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Home Living Assistant

Jeehdeezá Elementary School
Pinon, AZ
Home Living Assistant, CY-1702-01

Full time, School Year

$13.70 TO $22.50, Per Hour

Jeehdeezá Elementary School, Pinon, AZ



12/02/22 - 04:30 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.

Serves as a Home Living Assistant in one or more BIE locations. Maintains control of and accounts for whereabouts and safety of children and youth ranging in age from 6 weeks to 18 years. Assists in providing and leading planned activities for BIE students.

Performs the more routine simple child care tasks, following step-by-step instructions. Helps establish a living environment that promotes positive interactions with other children, youth, and adults. Helps prepare, arrange, and maintain indoor and outdoor activity areas and materials to accommodate daily schedules. Uses prepared curriculum and program materials and assists with developing a list of needed supplies and equipment.

Helps create adult-made games and play materials (mixing paint and play dough and assembling props for dramatic plays, activities, etc.) and assists with developing a list of needed supplies and equipment for submission to the supervisor. Interacts with students using approved child guidance and youth development techniques as provided by supervisors. Interacts professionally with staff members, parents, and local school staff.
Supervises children and youth during daily schedule of indoor and outdoor activities and on field trips, outings, and special events. Promotes and models safety, fitness, health, and nutrition practices. Cares for special needs children and youth as directed by the supervisor. Notifies supervisor of health, fire, and safety compliance concerns. Helps arrange for and serve appropriate snacks or meals where applicable.


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.


Must be able to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing. This position requires both education and work experience.

Education requirement: High School Diploma or GED is required.

Experience requirement: Three (3) months of related experience is required.

Post-Secondary Education can be substituted for experience. Applicant must have 32 semester hours in related field to qualify without experience.

Related field or experience must provide or enhance knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to supervise children (grades Kindergarten thru 12th grade) in a residential setting, to assist with
daily activities (e.g, making beds, daily hygiene, housekeeping, etc.), to ensure safety and well-being of students, and to provide supplemental educational assistance (e.g., assist with
homework, encouraging good manners, assisting with money handling, etc).


•State Driver's License Required: The incumbent must possess a valid state driver's license which has been held for at least three years preceding placement in the position.
•Background Investigation Required: Incumbent must undergo a comprehensive background investigation which includes, but is not limited to, contact with all references, employers, co-workers, personal associates and a review of driving record, credit history, criminal history, and military service.
•Must obtain and Maintain First Aid and CPR certification from the American Red Cross for infant, youth, and adult.
•Must complete annual training requirements that may include but not limited to; Student Checkout Policy, Confidentiality, Medication Administration, Student Rights, Child Abuse Reporting and Protection Procedures, and Suicide Prevention.


There is normal standing, walking in classroom/activity room situations and similar movements around the dormitory or school. May be required to participate in outdoor and off-site activities.


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.


  • You must be a U.S. citizen to qualify for this position. 
  • Applicant is subject to a favorable background investigation. This is a Non-Critical Low Risk Position subject to a favorable adjudicated background investigation.
  • Subject to a probationary period for equivalent to two (2) academic semesters, which may be extended. 
  • A pre-employment physical examination will be required. 
  • The incumbent is required to drive a motor vehicle to conduct business at field locations. You MUST submit a current GSA Form 3607, Motor Vehicle Operator’s License and Driving Record for full consideration. Incumbent must possess a valid state driver’s license.
  • All male applicants born after December 31, 1959, will be required to complete the certification document to confirm their selective service status. 
  • Government Housing May Be available. 
  • Relocation expenses WILL NOT be paid.

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):
  1. 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.

  2. OF-306, Declaration of Federal Employment can be located at (will be required upon selection)

  3. Indian Child Protection Requirement Form, must contain original signature and date (will be required upon selection). This position is covered by P.L. 101-647, Indian Children Protection Requirements, and persons convicted of crimes enumerated in the law are not eligible for the position. (2019 version)

  4. Copy of Official College Transcripts can be submitted as verification of post-secondary education. (If selected, applicant must provide Official College Transcripts for final verification and pay setting.)

  5. Form GSA 3607, Motor Vehicle Operator’s License and Driving Record, available at:, (USE NONFILLABLE PDF VERSION). Optional during the application process; however, selectee will be required to submit as part of the pre-appointment process.

  6. Copy of most recent SF-50, Notification of personnel Action, for current or former Federal employees to indicate prior Federal service and/or highest previous rate.

  7. DD214 (member copy 4) for consideration of service credit for leave purposes.

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 will accept telefaxed applications.

  • Applications mailed using Government postage and/or envelopes are in violation of OPM and postal regulations and not be considered.

  • E-mailed applications/resumes will NOT be accepted.

Applications and all accompanying documents must be received by 12/02/22 - 04:30 pm, Mountain (Arizona).

Jeehdeez’a Elementary P.O. Box 1073 Pinon, Arizona 86510

(928) 725-3306

Vincent Mays, Principal, (928) 725-3308

For VERIFICATION of our receipt of your application-resume, please contact: Vincent Mays, Principal, (928) 725-3308

Application Deadline

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