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.

SOCIAL SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE, GS-0187-6/7/8
#3200038A, Bureau of Indian Affairs,
Great Plains Region, Rosebud Agency,
Deputy Superintendent - Indian Services,
Rosebud, South Dakota,
Duty Station:  Mission, South Dakota

GS-8:  $43,389 - $56,406  Per Annum
GS-7:  $39,179 - $50,932  Per Annum
GS-6:  $35,256 - $45,828  Per Annum

NOTE: TRAVEL AND RELOCATION EXPENSES WILL NOT BE AUTHORIZED.  ANY RELOCATION EXPENSES ASSOCIATED WITH REPORTING FOR DUTY WILL BE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE SELECTED EMPLOYEE.  DUE TO THE URGENCY IN FILLING THIS POSITION THE LENGTH OF ADVERTISEMENT HAS BEEN SHORTENED.


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:
·   Provide casework services to assist with problems resulting from broken homes, disorganized family life, or emotional problems.

·   Discuss family problems with clients analyzing factors contributing to family problems and independently develops a casework plan aimed at motivating persons toward the full use of available resources, the attainment of self-confidence, and self-sufficiency. 

·   Administer general assistance in an assigned area.

·   Interviews, review resources, determine eligibility, and sets up financial plans for applicants qualifying for general assistance.

·   Certifies clients to the Tribal Work Experience Program and provides counseling services to these clients when they seek such services or when notified that client is experiencing difficulty working under the program.

·   Conduct office interviews and makes home visits reviewing the resources and to assess the social environment of the home to determine continued eligibility for general assistance.

·   Conduct on-site visits at assigned areas (communities) to provide general assistance in remote areas.

·   Initiates or cooperates in joint planning services to families and children with Tribal, State, Federal, and other local agencies.

·   Initiates and/or cooperates with other agency branches and public welfare agencies in helping clients take advantage of local, state, and federal social services programs.

·   Maintains case records, letters, and prepares reports and recommendations as required

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional travel for some field work (home visits), meetings and/or training.

Relocation Authorized

  • No