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Job Title:DEPUTY REGIONAL DIRECTOR-TRUST SERVICES, GS-0340-15

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs

Job Announcement Number:JU-12-27

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$124,226.00 to $155,500.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, September 21, 2012 to Monday, October 22, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0340-15

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Anchorage, AK United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

BUREAU-WIDE / INDIAN PREFERENCE ELIGIBLES / CURRENT STATUS EMPLOYEES OR FORMER EMPLOYEES WITH REINSTATEMENT ELIGIBILITY / VEOA ELIGIBLES

JOB SUMMARY:

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is the lead agency for the United States in carrying on a government-to-government relationship with the tribal nations. A challenging and dynamic place to work, it enhances the quality of life, promotes economic opportunity, and carries out the responsibility to protect and improve the trust assets of American Indians, Indian tribes and Alaska Natives.

DEPUTY REGIONAL DIRECTOR-TRUST SERVICES,
GS-0340-15, #4000001, Alaska Region,

Office of the Regional Director,

Office of the Deputy Regional Director-

Trust Services, Anchorage, Alaska

 

GS-15:  $124,226 - $155,500 Per Annum (Plus 5% COLA)

 

NOTE: TRAVEL AND RELOCATION EXPENSES AUTHORIZED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FEDERAL TRAVEL REGULATIONS. 
 

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 will 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: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/shav/index.aspx#veoa

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED.
  • A BACKGROUND SECURITY INVESTIGATION WILL BE REQUIRED FOR ALL NEW HIRES.
  • APPOINTMENT MAY INCLUDE A REQUIREMENT FOR ONE YEAR PROBATIONARY PERIOD.
  • APPLICATIONS WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED ONLINE AND BY FAX.

DUTIES:

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NOTE: This is a supervisory/managerial position.  Under provision of the Civil Service Reform Act, first-time supervisors/managers are required to serve a trial period before their appointment becomes final.  Those who do not satisfactorily complete the trial period will be returned to positions of no lower grade and pay then those they occupied before assuming their supervisory/managerial assignment.

 

SUMMARY OF DUTIES:

Incumbent serves as the Deputy Regional Director - Trust Services and is the Regional Director's designated official for upholding and discharging the trust responsibility of the Secretary of Interior through public laws and regulatory requirements concerning individually owned native allotments and natural resources. 

Serves as a Liaison with the Regional Trust Administrator to coordinate trust asset management activities within the region and in conjunction provide guidance to field staff in the examination, verification, and maintenance of accounts. 

Maintains a close working relationship with tribal councils, Native American leaders and organizations to learn their opinions and understand their attitudes on reservation or Alaska native matters. 

Responsible for the review of activities of state, local, federal agencies and governments for impact(s) of affected tribes and to formulate natural resources policy for the Bureau.  

Provides direction and leadership to the following organizations within Trust services as established within the jurisdiction; Division of Natural Resources, Division of Real Estate Services, Division of Land Titles and Records and Division of Probate & Estate Services. 

 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: (OPM Operating Manual, Qualification Standards for Administrative and Management Positions, GS-0340).

 

GS-15: 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 grade level.  Examples of specialized experience may include: managing the Trust Services Program; delegating managerial authority in setting annual, multi-year, or long-range work plans and schedules for the effective operation of Trust Services programs, including Realty, Probates and Titles services; delegating supervisory responsibilities to plan, direct, implement, evaluate and coordinate functions of the program.

 

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA’s) to perform successfully the duties of the position, and is typically in or related to the position to be filled.   


 

COLA (COST OF LIVING ALLOWANCE):  Government employees in Alaska receive a cost of living allowance presently equivalent to 5% of the base salary.  This allowance is tax free for federal income tax purposes.  The COLA is subject to annual OPM Review.  Survey results may determine that the COLA could possibly be reduced or eliminated at specified times.



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 maybe required, as an incidental duty, 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.

 

The Bureau of Indian Affairs has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework only during an emergency or natural disaster.

 

 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

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:

  • ABILITY TO USE EXTENSIVE KNOWLEDGE OF THE CONCEPTS, FEDERAL LAWS, PRINCIPLES, POLICIES AND PROCEDURES OF TRUST AND RESTRICTED LANDS

  • PROGRAM MANAGEMENT SKILLS
     
  • WRITTEN COMMUNICATION
     
  • ORAL COMMUNICATION
     
  • INTERPERSONAL SKILLS
     

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 resume, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities.

 


BENEFITS:

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The Bureau of Indian Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered: http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc

 



OTHER 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 http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp

 

NOTICE TO MALE APPLICANTS: 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.

 



HOW TO APPLY:

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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 your saved application, log in to your USAJOBS account at www.usajobs.gov
  • Click on Application Status
  • Click on the position title and select Apply Online to continue

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:

  • Click the Apply Online button and follow the prompts to register
  • ANSWER the Questionnaire and click on SUBMIT my answers
  • Include the Vacancy Identification Number 751375, SSN, and full name to ensure that your documents are associated with the rest of your application
  • Fax your US 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 by Monday, October 22, 2012.

 

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.

 



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

  • Resume showing relevant experience and education.
  • 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.
  • Form DD-214, if claiming veterans preference; and VA letter and Standard Form 15, if claiming 10 point preference.
  • Copy of most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action.
  • 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.

 

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Samuel Ware
Phone: (405)247-1603
Email: SAMUEL.WARE@BIA.GOV
Agency Information:
BIA Center for Recruitment Anadarko
DO NOT MAIL APPLICATIONS
PLEASE FAX TO 478-757-3144
XXXXX, OK
73005

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

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

 


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Job Announcement Number:

JU-12-27

Control Number:

327185200