Supervisory Program Manager (Director, Office of Indian Economic Development)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jul 31, 2021
Closes
Aug 05, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The Director position is located with the Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary, Office of the Assistant Secretary - Indian Affairs (AS-IA), Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary - Policy and Economic Development, Indian Economic Development Office, in Washington, DC.
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Responsibilities

The Office of the Assistant Secretary is responsible for the promotion of self-determination and self-governance on behalf of Tribal Governments, American Indians and Alaska Natives and the promotion of economic growth in Indian Country by creating businesses, jobs, and employment opportunities. The incumbent will utilize innovative approaches to provide assistance to tribes for capital investment, economic development, economic policy development, and workforce development, and will integrate that effort with the overall economic development program under the purview of the Assistant Secretary.

Duties

Identifies and carries out major program directives, inter-agency coordination, intra­ agency coordination, management and administrative functions related to the promotion of economic development for Tribes and Tribal communities.

Provides division direction for economic development programmatic initiatives, policies, practices, and operational guidance.

Provides programmatic leadership, direction, and supervision to all Office of Indian Economic Development staff with regard to economic development in Indian Country.

Reviews current and proposed legislation for impact on economic development activities. Proposes and champions necessary activities to ensure fullest participation throughout Indian Country.

Identifies the need for new or revised/improved activities, policies, and systems related to economic development.

Ensures proactive coordination/communication on emerging issues and keeps Indian Affairs senior management closely informed of matters of concern such as Congressional inquiries, developments related to other Federal components, state concerns, industry requirements, and tribal issues.

Maximizes utilization of human resources and ensures training and development of employees.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
None

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship Required.
  • Indian Preference applies (must submit a BIA Form 4432).
  • You will be required to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit
  • You may be required to successfully complete a probationary/trial period
  • 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.
  • If you are a male applicant born after 12/31/1959 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.
  • Incumbent is required to operate a government-owned or leased motor vehicle, in the performance of duties. Therefore, a valid driver?s license is required.
  • Management has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework subject to management discretion.
  • The full performance level of this position is GS-15.


Qualifications

GS-15 :
To qualify at the GS-15 grade level, you must have at least one year of specialized experience at the GS-14 or equivalent which includes: 1) directing a division on economic development programmatic initiatives, policies, practices, and operational guidance; 2) advising executives or top leaders on economic development programs; 3) preparing, implementing, or measuring economic development policies, procedures, plans or strategies for an organization; and 4) leading and/or supervising employees in order to build a cohesive and productive team.

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.

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.


Education

This position does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

All new hires earn the beginning salary of their pay grade (Step 1). See 2021 Salary Tables and select the pay chart for Washington, District of Columbia. If no specific chart is listed for this geographic location, see the "rest of U.S." chart.

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 86 or above; and, (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information visit: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp .

Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) two groups of individuals are eligible to apply under this announcement: current and/or former employees serving or who have served under time-limited competitive appointments at land management agencies. Land Management Agencies include: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, and U.S. Forest Service.
  • Current appointees: 1) must have been hired under competitive examining procedures to a time limited appointment with a land management agency; 2) must have served under one or more time limited appointment(s) by a land management agency for a period totaling more than 24 months without a break in service of 2 or more years; AND 3) must have performed at an acceptable level during each period of service.
  • Former appointees: 1) must have been hired under competitive examining procedures to a time limited appointment with a land management agency; 2) must have served under one or more time limited appointment(s) by a land management agency for a period totaling more than 24 months without a break in service of 2 or more years; 3) must have separated for reasons other than misconduct or performance; AND 4) must have performed at an acceptable level through the service period.

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 info, visit the following OPM websites: USAJOBS Information Center: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/ ; Vets Info Guide: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/ .

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.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Your application package will be evaluated against the minimum qualification requirements specified above. In order to qualify, your resume must specifically describe your work history and the duties you performed in each position. Your resume will be evaluated after the closing date of 08/04/2021 to determine whether you meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position. Qualified candidates will then be rated as best qualified, well qualified, or qualified depending on their possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities, competencies and experience requirements as demonstrated by your responses to the assessment questions. Competencies measured include:
  • Administration and Management
  • Decision Making
  • Managing Human Resources
  • Oral Communication
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Technical Competence
  • Written Communication

We will compare your resume and supporting documentation to your responses on the assessment questionnaire. If the information in your resume does not support your responses to the assessment questions, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your qualifications.

Qualified Indian preference candidates will be referred to the hiring manager in order of veterans' preference.

Due weight will be given to performance appraisals and awards during the interview/selection process conducted by the hiring manager. If referred, all relevant documents including performance appraisals and awards submitted with your application package will be forwarded to the hiring official for review.

You may preview the assessment questions here in the https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11179109 . Additional selections may be made from this announcement if identical vacancies occur in the same location within 90 days from the closing date.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
No

Position sensitivity and risk
Moderate Risk (MR)

Trust determination process
Credentialing

Required Documents

The following documents are required for this position:
  • Resume which details work experience including dates worked (mm/yy-mm/yy), position title, Grade (if federal service), and hours worked per week.
  • On-line Assessment Questionnaire
  • Veteran's documentation - (if applicable) VA letter on VA letterhead stating your overall combined rating, SF-15, DD-214 (copy 4) reflecting an honorable discharge and dates of active duty military service.
  • Special Appointing Authority documentation (if applying under a special hiring authority)
  • BIA Form 4432 (if claiming Indian preference)
  • Performance Appraisal (if applying under the Land Management Flexibility Act)
  • Current & Former Federal Employees
    • If you are a current career or career-conditional Federal employee OR a former Federal employee who has reinstatement eligibility you must submit the following by the closing date of this announcement, or you will not receive consideration as such:
      -- a copy of a recent SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action" documenting proof of competitive status, tenure, position title, occupational series, grade level and step; and
      -- your most recent performance appraisal (if you do not have your most recent performance appraisal, please submit an explanation as to why it is unavailable); and
      -- if applicable, a list of any awards you received in the last 5 years (i.e., superior performance awards, special act or achievement awards, quality step increase, etc.).
  • If you are applying as a VEOA candidate, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 and your letter from the VA reflecting an honorable discharge and that you either completed three years of active duty service or are a preference eligible. For more information see: https://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/shav/index.aspx#veoa .

    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 .

    ALL DOCUMENTS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 11:59 PM Eastern Time ON THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. If your application package is incomplete in any way, you will not be considered for this position, and requests for extensions will not be granted. Please double check your application package before you submit it.

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WILL NOT BE SOLICITED OR ACCEPTED BY THIS OFFICE.

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