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Education Aide

Havasupai Elementary School
Supai, AZ
Education Aide, CY-1702-01

Full time, School Year

$15.01 to $24.65, Per Hour
(plus Recruitment & Retention incentives)

Havasupai Elementary School, Supai, AZ



06/24/24 - 04:00 pm, Mountain (Arizona) Timezone

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 Department of the Interior (DOI) places a high value on diversity of experience and cultural perspectives and encourages applications from all interested eligible candidates. Diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) are fundamental principles that guide the Department and allow us to successfully achieve our mission.



Incumbent will create and maintain a safe, positive learning environment to ensure the holistic development of each student and staff member through cultural, social, spiritual, physical and academic experience. Incumbent will support the Bureau of Indian Education’s mission, which is to provide high quality education opportunities from early childhood through life while considering a tribe’s need for cultural and economic well-being. In performing this mission, the BIE takes into account the spiritual, mental, physical, and cultural aspects of school-aged children within their family and tribal community. To meet its trust responsibility to Indian Tribes, BIE works to strengthen education opportunities for American Indian students to be successful and competitive globally; to enhance student participation in their tribal communities; and support tribes in nation-building, in development of the next generation of tribal leaders.

NOTE: This is a READVERTISEMENT. Applicants that previously applied will be considered and need NOT re-apply UNLESS to UPDATE their applications.

Serving in a supportive capacity to a certified classroom teacher, the incumbent performs non- professional duties of an educational nature in a classroom environment which assures the functioning of a well-balanced academic program and relieves the classroom teacher of non-professional duties. The incumbent will work under the direction and guidance of the certified teacher.

In serving in a supportive capacity to a professional classroom teacher the incumbent performs non-professional duties of an educational nature in a classroom environment which assures the functioning of a well balanced academic program and which relieves the classroom teacher of non-professional duties.

With teacher assistance prepares lesson plans which would include objectives, methods and materials used in reviewing concepts which have been previously introduced by the teacher as well as reinforcing previously learned concepts.

Acting in a supportive capacity, instructs small groups of individual students many of which are experiencing learning and/or language difficulties. Instruction is based on a variety of sound educational methods developed and supervised by the teacher.

Is responsible for observing and reporting individual student interests, abilities, and problems and based on teacher direction, provides instruction and guidance to students in regard to emotional and social adjustments, such as homesickness, self-control, sharing habits, personal hygiene matters and behavior.

Supervises classroom and playground recreational activities as directed: demonstrates new games and instructions in the use and care of materials and equipment.

During absences of teacher, maintains discipline and conducts reviews of previous instruction, drill sessions, and recreational activities according to prearranged plans.

Based on guidance and approval from the teacher, develops and administers test instruments in conjunction with small group and individual instruction.
During class, small group or individual student work assignments on various individualized learning packets (e, g., reading, math, language), assists the teacher in reviewing student work in progress giving aid and direction as needed to the student.

Constructs instructional charts and exhibits, sets up and operates audio-visual equipment and utilizes other visual learning devices designed to supplement prescribed courses of study.

Maintains necessary class records, such as attendance reports, health charts, progress charts and other data as required.

Based on answer key, corrects a wide variety of tests, work sheets and homework assignments for the classroom teacher.

Prepares and arranges classroom furniture, materials, and equipment to fit teacher's plans, making sure that required supplies are available. Collects and stores materials, as instructed, and checks to see that equipment and materials are put away.

Duties performed are comparable but different according to individual student needs/problems during the course of instruction. Variations exist in the work with the incumbent concerned with factual situations and which deviate according to individual student response/condition.


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. Consideration will be given to Non-Indian applicants in the absence of qualified Indian Preference eligible.


Within the scope of Indian preference, all candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, sexual orientation, national origin or other non-merit factors.


This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify this agency. The decision in granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.



Refer to BIE Job Category Standards for additional qualification requirements and substitutions for education. Applicants must meet the qualification requirements contained in the BIE Job Category Standard.

NOTE: Persons submitting incomplete applications will be given credit only for the information they provide. It is the applicant's responsibility to submit all required documentation in support of their application in order to receive full credit for their Indian Preference, education, training and/or experience. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WILL NOT BE SOLICITED BY THIS OFFICE.


Education Required: High School Diploma or GED


Must obtain and maintain background investigation.


Good distant vision in one eye and ability to read without strain printed material the size of typewritten characters are required, glasses permitted.

Ability to hear the conversational voice, with or without a hearing aid, is required.

In most instances, an amputation of arm, hand, leg, or foot will not disqualify an applicant for appointment, although it may be necessary that this condition be compensated by use of satisfactory prosthesis.

In addition, applicants must have mental and emotional stability.

The position requires normal physical activity with the work, field travel, and to attendance at meetings and conferences from the duty station.


Once the announcement has closed, all applicants for this position will be rated based upon the extent and quality of their experience, training and/or education as reflected on their resume. The judgement of qualification will be based on materials submitted, therefore, it is the applicants’ advantage to give complete thorough and complete information in a neat and orderly fashion.


  • U.S. Citizenship is required. You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration if selected.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
  • All selections under an announcement must be made within 3 months from the issuance date of the certificate referral list.
  • A Recruitment Staffing Differential IS offered which is an additional 25% added to the salary of the position. Staffing Differential are paid throughout the contract period. (Available up to 4 contract terms)
  • A Retention Incentive IS offered for lump sum payment at end of school term. It is calculated at 25%of base pay. (Available up to 4 contract terms)Contract Length: SCHOOL YEAR
  • Tour of Duty: FULL TIME SEASONAL
  • The Bureau of Indian Education has determined that the duties of this position are NOT suitable for telework under any circumstances.
  • Position is covered by Bargaining Unit/Union - Federation of Indian Service Employees, American Federation of Teachers Local 4521
  • One academic year (equivalent to two academic semesters) probationary period may be required. 
  • May require overtime work.
  • Salary includes applicable locality pay.
  • Direct Deposit of pay is required.
  • Student Loan Repayment Program (SLRP) will not be authorized.
  • Government quarters ARE NOT available.
  • Applicant is subject to a favorable background investigation. This is a Non-Critical Low Risk Position subject to a favorable adjudicated background investigation. 

The Investigative Process for Public Trust Positions: Background investigations for public trust positions are conducted to gather information to determine whether applicants are reliable, trustworthy, of good conduct and character, and loyal to the U.S. The information that provided on the Questionnaire for Public Trust Positions (SF-85P) and the Declaration for Federal Employment (OF 306) may be confirmed during the investigation. The investigation may extend beyond the time covered by this form, when necessary to resolve issues. 

The applicant's current employer may be contacted as part of the investigation, although the applicant may have previously indicated on applications or other forms that the applicant did not want the current employer to be contacted. 
In addition to the questions on the SF-85P, inquiry also is made about the applicant's adherence to security requirements, the applicant honesty and integrity, falsification, misrepresentation, and any other behavior, activities, or associations that tend to demonstrate a person is not reliable, trustworthy, or loyal.

After a suitability /fitness determination is made, the applicant may also be subject to continuous vetting which may include periodic reinvestigations to ensure the employee is continuing suitability for employment.

NOTE: Persons submitting incomplete applications will be given credit only for the information they provide. It is the applicant's responsibility to submit all required documentation in support of their application in order to receive full credit for their Indian Preference, education, training and/or experience. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WILL NOT BE SOLICITED BY THIS OFFICE.

Required Documents

NOTE: To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.

To apply for this position, submit a complete Application Package to include the following:

  • Your resume which may be submitted in any written format of your choice. It must clearly identify the following:
    • Vacancy Announcement Number
    • Month and year of High School Graduation or date GED information received PLUS name of school, city, and state.
    • Complete contact information for employer reference (your supervisor) for last 12 months of employment. If none is available, you must provide a professional reference which is a person not related to you and who knows your qualifications and fitness for the kind of job for which you are applying.
  • Your resume must support the specialized experience described in this announcement. Your work experience must contain the following:
    • Job Title
    • Duties
    • Accomplishments
    • Employer’s name and address
    • Supervisor's name and phone number
    • Starting and ending date (month and year)
    • Hours per week
    • Salary
  • Claiming Indian Preference: Form BIA 4432, available at Verification of Indian Preference for Employment (PDF), Verification of Indian Preference for employment, is required for claiming Indian Preference. The form must be completed by the appropriate official with the federally recognized tribe where the applicant is enrolled as a member. No other form will be accepted.
Additional Documents (Optional):
  • Cover Letter to resume: Cover letter providing your intent for employment and brief narrative of your qualifications or strengths for the position.
  • Claiming Current or Prior Federal Service: Copy of most recent SF-50, DD03434 or other accepted equivalent to SF-50, Notification of personnel Action, to identify prior Federal service and/or highest previous rate.
  • Claiming Additional Education: Copies of Official transcripts are preferred; student advisement and web-print outs are NOT acceptable submissions.

    Copies of Official or Unofficial College Transcript may be accepted for initial qualifications evaluation or pay setting. Transcripts MUST show the degree awarded, date conferred, and all required courses as required by the position. Please note, this may be shown with multiple transcripts.

    Upon tentative selection, you MUST submit Official transcripts for all colleges attended before final job offer can be confirmed.
  • State Driver’s License: Copy of licensure as identified in the conditions of employment. It must reflect your name, issue date, expiration date, and endorsements (as applicable).
  • Claiming Military Service: DD214 (member copy 4) for consideration of service credit for leave purposes.
  • Future Military Retirees*: You are required to submit a copy of your retirement DD Form 214 (Member 4 Copy) OR certification document** OR a copy of your retirement letter AND a copy of your terminal leave request (if applicable). You will be required to provide your DD Form 214 (Member 4 Copy) upon issuance.
  • Future Separation from the Military*: You are required to submit a copy of your most recent DD Form 214 (Member 4 Copy) OR certification document** OR a copy of your most recent active duty orders AND a copy of your terminal leave request (if applicable). You will be required to provide your DD Form 214(Member 4 Copy) upon issuance.
    *Active duty military members who are selected may not be appointed unless on terminal leave or already separated from the armed forces. 
    ** The "certification" is any written document 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.

Applications and all accompanying documents must be received by 06/24/24 - 04:00 pm, Mountain (Arizona).

SUPAI, AZ 86435


Hoai-My Winder, Principal, 928-448-2901

For VERIFICATION of our receipt of your application-resume, please contact: Hoai-My Winder, Principal, 928-448-2901

Application Deadline
  • Applications and all accompanying documents must be received by the closing date & time of the announcement.
  • Applicant’s qualifications will be evaluated solely on the information submitted by them in their applications.
  • Applications become part of the official record and will not be duplicated or returned.
  • This office accepts telefaxed applications.
  • Applications mailed using Government postage and/or envelopes are in violation of OPM and postal regulations and will NOT be considered.
  • This office does NOT accept applications via e-mail.

PLEASE NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents like military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for other than the applicant.  


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