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.
FORESTER (TIMBER SALES), GS-0460-13/14, #4400003,
DOI, BIA, Office of Deputy Director, Trust Services,
Division of Forestry, Washington, D.C.
GS-14: $106,263 - $138,136 Per Annum
GS-13: $89,924 - $116,901 Per Annum
AMENDMENT: This amends the vacancy announcement to include competitive procedures under CHR-14-D-015. THIS POSITION IS ALSO BEING ADVERTISED UNDER COMPETITIVE ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER CHR-14-D-015. STATUS APPLICANTS WHO WISH TO BE CONSIDERED UNDER BOTH MERIT PROMOTION AND COMPETITIVE PROCEDURES MUST SUBMIT A SEPARATE APPLICATION FOR EACH ANNOUNCEMENT.
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: If the position is filled at a lower grade level, subsequent promotion to the next grade level will be processed without further competition under the Merit Promotion Program at such time as performance and qualification requirements are met and classification review discloses the duties being performed properly warrant classification to the next higher grade level.
SUMMARY OF DUTIES:
Develop and formulate Regional standards, handbooks, directives, and policy memorandum covering all phases of forest management.
Responsible for coordinating forestry program with other Federal and State agencies and Tribal programs in the area of land use for the optimum benefit to the Indian land owner.
Prepare budget and recommend allocation of available funds for forest development, fire preparedness, forest planning and inventory, fire rehabilitation, and forestry interns and cooperative students.
Participate as a member or team leader in the data gathering, review, and analysis for the preparation of integrated Resource Management Plans.
Serve as staff specialist and expert consultant regarding Forest Product Sales and Administration and Marketing.