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Job Title:SUPERINTENDENT, GS-0340-14/15

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs

Job Announcement Number:AB-13-45

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

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SALARY RANGE:

$96,690.00 to $147,857.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, August 30, 2013 to Friday, September 13, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0340-14/15

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

15

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
New Town, ND United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

AREA-WIDE / INDIAN PREFERENCE ELIGIBLES / CURRENT STATUS EMPLOYEES OR FORMER EMPLOYEES WITH REINSTATEMENT ELIGIBILITY / VEOA ELIGIBLES

JOB 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.

SUPERINTENDENT, GS-0340-14/15
#1010065A, Great Plains Region,
Fort Berthold Agency,
Office of the Superintendent,
New Town, North Dakota

 

GS-15:  $113,735 - $147,857  Per Annum
GS-14:  $  96,690 - $125,695  Per Annum

 

NOTE: TRAVEL AND RELOCATION EXPENSES WILL BE AUTHORIZED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FEDERAL TRAVEL REGULATIONS, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF REAL ESTATE EXPENSES UNDER THE CONTRACTOR-PROVIDED GUARANTEED HOME SALE CONTRACT.  THE PAY FLEXIBILITIES OF THE RECRUITMENT BONUS, RELOCATION, BONUS, AND STUDENT LOAN REPAYMENT MAY BE AUTHORIZED BY THE MANAGER.

 

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

FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES: Former Federal Employees are required to indicate whether they received a Voluntary Separation Incentive Payment (VSIP) buyout in their previous employment with the Federal government, and are required to submit a copy of the applicable Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) regarding the VSIP. The majority of individuals, who accept reemployment with the Federal government within 5 years of receiving the VSIP amount, must repay the gross amount of the separation pay prior to reemployment.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED.
  • A BACKGROUND SECURITY INVESTIGATION WILL BE REQUIRED FOR ALL NEW HIRES.
  • APPOINTMENT MAY INCLUDE A REQUIREMENT FOR ONE YEAR PROBATIONARY PERIOD.
  • APPLICATIONS WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED ONLINE AND BY FAX.
  • A VALID DRIVER'S LICENSE IS REQUIRED.

DUTIES:

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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.

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.

 

SUMMARY OF DUTIESThe incumbent serves and maintains the official relationship of the Government-to-Government Federal representative to the Three Affiliated Tribes by assessing Tribal needs and assisting in achieving the Tribes overall goals by providing advice and assistance to the Tribes in the development and use of resources while maintaining and ensuring the conditions of the trust responsibilities, and the philosophy of P.L. 93-638, as amended and Self-Determination is prevalent in decisions of the agency:
·   Develops and fosters the relationship to support a co-equal partnership arrangement in carrying out all governmental trust and programmatic responsibilities of the BIA to the Three Affiliated Tribes.

·   Protects and manages land and natural resources held in trust, enhancement and improvement of social and economic status.

·   Administers programs and services in accordance with federal laws, regulations, policies and procedures, and guidelines.

·   Approves Tribal attorney contracts, with delegated authority; and ensures all agency contracts, to include Buy-Indian contracts, are appropriately signed, monitored, and reviewed.

·   Manages trust assets for the Three Affiliated Tribes, and coordinates cross-cutting trust funds management issues with Office of Special Trustee staff for tribal assets of $250,000,000 and individual Indian assets of $13,000,000. 

·   Advises on, plans, directs, and manages 457,837 acres of trust land for over 6,000 Tribal and/or individual Indian owners, living on and off the reservation by monitoring the lease compliance program, the acquisition of land into trust, manages current allotments, administers Indian-owned land and property.

·   Provides advice and guidance to the Three Affiliated Tribes and State government on acquisition, land and water use conflicts; probates; transfers; dowries; life estates; land exchanges; fits; patents-in-fee, fee-to-trust; and legislation effecting Tribal real estate and property.

·   Ensures staff is cognizant of market values for land rentals, price of agriculture products, oil and gas products, range, other natural resources, and transfer devices such as wills, gifts, donations, decrees, as well as Federal laws and regulations.

·   Provides advice for and continual review of automated systems to support trust responsibility such as TAAMS, TFAS, and MMS oil and gas mineral distribution systems, etc.

·   Identifies goals, priorities, policies, guidelines, procedures, and directs the planning, organization, staffing, and budgeting of the federal government operations which provides a variety of programs and services and procures the support necessary for implementations.

·   Provides budget oversight and execution for Federal programs, to include direct appropriations, loans, and grants, recommends Tribal drawdowns for contracts, and other appropriated fund items.

·   Reviews and evaluates reports of Congressional groups, agency evaluation teams, the General Accounting Office, etc., drafts responses, and recommends corrective action to strengthen operations, staffing, programs, etc.

·   Provides oversight of 450 producing oil and gas wells, oil and gas leases, range unit permits, farm and farm pasture leases, HUD home site/private leases, sand and gravel permits annual, and other recreational, business, and long-term leases on trust land.

·   Ensures the agency is staffed with qualified employees in accordance with Indian preference mandates and personnel laws, regulations, and policies.

·   Explains and defines responsibilities, objectives and goals to subordinate supervisors and evaluates results achieved for program compliance and effectiveness.

·   Reviews regulations, policies and statistics related to agriculture, oil and gas, range, tourism, etc., to identify and coordinate any impact regarding Indian enterprises.

·   Ensures that infrastructures are established to support real estate ventures; these include the creation and management of dams, roads, rights-of-way, scenic byways, and other reservation structures to meet the Tribal needs.

·   Represents the Federal government at Tribal conferences, ceremonials, etc.; and attends Tribal and other meetings, wherein Tribal and Federal government business and information is discussed to make decisions and/or advise the Tribe on the decisions to be made.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: (OPM Operating Manual, Qualification Standards for Administrative and Management Positions, GS-0340).

GS-15:  1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service which may include serving as the line official in charge of the daily operations and special projects of an Agency including coordinating various Agency programs; providing expert counsel to agency management and professionals on a wide variety of social economic and political questions and problems pertaining to Trust and Indian Services for American Indians; and knowledge of the Bureau mission, organization, functions, goals, and objectives to carry out the management function as a Superintendent. (Refer to the summary of duties for additional specialized experience.)

GS-14:  1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service which involved serving as the line official in charge of the daily operations and special projects of an Agency; providing counsel to agency management and professionals on a wide variety of social economic and political questions and problems pertaining to Trust and Indian Services for American Indians; and knowledge of the Bureau mission, organization, functions, goals, and objectives to carry out the management function as a Superintendent. (Refer to the summary of duties for additional specialized experience.)

 


 

SUITABILITY, CLEARANCE & REQUIREMENTS: A background security investigation will be required for all new hires. Appointment will be subject to the applicant’s successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.


OTHER
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Incumbent is required to operate a government-owned or leased motor vehicle in the performance of duties, therefore, a valid driver’s license is required. Incumbent must have a safe driving record within the three-year period immediately preceding submittal of GSA Form 3607 and be able to meet the safe driving requirements of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.


Incumbent will be required to file an OGE-450, Confidential Disclosure Financial Report Form, in accordance with 5 CFR Part 2634, Subpart I.

 

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

 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

As part of the application process, you are required to respond to a series of questions designed to assess your possession of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • SKILL IN ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGEMENT
  • KNOWLEDGE OF THE BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS’ FUNCTIONS, OBJECTIVES, AND PROGRAMS
  • KNOWLEDGE OF REAL ESTATE PRINCIPLES, LAWS AND REGULATIONS
  • ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE

We will compare your resume and supporting documentation to your responses on the assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your resume, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities.


BENEFITS:

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The Bureau of Indian Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered: http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc



OTHER INFORMATION:

CTAP & ICTAP APPLICANTS: Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) participants who are well qualified may apply for this position. To be eligible for consideration under CTAP, an applicant must provide written notification that they will be losing their current federal position. To be eligible for consideration under ICTAP, an applicant must provide proof that they have lost their federal position within the last year. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position. Federal employees seeking CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit proof that they meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.605(a) for CTAP and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP. This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of their most recent Performance Rating and a copy of their most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location. Please annotate your application to reflect that you are applying as a CTAP or ICTAP eligible. For more information regarding CTAP & ICTAP, please visit
http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp

 

NOTICE TO MALE APPLICANTS: Section 1622 of the Defense Authorization Act of 1986, prohibits any male born after December 31, 1959, from being appointed to a position in an executive agency if he has knowingly and willfully failed to register with the Selective Service System. Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, will be required to complete a certification document to confirm their Selective Service registration status, if selected for appointment.



HOW TO APPLY:

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To Apply Online:

  • Click the Apply Online button and follow the prompts to register
  • Answer the Questionnaire and click on SUBMIT my answers
  • UPLOAD all required documents and other supporting documents
  • To return to your saved application, log in to your USAJOBS account at www.usajobs.gov
  • Click on Application Status
  • Click on the position title and select Apply Online to continue

We strongly encourage you to apply online. However, if you cannot apply online, you may FAX your assessment questionnaire, resume and supporting documents to (478) 757-3144 by following the steps below.

 

To Apply by Fax:

  • Print a copy of the OPM Form 1203-FX
  • Answer the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire
  • When faxing a completed OPM Form 1203-FX, this will serve as your fax cover and must be placed on TOP of your application and other supporting documents. No other fax page is required. Simply make sure all six pages of the completed OPM Form 1203-FX are on top of all other documents being faxed

 

Combination Online/Fax:

  • Click the Apply Online button and follow the prompts to register
  • ANSWER the Questionnaire and click on SUBMIT my answers
  • Include the Vacancy Identification Number 953987, SSN, and full name to ensure that your documents are associated with the rest of your application
  • Fax your US Government Application Cover Page, application, and supporting documents to (478) 757-3144

Please note that it is the applicant's responsibility to verify that all information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., questionnaire responses, resume, and any supporting documents) are complete and accurate.

 

All electronic submissions and/or faxes must be completed by Friday, September 13, 2013.

 

NOTE: Submission of a resume alone is not a complete application. This position requires the submission of additional forms as described under the REQUIRED DOCUMENTS section. Failure to provide the required information and/or documentation may result in your application not being considered for employment.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

  • Resume showing relevant experience and education.
  • References - List three people who are not related to you and are not current or previous supervisors.
  • Form BIA-4432, Verification of Indian Preference for Employment, if claiming Indian preference. No other form will be accepted.
  • Form DD-214, if claiming veterans preference; and VA letter and Standard Form 15, if claiming 10 point preference.
  • Copy of most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action.
  • College Transcript is required for verification of qualifying education. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable; however, an official transcript may be requested at a later time.
  • GSA Form 3607, Motor Vehicle Operator's License and Driving Record (optional during the application process; however, selectees will be required to submit as part of the pre-appointment process).

NOTE: Persons submitting incomplete applications will be given credit only for the information they provide. The applicant is responsible for submitting all required documentation in support of their application in order to receive full credit for their Indian preference, veteran preference, experience, training, and/or education. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WILL NOT BE SOLICITED FROM THIS OFFICE.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Betty A. Kauley
Phone: (405)247-1518
Email: BETTY.KAULEY@BIA.GOV
Agency Information:
BIA Center for Recruitment Anadarko
DO NOT MAIL APPLICATIONS
PLEASE FAX TO 478-757-3144
XXXXX, OK
73005

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received, you will receive an acknowledgement email notifying you that your submission was successful. After a review of your application is made, you will be notified regarding your rating and referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted.


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Job Announcement Number:

AB-13-45

Control Number:

350781300