Job Overview


NOTE: This position is not covered by the bargaining unit.

The Bureau of Indian Education's mission is to provide quality education opportunities from early childhood through life in accordance with the tribes’ needs for cultural and economic well-being and in keeping with the wide diversity of Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages as distinct cultural and governmental entities.

The mission of Haskell Indian Nations University, a land grant institution, is to serve members of federally recognized American Indian and Alaska Native nations as authorized by Congress and in partial fulfillment of treaty and trust obligations. With student learning as its focus, Haskell embraces the principles of sovereignty and self-determination through a culturally based holistic lifelong learning environment that promotes and upholds respect, rights, and responsibility.

This position serves as the Vice President for Administration for Haskell Indian Nations University (Haskell). As Vice President for Administration, the incumbent participates in university management discussions, decisions and policy making and sharing in management actions.

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 Form BIA-4432 must be submitted with the application if claiming Indian Preference. Indian preference eligibles that are not currently employed in the Federal service will be appointed under the Excepted Service Appointment Authority Schedule A, 213.3112(A)(7).

STATUS CANDIDATES: 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 or Veteran’s Preference must be Federal civilian employees with competitive status or former Federal civilian employees with reinstatement eligibility and must submit latest Notification of Personnel Action, SF-50B, as proof.

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 about this program and to determine whether you are eligible, 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.


·        Serve as the expert advisor to the President, and as such provides the President with authoritative information, alternatives and recommendations on the current and long range plans pertaining to these programs.

·        Supervise through subordinate unit supervisors and staff supervisors, the efforts of over 100 civil service and contract personnel engaged in professional, technical, administrative, and blue collar work located throughout the campus.

·        Insure that employees under his/her supervision adhere to BIA and government-wide regulations covering travel and sick and annual leave. 

·        Within the jurisdiction of the organizational unit, develop, apply and implement EEO requirements and the EEO program guidelines established by the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity.

·        Keep abreast of trends by review of reports from each program and through meetings and conferences with unit supervisors, key personnel and operating personnel.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Work requires travel away from the duty station on field assignments. Travel involves transit via airplane and motor vehicle.

Relocation Authorized

  • No