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  1172732

#3030011, Northwest Region, Office of the Deputy Director,

Indian Services, Branch of Self Determination, 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.



·Develop the approval to the Approving Official complete contract/grant package.

·Ensure that grant/contract packages adhere to program specific requirements.

·Review contract/grant packages for adequacy and compliance with administrative, regulatory, and procedural requirements.

· Review the contractor/grantee's annual Single Audit and ensures compliance with the Single Audit Act.

·Document decisions concerning all phases of contracts/grants from pre-award to termination or close-out.

·Formulate replies to Congressional inquiries concerning Public Law 93-638.

·Conduct on-site monitoring the contacts/grants throughout the life cycle.

·Attend Tribal Council meetings, Tribal Business Committee meetings, and other contractors/grantees meetings to represent the Approving Official as required.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel

Relocation Authorized

  • No