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Terri Camarena

Human Resource Manager
Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation

140 Rowdy Creek Rd
Smith River, CA 95567
Phone: 707-487-9255 ext 1215
Email terri.camarena@tolowa.com
Fax: 888-468-9298

Gail Viellieux

Human Resource Manager
Lucky 7 Casino

350 N. Indian Rd.
Smith River, CA 95567
Phone: 707-487-7777 ext 2611
Email gail.viellieux@lucky7casino.com
Fax: 707-487-9317

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AS OF AUGUST 10, 2017


Position Summary

The Planning Director is primarily responsible for developing, proposing, and implementing projects and planning activities. The position will be responsible for guiding a Master Planning process. The Master Plan will guide future community and government vision. The Planning Director will also identify and develop community planning grant opportunities. The Planning Director is expected to have a high degree of knowledge and ability in identifying and solving problems, policy interpretation and analysis and maintaining frequent contact with the Executive Office.


Responsibilitie:

  • Oversees and implements the Planning Department goals and objectives and provides supervision and guidance to all departmental staff.
  • Represents Nation at local and regional intergovernmental planning meetings as directed by the Executive Director.
  • Works closely with the Office of Self-Governance to align the strategic plan with Title IV Compact obligations.
  • Works with the executive office to update Titles within the Tribe related to planning to maintain concurrency with adopted plans.
  • Administers the Tribe’s Transportation Program and coordinates with Federal Highways and/or BIA.
  • Reviews, routes, and issues land use, zoning, and other permits for Tribal properties as needed.
  • Gathers information on related city and county regulations and prepares applications for the Nation to receive permits from city, county, state, and federal agencies as needed.
  • Assists the COO with maintaining and updating the Annual Operations Plan.
  • Works with government management to maintain and update the Strategic Plan annually and ensure concurrency with other planning documents and titles.
  • Coordinates tribal government planning efforts to write and maintain the Comprehensive Plan and ensure concurrency with other planning documents and ordinances.
  • Assists the tribal government to establish a Long Range Vision and ensure concurrency with other planning documents and Titles of the Tolowa Dee-ni' Nation Code.
  • Develops tribal transportation plans, coordinating studies and analyses by traffic consultants, and manages transportation reporting to granting agencies.
  • Coordinates monthly planning meetings with Planning Oversight Committee to continue work related to planning, and coordinating specific projects.
  • Gathers and maintains comprehensive data on Tribal Members and programs for planning and funding decisions.
  • Coordinates the research for funding that support capital improvement projects as directed by Executive Director.
  • Conducts grant pre-application meetings to identify and prioritize project needs and to ensure concurrency with the Strategic Plan.
  • Administers the fee–to-trust application process.
  • Works cooperatively with members of the community, staff, and Tribal Council.
  • Maintains a well-organized and professional work environment.
  • Temporary or permanent duties and responsibilities maybe added to, or modified as deemed necessary.


Position Summary

The Procurement Specialist will be responsible for the acquisition of all supplies, materials, equipment and contracted services. This position will be offered the opportunity to work independently to implement cost savings and optimize purchasing methods and standards for all Governmental Departments.


Responsibilitie:

  • Ensure that all procurement is efficient, effective and complies with all Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation procurement policies.
  • Implement and utilize the General Service Agency (GSA) purchasing program.
  • Analyze the requirements of the commodity, including preliminary specifications, preferred suppliers, and date commodity is needed.
  • Establish and maintain an approved vendor list and renew periodically as appropriate
  • Solicit and evaluate proposals for the requested commodity
  • In all procurement activities to the greatest extent feasible, provide preference to Indian-owned enterprises and organizations.
  • Implement purchase contracts that comply with Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation policies.
  • Maintain timely control of orders, amendments, shipping notices, and other documents to assure accurate retention of records.
  • Promote competition in all procurement activities and ensure that the lowest or most favorable prices are utilized.
  • Assure that commodities are delivered on schedule at the negotiated price and meets quality standards.
  • Establish and maintain a list of personnel to be authorized purchasers with established vendor accounts.
  • Maintain the integrity and quality of the procurement system.
  • Ensure that the procurement policy is in full compliance with applicable federal standards and regulations along with any applicable state and local laws.
  • Temporary or permanent duties and responsibilities maybe added to, or modified as deemed necessary.


Position Summary

The Project Development Manager (PDM) is a key member of all construction projects of the Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation. The PDM has primary responsibility to insure projects are constructed on-time, on-budget, safely & efficiently, in a manner that best meets the interests of the Nation. PDM manages the onsite infrastructure construction and development activities of the Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation. The PDM will coordinate activities & communicate information between consultants, contractors and staff to complete the work necessary for pre-construction, construction, and any work required by funding agencies.


Responsibilities:

  • Examines and inspects work progress, equipment, and construction sites to verify safety and ensure that specifications are met.
  • Oversee the safety of employees and contractors during the project.
  • Read specifications, such as blue prints and data, to determine construction requirements.
  • Estimates and plans material and worker requirements such as installations and equipment to complete jobs.
  • Assists with field interviews and surveys of conditions on the Tolowa Dee-ni' Nation and in the immediate region that may affect projects.
  • Conduct the review of project requirements such as consultant proposal, plans, drawings, specifications, and related development, design, and construction documents.
  • Assists in the selection of consultants, contract negotiation, implementation of a compliance system, oversight and inspection tracking/data management and monitoring system for projects.
  • Prepares and submits information for periodic and interim reports on project activity as requested by the Director.
  • Determine the roles and responsibilities of each contractor.
  • Schedule work and work hours.
  • Submit notifications as required by the program.
  • Coordinate the utilities, materials testing, and contract administration requirements.
  • Record working days, non-working days, weather related days and issue weekly statement of working days.
  • Coordinate communication between all parties involved in the construction phase.
  • Assist project and contractor compliance with Tribal Employment Rights Office & Tribal Heritage Preservation Office requirements.
  • Review and prepare contractor payment requests.
  • Attend all construction meetings with the oversight committee, and on job site as needed.
  • Participate in preparation of public information bulletins and updates during construction.
  • Monitor the contractor’s construction schedule and progress for adherence to project schedule.
  • Notify the contractor and agencies of any schedule issues identified.
  • Manage contractor correspondence including change orders.
  • Provide on-site construction observation of the contractor’s conformance with the project plans and specifications.
  • Prepare daily observation reports including digital photo logs of progress.
  • Maintain a set of red line plans depicting changes of the project.
  • Review traffic control and contractor’s daily activities during projects.
  • Receive, review, and approve prevailing wage reports from contractors, as needed or required.
  • Maintain material tags and testing tags and reports for compliance with project requirements.
  • Review all required Certificates of Compliance, such as “Buy America” Certificates of Compliance for all steel proposed to be incorporated into the project.
  • Reject or recommend deductions for materials not meeting the project requirements.
  • Prepare and file Notice of Completion (NOC).
  • Obtain final (lien) release from contractor.
  • Temporary or permanent duties and responsibilities may be added to, or modified as necessary.


Position Summary

The Government Records Manager is responsible for administering, maintaining, establishing use provisions, digitizing, updating, preservation and disposal of Tribal government records, and establishing and maintaining records management systems for all areas. This position is responsible for implementing the Records Management Title and associated polices


Responsibilities:

  • Establish, maintain and secure record retention systems and files (including digitizing, updating and disposal) of Official Tribal Records, Tribal Council meeting records and establish and maintain record management systems for most areas of Tribal government operations.
  • Records are defined as: historical materials, books, correspondence, documents, papers, pamphlets, works of art, models, pictures, photographs, plats maps, files, pictures, recordings, and other Tribal records, objects or materials having value to the Tribe.
  • Official Tribal Records are defined as any grants, contracts, resolutions, law or other official document that concerns and/or controls the governments operations of the Tribe.
  • Securing of records shall include the protection of any records of the Tribe necessary to the resumption or continuation of operations in an emergency and/or disaster, to the recreation of the legal and financial status of the Tribe, or to the protection and fulfillment of obligations to Tribal members and community members who receive vital Tribal services.
  • Develop record control schedules, filing and information retrieval systems, and an economical and space effective storage of in-active records program.
  • Prepare template forms/documents for effective administration of government operations and functions. Create, deliver, retrieve and index records and prepare files for storage in accordance with standard government records practice.
  • Recommend and implement records management laws, policies and procedures to meet the needs of the Tribal government and community and to assure compliance with applicable federal requirements.− Policies shall include definitions of retention periods, eligibility for destruction, and public access provisions/forms.
  • Provide records management manual and associated orientation to educate staff on procedure and policy.
  • Select, order, catalogs, and classify special collections of documents, records, books, catalogs and specifications, periodicals, magazines, newspapers, multimedia material, microforms, journal reprints, and other materials as defined.
  • Assist Tribal members and employees with requests for documentation, forms. Assists with public/tribal member document access issues, retrieval of records, database access, indexes etc. − Ensures public access is authorized in accordance with policy. Exempt from public access are: Police/investigatory records, Medical and Beneficiary records, personnel records, trade secret and commercial or financial information, internal personnel rules, enrollment records of the Tribe, records protected by attorney-client privilege. − Instruct Tribal Members, employees and others in the policies and procedures of the Government Records Managements plan and their duties in the GRM program(s).
  • Search literature, compiles lists, and annotates or abstracts materials.
  • Assist in the development and management of a budget for the operations of the Government Records Management program(s).
  • Conduct an inventory of records.
  • Perform manual and computer-assisted searches, including online searches.
  • Work closely with the Information Technology (IT) Department to ensure the integrity of the records system are upheld as well as maintain and troubleshoot automated library systems and databases.
  • Query for or store selected Tribal, federal, state and municipal data-bases, and library documents.
  • Establish and implement a training program to train government employees (in-house/contracted), engaged in records management systems/practices, cataloguing, data entry, locating, filing, or copying selected material.
  • Temporary or permanent duties and responsibilities maybe added to, or modified as deemed necessary.


Position Summary

 The Human Resources (HR) Director originates and leads HR services, policies, practices, and objectives that provide a team member oriented, high performance culture that emphasizes quality, productivity standards, goal accomplishments, and the recruitment and ongoing development of a strong workforce with a focus on Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation tribal members.

The ideal candidate has HR leadership and maintains Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR) or Professional Human Resources (PHR) certification, maintains active affiliation with appropriate HR networks and organizations, and has specialized training in one or more of the following areas: employment law, compensation, organizational planning, organizational development, employee relations, and labor relations.


Responsibilities:

  • Recruiting and staffing
  • Team member orientation
  • Employee relations
  • Performance management and improvement systems
  • Compliance with regulatory concerns
  • Organizational planning
  • Policy development and documentation
  • Team member and community communications
  • Compensation and benefits administration
  • Team member safety, welfare, wellness, and health


Position Summary

This position will assist the Housing Director with the day-to-day activities of the Housing Department. This position will work under moderate supervision in administering services and in using agency or community resources while working independently toward established objectives. The Housing Office Clerk is part of a team working to further the goals of the Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation.


Responsibilities:

  • Maintain documentation of activities in accordance with funding agency requirements.
  • Clerical support as directed by the Housing Director.
  • Prepare periodic reports for the Housing Department and implement feedback received per these communications.
  • Maintains inventory control.
  • Prepare work orders and maintain supporting documentation.
  • Prepares scheduling of all maintenance and preventive maintenance tasks working with Housing Director.
  • Communicate in a professional manner with all staff and community members to provide the best service for Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation.
  • Assist with development and establishment of policies and procedures for Housing Department.
  • Temporary or permanent duties and responsibilities may be added to, or modified as necessary.


Position Summary

The Housing Director will plan, organize, direct and coordinate housing development and other operational activities to implement the Tribes Housing Plans. The Housing Director, under the general direction of the Chief Operating Officer, will implement policies and general objectives.

Accountable for results in terms of costs, methods and personnel will be expected in the delivery of services in existing housing units, rehabilitation of family owned homes, and the construction of new homes.


Responsibilities:

  • Providing orientation and training for the Tribal Council on the Tribe’s Housing Plan.
  • Attend Tribal Housing Committee meetings to present, review, and promote housing policies to facilitate the development of new policies for efficient and effective administration of the Tribal Housing Plan.
  • Develop the application process, including recertification, for housing assistance.
  • Supervise and assist in writing Request for Proposals (RFPs), scheduling initial inspections for HUD compliance, and providing oversight for modernization and rehabilitation for eligible housing assistance participants.
  • Compliance with all Federal and State Laws, rules and regulations.
  • Supervise and coordinate the services for rehabilitation and new construction for final approval and submittal the Tribal Council.
  • Develop contractual agreements for construction and rehabilitation services consistent with the most efficient and effective use of new contract strategies including but not limited to management at risk policies.

     

  • Train contractors and staff in procedures, contract awards, and other such training to ensure State and Federal compliance.

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