Job Details

Deputy Director-Office of Justice Services

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Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Justice Services


BIA, BIE, or BTFA office located throughout the country

Skills And Qualifications:


Conditions of Employment

U.S. Citizenship

You will be subject to a background/suitability investigation/determination.

Newly appointed SES members must serve a 1-year probationary period

Public Financial Disclosure (OGE-278 filing within 30 days is required)

This position requires pre and post-employment drug screening.


Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ's)- *Required Documentation*

The Office of Personnel Management has identified five executive core qualifications (ECQs). The ECQs define the competencies needed to build a federal corporate culture that drives for results, serves customers, and builds successful teams and coalitions within and outside the organization. The ECQs are required for entry to the Senior Executive Service and are used by many departments and agencies in selection, performance management, and leadership development for management and executive positions. The ECQs were designed to assess executive experience and potential-not technical expertise.

ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE: You must have demonstrated an ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.

Leadership Competencies: Creativity & Innovation, External Awareness, Flexibility, Resilience, Strategic Thinking, Vision

ECQ 2 - LEADING PEOPLE: You must demonstrate the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.

Leadership Competencies: Conflict Management, Leveraging Diversity, Developing Others, Team Building

ECQ 3 - RESULTS DRIVEN: This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.

Leadership Competencies: Accountability, Customer Service, Decisiveness, Entrepreneurship, Problem Solving, Technical Credibility

ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN: This ECQ involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

Leadership Competencies: Financial Management, Human Capital Management, Technology Management

ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS: This ECQ involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.

Leadership Competencies: Partnering, Political Savvy, Influencing/Negotiating

FUNDAMENTAL COMPETENCIES: The following competencies are the foundation for success in each of the Executive Core Qualifications: Interpersonal Skills, Oral Communication, Integrity/Honesty, Written Communication, Continual Learning, Public Service Motivation

Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs)- *Required Documentation*

MTQs are designed to assess an applicants experience relevant to the specific position requirements. Each MTQ narrative response must 1.) not exceed two pages per narrative statement; 2.) include specific examples of your experience, education, and/or accomplishments; and 3.) address specific challenges, contexts, actions, and results.

Demonstrated knowledge in and the executive ability to plan, direct and coordinate the full range of functions related to leadership in law enforcement, uniformed patrol operations, criminal investigations, personnel management, budget management, and ISDEA (PL93-638 contracting) in Indian Country.

Demonstrated ability to direct and coordinate the full range of functions related to law enforcement in the case of an incident(s) including crisis management and emergency response plans.

Demonstrated ability to develop and coordinate training programs focused on law enforcement, criminal jurisdiction, public safety, MMU, SRO, and Drug Enforcement.

Challenge-Context-Action-Result(s) (CCAR) Model.

CCAR Model is outline below. When addressing the ECQs and MTQs, you are strongly recommended to utilize the CCAR Model. Each ECQ or MTQ statement should include more than one example of relevant experience.

Challenge: Describe a specific problem or goal.

Context: Talk about the individuals and groups you worked with, and/or the environment in which you worked, to tackle a particular challenge (e.g., clients, co-workers, members of Congress, shrinking budget, low morale).

Action: Discuss the specific actions you took to address a challenge.

Result: Give specific examples of the results of your actions. These accomplishments demonstrate the quality and effectiveness of your leadership skills.

Your responses to the ECQs and MTQs will be evaluated based on how clearly and concisely you emphasize your level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of the programs, activities, or services managed; program accomplishments; policy initiatives undertaken; level of contacts; the sensitivity and criticality of the issues addressed; and the results of actions taken.

You are required to submit separate narrative statements for each ECQ and MTQ to receive consideration for this position. Please see the REQUIRED DOCUMENTS section for complete details regarding the page limitation and formatting requirement.

MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS: The duties of this position require moderate to arduous physical exertion involving walking and standing, use of firearms, and exposure to inclement weather. Manual dexterity with comparatively free motion of finger, wrist, elbow, shoulder, hip, and knee joints is required. Arms, hands, legs, and feet must be sufficiently intact and functioning in order that applicants may perform the duties satisfactorily. Sufficiently good vision in each eye, with or without correction, is required to perform duties satisfactorily. Near vision, corrective lenses permitted, must be sufficient to read printed material the size of typewritten characters. Hearing loss, as measured by an audiometer, must not exceed 35 decibels at 1000, 2000, and 3000 Hz levels.

FIREARM REQUIREMENT: This position requires that the incumbent meet initial and continuing qualifications in the use of firearms as outlined in the Gun Control Act of 1968, amended by the Lautenberg Amendment of 1996. An applicant whose background includes any of the following will be ineligible for consideration: 1) convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment exceeding one year; 2) has any outstanding warrants or is a fugitive from justice; 3) unlawful user of or addicted to any controlled substance; 4) adjudicated as a mental defective or has been committed to a mental institution; 5) illegally or unlawfully in the United States; 6) renounced U. S. citizenship; 7) subject to a court-ordered restraining order from harassing, stalking, or threatening an intimate partner or child; or 8) convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence.

Age Requirement: There is a maximum entry age of the day before your 37th birthday for entry into law enforcement positions. Applicants who have previously been employed in a Federal law enforcement officer position covered by 5 U.S.C. 8336 (c) or 5 U.S.C. 84l2 (d) are not restricted from applying.

Primary Law Enforcement Position:

Experience in primary/rigorous law enforcement position(s), or equivalent experience outside the Federal government, is a mandatory prerequisite (5 CFR 831.902 & 5 CFR 842.802)


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

Veterans preference does not apply to the Senior Executive Service (SES)

INDIAN PREFERENCE: Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934 (Title 25, USC, Section 472). Verification Form BIA-4432 must be submitted with the application if claiming Indian Preference.Indian Preference eligibles not currently employed in Federal service may be appointed under the Excepted Service Appointment Authority Schedule A, 213.3112(a)(7). Consideration will be given to Non-Indian applicants in the absence of qualified Indian Preference eligibles.

For more information about Indian preference or to obtain BIA Form 4432 application instructions, please visit: Act - Privacy Act Notice (P.L. 93-579):This information requested here is used to determine qualifications for employment, and is authorized under Title 5 U.S.C. 3302 and 3361.

CURRENT FEDERAL APPLICANTS: If you are a federal employee (non-SES or SES), then you must include your most recent performance appraisal within the last 12 months of your submission to this application. Additionally, you must include your most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) that reflects an appointment (i.e., initial, transfer, reinstatement, and etc.) or pay adjustment.

SPECIAL NOTE TO ALL APPLICANTS: Your resume, performance appraisal, SF-50, Executive Core Qualification's (ECQs), and Mandatory Technical Qualification's (MTQs) for this announcement must be received online via the USAJOBS/Application Manager application system by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on closing date of the announcement. ECQs and MTQs must be submitted in the CCAR model format as previously outlined within this vacancy announcement.

Email submissions from an applicant will not be accepted. 

Duties And Responsibilities:


As a basic requirement for entry into the SES, each applicant must provide evidence of progressively responsible executive leadership and supervisory experience that is indicative of executive-level management capabilities that are directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under Executive Core Qualifications and Mandatory Technical Qualifications listed below. The ideal candidate will have experience managing employees through subordinate supervisors and have experience hiring, developing, and evaluating employees. Typically, experience of this nature will have been gained at or above the GS-14/15 grade level in the federal service or equivalent in the private sector or non-governmental organizations. Failure to meet this basic qualification requirements in addition to all executive and technical qualification factors will automatically disqualify an applicant.

Specific Duties:

Provides innovative executive leadership for all law enforcement programs in a manner that will foster the most effective implementation and utilization of resources.

Provides expert counsel, advice, and recommendations to the Deputy Bureau Director on the overall operation and management of Bureau and tribal law enforcement and detention programs in Indian country.

Assists in the development of series of annual, multi-year, or similar types of long-range work plans and schedules for the effective operation of Justice Services programs in Indian Country, including both in-service and contract work.

Ensures implementation of the goals and objectives for the operation of the Office of Justice Services Programs.

Is delegated authority to make decisions, commitments, and policy within the framework of existing Bureau policy and delegated authorities affecting the operation of programs.

Functions as the backup to the Deputy Bureau Director-OJS with executive level officials throughout the Federal, Tribal, State, local governments, business organizations, universities, the media, interest groups, members of Congress, Congressional Committees, and public and private citizens. Mains a close working relationship with Tribal officials, communicating to and interpreting from them on programs and policies which affect OJS programs in Indian Country.

Assists in the development and implementation policy for Indian Country law enforcement programs within the District and throughout the United States through expert managerial and visionary leadership. Assists with the coordination and orchestration of national level policy between agencies that will likely impact multiple criminal justice organizations that operate in Indian Country. Examples include: U.S. Attorneys and their staff; the FBI, the office of Justice Programs; tribal entities; the Office for Victims of Crime, etc. Implements new legislation or policy as a result of Congressional action, or judicial decisions.

May appear in an official capacity before Department Bureau training classes to provide instruction and guidance and answer questions or before personnel of other agencies or other groups for the purpose of outlining Bureau policies and procedures.

Is responsible for developing and maintaining contacts of great significance in other Government agencies, law enforcement agencies, private enterprise. etc. In furtherance of the particular phase of operations and for the purpose of conferring on matters of high policy.

Provide counsel, advice and recommendations to the Deputy Bureau Director-OJS on various matters regarding operation and management of Indian law enforcement programs throughout the United States. Conducts investigations in specialized areas of law enforcement.

Applicants who meet the mandatory executive and technical qualifications will be evaluated by a panel of SES members to determine the degree to which they possess each of the listed qualifications. This evaluation will determine which applicants are best qualified. Each candidate's background including experience, education, awards, self-development, and training will be reviewed. This information will be obtained from the application package, including the required narrative statements for the technical and Executive Core Qualifications described in this vacancy.

Additionally, your resume should demonstrate that you have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully fulfill responsibilities inherent in most SES positions such as:

- Directing the work of an organizational unit;

- Ensuring the success of one or more specific major programs or projects;

- Monitoring progress toward strategic organizational goals, evaluating organizational performance and taking action to improve performance; and

- Supervising the work of employees; and exercising important policy-making, policy determining, or other executive functions.

Salary And Benefits:

$141,022 - $212,100 per year

Contact Info:

Please apply online, Email submissions will NOT be accepted.

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