Applying for Federal Jobs within Indian Affairs

USA Jobs is the United States Government's website for listing civil service job opportunities with federal agencies. There are several resources on USA Jobs web page to assist applicants, including an explanation of the federal hiring process and a Help Center to assist applicants with writing their resume and other processes.


  1. Sign up for a account. Indian Affairs accepts applications through the website. is a free web-based job board enabling Federal job seekers access to job opportunities across hundreds of Federal agencies and organizations. Registered users can build a resume or upload a resume in a compatible format for submission across most Federal agencies.
  2. Browse current Bureau of Indian Education job vacancies by searching some of the following suggested terms: Bureau of Indian Education", "Education", "teaching", "Administration".
  3. Carefully review the "qualifications and Evaluation" section on jobs listing to ensure you meet the basic requirements.  Tailor your resume to meet these requirements.
  4. Follow the "How to Apply" instructions listed in the job announcement and provide the exact information requested on the application.  Do not leave any sections blank or the application may be considered incomplete and can be rejected.




Indian Affairs is unique among federal employers in that it is authorized to use an Indian Preference policy in hiring. The policy allows certain persons of American Indian or Alaska Native descent to receive preference when appointments are made to vacancies in positions within the BIA and IHS. To claim Indian Preference status, you must include in your application package a complete and signed Form BIA 4432, Verification of Indian Preference for Employment in the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service. Learn more and read frequently asked questions on our Indian Preference page.


Current Vacancies

  1. Teacher (Special Education)
  2. Teacher (Elementary)
  3. Education Technician
  4. Secretary
  5. School Bus Driver
  6. School Janitor
  7. School Kitchen Helper


If you would like to explore other career opportunities with the Bureau of Indian Education, please click the link below.