<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />This position is located in the Department of Health And Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration for Native American Affairs (ANA), Office of the Commissioner (OC), located in District of Columbia, District of Columbia.<br /><br /><strong>Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference Act of 1934 (title 25, USC Section 472). </strong><br /> Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Ensuring that the Intra-?Departmental Council on Native American Affairs (ICNAA) mandates are met through the proactive coordination, collaboration, and consolidation of agency responses to the ICNAA.</li> <li>Actively supporting and promoting the goals and mission of the ICNAA through the approved Strategic Plan developed by the ICNAA Liaisons and approved by the Executive Committee and full ICNAA membership.</li> <li>Maintaining continual review of ICNAA goals, objectives, strategies and progress</li> <li>Providing recommendations concerning the effective coordination, cooperation, and utilization of the Department's resources for Native American people.</li> <li>Serving as the Point of Contact (POC) for the implementation of the Indian Employment, Training and Related Services Consolidation Act of 2017 Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the Department of Health and Human Services.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />25% or less – You may be expected to travel 1-5 days a month for this position.<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> None <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>U.S. Citizenship required</li> <li>Registered or exempt from Selective Service (www.sss.gov)</li> <li>If not previously completed, a background security investigation will be required for all appointees. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication.</li> <li>Must meet time in grade requirements.</li> <li>One year probationary period may be required</li> <li>If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System.</li> <li>All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choice.</li> <li>Financial disclosure statement may be required.</li> <li>Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses may be paid: No</li> <li>Bargaining Unit Position: No</li> <li>Drug Screening Required: No</li> <li>Recruitment incentives may be authorized: No</li> <li>Student loan repayment incentive may be authorized: No</li> <li>Annual leave for non-federal service may be authorized: No</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br /><strong>**Native Americans of Federally- recognized tribes may be considered for Indian Preference.** </strong>You must submit signed form BIA-4432 for verification and be found suitable for Federal employment. Commissioned Officer applicants who wish to receive Indian preference must also submit form BIA-4432.<br /><br /><strong>Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the Specialized Experience requirements as noted below.</strong><br /><br /><strong>Specialized Experience:</strong><br /> <strong>GS-15:</strong> You must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and responsibility to the <strong>GS-14 </strong>level in the Federal service that includes the following: <ul> <li>Interpreting and provides advice on matters not covered by guidelines and is recognized as an expert on Native American Affairs</li> <li>Providing authoritative interpretations of Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Tribal Consultation policy, programs and objectives and eliciting cooperation and assistance</li> <li>Providing advice on the implementation of the Indian Employment, Training and Related Services Consolidation Act of 2017 Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the Department of Health and Human Services</li> <li>Working with Indian tribes, tribal groups, indigenous populations in the Pacific under the purview of Administration for Native American Affairs (ANA), and Native Americans organizations</li> </ul> <strong>Documenting experience: </strong> In accordance with Office of Personnel Management policy, federal employees are assumed to have gained experience by performing duties and responsibilities appropriate for their official series and grade level as described in their position description. Experience that would not normally be part of the employee's position is creditable, however, when documented by satisfactory evidence, such as a signed memorandum from the employee's supervisor or an SF-50 or SF-52 documenting an official detail or other official assignment. The documentation must indicate whether the duties were performed full time or, if part time, the "percentage of times" the other duties were performed. It is expected that this documentation is included in the employee's official personnel record. In order to receive credit for experience in your resume that is not within the official series and grade level of your official position, you must provide a copy of the appropriate documentation of such experience as indicated above.<br /><br /><strong>NOTE</strong>: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through national Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to gain employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. If such experience is on a part-time basis, you must provide the average number of hours worked per week as well as the beginning and ending dates of the experience so it can be fully credited.<br /><br /><strong>Time-in-Grade Requirement:</strong> Under competitive merit promotion procedures, any individual who is currently holding, or who has held within the previous 52 weeks, a General Schedule position under non-temporary appointment in the competitive or excepted service, must meet "time-in-grade" requirements (have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade of the grade for which you are applying). You must include an SF-50 (you may need to submit more than one) that supports meeting this requirement with your application package.<br /><br /><strong>All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.</strong> <br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br /><strong>Education may not be used or combined to qualify for this position.</strong><br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br />Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans – http: www.fedshirevets.gov/job/shav/index.aspx <br /><br /><strong>Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA)</strong>: To be eligible for a VEOA appointment under Merit Promotion consideration, the veteran must be: 1) a preference eligible; or 2) a veteran separated after 3 or more years of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions (you must submit a DD214-member copy 4).<br /><br />Special Hiring Authorities for Military Spouses and Family Members – http: www.fedshirevets.gov/job/shav/index.aspx <br /><br /><strong>Indian Preference: </strong>If you are claiming Indian Preference for Federal employment, you must submit form BIA-4432 for verification and be found suitable for Federal employment. Form BIA-4432 can be found at: https: www.bia.gov/sites/bia.gov/files/assets/public/raca/online_forms/pdf/IndianPref_1076-0160_Exp3-31-21.pdf <br /><br />People With Disabilities (Schedule A) – https: help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Individuals_with_Disabilities <br /><br /><strong>PHS Commissioned Corps (CC) Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps may apply online to this announcement. Candidates will be referred as CC personnel and not as candidates for conversion to a permanent career or career-conditional appointment. You must provide a copy of your current personnel orders and/or other supporting documentation to be referred as CC.</strong><br /><br /><strong>Reasonable Accommodation: </strong>This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please see Agency Contact Information for whom to contact for more info. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. You must contact the HR contact on the vacancy announcement at least three business days before the closing date of this announcement to receive assistance.<br /> For more information on disability employment, please visit https: www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/disability-employment/ <br /><br /><strong>Selective Service:</strong> Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service – http: www.sss.gov <br /><br /><strong>Career Transition Program:</strong> This program applies to Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed, or employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet eligibility criteria for CTAP or ICTAP; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position; and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. Well-Qualified includes those applicants whose knowledge, skills, and abilities clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position. For information on eligibility criteria and required documentation, go to: http: www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp <br /><br /><strong>Political Appointment:</strong> Beginning January 1, 2010, agencies must seek prior approval from OPM before they can appoint a current or recent <strong>political appointee </strong>to a competitive or non-political excepted service position at any level under the provisions of title 5, United States Code. 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 <strong>MUST </strong>disclose that to the Human Resources Office. <br /><br /><b>How You Will Be Evaluated</b><br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br />Once the application process is complete, a review of the resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.<br /><br /><strong>For Competitive Merit Promotion and Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) Applicants: </strong>The highest rated candidates will be referred to the hiring agency.<br /><br /><strong>For Noncompetitive Applicants: </strong>All qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring agency.<br /><br />Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):<br /> <ul><li>Administration and Management</li><li>Oral Communication</li><li>Technical Competence – Federal Budget Process</li><li>Writing</li></ul><br /> To preview the assessment questionnaire, click the following link: https: apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10546978 <br /><br />If you are unable to apply online, please go to https: help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Alternate_Application_Information for more information on our alternate application method. <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Other <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> No <br /><br />Position sensitivity and risk <br /> Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk <br /><br />Trust determination process <br /> Credentialing <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br />Submission of a resume alone IS NOT a complete application. You must provide a complete online <strong>Application Package </strong>which includes: <ul> <li>Your Resume must clearly articulate how your skills and experiences align to the criteria defined in the qualifications section of this announcement and it must support your responses to the assessment questionnaire. For each position you must describe your duties, accomplishments, related skills, and responsibilities. Your resume must also include the day, month, and year that you began and ended as well as hours worked per week (if less than 40) for each position held. Full-time employment will be assumed unless otherwise stated on your resume. Part-time employment will be prorated in crediting experience. Not providing this information may result in the lowering of your assessment score or an ineligible rating. For resume writing guidance, please visit the USAJobs Resource Center or view their video tutorial .</li> <li>A complete Assessment Questionnaire ( https: apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10546978 )</li> <li>Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) – If you are a current or former Federal employee, you must submit a copy of your SF-50, showing current tenure and competitive status. <ul> <li>You may need to submit more than one SF-50 to demonstrate that you meet time-in-grade requirements. Recommended SF-50s include: promotions and step increases (within grade increases).</li> </ul> </li> <li>Other required supporting documents.</li> </ul> <strong>Other Supporting Documents: </strong> (Only Submit if applicable to you.) <ul> <li><strong>Veterans' Preference documentation:</strong> <ul> <li><strong>Discharged Veterans: </strong>If you are claiming 5 point preference, you must submit a copy of your DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from the armed forces that supports dates of service and discharge status; if claiming 10 point preference, an application for 10-Point Veterans Preference (SF-15) and an official document dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs or from a branch of the Armed Forces, and/or any other associated documentation based on your preference.</li> <li><strong>Active Duty Members:</strong> Under the VOW (Veterans Opportunity to Work) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011, if claiming 5 point preference, submit written documentation from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted with your application package.</li> </ul> </li> <li><strong>Indian Preference under Schedule A</strong>: must submit signed form BIA-4432 https: www.bia.gov/sites/bia.gov/files/assets/public/raca/online_forms/pdf/IndianPref_1076-0160_Exp3-31-21.pdf </li> <li>CTAP/ICTAP Documentation <ul> <li>A copy of your RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for failure to relocate, notice of disability annuity termination, or certification from the National Guard Bureau or Military Department that you are eligible for disability retirement;</li> <li>A copy of your SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action'', documenting your RIF separation, noting your positions, grade level, and duty location, and/or Agency certification of inability to place you through RPL, etc.;</li> <li>A copy of your latest performance appraisal including your rating; and</li> <li>Any documentation from your agency that shows your current promotion potential.</li> </ul> </li> <li>PHS Commissioned Corps Personnel Orders or other supporting documentation</li> <li><strong>Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA)</strong> documentation, if applicable. For more information, please go to https: www.fedshirevets.gov/job/shav/ </li> <li>Documentation supporting eligibility for non-competitive appointment, (severely disabled, eligible veterans, certain military spouses, etc.)</li> </ul> You are not required to submit official documents at this time; copies are sufficient. <br /><br /><b>If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:</b><br /><br />Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education . <br /><br />Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.