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. 

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 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.

If selected for this position you will contribute to the mission of Real Estate Services by assisting with program support to the Land Buy Back Program (LBBP) Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Acquisition Center.  Depending on your duty location you will report to either the Supervisory Realty Specialist or the Administrative Officer.   

Positions are available at the following locations: Aberdeen, SD; Albuquerque, NM; Billings, MT; and Minneapolis, MN.

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

Aberdeen, SD; Albuquerque, NM; Billings, MT:  GS-05 $31,315 - $40,706 per annum.  GS-06 $34,907 - $45,376

Minneapolis, MN: GS-05 $33,181 - $43,131 per annum.  GS-06 $36,986 - $48,079 per annum. 

This is a permanent, full-time, appointment.  The position has a full performance level of GS-06.  Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position

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


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

As experience is gained, the selectee(s) will perform a broader range of assignments under less supervision. At the full performance level of GS-06, the major duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Prepare reports and documents as well as review for consistency with administrative procedures
  • Develop and maintain information flow system
  • Schedule maintenance of equipment
  • Make logistical arrangements and preparations for meetings and conferences
  • Receive visitors, telephone calls, and direct to appropriate staff or area