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Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute

Human Resources


Vacancy Announcement Information



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Required Documents



Resume (must include the following information), it is highly suggested to use the resume builder in USAJobs, so that information is not missing from a personally built resume:

  • Work Experience:
    • Position title
    • Dates of employment (include month/year)
    • Hours worked per week
    • Salary
    • Current supervisor's name and telephone number
    • Duties (Please be specific and include any accomplishments)
  • Education
  • References (include complete name and telephone number)
    • Employer - must be with the past 5 years
    • Personal - three (3)



Other Supporting Documentation



  • Form BIA 4432, Verification of Indian Preference for Employment (required for claiming Indian Preference). The form must be completed by the appropriate official with the federally-recognized tribe where the applicant is enrolled as a member. No other form will be accepted.
  • College transcript(s), if the position has an education requirement
  • Most recent SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action" showing you are/were in the competitive service and the highest grade or promotion potential held (if applying as a status candidate with current or former Federal Service)
  • Veteran’s Preference Supporting Documentation:
  • DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty Service, must be Member 4 Copy   OR
  • SF-15 Form Cover Letter, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (To be used by Veterans & Relative of Veterans)   OR
  • VA letter OR Certification of expected discharge or release from active duty from Veterans for consideration under Veteran hiring authorities.
  • Noncompetitive Appointment Authority Documentation, if applicable
  • Career Transition Assistance Program/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program Documentation, if applicable (e.g. Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; and most recent performance appraisal.)




Benefits, Insurance, Thrift Savings Plan, EOPF, Employee Express



Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Benefit Information & Forms:

Retirement Systems:


Federal Employee’s Retirement System (FERS)

RI 90-1 FERS-An Overview of Your Benefits

SF-3102: Designation of Beneficiary


Federal Employee Health Benefit (FEHB)

RI 75-13 Federal Employee Health Benefits (FEHB) Facts

SF-2809: Health Insurance Election Form


Federal Employees Dental & Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP)

For enrollment/premium questions regarding dental and vision insurance, please contact OR by calling 877-888-3337. To enroll in FEDVIP, please visit


Federal Employee Group Life Insurance (FEGLI)

FE-76-21: FEGLI Program Booklet

SF-2817: Life Insurance Election Form

SF-2823: Life Insurance Designation of Beneficiary


Thrift Savings Plan (TSP): Homepage | Account Login

Plan Participation: Learn more about the TSP and its benefits, rules and features, such as: About TSP, Eligibility & Contributions, Account Management, Loans & Withdrawals, Beneficiary Participants

Investment Funds: Learn more about TSP investment options, such as: Funds Overview, Fund Options, Fund Performance, Retired Funds.

Planning & Tools: Learn more about designing your investment plan, such as: Investment Strategy, Calculators, Retirement Planning Phases, Living in Retirement.

Life Events: Learn more about life events that may affect your TSP account, such as: Your Career, Military Service, Personal Events.

Participant Support: Learn More about TSP support options, such as: Forms & Publications, Contact TSP, Email Notifications, Search, Website Orientation.


Electronic Official Personnel File (EOPF):


Employee Express:


  • Saves time-Employee Express eliminates the need for completing and submitting forms by replacing them with user-friendly technology.
  • Convenient-You can access Employee Express anytime, 24 hours a day (with the exception of the Eastern Time update processing), seven days a week, to process changes or to review current information.
  • Reliable-Employee Express has enhanced procedural checks for accuracy which are not available when using paper forms.