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Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs Superintendent in Pablo, Montana


This position is located with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Superintendent, Flathead Agency, Office of the Superintendent in Pablo, Montana. NOTE:



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.

Development of current and long range plans for executing programs consisting of Natural Resources, Realty, Tribal Government, Self-Determination, Environmental, Housing Improvement, Transportation, Forestry/Fire.

Direct on-going effort to promote the economic, social, educational, and health needs of the Indian people.

Meet with the Tribal Chairman and President, Tribal Council and Board/Committees for special meetings.

Prepare reports relative to the situation of Tribes to include socio-economic conditions, status of condition of Indian natural resources, and other similar matters.

Direct the planning, coordination, and execution of all activities pertinent to the tenure and management of real estate under the jurisdiction of the Agency.

Coordinate requirements under Public Law 93-638, as amended, the Indian Self Determination and Education Assistance Act, and makes recommendations on all grants/contracts applications.

Direct preparation, review, and/or approves budgets for use of funds derived from the harvesting of Indian trust forestry products and withdrawal of funds.

Serve on the Region-wide team for workforce planning to ensure implementation and execution of daily duties for the Region/Agency, including hiring.

Direct the work of Agency employees of various grades and programs.


Conditions of Employment


EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: (OPM Operating Manual, Qualification Standards for Administrative and Management Positions, GS-0340). GS-13 I have at least 1 year of full-time specialized experience or the equivalent, comparable to at least the GS-12 in the Federal Service (obtained in either the public or private sector). This experience must include the serving as the line official in charge of 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; 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. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Merit Promotion candidates must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the announcement closing date. Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference Act of 1934 (title 25, USC Section 472).


If you are qualifying based on your education, you MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) official or unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement. If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) were taken on a pass/fail basis, your claim of superior academic achievement must be based upon class standing or membership in an honor society. One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study. If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education which shows the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: FOREIGN EDUCATION

Additional Information

All new hires earn the beginning salary of their pay grade (Step 1). See 2019 Salary Tables here and select the duty station from the Pablo, Montana to choose the appropriate pay chart. If no specific chart is listed for this geographic location, see the "rest of U.S." chart. The full performance level of this position is GS-13. This is a supervisory position. Under provision of the Civil Service Reform Act, first-time supervisors are required to serve a one year supervisory probationary period before their appointment becomes final. Those who do not satisfactorily complete this probationary period will be returned to positions of no lower grade and pay than those they occupied before assuming their supervisory assignment. TELEWORK: Indian Affairs has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework only during an emergency or natural disaster. You will be required 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. Career Transition Assistance Programs: These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: (1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; (2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and, (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information visit: . Certain candidates may be eligible to apply under a special hiring authority including those for disabled individuals, Peace Corps employees, Foreign Service employees, veterans, etc. For more information, visit the following OPM websites: USAJOBS Information Center:; Vets Info Guide: 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. Most 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.