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This position is part of the Bread Springs Day School, Bureau of Indian Education. As a Principal you will be responsible for coordinating and supervising the education activities of the school to include planning, developing, directing and conducting BIE school programs.

·         Open & closing dates
05/08/2024 to 05/29/2024

·         Salary
$42.11 – $54.74 per hour

·         Pay scale & grade
CE 6

·         Location
1 vacancy in the following location: Vanderwagen, NM

·         Remote job

·         Telework eligible

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

·         Relocation expenses reimbursed

·         Appointment type
Seasonal –

·         Work schedule
Full-time –

As a Principal CE-1710-6, your typical work assignments may include the following:

Provide professional and instructional leadership to the faculty and is responsible for the development of a school curriculum.
Oversee the budget program, acquisitions, and HR services.
Responsible for complete control, planning, implementing, supervision and coordination safety and the school’s Facility Management program.
Assign, supervise and direct the work of professional, paraprofessional, contract education staff and wage employees. Responsible to promote activities for the general welfare, to enhance public relations with the community and public school, and cooperate with other Bureau program personnel including Federal/State officials in administering their programs in the community

Conditions of Employment
Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation for Public Trust position.
Must be able to obtain and maintain a background clearance.
Must file an annual financial statement.
Must be certified by a state’s Department of Education.
Must possess and maintain Principal or Administrator License and or Certification.
Must possess and maintain valid state driver’s license.

To apply for this position please visit the following website:

Who May Apply:

Applicants with Indian Preference
All U.S. Citizens
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.

Specialized Experience: Is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. To be qualified, you must have three (3) years experience in school administration, teaching, counseling or other professional education experience. A maximum of three (3) years teaching or counseling experience is creditable toward meeting the full qualification requirement.

Education Requirement:

Master’s degree with a minimum of 12 semester hours of graduate credit in School Administration.
University six (6) year program
Applicants must provide copies of official Bachelor’s and Master’s transcripts (include EDS and Doctorate’s if applicable).

All professional educators will all professional educators will also meet the certification standards for their position in the state where the position is location. In addition, some agency/schools may require the incumbent to meet the regional accrediting association requirements

Emergency and provisional certificates may be issued by the state certification authority.

*Department of Education Certificate/Licensure: Copy of professional certification or licensure as identified in the qualifications and/or conditions of employment. You must submit a copy of your current and valid professional certification or licensure with your application package or you will be rated ineligible. It must reflect your name, issue date, expiration date, and endorsements (as applicable).

Applicants must provide copies of official Bachelor’s and Master’s transcripts (include EDS and Doctorate’s if applicable).

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 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. Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will 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.

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:

Additional information
U.S. Citizenship is required. You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
Direct Deposit of pay is required.
Tour of Duty: Full Time (Seasonal)
FLSA: Exempt
Bargaining Unit: No
Contract Length: Year Long
May require overtime work.
Salary includes applicable locality pay.
Ability to communicate orally and in writing.
Position has a positive education requirement.
A probationary period of three full contract years may be required.
The Bureau of Indian Education has determined that the duties of this position are not suitable for telework under any circumstances.
Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
Travel and Relocation expense will not be paid.
A Recruitment Incentive IS NOT offered.
Student Loan Repayment Program (SLRP) will not be authorized.
Government quarters ARE available.
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.
Applications will only be accepted online
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.


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