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 1175090

SOCIAL WORKER, GS-0185-11/12

#3300005, Alaska Region,

Human Services,

Anchorage, Alaska

GS-11:  $63,330 - $82,329 Per Annum (Plus 5% COLA)
GS-12:  $75,908 - $98,677 Per Annum (Plus 5% COLA)


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. 


NOTE: If the position is filled at a lower grade level, subsequent promotion to the next grade level will be processed without further competition under the Merit Promotion Program at such time as performance and qualification requirements are met and classification review discloses the duties being performed properly warrant classification to the next higher grade level.


Responsible for assisting with the implementation of procedures for the Indian Child Welfare Programs and recommends procedures relative to the effective management of the Bureau’s Indian Child Welfare Program.

Responsible for providing direct services for all Supervised Individual Indian Monies (IIM) accounts for adults and children.

Provides technical guidance and assistance to tribal programs through on-site visits and on-going communications.

Responsible for assuring that the contracted Indian Child Welfare program operations are in compliance with the Bureau’s regulations and policies through on-going monitoring and quality control reviews.

Maintains thorough routine visit and correspondence as an ongoing liaison with federal, state, and local social child welfare organizations, tribal governing bodies and tribal communities for the purpose of interpreting the Bureau’s social services policies and programs. 

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional travel may be required.

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • Travel and Relocation expenses authorized in accordance with the Federal Travel Regulations.