Advisor for Tribal Relations
The Tribal Relations Advisor position is located within the Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary, Office of Land Buy-Back, Washington, DC. This position will be located in Arlington, VA. The Advisor for Tribal Relations serves as a principal liaison and point of contact for Tribal Nations and stakeholder groups implementing land consolidation activities at eligible Reservations. The Advisor for Tribal Relations assists in proactively managing Reservation-specific strategies designed to reduce fractionation.
This vacancy may be used to fill additional positions as vacancies become available.
GS-11: $66,510-$86,460 per annum. GS-12: $79,720-$103,639 per annum. First time hires to the Federal government normally start at the lower salary range of the grade level.
Weekend work may be required.
This vacancy is also announced as OS-1000-17-IB-132(MP) for those applicants who wish to apply and be considered under Merit Promotion procedures.
The Office of the Secretary has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.
*PLEASE NOTE: A permanent telework location may be approved at management's discretion. Salary will be set based on the locality rate for the duty station appointed.
This is a TERM appointment Not To Exceed 3 Years.
25% or less - Travel of 6 to 10 nights per month may be required
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service system, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See http://www.sss.gov/.Minimum Qualification Requirements:
To qualify for this position you must meet the (1) Educational Requirements AND/OR (2) Specialized Experience for the series to which you are applying.
ALL applicants must meet the requirements for the GS-11 level by one of the following means:
A. Experience: To qualify for the GS-11, you must possess at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09level in the Federal service, or comparable experience not gained through Federal service.Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Specialized experience is defined as demonstrated experience: (1) successfully interacting with leaders (tribal and/or governmental), representatives as well as subject matter experts, and support staff in order to coordinate or advise on work efforts, resolve operating problems, and gather or exchange information, and (2) conveying executive decisions, policies and views in a manner which influences, motivates or persuades persons or groups to accept opinions or take actions related to advancing identified goals and objectives, OR;
B. Education: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related. (Transcripts Required),OR;
C. Combination: A combination of specialized experience and education that totals 100% of the experience requirement. (Transcripts Required)
If you qualify based in whole or part on education, you MUST submit transcripts.
Note:At the GS-12 level you maynotsubstitute education for experience.
To qualify for the GS-12, you must possess at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal service, or comparable experience not gained through Federal service. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is in or related to the work of the position to be filled.Specialized experience is defined as demonstrated experience: (1) successfully interacting with senior leaders (tribal and/or governmental), representatives as well as subject matter experts, and support staff in order to coordinate or advise on work efforts, resolve operating problems, and gather or exchange information; and (2) conveying executive decisions, policies and views in a manner which influences, motivates or persuades persons or groups to accept opinions or take actions related to advancing identified goals and objectives, and (3) monitoring the quality, consistency, content, and flow of information and ensuring timely completion of required responses or actions; and (4) communicating limitations and constraints.
Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualification Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions and is available at OPM's website: https://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/indexes/num-ndx.asp
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
Education: If this position requires specific educational course work to qualify, or you are qualifying based in whole or part on education, you are required to provide transcripts as proof of meeting the requirements.
Foreign Education: Education completed in colleges or universities outside the United States may be used to meet the specific educational requirements as stated above. You must provide acceptable documentation that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. For more information on how foreign education is evaluated, visit: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-policies/#url=e4
Applicants who include vulgar, offensive, or inappropriate language or information in their application package will be ineligible for further consideration for this position.
Identification of promotion potential in this announcement does not constitute a commitment or an obligation on the part of management to promote the employee selected at some future date. Promotion will depend upon administrative approval and the continuing need for and performance of higher-level duties.
The application contains information subject to the Privacy Act (P.L. 93-579, 5 USC 552a). The information is used to determine qualifications for employment, and is authorized under Title 5, USC, Section 3302 and 3361.
Important Note: All Department of the Interior (DOI) employees are subject to the conflict of interest restrictions imposed upon all employees of the Executive Branch of the Federal Government and may be required to file a Financial Disclosure Report. In addition, DOI employees, GS-15 and above, who work in the Office of the Secretary; along with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) employees (at ALL grade levels), are further restricted concerning their interests in Federal lands and resources administered or controlled by the Department of the Interior. This includes holding stock in energy corporations which lease Federal lands (e.g.: oil, gas, coal, alternative energy resources, etc.). If you have any such investments you should contact the DOI, BOEM or BSEE Ethics Office before accepting employment. DOI employees are held to the highest level of integrity. Employees must be objective and impartial in the performance of their work. All potential issues (e.g.: work-related interactions with friends, family members, or previous employers) must be disclosed at the time of application or during the interview process.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Once the application process is complete, we will review your application to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume, supporting documentation and responses to the online questionnaire will be made. Your responses to the online assessment will be used to measure the degree to which your background matches the requirements for this position. You are being evaluated under the Category Rating method, which means, if you are determined to be qualified you will be placed in one of three pre-defined categories. These categories are “Platinum”, “Gold”, and “Silver”. However, your resume must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered. Candidates placed in the “Platinum” category will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview. Veterans' preference rules for category rating will be applied.
Your answers to the on-line assessment will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas:
1) Creativity-Ability to determine the most effective approaches to obtain information to meet deadlines, and develop creative solutions to problems.
2) Flexibility-Ability to multi-task while meeting deadlines.
3) Interpersonal Communication-Ability to conduct meetings and briefings for Tribes regarding all aspects of cooperative agreements, including schedules, limitations, and performance criteria.
4) Pressure and Deadlines-Skill in monitoring the quality, consistency, content, and flow of information and ensuring timely completion of required responses or actions.
5) Written Communication-Skill in drafting, implementing, and updating land consolidation plans and other supporting documents in order to provide strategic, tactical, and logistical information and recommendations for improvement to the Program Manager.
If you are a status applicant (current career or career-conditional Federal employee or former permanent Federal employee with reinstatement eligibility in the competitive service), or are eligible under a special appointing authority and you are selected under this vacancy, you may be subject to serving a new one-year probationary period.
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