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.

DOI/Bureau of Indian Affairs

Rocky Mountain Regional Office

Branch of Irrigation

Duty location: Ft. Washakie, WY

INDIAN PREFERENCEPreference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference Act of 1934 (Title 25, USC, Section 472).  Verification Form BIA-4432 must be submitted with the application if claiming Indian Preference.  Indian preference eligibles that are not currently employed in the Federal service will be appointed under the Excepted Service Appointment Authority Schedule A, 213.3112(A) (7).  Consideration will be given to Non-Indian applicants (Status or Reinstatement eligibles) in the absence of a qualified Indian Preference eligible.  Applicants not entitled to Indian Preference must be Federal civilian employees with competitive status or former Federal civilian employees with reinstatement eligibility and must submit latest Notification of Personnel Action, SF-50B, as proof.


*Promotion potential: Yes (If, selected at the GS-5 level, you may be non-competitively promoted to the GS-6, upon satisfactory performance and Supervisor approval.) 
*Moving expenses authorized: No 
*Eligible for Relocation Company Services: No 
*Travel Required: No
*Supervisory Position: No
*Valid state Drivers' license:  Yes
*CDL required:  No
*Pre-appointment background investigation:  Yes
*Pre-appointment physical/medical exam:  No
*Drug test:  No
*Uniform required:  No

*Telework Indicator: The Bureau of Indian Affairs has determined that the duties of the position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.



As a Accounting Technician, you will;

  • Serve as the primary collector of Irrigation funds for the project.
  • Encode data and maintenance of all irrigation accounts for an audit trail of records maintained.
  • Utilize trial balances to review and analyze the Operation & Maintenance account and Irrigable acreage records.
  • Compile deliquent account information to prepare reports.
  • Maintain office operations manual with current procedures for the Wind River Irrigation Project accounting operation and office activity.