DEPUTY REGIONAL DIRECTOR-TRUST SERVICES, GS-0340-15
Department Of The Interior - Anchorage, AK

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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.

READVERTISEMENT

DEPUTY REGIONAL DIRECTOR-TRUST SERVICES,
GS-0340-15, #4000001, Alaska Region,

Office of the Regional Director,

Office of the Deputy Regional Director-

Trust Services, Anchorage, Alaska

GS-15: $124,226 - $155,500 Per Annum (Plus 5% COLA)

NOTE : APPLICANTS WHO PREVIOUSLY APPLIED UNDER THIS ANNOUNCEMENT WILL BE CONSIDERED AND NEED NOT RE-APPLY UNDER THIS READVERTISEMENT. TRAVEL AND RELOCATION EXPENSES AUTHORIZED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FEDERAL TRAVEL REGULATIONS.

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

KEY REQUIREMENTS

US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED.

A BACKGROUND SECURITY INVESTIGATION WILL BE REQUIRED FOR ALL NEW HIRES.

APPOINTMENT MAY INCLUDE A REQUIREMENT FOR ONE YEAR PROBATIONARY PERIOD.

APPLICATIONS WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED ONLINE AND BY FAX.

DUTIES:
NOTE: This is a supervisory/managerial position. Under provision of the Civil Service Reform Act, first-time supervisors/managers 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/managerial assignment.

SUMMARY OF DUTIES:
Incumbent serves as the Deputy Regional Director - Trust Services and is the Regional Director's designated official for upholding and discharging the trust responsibility of the Secretary of Interior through public laws and regulatory requirements concerning individually owned native allotments and natural resources.

Serves as a Liaison with the Regional Trust Administrator to coordinate trust asset management activities within the region and in conjunction provide guidance to field staff in the examination, verification, and maintenance of accounts.

Maintains a close working relationship with tribal councils, Native American leaders and organizations to learn their opinions and understand their attitudes on reservation or Alaska native matters.

Responsible for the review of activities of state, local, federal agencies and governments for impact(s) of affected tribes and to formulate natural resources policy for the Bureau.

Provides direction and leadership to the following organizations within Trust services as established within the jurisdiction; Division of Natural Resources, Division of Real Estate Services, Division of Land Titles and Records and Division of Probate & Estate Services.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: (OPM Operating Manual, Qualification Standards for Administrative and Management Positions, GS- 0340 ).

GS-15 : 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 grade level. Examples of specialized experience may include: managing the Trust Services Program; delegating managerial authority in setting annual, multi-year, or long-range work plans and schedules for the effective operation of Trust Services programs, including Realty, Probates and Titles services; delegating supervisory responsibilities to plan, direct, implement, evaluate and coordinate functions of the program.

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.

COLA (COST OF LIVING ALLOWANCE) : Government employees in Alaska receive a cost of living allowance presently equivalent to 5% of the base salary. This allowance is tax free for federal income tax purposes. The COLA is subject to annual OPM Review. Survey results may determine that the COLA could possibly be reduced or eliminated at specified times.

SUITABILITY, CLEARANCE & REQUIREMENTS: 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. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.

OTHER: Incumbent maybe required, as an incidental duty, to operate a government-owned or leased motor vehicle, in the performance of duties, therefore, a valid driver’s 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.

The Bureau of Indian Affairs has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework only during an emergency or natural disaster.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
As part of the application process, you are required to respond to a series of questions designed to assess your possession of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

ABILITY TO USE EXTENSIVE KNOWLEDGE OF THE CONCEPTS, FEDERAL LAWS, PRINCIPLES, POLICIES AND PROCEDURES OF TRUST AND RESTRICTED LANDS

PROGRAM MANAGEMENT SKILLS

WRITTEN COMMUNICATION

ORAL COMMUNICATION

INTERPERSONAL SKILLS

We will compare your resume and supporting documentation to your responses on the assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your resume, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities.

BENEFITS:
The Bureau of Indian Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered: http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc

OTHER INFORMATION:
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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