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Temporary Project Manager

Kletsel Dehe/Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation
Williams, CA
United States
Professional Areas: 
Budgeting and Operations
Code Enforcement
Economic Development
Infrastructure Planning
Land-Use Management
Real Estate Development
Zoning Administration

SUMMARY:  Kletsel Dehe Wintun Nation and Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation (Tribes) are federally recognized tribal governments.  The Tribes provide for the health and welfare of their people, govern their own lands and affairs with sovereign independence and in a manner consistent with its cultural values, and to enhance and diversify their economies for the overall good of the nations.  The Tribes are governed by elected Tribal Councils. As federally-recognized tribes, Yocha Dehe and Kletsel Dehe exercise a government-to-government relationship with the United States, as well as with the State of California and local governments.


POSITION SUMMARY:  This position will be responsible for planning and overseeing all aspects of the planning and development of the Kletsel Dehe Tribal community and government center in the City of Williams to ensure the project is completed in a timely fashion and within budget. This position works with the Project Committee team to plan and designate project resources, set deadlines, assign responsibilities, prepare budgets, monitor progress, and keeps stakeholders informed throughout the project life cycle. The term of the contract will be temporary and will be driven by the demands, timelines and deliverables of the project.



To perform this job successfully, contracted employees must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations.

  • Actively monitors project costs and implements cost controls and cost forecasting of projects.
  • Oversees/conducts project coordination meetings and represents the Tribal interests, as appropriate.
  • Works with key project stakeholders to evaluate options and organizes work scopes to meet overall project needs.
  • Prepares necessary contract documentation for implementation of projects and ensures documentation is processed through to completion in accordance with Tribal contracting policies.
  • Ensures safe construction practices, and proper construction permitting and inspection processes are followed.
  • Assists with preliminary estimates of projects to evaluate their viability.
  • Communicates the project status regularly to the Project Committee.
  • May be required to present directly to Tribal Council(s).
  • Performs other duties as assigned.





The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.


Education and Experience


A minimum of four years of related experience and/or training; Bachelor's degree, certifications or equivalent combination of experience, certification and or education. Experience seeing projects through the full life cycle, highly desired.


Communication and Comprehension Skills  

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports and business correspondence, Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public. Most have strong interpersonal skills.


Mathematical Skills     

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of geometry and trigonometry.  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.   Must have basic accounting experience to manage complex budgets and funding.


Reasoning Ability  

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


Computer Skills

Must be computer literate and proficient in multiple functions within Microsoft Office’s word processing, spreadsheets, and database applications. 


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Individuals must be able to successfully pass the Tribal Gaming Agency (TGA) Background Check if required.  Must possess a valid driver’s license, and maintain a driving record that is satisfactory to the Tribe’s insurance carrier.


Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and arms to operate office equipment; push, pull and grasp objects; talk and hear. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job with or without reasonable accommodations. 


Additional Conditions of Employment

Must have the ability to travel up to 25-50% of the time, depending on project milestones. Must be able to work with diverse population and with cultural sensitivity.  Must be willing to sign a Non-Disclosure, Non-Disparagement and Confidentiality Agreement

Published on:
October 7, 2020 - 12:32pm
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