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#:  1180571

SECRETARY (OA), GS-0318-5,
#3700008A, DOI-Bureau of Indian Affairs,
Eastern Oklahoma Regional Office,
Office of the Regional Director,

Division of Transportation,
Muskogee, Oklahoma

GS-5:  $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.


·  Receives visitors and telephone calls to the office, determines the nature of requests and directs caller to appropriate staff or personally provides information desired when routine or procedural matters are involved.

·   Reviews and screens incoming correspondence prior to distribution for suspense dates, establishing controls and follow-up for supervisors.

·   Responsible for filing subject matter files and records that relate to the work of the Division.

·   Develops file maintenance disposition reports; and serves as the Records Management contact for the office.

·   Prepares and types correspondence, reports, and records in final form from rough drafts.

·   Reviews and edits correspondence prepared for supervisor; checks spelling, grammatical content, and conformance to formats and procedural requirements.

·    Serves as timekeeper, maintains time and attendance reports, and leave records. 

·   Reviews, verifies for accuracy and processes all travel related documents including authorizations, advances, and vouchers.

·   Compiles periodic and special reports

Supervisory Status


Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasionally operates a government motor vehicle in the performance of duties.

Relocation Authorized

  • No

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