improve the trust assets of American Indians, Indian tribes and Alaska Natives.

This position is located in the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Rocky Mountain Region; Wind River Agency and you can find more information specific to our organization at U.S. Department of the Interior, Indian Affairs.

INDIAN PREFERENCEPreference 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.  Indian preference eligibles that are not currently employed in the Federal service will be appointed under the Excepted Service Appointment Authority Schedule A, 213.3112(A) (7).  Consideration will be given to Non-Indian applicants (Status or Reinstatement eligibles) in the absence of a qualified Indian Preference eligible.  Applicants not entitled to Indian Preference must be Federal civilian employees with competitive status or former Federal civilian employees with reinstatement eligibility and must submit latest Notification of Personnel Action, SF-50B, as proof.

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.

Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA)


As a Forestry Technician (Prevention & Mitigation), you will;

  • Prepare and implement the wildland fire prevention and mitigation plan ensuring that it is well coordinated.
  • Assist in planning for both short and multi-year activities in wildland fire prevention and mitigation.
  • Assist in developing a coordinated approach to hazardous fuels reduction with particular emphasis on wildland/urban interface.
  • Monitor wildland fire prevention and mitigation activities and evaluates the effectiveness of the programs.
  • Works with the public to promote prevention and mitigation awareness of wildland/urban interface fire issues through meetings, personal contacts, radio and news releases.  

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No