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    Indian Affairs provides services to 567 federally recognized tribes with a population of about 1.9 million American Indian and Alaska Natives. Indian Affairs offers an extensive range of programs such as social services, law enforcement and detention services, administration of tribal courts, natural resources management, economic development, implementation of land and water claim settlements, housing improvement, disaster relief, and the replacement and maintenance of schools, roads, and bridges.

    The Bureau of Indian Education's mission is to provide quality education opportunities from early childhood through life in accordance with the tribes' needs for cultural and economic well-being and in keeping with the wide diversity of Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages as distinct cultural and governmental entities.

    Mission: The Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute prepares our culturally diverse Native American students as life-long learners through partnerships with tribes, employers and other organizations. We establish a strong educational foundation for student success.

    Amendment #1, dated 06/01/17: Updated number of vacancies to 4 positions.
    Amendment #2, dated 06/01/17: Update closing date, to 04/06/17.

    INDIAN PREFERENCE: Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934 (Title 25, USC, Section 472). Verification Form BIA-4432 must be submitted with the application if claiming Indian Preference. Indian Preference eligibles not currently employed in Federal service may be appointed under the Excepted Service Appointment Authority Schedule A, 213.3112(a)(7). Consideration will be given to Non-Indian applicants in the absence of qualified Indian Preference eligibles. For more information about Indian preference or to obtain BIA Form 4432 application instructions, please visit: http://www.bia.gov/Jobs/index.htm.

    All new hires earn the beginning salary of their pay grade (Step 1). See 2017 pay charts here https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/salaries-wages/2017/general-schedule/ and select the duty station from the Albuquerque, New Mexico to choose the appropriate pay chart. If no specific chart is listed for this geographic location, see the "rest of U.S." chart.

    The full performance level of this position is 5.

    TELEWORK: Indian Affairs has determined that the duties of this position are not suitable for telework under any circumstances.

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    As a COLLEGE RESIDENCE ASSISTANT, GS-0303-5, your typical work assignments and/or responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:

    • Participate in promoting student involvement opportunities in various engagements in campus student organizations.
    • Assist in planning and implementation of various education and recreation programs for residential students and the larger college community.
    • Provide guidance regarding college policies and procedures to college students
    • Participate in various college service activities with students, faculty and staff.
    Incumbent must be available for rotational work assignments and holiday staff coverage. Incumbent will be scheduled on rotating shifts as needed to provide residential hall coverage over a 24-hour period, seven days a week, with the possible exception of school breaks.

    Must be able to work in a male and/or female adult college residence.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Indian Preference Eligibles / Current Federal Status Employees Or Former Federal Employees with Reinstatement Eligibility/ VEOA Eligibles.

    Questions? This job is open to 4 groups.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/470442600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.