Deputy Bureau Director-Indian Services
25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Relocation expenses reimbursed Yes You may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with agency policy.
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/GuidetoSESQuals_2010.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.
1. Demonstrated ability to encourage productive partnerships with Federal, State and local governments and agencies to ensure policies and/or programs which affect 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 ability to plan, implement, direct, monitor and evaluate diverse and complex programs designed to achieve the Bureau's objectives to improve the social and economic status of American Indians. (This includes work with human services, child abuse and family violence intervention, workforce development, transportation and self-determination programs).
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.
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.
Indian Preference: 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
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.
Application: 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.
Background Investigation: The sensitivity level of the position requires completion of a successful background investigation of the selectee. Prior to appointment, all applicants tentatively selected for this position may be required to submit to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use.
Veterans Preference does not apply to the Senior Executive Service.
Probationary Period: Selected candidates will be subject to a one-year probationary period in the SES, unless the required probationary period has been served or waived.
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 for the Washington, D.C. locality pay 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.
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/10304186.