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.

ASSOCIATE DEPUTY BUREAU DIRECTOR - OPERATIONS, GS-0301-15,
#4000037, DOI, BIA, Office of Trust Services, Washington, D.C.

GS-15:  $124,995 - $157,100 Per Annum

NOTE: DUE TO THE URGENCY IN THE FILLING OF 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: 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:

Plan, develop, monitor, and evaluate all program, policies, standards and procedures, with a particular focus on the programs that fall within the Natural Resources side of the budget appropriations; as related to administrative services in accordance with the goals and objectives of the Deputy Bureau Director.

Formulate major policy in the trust services area, through the direction of professional staff in accordance with Federal codes and administrative goals.

Participate in the planning, monitoring, and allocation of Bureau resources for respective program operations and makes recommendations, regarding the necessary changes or adjustments in the programs and in their implementation.

Provide authoritative professional viewpoints and opinions on the program methods, techniques, and procedures required within the Bureau to ensure maximum effectiveness, efficiency, and economy of program operations in accordance with Bureau and Administrative priorities, Government Performance and Results Act, Activity Based Costing, and Program Assessment Rating Tool.

Participate in congressional budget hearings, providing interpretation and justification for budget requests for the OTS.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No