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This position is part of the Cheyenne Eagle Butte School, Bureau of Indian Education. As a Transitional Teacher (Science) 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.

Open & closing dates: 11/15/2023 to 12/15/2023

Salary: $32.31 – $57.46 per hour

May include staffing differential for up to 25%.

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 Transitional Teacher (Science) CY-1701-11, 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 able to obtain and maintain a background clearance.
Must show proof of enrollment for the local state’s Board of Education alternative licensure/certificate program within 90 days of starting the position.
Must obtain and maintain a Teacher Certification related to the instructional area identified on this announcement within three (3) years of starting the position.
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 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: BIE-12206215-24-VMS.

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

Basic Education Requirement for Pay Level 11-14: Possess a Bachelor’s Degree (or higher) from an accredited education institution in education or related subject.
Level 11 – Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university AND enrolled in an approved Alternative Licensure program in the State where the position is located.
Level 14 – Master’s degree from an accredited college or university AND enrolled in Alternative Licensure program in the State where the position is located.

Each State has their own alternative licensure program, applicants must complete any state mandated testing and requirements for that State in which the position is located. All Transitional Teacher appointments require provisional contract to outline the requirement to obtain full State Teacher Certification within three full contract terms. Such appointments cannot exceed three full contract terms.

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

Basis of Rating: All applicants for this position will be rated based upon the documentation submitted. Applications are evaluated based on 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 to determine 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.

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 grade-point average or class ranking. Official transcripts are required upon selection. Web print-outs and student advisement copies are NOT acceptable.

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: Accreditation: Postsecondary Education Institutions | U.S. Department of Education

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: Recognition of Foreign Qualifications | International Affairs Office (

Additional information

Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
All selections under an announcement must be made within 3 months from the issuance date of the certificate referral list
A Recruitment Incentive is offered. The Recruitment Incentive is an additional 25% added to the salary of the position. Recruitment Incentives are paid throughout the contract period.
Student Loan Repayment Program (SLRP) will not be authorized.
U.S. Citizenship is required. You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
The Bureau of Indian Education has determined that the duties of this position ARE NOT suitable for telework under any circumstances.
Government quarters ARE available.
Position is covered by Bargaining Unit/Union – Federation of Indian Service Employees, American Federation of Teachers Local 4521
One academic year (equivalent to two academic semesters) probationary period may be required.
Travel and Relocation expense will not be paid.
Direct Deposit of pay is required.
May require overtime work.
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.

The Investigative Process for Public Trust Positions: Background investigations for public trust positions are conducted to gather information to determine whether applicants are reliable, trustworthy, of good conduct and character, and loyal to the U.S. The information that provided on the Questionnaire for Public Trust Positions (SF-85P) and the Declaration for Federal Employment (OF 306) may be confirmed during the investigation. The investigation may extend beyond the time covered by this form, when necessary to resolve issues. The applicant’s current employer may be contacted as part of the investigation, although the applicant may have previously indicated on applications or other forms that the applicant did not want the current employer to be contacted. If the applicant has a security freeze on their consumer or credit report file, then the agency may not be able to complete the investigation, which can adversely affect the applicant’s eligibility for a public trust position or the ability to obtain Federal or contract employment. To avoid such delays, the applicant must request that the consumer reporting agencies lift the freeze in these instances.

In addition to the questions on the SF-85P, inquiry also is made about the applicant’s adherence to security requirements, the applicant honesty and integrity, falsification, misrepresentation, and any other behavior, activities, or associations that tend to demonstrate a person is not reliable, trustworthy, or loyal.

After a suitability /fitness determination is made, the applicant may also be subject to continuous vetting which may include periodic reinvestigations to ensure the employee is continuing suitability for employment.

To apply for this position, click on the following link:

Required Documents

The documents you are required to submit are:

Official Transcripts
State Licensure/Certification
Completed online questionnaire/Assessment
If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.

For applicants claiming Indian Preference, must submit BIA Form 4432. The Indian Preference BIA Form 4432 is required and located on the Bureau of Indian Affairs Website: Indian Preference | Indian Affairs ( 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
1. Tips for Resume:

Cover letter is optional
Your resume may be submitted in any format and must support the specialized experience described in this announcement.
Work experience listed must include for each position held:

Position Title
Employer address/information
Dates of Employment (include month/year)
Hours worked per week
Supervisor’s Name and telephone number
Duties – narrative to identify duties performed, accomplishments, grades taught, etc.
Resumes MUST NOT include a photograph, hypertext/hyperlinks, or other inappropriate material or content. Such items may result in your application removed from consideration.
For additional information see: What to include in your resume.
2. Official or Unofficial Transcripts:

Must submit a legible copy of transcripts from an accredited institution with your name, school name, credit hours, course level, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking. 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.
Transcripts can be photocopies of Official or Unofficial provided the following:

clearly identify school name
clearly identify student name
are legible
are NOT web print-outs
are NOT student advisement copies
list date degree awarded/conferred
list degree conferred
list coursework (transferred hours may requires original school transcripts to list actual courses)
3. State Certification/Licensure:
You MUST submit a copy of your professional certification or licensure, it must clearly reflect

the state issuing the certification/license
your name
issue date
expiration date
Additional Optional Forms

For current or former Federal employees, you can submit 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)Use to validate prior service and/or previous highest rate (NOT USED FOR QUALIFCATIONS)
For Military Spouse Preference 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(NOT USED FOR QUALIFICATIONS NOR ELIGIBLITY).
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.

** The “certification” is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted. The Statement of Service must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters, AND the Statement of Service letter must include your rank, dates of active duty service, the Type of Discharge, Character of Service (i.e. honorable), and, if applicable, when your terminal leave will begin.

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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