Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs Deputy Bureau Director-Trust Services in Washington, District Of Columbia

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Established in 1824, Indian Affairs is the oldest bureau of the U.S. Department of the Interior. Within the government-to-government relationship, Indian Affairs provides services directly or through contracts, grants, or compacts to 567 federally recognized tribes with a service population of about 1.9 million American Indians and Alaska Natives. 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:https://www.bia.gov/jobs

This position is located in theBureau of Indian Affairs, Central Office in Washington DC, District of Columbia.

The Deputy Bureau Director-Trust Services serves as the line officer for trust programs and is responsible for all headquarters activities associated with the management and protection of trust and restricted lands, natural resources, forestry and fire programs. The Deputy Bureau Director provides supervision to six division chiefs and two Associate Deputies who manage the central office programs responsible for policy, guidance and reforms for the management of Indian trust assets. This responsibility includes the management of Water and Power; Natural Resources; Real Estate Services; Geospatial Support; Natural Resources Youth Programs; Forestry and Wildland Fire Management; Land Titles and Records; and Probate.

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Responsibilities
  • Serves as the principal executive expert advisor to the Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs concerning the Bureau's nation-wide trust services programs for American Indians, their rights and resources.
  • The Deputy Bureau Director plans, develops, monitors and evaluates all programs within Trust Services in accordance with the goals and objectives of the Director, BIA and the Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs.
  • Provides national program leadership for assigned functional areas along with the development of new or revised legislation, policies, plans and programs for application Bureau-wide.
  • Provides leadership for international program activities such as the U.S./Canada Pacific Salmon Treaty; expansion of Tribal timber products to foreign markets as well as programs that have international impact such as management of bowhead whales to comply with Tribal whaling rights in the Pacific.
  • Provides leadership in oil, gas and other extractive industries as the lead BIA official. Directs relationships with outside organizations and all other federal agencies.
  • Provides leadership for the management of large scale royalty management activities, provides direction on tribal leasing, and leadership of renewable resource projects. Represents and provides leadership to these activities on behalf of the Bureau and the Director-BIA.
  • Participates in the allocation of Bureau resources for respective program operations and makes recommendations to the Director regarding the necessary changes or adjustments in the programs and their implementation.
  • Provides oversight and leadership to the National Wildland Fire Program through the planning and scheduling of Bureau-wide forestry activities at the national level to ensure that regulatory and policy requirements are followed and that technical standards of sound forest management are upheld.
  • The Deputy Bureau Director is responsible for representing the Bureau in dealing with tribal officials, state and local governments, private organizations and executive personnel from other Federal agencies on any and all issues within the Trust Services programs.
Travel Required

25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

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Conditions of Employment
  • Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference Act of 1934 (title 25, USC Section 472). Form BIA-4432 must be submitted with the application if claiming Indian Preference.
  • Subject to financial disclosure.
  • A background security investigation will be required for all new hires. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication.
  • Must complete a 1 year SES probationary period if not previously completed.
  • If you are a male applicant born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.
  • Incumbent is required to operate a government motor vehicle, must possess a valid driver's license, and have a safe driving record within the 3 year period immediately preceding submittal of GSA Form 3607.
  • You will be required to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit.
Qualifications

As a basic requirement, applicants MUST demonstrate progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level managerial capability and directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under Executive Core Qualifications and Technical Qualifications. Typically, experience of this nature will have been gained at or above the GS-14/15 grade level in the Federal service or its equivalent with state or local government, the private sector, or non-governmental organizations. Failure to meet this basic qualification requirement and all executive and technical qualification factors automatically disqualifies an applicant.

You must clearly show that you possess the experience, knowledge, skills and ability to perform the duties of an executive. To be considered for this position, all applicants must address each of the Technical Qualifications and the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ) listed below in the application documents you submit. Unless you are currently serving under a career Senior Executive Service appointment, are eligible for reinstatement into the Senior Executive Service, or have successfully completed a Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program approved by OPM and been certified by OPM, you must submit a narrative statement covering each of the Executive Core Qualifications listed below in addition to the Technical Qualifications. Your examples should be clear and concise, and emphasize your level of responsibilities, scope and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments with results of your actions, policy initiatives and level of contacts. Each Technical Qualification and each Executive Core Qualification must be addressed separately and submitted with your application. The narrative addressing ECQ's must follow the format provided at www.opm.gov/ses/references/GuidetoSESQuals2010.pdf or you will not receive consideration. Your narratives of the Technical Qualifications may follow this format as well. Narrative Statements for the ECQs must not exceed 10 pages. Technical Qualification Statements may not exceed 2 pages per qualification. If you exceed these limits, you will not be considered. If you do not submit narrative statements addressing the ECQs and Technical Qualifications for this position, you will not receive consideration.

EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS:

ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE: You must have demonstrated an ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.

Leadership Competencies: Creativity & Innovation, External Awareness, Flexibility, Resilience, Strategic Thinking, Vision

ECQ 2 - LEADING PEOPLE: You must demonstrate the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.

Leadership Competencies: Conflict Management, Leveraging Diversity, Developing Others, Team Building

ECQ 3 - RESULTS DRIVEN: This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.

Leadership Competencies: Accountability, Customer Service, Decisiveness, Entrepreneurship, Problem Solving, Technical Credibility

ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN: This ECQ involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resource strategically.

Leadership Competencies: Financial Management, Human Capital Management, Technology Management

ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS: This ECQ involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.

Leadership Competencies: Partnering, Political Savvy, Influencing/Negotiating

FUNDAMENTAL COMPETENCIES: The following competencies are the foundation for success in each of the Executive Core Qualifications: Interpersonal Skills, Oral Communication, Integrity/Honesty, Written Communication, Continual Learning, and Public Service Motivation.

TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Demonstrated ability to forge productive partnerships with Federal, State and local governments and agencies to ensure policies or programs which effect American Indian tribes are consistent with the federal trust responsibility, the government-to-government policy, and/or satisfy and protect treaty obligations and rights. 2. Demonstrated knowledge of trust resource management and rights protection programs and associated mandates and governing regulations to assist tribes with developing regulatory and trust management programs that address all aspects of natural resources and land management. This includes resource development and environmental protection. 3. Demonstrated experience and leadership in the management of Natural Resources Programs at all levels of an organization, including agency, region and headquarters levels of the Federal government or comparable level experience within a non-Federal setting. 4. Demonstrated experience in managing Indian trust programs that includes water rights, water resources, probate and leasing of Indian land holdings. Each Technical Qualification and each Executive Core Qualification must be addressed separately and submitted with your application.

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Additional information

Privacy Act - Privacy Act Notice (P.L. 93-579): This information requested here is used to determine qualifications for employment, and is authorized under Title 5 U.S.C. 3302 and 3361.

Note for Current and/or Former Political Appointees:Effective January 1, 2010, OPM must authorize any employment offers we make to current or former (within the last 5 years) political Schedule A, Schedule C, or Non-Career SES employees in the executive branch. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the executive branch, you must disclose that to the Human Resources Office within your application package.Financial Disclosure: The applicant selected for this position will be required to file a Financial Disclosure Report, SF-278, and the supplemental form, Confidential Statement of Employment and Financial Interest, DI-278. All forms must be filed within 30 days after the selection for this position.

Veterans Preference does not apply to the Senior Executive Service.

Salary:The Department of the Interior structures its SES positions into categories to determine the minimum pay for each position. This is a Category 3 position where the minimum pay rate is set at the GS-15 Step 08 in the Washington, DC locality area. The minimum pay for this position is $164,200 per annum, based on the salary tables for 2018. All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choice.

Social Security Number- Your Social Security Number is requested under the authority of Executive Order 9397 to uniquely identify your records from those of other applicants who may have the same name. As allowed by law or Presidential directive, your Social Security Number is used to seek information about you from employers, schools, banks, and others who may know you. Failure to provide your Social Security Number on your application will result in your application not being processed.

EEO Policy Statement: The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement: Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring authority directly. Determination on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

If you are unable to apply online, require reasonable accommodation in the application process if you are an applicant with a disability, or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Applicants who meet all the mandatory executive and technical qualifications will be evaluated by a panel of SES members to determine the degree to which they possess each of the listed qualifications. This evaluation will determine which applicants are best qualified. Total background, including experience, education, awards, self-development, and training will be reviewed. This information will be obtained from the application package, including the required narrative statements for the Technical and Executive Core Qualifications described above.

You may preview the assessment questions here in the https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10176265.

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Background checks and security clearance
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Required Documents

A complete application package includes:

1.* Resume*- must contain information sufficient to make a valid determination that you fully meet the specialized experience requirements as stated in this vacancy announcement. Insufficient information will result in a not qualified rating. It is recommended that you use the resume tool on the http://www.usajobs.gov website. Please be sure to provide the following information:

  • Full name, mailing address, e-mail address and day and evening telephone numbers;
  • Educational information including the name, city and state of colleges and universities you attended, as well as the type and year of any degrees received;
  • Information about your paid and non-paid work experiences related to this position including:
  • Job title (include series and grade if Federal job);
  • Duties and accomplishments;
  • Employer's name and address;
  • Starting and ending dates of employment (month and year);
  • Salary; 2.* Narrative statements addressing each of the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ) and Technical Qualifications* - experience (paid or unpaid), education, training, awards and/or self-development activities as related to each. Each ECQ and each technical qualification must be addressed separately. The narrative addressing ECQs must follow the format provided at www.opm.gov/ses/references/GuidetoSESQuals2010.pdf. Narrative statements must not exceed 2 pages for each individual technical and each individual ECQ. If you exceed these limits you will not be considered. OR If you are a graduate of an approved SES Candidate Development Program, you must include a copy of the OPM Certification of Eligibility and a narrative statement addressing only the Technical Qualifications. OR If you are a current or former SES member, you must submit documentation of your SES status and a narrative statement addressing only the technical qualifications. Your narrative statement MUST be submitted using "Qualifications" as Document Type.
  1. If you are a current Federal employee, a copy of a recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, that indicates Federal status, grade, tenure, and type of service. Please remove your social security number and date of birth. If you are a current or former (within the last 5 years) political Schedule A, Schedule C, or Non-Career SES employee, please submit documentation of your appointment, including a copy of your SF-50.

  2. If you are claiming Indian Preference for Employment, a copy of your BIA Form 4432must be provided. Please remove your date of birth from the form.

  3. A copy of your most* recent annual performance appraisal*(from either the Federal or private sector). (optional) Please remove your social security number.

  4. Candidates are required to complete the* DI-1935, Applicant Background Survey*, on a voluntary basis. Information will be used solely to review compliance with Federal law. Failure to complete this form will not affect consideration. The form can be found online at www.doi.gov/diversity/di1935.pdf. (optional)

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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Benefits

A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.

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How to Apply

To apply for this position, you must complete the online application and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. Please direct any questions about this announcement to Allison Beard, HR Specialist for Executive Resources at (202) 208-2825 or via e-mail at allison.beard@bia.gov.

A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.

  • To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.

  • Follow the prompts to select your résumé and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

  • After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.

  • You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application.

To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login),all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/.

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Agency contact information
Allison Beard
Phone

(202) 208-2825

Email

allison.beard@bia.gov

Address

BIA Center for Recruitment Anadarko BIA Center for Recruitment Anadarko P.O. Box 1487 Anadarko, OK US

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Next steps

We will conduct a qualifications evaluation of applicants who supply all requested material. Qualified applicants will be rated and ranked by a SES Rating panel. Best qualified candidates will be referred to the selecting official for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified of the outcome after completion of the selection process.

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The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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  • New employee probationary period

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/495432800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 03/30/2018 to 04/30/2018

Salary: $164,200 to $189,600 per year Pay is set based on consideration of the selectee's current salary and other factors.

Pay scale & grade: ES 00

Work schedule: Full-Time

Appointment type: Permanent