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 Indians, Indian tribes and Alaska Natives.

Vacancy Identification Number 1172514

COMMUNITY PLANNER, GS-0020-12, #3700039,

DOI, BIA, Northwest Regional Office, Indian Services,

Division of Transportation, Portland, Oregon

GS-12:  $73,265 - $95,243 Per Annum

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:

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. 



·  Provides leadership in transportation planning throughout the Region and will be the authority on transportation plan development and interagency coordination to meet tribal transportation needs.

·   Leads or participates in interagency coordination of the exploration of issues, problem resolution, implementation efforts of equivalent topics.

·   Develops and reviews information and makes recommendations on complex planning problems.

·   Manages and reviews the Long-Range Plans (LRP's) and Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP's) and other documents pertaining to transportation planning.

·   Administers, manages and coordinates road inventory process.

·   Develops and implements innovative planning concepts, theories and principles for urban and rural communities while addressing complex jurisdictional issues and environmental concerns as they relate to transportation and land use.

·   Takes the lead role in developing and delivering courses and/or briefings/seminars/workshops on multi-modal transportation planning and land use practices for tribal transportation professionals.

·   Develops and interprets data from multiple traffic studies that will assist in projecting transportation needs of communities, i.e., traffic counts, level of service, turn movements, population projections, traffic conflicts, etc.

Travel Required

  • 25% or Greater

Relocation Authorized

  • No