UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF INDIAN EDUCATION
Tuba City Boarding School
Tuba City, AZ

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT


POSITION TITLE & GRADE:
Counseling Technician, CY-1702-02
POSITION INFORMATION:
Full time, School Year,
SALARY RANGE
$19.61 to $27.87, Per Hour

LOCATION:
Department of the Interior, Indian Affairs, Bureau of Indian Education,
Tuba City Boarding School, Tuba City, AZ
ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER:
D33N19-2022-009
VACANCIES
2
06/06/22

06/27/22 - 04:30 pm , Mountain (DST) 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.

JOIN US AS WE INSPIRE THE NEXT GENERATION!

STATEMENT OF DUTIES:

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.

INDIAN PREFERENCE POLICY:

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.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Assists with providing group guidance services to students involved in prevention programs in the areas of improving self-esteem, social skills, personal communication skills, and interrelationships. Serves as a consultant in school and in the community, working with organized groups toward desired changes, offering personal and technical assistance about prevention and control. Functions as a liaison for the school in arranging services with tribal offices, Indian Health Service, social services, tribal police, and local youth programs. Maintains and utilizes reference material on cultural traditions and customs, which affect mental health and medical treatment of Native American students, and for use in teaching the subject. Works with families in the process of learning to live with a mentally/emotionally disturbed member or a member with a substance abuse problem. Prepares and maintains required written reports and evaluations relative to student/patient care and treatment.

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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.


BASIC EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

AA Degree or 60 semester hours and 2 years' experience.


CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

Will be required to operate a government owned or leased vehicle in the performance of duties.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Work involves standing during instructional periods, walking short distances, some driving, some lifting of audiovisual equipment, and light housekeeping duties. Work involving office and community contact duties require normal physical exertion. Must be mentally and emotionally stable to effectively work with children. 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, except that some positions may be suitable for persons who are blind or deaf. 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.

BASIS OF RATING:

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.

SPECIAL REFERENCE:

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.

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.

HOW TO APPLY:

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 06/27/22 - 04:30 pm, Mountain (DST).

SCHOOL MAILING ADDRESS:
Tuba City Boarding School P.O. Box 187 Tuba City, AZ 86045
FAX SIGNED AND DATED APPLICATIONS TO:
(928) 283-2362
FOR INFORMATION CONTACT:
Iva Dallas, Business Manager
(928) 283-2330, Ext 1151

For VERIFICATION of our receipt of your application-resume, please contact: Iva Dallas, Business Manager, (928) 283-2330, Ext 1151

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. 
 


Source URL: https://www.bie.edu/jobposting/d33n19-2022-009