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.
#1011501A, Northwest Region,
Office of the Superintendent,
GS-12: $75,908 - $98,677 Per Annum
GS-11: $63,330 - $82,329 Per Annum
NOTE: APPLICANTS WHO PREVIOUSLY APPLIED UNDER THIS ANNOUNCEMENT WILL BE CONSIDERED AND NEED NOT RE-APPLY UNDER THIS READVERTISEMENT. TRAVEL AND RELOCATION EXPENSES WILL NOT AUTHORIZED. ANY RELOCATION EXPENSES ASSOCIATED WITH REPORTING FOR DUTY WILL BE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE SELECTED EMPLOYEE. THIS POSITION IS SUBJECT TO FAVORABLE RESULTS OF BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION.
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, veterans 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: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/shav/index.aspx#veoa
NOTE: This is a managerial position, serving as a principal line official. Under provision of the Civil Service Reform Act, first-time managers are required to serve a trial period before their appointment becomes final. Those who do not satisfactorily complete the trial period will be returned to positions of no lower grade and pay then those they occupied before assuming their managerial assignment.
SUMMARY OF DUTIES:
- Serves as trustee for all real property and natural resources and effectively manages that responsibility.
- Provides review and signatory approval for real property and forest management documents.
- Accountable for federal funds allocated to Agency.
- Maintains a close working relationship and communication with the tribal governing body on all matters involving the government-to-government relationship which exists between federal, state, local governments and Indian tribes.
- Communicates with individual Indian landowners on all matters affecting their land ownership interests and the natural resources on those trust lands.
- Applies leadership skills and is responsible for management and administration.
- Manages the trust relationship and independently plans and executes the trust responsibility and ensures trust effectiveness.