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 1172618


#3700005, Northwest Regional Office,

Deputy Director - 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 professional and technical expertise to the agency/field offices, and other Regional Office Divisions, in transportation matters regarding highway design, rights of way, acquisition, archeological clearance, and environmental assessments.

Represents the Division of Transportation at public hearings regarding proposed projects. 

Responsible for the design and preparation of plans, specifications, and estimates for all phases of highway construction including major projects for grading, drainage, base, surfacing, bridges, and culverts.

Makes cost comparision studies of various solutions to the more complex roadway, structural, and drainage problems. 

Makes environmental assessment of highway construction projects and assists in the preparation of the environmental examination or, if required, the impact statement with the assistance of the Environmental Scientist.

Responsible for the preparation of right-of-way easements and other right of way documents.

Develops controlling criteria for design personnel and establish review procedures for all plans, specifications, and estimates prepared.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel

Relocation Authorized

  • No