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 (VIN): 1894789
SELF-DETERMINATION ADVISOR, GS-1101-13/14,
#3500045, DOI, BIA, Office of the Director, BIA,
Office of the Deputy Director, Indian Services,
Division of Self-Determination Services, Washington, D.C.
GS-14: $112,021 - $145,629 Per Annum
GS-13: $94,796 - $123,234 Per Annum
(First time hires to the Federal Government normally start at the lower salary range of the grade level).
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: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/shav/index.aspx#veoa
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.
Additional selections may be made from this announcement if identical vacancies occur within 90 days from the closing date.
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.
SUMMARY OF DUTIES:
·Provide leadership in the management and staff advisement of the Bureau's Indian Self-Determination (i.e., Pl. 93-638) in the areas of administrative functions.
·Serve as an advisor for the interpretation of self-determination legislation and regulations.
·Provide input into the development of Bureau-wide practices and procedures to ensure compliance and accountability with P.L. 93-638.
·Perform program analysis, including planning, budgeting, accounting management, internal controls and reporting.
·Compile, analyze and complete the CSC Shortfall Report and ensures that discrepancies are resolved.
·Perform program analysis of actual expenditures compared to planned utilization of annual budget and/or allotment authority.
·Review and analyze cost accumulations versus approved program/budget estimates.
·Review and analyze status reports, authorized program authority, funds obligated and other control data.
·Work with tribes and/or authorized tribal organizations and the general public on any and all issues regarding the P.L. 93-638.
·Provide financial advice, interpretation and guidance on a variety of budget related matters.