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.

SUPERINTENDENT, GS-0340-15,
#1010059A, Bureau of Indian Affairs,
Eastern OK Region, Osage Agency,
Office of the Superintendent,
Pawhuska, OK

GS-15:  $114,872 - $149,333  Per Annum

NOTETRAVEL 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.  


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: This is a supervisory position.  Under provision of the Civil Service Reform Act, first-time supervisors are required to serve a trial period before their appointment becomes final.  Those who do not satisfactorily complete the trial period will be returned to positions of no lower grade and pay then those they occupied before assuming their supervisory assignment.

SUMMARY OF DUTIES:  The incumbent is primarily responsible for carrying out the Federal government’s responsibility of protecting and managing land and natural resources held in trust for Indian, enhancement and improvement of social and economic status, and serving as the Federal government’s principal agent in the government-to-government relationship with the tribe. 


  • Responsible for all minerals operations which are accomplished by the Osage Agency pursuant to the Act of June 28, 1906, and CFR 226. 
  • Performs all aspects of the oil and gas program which include Oil & Gas Accounting ensuring that minerals accounting procedures and systems are in place.

·   Maintains the official relationship between the Federal Government and the Tribe providing program and service in a trust capacity.

·   Develops and fosters the relationship to support a co-equal partnership arrangement in carrying out all governmental trust and programmatic responsibilities of the Bureau to the Tribe.

·   Attends Tribal and other meetings wherein Tribal and Federal government business and information is discussed to make decisions and/or advise the Tribe on the decisions to be made.

·   Provides advice and assistance to the Tribes in the development and use of their resources while maintaining and ensuring the conditions of the trust responsibilities.

·   Develops communications and rapport to enhance coordination with Federal and State Agencies.

·   Protects and manages land and natural resources held in trust, enhancement and improvement of social and economic status.

·   Administers programs and services in accordance with federal laws, regulations, policies and procedures, and guidelines.

·   Identifies goals, priorities, policies, guidelines, procedures, and directs the planning, organization, staffing, and budgeting of the federal government operations which provides a variety of programs and services and procures the support necessary for implementations.

·   Provides budget oversight and execution for Federal programs, to include direct appropriations, loans, and grants, recommends Tribal drawdowns for contracts, and other appropriated fund items.

·   Ensures the agency is staffed with qualified employees in accordance with Indian preference mandates and personnel laws, regulations, and policies.

·   Explains and defines responsibilities, objectives and goals to subordinate supervisors and evaluates results achieved for program compliance and effectiveness. 

Travel Required

  • 50% or Greater
  • There is considerable travel to meetings and conferences away from the worksite.

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • 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.