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.
Incumbent provides technical support for Soil and Moisture conservation programs on land that often has numerous heirs and is characterized by unusual environmental conditions. Attends formal conservation meetings at the local level to provide and/or gather technical information on application schedules, new programs and changes in any conservation techniques that may be taking place.
*ONLINE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED*
NOTE: APPLICANTS WHO PREVIOUSLY APPLIED UNDER THIS ANNOUNCEMENT WILL BE CONSIDERED AND NEED NOT REAPPLY UNDER THIS READVERTISEMENT. THIS 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. TRAVEL AND RELOCATION EXPENSES WILL NOT BE AUTHORIZED. ANY RELOCATION EXPENSES ASSOCIATED WITH REPORTING FOR DUTY WILL BE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE SELECTED EMPLOYEE.
GS-7: $38,790 – $50,431 Per Annum
GS-6: $34,907 – $45,376 Per Annum
GS-5: $31,315 – $40,706 Per Annum
GS-4: $27,990 – $36,384 Per Annum
GS-3: $24,933 – $32,412 Per Annum
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Additional Duty Location Info:
1 vacancy – Fort Totten, ND
NOTE: If the position is filled at a lower grade level, subsequent promotion to the next grade level will be processed without 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.
Incumbent provides technical support for Soil and Moisture conservation programs on land that often has numerous heirs and is characterized by unusual environmental conditions. Attends formal conservation meetings at the local level to provide and/or gather technical information on application schedules, new programs and changes in any conservation techniques that may be taking place. Develops lease stipulations for agricultural leases to ensure maximum income is achieved for the landowner while protecting and improving the land resource. Responsible for conducting and reporting on field inspections to ensure compliance with the Plan of Conservation Operations. Develops conservation plans for Allotments involving familiar agricultural objectives and treatments. Advises landowners and land users on practices that may be involved in the conservation plan that may include cross fencing, stock water development, critical area planning conservation cropping systems, shelter belts and weed and rodent control. Inspects and certifies construction of practices to verify compliance with design and specifications. Provides information on agricultural assistance available to implement conservation measures. Provides training assistance to lower graded technicians and temporary employees when hired.
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Qualifications and Evaluations
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: (OPM Operating Manual, Qualification Standards for Technical and Medical Support Positions, Individual Occupational Requirements for GS-0458: Soil Conservation Technician Series, and/or BIA Excepted Standards, GS-0458).
GS-7: 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-6 grade level OR 1 full year of directly related graduate education.
GS-6: 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-5 grade level.
GS-5: 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-4 grade level OR successful completion of a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor’s degree (a) with major study in forestry, range management, agriculture, or a subject-matter field directly related to the position, or (b) that included at least 24 semester hours in any combination of courses such as forestry, agriculture, crop or plant science, range management or conservation, wildlife management, watershed management, soil science, natural resources (except marine fisheries and oceanography), outdoor recreation management, civil or forest engineering, or wildland fire science. No more than 6 semester hours in mathematics is creditable.