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.

CHILD WELFARE SPECIALIST, GS-0101-7/9,
(2 Positions) #1010058A/1010062A,
Great Plains Region,
Fort Totten Agency,
Office of the Superintendent,

Fort Totten, North Dakota

 

GS-9:  $47,448 - $61,678  Per Annum
GS-7:  $38,790 - $50,431  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 A 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.

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:  Under the general supervision of the Agency Supervisory Social Worker, the incumbent is responsible for the implementation of the Agency Child Welfare Program. Within the established Area policy and objectives, participates in the implementation of the Agency’s Child Welfare Program, including required basic programs and those additional programs possible through available resources and desirable in terms of local needs:

·   Devises, improvises, and adapts these various programs to the wide range of subject cases and needs and to meet the limitation of funds facilities and other staff support available.

·   Provides counseling services to programs participants (victims, families and others), modifying, adapting, expanding and otherwise changing counseling plans and procedures in order to meet specific needs and enable clientele to put counseling into action. 

·   Functions as the client advocate in securing total assistance package (including foster home and institutional placement) and monitors progress to insure that essential services are provided and that formalized treatment goals (social and medical) are achieved to the fullest possible extent.

·   Collaborates with aid organizations, church leaders, community social service assets, case workers, employment agencies and other social welfare and health agencies in order to provide appropriate services.

·   Works closely with and provides assistance to law enforcement agencies and judicial staffs to emphasize Child Welfare and protection.

·   Functions as an active information and public relations resource for the community regarding child welfare and protection.

Travel Required

  • Not Required