0 Replies Latest reply on Jan 29, 2016 3:54 PM by Meredith Stewart

    Dept of Interior to hire a Genealogist.  I didn't know this was a thing.

    Meredith Stewart Adventurer

      Calling all genealogists that might be job hunting.  The federal government is hiring - in the Department of Interior in the Office of Federal Acknowledgment (OFA).  Check out the link here: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/424008000


      Here's a bit of the job announcement:

       

      Job Title:  Genealogist
      Department:  Department Of The Interior
      Agency:  Office of the Secretary of the Interior

       

      Job Announcement Number:  CD-16-PQ1578110 (DEU)
      SALARY RANGE:

      $90,823.00 to $118,069.00 / Per Year

      OPEN PERIOD:

      Wednesday, December 16, 2015 to Thursday, February 18, 2016

      SERIES & GRADE:

      GS-0101-13

      POSITION INFORMATION:

      Full Time - Permanent

      PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

      13

      DUTY LOCATIONS:

      1 vacancy in the following location:
      Washington DC, DC View Map

      WHO MAY APPLY:

      United States Citizens

      SECURITY CLEARANCE:

      Public Trust - Background Investigation

      SUPERVISORY STATUS:

      No


      JOB SUMMARY:

      Indian Affairs provides services to 566 federally recognized tribes with a service population of about 1.9 million American Indian and Alaska Natives.  Indian Affairs offers an extensive range of programs such as social services, law enforcement and detention services, administration of tribal courts, natural resources management, economic development, implementation of land and water claim settlements, housing improvement, disaster relief, and the replacement and maintenance of schools, roads, and bridges.

      This position is located in the Office of Federal Acknowledgment (OFA) under the Assistant Secretary–Indian Affairs in Washington, DC.  OFA is responsible for reviewing petitions and documents submitted by groups seeking Federal acknowledgment and making recommendations to the Assistant Secretary–Indian Affairs on whether petitioners meet the mandatory criteria to be granted status as federally recognized Indian Tribes.  An interchange of information among three disciplines--history, anthropology, and genealogy--is used to achieve efficiency in the process and ensure that all views and concerns are addressed in making decisions.

       

      https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/424008000