NEZ PERCE TRIBE
CLASS TITLE: Professional IV FLSA
DEPARTMENT: FISHERIES and NATURAL
RESOURCES GRADE: 21
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
Develop and review proposals/grants.
Coordinate project activities/status with Project Leader.
Budget development and expenditure management with signatory
Leadership role in technical coordination and communication
within Nez Perce Tribe, public, and other agencies.
Study design development and implementation
Development of reports/publications.
Guide and complete data collection and analysis
Manage, supervise and training of Biologist-II, Biologist I,
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. Ensure that data base
management, data interpretation, and annual reports are completed in a timely
manner; prepare oral presentation and journal publications of study results.
PEOPLE INVOLVEMENT: Requires giving
information, guidance, or assistance to people directly facilitating task
accomplishment; may give instructions or assignments to other assistants.
Ability to work well independently or cooperatively with others. Interact with
personnel 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, descriptive
statistics, deductive geometry, plane and solid, and rectangular coordinates,
and advanced mathematical concepts of experimental design and the use of
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. Maintain positive working relationships with Nez Perce personnel and
other agencies’ staff during field activities.
MENTAL REQUIREMENTS: Requires professional
level work requiring the application of scientific, engineering, statistical,
legal, or managerial methods in the solution of technical, scientific, legal,
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 75 pounds, sitting
for extended periods of time. Safely operate on and off road vehicles.
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 in the
technical, scientific, legal, or administrative area; 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 or Master’s degree or PhD. in related field. Related field
and/or course work requirements defined in Job Expectations. Experience does
not substitute for minimum degree.
SPECIAL CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES: Requires
Driver’s License and ability to be insured under the Tribe’s policy.
EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Requires 6-years
professional experience with Bachelor’s or 4-years professional experience with
Master’s, or 2-years professional experience with PhD. Experience must be at a
professional level. Minimum of 1-year supervisory experience also required.
Knowledge, skills and experience with; the development of experimental study
designs, advanced statistical analysis, monitoring and evaluation of large
scale management programs, report writing, journal publications and professional
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.