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.

DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT - TRUST SERVICES, GS-0340-12/13,

#4000010A, U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs,

Eastern Oklahoma Region, Osage Agency, Office of Deputy Superintendent - 

Trust Services, Pawhuska, Oklahoma

GS-12:  $68,809 - $89,450 Per Annum

GS-13:  $81,823 - $106,369 Per Annum

NOTE:  TRAVEL AND RELOCATION EXPENSES INCLUDING REIMBURSABLE REAL ESTATE EXPENSES WILL BE AUTHORIZED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FEDERAL TRAVEL REGULATIONS, EXCLUDING CONTRACTOR-PROVIDED HOME SALE.

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: 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.

NOTE
: If the position is filled at a lower grade level, subsequent promotion to the next grade level will be processed without 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: Serves as the principal Deputy Superintendent – Trust Services and advisor to the Superintendent. 

Shares fully in carrying out all phases or activities within the agency’s trust programs, i.e., trust, natural resources, forestry/fire, real estate services, including land consolidation, probates, minerals, lease compliance, and acquisition and disposal. 

Manages, directs, and coordinates the activities of the trust programs to ensure that all program elements responsible for disbursing federal funds or managing federal trust property adhere to applicable statutes, codes, treasury regulations, departmental and bureau policies.

Responsible for budgeting, program planning and development of cooperative relationships for and within the Trust Service programs. 

Ensures program functions and activities are met by staff to meet goals and objectives.  

Provides advice, counsel, and instruction on both work and administrative matters. 

Recommends candidates for selection, hears and resolves complaints from employees, makes decisions on training, overtime and awards and recommends changes in position management.

Develops and maintains a cooperative working relationship with tribe(s), including soliciting their opinions and knowledge on matters of importance to them.