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240 Research Specialist Job Title: SWO Research Specialist Reports to: Tribal Secretary General Supervision: Tribal Education Director Summary: The Research Specialist will further develop and manage a tribal research infrastructure to benefit the members of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate. Duties and Responsibilities: Duties that will be provided but are not limited to: • Catalog and monitor past and current research at SWO to include funding, publications and other applicable information • Manage the day to day Research, forms, and LRRB activities • Manage and plan for communications between all stakeholders • Develop, update and monitor research forms, procedures, and policies • Develop manuals for the Research Office, LRRB members and Researchers • Provide research information to the community to include news articles, website and electronic information • Meet formally and informally with tribal leaders, tribal health and other American Indian health stakeholders to ensure tribal representatives have a venue to provide input to research activities and provide feedback. • Assess the current state of data from past research studies, develop a data storage plan, archive as necessary • Set up, operate and maintain the research computer software program to manage and organize grants, research, and studies • Develop research procedures and policies regarding future research data • Conduct network meetings twice a year with HSB and stakeholders to disseminate research information, collect new data on current health priorities, and community risk survey • Assess and update the research codes every three years minimally • Maintain a cuff account with monthly reports to TED, on time monthly invoicing to CRCAIH and other funding sources and submit quarterly reports as required • Assist with summit planning and delivery as needed • Attend required trainings, webinars, conference calls, etc. to include the National IRB training • Establish a data base and contact information for a Local Research Review Board and by-laws or premises for operations. • Provide feedback on evaluation of program activities and interpretation of findings. • Create and update website for the research office linked to the Education Department Website. • Other duties as assigned by Supervisor QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: • BA or BS required. Preferred in healthcare field, social science or business. • Verifiable experience in Research required. • 2 years’ related experience required. • Must possess excellent communication skills. • Must pass local, state and federal background checks and subject to SWO Drug and Alcohol Policies. • Must possess valid driver’s license and must be able to travel. • Must actively work toward fluency in Dakota. • Must possess strong organizational skills. • Must possess strong knowledge and experience with and use of computers. • Indian preference applies. Position is contingent upon funding approvals. Salary level is in accordance to funding requirements. Education Department 12/19/2014
241 Youth Worker Part-Time Job Title: Youth Worker Part-Time Reports to: Youth Director Location: Veterans Memorial Youth Center Hours: 1:00pm – 9:00pm Saturday – Sunday 3:00pm – 7:00pm Friday Responsibility: Assist the Youth Director as needed while supervising, programming and participating with the youth of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate. Keep records of attendance, points and all activities. Duties: 1. Assist the Youth Director in preparation and maintenance of supervising, programming and participating with the youth of the VMYC. 2. Chaperone youth in field trips, and Van/bus while transporting. 3. Transport the youth to and from activities. 4. Attend all staff and programmatic meetings. 5. Assist in preparation of snacks. 6. Assist in cleaning/maintenance of the facility of the VMYC. 7. Must adhere to SWO confidentiality policy. 8. Keep attendance, points records for monthly reports. 9. Answer and log all telephone calls, take messages. 10. Prepare timesheets, and supply requests. 11. Fill in other allocated tasks when needed. Qualifications: 1. Minimum of 18 years of age. 2. High School Diploma or GED 3. Must have a valid SD and SWO Tribal driver’s license. 4. Must have a positive attitude and a strong commitment to the youth of the SWO. 5. Ability to work effectively with peers, youth and parents in a cooperative manner. 6. Must be willing to role model a healthy and positive lifestyle. 7. Computer skills, (excel, word, and kidtrax software) a must. 8. Must submit and pass background check. 9. CPR/First Aid certification desirable. Veterans Memorial Youth Center 12/19/2014
242 Assistant Cook Job Title: Assistant Cook Reports to: Betty Jo Kirk, Program Manager General Responsibilities: To assist the Head Cook in preparing food for meals served to elders at the Ulysses U.K. Abraham elder center and the home-delivered meals for the handicapped and home-bound elders Monday through Friday of each week. The Head Cook provide direction to and informs assistant cook of daily responsibilities. Duties of this position include but are not limited to: 1. Prepares meals in accordance to menus and recipes approved by the Head Cook and IHS dietary consultants. 2. Sets tables and readies the center for participants, serves appropriate portions onto trays of congregate participants, packages meals for home-deliveries and responds to the needs of elders during meal. 3. Washes dishware and thoroughly cleans dining area on routine basis after each meal. Follows schedule developed by Head Cook for less frequent cleaning and preventive maintenance procedures. 4. Assists Head Cook in estimating weekly and monthly foods to be purchased. This includes products needed for daily cleaning of center. 5. Must assist Head Cook in planning menus to ensure food is appetizing and meets the daily nutrition needs of elders eating at the center. 6. Drives and delivers meals on a routing schedule. 7. Other duties assigned by the Head Cook and Program Manager QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Must have a high school diploma or GED. 2. Must have a SD Driver’s License. 3. Experience and interest in cooking, especially in large quantities. 4. Must enjoy working with people, especially the elders of our Tribe. 5. Familiar with Indian elders and ability to relate to all elders, staff and others in respectful, courteous manner. 6. Must be willing to participate in training in the immediate are and willing to travel out of area for required training. Tribal Elderly Nutrition 12/26/2014
243 Teacher Job Title: Teacher – Infant/Toddler Content Area: Education and Early Childhood Development Supervision: Under the immediate supervision of the Infant/Toddler Facilitator/Education Manager, with overall supervision of the Head Start Director. Supervision Exercised: Provides in classroom supervision to volunteers and parents assisting in the classroom. Standard Employment: 9 hour shifts – 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday – Thursday 4 hour shift – 8:00 a.m. to 12 Noon - Friday 1893 hours per program year General Description: The teacher is responsible for providing a safe and healthy environment and developmentally appropriate learning opportunities in accordance with the Head Start Performance Standards, 45 CFR 1304.20, 1304.21, 1304.22, 1304.23 and 1304.24 for young children entrusted to them. The teacher must consult and cooperate with the parent/family who has temporarily delegated the responsibility for the care and development of their child to the Infant & Toddler Head Start program. The Dakota language and culture is an integral part of the curriculum, therefore it is the responsibility of the teacher to plan age appropriate cultural activities that will assist the child in developing a positive self-image and gaining knowledge of our heritage. Teacher is assigned and responsible for 4 infants/toddlers in their care and will remain with these children until they exit the program. Major Duties and Responsibilities: Safety and Sanitation: 1. Comply with the safety and sanitation policies and other program policies and guidelines for serving infants and toddlers. 2. Post required policies in classroom, i.e. daily routine schedule, curriculum activity schedule, incident reporting, emergency numbers, hand washing, etc. 3. Assure that daily safety and sanitation procedures and precautions are taken to limit the spread of infectious disease by washing off tables, toys, sleeping mats, hand washing, etc. 4. Assure that children are dressed appropriately for the weather and type of play in which they are engaged. During the winter months the teacher must assist with making sure the children are buttoned up with caps. 5. Model and encourage appropriate health and safety habits to support social competence in the child (brushing teeth after meals, hand washing, cleaning up after self). 6. Ensure children are supervised at all times. No child will ever be left alone or unattended. Physical Arrangement: 1. Set up and maintain a welcome and appropriate environment. 2. Create developmentally appropriate and well-defined activity areas in the classroom that allows each child to explore the environment. The physical environment must be child-sized. 3. Ensure that sufficient, appropriate and a variety of materials are displayed and accessible to all children in the classroom. 4. Periodically change or rotate objects to stimulate and challenge infant/toddler in their environment. 5. Feed infants and toddlers when they are hungry. 6. Complete safety checklist of indoor/outdoor areas to ensure the environment is safe, secure and provides a variety of opportunities for children to explore. Schedules, Plans and Transitions: 1. Responsible to comply (to the greatest extent possible) with the daily routine schedule for children enrolled in the program. 2. Provide written weekly lesson plan that includes meaningful culturally relevant activities, 1 health; 1 nutritional and 1 mental health activity. Lesson plans must be turned in to the Education Manager one week before implementation. 3. Ensure daily activities include physical contact, sounds, feeling of textures and tasting and/or smelling foods. 4. Plan and implement appropriate transition activities to assist the children with changes in environment. 5. Assure time schedules are flexible and respect the special needs of the individual child. 6. Provide predictable consistent routines as a part of child’s learning experience to help child gain sense of security. 7. Responsible to accurately record daily attendance 8. Work closely with Education Manager to plan meaningful field trips. Communication: 1. Provide environment that supports and encourages verbal interaction between and among children and adults and one that allows freedom of expression. 2. Talk to children using descriptive language and behaviors especially during meals and other care giving routines, or when the child is upset or in a conflict with another child. 3. Support communication through reading stories, singing songs, reciting rhymes and encourage child to hold and look through books. 4. Encourage expression of feelings and interact with child at his/her level. Guidance: 1. Encourage age and developmentally appropriate problem solving techniques and skills by allowing infants and toddlers to play with and explore objects. 2. Provide children with opportunities to develop self-help skills. Family style feeding is a must and is required. 3. Promote interaction with other children, encouraging use of words. 4. Provide consistent routine with reasonable and appropriate limits and rules for children’s behavior and explain why to children. 5. Inform, remind and assist children in learning appropriate behavior. Self-esteem: 1. Provide opportunities for children to solve problems on their own. 2. Use daily routines to help children master self-help skills and to feel competent. 3. Provide children with meaningful age appropriate culturally relevant activities. 4. Support and encourage children’s natural curiosity about people and objects in their environment. 5. Spend individual time each day with every child in your primary care group. Individualization: 1. Conduct 2 home visits per child and 2 parent teacher conferences per child at which parents will be informed and involved in planning, implementing and evaluating services provided and other activities. 2. Promote parent/family education to reinforce learning and development at home. 3. Maintain and document communication with families about child’s experiences at the center. 4. Responsible to complete required developmental and behavioral screens of child and on going observations and assessments with documentation to support child development gains. 5. Record ongoing observations and assessments in the child’s file identifying areas in which the child may need additional assistance. 6. Complete individual child plans that include summaries of the child’s progress. Once complete, place the child plan in child’s file. 7. Promptly refer any child suspected of having special needs to Special Needs Manager for further referral and/or evaluation. 8. Provide services, which respect child’s individual difference and special needs. Resource Development/Professionalism: 1. Participate in learning experiences for personal growth and professional development and implement appropriate practices in the classroom. 2. Participate actively in all aspects of planning regarding education and early childhood development for the program. 3. Maintain accurate records and submit all required forms and reports, as well as update them within specified time frames. 4. Knowledge of laws regarding the abuse and neglect of children and report suspected mistreatment in accordance with the state law and Head Start policy. 5. Attend and actively participate in weekly teacher meetings to discuss concerns, other issues and make recommendations on correcting concerns or making improvements to the program. Team Effectiveness: 1. Conduct self in a respectful, cooperative manner when interacting with children, co- workers and others and constructively represent Head Start. 2. Participate in all meetings as directed and keep informed of program activities. 3. Is knowledgeable and complies with Head Start policies and applicable laws and regulations. 4. Provide information in a timely manner as directed by one’s supervisor or the director. 5. Contact Education Manager when sick. In the absence of Education Manager contact the Head Start Director. 6. Identify work that needs to be done and ensure that work is done in a timely manner. 7. Communicate with parent when child is dropped off and picked up. Parents must be made to feel welcome at the center. Serve as host to extended family members and other visitors participating in program activities and other program sponsored events. 8. Responsible for maintenance of inventory of the classroom. A list of damaged items to be discarded and missing items must be documented and given to the Director. 9. Perform other tasks as directed by supervisor or director in order to ensure the quality of the program services. 10. Provide support to new or substitute teachers and volunteers. 11. Other duties as assigned. Qualifications: 1. Must possess a minimum of High School Diploma or GED, must attain a CDA certification within one year of hire. Must work toward Associates of Art degree in Early Childhood Education. 2. Prefer minimum of 6 months to 2 years work experience at an Early Childhood Center based program. 3. Good communication, observation and written skills are required - exhibit ability to communicate effectively with the staff, parents and people in the community. 4. Flexible – exhibit ability to adapt and be flexible in a variety of situations. Must be in good health and physically capable of participating in activities that requires lifting, running, skipping, jumping, crawling, etc. 5. Must exhibit sensitivity and appreciation for the healthy development of young children. Job Requirements: 1. Attend staff meetings, in-service training and other career development activities both locally and out-of-area. 2. Must attend mandatory 2-week pre-service training. 3. Must sign a background check permission form upon submission of application to permit a background check at the state and federal level that indicates no convictions of child abuse/child neglect or any violent crimes. Employment is considered temporary until the background check is complete. 4. Must complete CPR and First Aid training within 90-days of hire. 5. Must promote alcohol and drug free lifestyle 6. Must have pre-employment drug test, physical and TB test. 7. Must submit to drug test. 8. Submit 3 letters of reference with application for employment. 9. Must sign a Confidentiality Statement upon hire and adhere to policy. 10. Indian preference applies. Early Head Start 12/26/2014
244 Receptionist Job Title: Receptionist Content Area: Administration Supervision: Under the immediate supervision of the Director Standard Employment: 8am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday Duties and Responsibilities: A. Secretarial Duties 1. Answers all incoming telephone calls. Routes calls to appropriate staff, takes telephone messages for staff, and maintains a log book for all incoming calls for the Sisseton Wahpeton Head Start and Early Head Start during the course of the work day. 2. Welcomes all visitors to the Sisseton Wahpeton Head Start building. Records date and time of visits in log book, noting name/company for each visitor, and receives messages from visitors for Head Start staff. 3. Maintains files of important Head Start and administrative/management documents utilized by the Sisseton Wahpeton Head Start and retrieves specific documents from the file(s) when requested by staff during the course of the business day. 4. Makes photo-copies and fax documents as may be needed by Head Start staff and provides for appropriate distribution of such copies as required by staff. B. Transportation Duties 1. Take transportation messages from parents (pick up and drop off’s) route slips to appropriate classrooms and bus drivers. 2. Monitor Log in and Log out visitor’s list. 3. Monitor no pick up and no contact list. 4. Bus dispatcher. 5. Call students household for any changes in transportation or other. 6. Other duties assigned. Qualifications: 1. High school diploma or GED. 2. Dependability as regards to time and attendance. 3. Computer literate 4. Ability to communicate with others, visitors and the general public in a consistent and professional manner. 5. Knowledgeable in electronic office equipment, practice and procedures. Job Requirements: 1. Must attend pre-service each year. 2. Must sign a permission form upon submission of application to permit background check at the state and federal level. 3. Must live and support an alcohol and drug free lifestyle. 4. Must complete a physical and TB test within 30-days of hire. 5. Must complete CPR and First Aid training within 90-days of hire. 6. Must travel to attend meetings (some evenings) both locally and out-of-state. 7. Must sign confidentiality statement upon hire and adhere to policy. 8. Must provide 3 letters of reference with application. 9. Perform other duties as needed or assigned by the organization 10. Must have good work ethic, time and attendance. Head Start 12/26/2014
245 Special Needs/Mental Health Manager Job Title: Special Needs/Mental Health Manager Content Area: Disabilities and Mental Health Supervision: Under the immediate supervision of the Head Start Director Standard Employment: 8 hour shift – 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily, 5 shifts per week December through November of each program year. Supervision Exercised: The Special Needs/Mental Health Manager supervises the work of the Special Needs Assistant with overall supervision of the Head Start Director. General Description: The Special Needs/Mental Health Manager is responsible to ensure the Sisseton Wahpeton Head Start program is in compliance in accordance to the Head Start Performance Standards, 45 CFR 1308, Children with Disabilities and 1304.24, Child Mental Health. Major Duties and Responsibilities: A. Administration and Management 1. Carries out goals, policies and activities designed to implement education objectives for children identified as having a special need. 2. Updates on an annual basis the Child Mental Health and Disabilities Service plans in conjunction with other staff, parents and policy council. 3. Develop a written plan that includes training for parents, staff and other interested community members. 4. Network with Indian Health Service to ensure mental health services are available on a regular basis. 5. Work closely with teaching staff to initiate mental health activities in the classroom on a weekly basis. 6. Responsible to complete all required reports regarding children with disabilities enrolled in the program. 7. Must order in conjunction with the director all special equipment for children. First priority will be to identify another resource to purchase or rent…the last resort will be for Head Start to purchase or rent. 8. Keep accurate up-to-date records and inform the parent/guardian of all activities pertaining to Head Start referral and treatment record. 9. Establish an Assessment Team of professionals to work closely with Head Start in the evaluation of children with special needs. 10. Acquire, when necessary, additional evaluations to ensure correct diagnosis is obtained to avoid any undue duress for the family. B. Coordination 1. Assist in the recruitment and enrollment of handicapped children. 2. Coordinate with Early Childhood Intervention program and other community resources to identify children with special needs for enrollment purposes. 3. Accept referrals of handicapped children, ages 3 to 5, from professionals in special needs areas throughout the program year. 4. Network with other community service providers who are working with children to ensure child’s needs are provided for on an on-going basis. 5. Work closely with director and other content area managers to develop Interagency Agreements between service provider organizations. C. Evaluation and Monitoring 1. Develop and implement a plan and system of monitoring and evaluating activities to ensure the program is in compliance with the Head Start Performance Standards. 2. Works closely with teaching staff to ensure mental health activities are age appropriate. 3. Determine areas of weakness and take corrective action or make recommendations for corrective actions. 4. Studies and prepares recommendations on instructional materials, teaching and related needs. D. Employee Development and Consultation 1. Assist teaching staff in the implementation of Mental Health activities in the classroom. 2. Works closely with the director in identifying training needs of the teaching staff and other staff to ensure compliance with the Head Start Performance Standards. 3. Assist in the design, development and delivery of in-service training and orientation for all staff. 4. Periodically visit classrooms to monitor mental health activities being conducted in the classroom. 5. Attend teaching staff meetings to discuss any behavioral or learning issues the teaching staff may be experiencing and make recommendations to assist the teachers. E. Provision and Assurance of Services 1. Assist staff in the development of child’s individual education plans. 2. Ensure that staff and other program resources reflect the multicultural diversity of the children enrolled in the program. 3. Identify, report and provide support services in child abuse cases by working in conjunction with the Family Service Manager. 4. Responsible for coordinating and organizing the required screens within the 45-day or 90 day time frame. 5. Utilize screen results to determine if a child is in need of additional services. 6. Keep records of all screening result and follow-up as part of the documentation process for referrals and treatment. 7. Assure that a child with special needs receives the full range of child development services available. 8. Perform all services and responsibilities as required by the Head Start Performance Standards. 9. All records on the children will be kept confidential. Child’s records will not be released without the written permission of the parent or guardian. 10. Develop a written Individual Education Plan for each handicapped child with the primary service agency, the assessment team and the parent/guardian within 45 days of the receipt of diagnostic evaluation material. Qualifications: 1. Prefer Bachelor’s Degree in Health Education or other health-related field, or 2 years of experience in working with children with disabilities, but will consider education plus experience in the disabilities field. 2. Must possess good communication and organizational skills. 3. Ability to work with other programs, schools and community service personnel. 4. Must enjoy working with children and families and remain non-judgmental. Job Requirements: 1. Attend staff meetings, in-service training and other career development activities both locally and out-of-area. 2. Must sign a background permission form upon submission of application to permit a background check at the state and federal level that indicates no convictions of child abuse/child neglect or any violent crimes. 3. Must sign a Confidentiality Statement upon hire. 4. Must have pre-employment physical and TB test. 5. Must complete CPR and First Aid training within 90-days of hire. 6. Must live and promote a drug and alcohol free lifestyle. 7. Must have a pre-employment drug test and submit 3 letters of reference with application for employment. Head Start 12/26/2014
246 Building Inspector Job Title: Building Inspector Reports to: Zoning Administrator Primary Duties to Include: • Performs inspections of residential and commercial buildings for new construction and existing buildings, for adherence to applicable building codes and ordinances. • Will be responsible in the adoption, implementation and necessary revisions of the following building codes: o National Electric Code 2015 o International Building Code 2015 o International Residential Code 2015 o International Plumbing Code 2015 o International Mechanical Code 2015 o National Fire Code 2015 Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Performs Building Inspections • Performs on-site inspections of new and existing structures for compliance with adopted codes and ordinances, structural quality, and safety. • Verifies that structures are constructed in accordance with the approved submitted plans and specifications. • Responds to complaints of dangerous buildings by inspecting and reporting dangerous conditions, evaluating the complaint and taking appropriate action based upon adopted codes, tribal ordinances, and federal laws. • Maintains written records of inspections, which include: code violations cited, date, action taken, and, if necessary, follow-up action taken. • Posts appropriate notices on inspection work, approved or not approved. • Follows up with stop work correspondence, ensuring appropriate action has been taken to correct the situation. Performs Plumbing Inspections • Performs on-site inspections of new and existing structures, enforcing all applicable Plumbing and Mechanical Codes. • Inspects the installation of the mechanical components of commercial kitchen appliances, heating and cooling equipment, and ventilating equipment. • Verifies plumbing and mechanical system installations are in accordance with approved drawings. • Issues notices and citations for plumbing and mechanical violations. • Investigates complaints on plumbing and mechanical installations and reports violations to the installer or contractor for correction. Performs Electrical Inspections • Performs on-site inspections of new and existing structures enforcing all phases of the electrical code. • Verifies electrical installation is in accordance with the approved drawings. • Issues notices and citations for electrical violations and reports violations to the installer or contractor for correction. Performs Construction Inspections • Meets with architects, engineers, design professionals, and contractors regarding proposed construction projects. • Reviews building permits based on approved construction plans and specifications. • Performs change of occupancy and use inspections on existing commercial structures to evaluate for code compliance and life safety features. • Provides contractors, builders, and individuals assistance and answers to code compliance questions. • Prepares occupancy permits on completed work. Performs Administrative Duties • Represents the Zoning Office as a professional witness in court and special hearings as required. • Continues professional development through conferences, seminars, workshops, and other training in order to keep up to date and certification requirements. • Uses various computer programs such as spreadsheets, data bases, and word processing for issuing permits, writing correspondence, and tracking correction notices. • Uses mathematical skills to verify electrical load, structural load, and engineer calculations as they pertain to proposed constructions. Perform other duties as directed. Licenses and Certifications: • The person in this position must possess and maintain a valid Driver’s License. • The person in this position must possess or be able to obtain within two years of hire the following certifications: International One and Two Family Dwelling Combination Inspector, an active IRC Residential Certification and/or IBC Commercial Building Inspector Certification. GIS 12/26/2014
247 GIS Analyst Job Title: GIS Analyst Reports to: Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Zoning Administrator Description of Work Primary duties include: Provide GIS expertise and support on a wide range of complex projects in the Tribal Zoning Office. The GIS Analyst will design, map, analyze, implement, develop, and maintain GIS databases for the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate. Provide GIS support in determining and mapping allotment trust land and tribal trust land. This GIS Analyst will manage special projects under the supervision of the Zoning Administrator. This position requires clerical and office administrative duties to support the Zoning Office. Will prepare, organize, and maintain office documents. Essential Duties and Responsibilities • Create and manage GIS systems, databases, and hardware for the Tribal Zoning Office. • Prepare, update and distribute maps • Provide technical information to tribal programs • Develop conceptual designs for site plans • Proficiency with ESRI ArcGIS 10.1 • Proficient use of coordinates and projections • Become proficient with Autodesk Civil 3D suite • Collect survey data using Trimble GPS equipment • Remain current on updates to GIS and GPS technology • Assist in developing zoning boundaries using a variety of computer programs • Attend job related software training such as ArcGIS 10.2 and AutoCAD 2015 • Attend equipment training such as Trimble RTK GNSS, Trimble GeoXH and Pathfinder • Provides technical and administrative assistance for the SWO Zoning Office • Attend meetings, conferences, and workshops • Other related duties assigned by the Zoning Administrator or his/her designee; • Maintains a positive, helpful, constructive attitude and working relationship with the Zoning Administrator and office employees, other Tribal employees, Elected Officials and the public. Supervisory Responsibilities • May provide limited supervision of fellow employees used for the development and maintenance of the Geodatabase and GIS datasets Language Requirements: • Fluent in written and oral communication using the English language Reasoning Ability: Ability to interpret, identify, assess, or diagnose a variety of instructions or information furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form and plan approaches that respond to problems or challenges. Ability to prioritize work and research information independently; multi-task duties. Technology and Tools Requirements: • Strong computer skills • Competent and experienced using ArcGIS, AutoCAD, and TrimbleGPS • Skilled in GPS hardware set-up, data collection, post processing and exporting files • Capability to operate GIS and AutoCAD software for preparing Zoning maps; ability to analyze data, and prepare map products while developing and maintaining CAD & GIS Geodatabase files. • Ability to operate a variety of technical tools and equipment, such as a TruPulse Laser, RICOH GPS camera, HP Z6100ps Plotter, drafting instruments, measuring devices, etc. Required Knowledge and Skills: • Have the ability to read legal descriptions, deeds, plat books, maps, and software procedure manuals. • Skills in interpreting land descriptions, maps, drawings, charts, plans, survey records, and aerial photos. • Knowledge of principles and practices of file and records management. • Skill in reading, understanding, interpreting and applying relevant Tribal rules, ordinances, codes and regulations (and any other federal, state, or county rules when applicable). • Skills in following and effectively communicating both verbal and written instructions. • Skill in working within deadlines to complete projects and assignments. • Skill in operating a personal computer utilizing a variety of specialized and standard software. • Ability to communicate orally with customers, clients, and the public in face-to-face one-on-one settings or using the telephone. Environmental Factors and Conditions/Physical Requirements: • Enter data into a computer terminal, PC, or other keyboard device requiring continuous or repetitive arm-hand-eye movement. • Perform GPS data collection walking and driving for extended periods of time and distance. • Perceive color as defined by the Inter Society Color Council-National Bureau of Standards system. • May be required to lift and carry items weighing up to 40 pounds. GIS 12/26/2014
248 Utilities GIS/CAD Technician Job Title: Utilities GIS/CAD Technician Reports to: Zoning Administrator Description of Work: This position will provide GIS mapping, GPS data collecting and Computer Aided Design (CAD) for utility infrastructure on the Lake Traverse Reservation. The Utilities GIS/CAD Technician will develop data sets on utility infrastructure. Maintains detailed distribution system maps for water supply, sewer systems, electric supply and telecommunications. Collects utility system features using Trimble GPS hardware, ArcPad and Terrasync software. Performs related work as required. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: • Collects, records, monitors and maintains utility infrastructure for proposed and existing utility lines, as-built utility plans, system connections, valves & fire hydrants. • Creates, updates, prints and distributes copies of water distribution system maps using GIS and CAD software. • Prepares maps, drawings, tabular data and exhibits for reports, easements and presentation. • Infrastructure management data entry into GIS and other applications for distribution mains, valves, fire hydrants, service lines, storage and pumping facilities. • Provides tribal technical support on utility infrastructure database and management systems. • Receives and responds to requests from engineers and developers regarding water, sewer electrical and telecommunications. • Uses GIS analysis tools to run queries and generate reports as needed. • Plans and executes utility system mapping and verifies archived records utilizing GPS and data collections systems. • Provides technical and administrative assistance for the tribal Zoning office. • Attends meetings, conferences, workshops. • Other related duties assigned by the Zoning Administrator or his/her designee. • Maintains a positive, helpful, constructive attitude and working relationship with the Zoning Administrator and office employees, other Tribal employees, Elected Officials and the public. • Performs all work duties and activities in accordance with tribal and zoning policies, procedures and safety practices. • Attends work regularly at the designated place and time. • Supports continuous process improvement initiatives. Supervisory Responsibilities: • May provide limited supervision of fellow employees used for the development and maintenance of the tribal digital utility and management system. Language Requirements: • Fluent in written and oral communication using the English language. Reasoning Ability: • Ability to interpret, identify, assess, or diagnose a variety of instructions or information furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form and plan approaches that respond to problems or challenges. • Ability to prioritize work and research information to complete work independently; multi-task duties. Technology and Tools Requirements: • Be competent in using a personal computer and associated peripherals, along with Microsoft Windows 7 or higher. • Ability to use databases that are specific to the Lake Traverse Reservation. • Be competent in the use of the internet and e-mail systems. • Specific capability to operate GIS and CAD software for preparing assessment maps along with the ability to analyze data, and prepare map products while developing and maintaining utility infrastructure data sets. • Ability to use the telephone, facsimile machine, copy machine, printers, scanning devices, calculator and general office equipment. • Ability to operate a variety of technical tools and equipment, such as a calculator, GPS camera, drafting instruments, measuring devices, etc. • Ability to quickly learn new skills and knowledge brought on by rapidly changing GIS, GPS, and CAD technology. Required Knowledge and Skills: • Have the ability to read legal descriptions, deeds, plat books, maps, and software procedures manuals. • Skills in interpreting land descriptions, maps, drawings, charts, plans, survey records, and aerial photos. • Knowledge of principles and practices of file and records management. • Skill in reading, understanding, interpreting and applying relevant County and Tribal rules, ordinances, codes and regulations. • Skills in following and effectively communicating both verbal and written instructions. • Skill in working within deadlines to complete projects and assignments. • Skills in operating a personal computer utilizing a variety of specialized and standard software. • Ability to communicate orally with customers, clients, and the public in face-to-face one-on-one settings or using a telephone. Environmental Factors and Conditions/Physical Requirements: • Enter data into a computer terminal, PC, or other keyboard device requiring continuous or repetitive arm-hand-eye movement. • Perform GPS data collection walking and driving for extended periods of time and distance. • Perceive color as defined by the Inter Society Color Council-National Bureau of Standards system. • Perform fine hand movements in the accurate use of drafting instruments. • May be required to lift and carry items weighing up to 40 pounds. GIS 12/26/2014
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