Flandreau Indian School
Flandreau, SD


Education Technician, CY-1702-02
Full time, School Year,
$21.49 - $30.54, Per Hour 

Department of the Interior, Indian Affairs, Bureau of Indian Education,
Flandreau Indian School, Flandreau, SD

08/02/24 - 04:30 pm , Central 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.


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.


Serves 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.
With teacher assistance follows 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 supportive capacity, instructs small groups of individual students which are experiencing learning and/or language difficulties. Instruction is based on a variety of sound educational methods developed and supervised by the teacher.
Responsible for observing and reporting individual student interests, abilities and problems and based on teacher discretion, 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 recreational activities as directed: demonstrates new games and instructs 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 pre-arranged plans. Based on guidance and approval from the teacher, develops and administers test instruments in conjunction with small groups and individual instruction.
During class, small group, or individual student work assignment 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.)
Transports students to and from work, clinic appointments and other transports as assigned.


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

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.


Combination of the following education and experience is the minimum qualifications:

Associates (or higher) Degree or completed 60 hours of study from an institution of higher education, plus 1 year of experience.

Experience should be in the same line of work or one which is basically similar to the education position the employee is being placed in.

Bachelor's Degree in Education or equivalent degree meets basic requirements for the position.


A valid State Driver's license must be maintained as a condition of employment; failure to do so may result in removal from the position.


Good distant vision in one eye and ability to read without strain printed material the size of typewritten characters is 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.


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. If the applicant has a security freeze on their consumer or credit report file, then the agency may not be able to complete the investigation, which can adversely affect the applicant's eligibility for a public trust position or the ability to obtain Federal or contract employment. To avoid such delays, the applicant must request that the consumer reporting agencies lift the freeze in these instances.
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.


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:

  1. This position has an individual occupation requirement for positive 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.
Additional Documents (Optional):

Applications and all accompanying documents must be received by 08/02/24 - 04:30 pm, Central.

Department of the Interior
Bureau of Indian Education 
Flandreau Indian School
1132 N. Crescent St.
Flandreau, South Dakota 57028
(605) 997-2601
Shawn Dahmen, Business Technician
(605) 997-3773

For VERIFICATION of our receipt of your application-resume, please contact: Shawn Dahmen, Business Technician, (605) 997-3773

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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