Earthworks Supervisor

Position Title: Earthworks Supervisor

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

The Earthworks Supervisor is responsible to provide assistance with the repair, maintenance, and demolition of Tribal roads, homes, and facilities. This position is responsible for transporting and operating light and heavy construction and maintenance equipment, motor vehicles, and performing manual labor. The supervisor is responsible to provide planning and coordination of the programs and activities of the Earthworks Department, as well as maintaining the standards, controls and policies necessary to administer and coordinate the various programs and services provided by the department.

• High school diploma or GED certificate required.
• Must possess a valid and current Commercial Driver’s License Class A without restrictions and a tanker endorsement.
• Two-year Auto Technician or Diesel Technician Certification required or proven on-the-job equivalent.
• Five years shop management experience required.
• Roads Scholar Program certificate desired.
• Five years of experience with landscaping techniques and equipment required.
• Licensed designer and installer for onsite sewage treatment systems required.
• Three years of supervisory experience required.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office software including Word and Excel.
• Knowledge of materials, methods and techniques commonly used in construction and maintenance activities, particularly those applied to roads.
• Knowledge of hazards and the safety precautions of operating heavy equipment and performing maintenance activities. 
• Knowledge of applicable Federal, State, County and local laws, rules and codes relating to road repair activity. 
• Knowledge of the principles and processes of management in the public sector, including budget administration and personnel management.
• Knowledge of governmental functions and organizations.
• Ability to exercise sound judgment in decision making.
• Ability to develop and implement short and long-range objectives.
• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
• Ability to organize and prioritize tasks.
• Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing
• Truck weight compliance training and knowledgeable on obtaining oversized/overweight permits to comply with state/local axle weights
• Heavy haul experience with trip logging
• Five years’ experience with heavy equipment operation required.
• Five years grave digging experience and familiar with the Band’s burial process in the various districts. Must be aware of and follow the Band TIPO inadvertent discovery policy
• Five years demolition experience with knowledge on proper asbestos testing and proper handling for removal
• Onsite sewage treatment systems training required.
• Five years of supervisory experience required
• Knowledgeable with the Band’s procurement policies.
• Knowledgeable and familiar with the Gopher state one call notification process and attends the annual update meetings.
• Ability to locate, mark and protect private underground utilities not covered by the Gopher state one call process.
• Knowledge of Best Management Practices in Storm Water Pollution Plans (erosion control)
• OSHA 40 hour training desired.
• Ability to operate and maintain heavy machinery including dump truck, backhoe, skid loader etc.
• Ability to operate and maintain small equipment such as chain saws, mulchers, lawn mowers etc.
• Knowledge of and ability to operate snow removal equipment including wing, belly blade, and salting agents.
• Familiarity with setup and tracking on Force America salt application monitoring systems.
• Ability to interpret plans provisions and specifications.
• Ability to interpret policies, procedures and regulations.
• Prior experience with bidding landscaping projects.
• Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
• Must be able to work long hours during construction and plowing seasons.
• Must have a current valid driver’s license.
• Must be insurable under the Mille Lacs Band Drivers Insurance policy.
• Must have a valid Minnesota Commercial Driver’s License without restrictions and a tanker endorsement.
• Must pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol test.

• Bids, plans and schedules the departments operations.
• Locates private underground utilities when needed for excavation.
• Oversees Maintenance or repairs to verify accuracy and logs maintenance schedules.
• Coordinates work to efficiently utilize available equipment, material and personnel.
• Operates Earthworks department’s equipment in compliance with Band, local and Federal regulations.
• Obtains, logs and plans routes for Annual oversized/overweight permits.
• Projects maintenance budgetary needs based on labor, equipment and material costs.
• Trains staff in proper handling of machinery and safety rules of the department.
• Performs 25% of office work and 75% field work.
• Performs maintenance and troubleshoots the landscaping equipment, when necessary.
• Maintains and calibrates shop computerized equipment such as tire balancer, etc.
• Attends safety meeting and relays safety information to staff.
• Participates in the development of landscaping maintenance plans.
• Liable for equipment and tools in their possession.
• Other duties as assigned.

• The primary responsibilities for this position will be performed approximately 60% outdoors and 40% indoors.
• Work-related travel covers approximately 90 miles east/west and 90 miles north/south of Band lands.
• Nature of work is such that incumbent experiences infrequent period of moderate to high stress levels. Primary sources of stress are in dealing with constituents and workload.
• Work exposes incumbent to conditions such as fumes, odors, dust, and gases.
• Work exposes incumbent to possible bodily injury from moving mechanical parts of equipment, tools and machinery.
• Work is performed for sustained period outdoors and occasionally in hot, cold or inclement weather.
• Work exposes incumbent to hazardous conditions related to natural disaster cleanup and to keep the crew or public in mind.
• Work may include roadside and site repairs in all weather or terrain conditions.
• Work requires us of proactive devices such as masks, goggles, or gloves.
• Hours will vary depending on the season and may be over 40 hours during the construction season.
• Travel between all three Reservation Districts.

Submit resume, cover letter, and employment application to:
Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe
Employment Coordinator
43408 Oodena Dr.
Onamia, MN 56359
Fax # (320) 532-7492
e-mail to