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.
NOTE: This is a supervisory position. Under provision of the Civil Service Reform Act, first-time supervisors are required to serve a trial period before their appointment becomes final. Those who do not satisfactorily complete the trial period will be returned to positions of no lower grade and pay then those they occupied before assuming their supervisory assignment.
SUMMARY OF DUTIES: Responsible for serving as the line official in charge of the daily operations and special projects of Indian Affairs assigned at the Agency that include Indian Trust responsibility, Indian Services and Administration:Works with the Regional Office in the development of current and long range plans necessary for executing and coordinating the various Agency and Regional programs consisting of Natural Resources, Realty, Tribal Government, Self-Determination, Environmental, Housing Improvement, Transportation, Forestry/Fire.Directs an on-going effort to promote the economic, social, educational, and health needs of the Indian people.Meets with the Tribal Chairman and President as well as their respective Tribal Council and Board/Committees periodically and at special meetings, affecting a close working relationship conducive to attaining objectives.Prepares reports relative to the situation of Tribes with respect to socio-economic conditions, status of condition of Indian natural resources, and other similar matters.Directs the planning, coordination, and execution of all activities pertinent to the tenure and management of real estate under the jurisdiction of the Agency.Coordinates requirements under Public Law 93-638, as amended, the Indian Self Determination and Education Assistance Act, and makes recommendations on all grants/contracts applications.Directs preparation, reviews, and/or approves budgets for use of funds derived from the harvesting of Indian trust forestry products and withdrawal of funds.Serves on the Region-wide team for workforce planning and ensuring implementation and execution within daily duties for the Region/Agency, including hiring.Directs the work of Agency employees of various grades and programs.
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: (OPM Operating Manual, Qualification Standards for Administrative and Management Positions, GS-0340).
GS-14: I have at least 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 grade level in the organization, mission, and objectives of BIA to carry out the management function as a Superintendent; public laws, rules and regulations requirements, court rulings, relative to Indian affairs; Indian tribal trust resources and other Indian resources; Natural Resources; to comply with performance goals and to assess the progress toward attainment of those goals; to supervise, monitor and regulate employees in their performance of assigned or delegated tasks; and interpersonal skills.
GS-13: I have at least 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service which involved serving as the line official in charge of the daily operations and special projects of an Agency including coordinating various Agency programs; providing expert counsel to agency management and professionals on a wide variety of social economic and political questions and problems pertaining to Trust and Indian Services for American Indians; and knowledge of the Bureau mission, organization, functions, goals, and objectives to carry out the management function as a Superintendent.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) to perform successfully the duties of the position, and is typically in or related to the position to be filled.
This is a key management position. Simply meeting time-in-grade in occupations where directing and managing Indian trust responsibilities and programs was not performed, will not be qualifying.
FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.
Qualifying education from colleges and universities in foreign countries must be evaluated in terms of equivalency to that acquired in U.S. colleges and universities. Applicants educated in whole or in part in foreign countries must submit sufficient evidence, including transcripts, to an accredited private organization for an equivalency evaluation of course work and degree. You must provide a copy of the letter containing the results of the equivalency evaluation upon request. Failure to provide such documentation when requested will result in lost consideration.
For more information regarding evaluation of foreign education for federal employment, please visit the U.S. Dept of Ed.
SUITABILITY, CLEARANCE & REQUIREMENTS: A background security investigation will be required for all new hires. Appointment will be subject to the applicants successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.
It is the policy of the Government not to deny employment simply because an individual has been unemployed or has had financial difficulties that have arisen through no fault of the individual. Information about an individual's employment experience will be used only to determine the person's qualifications and to assess his or her relative level of knowledge, skills, and abilities. Although an individual's personal conduct may be relevant in any employment decision, including conduct during periods of unemployment or evidence of dishonesty in handling financial matters, financial difficulty that has arisen through no fault of the individual will generally not itself be the basis of an unfavorable suitability or fitness determination. For more information please refer to the following link: Government Wide Guidance - Fair Employment Opportunities to Applicants
DECLARATION FOR FEDERAL EMPLOYMENT: As a Federal employee you will be required to submit a signed and completed "Declaration for Federal Employment," OF-306, to determine your suitability for Federal employment and to authorize a background check for Federal employment.
OTHER: Incumbent may be required, as an incidental duty, to operate a government-owned or leased motor vehicle, in the performance of duties, therefore, a valid drivers license is required. Incumbent must have a safe driving record within the three-year period immediately preceding submittal of GSA Form 3607 and be able to meet the safe driving requirements of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
TELEWORK: The Bureau of Indian Affairs has determined that the duties of the position are suitable for telework only during an emergency or natural disaster.
FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: Will be required to file an OGE-450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report Form in accordance with 5 CFR Part 2634, Subpart I.
The Bureau of Indian Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits
CTAP & ICTAP APPLICANTS: Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) participants who are well qualified may apply for this position. To be eligible for consideration under CTAP, an applicant must provide written notification that they will be losing their current federal position. To be eligible for consideration under ICTAP, an applicant must provide proof that they have lost their federal position within the last year. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position. Federal employees seeking CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit proof that they meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.605(a) for CTAP and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP. This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of their most recent Performance Rating and a copy of their most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location. Please annotate your application to reflect that you are applying as a CTAP or ICTAP eligible. For more information regarding CTAP & ICTAP, please visit http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp
NOTICE TO MALE APPLICANTS: Section 1622 of the Defense Authorization Act of 1986, prohibits any male born after December 31, 1959, from being appointed to a position in an executive agency if he has knowingly and willfully failed to register with the Selective Service System. Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, will be required to complete a certification document to confirm their Selective Service registration status, if selected for appointment.
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