Reports to Tribal Chairman

Open until filled

Position Summary:  This position is responsible for providing oversight and direction of the daily operations of assigned tribal departments and programs.


  • Coordinates assigned tribal department activities with the Tribal Chairman to develop and implement all initiatives directed by the Tribal Council and to regularly report on the status of department projects, assignments, and functions;
  • Schedules and conducts meetings with assigned department heads to evaluate program effectiveness and efficiencies, to identify short and long term goals and to ensure completion of program objectives;
  • Prepares and administers the annual tribal budget for assigned departments and approves all subsequent modifications to ensure the most effective use of financial and operational resources;
  • Reviews all proposed grant and contract requests prior to submission for funding and assists in the negotiation of services;
  • Advises and assists the Tribal Chairman and Tribal Council with organizational planning and community development;
  • Provides effective supervision, training and development, and feedback to assigned department heads;
  • Maintains fiscal accountability for all programs under the position’s supervision and complies with all applicable federal and tribal laws, regulations, policies, procedures, and processes; and;
  • Performs all job related duties and functions as assigned or requested.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Masters degree in Business or Public Administration with at least five (5) years as an administrator of equal level and responsibility as described above or a Bachelor’s degree with at least seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in the management of multiple departments and functions related to the administration of programs, policies, procedures, and budgets;
  • Knowledge of and experience in the administration of federal and/or tribal laws, regulations, and guidelines;
  • Minimum of three (3) years of prior management experience involving the interviewing, hiring, training, mentoring, and evaluating of personnel;
  • Knowledge of government fund accounting procedures as evidenced by experience in the public sector or tribal government;
  • Ability to successfully communicate in English both verbally and in writing;
  • Moderate to advanced computer skills in including Word, E-mail, Excel, and Power Point;
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends at the request of the Chairman, Tribal Council, or in response to other relevant assignments; and
  • Ability to maintain strictest level of confidentiality in all matters pertaining to the oversight and management of multiple departments and employees.

Please note:    Hiring preference will be provided to qualified members of the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony followed by members of other federally recognized tribes.

Reno-Sparks Indian Colony requires a designated candidate to successfully complete a pre employment criminal background check, drug screen, and confirmation of professional references.

Please send resume to:

Reno-Sparks Indian Colony

Human Resources Dept.

34 Reservation Road

Reno, NV  89502

or email to:


O: 775-785-1303

F:  775-785-8778

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About Reno-Sparks Indian Colony

Reno-Sparks Indian Colony is a federally recognized tribal government whose principal activity is the economic and social advancement of its people.  The RSIC government and its entities recognize the responsibility to serve the community, which sustains its.  As employees to the RSIC, we are committed to the provision of services and the performance of our respective duties in a fiscally responsible manner without favor to one over another.