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    Indian Affairs provides services to 567 federally recognized tribes with a population of about 1.9 million American Indian and Alaska Natives. Indian Affairs offers an extensive range of programs such as social services, law enforcement and detention services, administration of tribal courts, natural resources management, economic development, implementation of land and water claim settlements, housing improvement, disaster relief, and the replacement and maintenance of schools, roads, and bridges.

    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 wildland fire program management 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.

    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 03/26/18.

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    As a Student Trainee (Fire), 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 performing tasks such as constructing fire control lines using hand tools, removing brush and/or falling small trees with chainsaws, and performing work with hand crews, fire engines, helicopters, and fuels management crews, and fire prevention.
    • Become familiar with wildland fire management activities.
    • Receive orientation pertaining to the organizational structure of the BIA and its methods of managing wildland fire on trust lands.
    • Undertake other assignments to broaden the student's knowledge of the BIA activities in related program areas.
    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.

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    ? United States Citizens who are enrolled or accepted for enrollment on a full-time basis in an accredited institution ? Indian Preference Eligibles (must submit a BIA Form 4432)

    Questions? This job is open to 5 groups.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/491125400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.