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Director of Land Management

Director of Land Management

Any individual who receives an offer of employment or will receive a payroll check are required to submit to a drug and alcohol test as a condition of obtaining employment.
Mille Lacs Band Member/American Indian preference applies

SUMMARY:
The Director of Land Management is responsible for the successful and overall direction of activities in the Division of Land Management. The Director of Land Management also serves as the primary advisor to the Band, under the supervision of the Commissioner of Natural Resources, on technical issues dealing with real property that includes fee, simple, trust and/or restricted lands. Primarily responsible for supervising and processing of documents relating to land Acquisitions and Disposal, Leasing & Right-of-Ways, Probate & Estate Planning, Appraisals and Recordation of documents and infrastructural projects.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Bachelors Degree in related field or five years of experience in real estate.
• Knowledge of probate processes, Leasing & Right-of-Ways, Land Acquisitions, NEPA, zoning and recording in Real Estate in Indian Country preferred.
• Knowledge and understanding of Native American Culture with the ability to work in a Tribal Government setting.
• Three years of supervisory experience is required.
• Must have experience with the following computer programs: PowerPoint, Word, Access, Excel, Laserfiche, TAAMS and GIS applications.
• Conduct and monitor meetings.
• Possess or have the ability to obtain clearance through the federal government for TAAMS access.
• Must pursue knowledge expansion of the development of legal description reading and drafting, surveying, and land records management.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills required. At least 60% of the job will require preparing written documentation related to various realty processes.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the Band assembly and staff, attorneys, court personnel, County Boards, County departments (zoning, land management, treasurer, assessor), Bureau of Indian Affairs Directors and Superintendents, and Band members.
• Knowledge of Real Estate principles including Federal, State, Tribal Laws, Band policies and Band statutes.
• Draft pleadings for title and probate actions.
• Effective negotiation skills are required.
• Knowledge of land titles, management practices of real property interests relating to selling, purchasing, leasing, permitting, and processing rights-of-way to assure compliance.
• Must be able to work under pressure, manage multiple demands on time, and complete projects within timeframes and budget.
• Must have drivers license and be insurable under the Mille Lacs Band Drivers Insurance policy.
• Must pass a federal background check. Must pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol test.
• Background investigation required that shows no theft or fraud above a misdemeanor, no felony drug conviction and no sexual or crimes-against-a-person conviction at any level.
• A staff person with direct contact with or access to children in care must disclose the arrest, conviction, and applicant background information if that staff person:
(a) has a conviction of, has admitted to, has an adjudication of delinquency for, has been charged and is awaiting trial for, or a preponderance of the evidence indicates the person has committed:

  1. a crime against a child;
  2. an act of physical or sexual abuse;
  3. neglect;
  4. a felony;
  5. the same or similar crimes as those in this subsection listed in the laws of another state or of the United States or of any Tribal law;
    (b) has a conviction of, has admitted to, has an adjudication of delinquency for, has been charged and is awaiting trial for, or a preponderance of the evidence indicates the person has committed any misdemeanor offense under Federal, State, or Tribal law involving crimes of violence; sexual assault, molestation, exploitation, contact or prostitution; crimes against persons; or offenses committed against children. The Licensing Committee may evaluate the nature and time of a misdemeanor assault charge as well as other types of misdemeanor crimes not specified in this section to determine whether employment is appropriate.
    8 MLBSA § 1212(a-b).

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Directly supervises the activities of all Department of Natural Resources Land Management employees.
• Advise all Band Departments on zoning requirements and permitted uses of Band lands.
• Responsible for implementing department budgets.
• Responsible for creating, developing and implementing an effective plan regarding departmental policies and procedures.
• Responsible for preparing and processing documents relating to Land Acquisition and Disposal, Probate & Estate Planning and Appraisals.
• Oversee the management of all records relating to these activities including the land database.
• Verify title status of the Mille Lacs Indian Reservation property.
• Develop, recommend and interpret the goals and objectives of the program to the Mille Lacs Band Government.
• Attend and present at work-related meetings, workshops and conferences both local and out-of-state.
• Collaborates and coordinates various contracts and MOU’s with various tribal, county and federal agencies.
• Develop long-term plans for the management of Band-owned lands.
• Other duties as assigned.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
• Hours are typically 8-5 with some overtime required.
• Nature of work is such that the incumbent experiences significant and frequent stress.
• Work is both in and out doors with little threat of personal danger or risk.
• Local travel is required.
• Travel outside the state is required.

Submit resume, cover letter, and employment application to:

43408 Oodena Drive
Onamia, MN 56359

Fax: 320-532-7492
Email: hr@millelacsband.com
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