NEZ PERCE TRIBE

CLASS DESCRIPTION

2006

 

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).

 

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:

-     Data collection.

-     Data entry/validation.

-     Data management.

-     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.

 

Supervision Duties:

-     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 corrective counseling.

-     Participate on interview panels and interview question development.

 


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).

 

 

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

 

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 reports.

 

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 other work.

 

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 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 degree.

 

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 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.


 



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