serves and maintains the official relationship of the
Government-to-Government Federal representative to the Three Affiliated Tribes
by assessing Tribal needs and assisting in achieving the Tribes overall goals
by providing advice and assistance to the Tribes in the development and use of
resources while maintaining and ensuring the conditions of the trust
responsibilities, and the philosophy of P.L. 93-638, as amended and
Self-Determination is prevalent in decisions of the agency:
· Develops and fosters
the relationship to support a co-equal partnership arrangement in carrying out
all governmental trust and programmatic responsibilities of the BIA to the
Three Affiliated Tribes.
· Protects and manages
land and natural resources held in trust, enhancement and improvement of social
and economic status.
· Administers programs
and services in accordance with federal laws, regulations, policies and
procedures, and guidelines.
· Approves Tribal
attorney contracts, with delegated authority; and ensures all agency contracts,
to include Buy-Indian contracts, are appropriately signed, monitored, and
· Manages trust assets
for the Three Affiliated Tribes, and coordinates cross-cutting trust funds
management issues with Office of Special Trustee staff for tribal assets of
$250,000,000 and individual Indian assets of $13,000,000.
· Advises on, plans,
directs, and manages 457,837 acres of trust land for over 6,000 Tribal and/or
individual Indian owners, living on and off the reservation by monitoring the
lease compliance program, the acquisition of land into trust, manages current
allotments, administers Indian-owned land and property.
· Provides advice and
guidance to the Three Affiliated Tribes and State government on acquisition,
land and water use conflicts; probates; transfers; dowries; life estates; land
exchanges; fits; patents-in-fee, fee-to-trust; and legislation effecting Tribal
real estate and property.
· Ensures staff is
cognizant of market values for land rentals, price of agriculture products, oil
and gas products, range, other natural resources, and transfer devices such as
wills, gifts, donations, decrees, as well as Federal laws and regulations.
· Provides advice for
and continual review of automated systems to support trust responsibility such
as TAAMS, TFAS, and MMS oil and gas mineral distribution systems, etc.
· Identifies goals,
priorities, policies, guidelines, procedures, and directs the planning,
organization, staffing, and budgeting of the federal government operations
which provides a variety of programs and services and procures the support
necessary for implementations.
· Provides budget
oversight and execution for Federal programs, to include direct appropriations,
loans, and grants, recommends Tribal drawdowns for contracts, and other
appropriated fund items.
· Reviews and
evaluates reports of Congressional groups, agency evaluation teams, the General
Accounting Office, etc., drafts responses, and recommends corrective action to
strengthen operations, staffing, programs, etc.
· Provides oversight
of 450 producing oil and gas wells, oil and gas leases, range unit permits,
farm and farm pasture leases, HUD home site/private leases, sand and gravel
permits annual, and other recreational, business, and long-term leases on trust
· Ensures the agency
is staffed with qualified employees in accordance with Indian preference mandates
and personnel laws, regulations, and policies.
· Explains and defines
responsibilities, objectives and goals to subordinate supervisors and evaluates
results achieved for program compliance and effectiveness.
· Reviews regulations,
policies and statistics related to agriculture, oil and gas, range, tourism,
etc., to identify and coordinate any impact regarding Indian enterprises.
· Ensures that
infrastructures are established to support real estate ventures; these include
the creation and management of dams, roads, rights-of-way, scenic byways, and
other reservation structures to meet the Tribal needs.
· Represents the
Federal government at Tribal conferences, ceremonials, etc.; and attends Tribal
and other meetings, wherein Tribal and Federal government business and
information is discussed to make decisions and/or advise the Tribe on the
decisions to be made.