Water Management & Planning Program Manager

Confederated Salish And Kootenai Tribes Of The Flathead Nation

Montana, United States 🇺🇸

The Water Management and Planning Program Manager is a full-time, technical, professional-level position working in the Tribes’ Natural Resources Department within the Division of Engineering and Water Resources. This position works under the direct supervision of the Division Manager.
The Program Manager duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
 Sets Program objectives and direction and ensures conformance with the water rights settlement and Division objectives and initiatives;
 Provides administrative and policy oversight and direction for Program staff;
 Leads technical water resources work for the Program and Program staff, provides quality assurance and review input for all work, and ensures all work products meet high standards for professionalism;
 Maintains professional network to keep the Program current with current practice and advances in the hydrologic sciences;
 Completes specific technical projects related to irrigation water supply and forecasting, water conservation, and irrigation water management, including project development, completion, and reporting;
 Coordinates with Division staff to ensure resources and staff within other Programs are properly allocated and accessible as needed;
 Mentors Program and Division staff, helps with idea creation, project development, and reporting;
 Serves as the Tribes primary representative on the Compact Implementation Technical Team and advocates for Program staff work and Tribal-wide objectives;
 Engages locally interested parties on matters associated with Compact Implementation as it relates to the Tribal mission;
 Embraces and applies adaptive management as a working model for Program hydrologic work;
 Works with Program and Division staff to develop and maintain a standardized database structure for relevant data and information needs across the Division;
 Develops a master schedule for Program technical deliverables and maintains responsibility for schedule adherence, including frequent reporting requirements related to water year type and water supply conditions:

 As directed, serves on State and regional water resources groups;
 Completes administrative work including annual or recurring workplan development, contract preparation, budget development and projections, administrative reporting, and procurement;
 Closely interacts with the Tribal Council on matters relating to Compact Implementation planning and strategy development;
 Completes all program administrative functions including annual budgeting and tracking, personnel management, approval of expenditures, and all other necessary functions required to carryout the administrative mission of the program;
 Performs other duties as assigned.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (AS REFLECTED ON THE TRIBAL EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION):
Masters of Science with seven years of relevant professional-level experience or Bachelors of Science with a minimum of ten years of relevant professional-level experience. Education must be in the field of hydrologic sciences, engineering, or a closely related physical sciences field with emphasis on surface water hydrology. Education and experience must demonstrate progressive job experience, a body of technical work product completion, quantitative aptitude, and supervisory and management experience.
Special Requirements: Possession of a valid State drives license with the ability to obtain a Montana Driver’s license within six (6) months. Must have liability or full coverage insurance on personal vehicle (if used to travel off-site in performance of duties). Also must wear Tribal Government identification and safety apparel when conducting field activities. Required to successfully complete a certified defensive driving course approved by the Department.
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS (AS DETERMINED BY THE INTERVIEW):
Individuals can request the complete position description from the Personnel Department.
SUBMIT:

  1. Completed Tribal employment application.
  2. Copy of relevant academic transcript.
  3. Copy of current valid Montana CDL.
  4. Proof of enrollment in a federally recognized Tribe if other than CSKT.
  5. If claiming veteran’s preference, a copy of DD214 must be submitted.
    SUBMIT ALL OF THE ABOVE TO: Personnel Office, P.O. Box 278, Pablo MT 59855, at 406-675-2700 Ext. #1259/1040.
    FOR MORE INFORMATION: Dan Lozar, Engineering & Water Resources Division Manager, Natural Resource Department @ 406-675-2700 Ext. #6244

The successful applicant must possess a Master’s of Science with seven years of relevant professional-level experience or Bachelors of Science with a minimum of ten years of relevant professional-level experience. Education must be in the field of hydrologic sciences, engineering, or a closely related physical sciences field with emphasis on surface water hydrology. Education and experience must demonstrate progressive job experience, a body of technical work product completion, quantitative aptitude, and supervisory and management experience. Special Requirements: Possession of a valid State drives license with the ability to obtain a Montana Driver’s license within six (6) months. Must have liability or full coverage insurance on personal vehicle (if used to travel off-site in performance of duties). Also must wear Tribal Government identification and safety apparel when conducting field activities. Required to successfully complete a certified defensive driving course approved by the Department. All applicants are required to submit a Tribal application, copy of relevant transcript, a copy of current valid driver’s license, proof of enrollment from a federally recognized Tribe if other than CSKT and if claiming veteran’s preference, a copy of DD214 must be submitted. This position is not a (TDP) within the definition of the CSKT Drug Testing policy. The successful applicant, if not already employed by CSKT must pass pre-hire drug test and serve a mandatory six (6) month probationary period. Salary range $23.75 to $27.58 per hour, plus benefits. To apply, contact Personnel at (406) 675-2700 Ext. #1259/1040. Tribal applications are also available online at csktribes.org. Closing date will be Thursday, July 1st, 2021 at 5:30 p.m.

CSKT IS A TRIBAL MEMBER PREFERENCE EMPLOYER

PLEASE PUBLISH IN THE CHAR-KOOSTA CLASSIFIED ADS ON:

  1. Thursday, June 3rd, 2021
  2. Thursday, June 10th, 2021
  3. Thursday, June 17th, 2021
  4. Thursday, June 24th, 2021
    PLEASE PUBLISH IN THE MISSOULIAN CLASSIFIED ADS ON:
  5. Thursday, May 30th, 2021
  6. Thursday, June 6th, 2021
  7. Thursday, June 13th, 2021
  8. Thursday, June 20th, 2021
    PLEASE PUBLISH IN THE DAILY INTERLAKE CLASSIFIED ADS ON:
  9. Thursday, June 3rd, 2021
  10. Thursday, June 10th, 2021
  11. Thursday, June 17th, 2021
  12. Thursday, June 24th, 2021
    BILL TO: NATURAL RESOURCES DEPARTMENT
    DIVISION OF ENGINEERING & WATER RESOURCES
    P.O. BOX 278
    PABLO, MT. 59855
    If you have any questions, feel free to contact Shelley Grenier @ (406) 675-2700, Ext. #1042. FAX (406) 675-2711 or E-Mail: [email protected]

POSITION TYPE

ORGANIZATION TYPE

EXPERIENCE-LEVEL

DEGREE REQUIRED