Full-time - Director
peach springs , AZ

The Hualapai Tribe

Posted On: Aug-01-2018
Status: This Job is Closed




The Director is under the direct supervision and evaluation of the Tribal Chairperson and Vice Chairman. This position functions with considerable latitude for independent judgment and decision making in compliance with Tribal management systems, professional code of ethics and applicable federal and tribal laws Establishes and administers tribal and federal environmental regulations and policies for the management of all natural resources of the Hualapai Indian Reservation.



* Serves as Chief Administrator of the department, plans, organizes and oversees the accomplishment of the department goals and objectives.

* Working knowledge of Hualapai Natural Resources, Federal Natural Resource Laws, Environmental Laws and Indian Law as it relates to Natural Resources.

* Responsible for the overall effective supervision and administration of the NRD including budgeting, purchasing and financial transactions, staff organization and development, performance evaluations, employee relations, prioritizing and assigning work and related activities.

* Ensure Hualapai Tribal stakeholders, landowners (allotment) interests are supported in multiple-use planning processes.

* Correlate and coordinate the work and activities of the NR-related departments to eliminate unnecessary duplications of effort and overlapping of functions.

* Ensures departmental interests are adequately represented at meetings, which may directly or indirectly affect the present and future status of the department.

* Ensure oversight in the preparation of funding proposals and grants to enhance and facilitate DNR capacity and efficiency.

* Determines NRD management needs and opportunities in an assigned geographic or program area and coordinates with programs in other divisions, bureaus or offices, as well as, other agencies, departments or public or private groups.

* Solicit, respond and administer grant funding and contractual agreements to ensure programmatic and fiscal compliance and submit reports as required.

* Assist in the training and education of NR-related department managers, administrators, and other staff.

* Oversee and develop short- and long-term strategic goals pertaining to the development and maintenance of NRD-related programs.

* Directs, oversees and reviews the preparation and implementation of NRD budgets, requisitions and the maintenance of inventory and personnel records

* Working with NRD-related departments, assist in the comprehensive staff review of major operational projects involving the division.

* Serve as liaison on regulatory and technical advisory boards as well as with other localities, state and federal agencies.

* Keeps abreast of current and future issues and trends related to NRD-related matters.

* Provide, or coordinate, necessary reports, recommendations, and presentations, for Hualapai Tribal Council.

* Formulates policies, procedures, plans for existing, and new, NRD management programs.

* Develop and implement land management initiatives.



* Master’s degree in a related field is preferred; however, graduation from an accredited four (4) year college or university with major course work in Environmental Science, Ecology, Biology, Geology, Hydrology, Engineering, or related fields, and six (6) years progressively responsible experience in programs related to natural resources, including two (2) years supervisory experience; and any equivalent combination of relevant training and experience.

* Knowledge of Wildlife and fisheries biology, and the principles and practices of Wildlife and fisheries management.

* Knowledge of wildlife, vegetation, water quality/quantity, air, forestry and fisheries related field sampling and survey techniques.

* Knowledge of habitat requirements for various wildlife specifies and communities.

* Ability to instruct, direct and evaluate employees and programs.

* Proven experience drafting land use and related documents.

* Ability to work with planning and other departments.

* Experience in securing funds for land and other natural resource initiatives.

* Knowledge of the laws, principles, and practices of natural resources management, including conservation, protection and use.

* The ideal candidate must have excellent communication skills, both orally and in writing.

* Must be a team player with demonstrated experience in collaborative program development.

* Must be able to effectively represent the Tribe’s interests before diverse audiences, be experienced in preparing and delivering presentations, and have skill in generating consensus and fostering collaborative efforts.

* All applicants are subject to the Tribe’s Drug and Alcohol Free Work Place Policy including pre-employment screening.

* Valid state issued driver’s license and/or the ability to obtain a Arizona driver’s license. Must be insurable under the Tribe’s insurance policy.


Submit a completed Employment Application to: Human Resources Department, P.O. Box 179, Peach Springs, AZ 86434, fax (928) 769- 1191, or call (928) 729-2215/2216 for information. To be considered for employment, the Human Resources Department must receive a completed application by 5:00 PM on the closing date. A resume will not be accepted in lieu of a completed employment application. All applications and supporting documentation submitted becomes the property of the Human Resources Department; please keep copies for your own reference.



All applicants are considered without regard to age, sex, race, national origin, religion,marital status, or physical disability. However, preference may be extended to persons of Indian descent in accordance with Pubic Law 88-355, Section 703 (702-71) and public Law 93-638, Section 7B.



Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities