Deputy Director

Job Title:
Deputy Director

Planning and Community Development

Reports To:   
Director of Planning and Community Development, Margaret Foley

FLSA Status:  

TS Range:   
11/12 ($31.92 or DOE)

Opening Date:    
May 10, 2019

Closing Date:   
May 28, 2019

The Deputy Director is responsible for the construction, operation and maintenance of the Tribe’s built environment and utilities.  The Deputy Director supervises the managers of the Utilities & Maintenance divisions and creates and implements budgets, plans and policies for review by leadership. This position serves as the Tribe’s Construction Manager and leads teams during the construction, remodeling, renovation, and maintenance of buildings, facilities, roads, and utilities.  The Deputy Director serves as Acting Director in the Director’s absence.

Submit with your application: a résumé plus a cover letter that addresses your abilities and experience related to this position’s essential duties and responsibilities.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The employee in this job shall provide professional technical services on assigned projects for the design, development, construction, alteration, or installation of facilities, buildings, roads and equipment for the Squaxin Island Tribe. Provides technical leadership and assistance on new construction, community water and wastewater system, transportation, campus-wide preventive and routine maintenance programs, and energy and sustainability programs.

Plans, organizes and directs various programs within the Planning and Community Development Department in compliance with appropriate standards, laws, and regulations.

Develops and monitors budgets and provides reports as required.

Performs supervisory duties according to Tribal policies and procedures; encourages continuous education and training; fosters a collegial and productive work environment.

Demonstrates high level of personal and professional ethics, model compliance with Tribal policies and procedures.

Provides leadership and direct management for new construction, utilities, facilities, road construction and maintenance, including the oversight of contracted professional and support services.

Develops and implements emergency and contingency operations plans for utilities and facilities and supports the Tribe’s Emergency Management Program.

Oversees detailed seasonal, annual, and long range plans to improve the overall maintenance and sustainability of tribal buildings, facilities, roads and other structures.

Directs planning processes and bid cycles for new capital construction projects. Oversee and monitor development and management of contracts for construction, facility improvement and recurring services for facilities.

Develops comprehensive short and long-range program plans and annual goals and objectives; coordinates plans with related tribal, local, state and federal agencies.

Oversees special projects and research studies as directed.

Serves as the Department Director in his/her absence.

This position has supervisory responsibilities.

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required:

Proficiency with a wide variety of standard office software and common software applications;

Write clearly; ability to draft complex policies, plans, and procedures, train staff and community on those policies, plans and procedures.

Proficiency in specialized project management, asset management, design and mapping software. Familiarity with advanced spreadsheet applications, computer aided drafting, cartography, technical graphics and data exchange.

Knowledge of advanced mathematics including but not limited to geometry, algebra, calculus and statistics.

Knowledge of public utilities system operation, maintenance and construction is desirable.

Master’s Degree in physical or environmental sciences or related field and three years of business or public administration experience, which includes two years of managerial or supervisory experience, related to construction, utilities or facilities management; ORBachelor’s Degree in physical or environmental sciences or related field; and five years of public works and facilities management, which includes two years of managerial or supervisory experience, related to utilities and facilities management activities; OR Associates Degree in physical or environmental sciences or related field and seven years of utilities and facilities management experience, which includes two years of managerial or supervisory experience, related to public or private business activities OR High School and nine years of construction, utilities or facilities management experience, which includes five years of managerial or supervisory experience, related to public or private business activities.

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.  Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Must have valid Washington State Driver’s License. Must successfully pass a Tribal and WATCH background check.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required for this job include close vision, i.e. clear vision at 20 inches or less; peripheral vision and an ability to adjust focus, i.e. ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee will occasionally be required to work near moving mechanical parts; and in or around fumes or airborne particles. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

The successful candidate will be required to have a urinalysis for drug and alcohol screening, in accordance with the Tribes’ Drug Free Workplace Policy.

Indian Preference will be exercised in the hiring of this position in accordance with the Tribe’s Personnel Policies.

Submit a cover letter, résumé and application to You are welcome to pick up an application at the Squaxin Island Tribal Center 10 SE Squaxin Lane Shelton, WA 98584