Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs Supervisory Education Specialist (Accountability & Assessment), GS-1701-14 in Washington, District Of Columbia

Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Washington DC, DC
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Thursday 10/6/2016 (14 day(s) ago)

** Closes Wednesday 10/26/2016 (6 day(s) away)

Job Overview

NOTE: This position is not covered by the bargaining unit.

Supervisory Education Specialist (Accountability & Assessment),

Bureau of Indian Education,

Chief Academic Office,

Accountability & Assessment Office,

Washington, DC

The Bureau of Indian Education's mission is to provide quality education opportunities from early childhood through life in accordance with the tribes' needs for cultural and economic well-being and in keeping with the wide diversity of Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages as distinct cultural and governmental entities.

The incumbent serves as member of the Accountability and Assessment Office (AAO), responsible for managing, administering, and supervising the overall development, implementation and operations of the Native American Student Information System (NASIS) as well as managing and supervising professional education research and assessment activities in support of Bureau of Indian Education (BIE).

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 Form BIA-4432 must be submitted with the application if claiming Indian Preference. Indian preference eligibles that are not currently employed in the Federal service will be appointed under the Excepted Service Appointment Authority Schedule A, 213.3112(A)(7).

STATUS CANDIDATES: Consideration will be given to Non-Indian applicants (Status or Reinstatement eligibles) in the absence of a qualified Indian Preference eligible. Applicants not entitled to Indian or Veteran's Preference must be Federal civilian employees with competitive status or former Federal civilian employees with reinstatement eligibility and must submit latest Notification of Personnel Action, SF-50B, as proof.

VETERANS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES ACT (VEOA): Preference eligibles may apply for permanent positions (career or career-conditional appointments) under merit promotion procedures for VEOA appointments; however, veteran's preference is not a factor in these appointments. To be eligible for a VEOA appointment, a veteran must be a preference eligible OR veteran separated after 3 or more years of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions. Applicants must submit a copy of their DD-214 (member 4 copy) for verification of eligibility. For more information about this program and to determine whether you are eligible, click here.

FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES: 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. The majority of 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.


  • Provide timely, accurate, high-quality data in a manner that complies with statutory and regulatory requirements.

  • Facilitate the use of data for all relevant stakeholders, making data as accessible and intuitive as possible to each stakeholder based upon their needs.

  • Serve as the supervisor over a team of federal employees and contractors in accomplishing the functions and services of NASIS as well as other data-related initiatives.

  • Develop and implement short and long range NASIS and other data initiative plans.

  • Develop policy and program guidance for NASIS and manages the implementation and compliance and compatibility with broad BIE and federal laws and policy.

  • Serve as the Contracting Officers Representative and manager for the NASIS program and associated projects.

  • Develop and/or arrange training for employees at all levels of BIE to ensure proper understanding and technical proficiency in the operations of NASIS and utilization of the products in planning, managing, and administering education programs.

Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • Work requires travel away from the duty station on field assignments. Travel involves transit via airplane and motor vehicle
Relocation Authorized
  • Yes
  • Travel and relocation expenses will be authorized in accordance with the Federal Travel Regulations, with the exception of real estate expenses under the contractor-provided home sale contract.
Job Requirements
Key Requirements

Applicants must meet the qualification requirements contained in the OPM Standards. For this position, they are listed below.


Degree that included or was supplemented by major study in education or in a subject-matter field appropriate to the position. OR

Combination of education and experience - courses equivalent to a major in education, or in a subject-matter field appropriate to the position, plus appropriate experience or additional course work that provided knowledge comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of the 4-year course study described above.

In addition to meeting the basic requirements listed above, candidates must have specialized experience a identified below.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: One year of specialized experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the Federal Service.

For GS-14: 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-13 grade level in the Federal Service.

Examples of qualifying experience include: planning, managing and administering the Native American Student Information System (NASIS) and professional education research and assessment activities; providing expert guidance and technical assistance, analyze education program data and reporting requirements and needs.

Status applicants MUST meet Time-In-Grade requirements and Time after competitive requirements by 11:59 PM EST Wednesday, October 26, 2016.

Applicants are responsible for providing documentation that the educational requirements have been met. To qualify based on education you must submit a legible copy of your transcripts. Official transcripts are required upon selection if you qualified based on education.

Education must have been obtained from an accredited or pre-accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. 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.

For further information on creditable education visit:

SUITABILITY & CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS: A background security investigation is required. Appointment is subject to the successful completion of the security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.

DRIVING REQUIREMENT:Incumbent may be 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 Education.

FINANCIAL STATEMENT REQUIREMENTS: The candidate selected for this position must meet conflict of interest requirements of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (Standard Form 450, Executive Branch Confidential Financial Disclosure Report).

Security Clearance


Additional Information
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.


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Other Information

CTAP/ICTAP: Department of the Interior (DOI) Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) procedures apply in filling this vacancy. 5 CFR 330, Career Transition Assistance for Surplus and Displaced Federal Employees requires the following order of selection for this position:

a) At Bureau option, personnel actions listed in 5 CFR 330.606(b);

b) Any well-qualified SSP candidate who applies within the local commuting area (Surplus and displaced employees will be given equal consideration);

c) At Bureau option, personnel actions not subject to RPL;

d) Qualified RPL candidates in the local commuting area;

e) At Bureau discretion, any other former displaced well-qualified DOI employee, e.g. a well-qualified RPL candidate who applies from outside the local commuting area;

f) Well-qualified ICTAP applicants in the local commuting area;

g) Other outside applicants (other agencies, nonstatus, etc.);

h) To be considered well-qualified, a CTAP/ICTAP applicant must meet the basic qualification requirements with a minimum score of 85 on the Assessment Questionnaire.

If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form.

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.

The Bureau of Indian Education has determined that the duties of this position are suitable scheduled, situational and for emergency telework.

Salary Range: $108,887.00 to $141,555.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-1701-14/14

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: Bureau Wide/Indian Preference Eligibles/Current Status or Former Career Status Federal Employees with Reinstatement Eligibility/VEOA Eligibles

Control Number: 452636600

Job Announcement Number: BIE-HR 16/124-03 (1690403)