NEZ PERCE TRIBE
CLASS TITLE: Professional I FLSA STATUS: EXEMPT
DEPARTMENT: FISHERIES and NATURAL
RESOURCES GRADE: 17
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF CLASS
The purpose of the class is to supervise, train, and
implement contracts and/or projects. Assign, review, and conduct duties
relating to the collection, compilation, analysis, and written presentation of
information as well as perform technical applications of fieldwork pertaining
to fisheries and other natural resources of interest to the Nez Perce Tribe.
Responsibilities require employee to follow:
- Tribal programs listed “Common duties”,
- Department programs listed “General Duties”,
- Class Description listed “Supervision Duties,” and
- Division and Project/contract specific duties addressed in
“Job Expectations” document (separate).
Read and comply with all appropriate Tribal policy and
procedures; e.g., Human Resource Manual (HRM), Vehicle and Safety Manual,
Finance Manual, Internal Department and Project guidelines, etc.
Work cooperatively with all Tribal employees or those associated
with the Tribe.
Travel to and from remote working environments.
Work flexible and irregular work schedules; e.g., 8- or 10-day
shift requiring 24 hour per day “On-call” presence.
Maintain daily activity log for project operations at office and
Other duties as assigned or necessary to support all subordinate
Data summary/technical report development.
Assist with proposal, grant and report completion
Field equipment operation (including installation).
Identify and recommend equipment purchase.
Limited technical coordination with local public and agencies.
Monitor subcontract work.
Coordinate project activities/status with direct supervisor.
Supervise Technicians and Aides.
Provide on-job training of Technicians and Aides.
Provide supervision to subordinate staff, including: develop work
schedules coordinated with supervisor, initiate task assignments, certify
quality control, and policy and procedure compliance (level II).
Conduct performance reviews and reports, including personnel
Participate on interview panels and interview question
INVOLVEMENT WITH DATA, PEOPLE, AND THINGS
DATA INVOLVEMENT: Requires gathering,
organizing, analyzing, examining, or evaluating data or information and may
prescribe action based on such data or information. Proficient skills in word
processing, spreadsheets, databases and internet media. Must have excellent
communication skills both oral and written, with emphasis in technical writing.
PEOPLE INVOLVEMENT: Ability to work
well cooperatively with others or independently. Interact with field staff and
people in key positions – Tribal, State and Federal.
INVOLVEMENT WITH THINGS: Requires a wide
variety of sampling methods, power tools, coordinating the activities of those
operating complex machinery or equipment that requires extended training and
experience such as complex scientific software, boats, hydraulic lift trucks,
ATV's, snowmobiles, and GPS software (job specific techniques/equipment
detailed in Job Expectations).
REASONING REQUIREMENTS: Requires performing
coordinating work involving guidelines and rules with constant problem solving.
MATHEMATICAL REQUIREMENTS: Requires
mathematics involving the practical application of fractions, percentages,
ratios and proportions or measurements, and/or logarithmic or geometric
construction; may use algebraic solutions of equations and inequalities,
statistics, deductive geometry, plane and solid, and rectangular coordinates.
LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS: Requires reading
professional literature and technical and scientific manuals and journals; must
have excellent communication skills, both oral and written; speaking to groups
of employees, and public or private groups; writing manuals and complex
MENTAL REQUIREMENTS: Requires professional
level work requiring the application of scientific, engineering, or managerial
methods in the solution of technical, scientific, or administrative problems;
requires extensive understanding of operating policies and procedures and
ability to apply these to complex problems; requires continuous, close
attention for accurate results with frequent exposure to unusual pressures.
Maintain knowledge of current state-of-the-art job related techniques.
PHYSICAL AND DEXTERITY REQUIREMENTS: May be
required to work evenings, weekends, holidays and live in remote work sites for
up to ten days at a time, and participate in low-level aerial flights. Requires
activities that include bending, stooping, reaching, walking, hiking over
various terrain, wading in streams, kneeling, lifting up to 100 pounds, sitting
for extended periods of time. Safely operate on and off road vehicles.
Repetitive motions: seeing, hearing and speaking to conduct employment and
ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS: The job risks exposure
inclement weather and high water conditions. Risk exposure to bright/dim
light, dusts and pollen, extreme heat and/or cold, wet or humid conditions,
extreme noise levels, animals/wildlife, hazardous plants, vibration, fumes
and/or noxious odors, traffic, moving machinery, electrical shock, heights,
radiation, disease/pathogens, toxic/caustic chemicals, explosives, and swiftly
SENSORY REQUIREMENTS: The job requires normal
visual acuity and field of vision, hearing, speaking, color perception, sense
of taste, sense of smell, depth perception, and texture perception.
JUDGMENTS AND DECISIONS:
Requires being responsible for actions of others, requiring almost constant
decisions, affecting coworkers and others in the general public; works in a
moderately fluid environment with guidelines and rules, but frequent variations
from the routine.
VOCATIONAL/EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE PREPARATION
VOCATIONAL/EDUCATIONAL PREPARATION: Requires
Bachelor’s degree in related field. Related field and/or course work
requirements defined in Job Expectations. Experience does not substitute for
SPECIAL CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES: Requires
Driver’s License and ability to be insured under the Tribe’s policy.
EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Technical experience
in related field preferred; demonstrated leadership experience preferred.
DRUG AND ALCOHOL POLICY
The Nez Perce Tribe is drug-free workplace. The Nez Perce
Tribe believes that a healthy and productive work force, safe working
conditions free from the effects of drugs and alcohol, and in maintaining the
quality of products produced and services rendered by tribal employees. The
abuse of drug and alcohol creates a variety of workplace problems, including
increased injuries on the job, increased absenteeism, increased financial burden
on health and benefit programs, increased workplace theft, decreased employee
morale, decreased productivity, and a decline in the quality of products and
All employees are subject to random drug tests and to
tests when the use of alcohol or drugs in the workplace is suspected. Some
potential employees are also subject to pre-employment drug tests.
INDIAN PREFERENCE POLICY
Tribal preference will apply.