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The Vacancy Identification Number is: 834251
SUPERVISORY FORESTER, GS-0460-13/14
Please answer the following Employment Availability Questions by selecting either Yes or No.
Enter the lowest grade level (13-14) you will accept.
The occupational specialty will be selected for you if there is only one, otherwise, select/enter at least one occupational specialty code for this position. The specialty code for this position is:
The geographic location code will be selected for you if there is only one, otherwise, select/enter at least one geographic location in which you are intrested and will accept employment. The location code for this position is:
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?
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 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. Mark only 1 response.
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. Make sure your resume supports your response that you select.
6. 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 Minimum Qualification Requirement for GS-0460-13. Mark only one response.
7. From the descriptions below, select the letter corresponding to the statement that best represents your highest level of experience as a Forester GS-0460-14. Select only one letter.
For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Please select only one letter for each item.
8. Provide leadership, technical direction, and supervision to the staff and overall operations of a Regional Office Forestry program.
9. Account for personnel, budget, property and procurement activities consistent with delegated authorities.
10. Provide leadership and technical direction for the conduct of a wide range of forest management activities and analysis including timber sales, forest development, fuels management, wildfire preparedness and suppression, and fire prevention.
11. Provide leadership and direction for formulating technical forest management procedures, quality assurance and control standards, project documentation and archival.
12. Review draft planning documents, environmental analyses, contracts and agreements, or other technical materials.
13. Review and prepare narrative budget justifications.
14. Furnish statistical and other reports in support of the program, and oversees revision of contract and other forms necessary to accomplish forestry activities.
15. Provide regional leadership and technical direction in the formulation of regional policies and standards for program administration.
16. Represent the BIA at Departmental and interagency forums concerning the development and implementation of associated regional policy and procedures.
17. Study and evaluate trends in the forestry program region-wide.
18. Authorize and direct the development of exhibits and explicative materials relative regional forestry activities.
19. Conduct field visitations to assess effectiveness of national and regional policies and procedures, determine program deficiencies, demonstrate methodologies and techniques, and develop changes acceptable to tribes with forest resources.
20. Monitor the status of government and tribal forest management activities on a regional basis.
21. Direct special projects involving proprietary or sensitive issues and information.
22. Develop Region-wide procedures for the implementation of national BIA and Interior policies and regulations.
23. Develop policies to address and resolve issues specific to the Region.
24. Address and resolve conflicts between Tribal procedures for programs operated under self-governance compacts and Federal regulations, policies and procedures.
25. Review and develop responses to legislative proposals and controlled correspondence.
26. Recommend action where proposed management of public lands may impact Indian rights.
27. Evaluate policy and program effectiveness of operations for the purpose of adjusting programs to available funds and conformance with Bureau policies, standards, and procedures.
28. Make recommendation as to corrective measures.
29. Plan and assigns work to staff.
30. Set priorities and prepare schedules for completion of work.
31. Give direction, counsel, or instruction to individual employees on work matters which affect their employment.
32. Interview candidates for staff positions, making recommendations for appointment, promotion, or reassignment.
33. Participate in the preparation of regulations, manuals, handbooks, technical reports, and other procedural guidance.
34. Review and revise existing issuances and reference materials to ensure conformance with new and existing policies.
35. Provides advice and assistance to Line Officers and field personnel on the interpretation of legislation, regulations, standards, operating orders, and procedures.
36. Facilitate or conduct discussions and panel presentations of forest management policies and procedures; and as necessary makes public presentations or acts as spokesperson before culturally diverse groups on topics of expertise.
VERIFICATION STATEMENT: 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.
37. 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.