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The Vacancy Identification Number is: 750401
Please answer the following Employment Availability Questions by selecting either Yes or No.
Enter the lowest grade level (09-11) you will accept.
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1. Are you submitting Form BIA-4432, Verification of Indian Preference for Employment in the Bureau of Indian Affairs, to claim Indian Preference? Note: You must include and upload your Form BIA-4432. As outlined in the vacancy announcement, this is the ONLY Indian Preference Verification Form that will be accepted.
2. Are you a veteran and submitting a DD-214, Certificate of Release or Honorable Discharge from Active Duty, to verify Veteran's Preference claimed? Note: You must include and upload your DD-214, if claiming 5 pt. or 10 pt. preference and Standard Form 15 including the required supporting documentation, if claiming 10 pt. preference.
3. Are you submitting your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, to verify you are a current status employee or a former employee with Reinstatement eligibility? Note: You must include and upload your latest SF-50 to verify transfer or reinstatement eligibility.
4. Incumbent will be required 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. Do you possess a valid Drivers License?
Do not overstate or understate your level of experience and demonstrated capability. You should be aware that your ratings are subject to evaluation and verification based on the résumé, and other relevant documents you submit, as well as through verification of references as appropriate. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your stated level of experience and demonstrated capability. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you or for dismissing you from the position following acceptance.
You must meet the minimum basic education/experience requirement for Forestry Series, GS-0460.
5. Carefully read the following descriptions below, and select the one that best describes your education/experience. A copy of your college or university transcript(s) must be submitted with your application.
6. Carefully read the following descriptions of experience. Select the one that best describes your qualifications for Forester, GS-0460-9. Make sure your resume supports the response that you select.
7. Carefully read the following descriptions of experience. Select the one that best describes your qualifications for Forester, GS-0460-11. Make sure your resume supports the response that you select.
For each task listed below, select the statement from A through E that best describes your level of experience, education, and/or training. If you select response D or E, your application and/or resume must be able to support your claim; otherwise, you may receive a lowered or ineligible rating. Please select only one letter for each statement.
8. Serve as a member or leader of forest management planning team.
9. Coordinate Bureau and tribal efforts in preparing forest management plans including the formulation of policies, objectives and priorities, and the integration of forest management plans into overall integrated resource plans.
10. Review and critique the technical aspects of Bureau and tribal forest inventory projects, including the adequacy of inventory data and resource analysis to achieve acceptable standards of accuracy.
11. Provide information and technical expertise to BIA line officials and Tribal/Indian owners to enable sound forest resources management decision-making.
12. Coordinate program review and oversight to maintain a high level of accountability and foster positive problem/issue resolution and program improvement.
13. Synthesize current research studies and reports related to forest inventory and management and directs such information to Bureau and tribal personnel.
14. Foster working relationships and coordination with governmental, academic, and private sector entities to ensure delivery of quality services.
15. Exercise leadership and ingenuity in researching new techniques and developing new or substantially modifying routine approaches to attaining desired objectives for assigned programs.
16. Exercise judgment and originality in developing programs, individual projects, and work plans to ensure that they are technically sound and will overcome unusual problems.
17. Develop professional working relationships with other federal land managers to leverage funding and technical assistance for owners.
18. Serve as principal Agency specialist for forest inventory and management planning and provides training, technical assistance, and direction to tribal forestry personnel regarding new or improved methods and techniques for forest inventory, data analysis, and management planning.
19. Prepare Agency specific directives and suggested modifications to handbooks and Bureau manuals on forest inventory and management planning.
20. Complete reports and financial plans for forest management inventory and planning non-recurring funds.
21. Independently plan the work, coordinate with other foresters and subject-matter specialists, resolve technical problems and conflicts, and provide advice on technical questions and interpretations of policies and guidelines for forest inventory and management planning.
22. Operate and update various computer models used for forest resource analysis and growth and yield projections.
23. Assist with the development or modification of computer software to process field data.
24. Perform required statistical analysis on timber inventory data to meet Bureau manual specifications.
25. Develop and use database software in forestry and natural resource management.
26. Design and perform forest inventory plot and data collection requirements that will meet Bureau standards.
27. Utilize ortho-photography and use in timber typing and data analysis using GIS.
28. Manage timber typing and other resource GIS data for use in forest inventory and planning.
29. Work with global positioning system equipment and software in data collection and conversion to the GIS for the Regional data set.
30. Work with the Wildland Fire Management Cartographer in optimizing the use of forestry data for both programs.
31. Serve as a technical expert on GPS use and provide technical assistance to other Bureau staff and tribal representatives when requested.
32. Represent the Bureau at conferences and meetings with presentations and participation in forestry inventory and timber management discussions.
33. Work and contribute in a team setting with other resource professionals.
34. Provide review and comments on Natural Resource management plans by tribal and Bureau staff.
35. Communicate with Branch Managers and Senior Managers to ensure information is thoroughly shared in at timely manner.
INSTRUCTIONS: As previously explained, your ratings in this Occupational Questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification based on the documents and references you submit. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your ratings. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you or for dismissing you from the position/agency during the probation period. Please take this opportunity to review your ratings to ensure their accuracy. By agreeing to the statement below, you are confirming that you: 1) understand this warning; 2) have reviewed your responses to this questionnaire for accuracy; and 3) verify that your responses accurately describe your current level of experience and capability.
36. Failure to agree to the statement below will disqualify you from further consideration for the position.
APPLICANT RESPONSIBILITY: It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume, veterans or Indian preference documentation, assessment questions and answers, and SF50s) is received.