Under the general supervision of the Planning Director, the incumbent performs research, project
and program analysis, grant preparation, writing, and monitoring activities in support of the Tribe’s
advanced planning and program implementation activity; responsible for the initial implementation
of specific programs; conducts project management activities to insure compliance with project
goals and objectives, maintains project budgets, helps track information on specific Notices of
Funding Availability, responsible for specific long term planning activities and projects for the
benefit of the Tribe in accordance with the strategic planning documents approved by Council;
as a member of a staff team, helps to organize and provide support for community meetings on
specific issues; assists with the preparation of formal reviews of projects or undertakings and
prepares recommendations for specific action to the Tribal Council.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Draft grant applications, funding proposals as needed.
2. Performs analytical reviews of grant applications Serve as a project officer on specific
community development projects or Initiatives.
3. Gathers, analyzes, maintains and reports out on information for specific community needs
4. Provide technical assistance to all departments for proposal development, and adherence to
TDN mission, vision, and goals.
5. Develop a functional, streamlined approach to grant seeking and grant management system
that best meets the needs of the Tribe & Departments.
6. Research funding sources for Tribal programs. Perform all duties required for grantsmanship;
including, but not limited to, writing, editing, research, data compilation and data analysis.
7. Responsible to perform contract management duties, including but not limited to, bid
preparation, budget negotiations, project scope development, construction monitoring and
project close-out activities.
8. Responsible to perform initial contract review and oversight of Contractors or Consultants
engaged by the department for the Tribe.
9. Draft RFQ/RFPs, other solicitations, to procure services & contractors. Oversee bid processes
in compliance with all tribal, federal, state, other required regulations and policies.
10. Manage a portfolio of projects; Senior Planner would be the primary point of contact, insuring
project is successful: all deliverables met on-time and on-budget, and all required reports,
invoices, and close-outs are performed timely.
11. Conducts field work activity as assigned in order to inspect ongoing tribal projects or to
determine conditions on a specific site or general area of the reservation.
12. Establish and maintain productive working relationships with other department staff, as well
as agency, funder, & regulatory staff.
13. Assists in the development and implementation of land use planning documents and land use
14. Leads Staff & Community Workshops/meetings to gather information & input on land use planning
decisions and documents.
15. Other duties as assigned.
Performs the full range of supervisor duties and responsibilities. Plans work of
subordinates based on priorities, nature of assignment, and capability of
employee. Develops work performance plans and evaluates performance of
1. Bachelor’s Degree in Planning and Land Use, Environmental Studies, Public Administration,
Economic Development or related field plus five (5) or more years of progressively responsible
work experience in planning or land use administration, or rural community development and
program planning for a tribal organization, public agency, or community based organization is
2. Demonstrated knowledge of program development, organization and evaluation methods
and practices, administrative and budgetary analysis principles and procedures, evaluative
methods and techniques, and federal and state funding programs.
3. Demonstrated knowledge of public and private sectors funding programs.
4. Demonstrated knowledge of effective technical writing skills, grantsmanship techniques and
program design required.
5. Ability to establish and maintaining cooperative and effective working relationships with
employees, funding agencies, other stakeholders, and Tribal Council.
6. Demonstrated knowledge of procurement & contract management methods.
7. Demonstrated knowledge of the Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation & Tribal communities.
8. Valid state issued driver’s license and/or the ability to obtain a California or Oregon
driver’s license. Must be insurable on the Tribe’s insurance policy.
9. All applicants are subject to the Tribe’s Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace Policy
including pre-employment screening.
10. Qualified American Indian Preference applies.
To apply, please visit out website at https://www.tolowa-nsn.gov/employment/ or email a resume to email@example.com