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.


The Office of Justice Services (OJS), within the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), is searching for individuals to serve as a Law Enforcement Assistant (OA) for the Division of Law Enforcement Services.  Do you have experience performing administrative and technical functions for a public safety office?  If so, this position could be for you!

The individual selected for these positions will be working for the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Justice Services, Division of Law Enforcement Services at one of the following locations:

Wind River Agency in Fort Washakie, WY - 1 position available (Adult Detention)

Northern Cheyenne Agency in Lame Deer, MT  – 1 position available (Adult Detention)

Northern Cheyenne Agency in Busby, MT – 1 position available (Youth Services)

Crow Agency in Crow Agency, MT – 1 position available (Adult Detention)

Blackfeet Agency in Browning, MT – 1 position available (Adult Detention)

Spokane Agency in Wellpinit, WA - 1 position available (Adult Detention)


Salary Information:  GS-5:  $31,315 - $40,706; GS-6:  $34,907 - $45,376 per annum; GS-7:  $38,790 - $50,431 per annum; GS-8:  $42,960 - $55,844 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 GL-8.  

This position is being advertised concurrently with CD-13-PQ888589 (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



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

·         Performs program support functions for the Agency office programs and activities.  Serve as a technical lead for lower graded assistants and clerks and is responsible for ensuring continuity and uniformity of clerical procedures. 

·         Performs work involving the collection, compilation, and/or tracking of data and statistical information in support of the Agency’s program operation.  Maintain automated system of program specific-data to track items such as progress reports, funding accomplishments, compliance strategies, etc.

·         Coordinates the receipt and processing of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, refers requests to proper personnel and follows up with the status of the request.

·         Tracks and monitors grants, service contracts, purchasing agreements with vendors and interagency cooperative agreements.  Order and purchase supplies and equipment for the Agency office and process supply transactions such as receipt, shipment, and/or adjustment documents.

·         Maintain the Agency budget and serve as a liaison to the budget office.  Review the Agency’s budget submissions for technical accuracy, completeness, and adequacy of funds.

  • Additional Duty Location Info

    8 vacancies in the following locations

    • Browning, MT United States
    • Fort Washakie, WY United States
    • Crow Agency, MT United States
    • Busby, MT United States
    • Lame Deer, MT United States
    • Wellpinit, WA United States