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.

STAFF SUPPORT ASSISTANT (OA), GS-0303-5/6/7,
#4431040A, Great Plains Region, Rosebud Agency,
Deputy Superintendent - Trust Services,
Branch of Fire Management,
Rosebud, South Dakota

 

GS-7:  $38,790 - $50,431  Per Annum
GS-6:  $34,907 - $45,376  Per Annum
GS-5:  $31,315 - $40,706  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, 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: 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 DUTIESThe incumbent participates actively in the management of the Fire Management Office by independently performing technical and routine administrative and miscellaneous clerical work:
·   Receives and screens inquiries by telephone or personal visitors. 

·   Prepares a variety of reports, forms, and correspondence in final form from rough draft, written and/or oral instructions; and reviews outgoing correspondence to insure adherence to procedure and grammatical accuracy. 

·   Serves as timekeeper for the branch; and provides technical advice and assistance regarding timekeeping, correspondence, procurement, travel, cuff accounts, files and records management systems.

·   Maintains a suspense record and/or call up system on Congressional and other deadline correspondence to insure timely reply or action.

·   Responsible for maintaining an accurate and current cuff account of the assigned budget for the branches; and for financial entering and retrieving of data to and from the automated data processing system in relation to budget and finance such as obligations for travel, purchases, and invoices.

·   Makes arrangements for conferences, including space, people, time, etc.; and prepare/process travel arrangements.

·   May act as radio operator (dispatcher) when fire personnel are on a fire line.