CLASS TITLE:  Manager I                                                        FLSA STATUS:  EXEMPT





This class of employees is responsible to assist Manager II in administering intra-division, inter-departmental, and inter-agency coordination and fill the responsibilities of Acting Manger II as assigned. Duties include staff supervision at a management level and implementing division/program policy and operations; including development, implementation, and oversight of contracts and/or projects through Professional Series staff with oversight/guidance in project development, budgets, annual reviews, reports, and personnel administration. Guide the collection, compilation, analysis, and written presentation of information and may perform technical applications of fieldwork pertaining to fisheries and 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). 


Common Duties:

-          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.

-          Driving.

-          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 duty station.

-          Other duties as assigned or necessary to support all subordinate activities.


General Duties: 

-          Serve as liaison for regional coordination with State, Federal and Tribal agencies.

-          Coordinate with the other Department of Fisheries Resources Management and/or Department of Natural Resources staff regarding project specific activities. 

-          Provide technical support and participation in management team meetings and make professional recommendations to the Tribe in matters regarding aquatic and natural resources management.

-          Independently coordinates with project leaders and division director.

-          Coordinate and guide professional series staff in the preparation of contracts, Memorandums of Agreement (MOA) with funding agencies and Annual Operating Plans (AOP) with State and Federal fishery managers for multiple projects.

-          Assist with program guidance and advancement.

-          Develop, implement, and review  projects, reports/publications, and proposals/grants.

-          Review and identify contract deliverables with management/policy recommendations/implications.

-          Assure project specific compliance with applicable Nez Perce Tribe policies and manuals.

-          Assure project specific compliance with applicable external policies associated with contract assurances.

-          Fulfill acting duties for Manager II as assigned.

-          Budget development and expenditure management with signatory authority.


Supervision Duties:

-          Supervise Professional V level staff and down as identified in Job Description.

-          Facilitate staff including; recruitment and hiring, assigning and evaluating work.

-          Initiate Human Resource Manual disciplinary actions.

-          Develop, maintain, and implement Job Descriptions, Job Expectations, and Performance Evaluations for staff directly supervised.

-          Signature authority for employee evaluations, job expectation reviews, pay roll vouchers, and Employee Action Notices for employees directly supervised.

-          Initiate Employee Action Notice actions (hiring, merit increases, reduction-in-force, furloughs, and termination).



DATA INVOLVEMENT: Requires gathering, organizing, analyzing, examining, or evaluating data or information and may prescribe action based on such data or information. Ensure that contract requirements are completed in a timely manner; prepare oral presentation and journal publications of study results. Make technical decisions related to data collection and population status description and provide management and policy briefings and recommendations based on available data and critical uncertainties.

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 ability to work cooperatively with others or independently. Interact with field staff and people in key positions – Tribal, State and Federal. Requires proficient skills in conflict management. Must provide intra-division/program and inter—department/agencies leadership.

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.  Requires extensive use of computers.




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, descriptive 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 reports. Requires effective communication and meeting management skills and techniques.

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 viewpoints, 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, 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 water.

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 PREPARATION: Requires Bachelor’s degree in related field (Master’s preferred).  Related field and/or coarse 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 eight years professional level experience (five years experience with Masters degree or 2 years experience with Doctorate degree), three years of supervisory experience, knowledge and experience with aquatic or natural resource research, management, or policy is required.




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.



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Tribal preference will apply.



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