NEZ PERCE TRIBE
CLASS TITLE: Professional –III FLSA
DEPARTMENT: FISHERIES and NATURAL
RESOURCES GRADE: 20
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF CLASS
The purpose of the class is development, implementation, and
oversight of 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.
A Project Leader I will be responsible for contract
deliverables for specific project(s). Responsibilities require employee to
- 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
Develop and review proposals/grants.
Contract (program) development and management of a level I
Budget development and expenditure management with signatory
Guide and complete data collection and analysis.
Assure project specific compliance with applicable Nez Perce
Tribe policies and manuals.
Assure project specific compliance with applicable external
policies associated with contract assurances
Coordinate project activities/status with Project Leader II,
Coordinator, or Director
Development of reports/publications.
Management plan/project development.
Serve as acting Division/Program Director as assigned.
Supervise Biologist II down.
Supervise staff including recruitment and hiring, assigning and
Initiate Human Resource Manual disciplinary actions.
Provide supervision to subordinate staff, including: initiate
recruitment and hiring at subordinate levels, design and assign work schedules
and duties, and responsible for monitoring and evaluation of personnel
performance (level III).
Holds signature authority for employee evaluations, work record,
and payroll vouchers.
Development and maintenance of Job Expectations/Responsibilities.
Initiates recommendations for reduction-in-force, furloughs,
termination, hiring, and disciplinary actions for Director’s signature.
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. Ensure that database
management, data interpretation, and reports are completed in a timely manner;
prepare oral presentation and journal publications of study results, where
PEOPLE INVOLVEMENT: Requires persuading
or influencing others in favor of a service, point of view, or course of
action. Must be highly motivated and the have ability to work 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,
or advanced mathematical concepts and models in experimental design.
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, accounting,
legal, or managerial methods in the solution of technical, administrative, or
legal 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 (i.e. adverse view points, simultaneous deadlines).
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. Requires activities
that include bending, stooping, reaching, walking, hiking over various terrain,
wading in streams, kneeling, lifting up to 75 pounds, sitting for extended
periods of time.
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 moving
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
decision-making as a significant part of the job, affecting a large segment of
the organization and the general public; works in a dynamic environment;
responsible for assisting in developing policies and practices.
VOCATIONAL/EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE PREPARATION
VOCATIONAL/EDUCATIONAL PREPARATION: Requires
Bachelor’s degree in related field (Master’s preferred). Related field and/or
course work requirements defined in Job Expectations.
SPECIAL CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES: Requires
Driver’s License and ability to be insured under the Tribe’s policy.
EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Requires three years
related professional level experience (one year experience with Masters
Degree), two years of supervisory experience, knowledge and experience with
experimental study design, statistics, fish or wildlife population dynamics and
modeling or habitat restoration is required.
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 services.
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.