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Job opening: Native American Affairs Advisor

Salary: $86 962 - 113 047 per year
City: Yakima
Published at: Apr 19 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
Reclamation is seeking a career professional looking for an opportunity to capitalize on their expertise as a Native American Affairs Advisor. You can make a difference in the West by assisting in meeting increasing water demands while protecting the environment. Duty Location: Yakima, Washington https://www.usbr.gov/pn/about/hr/area-information.html


Advises Columbia - Cascade Area Office (CCAO) on the Native American Affairs (NAA) program and associated issues. Develops processes, procedures and guidance that govern the program, including organizing, conducting, and documenting NAA activities. Manages the program budget. Leads Tribal outreach, develops relationships with Tribes, participates in government-to-government consultation and coordination and maintains associated records. Advises and represents management in negotiations as delegated. Provides support to Native American Tribes in identifying and obtaining technical and financial assistance from Reclamation. Assists in processing required actions and acts as Grant Officer's Technical Representative for grants to Tribes. Assists the area manager, as needed, with matters involving Indian water rights and tribal cultural and natural resources. As requested, represents Reclamation on federal teams. Makes recommendations and assists in resolution of issues related to Indian Trust assets. Supports public and stakeholder outreach activities by assembling and coordinating preparation of materials for briefings, presentations, and other communication efforts. Coordinates CCAO participation in support of public affairs activities led by the Columbia - Pacific Northwest Region Public Affairs Office.



In order to be rated as qualified for this position, the HR Office must be able to determine that you meet the specialized experience requirement - this information must be clearly supported in the resume. To qualify at the GS-12, you must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to at least the GS-11 level in federal service having demonstrated experience as experience supporting or leading Native American or National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) outreach/coordination/consultation activities. Experience must demonstrate collaboration with stakeholders (e.g., non-governmental entities, industry and private sector interests, academia, other Federal agencies, and/or state, local and tribal officials) in planning and/or executing government programs. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Time-In-Grade: Current career or career-conditional employees of the Federal government, or former career or career-conditional employees, who have a break in service of less than one year, are required to meet the time-in-grade restriction of one year of Federal experience at the next lower-grade, with few exceptions outlined in 5 CFR 300.603(b). You must meet all Eligibility and Qualification requirements, including time-in-grade restrictions and any selective placement factors if applicable, by 05/03/2024.


This position does not allow substituting education for experience.


  • Address Regional Office Bureau of Reclamation Regional Office 1150 N. Curtis Road, Suite 100 Boise, ID 83706 US
  • Name: BOR C-PN Region 9 Human Resources Office
  • Email: [email protected]


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