Job Overview


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.

Preference in filling vacancies in the Bureau of Indian Affairs is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference Act of 1934 (Title 25 USC 472).  Verification Form BIA 4432 must be submitted with the application if claiming Indian preference.

This position is located in the Department of Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Trust Services, Acquisition Center.

Location and Salary Information: First time hires to the Federal government normally start at the lower salary range of the grade level.

Albuquerque, NM;

GS-05 $31,315 - $40,706 per annum.  GS-06 $34,907 - $45,376 per annum. GS-07 $38,790 - $50,431 per annum.   

Minneapolis, MN:

GS-05 $33,181 - $43,131 per annum.  GS-06 $36,986 - $40,079 per annum. GS-07 $41,101 - $53,435 per annum.  

This is a permanent, full-time, appointment.  The position has a full performance level of GS-07. Relocations expenses will not be paid.

This vacancy is also announced as BIA-DA-13-MM880784(MP) for those applicants who wish to apply and be considered under Merit Promotion procedures (i.e. current competitive service employees, have reinstatement eligibility for the competitive service, or who are eligible for special appointing authorities).  You must apply and submit required documents for both announcements if you wish to receive consideration under both Merit Promotion and Delegated Examining procedures.

DRIVING RECORD REQUIREMENT: The 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.  The 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.


Major Duties

As experience is gained, the selectee(s) will perform a broader range of assignments under less supervision. At the full performance level of GS-07, the major duties will include, but are not limited to:

·         Serve as an assistant to the Realty Specialists assuming a variety of technical and administrative duties

·         Communicate with beneficiaries/lessees/other land owners and interested parties about the process options, documentation, and other needs that may be associated with conveyance activities.

·           Accept requests for conveyance-associated activity

·         Work with automated systems to verify ownership and monitor activity.