Summary: The Natural Resource Director will be responsible for developing a system to coordinate and integrate programs, to expand services and reduce duplication of services; to ensure natural resource staff meet contract or grant objectives and deliverables; will provide direction and supervision for all management functions, including preparation of grants, contracts and modifications. Will complete a needs assessment to analyze integration potential, develop management charts to direct supervisory flow and limit span of control to manageable levels, develop a mechanism to ensure cash flow needs are coordinated with draw down requests. Will analyze public relations needs and develop a yearly public relations plan.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
The Natural Resource Director will be responsible for administration of all natural resource and environmental programs for the Bad River Tribe. Promote an organizational culture that fosters engagement in the mission, fosters collaboration among Departmental staff; encourages open and frequent communications between staff; help develop teamwork; and help develop a common Department vision. Responsible forinitiating strategy and implementation of programs to achieve the Tribal objectives.
Develops and recommends Tribal policy and Departmental procedures and is responsible for establishing and administering a viable organization capable of delivering Tribal programs to the Tribal membership.
Develops and recommends programs in accordance with short term and long range plans.
Directs and coordinates activities so that the objectives of the Tribe are met and are consistent with federal, state, tribal treaties, laws, regulations and ordinances. Directs the Department staff to protect, conserve, preserve and enhance the fish and wildlife and other valuable natural resources that reside on the reservation and in the treaty waters of Lake Superior for the benefit of Tribal membership. Assist the Department program managers with prioritizing program goals to ensure the goals are aligned with Department mission. Directs and coordinates with other Indian organizations, federal agencies, state and local governments, universities and other sources, to achieve the objectives of the Tribe. Is responsible as a pivotal position to keep the Tribe informed and apprised of program funding availability, maintaining liaison with tribal and other federal governments and representatives of state and local governments at the appropriate level. Responsible for fiscal management of all Departmental funds. Has authority to obligate and expend funds and approve all vouchers, as directed by the Tribe and its policies.
Qualification Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience:
B.S. /B.A. degree in Business Administration, Environmental Studies or related field required.
Supervisory and fiscal management experience, grant writing and organizational skills required.
Working knowledge of the laws and policy regarding Indian treaties, and other reserved rights, tribal sovereignty, and tribal self-governance and self-determination programs.
Knowledge of BIA/ funding processes; ability to work with contract persons and the public, required.
Excellent oral and written communication skills required.
Experience with computers and current software applications required.
Master Degree in Business Administration, Environmental Studies or related field.
Five years’ experience in Natural Resources field preferred.
Other Skills and Abilities:
This is a required driver position.
Must have a valid driver’s license and meet eligibility for tribal insurance.
Knowledge of grant and contract administration.
Experience working with tribal communities and Native American issues.
Must be self-motivating and able to work with little supervision.
This position is contingent on ability to pass background check required. This position requires a valid driver’s license and must meet eligibility for tribal insurance.
Demonstrated communication skills (verbal and written), public speaking experience, and have the ability to organize facts, develop policy and/or recommendations, and present such in a clear, concise and logical manner.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Must be physically able to perform all job duties, including field work. Walking, standing, bending, stooping, and occasional lifting up to 25 lbs and/or carrying for short distances required. Subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, and must be willing to work in adverse weather conditions, as necessary.
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Subject to inside and outside conditions.
Drug-Free Workplace in accordance with the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988, P.L. 100-690 and the Bad River Tribe’s Employee Policy & Procedure Handbook. Indian Preference will be given in accordance with P.L. 93-638 and the Tribe’s Preference Policy.