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.


#3300010A, Pacific Region,

Office of Deputy Regional Director-Indian Services,

Division of Tribal Services, Human Services,

Sacramento, California

GS-13:  $88,462 - $115,000 Per Annum


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:

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. 


Provides technical assistance in the planning, developing and monitoring of child protection services to eligible Indian who reside within California.

Assumes program responsibility for all Regional Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) grants under Title II for both Indian tribes and off reservation Indian organizations in California.

Conducts meetings, participates in projects, task forces and committees initiated to address difficult human service issues through cooperative efforts with other Federal, Tribal, State, and local government and private agencies.

Promotes tribal self-determination within the scope of tribal contracting laws and regulations governing the social services and housing programs.

Serves as the Regional coordinator for the Employee Assistance Program by ensuring that Bureau employees receive information on the government sponsored counseling and family service program provided under contract by a service provider in their local community.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Occassional travel to meetings and/or training.

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • Travel and Relocation expenses authorized in accordance with the Federal Travel Regulations.