Regional Tribal Liaison

The Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) works to promote safety, protect the environment, and conserve resources offshore through vigorous regulatory oversight and enforcement. For information about our bureau go to:

This position is located within the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, Environmental Compliance Division in various BSEE locations.

This position is being advertised as both location negotiable after selection and with a duty station(s) of Jefferson, LA, Sterling, VA, Camarillo, CA with the option of telework. If applying to “negotiable after selection”, this means that your duty station will be based off your home address and you will be a full-time remote worker. If applying to a specific duty station, you may be allowed to telework a set number of day(s) per pay period, with supervisory approval.

At the full performance level (GS-14) the major duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following:
1. Serves collaboratively between Tribal officials, regional offices, and the Bureau Tribal Liaison Officer (TLO), facilitating consultation and collaboration held to exchange information relating to impacts expected to result from proposed OCS energy and mineral activities.
2. Serves as a representative of the Office/Bureau/Department at meetings with other Offices/Bureaus/Agencies, States, Tribes, lessees, and other interested parties to discuss complex and controversial Tribal and related regulatory issues.
3. Reviews and provides expert recommendations to leadership regarding pertinent Federal statutes, regulations, and executive orders in order to determine effects on Tribes with present or historic ties to geographic areas in which BSEE is proposing activities.
4. Supports and advises the regional offices, Regional Director and Bureau TLO on issues related to Government-to-Government consultation and collaboration and makes recommendations on Bureau Tribal policy and BSEE’s consultation practices.
5. Coordinates with regional and BSEE’s Federal Historic Preservation Officers on issues pertaining to historic properties, sacred sites, and areas of religious importance to Tribes to ensure proper consideration is being given to impacts of OCS activities on Tribal communities.
6. Prepares technical and policy documents concerning community and/or Tribal information, as part of briefing packages for senior Bureau leaders prior to government-to-government consultation meetings.
7. Prepares correspondence, briefing materials, and option papers to implement Bureau Tribal engagement objectives, including letters in response to formal Tribal comments on Federal Register notices or other public processes.

BSEE has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.

Salary Range Information: GS-14
Camarillo, CA: ($134,766 – $175,192) per annum.
Jefferson, LA: ($116,393 – $151,308) per annum.
Sterling, VA: ($132,368 – $172,075) per annum.
Location negotiable after selection: ($116,393 – $151,308) per annum. (*The salary for the selectee will be adjusted to include based pay entitlements as it pertains to the remote work location.)

First time hires to the federal government typically start at the beginning salary in the range for their respective grade level.

This vacancy may be used to fill additional positions as vacancies become available.

This vacancy is also announced as BSEE-EEJJ-23-JB-032(MP) for those applicants who wish to apply and be considered under Merit Promotion procedures.

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