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This position is part of the Cheyenne Eagle Butte School, Bureau of Indian Education. As a Teacher (English/Language Arts) 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 high school setting.

A Recruitment Incentive is offered and may be up to additional up to 25% added to the salary of the position. It will be paid throughout the contract period.

Open & closing dates: 03/06/2023 to 04/03/2023

Salary: $30.70 – $62.29 per hour

Pay scale & grade: CY 11

Location: Eagle Butte, SD

Remote job: No

Telework eligible: No

Travel Required: Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.

Relocation expenses reimbursed: No

Appointment type: Seasonal

Work schedule: Full-time

As a Teacher (English/Language Arts) CY-1710-11, your typical work assignments may include the following under supervision:
Prepare yearly instructional outlines and related daily lesson plans covering relevant units of study and specifying objectives, activities and evaluative methods/instruments for both group and individual instructional programs.
Teach students by selecting, developing, adapting and implementing appropriate instructional methods and techniques utilizing available resources to provide for academic achievement.
Continuously evaluate individual and group academic progress through the use of criterion-referenced tests, periodic standardized tests, oral tests, and/or other relevant evaluative methods/instruments.
Develop and conduct instruction within an environment that provides and promotes opportunities for the students to develop rapport, inter-relationships, self-discipline and a positive self-image.
Maintain control of assigned class(es) and handle discipline independently except for chronic or extreme behavior problems.
Supervise assigned students as scheduled, or provide for their supervision, throughout the academic day and/or activity in order to provide for the safety, health, and welfare of the students in compliance with school, Agency, and Area Guidelines.

Conditions of Employment
Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
Must be certified by a state’s Department of Education.
Must obtain and maintain a Teacher Certification related to the instructional area identified on this announcement.
Must obtain and maintain valid state driver’s license.

Who May Apply:
Applicants with Indian Preference
All U.S. Citizens
This position is also being advertised as a Transitional Teacher, that does NOT requires a state issued teaching license/certificate. If you would like to be considered for that vacancy announcement, please click on this link: BIE-11868260-23-AY

Qualifications: In order to qualify, you must meet the education requirements contained in the approved job category for P.L. 95-561 described below.

Basic Education Requirement for Pay Level 11-17:
Possess a Bachelor’s Degree (or higher) from an accredited education institution.
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 from an accredited university in a related field of study or education.

Pay Level 11 requires a Bachelor’s Degree
Pay Level 12 requires a Bachelor’s Degree and 15 graduate semester hours
Pay Level 13 requires a Bachelor’s Degree and 30 graduate semester hours
Pay Level 14 requires a Master’s Degree
Pay Level 15 requires a Master’s Degree and 15 graduate semester hours
Pay Level 16 requires a Master’s Degree and 30 graduate semester hours
Pay Level 17 requires a earned Doctorate

Pay tables for Bureau of Indian Education Title 25 positions can be found at

Experience is considered for determining appropriate pay setting and refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience to be considered.

To meet the education requirements, you must submit a legible copy of transcripts from an accredited institution with your name, school name, credit hours, course level, major(s), and date degree conferred. Official transcripts are required upon selection.

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.

For further information on creditable education visit:

Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:

To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package at: which includes:

1. Your resume:
Your resume may be submitted in any format and must support the specialized experience described in this announcement.
Your resume work experience needs to reflect Position Title, Dates of Employment (include month/year), Hours worked per week, Salary, Supervisor’s Name and telephone number, and Duties (please be specific and include any accomplishments).
If your resume includes a photograph, hypertext/hyperlinks, or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.
For additional information see: What to include in your resume.
2. Other supporting documents: Cover Letter, optional
You MUST submit documents verifying your eligibility with your application package. These documents may include, but are not limited to:
For Indian Preference BIA Form 4432 is required and located on the Bureau of Indian Education Website: 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.
For current employment verification; SF-50, DD-3434 or other federal agencies official “Notification of Personnel Action” equivalent (Note: SF-52 or agencies “Request for Personnel Action” is not acceptable);
For MSP claims PCS orders and marriage certificate;
For verification of Veteran status, DD-214 (which indicates character of service), SF-15, VA Letter and/or Activation/Deactivation orders.
This position has an individual occupational requirement. You MUST submit a copy of your transcript and professional certification or licensure with your application package or you will be rated ineligible.
Your transcripts must show the degree awarded, date conferred, student name, college/university name. Please note, this may be shown with multiple transcripts.
Your professional certification or licensure must reflect your name, issue date, expiration date, and endorsements.
Future Military Retirees*: You are required to submit a copy of your retirement DD Form 214 (Member 4 Copy) OR certification document OR a copy of your retirement letter AND a copy of your terminal leave request (if applicable). You will be required to provide your DD Form 214 (Member 4 Copy) upon issuance.

Future Separation from the Military*: You are required to submit a copy of your most recent DD Form 214 (Member 4 Copy) OR certification document OR a copy of your most recent active duty orders AND a copy of your terminal leave request (if applicable). You will be required to provide your DD Form 214(Member 4 Copy) upon issuance.

*Active duty military members who are selected may not be appointed unless on terminal leave or already separated from the armed forces.

PLEASE NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents like military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for other than the applicant.

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