JOB TITLE: Natural Resource Technician
SALARY SCALE: G4/S1-G6/10
DEPARTMENT: Environmental Protection
SALARY RANGE: $31,520- $51,103
REPORTS TO: Environmental Director
STATUS: Seasonal/On-Call; Non-Exempt
The Natural Resource Technician reports to and functions under the general direction of the Environmental Director. The job focuses on community wildfire prevention efforts including the use of fire on the landscape. This position involves working closely with elders of the tribe and other Tribal Citizens of the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians of California. The Natural Resource Technician is under the general direction of the Environmental Director and must be willing to accept and receive field assignments on an as needed basis. This position requires a positive attitude and a professional demeanor. Responsibilities for this position include preparing for daily field operations, including following all safety and health hazards, and work with others with same goals and objectives.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
1.0 PERFORMANCE AREA 1: Programmatic, Managerial, Administrative Expectations
1.1 Responsible for preparing daily job safety worksheet, maintain daily log of activities
1.2 Provide services to elders/citizens of the tribe and maintain work order lists and schedule projects
1.3 Responsible for collecting data/information, creating, and submitting all required documentation for projects, such as photographs of properties and providing receipts on all purchases.
2.0 PERFORMANCE AREA 2: Essential Job Expectations
2.1 Provide clearance around citizen homes for wildfire safety, includes vegetation removal and removing combustibles located next to or near home that creates a fire hazard
2.2 Responsible to follow all safety standards and protocol when using supplies and/or equipment
2.3 Provide oral and/or written information to elder/citizen regarding wildland wildfire or other environmental hazards
2.4 Maintain supplies and equipment to manufacturer’s recommendation, including inventory
2.5 Communicate with supervisor regarding priority hazards located on tribal lands or citizen properties
2.6 Coordinate and collaborate with inter-tribal groups regarding training and inter-tribal project collaborations
3.0 PERFORMANCE AREA 3: Organizational Expectations
3.1 Exhibits knowledge of work to be performed. Maintains respect by ensuring the safety of the individuals along with addressing issues appropriately.
3.2 Displays a positive, professional, and respectful demeanor always toward employees, peers, professional contacts, and Tribal members, maintaining a professional appearance and positive image for organization.
3.3 Attends and actively participates in all meetings (e.g., department meetings, program meetings, employee staff meetings, etc.) and other activities as required or assigned.
3.4 Attends trainings as necessary to increase skills and knowledge to improve ability to approach work
3.5 Supports the overall needs of the organization by working flexible or extended hours when necessary.
3.6 Demonstrates awareness of, and compliance with, organizational mission and objective of NFR to provide support services for all members of the community.
3.7 Maintains confidentiality and respect for information regarding citizens and other team members; abides by NFR Rules of Confidentiality and general privacy regulations regarding privacy.
3.8 Contributes to the team by promoting positive staff interaction, maintains open communication with other programs/departments and works to solve issues as they arise in the work environment.
3.9 Other work-related duties as assigned by Tribal Council. Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted, or changed at any time at the discretion of management, formally or informally either verbally or in writing.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, LICENSE/CERTIFICATION, & SKILLS:
• High School Diploma or GED.
• Minimum of one (1) year of directly related experience working in Indian Country or impoverished communities.
• Minimum of three (3) years of experience in vegetation management, or forest/land management field type operations.
• Valid CA driver’s license.
• Knowledge of hand tools, weed trimmers, chainsaws, and other equipment
• Ability to effectively communicate both written and verbally.
• Ability to quickly build and maintain rapport with people of differing backgrounds, team player.
• Demonstrated good problem-solving skills, sound judgment.
• Excellent time management and organizational skills.
• Excellent follow-through on work tasks.
ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Work generally takes place in an outdoor environment. Employee will be exposed to various weather conditions or minor hazards (heat, cold, rain, snow, wind, biting/stinging insects, branches, poison oak, uneven terrain, air quality, etc.). Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the environment is usually moderate to very loud. Elevation may range from 500’ to 8,000’. Wildlife (snakes, rodents, birds, and mammals) may be encountered. Hiking long distances over rough terrain may be required. Wearing safety clothing (bright colored shirts, hardhats) may be required.
• Must be able to lift 20 pounds and push up to 50 pounds (on wheels).
• Must be able to hear staff on the phone and those who are served in-person and speak clearly to communicate information to tribal community and staff.
• Must be able to read memos, computer screens, personnel forms, and administrative documents.
• Must have high manual dexterity.
• Must be able to reach above the shoulder level to work, must be able to bend, squat and sit, stand, stoop, crouch, reach, kneel, twist/turn
NFR complies with the Indian Preference Act. Preference in hiring is given to qualified Native Americans in accordance with the Indian Preference Act (Title 25, US Code, Section 472 and 473). Subject to, but not in derivation of the Act, we are an equal opportunity employer.
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