Job Overview


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.

Vacancy ID: 1094638


Posn.# 4400345, Northwest Region,

Colville Agency, Deputy Superintendent,

Trust Services, Forestry,

Nespelem, Washington

GS-7:  $39,179 - $50,932 Per Annum

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:

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.


  • Performs and directs others in completing and processing resource order requests for personnel, equipment, supplies, and/or aircraft for all types of incidents.
  • Coordinates with other dispatch organizations on mobilization, reassignment, and demobilization of resources.
  • Determines the status of available resources and ensures this information is made available in a timely manner.
  • Performs intelligence duties (e.g., resource availability status, management briefings, incident statistics, historical fire and weather analysis, indices charts, mobilization response data, and situation reporting).
  • Operates and/or directs the operation of various dispatch telecommunications systems.
  • Monitors and assures completion of daily, weekly, monthly, and year-end required records, reports, and summaries.
  • Inputs data into a number of fire-related computer applications.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No