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Forestry Technician Prevention and Mitigation

Company name
Department Of The Interior Bureau of Indian Affairs .

$37,349.00 to $53,955.00

Albuquerque, NM

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$37,349 to $53,955 per year

Pay scale & grade

GS 06 - 07

Work schedule

Full-Time - Full Time

Appointment type



1 vacancy in the following location:

Albuquerque, NM

1 vacancy

Relocation expenses reimbursed


This job is open to

Federal employees

Current or former competitive service employees, including:

Merit promotion

Career Transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)



Military Spouses

Native Americans

Native Americans or Alaskan Natives with a tribal affiliation.


Announcement number

CRPA 23/18

Control number





Vacancy ID: 2028131


Posn. # 4400305, Southwest Region,

Deputy Agency Superintendent - Trust Services,

Branch of Forestry,

Albuquerque, New Mexico.

GS-07: $41,505 - $53,955 per annum

GS-06: $37,349 - $48,549 per annum







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 may 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:

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.

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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.


Prepares and implements or assists in the preparation and implementation of the wildland fire prevention and mitigation plan.

Coordinate with other unit function plans and with cooperating entities.

Assist in planning for both short and multi-year activities in wildland fire prevention and mitigation.

Assists in developing a coordinated approach to hazards fuels reduction with emphasis on wildland/urban interface.

Monitors wildland fire prevention and mitigation activities and evaluates the programs.

Works with the public to promote prevention and mitigation awareness of wildland/urban interface fire issues.

Provides wildland fire prevention education to schools and promotes wildland fire prevention awareness through fairs, rodeos, parades, special events and news media.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel for work assignments, meetings and/or training.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Who May Apply

This job is open to…

Indian Preference Eligible’s / Current Federal Status Employees or Former Federal Employees with Reinstatement Eligibility / VEOA Eligible's

Questions? This job is open to 4 groups.

Job family (Series)

0462 Forestry Technician

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Conditions of Employment

U.S. Citizenship Required

Appointment is subject to completion of two year trial period.

Applications will only be accepted online or by fax to 1-478-757-3144.

SUITABILITY, CLEARANCE & REQUIREMENTS: A background security investigation will be required for all new hires. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.

OTHER: Incumbent is 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.

TELEWORK: The Bureau of Indian Affairs has determined that the duties of this position are not suitable for telework under any circumstances.




Manual, Qualification Standards for Technical and Medical Support Positions,

GS-0462, and Individual Occupational Requirements for GS-0462: Forestry

Technician Series).

GS-06: 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-5

grade level. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include

Forestry aid or technician work; Engineering, range, or soil conservation

technician work that involved the application of cultural, resource

conservation, or land management practices on nonforest or ranch lands when

combined with knowledge of forestry operations and equipment; Farming or

ranching work that involved application of cultural and soil and water

conservation practices, including safety and use of equipment, and that

provided a basic understanding of land use; Forest or range fire control,

prevention, or suppression work; assisting with the preparation of routine and recurring wildland fire prevention and mitigation planning; providing technical support for planning short and multi-year activities in prevention and mitigation; assisting in the development of coordinated approaches to hazardous fuels reduction; monitoring prevention and mitigation activities, including frequency of contacts and inspections.

GS-07: 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-6

grade level. Examples of qualifying specializes experience include Forestry aid or technician work; Engineering, range, or soil conservation technician work that involved the application of cultural, resource conservation, or land management practices on nonforest or ranch lands when combined with knowledge of forestry operations and equipment; Farming or ranching work that involved application of cultural and soil and water conservation practices, including safety and use of equipment, and that provided a basic understanding of land use; Forest or range fire control, prevention, or suppression work; coordinating and

communicating among fire, resource, educational, and interpretive personnel

using a communication and educational systems to reach a broad range of

specific internal and external audiences; planning, implementing, and

evaluating conventional wildland fire prevention and mitigation programs;

development of local area programs, guidelines, standards and procedures for

fire prevention and mitigation.

NOTE: Graduate education or an internship meets the specialized

experience required above GS-5 only in those instances where it is

directly related to the work of the position. One full year of graduation education meet the requirements for GS-7.

This is Testing Designated Position (TDP) under the Department of the Interior Drug-Free Workplace Program.

FIREFIGHTER RETIREMENT COVERAGE: This position is covered as a secondary firefighter position under the special retirement provisions of 5 U.S.C. 8336(c)(CSRS) and 5 U.S.C. 8412(d)(FERS) when it is filled by an incumbent who transfers directly from a primary or another secondary firefighting position with no break in services as a firefighter to this position. Firefighter retirement coverage of the incumbent depends upon his or her individual work history.

PRIOR WILDLAND FIREFIGHTING EXPERIENCE: All candidates selected for this position must also meet or exceed a selective factor which requires a minimum of 90-days of wildland firefighting experience. The selective factor cannot be waived. Wildland fires are categorized into two distinct types: 1) Wildfires, unplanned ignitions or prescribed fires that are declared wildfires. 2) Prescribed Fires, planned ignitions. This description includes only fireline experience on a prescribed fire; it does not include experience in the planning stages. Prescribed fire experience must be supplemented by fire suppression experience in order to be creditable as previous wildland firefighting experience


FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.

Qualifying education from colleges and universities in foreign countries must be evaluated in terms of equivalency to that acquired in U.S. colleges and universities. Applicants educated in whole or in part in foreign countries must submit sufficient evidence, including transcripts, to an accredited private organization for an equivalency evaluation of course work and degree. You must provide a copy of the letter containing the results of the equivalency evaluation upon request. Failure to provide such documentation when requested will result in lost consideration.

For more information regarding evaluation of foreign education for federal employment, please visit the U.S. Dept of Ed

Additional information

CTAP& ICTAP APPLICANTS: Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) participants who are well qualified may apply for this position. To be eligible for consideration under CTAP, an applicant must provide written notification that they will be losing their current federal position. To be eligible for consideration under ICTAP, an applicant must provide proof that they have lost their federal position within the last year. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position. Federal employees seeking CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit proof that they meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.605(a) for CTAP and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP. This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of their most recent Performance Rating and a copy of their most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location. Please annotate your application to reflect that you are applying as a CTAP or ICTAP eligible. For more information regarding CTAP & ICTAP, please visit


Section 1622 of the Defense Authorization Act of 1986, prohibits any male born after December 31, 1959, from being appointed to a position in an executive agency if he has knowingly and willfully failed to register with the Selective Service System. Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, will be required to complete a certification document to confirm their Selective Service registration status, if selected for appointment.

LAND MANAGEMENT WORKFORCE FLEXIBILITY ACT: If applying under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act, you must provide documentation to support your eligibility (SF-50) and performance (references and/or performance appraisal). Under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) two groups of individuals are eligible to apply under this announcement: current and/or former employees serving or who have served under time-limited competitive appointments at land management agencies. Land Management Agencies include: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, and U.S. Forest Service.

Current appointees: 1) must have been hired under competitive examining procedures to a time limited appointment with a land management agency; 2) must have served under one or more time limited appointment(s) by a land management agency for a period totaling more than 24 months without a break in service of 2 or more years; AND 3) must have performed at an acceptable level during each period of service.

Former appointees: 1) must have been hired under competitive examining procedures to a time limited appointment with a land management agency; 2) must have served under one or more time limited appointment(s) by a land management agency for a period totaling more than 24 months without a break in service of 2 or more years; 3) must have separated for reasons other than misconduct or performance; AND 4) must have performed at an acceptable level through the service period.

Additional selections may be made from this announcement if identical vacancies occur within 90 days from the closing date.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

As part of the application process,

you are required to respond to a series of questions designed to assess your

possession of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

Knowledge of policies, techniques and practices of wildland firefighting


Knowledge of federal, tribal, state and local roles in wildland fire prevention & mitigation programs

We will compare your resume and

supporting documentation to your responses on the assessment questionnaire. If

you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your

score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Q - Nonsensitive

Required Documents

Required Documents

Resume with the following information-

Work Experience should include the following:

-Position Title, Grade (if applicable), Salary

-Dates - from (mm/yy) to (mm/yy)

-Hours Worked Per Week

-Supervisor's Name, Address, and Telephone number



References - List Three people who are not related to you and are not current or previous supervisors.

Form BIA-4432, Verification of Indian Preference for Employment, if claiming Indian preference. No other form will be accepted.

Copy of most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action

Form DD-214, if claiming veterans preference; and VA letter and Standard Form 15, if claiming 10 point preference

College Transcript is required for verification of qualifying education. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable; however, an official transcript may be requested at a later time.

GSA Form 3607, Motor Vehicle Operator's License and Driving Record (optional during the application process; however, selectees will be required to submit as part of the pre-appointment process).

NOTE: Persons submitting incomplete applications will be given credit only for the information they provide. The applicant is responsible for submitting all required documentation in support of their application in order to receive full credit for their Indian preference, veteran preference, experience, training, and/or education. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WILL NOT BE SOLICITED FROM THIS OFFICE.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.



A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

Benefits for federal employees

Healthcare insurance

Pay and leave

The Bureau of Indian Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered:

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

How to Apply

How to Apply

To Apply Online:

Click the Apply Online button and follow the prompts to register

Answer the Questionnaire and click on SUBMIT my answers

UPLOAD all required documents and other supporting documents

To return to a previously saved or incomplete application go to

We strongly encourage you to apply online. However, if you cannot apply online, you may FAX your assessment questionnaire, resume and supporting documents to (478) 757-3144 by following the steps below.

To Apply by Fax:

Print a copy of the OPM Form 1203-FX

Answer the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire

When faxing a completed OPM Form 1203-FX, this will serve as your fax cover and must be placed on TOP of your application and other supporting documents. No other fax page is required. Simply make sure all six pages of the completed OPM Form 1203-FX are on top of all other documents being faxed.

Combination Online/Fax:

Log into or create your Application Manager account at

ANSWER the Questionnaire and click on SUBMIT my answers

Print the United States Government Application Cover Page

Include the Vacancy Identification Number: 2028131, SSN, and full name to ensure that your documents are associated with the rest of your application

Fax your United States Government Application Cover Page, application, and supporting documents to (478) 757-3144.

Please note that it is the applicant's responsibility to verify that all information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., questionnaire responses, resume, and any supporting documents) are complete and accurate.

All electronic submissions and/or faxes must be completed and received by: 11:59 PM Mountain Standard Time, Thursday, January 25, 2018.

NOTE: Submission of a resume alone is not a complete application. This position requires the submission of additional forms as described under the REQUIRED DOCUMENTS section. Failure to provide the required information and/or documentation may result in your application not being considered for employment.

Agency contact information

Agnes Teller






BIA Center for Recruitment Albuquerque

1011 Indian School Road NW Suite 136

Albuquerque, NM


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Next steps

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and or referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.

Fair & Transparent

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations

or how to contact an agency.

Legal and regulatory guidance

Financial suitability

Social security number request

Privacy Act

Signature and false statements

Selective Service

New employee probationary period

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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