Bureau of Indian Education

Transitional Teacher (Social Studies)

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Job Location

Eagle Butte, SD, United States

Job Description

This position is part of the Cheyenne Eagle Butte School, Bureau of Indian Education. As a Transitional Teacher (Social Studies) you will be responsible for serving as a classroom teacher in a BIE school on or near the Reservation. The instruction area(s) will normally be specialized subjects in a middle school or junior high school setting.

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. This is a School Year contract position is filled under P.L. 95-561 and will require a contract renewal on an annual basis. INDIAN PREFERENCE: 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. Indian preference eligibles that are not currently employed in the Federal service will be appointed under the Excepted Service Appointment Authority Schedule A, 213.3112(A)(7). In the absence of a Qualified Indian Preference eligible, a Qualified Non-Indian applicant may be considered. 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.

Location: Eagle Butte, South Dakota, United States

Posted Date: 6/17/2022

Job Requirements

Who May Apply: Applicants with Indian Preference All U.S. Citizens This positions is also being advertised as a Traditional Teacher, that requires a state issued teaching license/certificate. If you would like to be considered for that vacancy announcement, please click on this link: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/660383000 Qualifications: In order to qualify, you must meet the education and experience requirements contained in the approved job category for P.L. 95-561 described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Basic Education Requirement for Pay Level 11-14: Possess a Bachelor's Degree (or higher) from an accredited education institution, and applicants must also have had at least 24 semester hours (or equivalent) of course work in each of the principal fields of instruction. All professional educators must meet the certification standards for the position in the State where the position is located. Emergency and provisional certificates may be accepted under the conditions they are issued by the State certification authority. Pay Level Requirements: To qualify for a pay level, you must have completed the degree requirement and if stated the required semester hours at the next level of education from an accredited university in a related field of study. Pay Level 11 requires a Bachelor's Degree Pay Level 12 requires a Bachelor's Degree and fifteen graduate semester hours Pay Level 13 requires a Bachelor's Degree and thirty graduate semester hours Pay Level 14 requires a Master's Degree Pay tables for Bureau of Indian Education Title 25 positions can be found at https://www.bie.edu/topic-page/education-pay-table-archives Basis of Rating: All applicants for this position will be rated and ranked based upon the extent and quality of their experience, training and/or education as reflected in the assessment questionnaire. Applicants will be further evaluated according to the degree to which they possess or have the potential to acquire knowledge, skills, abilities, and personal characteristics as listed below. The judgment of qualifications will be based on the material submitted; therefore, it is to the applicant's advantage to give complete and thorough responses and to present information in a neat and orderly fashion. Qualifications and Indian preference eligibility will be determined on the basis of information submitted.
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June 17, 2022
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