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    Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Reorganization 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 not currently employed in Federal service may be appointed under the Excepted Service Appointment Authority Schedule A, 213.3112(a)(7). Consideration will be given to Non-Indian applicants in the absence of qualified Indian Preference eligibles. For more information about Indian preference or to obtain BIA Form 4432 application instructions, please see https://www.bia.gov/jobs.

    This position is located with Bureau of Indian Affairs, Deputy Director, Trust Services, Division of Wildland Fire Management in Location Negotiable After Selection, United States. The Pathways Internship Program provides opportunities to students who wish to explore careers in Forestry as paid Federal employees working during the summer for BIA. Upon successful completion of the Pathways Internship Program, students may be non-competitively placed into career-conditional positions within the BIA.
    This internship opportunity will start mid to late May 2018.

    All new hires earn the beginning salary of their pay grade (Step 1). See 2018 pay charts here https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/salaries-wages/2018/general-schedule/ , select the duty station from the Location Negotiable After Selection, United States and find that pay chart. If no specific chart is listed for this geographic location, see the "rest of U.S." chart.

    AMENDMENT: This amends the vacancy to read as follows:
    THIS IS TO EXTEND THE CLOSING DATE AN ADDITIONAL TWO WEEKS, THE POSITION NOW CLOSES ON 04/09/18.

    To receive consideration for vacancies, applicants must submit complete applications prior to the established cut-off date(s). Application cut-off dates are 03/02/18 and 04/09/18.


    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.

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    Responsibilities

    As a Student Trainee (Forestry), GS-0499-2/3/4, your typical work assignments and/or responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:

    As a student trainee, you will:

    • Serve in a developmental role as a forester program performing tasks such as marking and/or thinning timber; take simple measurements such as running compass lines, measure and record distances, heights, diameters and growth of trees. Learn plant terminology and identification, soils classification, and use of aerial photos.
    • Become familiar with the proper forestry instruments to perform the work and the proper care of those instruments.
    • Receiving orientation pertaining to the organizational structure of the Bureau and its methods of managing trust forest resources.
    • Receiving other assignments to broaden knowledge of BIA activities in the related program functions, such as wildlife and recreation.
    The full performance level of this position is GS-4. Identification of promotion potential in this announcement does not constitute a commitment or an obligation on the part of management to promote the employee selected at some future date. A career ladder promotion is at the discretion of management, and in no way guaranteed.

    TELEWORK: Indian Affairs has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework only during an emergency or natural disaster.

    PATHWAYS INTERNSHIP PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: The following eligibility requirements must be maintained throughout the duration of the Internship appointment:
    • Be at least 18 years of age
    • Full-time enrollment
    • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
    • Maintain a valid Pathways Program Participant Agreement
    • Enrolled in an accredited college or university seeking a bachelor's degree in Forestry

    Physical Requirements: Incumbents must possess the physical capabilities required for the position such as; long periods of standing, walking over rough, steep, or rocky surfaces, recurring stooping, reaching, bending, as well as occasional lifting heavy objects; up to 50 pounds. Any condition, which would cause you to be a hazard to yourself or to others, will disqualify you for employment.

    Failure to meet any of these requirements will disqualify you for employment.

    Travel may be required for summer rotational assignments and other developmental activities.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required for summer rotational assignments and other developmental activities.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    4

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/491113100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.