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.EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER:
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.REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION LANGUAGE:
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.
Education Technician (Parent Educator) will provide personal visits with primary care providers of children, prenatal to age 5, using the Parent’s as Teacher’s Foundational Curriculum. They also provide screenings, FACE Family Circles, and resource networking. It is a multi-faceted, demanding position.
This position will perform duties on a paraprofessional level in support of professional educators. This person may operate outside the classroom in a specialized area where he/she develops a particular skill or performs independent work requiring application of specialized or technical knowledge and skill in restricted phases of a particular education area under direction of the professional educator. This position includes actual participation with the planning of instruction preparing lesson plans, and doing independent teaching under the close supervision of a professional educator.
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.
Education: Associates Degree or higher or 60 hours of study from an accredited institution of higher education.
Experience: 1 year, 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.
Substitution: Bachelor’s degree in Education or equivalent degree meets basic requirements without experience.
A valid State Driver’s license is a prerequisite if the position requires operation of a motor vehicle in performance of work. Some positions involve work requiring extensive driving between work sites throughout the geographic jurisdiction of the Education Line Office. 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 vision 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 and, 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 satisfactory prosthesis. In addition, applicant must possess 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.
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.
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:
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.
OF-306, Declaration of Federal Employment can be located at https://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/of0306.pdf (will be required upon selection)
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) https://www.bie.edu/sites/default/files/documents/idc2-104343.pdf
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.)
Form GSA 3607, Motor Vehicle Operator’s License and Driving Record, available at: https://www.gsa.gov/forms-library/motor-vehicle-operators-license-and-driving-record, (USE NONFILLABLE PDF VERSION). Optional during the application process; however, selectee will be required to submit as part of the pre-appointment process.
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.
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).
For VERIFICATION of our receipt of your application-resume, please contact: Vincent Mays, Principal, (928) 725-3308