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19 Jan 2023

Full-Time Regional Director-Great Plains – Posted by Aberdeen, South Dakota, United States

Job Description

  • Responsible for representing the Bureau on behalf of the Secretary of the Interior in its interaction with Tribal, State, and local governments, other Federal agencies, and the general public within their jurisdiction, oversight responsibility in the application and implementation of overall policies and programs at the region, agency and field offices, providing technical advice and review, evaluating performance, coordinating those features of Bureau programs which extend beyond the jurisdiction of a single agency or field office, making final decisions on behalf of the Department as delegated by the Secretary and recommending to Headquarters revisions of policies, programs, procedures, and regulations.
  • Serves as a representative of the U.S. Government in carrying out the Government-to-Government relationship with the Federally recognized Tribes in the Region, assuring that Tribal enactments and budgets are processed according to authorized, governing Tribal resolutions and organic documents, Federal laws, regulations and Bureau policy.
  • Serves as the principal advisor to BIA/AS-IA Headquarters on delegated programs and responsibilities under the Region’s purview and auspices, including the Government-to- Government relationship with the sovereign Tribal Governments in the Region.
  • Maintains close working relationships with Tribal groups and Indian leaders, and elected Tribal officials soliciting their opinions and attitudes on matters of importance to them and to the Bureau.
  • Provides assistance to and counsels with Tribal leaders and Tribal groups in the development of programs for the improvement of the social and economic status of the Indians, and in the development of legislative programs designed for the benefit of Indian self-determination and self-government.
  • Carries out a public relations program within the Region and adjoining jurisdictions through participation in civic and community organizations in order to acquaint the non-Indian communities with the mission and objectives of the Bureau and the accomplishments of the Indian people. Represents the BIA with authority to speak for the Director on all activities that promote or facilitate the accomplishment of BIA objectives.
  • Manages funds, personnel, information, property, and projects for all organizations under the purview of the Regional Director within designated line authority. Actively and personally supports the Equal Opportunity Program in day-to-day activities. Ensures fair and unprejudiced employment practices in the recruitment and selection of candidates for appointments to positions.
  • Provides oversight and direction on planning of annual audits and reviews with Tribes and Tribal organizations to be performed to provide adequate oversight of Bureau programs and operations. Considers risk and vulnerabilities to waste, fraud and abuse, conformance with the Single Audit Act and OMB Circular(s), and Bureau policies and procedures.

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Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 100,000 and above.

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