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.
CONTACT REPRESENTATIVE (OA), GS-0962-6/7, #4900007,
Bureau of Indian Affairs, Great Plains Region, Ft. Berthold Agency,
Deputy Superintendent - Trust Services, Probate and Estate Services,
New Town, North Dakota
GS-07 $38,790 - $50,431 Per Annum
GS-06 $34,907 - $45,376 Per Annum
NOTE: TRAVEL AND RELOCATION
EXPENSES WILL NOT BE AUTHORIZED. ANY
RELOCATION EXPENSES ASSOCIATED WITH REPORTING FOR DUTY WILL BE THE
RESPONSIBILITY OF THE SELECTED EMPLOYEE.
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, veterans 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
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.
SUMMARY OF DUTIES:
Incumbent provides assistance to the Probate Specialist in preparation of estate planning and drafting of wills, life estates, codicils, revocations of wills, etc.
Maintains statistical records on estate planning, estate administration, will drafting summary distributions and automated probate tracking systems.
Changes appropriate records (manual and automated) to reflect changes in records as a result of Orders issued by the Administrative Law Judges or Attorney Decision Makers, and prepares necessary and proper documentation for distribution of trust assets to close estate accounts.
Assists in the preparation, proper assembly and transmittal of all documents required including heirship data required by regulations or requested for probate purposes.
Receives calls and visitors and answers inquiries from owners of trust and restricted land regarding rules governing probate.
Types correspondence, reports, memorandum, and assembles outgoing material and documents according to policy and procedures. Files and maintains probate records in accordance with Indian Affairs Manual (IAM) and other instructions.