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 1180506


PD#1010063A, DOI/Bureau of Indian Affairs,

Eastern Oklahoma Region, Office of the Regional Director,

Muskogee, OK

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.



Reviews Certificates of Degree of Indian Blood prepared by a Tribe and submitted in draft form for review and approval.

Responsible for procurement, receipt, issuance and accountability, and payment of services, supplies, equipment, and other services and other services and materials through open market purchase orders.

 Maintains accountability for the correct classification, identification, and assignment of equipment acquired through purchase, transfer, donation, surplus from other Federal agencies.

Prepares various forms for the Branches and Offices served that includes travel authorizations, travel vouchers, requisitions, Fed-Ex transmittals, etc. 

Maintains logs for copy / postage machine usage, incoming controlled correspondence.

Types a variety of material from rough draft, brief notes, oral instruction, including letters, memoranda, forms narrative and statistical information.

Responsible for spelling, punctuation, capitalization and basic grammar on correspondence.

Assures files are maintained in accordance with established record manual, policy and procedure.

Assists in receiving incoming telephone calls and visitors on a daily basis for the Agency.

Attends and takes notes on meetings/conferences and follows up on any actions.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • May be required as an incidental duty, to operate a government owned or lease motor vehicle.

Relocation Authorized

  • No