Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs FORESTER, GS-0460-9/11 in Dulce, New Mexico
Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
1 vacancy in the following location:
- Dulce, NM
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent
Opened Thursday 9/22/2016 (29 day(s) ago)
** Closes Tuesday 11/8/2016 (18 day(s) away)
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.
THIS POSITION IS ALSO BEING ADVERTISED UNDER MERIT PROMOTION ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER CRPA 156/16 READV. STATUS APPLICANTS WHO WISH TO BE CONSIDERED UNDER BOTH MERIT PROMOTION AND COMPETITIVE PROCEDURES MUST SUBMIT A SEPARATE APPLICATION FOR EACH ANNOUNCEMENT.
Vacancy ID: 1807536
*FORESTER, GS-0460-9/11, *
Posn.#4400071, Southwest Region,
Branch of Forestry - Forest Development,
Dulce, New Mexico
GS-11: $59,256 - $77,033 Per Annum
GS-09: $48,977 - $63,665 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 may be appointed under the Excepted Service Appointment Authority Schedule A, 213.3112(A)(7).
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:
- Plan, directs and manages project activities for the Forest Development program including forest inventories, pre-commercial thinning and reforestation.
- Uses and maintains the Financial Business Management System (FBMS) to monitor forest development accounts and funds obligated to the program.
- Prepare, organize and maintain project information such as statements of work, technical specifications, implementation guidelines and section reports.
- Supervise the management and maintenance of a containerized tree seedling greenhouse facility.
- Serve as a Contracting Officer's Representative or Associate Contracting Officer's Representative on service purchase orders and contracts.
- Prepares and administers forest development contacts, service purchase orders, and proposals.
- Utilize the GIS and GPS for creating, collecting and analyzing forest development project data, and creating project maps.
- Occasional Travel
- Occasional travel for work assignments, meetings and/or training.
- TRAVEL AND RELOCATION EXPENSES WILL BE AUTHORIZED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FEDERAL TRAVEL REGULATIONS.
- US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED.
- BACKGROUND SECURITY INVESTIGATION WILL BE REQUIRED FOR ALL NEW HIRES.
- APPOINTMENT MAY INCLUDE A REQUIREMENT FOR ONE YEAR PROBATIONARY PERIOD.
- APPLICATIONS WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED ONLINE OR BY FAX.
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: (OPM Operating Manual, Qualification Standards for Professional and Scientific Positions and Individual Occupational Requirements for GS-0460, Forestry Series).
BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL GRADES:
A.Degree (bachelor's or higher: forestry; or a related subject-matter field that included a total of at least 30 semester hours in any combination of biological, physical, or mathematical sciences or engineering, of which at least 24 semester hours of course work were in forestry. The curriculum must have been sufficiently diversified to include courses in each of the following areas:
Management of Renewable Resources -- study of the science and art of managing renewable resources to attain desired results. Examples of creditable courses in this area include silviculture, forest management operations, timber management, wildland fire science or fire management, utilization of forest resources, forest regulation, recreational land management, watershed management, and wildlife or range habitat management.
Forest Biology -- study of the classification, distribution, characteristics, and identification of forest vegetation, and the interrelationships of living organisms to the forest environment. Examples of creditable courses in this area include dendrology, forest ecology, silvics, forest genetics, wood structure and properties, forest soils, forest entomology, and forest pathology.
Forest Resource Measurements and Inventory -- sampling, inventory, measurement, and analysis techniques as applied to a variety of forest resources. Examples of creditable courses include forest biometrics, forest mensuration, forest valuation, statistical analysis of forest resource data, renewable natural resources inventories and analysis, and photogrammetry or remote sensing.
B.Combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major in forestry, or at least 30 semester hours in any combination of biological, physical, or mathematical sciences or engineering, of which at least 24 semester hours were in forestry. The requirements for diversification of the 24 semester hours in forestry are the same as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: In addition to meeting the basic entry level qualification requirements, applicants must have the following:
GS-11:1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 grade level that included work in developing, implementing, administrating, and evaluating a wide variety of forest development projects; greenhouse facility management; planning and layout of unit boundaries for commercial forest stand improvement and reforestation projects; stand examination and inventory; preparation of documents relating to commercial forest stand improvement and reforestation activities; OR 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.
GS-09: 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 grade level that included work involving greenhouse facility management and seed cone collection and processing; planning and layout of unit boundaries for commercial forest stand improvement and reforestation projects; stand examination and inventory; preparation of documents relating to commercial forest stand improvement and reforestation activities, and other forest development matters; OR 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) to perform successfully the duties of the position, and is typically in or related to the position to be filled.
FOREIGN EDUCATION:If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.
Qualifying education from colleges and universities in foreign countries must be evaluated in terms of equivalency to that acquired in U.S. colleges and universities. Applicants educated in whole or in part in foreign countries must submit sufficient evidence, including transcripts, to an accredited private organization for an equivalency evaluation of course work and degree. You must provide a copy of the letter containing the results of the equivalency evaluation upon request. Failure to provide such documentation when requested will result in lost consideration.
For more information regarding evaluation of foreign education for federal employment, please visit the U.S. Dept of Ed.
SUITABILITY, CLEARANCE & REQUIREMENTS: A background security investigation will be required for all new hires. Appointment will be subject to the applicants successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.
OTHER: Incumbent is required, as an incidental duty, to operate a government-owned or leased motor vehicle, in the performance of duties; therefore, a valid drivers license is required. Incumbent must have a safe driving record within the three-year period immediately preceding submittal of GSA Form 3607 and be able to meet the safe driving requirements of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
TELEWORK: The Bureau of Indian Affairs has determined that the duties of this position are not suitable for telework under any circumstances.
Q - Nonsensitive
What To Expect Next
Once the online questionnaire is received, you will receive an acknowledgement email notifying you that your submission was successful. After a review of your application is made, you will be notified regarding your rating and referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted.
The Bureau of Indian Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/PayandBenefits
CTAP & ICTAP APPLICANTS:Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) participants who are well qualified may apply for this position. To be eligible for consideration under CTAP, an applicant must provide written notification that they will be losing their current federal position. To be eligible for consideration under ICTAP, an applicant must provide proof that they have lost their federal position within the last year. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position. Federal employees seeking CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit proof that they meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.605(a) for CTAP and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP. This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of their most recent Performance Rating and a copy of their most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location. Please annotate your application to reflect that you are applying as a CTAP or ICTAP eligible. For more information regarding CTAP & ICTAP, please visit http://www.opm.gov/rif/employeeguides/careertransition.asp
NOTICE TO MALE APPLICANTS: Section 1622 of the Defense Authorization Act of 1986, prohibits any male born after December 31, 1959, from being appointed to a position in an executive agency if he has knowingly and willfully failed to register with the Selective Service System. Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, will be required to complete a certification document to confirm their Selective Service registration status, if selected for appointment.
Additional selections may be made from this announcement if identical vacancies occur within 90 days from the closing date
Salary Range: $48,977.00 to $77,033.00 / Per Year
Series & Grade: GS-0460-09/11
Promotion Potential: 11
Supervisory Status: No
Who May Apply: United States Citizens
Control Number: 451276100
Job Announcement Number: CRPA-D1702