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.

Contact Representative (OA),
GS-0962-05, Eastern Oklahoma Region,
Osage Agency, Deputy Agency Superintendent
for Trust Services, Probate & Estate Services,
Pawhuska, OK

GS-05: $31,628- $41,122 Per Annum


NOTE: STATUS APPLICANTS WHO WISH TO BE CONSIDERED UNDER BOTH MERIT PROMOTION AND COMPETITIVE PROCEDURES MUST SUBMIT TWO COMPLETE APPLICATIONS. NON-STATUS APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT AN APPLICATION FOR ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER CHR-14-D-013 IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED. TRAVEL AND RELOCATION EXPENSES WILL BE AUTHORIZED INCLUDING REIMBURSABLE REAL ESTATE EXPENSES IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FEDERAL TRAVEL REGULATIONS.

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

 

SUMMARY OF DUTIES:

 The incumbent assists the Probate Specialist in the preparation of guidance in estate planning and drafting of wills, life estates, codicils, revocations of wills, etc. Maintains data in automated probate tracking systems from “notification of death until distribution of trust assets” occurs. Changes appropriate records (manual and automated) to reflect changes in records as a result of Orders issued by the Administrative Law Judges or the Attorney Decision Makers, and prepares necessary and proper documentation for distribution of trust assets to close estate accounts. Assists in the preparation, proper assembly and transmittal of all documents required, including heirship data required by the regulation or requested for probate purposes. Receives calls and visitors and answers inquiries from owners of trust and restricted land regarding rules governing probate. Types correspondence, reports, memorandum, and assembles outgoing material and documents according to policy and procedures. Files and maintains probate records in accordance with Indian Affairs Manual (IAM).

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • TRAVEL AND RELOCATION EXPENSES WILL BE AUTHORIZED INCLUDING REIMBURSABLE REAL ESTATE EXPENSES IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FEDERAL TRAVEL REGULATIONS.