General Manager

Position: General Manager
Accountable to: Tribal Council
Salary Range: $80,000 -- $110,000, DOE
Classification: Management, Regular, Full-time
Application Deadline July 31, 2017


The General Manager (GM) provides the planning, organization, coordination, monitoring and direction necessary to ensure effective administrative operations and programs of the BPT based on existing Tribal goals, strategies and objectives, and in compliance with all applicable Tribal and federal policies, regulations and procedures. Further, the GM ensures the organization’s structure (table of organization) is properly aligned with these goals, strategies and objectives, including all related service and program delivery requirements. Finally, the GM ensures that the staff is competent and receives any necessary training required to effectively do the work required by their jobs.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Ensure development and any appropriate and necessary updating of a five-year strategic plan for the BPT and gain Council approval of the plan.

2. Coordinate and ensure development, understanding, support, updating and evaluation of annual (or other period) Tribal goals, strategies and objectives based on the Council-approved BPT Strategic Plan.

3. Periodically evaluate and make necessary changes in the organization structure and operations to ensure proper alignment with Tribal goals, strategies and objectives. Ensure that the staff is trained, competent and effectively working to pursue and meet these goals, strategies and objectives.

4. Continuously evaluate Tribal policies, regulations and procedures. Propose and make any needed changes after gaining Council approval as appropriate.

5. Ensure preparation and gain approval for an annual Tribal budgetary process and budget sufficient to pursue and meet Tribal goals, strategies, and objectives, including making any needed changes in and/or complying with associated policies, regulations and procedures.

6. Provide oversight and general supervision to all departments by working collaboratively with 2nd-level managers to prepare and implement operational and program budgets and plans.

7. Monitor compliance with all applicable Tribal and federal policies, regulations and procedures. Take corrective action as may be necessary and appropriate.

8. Assist staff in the identifying funding resources for Tribal programs and services, including capital projects and enterprises that align with the strategic direction of the Burns Paiute Tribe.

9. Oversee and provide guidance for the preparation, submission, negotiation, implementation and monitoring of grants, contracts and cooperative agreements between the BPT and other entities. Ensure that all grants, contracts and cooperative agreements are managed in compliance with applicable Tribal and federal policies, regulations and procedures.

10. Oversee the planning, development and completion of all capital projects, including land acquisition.

11. Oversee and provide guidance in managing employee performance and other personnel matters in accordance with Employee Policy Manual, the Tribal Governance Ordinance, the Constitution of the BPT and applicable federal laws, regulations and guidelines.

12. Organize and hold regular, semi-annual work sessions (or more frequently if needed) to inform and keep Council members reasonably and formally up to date on tribal strategic issues, goal achievement, status of projects and other information needed to help ensure the quality of their deliberations and effectiveness of their decisions.

13. Ensure provision of needed support services to the General Council and Tribal Council, including any Council-appointed committees.

14. In coordination with the Tribal Council, help ensure and support the development of appropriate and needed relationships with other Tribes, government agencies and organizational entities.

15. In coordination with the Tribal Council, serve as an official spokesperson (point-of-contact) to the media regarding Tribal plans, events, issues, etc. Ensure that any staff authorized to have media contact are adequately informed about the topic to be addressed and can communicate effectively.

16. Perform other duties as may be prescribed by the Tribal Council.


  • Bachelor’s degree in public administration, business administration or a closely related field from an accredited University required. Master’s degree is preferred.
  • Ten or more years of successful administrative/management work experience (Tribal preferred), including strategic planning, policy analysis, organization change, budget development and financial management, performance management system development, public relations and board-of-control relations.
  • Five or more years of successful experience managing an organization of 10 or more employees
  • Demonstrated knowledge of organization development and change principles and techniques
  • Ability to guide the Tribal Council in identifying governance issues and opportunities and propose alternative solutions/options for policy and other decisions
  • Demonstrated skill in grant writing/management and contract development/management
  • Successful experience in capital project planning, funding and development
  • Clear understanding of the importance of Tribal natural/cultural resource preservation and methods to achieve it
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, with ability to effectively communicate with staff, Tribal members, federal, state, local government officials, media and the general public
  • Demonstrated understanding of the principles of Federal Indian Law, including sovereignty, the Federal Trust Responsibility, Tribal/State relations, Tribal Self-Determination and Tribal history


Burns Paiute Tribe

Welcome to the Burns Paiute Tribe.


  +1 (541) 573-2088 Administration
  +1 (541) 573-1910 Tribal Council
  100 Pasigo St. Burns Or 97720

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