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Infrastructure and Economic Development Coordinator

This position serves as the Infrastructure and Economic Development Coordinator, in the Office of Indian Economic Development (OIED), Office of the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs. The incumbent provides leadership, policy support and coordination among Indian Affairs programs, and across Interior bureaus and other Federal agencies for implementation of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) and related economic development activities.


The incumbent supports the development and coordination of the Indian Affairs interagency BIL strategy and provides recommendations, policy development and program analysis for Indian Affairs through the Office of Indian Economic Development (OIED) and serves as the Indian Affairs contact for internal and external interagency partners, including staff at other DOI bureaus; supports the OIED Director to report on Indian Affairs infrastructure and economic development activities at White House Council on Native American Affairs (WHCNAA) meetings, other interagency organizations and communicates WHCNAA recommendations to DOI bureaus and offices.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

As the OIED Interagency Coordinator, the incumbent works closely with the Indian Affairs bureaus and offices to guide and coordinate BIL implementation and related economic development strategies and policy initiatives.

Initiates report's, position papers and memoranda regarding proposed policy and program changes affecting Indian Affairs interagency programs related to BIL implementation, including interdepartmental matters, proposed regulations and policies, legislative proposals, and stakeholder initiatives.

Contributes to the management and coordination of projects for the OIED Director by researching, writing/editing, collaborating on, and performing the initial review of time-sensitive information, correspondence, papers, policy, and briefing materials in response to taskings and action items from internal and external sources.

Assists with development of policies, standards, procedures, and directives related to program functions and requirements, to include initiating and directing research projects necessary to resolve complex or technical issues.

Coordinates work activities, assignments, and projects with managers internal to the OIED and across the Federal programs implementing infrastructure projects and economic development to ensure their understanding and the effective completion of initiatives and requirements.

RequirementsConditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Indian Preference applies
  • You will be required to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit
  • You may be required to successfully complete a probationary/trial period
  • A background security investigation will be required for all new hires. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication.
  • If you are a male applicant born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.
  • Incumbent is required to operate a government motor vehicle, must possess a valid driver's license, and have a safe driving record within the 4 year period immediately preceding submittal of GSA Form 3607.
  • Indian Affairs has determined that the duties of the position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.
  • The full performance level of this position is GS-13.
  • Additional selections may be made from this announcement if identical vacancies occur within 90 days from the closing date.
  • Salary stated above is based on the Washington - Baltimore - Arlington, DC-MD-VA-PA pay tables; however, the selectee's pay will be based on their specific locality.
  • Relocation expenses are not authorized.




You must have at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-12 level performing all the following: 1) Communicating and negotiating effectively with high level management officials to coordinate economic development strategies and policy initiatives; 2) Actively engaged in infrastructure projects such as roads/bridges, power, broadband, environmental, transportation, electric vehicles, etc.; 3) Analyzing and providing guidance and advice on Agency and Federal policies and procedures; and 4) Writing reports, position papers, and memoranda regarding proposed policy and program changes.

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

Merit Promotion candidates must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the announcement closing date.



This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Your application package will be evaluated against the minimum qualification requirements specified above. In order to qualify, your resume must specifically describe your work history and the duties you performed in each position. Your resume will be evaluated after the closing date of 10/04/2023 to determine whether you meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position. Qualified candidates will then be rated as best qualified, well qualified, or qualified depending on their possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities, competencies and experience requirements as demonstrated by your responses to the assessment questions. Competencies measured include:

  • Oral Communication
  • Partnering
  • Technical Competence
  • Writing

We will compare your resume and supporting documentation to your responses on the assessment questionnaire. If the information in your resume does not support your responses to the assessment questions, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your qualifications.

DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE: PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Your resume must contain sufficiently detailed information upon which to make a qualification determination. If your resume/application does not support your questionnaire answers, you will not be given credit for your responses. Please ensure that your resume contains specific information such as position titles, beginning and ending dates of employment for each position, average number of hours worked per week, and if the position is/was in the Federal government, you should provide the position series and grade level.

Qualified Indian preference candidates will be referred to the hiring manager in order of veterans' preference.

Due weight will be given to performance appraisals and awards during the interview/selection process conducted by the hiring manager. If referred, all relevant documents including performance appraisals and awards submitted with your application package will be forwarded to the hiring official for review.

You may preview the assessment questions here in the Additional selections may be made from this announcement if identical vacancies occur in the same location within 90 days from the date the certificate was issued.