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Job opening: Forester

Salary: $97 376 - 126 585 per year
City: Everett
Published at: May 16 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
This position is located with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Northwest Region, Puget Sound Agency, Trust Service-Forestry, in Everett, Washington. NOTE: THE PAY FLEXIBILITIES OF A RECRUITMENT BONUS, RELOCATION BONUS OR STUDENT LOAN REPAYMENT MAY BE AUTHORIZED, PENDING AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS AND MANAGEMENT APPROVAL.


Develop standards, guidelines, Regional Directives and Addenda to 53-IAM, instructions, and provide technical direction for all forest management programs. Review long-range, annual, and periodic plans, schedules, and programs prepared by the agencies to assure compliance with overall objectives, specific guidelines, regulations, and instructions. Review forest product sale proposals for compliance with directives, legal issues, technical provisions, management objectives, and program consistency. Advise Tribal Foresters and Natural Resource personnel and participates in timber proficiently operates data system for the Forestry program. Provide technical guidance and assistance in the preparation of timber and fire trespass investigations and prepares determination of basis for settlement according to state and Federal law. Provide direction and regional policy for the forest development program based on funding from gratuity funds, deductions for forest management purposes, timber sale special fees, and forest development add-on funds. Maintain close contact with other federal, state, and local private entities to coordinate activities to stay abreast of the state-of-the-profession.


  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference Act of 1934 (title 25, USC Section 472). Form BIA -4432 must be submitted with the application if claiming Indian Preference.
  • You will be required to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit
  • You may be required to successfully complete a probationary/trial period
  • 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.
  • If you are a male applicant born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.
  • Incidental Operator position. If you are required to operate a motor vehicle in order to properly carry out assigned duties, the 25 IAM 4 Motor Vehicle Safety Program Policy applies.


EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: (OPM Operating Manual, Qualification Standards for Professional and Scientific Positions for this series in conjunction with the Individual Occupational Requirements for GS-0460 series). BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL GRADES: A. Degree: forestry; or a related subject-matter field that included a total of at least 30 semester hours in any combination of biological, physical, or mathematical sciences or engineering, of which at least 24 semester hours of course work were in forestry. The curriculum must have been sufficiently diversified to include courses in each of the following areas: Management of Renewable Resources-study of the science and art of managing renewable resources to attain desired results. Examples of creditable courses in this area include silviculture, forest management operations, timber management, wildland fire science or fire management, utilization of forest resources, forest regulation, recreational land management, watershed management, and wildlife or range habitat management. Forest Biology-study of the classification, distribution, characteristics, and identification of forest vegetation, and the interrelationships of living organisms to the forest environment. Examples of creditable courses in this area include dendrology, forest ecology, silvics, forest genetics, wood structure and properties, forest soils, forest entomology, and forest pathology. Forest Resource Measurements and Inventory-sampling inventory, measurement, and analysis techniques as applies to a variety of forest resources. Examples of creditable courses include forest biometrics, forest mensuration, forest valuation, statistical analysis of forest resource data, renewable natural resources inventories and analysis, and photogrammetry or remote sensing. OR B. Combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major in forestry, or at least 30 semester hours in any combination of biological, physical, or mathematical sciences or engineering, of which at least 24 semester hours are in forestry. The requirements for diversification of the 24 semester hours in forestry are the same as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: In addition to meeting the basic entry level qualification requirements, applicants must have the following: SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE GS-12: In addition to meeting the basic requirement, I have at least 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 grade level in in the federal service that demonstrates knowledge and experience in Management of Renewable Resources, Forest Biology, and Forest Resource Measurements and Inventory; responsible for technical oversight and guidance of timber sales, forest management, forest development, and forest protection; serve as subordinate awarding official technical representative for timber sales and forest development. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Merit Promotion candidates must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the announcement closing date. Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference Act of 1934 (title 25, USC Section 472). Additional selections may be made from this announcement if identical vacancies occur in the same location within 90 days from the closing date.


If you are qualifying based on your education, you MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) official or unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.

If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) were taken on a pass/fail basis, your claim of superior academic achievement must be based upon class standing or membership in an honor society.

One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.

If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education which shows the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: FOREIGN EDUCATION


  • Address BIA Center for Recruitment Anadarko P.O. Box 1487 Anadarko, OK 73005 US
  • Name: BIA Human Resources
  • Phone: 405-247-1600
  • Email: [email protected]