Bureau of Indian Affairs

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Bureau of Indian Affairs Nespelem, WA, United States
Jun 23, 2017
Full time
NOTE: THIS POSITION IS ALSO BEING ADVERTISED UNDER NW-17-57. STATUS APPLICANTS WHO WISH TO BE CONSIDERED UNDER BOTH MERIT PROMOTION AND COMPETITIVE PROCEDURES MUST SUBMIT A SEPARATE APPLICATION FOR EACH ANNOUNCMENT. 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. Duties 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. NOTE: This is a supervisory position.Under provision of the Civil Service Reform Act, first-time supervisors are required to serve a trial period before their appointment becomes final.Those who do not satisfactorily complete the trial period will be returned to positions of no lower grade and pay then those they occupied before assuming their supervisory assignment. SUMMARY OF DUTIES: Receives direct supervision from the Natural Resource Officer. Based on technical data and professional expertise the incumbent establishes proper carrying capacities, allowable stocking rates, appropriate conservation, and livestock management plans.Responsible for generating and maintaining permit documentation and billing, permit compliance inspections, and documentation for the enforcement of the range management plans and controls. Works closely with Indian and non-Indian livestock owners, and with livestock associations in implementation of range management plans. Prepares and follows written range management plans through to adoption by all range users. Disseminates information to the operators on programs such as NRCS, PSA, and FHA, to validate participation in these programs. Monitors, inspects and analyzes rangeland condition/health to determine effectiveness of management actions; formulates new management actions when necessary to achieve land management goals and objectives.Performs utilization studies to determine stocking rates and the terms of the grazing permits. Supervises the preparation of allocations of grazing privileges, advertisements for sale of surplus grazing privileges, and the issuing of grazing permits.  Supervises encoding, billing, collection, and distribution of rental incomes from grazing permits. Takes appropriate action and makes recommendations to correct delinquencies or terms of violated permits.  Works closely with the Agency/Tribal/Fire Management, Forestry Branch, and other resource personnel in the development of fire plans and other post fire activities; and supervises the implementation of practices in fire rehabilitation plans and monitors their development. Assists the Tribal Council, Land Use Planning Board and the Natural Resources Department in matters pertaining to range management and the permitting program. Provides guidance to the Tribal Council, Land Use Planning Board, Natural Resources Department, and livestock operators with laws, regulations, and policies governing management of Indian trust lands, changes in livestock management, range utilization, grazing allocations, advertisements, rental values and plans for the proper use of the range resources.  Specifies range improvements for incorporation into the range plans to included terms of the grazing permits. Provides technical assistance with the proper placement and installation of range improvement practices, such as water development, re-vegetation, fencing, cattle-guard construction, and brush/weed control. Recommends and request to the Natural Resource Officer for fiscal year federal funds for the Range Program.Prepares and/or supervises the preparation of reports required of the branch; prepares correspondence and news releases for dissemination of information to appropriate individuals; prepares and reviews NEPA documents. Closes Friday 7/21/2017 Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com