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.

#1010036A, Great Plains Region,
Winnebago Agency,
Office of the Superintendent,
Winnebago, Nebraska

GS-14:  $96,690 - $125,695  Per Annum
GS-13:  $81,823 - $106,369  Per Annum


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:


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.

NOTEThis 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: The incumbent serves and maintains the official relationship of the Government-to-Government Federal representative to the Winnebago Agency’s Tribal constituency consisting of the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska, the Santee Sioux Tribe of Nebraska and the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska.
·   Responsible for carrying out the Federal government’s responsibility of protecting, defending and advocating the tribes’ sovereignty status and lands held in trust for Indians and to enhance and improve the social and economic status of the Tribes. 

·   Maintains the official relationship between the Federal government and the Tribe providing programs and services in a trust capacity. 

·   Provides advice and assistance to tribes in their development and use of their resources and ensures the conditions of the trust.  

·   Assures that the philosophy of P.L. 93-638 and Self-Determination is prevalent in decisions of the Agency.

·   Directs the planning, organization, staffing and budgeting of a total federal government operation which provides a variety of programs and services; identify its goals, priorities, policy, guidelines and procedures; and determine, identify and procure the support necessary for implementation.  The programs and services include natural resources, human resources, housing, credit, finance, roads maintenance and construction, minerals, agriculture irrigation, forestry, range, real estate services, soil conservation and sciences, range conservation and management, employment assistance, Individual Indian Monies, social services, tribal operations, law enforcement, courts, personnel, facility operation and maintenance, procurement, property and supply and safety. 

·   Administers the programs and services in accordance with federal laws, regulations, policies, procedures and guidelines.

·   Develops policies, rules and procedures to carry out operations and allocates resources-funds, staff, facilities, equipment and materials.

·   Approves leave, resolves grievances, maintains discipline, identifies training requirements, and makes selection for key positions. 

·   Explains and defines responsibilities, objectives and goals to subordinate supervisors and evaluates results achieved for program compliance and effectiveness. 

·   Coordinates monitoring of grants and contracts in order to ensure contractor and grantee adherence to applicable Treasury, GAO OMB, GSA, Departmental and Bureau guidance and directives. 

·   Ensures all Bureau loans are monitored and serviced according to departmental and Bureau guidance and directives.

·   Ensures that employees adhere to Bureau and government wide regulations covering travel, sick and annual leave.