Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs IRRIGATION SYSTEM OPERATOR, GS-0459-5 in Lonepine, Montana
Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
1 vacancy in the following location:
- Lonepine, MT
Work Schedule is Full Time - Seasonal
Opened Monday 10/17/2016 (6 day(s) ago)
** Closes Monday 10/31/2016 (8 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.
Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1827345
IRRIGATION SYSTEM OPERATOR, GS-0459-5
Posn.#4621435F, DOI-Bureau of Indian Affairs
Northwest Region, Flathead Agency
Flathead Irrigation Project
GS-05: $32,318 - $42,012 Per Annum
(First time hires to the Federal Government normally start at the lower salary range of the grade level).
NOTE:POSITION IS PERMANENT FULL-TIME SEASONAL AND SUBJECT TO PLACEMENT IN NON-PAY STATUS WHEN SERVICES ARE NOT NEEDED DUE TO LACK OF WORK, FUNDS, OR UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES. AS DESIGNATED DURING THE YEAR, FURLOUGH PERIOD WILL BE A MINIMUM OF TWO (2) AND A MAXIMUM OF TWENTY SIX (26) WEEKS.
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: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/shav/index.aspx#veoa
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.
Additional selections may be made from this announcement if identical vacancies occur within 90 days from the closing date.
SUMMARY OF DUTIES:
Schedule and ensure water delivery to eligible water users.
Log all water requests pertaining to operations.
Communicate with water users involving maintenance and water deliver.
Resolve water disputes as it pertains to Irrigation operations, maintenance and water delivery.
Repair or replace structures in canals and laterals.
Prevent flooding of crops.
Clean debris out of the canal to prevent damage to equipment.
Maintain equipment usage and repair to prevent flooding of canals.
Perform various irrigation duties including dam operations, dam safety and early warning systems with little or no supervision.
Plan and schedule work activities for irrigation assignments requiring completion.
Communicate both orally and in writing with water-users and land owners.
- Occasional Travel
- TRAVEL MAY BE REQUIRED TO ATTEND TRAINING, CONFERENCES AND OTHER WORK RELATED ACTIVITIES.
- 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 Technical and Medical Support Positions, GS-0459 or IOR if applicable).
GS-5: 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-4 grade level OR 4-year course of study above high school leading to a bachelor's degree with courses related to the occupation, if required.
Individual Occupational Requirements
Specialized Experience (for positions at GS-4 and above):
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. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include:
Farming or ranching work that provided knowledge of soil and water conservation practices and irrigation procedures used in the geographical area for which application is made.
Construction, maintenance, or operating work that provided a knowledge of the control, regulation, distribution, and measurement of water.
Controlling, clearing, repairing, and maintaining irrigation ditches, canals, and equipment; or soil conservation or engineering technician work where the duties provided a knowledge of irrigation procedures.
EDUCATION: This education must have been obtained in an accredited business or technical school, junior college, college or university for which high school graduation or the equivalent is the normal prerequisite. One year of full-time undergraduate study is defined as 30 semester hours, 45 quarter hours, or the equivalent in a college or university or at least 20 hours of classroom instruction per week or approximately 36 weeks in a business or technical school.
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 applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.
DECLARATION FOR FEDERAL EMPLOYMENT:As a Federal employee, you will be required to submit a signed and completed "Declaration for Federal Employment," OF-306, to determine your suitability for Federal employment and to authorize a background check for Federal employment.
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 driver's 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 the position are not suitable for telework under any circumstances.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS*:*Incumbent must be physically capable of walking long distances over steep terrain and under adverse weather conditions. Physical effort is required while removing weeds from weed racks and placing and pulling irrigation check boards. Must use both arms and both legs to lift and carry up to one hundred (100) pounds at a time when lifting heavy objects. Work will expose to conditions of mildly hazardous duties such as driving on narrow roads to moderately hazardous work such as participating in emergency type canal repairs, working around heavy construction equipment in operation, climbing steep rocky banks, slippery canal surfaces, materials and so forth.
This position is subject to favorable results of background and medical examination.
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.
Salary Range: $32,318.00 to $42,012.00 / Per Year
Series & Grade: GS-0459-5 /5
Promotion Potential: 5
Supervisory Status: No
Who May Apply: INDIAN PREFERENCE ELIGIBLES / CURRENT STATUS EMPLOYEES OR FORMER EMPLOYEES WITH REINSTATEMENT ELIGIBILITY / VEOA ELIGIBLES.
Control Number: 453605600
Job Announcement Number: NW-17-10