Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs Self Determination Assistant in Bloomington, Minnesota
Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
1 vacancy in the following location:
- Bloomington, MN
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent
Opened Monday 10/17/2016 (4 day(s) ago)
** Closes Friday 10/28/2016 (7 day(s) away)
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 Indian, Indian tribes and Alaska Natives.
In this position you will serve as a Self Determination Assistant stationed at the Midwest Regional Office in Bloomington, MN. Under the direction of the Self Determination Officer, you will assist in the accomplishment of all aspects of the Branch along with regulatory requirements in the preparation of complete contract/grant documents. You will provide specialized administrative assistance and support services in the preparation, control, and maintenance on all compacts, contracts, and grants originated by tribal entities under the jurisdiction of the Regional Office.
Travel, transportation and relocation expenses are not authorized
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).
VETERAN PREFERENCE: Those with Veteran Preference will be given consideration above candidates without Veteran Preference. Indian Preference candidates with Veterans Preference will be considered before Indian Preference candidates without Veteran Preference.
Following are the major, though not all inclusive, duties of this position:
Responsible for maintenance of program files in accordance with manual and electronic record keeping systems.
Provides operation and staff assistance to program staff on procedural and clerical matters.
Researches and prepares various financial and statistical data
Reviews contract/grant document proposals for compliance
Prepares required forms and obtains proper signatures
Maintains files and records
Completes reporting necessary to maintain accountability and internal control
Maintains voucher and payment logs
- Occasional Travel
- Travel may be required for training, as needed
- You must be a U.S. citizen to apply to this position
- A background investigation is required
- Valid drivers license required
- Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered with Selective Service
By the closing date of this announcement, you must meet the minimum qualification requirements as outlined in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook and as identified in this announcement below
4 full years above high school
1 year at GS-04
1 year at GS-05
1 year at GS-06
*Education and experience can be combined to meet the minimum qualification requirements for any grade level that education is acceptable for qualifications, based on the chart above. *
**Only education in excess of the first 60 semester hours (i.e., beyond the second year) is creditable toward meeting the specialized experience requirement. One full academic year of study (30 semester hours) beyond the second year is equivalent to 6 months of specialized experience.
Examples of specialized experience for the GS-05 level include: preparing, receiving and reviewing budget documents for compliance; processing financial or contract transactions; maintaining accurate financial records; gathering and compiling data or information from financial transactions and other data sources; reviewing contracts records for compliance; entering budget data into automated databases and spreadsheets; reviewing payments for proper posting and adjusting accounts as needed; and assisting with budget tracking and fiscal reports.
Examples of specialized experience for the GS-06 level include: Using various financial regulations, laws, and requirements to ensure compliance; gathering, compiling and reconciling accounts in financial systems, making frequent and varied adjustments to accounts; resolving problems regarding financial terms of transactions; verifying the accuracy of budgetary data; compiling and consolidating financial data to assist with preparing budget estimates; utilizing computerized databases to enter, retrieving and maintaining accurate financial data/records; preparing financial reports for management; and reviewing contract expenditures.
Examples of specialized experience for the GS-07 level must include work applying self-determination services, understanding of P.L. 93-638, Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act of 1975; using a wide variety of various contracting, grant, or other financial regulations, laws, and requirements to ensure compliance; gathering, compiling and reconciling accounts in financial systems involving broad subdivision of accounts, frequent and varied adjustments to accounts, or extensive balancing and reconciling of detailed summary accounts; resolving problems regarding financial terms of transactions; verifying the accuracy of budgetary data; extracting, compiling, and consolidating financial data to prepare budget estimates; utilizing computerized databases to enter, retrieve and maintain accurate financial data/records; prepare financial reports for management; and review contract expenditures.
You must submit a copy of your college transcripts to support your education claims if you are qualifying for the position based on education. Unless otherwise stated, unofficial transcripts are acceptable. If selected, you will be required to produce official transcripts.
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.
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.
Incumbent is 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.
What To Expect Next
Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and/or referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.
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
Preference in filling vacancies in the Bureau of Indian Affairs is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference Act of 1934 (Title 25 USC 472). Verification Form BIA 4432 must be submitted with the application if claiming Indian preference.
If you have special priority selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) you may apply for special selection over other candidates for this position. For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible see http://www.opm.gov/rif/employeeguides/careertransition.asp#ictap. 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.
Category rating procedures will be used to rate and rank candidates. Under category rating, applicants who meet basic minimum qualification requirements established for the position and whose job-related competencies or knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) have been assessed are ranked by being placed in one of three predefined quality categories instead of being ranked in numeric score order. The Category Rating method does not add veteran's preference points or apply the "rule of three" but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category. Preference eligibles that meet minimum qualification requirements and have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade lever or higher.
If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 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.
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review in our office, in other Federal agency personnel offices, and on OPM's web site at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.
Salary Range: $34,282.00 to $55,206.00 / Per Year
Series & Grade: GS-1101-05/07
Promotion Potential: 07
Supervisory Status: No
Who May Apply: United States Citizens
Control Number: 453405800
Job Announcement Number: MRO-17-1825123-DL