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Job Announcement: Susanville Indian Rancheria: Forestry/Conservation Crew Supervisor

Thursday, June 6th, 2019

Susanville Indian Rancheria: Forestry/Conservation Crew Supervisor

POSITION TITLE: Forestry/Conservation Crew Supervisor
STARTING SALARY: $43,638.40 (20.98 ph)
STATUS: Temporary (not to exceed 6 months)
HOURS: Full Time (40 per week)
SUBJECT TO P.L. 101-630: No
BENEFITS: Highly competitive package *See below

The Forestry/Conservation Crew Supervisor leads and works with the Forestry/Conservation crew performing a variety of forestry, fuels and conservation project work on and off tribal lands. Supports and coordinates crew assignments for project work per instruction from the environmental coordinator. Assists in survey, marking, and flagging prescribed treatment areas using GPS and other geospatial sourced data points and works with crew in accomplishing outlined project goals within those demarcations. Implements project work plans as communicated by the environmental coordinator and organizes the crew’s daily field tasks, assignments, schedules, and related travel needs to work locations using forestry vehicles.
Work is physically demanding and consists of frequent bending, lifting, hiking, and walking over a rough, sloped and uneven terrain. Exposure to adverse weather conditions such as hot dry conditions, rain, snow, and thunder cell activity. Responsible for overall crew safety under all conditions while enroute and at project sites. Works closely with the Environmental Coordinator to ensure proper and timely logistic support for crew activities and equipment needs and oversees timekeeping and records for crew management (inventory for equipment, supply requisitions, purchasing, support vehicle logs and records, etc.). Work requires use of chainsaw, pole saw, weed eater, log splitter, and other related equipment. Responsible that all applicable safety procedures and protocols are adhered to while in transit and on site for crew assignments and project work. May require overnight camping in project areas.

1. Supervises/leads a three (3) person Forestry/Conservation crew.
2. Attends trainings, meetings and other events as requested. Communicates relevant information to crew and others. Provides input on crew development, trainings and work performance. Encourages and develops teamwork among the Forestry/Conservation crew.
3. Receives, implements, and communicates information to crew and others to meet goals and objectives of project work, safety and other performance expectations.
4. Performs administrative duties as requested; preparing correspondence, forms, reports, filing and some accounting for grant compliance, crew records and CTR during project work.
5. Responsible for scheduling vehicle maintenance, i.e.; oil changes, tune-ups, and reporting observed or suspected safety issues. Transports crew safely to and from projects.
6. Participates in all projects including: removal of diseased and small diameter trees, tree pruning, piling, and chipping.
7. Committed for the full duration of the planned work season.
8. Works on a variety of restoration projects including fuels reduction, invasive plant removal, recreation site maintenance, and watershed project work.
9. Identifies safety hazards in field operations. Communicates issue and proper protocols and procedures to mitigate risks. Demonstrates safe practices and procedures for crew to follow. Conducts situational safety trainings in coordination with environmental coordinator.
10. Work requires frequent lifting and carrying (up to 50 pounds), bending, hiking and walking over rough and uneven terrain.
11. Other duties as assigned.

1. Must have one (1) to three (3) years/seasons of experience in Forestry, Conservation or related field.
2. Must have a two-year college degree or completion of a specialized course of study at a trade school or completion of specialized training courses or job specific skills acquired through on-the-job training or apprenticeship program.
3. Must have current CPR/Basic First Aid and First Responder Certification (or ability to be certified within 30 days).
4. Familiarity with natural resource management.
5. Experience using navigational tools such as maps, compass, GPS, and other geospatial information.
6. Must have experience operating a chainsaw, pole saw, weed eater, ATV/OHV, and related equipment. Training will be provided for safe operation of ATV/OHV.
7. Must have a high school diploma or equivalent from an accredited high school.
8. Must have a valid driver’s license.
9. Must pass pre-employment background investigation.
10. Must pass pre-employment drug test.

1. PHYSICAL SAFETY: The work requires considerably physical exertion such as infrequent climbing of ladders, frequent lifting of heavy objects over 50 pounds with repetitive bending, crouching or stooping. Job requires above-average agility and dexterity.
2. WORKING ENVIRONMENT: The work environment involves high risks with exposure to potentially dangerous situations or unusual environmental stress that require a range of safety and other precautions, e.g., working at great heights under extreme outdoor weather conditions, subject to possible physical attack or mob conditions, or similar situations where conditions cannot be controlled.

• Uphold all principles of confidentiality.
• Adhere to all professional and ethical behavior standards.
• Interact in an honest, trustworthy and respectful manner with employees, visitors and vendors.
• Participate in departmental staff meetings, quality management activities, cultural and educational programs.
• Comply with policies and procedures.
• Maintain a current insurable driver’s license.
• Display respect and understanding of Susanville Rancheria’s traditions and values.
• The way the employee relates to fellow employees, customers and visitors is considered parallel in importance to technical knowledge and ability.
• Any attitude or behavior that will tarnish the name or reputation of the Susanville Indian Rancheria will not be tolerated and is subject to disciplinary action.

1st Preference: Enrolled member of a Federally Recognized Tribe.
2nd Preference: Documented proof of Veteran Status, i.e. DD-214, Veterans Benefit Card.
3rd Preference: Non-Native applicant.

The Susanville Indian Rancheria offers its Full-Time employees a highly competitive benefits package, including: annual cost-of-living increases (based on SSA COLA); eligibility for annual merit increases; twelve paid holidays; thirteen days paid sick leave; up to twenty-six days paid annual leave (depending on length of service); maternity leave; paternity leave; affordable group health, dental, vision, and life insurance; and 401(k) retirement plan.

All applicants are required to submit a Susanville Indian Rancheria/ Lassen Indian Health Center application. Applications can be found on our website at: www.sir-nsn.gov/human-resources/ (SIR – LIHC – Gaming Commission Application for Employment P.L. 101-630 Requirements) or picked up at 745 Joaquin Street, Susanville, CA.

Only complete applications will be considered. For your application to be considered complete you must attach the following:
1. Completed Susanville Indian Rancheria/Lassen Indian Health Center Application.
2. Copy of your High School Diploma or College Degree or transcripts documenting your graduation or completion of your Degree.
3. Copy of your valid Driver’s License.
4. Copy of any other certification required.
5. Copy of Tribal Card, if claiming Indian Preference.
6. Copy of DD214 or other proof of Veteran status, if claiming Veteran’s Preference.
7. An additional statement on how you meet each minimum qualification.

Complete applications can be dropped off in person to the Human Resources Office at 745 Joaquin Street, Susanville, California, Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. They may also be emailed to nmerkle@sir-nsn.gov or faxed to (530) 251-1895 or mailed to the above address. All applications must be received by 5:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the announcement.


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