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 is a TERM appointment not to exceed (NTE) one year with the possibility of an extension for up to a total of four years. 

If selected for this position, you will serve as the primary advisor to the Land Buy Back Program (LBBP) Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Acquisitions Director and the Deputy Acquisitions Director concerning the implementation and management of the LBBP BIA Acquisitions program.  This position reports to the Acquisitions Director and is located at the LBBP BIA Acquisitions Center headquarters that oversees the district Acquisition Centers.

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

Albuquerque, NM, Billings, MT; Aberdeen, SD: GS-12 $68,809 - $89,450 per annum.  GS-13 $81,823 - $106,369 per annum.

Minneapolis, MN:  GS-12 $72,907 – $94,778 per annum.  GS-13 $86,976 - $112,704 per annum.

The position has a full performance level of GS-13.  Relocations expenses will not be paid. 

The Bureau of Indian Affairs has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework only during an emergency or natural disaster.

The incumbent may occasionally operate a government-owned or leased motor vehicle, in the performance of their duties, but not on a regular basis.

TEMPORARY OPEN CONTINUOUS RECRUITMENT: Applicants are encouraged to apply early in the recruitment process. The first certificate of candidates will be issued to the hiring unit no sooner than sixty days after the opening date of the announcement and approximately every 60 days thereafter, or as needed by management.  If all positions are filled prior to the closing date the announcement will be closed at that time.



Major Duties

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

·         Serve as a principle advisor to the Land Buy Back Program (LBBP) BIA, Acquisitions Deputy Director and Supervisory Realty Specialist (Headquarters).

·         Assists in planning, developing, and implementing the administrative practices and procedures for the execution of trust real estate services.

·         Plan, develop, and implement a trust real estate services program including outreach and training activities.

·         Serve as a district technical advisor in the field of Indian trust real estate management.

·         Assists supervisory Realty Specialist (Headquarters) in continually analyzing and evaluating the overall effectiveness of the entire program.

·         Supervises the work of District staff.