Job Overview

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.

TRIBAL GOVERNMENT SERVICES OFFICER, GS-0301-14/15,
Posn.#3600001, DOI/Bureau of Indian Affairs,

Office of Director, BIA,

Office of Deputy Director, Indian Services,

Division of Tribal Government Services

Washington, DC

GS-14: $105,211 -$136,771 Per Annum
GS-15: $123,758 -$155,500 Per Annum

NOTE: TRAVEL AND LOCATION EXPENSES WILL BE AUTHORIZED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FEDERAL TRAVEL REGULATIONS. THE CONTRACTOR-PROVIDED HOME SALE CONTRACT IS NOT AUTHORIZED. THE PAY FLEXIBILITIES OF THE RECRUITMENT BONUS, RELOCATION BONUS, AND STUDENT LOAN REPAYMENT MAY BE AUTHORIZED BY THE MANAGER.

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

Duties

NOTE: If the position is filled at a lower grade level, subsequent promotion to the next grade level will be processed without further competition under the Merit Promotion Program at such time as performance and qualification requirements are met and classification review discloses the duties being performed properly warrant classification to the next higher grade level.

NOTE: This is a supervisory position. Under provision of the Civil Service Reform Act, first-time supervisors 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 assignment.

SUMMARY OF DUTIES:

· Provide expert guidance on all tribal policy and program matter including tribal services, tribal enrollment services, tribal judicial services and Indian judgment funds.

· Keep current on administrative and technical policies, programs, objectives and accomplishments of the office on a Bureau-wide basis.

· Work with tribal leaders in support of the Indian sovereign principle and self-determination.

· Direct the formulation and implementation of policies, procedures and training programs concerning tribal membership rolls and payment rolls.

· Direct review and analysis of budget estimates for Aid to Tribal Government and Tribal Court programs.

· Prepare statistical material, narrative statements, and other data.

· Direct the formulation and development of the Bureau's Tribal Government Services policies, programs and procedures.

· Implement tribal self-government techniques and organizational operations.

· Study and analyze tribal issues such as tribal financial programs, tribal elections, tribal disputes, limitations of tribal sovereignty, jurisdictional authorities, separation of powers, distribution of assets, judgment fund awards, tribal court systems and tribal court training programs.

· Serve as advisory on all tribal government policy and program matters.

· Conduct public hearings and regional consultation sessions.

· Develop legislative proposals that will provide remedies.

· Responsible in a staff capacity for planning, organizing, coordinating, and evaluating an effective Tribal Government Services program.