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.

GS-1170-7/9/11, #4230240, Pacific Region,

Deputy Director-Trust Services,

Division of Real Estate Services,

Sacramento, California

GS-07:  $41,938 - $54,520 Per Annum
GS-09:  $51,298 - $66,685 Per Annum

GS-11:  $62,065 - $80,685 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.


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.


Plans and implements acquisition and disposal transactions and projects for trust and restricted property, ensuring the protection of trust assets and receipt of fair market value or agreed upon value. 

Serve as an advocate in assisting the tribes and tribal members with respect to the conveyance of their real property holdings. 

Complete the recommendation for approval/disapproval of the conveyance. 

Provides assistance in areas related to real estate services, and real estate technical personnel and reviews work in progress to provide advice on assignments, release of information, completeness of process, etc. 

Researches, analyzes and reviews complex and conflicting problems and issues, and provides findings and recommendations on problems/issues. 

Provide technical assistance to tribal members who apply for the sale of land, patents in fee, exchanges, partitionments, removal of restrictions, and return to trust status of fee lands.  

Consult with land owners and other interested parties about the conveyance process and other needs and documentation. 

Additional tasks may include management tasks appropriate to the role and location, including contributions in the following areas; managing performance, managing relationships, supervising others, budgeting/reporting/analysis, and creating an environment of excellence.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Ocassional travel to attend training and meetings.

Relocation Authorized

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