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 Indian, Indian tribes and Alaska Natives.

Vacancy ID: 1169278

Posn.# 4203001, Navajo Region, Trust Services
Western Navajo Agency, Branch of Real Estate Services
Tuba City, Arizona


GS-11: $57,982 - $75,376 Per Annum


  • Government housing is not available
  • This is a Supervisory position.

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). Consideration will be given to non-Indian applicants (Status or Reinstatement eligibles) in the absence of a qualified Indian Preference eligible. Applicants not entitled to Indian Preference must a Federal civilian employee with competitive status or former Federal civilian employees with reinstatement eligibility and must submit latest Notification of Personnel Action, SF-50B, as proof.


  • Incumbent will ensure that leases, permits, easements and/or rights-of-way are issued at or above fair market value for the use of the land and that all terms and conditions of the contract are met.
  • Provides oversight to managmeent of trust and restricted property, ensuring protection, conservation, and prudent utiilzation of Idian lands.
  • Analyze request for use of Indian-owned trust assets and resolves any lease-related problems with owners or leases/agreements.
  • Consult beneficiaries, lessees, land owners and other interested parties about the contracting process, options and other needs and documentation.
  • Analyze the transaction, including the application, land description, appraisal, NEPA, TSR, and other clearances, to ensure compliance with statutory authority, laws, regulations, tribal ordinances, policies and procedures.
  • Completes approvals, disapprovals, and awards, and notifies beneficiaries and other interested parties of the decision.
  • Performs on-site inspections for compliance; recommends corrective action or changes needed; tracks and evaluates compliance issues and corrective actions; and takes appropriate corrective action in response to violations.

Supervisory Status


Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Some travel may be required for site visit locations.

Relocation Authorized

  • No

Who May Apply

This job is open to…

Indian Preference Eligible's / Current Federal Status Employee or Former Federal Employees with Reinstatement Eligibility.

Questions? This job is open to 4 groups.