Project Manager

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 Project Manager will oversee different initiatives and projects within the Mille Lacs Band Department of Natural Resources which will include monitoring, evaluating, and completing new and old projects. The Project Manager will work closely with the Department of Natural Resources staff to ensure that all project requirements, deadlines, and schedules are on track.

• Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year college or university in related field OR 4 years of experience required.
• Two years of supervisory experience required.
• Knowledge and understanding of Native American Culture with the ability to work in a Tribal Government setting.
• Knowledge Brown Field procedures.
• Strong knowledge and awareness property functions and needs.
• 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 familiar with the Fee-to-Trust process
• Ability to lead project teams of various sizes and see them through to completion.
• Strong understanding of formal project management methodologies.
• Budget management experience preferred.
• Strong personal computing skills.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.
• Strong knowledge and awareness of property functions and needs.
• Excellent case and file management skills, stress management and time management skills.
• Proficient public speaking and communication skills.
• Self-motivated individual with the ability to work with minimal supervision.
• Must be able to maintain confidentiality.
• Ability to problem solve and take initiative.
• Ability to engage people to build trust and rapport.
• Possess and maintain a valid Minnesota Driver’s License.
• Must be able to work under pressure, manage multiple demands on time, and complete projects within timeframe and budget.
• Must have current valid driver’s license.
• Must be insurable under the Mille Lacs Band Drivers Insurance policy.
• Must pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol test.

• Directly supervise the Land Coordinator.
• Coordinating with cross-discipline team members to make sure that all parties are on track with project requirements, deadlines, and schedules.
• Meeting with project team members to identify and resolve issues.
• Work with administration to develop long-term plans for the management of Band-owned lands.
• Submitting project deliverables and ensuring that they adhere to quality standards.
• Preparing status reports by gathering, analyzing, and summarizing relevant information.
• Must know the CatEx and EAW process.
• Maintain organizational Land Management competency, safety & sustainability.
• To attend meetings, workshops, seminars and conferences that relates to the duties.
• Submit written reports to the Director of Land Management outlining programming activities, committee work, participation in activities, and any other reports as required.
• Participate in field visits.
• Ensure property portfolio is well maintained and repaired in good condition.
• Contracts with and works with and provides direction to contract vendors and/or environmental and building maintenance staff.
• Responds to inquiries by individuals, community groups and government agencies regarding projects.
• Performs regular land site evaluations by inspecting properties with sellers, agents, consultants or staff. Located property corners, inspects natural land features, determines relationship to existing Band owned property and makes recommendations for acquisition based on environmental issues.
• Work with MLB Environmental Programs for any issues for Brown Field assessment.
• Establishing effective project communication plans and ensuring their execution.
• Assist with program budgetary duties as needed.
• Other duties as assigned.

• Work involves both field and office work.
• Work in the field often requires walking and climbing over rugged terrain under adverse conditions and prolonged exposure to hot and cold weather.
• Protective equipment may be required under certain circumstances. Otherwise, little threat of personal danger or risk.
• Nature of work is such that incumbent experiences limited periods of modestly stressful situations as a result of workload demands.
• Hours are typically 8-5, but possibly with some extra hours. May involve some evening or weekend work.
• Local travel is required; travel outside the state is very limited.

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