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    These are Regional positions for 3 Regions of the USDA Forest Service. Please see the Additional Information section for more information on the Duty Locations.

    Serves as the Tribal Relations Specialist and point of contact for the American Indian Tribes having an interest in the activities relative to the government-to-government trust responsibility.

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    • Duties listed are at the full performance level GS-13.
    • Serve as point-of-contact for the WO, other regions, American Indian Groups including Tribal Councils, Tribal Leaders, Native Corporations and officials of other federal agencies.
    • Responsible for the management of interdisciplinary programs involving partnerships with Indian Tribes.
    • Represent the Regional Forester in the government-to-government relations between the Forest Service and the various tribes within the region, including those who have an interest in the activities of the region and its forests.
    • Provide expert advice using the framework of legal, policy, and manual and handbook guidance.
    • Coordinate and provide training with Forest Supervisors and externals on traditional uses of forests, American Indian customs and practices, working with Tribal Governments, and farm bill applications and sacred sites issues.
    • Participate with counterparts in reviewing and drafting national policy, program processes, and design/development of programs to complement cultural differences between the American Indian Tribal Governments and the Forest Service.
    • Plan projects and activities to ensure protection of American Indian rights and tribal rights and concerns.
    • Knowledge of American Indian cultures in order to communicate effectively with leadership as well as individuals of other organizations, dignitaries and elected officials with respect to critical issues facing American Indian tribes.
    • Work with American Indian tribes who have diverse interests, concerns, issues and values that are often specific to individual tribes.
    • Skill in conflict resolution and interest-based negotiation to resolve conflict, negotiate agreements and achieve objectives with respect to tribal entities.
    • Evaluate the content of new or modified legislation (federal/tribal/state) for projected impact upon organizational programs and resources.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position to attend meetings, trainings and site visits.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/609743300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.