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.

SOCIAL WORKER (ICW POLICY), GS-0185-12/13,

#3300019, DOI, BIA, Office of the Director, BIA,

Deputy Director - Indian Services,

Division of Human Services, Washington, DC

 

 

GS-12:  $74,872 - $97,333 Per Annum

GS-13:  $89,033 - $115,742 Per Annum

 

AMENDMENT: THIS AMENDS THE VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT TO BE EXTENDED FOR ONE ADDITIONAL WEEK NOW CLOSING NOVEMBER 7, 2013.

 

NOTE:  TRAVEL AND RELOCATION EXPENSES WILL BE AUTHORIZED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FEDERAL TRAVEL REGULATIONS.

 

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. 

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 DUTIES:

 

Serve as an expert and provide technical assistance and guidance to staff regarding the Indian Child Welfare Act, Child Protection, and other social service matters.

 

Team leader on a wide in-depth variety of projects, studies, etc.

 

Provide program management and technical advisement regarding diverse Bureau human services programs pertaining to all aspects of Indian Child Welfare.

 

Establish policies, for planning, organizing, coordinating and maintaing initiatives in the program areas.

 

Responsible for the development and implementation of a database for the Indian Child Welfare Act.

 

Responsible for the administration of the Indian Child Welfare Act notification process and adoption records management for case filing procedures.

Travel Required

  • Not Required