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The Vacancy Identification Number is: 824722
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Enter the lowest grade level (12-12) 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. For more information, please go to the following website: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx
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. 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 resume, 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. For more information, please go to the following website: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/group-stds/gs-prof.asp
You must meet the minimum basic educational/experience requirements for Forestry positions. In addition, you must have at least one year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the next lower level (comparable to GS-11) in the federal service.
5. From the descriptions below, select the letter that most accurately and specifically describes the education and/or experience you have that demonstrates how you meet the Basic Qualification Requirements for GS-12. Mark only 1 response.
6. Carefully read the following descriptions of experience. Select the one that best describes your qualifications for the Forester GS-0460-12. Make sure your resume supports the response that you select.
For each task listed below, select the statement that indicates your level of experience, education, and/or training as it relates to your knowledge, skill, and ability. If you select response D or E, your application must be able to support your claim; otherwise, you may receive a lowered or ineligible rating.
7. Serve as a member or leader of forest timber sale team.
8. Draft instructional and procedural materials that will be used by Regional and tribal forestry programs in timber contracting, contract administration, forest management and timber stand improvement.
9. Obtain information of the timber stand by cruise, and with the method of examining the information acquired, both prior to and after automatic data processing.
10. Use various sampling methods used in the cruise actions.
11. Coordinate program review and oversight to maintain a high level of accountability and foster positive problem/issue resolution and program improvement.
12. Make decisions to resolve problems with a minimum of conflict between State, Federal, private, individual Native allottees and Alaska Native entities.
13. Foster working relationships and coordination with governmental, academic, and private sector entities to ensure delivery of quality services.
14. Exercise leadership and ingenuity in researching new techniques and developing new or substantially modifying routine approaches to attaining desired objectives for assigned programs.
15. Exercise judgment and originality in developing programs, individual projects, and work plans to ensure that they are technically sound and will overcome unusual problems.
16. Develop professional working relationships with other federal land managers to leverage funding and technical assistance for Alaska Native Allotment owners.
17. Complete and reveiw timber contract documents, including financial requirements and their constructive use to authorize the cutting of timber, and to then facilitate wise and correct administration of the timber contracts.
18. Work with timber contracts documents, including financial requirements and their constructive use to authorize the cutting of timber, and to then facilitate wise and correct administration of the timber contracts.
19. Extensive experience aod associate knowledge in the harvest processes from the silvicultural aspect and the various activities and methods used by purchasers to cut and remove timber.
20. Complete reports and financial plans for the timber sale and forest management program funds.
21. Independently plan the work, coordinate with other foresters and subject-matter specialists, resolves technical problems and conflicts, and provide advice on technical questions and interpretations of policies and guidelines for timber sale, forest development and forest management.
22. Possess knowledge of methods of applying various facts and factors of timber stand to the several appraisals techniques of timber harvesting and marketing involved.
23. Use computer software, databases, and models to input cruise data, perform data analysis, and model growth and yeild.
24. Operate and updates various computer models used for forest resource analysis and timber sale appraisals.
25. Assist with the development or modification of computer software to process field data.
26. Enter bid deposits and lump sum sales into the Forestry Module of the Trust Asset Accounting Management System (TAAMS).
27. Develop and use database software in forestry and natural resource management including Geographical Information System (GIS) software.
28. Demonstrate experience and skills in designing and performing forest inventory plot and data collection requirements that will meet Bureau standards.
29. Possess knowledge of forestry principles and practices and an understanding of their relationship to broad Bureau policies, regulations, and established procedures requiring application of resourcefulness, ingenuity and imagination in developing new methods to use where precedent has not been established.
30. Investigate timber and fire trespass, which includes the collection of evidence, witness statements and field data, and evaluation of any site damage. Then the ability to complete an appraisal to determine forest product value, land restoration costs, prepares trespass report and pursues full settlement of all trespass cases.
31. Prepare trespass report and pursues full settlement of all trespass cases.
32. Familiar with activities of the forest products industry that may affect the value and harvest of Indian timber.
33. Abstract information in a manner and form that is usable and clearly and concisely present the results of examinations and reviews.
34. Work with landowners on the long-range timber asset plans and their possible association with tribal economic and social plans and goals.
35. Represent the Bureau at conferences and meetings with presentations and participation in the timber sale program and timber management discussions.
36. Work and contribute in a team setting with other resource professionals.
37. Provide review and comments on Natural Resource management plans by tribal and Bureau staff.
38. Communicate with Branch Manager and Senior Managers to ensure information is thoroughly shared in at timely manner.
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.
39. Failure to agree to the statement below will disqualify you from further consideration for the position.
It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume, veteran's or Indian preference documentation, assessment questions and answers, and SF 50's) is received and is accurate.