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Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Become a PMF


Native American (Indian) Preference 

Indian Preference may apply to positions within the U.S. Department of the Interior's Indian Affairs and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Indian Health Service. Eligible applicants who are members of a Federally recognized tribe, and who are interested in pursuing employment with these organizations if selected as Finalists, when PMF positions are available, may be required to submit a completed BIA Form 4432, Verification of Indian Preference for Employment in Bureau of Indian Affairs and Indian Health Service. Such PMF appointment opportunities are rare.

Applicants who can claim Indian Preference should follow these steps:

  • Obtain the BIA Form 4432 from the Become A PMF\Resources webpage,
  • Fill out the form and have it signed accordingly,
  • Submit as part of your application documents during the annual PMF application process.

If the applicant claiming Indian Preference is favorably adjudicated and selected as a Finalist, the PMF Program Office will notify the agencies above of those selected as a Finalist and having a completed BIA Form 4432 on file. Registered agency users will then have access to the BIA Form 4432 as part of the Finalists' application documents. Claims for Indian Preference has no impact on the selection of Finalists.

UPDATED: 09-01-2020