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:

-     Develop and review proposals/grants.

-     Coordinate project activities/status with Project Leader.

-     Budget development and expenditure management with signatory authority.

-     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


Supervision Duties:

-     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 corrective counseling.

-     Participate on interview panels and interview question development.




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 models.


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 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 in the technical, scientific, legal, or administrative area; works in a dynamic environment; responsible for assisting in developing policies and practices.





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 presentations.





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.







Tribal preference will apply.



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