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Planner & Emergency Management Specialist

$61,131.20 - $77,168.00 Annually, FLSA Exempt
40 hours per week, Monday-Friday, with some weekend and evening work
Accepting Applications
Aug 7, 2019
First Review:
Aug 23, 2019

The Planner & Emergency Management Specialist is responsible for developing applications and proposals for various funding sources to enhance the community, economic, and social development of the Samish Indian Nation; coordinating and drafting tribal plans to support Samish goals; and managing the tribe’s emergency preparedness efforts.

Principle Duties
  1. Researches and secures funding resources to support, develop, strengthen and maintain Tribal programs.
  2. Conduct research into potential funding sources to match programmatic needs of Tribal programs
  3. Interacts positively and cooperatively as a team member with Program Directors to coordinate strategies to identify and secure state and federal funding.
  4. Provides technical assistance to tribal staff across all departments in grants management, including development of work plans, policies and procedures, budgets and proposals.
  5. Writes or reviews funding proposals in the style, composition, and format that will be most effective in reaching the target audience, and as specified in the application requirements.
  6. Manages grants within the Planning Department, as assigned, including budget and work plan preparation, and administration.
  7. Provides staff support to tribal committees (e.g., Census Complete Count committee, Emergency Response Team), as assigned.
  8. Represents the tribe at a staff-level at meetings and acts the tribe’s liaison with state and federal partners, as assigned.
  9. Networks with potential partners And develops and maintains working relationships with funding agencies/sources to support Samish interests and goals.
  10. Works with Samish direct-service programs to connect Samish tribal members with public health emergency preparedness resources.
  11. Coordinates and compiles tribal demographic data, statistics, and resource information as it relates to and for grant awards, comprehensive planning, and program development.
  12. Assists the Planning Director with process of strategic planning, development, and monitoring updates on comprehensive and strategic plans, as well as other planning processes as directed.
  13. Leads development of Samish emergency preparedness and all-hazard response plans and exercises.
  14. Identifies, analyzes, and assesses the potential impacts of hazards that threaten the Tribe.
  15. Maintains an inventory of emergency personnel and material resources, identifies resource deficiencies, and coordinates with appropriate partners to resolve them.
  16. Develops and carries out emergency preparedness public awareness and education programs.
  17. Coordinates with internal stakeholders, partner organizations, and government agencies to maintain awareness of potential threats in the community; and participate in mitigation, prevention, and preparedness activities and exercises.
  18. Other duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications
  1. Bachelor's in business, public administration, community planning or closely related field, with a tribal concentration, and five years of experience working with tribes or tribal governments, or comparable combination of education and experience (Master's preferred).
  2. Ability to read, analyze/interpret business reports, financial reports, legal documents, and governmental regulations.
  3. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions, exhibit independent judgment in the development, evaluation and implementation of plans, and policies.
  4. Ability to clearly present information to Tribal membership, upper-level management staff, public groups, governmental agencies, and Tribal Council.
  5. Demonstrated knowledge of Tribal government operations, including knowledge of 638 contracting and self-governance compacting, federal Indian law and policy, tribal treaties, tribal constitutions, and Tribal issues including economic development, gaming, housing, health, public safety, natural and cultural resources, human services and education.
  6. Demonstrated knowledge of tribal history, culture and values.
  7. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office to include Word, Excel, Publisher, Access, and Outlook.
  8. Must have excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
  9. Must be able to travel or work flexible hours for research and projects.
  10. Must possess integrity and initiative.
  11. Must be approachable and an effective team manager.
  12. Must be able to lift/carry up to 20lbs.
Working Conditions

Physical Demands: Long periods of sitting (60% of time); occasional bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching, lifting, carrying, and pushing (20% of time); and occasional standing and walking (20% of time). Occasionally lifts/carries up to 20lbs. Must possess manual dexterity sufficient to use office equipment with frequent repetitive motion such as writing, typing, cash-handling, and phone use. Must possess the ability to view print on a computer screen and/or paper document; the ability to speak and hear exchanging information with end users by telephone Mental/Visual Demands: Frequent mental and/or visual attention to task is required. Occasionally work requires heavy concentration. Frequent interruptions. Tasks involve eye-hand coordination. Working Environment: Work environment is mainly indoors with heat and some air conditioning. Must sit or stand at the desk for the majority of shift. Occasionally works alone without benefit of supervisor or co-worker. Unavoidable hazards/risks: Work requires minimal risks which require safety precautions (using some cleaning chemicals for light cleaning). Protective clothing or equipment may be required (goggles, gloves, masks, boots, etc.)

Samish Indian Nation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively encourages applications from all persons regardless of race, religion, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, or ancestry.  Samish preference and Indian preference will be applied to the selection for this position as defined in Title 25, US Code Section 473.

CONFIDENTIALITY:  This position develops, maintains, and is responsible for safeguarding the computer/electronic and hardcopy file folders containing sensitive and proprietary information about the Tribe and its members.  The incumbent must maintain confidentiality of all work and files pertaining to enrollment, clients, survey results, and all other material that may identify individuals by name (either directly or by reference), as set forth by the Tribal Council in the Personnel Manual.  Any violation in this matter may result in immediate termination of employment.

Please state your eligibility for Indian preference in your cover letter.  Indian preference must be documented prior to interview or hiring.  BIA Form 4432 or tribal enrollment ID may be submitted with the application if claiming Indian Preference.

All persons who are offered employment with the Samish Indian Nation must give permission for a thorough background check of previous work performance, motor vehicle history, credit history and criminal history, as well as a pre-employment drug screen. The Drug Free Workplace Policy has not changed since the passing of WA State I-502. While Initiative 502 legalized marijuana within Washington State, employers maintain the right to decide on their tolerance policy. Because we receive federal grant dollars from the federal government, we still consider marijuana as an illegal substance and its use and possession completely prohibited.

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