Self Determination Assistant

Department Of The Interior Anadarko, OK
* Duties

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This position is located with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Southern Plains Region, Office of the Deputy Regional Director-Indian Services, Division of Tribal Services, Self-Determination in Anadarko, Oklahoma.

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As a SELF DETERMINATION ASSISTANT, your typical work assignment and/or responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following:

* Provide administrative assistance and support services in preparation, control, and maintenance on all compacts, contracts, and grants originated by tribal entities under the jurisdiction of the Regional Office.

* Assist in the accomplishment of all aspects of the Branch along with regulatory requirements in the preparation of a complete contract/grant document.

* Responsible for implementation and maintenance of contract/grant document management controls. Functions as the Branch official in the implementation and maintenance of P638 Payment System.

* Responsible for the maintenance of the Branch control records for contract/grant financial records, and posting all contract/grant payment requests and voucher documents to the official file.

* Provide technical assistance to the Regional Office staff in the preparation and processing of self-determination contract/grant modifications, payment request and vouchering documents.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel maybe required to attend meetings and/or trainings.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


* Job family (Series)

1101 General Business And Industry

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Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

* U.S. Citizenship Required

* Indian Preference applies

* You will be required to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit

* You may be required to successfully complete a probationary/trial period

* A background security investigation will be required for all new hires. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication.

* If you are a male applicant born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.

* Incumbent maybe required as an incidental duty to operate a government motor vehicle.


EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: (OPM Operating Manual, Qualification Standards for Clerical and Administrative Support Positions, GS-1101).

GS-7: I have at least 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-6 grade level in the Federal service that includes performing administrative work requiring substantial working knowledge of P.L. 93-638 contracts/grants implementation and administration, which involved providing technical assistance associated with the preparation and processing of self-determination contract/grants, proposals, modifications, amendments, and initiate and prepare purchase requisitions in FBMS Accounting System from funding documents; monitoring contracts/grants reports, financial records on all aspects of contracts/grants compliance; and carrying out administrative support tasks, such as program files maintenance and disposition, and preparing reports and composing correspondence.

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

Merit Promotion candidates must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the announcement closing date.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.