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    This position serves as the Director, Office of Indian Education (OIE), Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE). The OIE administers the Indian Education Program, Title VI, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act. The office executes program requirements and provides technical assistance for supporting local education agencies, Indian tribes and organizations, post-secondary institutions and other entities in meeting the unique educational and culturally relevant academic needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives. Formula grants are provided to school districts and tribal schools for the purpose of meeting the unique educational needs of Indian students. In addition, discretionary grants are awarded to support tribal education agency planning and development, demonstration projects serving Indian children, professional development for American Indian/Alaska Native teachers and administrators, and Native American language projects. OIE also supports national research activities.

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    As a Program Manager, GS-340-15, you will be responsible for the following duties:

    Advises the Assistant Secretary and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Elementary and Secondary Education on the formulation of policy, the design of operating programs, legislative proposals and controversial and sensitive issues.

    Advises senior Departmental officials and their offices on national trends and future needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives.

    Establishes, reviews, and recommends regulations, policies, procedures, and objectives for administering the programs of OIE.

    Responsible for the overall management, coordination, and administration of OIE staff, grants, and programs. Provides leadership and direction to a staff of approximately 20 employees involved in the implementation of approximately $110 million of formula and discretionary programs

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional Travel is required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    • Current federal civilian employees in the competitive service on permanent career or career-conditional appointments
    • Former federal employees with reinstatement eligibility
    • Current federal employees eligible under Interchange Agreements
    • Applicants eligible under special hiring authorities (Schedule A, etc)

    If you do not meet these, apply to OESE-2018-0005, open to all US Citizens.

    Qualified persons with Indidan Preference are given priority. Please see "Required Documents"

    Questions? This job is open to 3 groups.

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    0340 Program Management

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