Vice President of Academic Affairs, GS-1701-13/14

Company Name:
Department Of The Interior
OPEN TO ALL QUALIFIED CANDIDATES, CIVIL SERVICE STATUS IS NOT REQUIRED Permanent Full Time
NOTE: This position is not covered by the bargaining unit.
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.
The mission of Haskell Indian Nations University is to build the leadership capacity of our students by serving as the leading institution of academic excellence, cultural and intellectual prominence, and holistic education to address the needs of Indigenous communities.
The incumbent serves as the chief academic officer for the University exercising responsiblity for the University's academic programs, including the planning, organizing, coordinating, implementation and assessment of associate and baccalaureate degree programs.
NOTE: POSITION IS ALSO BEING ADVERTISED UNDER MERIT ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER BIE-MP 15/01 (1295343). APPLICANTS WHO WISH TO BE CONSIDERED UNDER BOTH MERIT PROMOTION AND COMPETITIVE PROCEDURES MUST SUBMIT A SEPARATE APPLICATION FOR EACH ANNOUNCEMENT.
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).
US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED. BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL HIRES. APPLICATIONS ARE ONLY ACCEPTED ONLINE OR BY FAX. VALID STATE DRIVERS LICENSE IS REQUIRED. TRAVEL AND RELOCATION EXPENSES WILL NOT BE PAID. APPOINTMENT SUBJECT TO A 1 YR PROBATIONARY PERIOD POSITION IS SUBJECT TO FINANCIAL STATEMENT REQUIREMENTS.
Serve as the Vice President of Academic Affairs of a higher educational program providing associate and baccalaureate degree programs.
Support and share responsibility with the President for planning, organizing, directing, coordinating and controlling all academic extension and research programs of Haskell.
Assign and direct the Academic Affairs through subordinates in the implementation of the University's academic programs, development of new associate and baccalaureate programs, curriculum development, student enrollment, course offerings, faculty-student ratios and other operational concerns.
Insure that employees under his/her supervision adhere to BIA and government-wide regulations covering travel and sick and annual leave.
Within the jurisdiction of the organization unit, develop, apply and implement EEO requirements and the EEO program guidelines established by the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity.
Applicants must meet the qualification requirements contained in theOPM Standards. For this position, they are listed below.
BASIC REQUIREMENTS:
Master's Degree in higher education administration OR
Master's Degree with 18 graduate semester hours in higher education administration.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) to perform successfully the duties of the position. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the federal service.
For GS-13: 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-12 grade level in the Federal Service.
For GS-14: 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-13 grade level in the Federal Service.
Examples of qualifying experience include: serving as an academic dean or administrator in a college or university academic program with overall responsibility for the leadership, management, planning, organizing, and directing of all operations, faculty, staff and programs, including budget planning and management, grants oversight and use of shared governance; administrative experience in serving as an academic dean in a tribal college and experience teaching in a college or university; experience in a college or university service as Higher Learning Commission, compliance and fulfilling all requirements, as well as, legal and regulatory requirements for all degree offering programs; experience in authoring professional and key institutional documents as a lead author, communication of findings with a range of education stakeholders, including researching, interpreting, analyzing data and findings; and applying the proper guidelines, policies and procedures; implementing, applying and evaluations assessment in a college setting.
Status applicants MUST meetTime-In-Grade requirements and Time after competitive requirements by 11:59 PM EST Monday, January 26, 2015.
Applicants are responsible for providing documentation that the applicable educational provisions have been met. To qualify based on education you must submit a legible copy of transcripts or list of college courses with your name, school name, credit or semester hours, major(s), and a grade-point average or class ranking. Official transcripts are required upon selection if you qualified based on education.
Education must have been obtained from an accredited or pre-accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States.
For further information on creditable education visit:
SUITABILITY & CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS: A background security investigation is required. Appointment is subject to the successful completion of the security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.
DRIVING REQUIREMENT: Incumbent may be required, as an incidental duty, to operate a government-owned or leased motor vehicle, in the performance of duties, therefore, a valid driver's license is required. Incumbent must have a safe driving record within the three-year period immediately preceding submittal of GSA Form 3607 and be able to meet the safe driving requirements of the Bureau of Indian Education.
FINANCIAL STATEMENT REQUIREMENTS: The candidate selected for this position must meet conflict of interest requirements of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (Standard Form 450, Executive Branch Confidential Financial Disclosure Report).
Applicants will be evaluated and rated under the Category Rating and Selection process. Under category rating, applicants who meet basic minimum requirements established for the position and whose job related competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities have been assessed are ranked in two or more predefined quality categories. The final certificate will group applicants into the top category, applying veteran's preference as appropriate, instead of ranking the applicants in numeric score order.
If basically qualified, you will be further evaluated to assess the quality, depth, and complexity of your accomplishments, experience and education in relation to the job related competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities required for the position and placed in one of the following categories:
BEST QUALIFIED: Applicants that possess all of the job related competencies identified as important for successful job performance.
WELL QUALIFIED: Applicants that possess a majority (i.e., more than half but not all) of the job related competencies needed for successful job performance.
QUALIFIED: Applicants meet the basic eligibility and minimum qualification requirements but do not meet the definition of Best Qualified or Well Qualified as described above.
Preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category. Veteran's preference is absolute within each quality category. Compensable veterans (CPS and CP) will "float" to the top of the highest category regardless of their final rating, except for Professional positions at GS-9 & above where they would be placed at the top of the category determined by their final rating. Non-compensable veterans (XP and TP) will go to the top of the category provided their final rating meets the cut-off rating for that category.
BASIS OF RATING: As part of the application process, you are required to respond to a series of questions designed to assess your possession of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Comprehensive Knowledge of Higher Education
Supervisory
Planning and Evaluating
Policies and Procedures
Problem Solving
Ability to Communicate Effectively
A review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the questionnaire. The Occupational Questionnaire should take you approximately 15 minutes to complete. After review, if a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and experience, your score can and will be adjusted to accurately reflect your abilities. Please ensure that your resume is detailed to include specific experience that pertains to this position, and dates of past employment.
Follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions will affect your rating.
To Apply Online:
Click the Apply Online button and follow the prompts to register
Answer the Questionnaire and click on SUBMIT my answers
UPLOAD all required documents and other supporting documents
To return to a previously saved or incomplete application go /
We strongly encourage you to apply online. However, if you cannot apply online, you may FAX your assessment questionnaire, resume and supporting documents to by following the steps below.
To Apply by Fax:
Print a copy of the OPM Form 1203-FX
Answer the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire
When faxing a completed OPM Form 1203-FX, this will serve as your fax cover and must be placed on TOP of your application and other supporting documents. No other fax page is required. Simply make sure all six pages of the completed OPM Form 1203-FX are on top of all other documents being faxed.
Combination Online/Fax:
Log into or create your Application Manager account at /
ANSWER the Questionnaire and click on SUBMIT my answers
Print the United States Government Application Cover Page
Include the 1295638 , SSN, and full name to ensure that your documents are associated with the rest of your application
Fax your United States Government Application Cover Page, application, and supporting documents to
Please note that it is the applicant's responsibility to verify that all information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., questionnaire responses, resume, and any supporting documents) are complete and accurate.
All electronic submissions and/or faxes must be completed by 11:59PM EST Monday, January 26, 2015 .
1. Your R sum - Must contain the following:
Job Announcement Number
Work Experience: Position Title; Dates - from (mm/yy) to (mm/yy) ; Hours worked per week ; Current Supervisor's Name and Telephone number; and Specific Duties
Education
References
2. A complete View Occupational Questionnaire
3. OF 306 - Declaration for Federal Employment
4. Applicant Screening Questionnaire
5. Form GSA 3607 Motor Vehicle Operator's License and Driving Record. No supervisory signature required.
6. Other supporting documents:
Form BIA 4432, Verification of Indian Preference for Employment (required for 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.
Copies of your College transcript(s).
Form DD-214, if claiming 5 point veteran's preference. If claiming 10 point or more veteran's preference, submit Form DD-214, Standard Form 15 and required proof of entitlement from the VA.
NOTE: Persons submitting incomplete applications will be given credit only for the information they provide. The applicant is responsible for submitting all required documentation in support of their application in order to receive full credit for their Indian preference, veteran preference, experience, training, and/or education. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WILL NOT BE SOLICITED FROM THIS OFFICE.
Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified by email of your rating and or referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.
CTAP/ICTAP : Department of the Interior (DOI) Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) procedures apply in filling this vacancy. 5 CFR 330, Career Transition Assistance for Surplus and Displaced Federal Employees requires the following order of selection for this position:
a) At Bureau option, personnel actions listed in 5 CFR 330.606(b);
b) Any well-qualified SSP candidate who applies within the local commuting area (Surplus and displaced employees will be given equal consideration);
c) At Bureau option, personnel actions not subject to RPL;
d) Qualified RPL candidates in the local commuting area;
e) At Bureau discretion, any other former displaced well-qualified DOI employee, e.g. a well-qualified RPL candidate who applies from outside the local commuting area;
f) Well-qualifiedICTAP applicants in the local commuting area;
g) Other outside applicants (other agencies, nonstatus, etc.);
h) To be considered well-qualified, a CTAP/ICTAP applicant must meet the basic qualification requirements with a minimum score of 85 on the Assessment Questionnaire.
If you are a veteran withpreference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form.
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt fromSelective Service.
The Bureau of Indian Education has determined that the duties of the position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.

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