The purpose of the class is development, implementation, and oversight of 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.

A Project Leader II will be responsible for contract deliverables for specific project(s). 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.

-     Contract (program) development and management of a Level II project[1].

-     Budget development and expenditure management with signatory authority.

-     Guide and complete data collection and analysis.

-     Assure project specific compliance with applicable Nez Perce Tribe policies and manuals.

-     Assure project specific compliance with applicable external policies associated with contract assurances

-     Coordinate project activities/status with Coordinator or Director

-     Development of reports/publications.

-     Management plan/project development.

-     Serve as acting Division/Program Director as assigned.


Supervision Duties:

-     Supervise Biologist II down.

-     Supervise staff including recruitment and hiring, assigning and evaluation work.

-     Initiate Human Resource Manual disciplinary actions.

-     Provide supervision to subordinate staff, including: initiate recruitment and hiring at subordinate levels, design and assign work schedules and duties, and responsible for monitoring and evaluation of personnel performance (level III).

-     Holds signature authority for employee evaluations, work record, and pay roll vouchers.

-     Development and maintenance of Job Expectations/Responsibilities.

-     Initiates recommendations for reduction-in-force, furloughs, termination, hiring, and disciplinary actions for Director’s signature.





DATA INVOLVEMENT: Requires gathering, organizing, analyzing, examining, or evaluating data or information and may prescribe action based on such data or information. Ensure that database management, data interpretation, and reports are completed in a timely manner; prepare oral presentation and journal publications of study results, where applicable.


PEOPLE INVOLVEMENT: Requires persuading or influencing others in favor of a service, point of view, or course of action. Must be highly motivated and the ability to work cooperatively with others or independently. Interact with field staff and people 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, statistics, deductive geometry, plane and solid, and rectangular coordinates, or advanced mathematical concepts and models in experimental design.


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.


MENTAL REQUIREMENTS: Requires professional level work requiring the application of scientific, engineering, accounting, legal, or managerial methods in the solution of technical, administrative, or legal 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 (i.e. adverse viewpoints, simultaneous deadlines).


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. 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.


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 decision-making as a significant part of the job, affecting a large segment of the organization and the general public; works in a dynamic environment; responsible for assisting in developing policies and practices.





VOCATIONAL/EDUCATIONAL PREPARATION: Requires Bachelor’s degree in related field (Master’s preferred). Related field and/or course work requirements defined in Job Expectations.


SPECIAL CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES: Requires Driver’s License and ability to be insured under the Tribe’s policy.


EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Requires five years professional level experience (three years experience with Masters Degree), two year of supervisory experience, knowledge and experience with experimental study design, statistics, fish or wildlife population dynamics and modeling or habitat restoration is required.





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.

[1] A Level II project is an average to large project, has numerous deliverables, supervises several to many employees, usually manages a large budget, or may require the Project Leader to have highly specialized skills or advanced educational degrees. It is often very diversified, has multiple or extended field seasons, and often covers multiple years (long term). Usually requires continued coordination with multiple agencies. May have multiple Level I projects, usually overlapping. Usually requires two or more professional staff to implement the project.



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