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.
ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN (CIVIL),
GS-0802-9/10/11, (3 positions),
Alaska Region, Office of the Deputy Director-
Indian Services, Branch of Transportation,
IRR Engineering Team, Anchorage, Alaska
GS-09: $51,825 - $67,368 Per Annum (Plus 5% COLA)
GS-10: $57,072 - $74,197 Per Annum (Plus 5% COLA)
GS-11: $62,703 - $81,511 Per Annum (Plus 5% COLA)
NOTE: TRAVEL AND RELOCATION EXPENSES WILL NOT BE AUTHORIZED. ANY RELOCATION EXPENSE ASSOCIATE WITH REPORTING FOR DUTY IN THIS POSITION 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, veterans 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.
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:
Assist team lead with the coordination with tribal representatives in the development of Long Range Transportation Plans (LRTP), establishment of official road inventory in the IRR inventory system and establishment of Federal Highways Administration (FHWA) approved Transportation Improvement Programs (TIPs) which authorize specific transportation projects.
Prepares contract requisition and Program Agreement packages in coordination with the team lead and the Awarding Official (AO) and/or the Bureau of Indian Affairs Department of Transportation (BIADOT) to establish self determination contracts and Program Agreements (PA) with Alaska Native tribes and Tribal Organizations as approved on their FHWA approved TIP.
May Serve as Awarding Officials Technical Representative (AOTR) for planning and road maintenance contracts and serve as Sub-AOTR (Subordinate Awarding Technical Officials Representative) for PL 93-638, Subpart J contracts.
Develops thorough understanding of project scope by reviewing drawings and specifications and conducts inspection and monitoring visits with assigned team members to verify contract compliance.
Provide technical assistance to tribes and tribal organizations on all aspects of the transportation program from inception of planning through project completion.
Uses database management programs. (i.e. Microsoft Access) to enter, compile, and retrieve data on the IRR program in the Alaska Region and ensures, or helps to ensure, data is updated and current at all times.