DEPARTMENT:         Planning and Building Services
SUPERVISOR:          Governor

GRADE:                     E6
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Position Summary:

The PBS Director, under the direction of the Governors, will plan, manage, organize, coordinate, supervise and direct the programs and activities of the Tribal Government’s Planning and Building Services Department. This list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only of the tasks performed by this position and is not all-inclusive. **Note: Job announcement will be initially opened to Pueblo members for a period of five (5) working days.**

This list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only of the tasks performed by this position and is not all-inclusive.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • •Lead collaborative efforts among departments and other public entities to identify and implement new ways to provide seamless and integrated services to the Tamaya community.
  • •Develops departmental plans, goals and objectives, policies and procedures in accordance with the department’s strategic plan.
  • •Provide leadership and display initiative in effectively managing and overseeing the department in a changing environment.
  • •Lead by example.
  • •Regularly advise the Governors of issues and programs relative to the work of the department.
  • •Provides relevant monthly, quarterly, and annual reports to the Governors as needed.
  • •Responsible to determine departmental budget priorities; direct the preparation of department budgets; justify program and budget recommendations to the Governors and Tribal Council; ensure budget expenditures are properly controlled and reported.
  • •Review, authorize, and submit daily requisitions according to budgetary constraints.
  • •Establishes, implements and communicates goals, objectives, policies and procedures to ensure maximum achievement of residential and land projects.
  • •Improves staff effectiveness by counseling, training, planning, delegating, monitoring, and appraising job tasks and results in a timely manner; recommend disciplinary action for employees as needed.
  • •Hosts regular staff meetings to ensure communication among personnel and that projects are in compliance with building codes and/or ordinances.
  • •Administers the project planning process and provides periodic status reports on processes and compliance.
  • •Obtains work estimates on projects; analyzes bids and estimates for accuracy and quality of workmanship; recommending contractors based on quality, efficiency, and cost.
  • •Oversees contractors and department staff by conducting site visits and inspecting work to ensure compliance to project specifications and regulatory guidelines; recommends the continuation, modification or cancellation of construction contracts; adjust work schedules as needed.
  • •Negotiates contracts with contractors in accordance with established polices and procedures.
  • •Develops plans to provide quality service to customers and meets with customers to resolve service/quality problems.
  • •Maintain certifications and licenses required for the position.
  • •Contributes to a team effort and accomplishes related results as required.
  • •Performs other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Public Administration, Business Administration, Economics, Community or Regional Planning, Environmental Studies, Geography, Architecture, or a related field plus seven (7) years’ work experience in a construction/maintenance environment including five years in a supervisory capacity required; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have and maintain a GB98, General Building License. Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment drug/alcohol screen and background investigation including a motor vehicle check. Must possess and maintain a valid New Mexico driver’s license and be insurable under the Pueblo’s insurance.

Knowledge, Abilities, Skills, and Certifications:

  • •Knowledge of applicable federal, state, county and local laws, regulations, and requirements.
  • •Knowledge of residential building codes.
  • •Knowledge of all residential maintenance, building, and repair functions.
  • •Knowledge in residential subdivisions, lot splits, development permits for building additions, repairs, residential restrictions, hydrology, terrain management, user permits, and utility allocations.
  • •Knowledge of department organization, functions, objectives, policies and procedures.
  • •Knowledge of budget preparation.
  • •Knowledge of project management techniques and software.
  • •Skill in managing multiple projects in a construction environment.
  • •Skill in operating various word-processing, spreadsheets, and database software programs in a Windows environment.
  • •Skill in preparing, reviewing, and analyzing operational and financial reports.
  • •Skill in supervising, training, and evaluating assigned staff.
  • •Ability to exercise independent judgment.
  • •Ability to interact and maintain good working relationships with individuals of varying social and cultural backgrounds.
  • •Ability to interpret applicable federal, state, county and local laws, regulations, and requirements.
  • •Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • •Ability to work independently and meet strict time lines.
  • •Ability to communicate efficiently and effectively both verbally and in writing

Physical Demands:

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

Work Environment:

Work is generally performed in both an office setting with a moderate noise level as well as outdoors at project sites. Exposure to natural weather conditions, various dusts and mists, and normal debris and hazards common at construction sites may occur while performing outdoor duties. Situations where safety-toe shoes, safety goggles, gloves, or protective face shields are needed may arise. Prolonged standing and walking may be on uneven surfaces or unstable ground.