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Job Title:  Program Analyst (Tribal Justice Review), GS-0343-12/13
Department:  Department Of The Interior
Agency:  Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
Job Announcement Number:  CD-12-PQ783643 (DEU)

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$74,872.00 to $115,742.00 / Per Year
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 to Friday, December 14, 2012
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map
United States Citizens


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.



The Office of Justice Services (OJS), within the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), is searching for an individual to serve as a Program Analyst (Tribal Court Review) within the Division of Tribal Justice Services.  Do you have knowledge of tribal court procedures and funding mechanisms?  If so, this job could be for you!


The individual selected for this position will be working for the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Justice Services, Division of Tribal Justice Services in Washington, DC.

Salary Information:  GS-12:  $74,872 – $97,333 per annum; GS-13:  $89,033 – $115,742 per annum.  First time hires to the Federal government normally start at the lower salary range of the grade level.

The position has a full performance level of GS-13.

This position is being advertised concurrently with CD-12-PQ783644 (MP) using Merit Promotion procedures.  Status applicants who wish to be considered under both merit promotion and competitive examining procedures must apply directly to each announcement. __________________________________________________________________________________

Whom May Apply

  • U.S. Citizens


  • U.S. Citizenship required
  • This position is subject to a pre-employment background investigation
  • Relocation expenses are authorized
  • Travel eleven or more nights per month may be required


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The major duties of the position include, but are not limited to the following:


·         Oversee annual court reviews in OJS Districts and all Courts of Indian Offenses that include managing ten vendors performing approximately 60 court reviews per year that will provide OJS/TJS and opportunity to report local conditions, available resource funding, report on finances and deficiencies within each tribal court.

·         Work with OJS senior management in the development and execution of policy, plans, and goals for conducting and coordinating tribal court reviews and ensuring consistency with Department policies, long range plans, goals and objectives.

·         Assist with the implementation of Trial Court Performance Standards which are the basis of Performance Assessment Rating Tool (PART) and GIPRA approval ratings for the Tribal Justice Support Division.  

·         Assist senior management in creating and in-service training program for vendors that address the training and technical needs of the tribal courts.

·         Evaluate vendor’s performance on the tribal court reviews, make recommendations for corrective action plans and monitor corrective action plans for accuracy and completion to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of tribal court reviews.



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GS-12:  One year experience that demonstrates knowledge of tribal budget processes which allocates funding to tribal courts and/or programs; assisting with the development of tribal court and/or tribal program policy, strategic plans, objectives and/or goals; making recommendations on improving the operations of a tribal court and/or tribal program.

GS-13:  One year experience that demonstrates hands-on knowledge of Indian tribal court procedures, tribal criminal and civil codes and acts relative to performing tribal court reviews; developing tribal court policy, strategic plans, goals and/or objectives in the coordination of processes and the implementation of an effective tribal court; developing reports on the processes of tribal courts and making recommendations based on the findings in the report; and assisting with drecting an in-service training program related to tribal courts.

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.

DRIVING RECORD REQUIREMENT:  Incumbent is 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.


All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

Category Rating will be used in the ranking and selection process for this position.  The categories are Best Qualified, Well Qualified, and Qualified.  Veterans’ preference rules for category rating will be applied.


Qualified applicants will be rated based on their possession of the knowledge and experience requirements below:


·         Ability to evaluate tribal court procedures and policy

·         Knowledge of funding mechanisms for tribal courts

·         Skill in creating in-service training programs

·         Ability to effectively collaborate

Selective Service:  If you are a male applicant who was 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.



Veterans’ Preference: If you are entitled to veterans' preference, you should indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming on your résumé.  Your veterans' preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency.

  • For 5-point veterans’ preference, please provide your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty), official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty, or other official documentation (e.g., copy of military orders, campaign documents as: or expeditionary award citation, etc.) that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions.
  • For 10-point veterans’ preference, you must submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference and the documentation required by that form.

INDIAN PREFERENCE:  This position is subject to the Indian Preference Act of 1934 (25 U.S.C. 472).  Priority in selection will be given to Indian candidates who present proof of eligibility for Indian preference.  BIA Form 4432 must be provided with the application of a candidate who claims Indian preference.


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This agency participates in the standard Federal benefits program described here:

In addition to the Federal benefits offered to all employees, we also offer:

·         Additional fitness subsidy to reimburse 50% of membership fees up to $275 per year

·         Variety of available work schedules 

·         Transportation subsidy program which reimburses up to $125 per month for mass transportation expenses

Employee is eligible for Telework.  



CTAP:  Current Department of the Interior employees who have not yet been separated but are identified as surplus or displaced due to reduction-in-force, transfer of function, or directed reassignment to a new commuting area, may be eligible for priority selection for this vacancy under CTAP.

ICTAP:  Competitive service employees from a Federal agency (either within or outside of Interior) who have already been involuntarily separated due to one of the reasons identified here may be eligible for priority consideration under ICTAP. 

In order to receive priority consideration, you must submit proof of eligibility (Certificate of expected separation, proposed removal for failure to relocate, RIF Notice, SF-50 documenting your RIF or removal for failure to relocate, notice of disability annuity determination, etc.) with your application package.  In addition, you must be rated at 85 or above or placed into at least the "well qualified" category under category rating procedures.  For complete information about CTAP and ICTAP, click here.


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  1. Click "Apply Online" to the right.
  2. Log-in to USAJOBS and follow the instructions to submit your resume.  Note:  If you have not already created a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one.  This will also involve creating a resume in the USAJOBS system.
  3. After submitting your resume, enter your Application Manager username and password when prompted.  If you do not have an Application Manager username, you will need to create one.
  4. Complete the questionnaire in Application Manager.  To preview the questions, click here:  View Assessment Questions
  5. Upload all other documents listed in the "Required Documents" section below.  If you do not have certain documents electronically, you may fax them using the instructions below.
  6. Submit your application.  You will receive confirmation if your application has been properly submitted.



  1. Complete the fax coversheet provided here:  The vacancy identification number for this position is:  783643
  2. Fax your documents to 478-757-3144.  Please note, if you do not use the coversheet provided above,  your documents will not be properly processed.
  3. After two business days, verify receipt of your faxed documents by logging into your Application Manager account at


The following documents are REQUIRED for this position:
  1. Resume showing relevant experience
  2. On-line Assessment Questionnaire
  3. Transcripts (if applicable)
  4. Veterans Preference Documentation (if applicable)
  5. BIA Form 4432 (if claiming Indian preference), link:
    REMINDER:  ALL DOCUMENTS MUST BE RECEIVED BY MIDNIGHT Eastern Time (Washington, DC time) ON THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT (Friday, December 14, 2012).  If your application package is incomplete in any way, you will not be considered for this position, and requests for extensions will not be granted.  Please double check your application package BEFORE you submit it.


Human Resources
Phone: (703)390-6420
Agency Information:
AS IA Human Resources
Reston, VA


If you have properly submitted your online questionnaire, you will receive a confirmation message.  You may want to check the spam folder for your email provider to ensure you receive our messages.

A review of your application package will be made after the vacancy announcement closes.  You will be notified by letter or email of your status.  Please allow approximately 2 to 4 weeks for us to complete our review and notify you.

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