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 ID# 1180347

5000002A, Oklahoma Region, Osage Agency,
Deputy Agency Superintendent for Trust Services,
Branch of Oil & Gas Accounting
Pawhuska, Oklahoma

GS-07:  $39,179 - $50,932 Per Annum

GS-06:  $35,256 - $45,828 Per Annum

GS-05:  $31,628 - $41,122 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.


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 ensuring all volumes are accurately reported and value is obtained in accordance with Federal Regulations, calculates and verifies that all royalty has been properly accounted for and collected.

·        Serves as the primary contact with oil/gas and other minerals lessees by providing and obtaining information for purpose of correcting reporting errors, assisting in instruction changes and interpreting regulations.

·        Participates in training, conferences and meetings with office personnel, oil and gas industry representatives.

·        Establishes proper amounts of royal owed from sales and other disposition of minerals.

·        Records, reports and maintains such information in accordance with the Code of Federal Regulations and generally accepted accounting procedures.

·        Reviews Accounting Technicians’, Clerks’ and other staff records and performance.

·        Prepares and submits recommendations to the Superintendent for corrective actions.

·        Prepares monthly production report of quantities of oil/gas produced and royalties received from each purchaser.

·        Incumbent serves as Team Leader.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • As an incidental duty, operates a government owned or leased vehicle in the performance of duties.

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes