RE - ADVERTISEMENT
POSITION TITLE & GRADE: Teacher, Elementary CY-1710 11-17
School Year Contract, Full Time
SALARY RANGE: Pay Level 11 – 17 $198.52 - $403.79 Per Day
LOCATION: Department of Interior, Bureau of Indian Education, Arizona Navajo South
Education Line Office (Duty Station: Pine Springs Day School, Houck, Arizona)
ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: D36N18-12-01 ISSUING DATE: 06/25/2012
CONSIDERATION AREA: Bureau-Wide CLOSING DATE: 07/6/2012
INDIAN PREFERENCE POLICY: 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 eligible that are not currently employed in the Federal service
will be appointed under the Excepted Service Appointment Authority (Schedule A). Consideration will be given to Non-Indian
applicants (status or reinstateable) in the absence of qualified Indian Preference eligible.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: Within the scope of Indian preference, all candidates will receive consideration
without regard to race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin or other non-merit factors.
REASONABLE ACCOMODATION LANGUAGE: This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with
disabilities. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify this
agency. The decision in granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.
VETERANS EMPLOYMENT OPPORUNITIES ACT: Veterans who are preference eligibles or who have been separated
from the armed forces under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous active service may apply.
DESCRIPTION OF WORK:
The Teacher (Elementary) will provide instruction on the professional level as a Kindergarten – 4th grade
classroom teacher or a remedial or special services teacher according to the setting and organizational structure
of the school. Incumbent will be responsible for planning, implementing and evaluating instructional activities
under stated guidelines.
LEVEL OF RESPONSIBILITY:
Teaching positions are professional positions, which are responsible for providing instruction to
students using professional teacher methods and techniques in the school setting. This will include
but not be limited to self-contained classroom teaching positions as well as specialized positions in
one or more subject areas.
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United States Department of the Interior
BUREAU OF INDIAN EDUCATION
Arizona Navajo South Education Line Office
P.O. Box 707
Window Rock, Arizona 86515
Fort Defiance, ArizonGall
BASIC EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Placement in the appropriate pay level is based exclusively on education level as follows:
Pay Level: 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
Education BA/BS B+15 B+30 Master Master+15 Master +30 Doctorate (earned)
A Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 24 semester hours in Education courses is required. A
minimum of 12 semester hours must be in Elementary Education to qualify for an elementary position.
A minimum of 12 semester hours must be in secondary methods and/or curriculum to qualify at the
secondary level. In addition, applicants will have 12 semester hours of course work in the particular
area of specialization. Teacher/Librarian must have a minimum of 12 hours of library science in
addition to the required Education coursework. 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.
State requirements for specialty endorsements, e.g. Drivers Education, will be accepted to teach the
Good distant vision in one eye and ability to read without strain printed material the size of typewritten
characters are required, glasses permitted. Ability to hear the conversational voice, with or without
hearing aid, is required, except that some positions may be suitable for persons who are blind or deaf.
In most instances, an amputation of arm, hand, leg or foot will not disqualify an applicant for
appointment, although it may necessary that this condition be compensated by use of satisfactory
prosthesis. In addition, applicants must possess emotional and mental stability.
MOTOR VEHICLE QUALIFICATIONS: The above position requires the operation of a Government
owned vehicle. Incumbent will not be permitted to operate a Government owned vehicle unless they
possess a valid State Driver’s License. Form 3607, Motor Vehicle Operator’s License and Driving
Record, available at http://www.usa-federal-forms.com/gsa/gsa/html (Use nonfillable PDF version).
HOW TO APPLY:
It is to your advantage to request and read the OF-510 brochure (Applying for a Federal Job), which contains
guidance on the information that must be included in your narrative application or resume to ensure your
THE FOLLOWING FORMS MUST BE SUBMITTED IN ORDER TO HAVE A COMPLETE APPLICATION:
APPLICANTS’ QUALIFICATIONS WILL BE EVALUATED SOLELY ON THE INFORMATION SUBMITTED.
1. Job Announcement Number, Education; Work experience to include Position Title, Dates, Salary and
Current Supervisor’s Telephone Number and other qualifications and references. Application or Resumes
must have original signature and current date.
2. Form BIA-4432, Verification of Indian Preference (if claiming Indian preference). The form must be
completed by the appropriate official with the federally recognized tribe where the applicant is enrolled as a
member. No other form will be accepted.
3. Form-4450, Supervisory Appraisal of Demonstrated Performance of Potential, (from current or former
Federal employee, must be current within a one year period) or Letter of Recommendation.
4. Applicant Screening Questionnaire, Indian Child Protection Requirement Form, must contain original
signature and date. This position is covered by P.L. 101-647, Indian Children Protection Requirements, and
persons convicted of crimes enumerated in the law are not eligible for this position.
5. DD-214, if claiming Veteran’s Preference for employment.
6. Copy of Arizona State Certification.
7. Copy of most current SF-50’s (for verification of transfer or reinstatement eligibility status).
8. Copy of transcripts (If selected for position, an Official Copy is required).
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9. Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306).
10. DI-1935, Background Survey Questionnaire, listed in announcement, submission is voluntary and not a
required form, available at http://www.doi.gov/diversity/di1935.htm.
11. Complete names, address, and telephone numbers of four (3) former Supervisors and four (3) personal
references. List people who are not related to you and who know you well on a personal basis and know
your qualifications and fitness for the kind of job for which you are applying.
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Application and other documents must be received by the closing date of
this announcement unless specified as open continuous. Applications using the internal mail system or mailed
Government postage and/or envelopes are in violation of OPM and Postal Regulations will not be considered.
Applicant qualified will be evaluated solely on the information submitted by them in their application. Failure to
provide supporting documentation may result in your application being returned to you, or receipt of a lower or
APPLICATIONS BECOME PART OF THE OFFICIAL RECORD AND WILL NOT BE DUPLICATED OR
RETURNED. THIS OFFICE WILL NOT FAX VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENTS. FAXED
APPLICATIONS/RESUME WILL BE ACCEPTED. APPLICANT’S QUALIFICATION WILL BE EVALUATED
SOLELY ON THE INFORMATION SUBMITTED BY THEM IN THEIR APPLICATION.
MAILING ADDRESS: PHYSICAL ADDRESS:
Bureau of Indian Education Bureau of Indian Education
Pine Springs Day School/AZ Navajo South Pine Springs Day School
PO Box 4198 1001 Pine Springs Road
Houck, Arizona 86506 Houck, Arizona 86506
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
CONTACT: Lou Ann Jones TELEPHONE: (928) 871-4311/3427 Fax Number: (928) 871-4341 or Ambrose
Ashley at 928 871-4311/3427.
Government Housing is available, Teachers are priority for housing.
Relocation Expenses will not be paid.
Upon selection, selectee will be required to complete a Declaration of Federal Employment, Form OF-36. 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. Failure to
successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination. Position is subject to an intense preemployment
An eighteen (18) months probationary period will be imposed on any new appointee with the exception of a
non bargaining unit employee who is subject to a 3 year probationary period. For a current employee who is
appointed/promoted as a result of selection for this position, this employee will serve a one (1) year
All male applicants born after December 31, 1959, will be required to complete the certification document to
confirm their selective service status.
This position will be filled by contract under PL. 95-561.
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RESUME MUST CONTAIN THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
1. Job Information: Announcement Number and/or position title of the job for which applying.
2. Personal Information: Full name, social security number, mailing address, day and night telephone
numbers and country of citizenship (most Federal Jobs require U.S. Citizenship).
3. Education: High School attended, include mailing address and date of graduation.
4. Work Experience: Describe your current or most recent job and work backwards giving information for
all paid and non-paid work experience related to the job for which you are applying. Include the
following information: name, mailing address and telephone number of employers; date of employment
(month/year); average number of work hours per week; salary; names of immediate supervisors and
telephone number(s); exact title of job position; a description of duties; responsibilities and
accomplishments in your previous positions.
5. Other: List job-related training courses, skills, certificates and licenses.
Applicant Screening Questionnaire
Indian Children Protection Requirements
Name: ___________________________ Social Security Number: ________________
Job Title: Teacher (Elementary) Announcement No: D36N18-12-01
Section 231 of the Crime Control Act of 1990, Public Law 101-647 (codified in 42 United States Code
§ 13041), requires that employment applications for Federal child care positions have applicants sign
a receipt of notice that a criminal record check will be conducted as a condition of employment.
Further, it is required to ask the following:
Have you ever been arrested for or charged with a crime involving a child?
Yes [If “yes,” provide the date, explanation of the violation, disposition of the
arrest(s) or charge(s), place of occurrence, and the name and address of the
police department or court involved.]
Section 408 of the Miscellaneous Indian Legislation, Public Law 101-630 (codified in 25 United States
Code § 3207), requires a criminal history records check as a condition of employment for positions in
the Department of Interior that involve regular contact with or control over Indian children. Further, it is
required to ask the following:
Have you ever been arrested, found guilty of, or entered a plea of nolo contendere (no contest) or
guilty to, any felonious offense, or any of two or more misdemeanor offenses under Federal, State,
or tribal law involving crimes of violence; sexual assault, molestation, exploitation, contact or
prostitution; crimes against persons; or offenses committed against children?
Yes [If “yes,” provide the date, explanation of the violation, disposition of the arrest(s) or
charge(s), place of occurrence, and the name and address of the police department
or court involved.]
I certify that my response to the above questions is made under Federal penalty of perjury, which is
punishable by fine or imprisonment, and that I have received notice that a criminal history records
check will be conducted and is a condition of employment. I understand my right to obtain a copy of
any criminal history report made available to the Office of Indian Education Programs and my rights to
challenge the accuracy and completeness of any information contained in the report.
Applicant’s Signature Date