Head Cook

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Under direct supervision of Principal, accomplishes OOCS Program’s strategic objectives by supervising the kitchen staff, managing kitchen equipment, and planning and overseeing preparation of healthy meals. Maintains confidentiality of all privileged information.
This list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only of the tasks performed by this position and is not all-inclusive.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the direct supervision of the Principal.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

None

NATURE OF WORK

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

• Prioritizes, assigns, and schedules work activities and projects, monitors workflow, implements policies and procedures, reviews and evaluates work products, methods and procedures.
• Oversees preparation of meals for the program participants.
• Manages food, non-food products, and kitchen equipment to meet program objectives.
• Prepares all monthly menus, completes meal counts, and prepares applicable reports for submittal to the Principal.
• Ensures prepared hot food meets temperature standards, that the temperature is maintained by a controlled steam table, and that hot foods are served timely.
• Ensures catered meals are packaged in accordance with state recommended procedures.
• Enforces proper food handling procedures, including wearing required hair netting, wearing of serving gloves, and maintaining clean hands.
• Monitors good hygiene practices, including prohibiting painted or ornamented finger nails, that sick employees are not allowed around food, and that employees wash hands after personal breaks or handling meats, etc.
• Posts monthly menus for review by all kitchen employees.
• Ensures each meal meets one-third of the recommended daily allowance of vitamins, minerals, and food groups, and that each meal allows for substitution of scheduled entrée.
• Ensures that meat is not served in the same form two days in a row.
• Ensures planned menu includes vegetables and fruit for vitamin C and a high vitamin a/beta-carotene fruit or vegetable every other day.
• Ensures menu includes grain products, low fat milk or dairy products, and other foods to contribute to the calories and nutrients required by children.
• Ensures planned meals are prepared appropriately to keep food waste to a minimum.
• Manages storage of food and non-food products in order to meet daily menu requirements.
• Ensures frozen products required for the next daily meal are thawed properly.
• Reviews subsequent daily menu for advance preparations for the next day’s planned kitchen workload.
• Manages products including ordering supplies in accordance with planned menus for the month.
• Purchases all supplies from established sources in accordance with tribal procurement regulatory requirements and program directives.
• Manages each refrigerator, freezer, and pantry for meat, poultry fresh fruit, fresh vegetables, and dairy product storage.
• Incorporates the use of “first products in are used first”.
• Maintains temperature controls for stored food in accordance with state recommended procedures.
• Ensures storage equipment and kitchen areas are cleaned and sanitized at scheduled frequencies; includes daily cleaning of kitchen equipment used and proper storage.
• Maintains appropriate inventory of nutrition program reporting forms to meet reporting requirements; submits reports to state agencies as required.
• Attends staff meetings to be cognizant of program plans for any needed menu changes.
• Provides direction and supervision to kitchen staff, including volunteer workers, during their assigned working hours.
• Improves staff effectiveness by coaching, counseling, training and recommending disciplinary action for employees; and planning, delegating, monitoring, and appraising job tasks and results in a timely manner.
• Hosts regular staff meetings to ensure communication among personnel regarding program-related activities.
• Ensures that staff is functioning in a safe manner and abiding by all federal, state, and tribal laws, regulations, and rules regarding safety and health.
• Maintains professional and technical knowledge by: conducting research; attending seminars, educational workshops, classes and conferences; reviewing professional publications; establishing networks; participating in professional societies; and conferring with representatives of contracting agencies and related organizations.
• Performs other duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, SKILLS AND CERTIFICATIONS

• Knowledge of traditional form of government and pueblo customs and traditions.
• Knowledge of applicable federal, state, county, and local laws, regulations, and requirements.
• Knowledge of how to prepare well-balanced and nutritious meals.
• Knowledge of proper and safe food handling, storage, and disposal requirements.
• Knowledge of business English, proper spelling, grammar, punctuation, and basic arithmetic.
• Ability to communicate effectively in the English language both verbally and in writing.
• Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships with individuals of varying social and cultural backgrounds and with co-workers at all levels.
• Ability to safely operate various cooking equipment and kitchen appliances.
• Ability to work extended hours and various work schedules.
• Ability to work independently and meet strict time lines.
• Ability to make solid decisions and exercise independent judgment.
• Ability to demonstrate excellence in everything, and continually seek improvement in results.
• Ability to prepare accurate, complete, and legible reports.
• Ability to interpret applicable federal, state, county, and local laws, regulations, requirements, ordinances, and legislation.
• Skill in operating business computers and office machines, including in a Windows environment, specifically Word, Excel, Access, presentation software (such as PowerPoint), and PC-based computerized accounting software.
• Skill in preparing food for groups of people.
• Skill in handling sharp knives, and other cutting utensils.
• Skill in supervising, training, and evaluating assigned staff.
• Certified Food Handler.
• Certified in CPR and First Aid.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS, EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

High School Diploma or GED plus three years’ experience in a kitchen environment, including two years in a lead or supervisory role; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Current valid New Mexico Driver’s License. Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment drug/alcohol screen and background investigation.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly is required to stand; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee frequently is required to walk. The employee occasionally is required to climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

WORK ENVIROMENT:

Work is generally performed in a kitchen environment with a moderate noise level. Evening, weekend, and/or holiday work may be required.

NATIVE AMERICAN PREFERENCE
VETERAN PREFERENCE

SUBMIT APPLICATION AND RESUME TO:
OHKAY OWINGEH HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT
PO BOX 1099, OHKAY OWINGEH, NEW MEXICO 87566
FAX (505) 852-0093
lydell.lewis@ohkay.org

When required of the position, attach a copy of high school /GED, college education, certification(s) or license(s).

For Application Click Here

Incomplete applications may delay or exclude consideration of your application

Field Service Technician II

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Under direct supervision of the Field Service Supervisor and Utility Manager, provides maintenance of water and sewer systems for Ohkay Owingeh. Maintains confidentiality of all privileged information.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Work under the direct supervision of the Field Service Supervisor and Utility Manager.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

None.

NATURE OF WORK

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

• Repairs and maintains existing sewers and water lines
• Operates backhoe trenching and backfilling
• Performs plumbing repairs for residential and commercial customers
• Performs service calls
• Makes a call to confirm existing lines of phone, gas, and electric
• Installs new sewer and water main lines
• Installs new and replaces water and sewer hook-ups
• Exercises valves and flushes hydrants
• Responds to emergency calls for water leaks, sewer back-ups, repairs on irrigation diches
• Checks water tank levels and pump houses
• Tests water for levels of chlorine and fluoride
• Submits tests to labs monthly
• Inspects well areas and water pressure
• Checks lift stations and transfer station bins
• Obtain/Maintain Certifications (Water Quality/Waste Water)
• Performs other duties as assigned

JOB FUNCTION

• Knowledge of traditional form of government and pueblo customs and traditions
• Knowledge of the functions and structure of Ohkay Owingeh
• Knowledge of applicable federal, state, county, and local laws, regulations, and requirements
• Knowledge of the principles and practices of waterworks and sewer systems
• Knowledge of electrical and plumbing practices and techniques
• Knowledge of business English, proper spelling, grammar, punctuation, and basic arithmetic
• Ability to communicate effectively in the English language, and preferably in the Tewa language, both verbally and in writing
• Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships with individuals of varying social and cultural backgrounds and with co-workers at all levels
• Ability to maintain confidentiality
• Ability to operate heavy machinery
• Ability to work effectively with individuals and demonstrate leadership and team-building skills with empathy and enthusiasm
• Ability to demonstrate moral character, honesty, tact, fairness, lack of prejudice and desire to help when dealing with people.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality
• Ability to analyze situations and adopt appropriate courses of action
• Ability to demonstrate excellence in everything, and continually seek improvement in results
• Ability to work extended hours and various work schedules
• Skill in using, cleaning and maintaining a variety of exercise equipment
Perform other duties as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

• High School Diploma or GED and technical training in Electrical, Engineering, Plumbing, or related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Current valid New Mexico’s Driver’s License
• Must be insurable through the Pueblos insurance Carrier
• No felony convictions or gross misdemeanors within the past ten years
• Must successfully be able to successfully pass a pre-employment drug/alcohol screen and background investigation

NATIVE AMERICAN PREFERENCE
VETERAN PREFERENCE

SUBMIT APPLICATION AND RESUME TO:
OHKAY OWINGEH HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT
PO BOX 1099, OHKAY OWINGEH, NEW MEXICO 87566
FAX (505) 852-0093
lydell.lewis@ohkay.org

When required of the position, attach a copy of high school /GED, college education, certification(s) or license(s).

For Application Click Here

Incomplete applications may delay or exclude consideration of your application

Custodial/Maintenance

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Under the direct supervision of the Maintenance Supervisor, performs janitorial, custodial, and grounds keeping duties for Ohkay Owingeh.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Work under the direct supervision of the Maintenance Supervisor.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

None.

NATURE OF WORK

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

• Sweeps, mops, scrubs, and waxes floors.
• Dusts and polishes furniture; cleans offices.
• Washes windows, walls, and mirrors.
• Cleans, sanitizes, and deodorizes restrooms; replaces soap and paper products.
• Unclogs lavatories.
• Empties and cleans waste receptacles and ashtrays.
• Disposes of trash appropriately.
• Vacuums and shampoos carpets.
• Strips, waxes, and buffs floors.
• Cleans vents and light fixtures.
• Replaces light bulbs.
• Assists in moving office furniture.
• Maintains equipment and custodial supplies and replenishes as needed.
• Cuts weeds, rakes leaves, and removes litter from grounds.
• Maintains entrances, steps, walkways, and parking lots.
• Cleans snow and ice from parking lots, walkways, entrances, and steps.
• Trims and prunes trees and bushes at ten feet and below.
• Irrigates lawns using sprinklers, hoses, and flooding techniques.
• Performs minor maintenance and repairs.
• Sets up tables and chairs in various meeting rooms as requested.
• Adjusts heating, lighting, sound systems, and water valves in buildings as requested.
• Attends and participates in meetings and planning sessions.
• Informs supervisor of any defects or repairs needed in buildings or on grounds.
• Observes safety rules and maintains a safe environment.
• Contributes to a team effort and accomplishes related results as required.
• Performs other duties as required.

JOB FUNCTION

• Knowledge of traditional form of government and pueblo customs and traditions.
• Knowledge of occupational hazards and applicable safety practices.
• Ability to communicate effectively in the English language both verbally and in writing.
• Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships with individuals of varying social and cultural backgrounds and with co-workers at all levels.
• Ability to safely use cleaning products and safely operate cleaning equipment.
• Ability to understand and follow oral and written instruction.
• Ability to learn the methods of cleaning and caring for buildings, grounds, and equipment.
• Ability to work as a team member in a structured working environment.
• Ability to demonstrate excellence in everything, and continually seek improvement in results.
• Skill in the use of cleaning tools, chemicals, cleaners, and disinfectants.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

• High School Diploma or GED, six (6) months experience preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Maintain confidentiality at all times.
• Current valid New Mexico’s Driver’s License with no DWIs.
• Must be insurable through the Pueblos Insurance Carrier.
• No felony convictions or gross misdemeanors within the past ten years.
• Must successfully be able to successfully pass a pre-employment drug/alcohol screen and background investigation.
PHYSICAL, MENTAL AND ENVIROMENTAL DEMANDS:
• The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hand to finger handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk to hear.
• The employee occasionally is required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
• Able to work in fast-paced, multi-task environment.
• The employee must occasionally lift and or move up to fifty (50) pounds.
• Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Work is performed both indoors and outdoors. Exposure to fumes or airborne particles may occur, and the incumbent is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. Evening, weekend and or holiday work is rarely required.
The position description identifies the key responsibilities and expectations for performance. It cannot encompass all specific job tasks that en employee may be required to perform. Employees are required to follow any other job related instructions and perform job related duties as may be reasonably assigned by his/her supervisor.

NATIVE AMERICAN PREFERENCE
VETERAN PREFERENCE

SUBMIT APPLICATION AND RESUME TO:
OHKAY OWINGEH HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT
PO BOX 1099, OHKAY OWINGEH, NEW MEXICO 87566
FAX (505) 852-0093
lydell.lewis@ohkay.org

When required of the position, attach a copy of high school /GED, college education, certification(s) or license(s).

For Application Click Here

Incomplete applications may delay or exclude consideration of your application

Teacher

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Under the direct supervision of the Education & Disabilities Manager, develops, plans, and instructs children in activities designed to promote social, emotional, physical, and intellectual growth and development, to enable a successful transition into kindergarten. Maintains a safe and healthy learning environment that reflects the Pueblo’s Culture. Maintains confidentiality of all privileged information.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Work under the direct supervision of the Education & Disabilities Manager.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

Supervision of Teacher Assistant in classroom.

NATURE OF WORK

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

• Develops written daily, weekly, and monthly lesson plans in a manner that will develop each child’s physical, emotional, intellectual, and social behavior and in accordance with Head Start strategic plan; plans activities to stimulate growth in language, social, and motor skills.
• Provides stimulation activities and experiences in all curriculum areas; avoids activities causing over-stimulation or fatigue.
• Provides and supervises a variety of experiences by means of dramatic play, storytelling, field trips, and group discussion to stimulate students’ interest in and broaden understanding of their physical and social environment.
• Encourages children to take pride in their cultural heritage.
• Provides resources for special needs referrals such as speech, hearing, and behavior modification.
• Encourages children to develop their independence by assigning responsibilities to individuals and challenging each child with increasingly difficult tasks.
• Accompanies and transports children on field trips or to activities.
• Instructs children in practices of personal cleanliness and self-care.
• Fosters cooperative social behavior; promotes self-expression and appreciation of aesthetic experiences.
• Ensures the cleanliness and safety of materials, classroom, and playgrounds by performing routine inspections.
• Assists classroom volunteers and parents in feeling welcomed, comfortable, and involved.
• Maintains effective working relationships with parents by providing opportunities for parent participation.
• Observes and records each individual child’s progress and growth for planning future lessons and sharing information with parents; meets regularly with parents; provides regular written progress reports.
• Conducts home visits with families in coordination with other program staff for purposes of assessment, support, and sharing information on parenting, educational strategies, and classroom progress.
• Updates the Parent Communication ensuring accurate and timely information.
• Attends monthly parent meetings; occasional weekend events; and other program coordinated activities.
• Assists bus drivers on a scheduled basis to monitor children who are provided transportations services.
• Processes referrals requesting diagnostic testing to the appropriate Coordinator.
• Maintains confidential individual progress records for all children and staff, ensuring complete, accurate, and current files.
• Establishes classroom rules and routines that are understood and accepted by children and their parents.
• Completes attendance records and accident and incident reports.
• Maintains professional and technical knowledge by: conducting research; attending seminars, educational workshops, classes and conferences; reviewing professional publications; establishing networks; participating in professional societies; and conferring with representatives of contracting agencies and related organizations.
• Contributes to a team effort and accomplishes related results as required.
• Performs other duties as required.

JOB FUNCTION

• Knowledge of traditional form of government and pueblo customs and traditions.
• Knowledge of the functions and structure of Ohkay Owingeh.
• Knowledge of applicable federal, state, county, and local laws, regulations, and requirements.
• Knowledge of records management procedures.
• Knowledge of the principles, practices and methods of preschool curriculum development.
• Knowledge of early childhood development, diet, and nutrition guidelines.
• Knowledge of business English, proper spelling, grammar, punctuation, and basic arithmetic.
• Ability to communicate effectively in the English both verbally and in writing.
• Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships with individuals of varying social and cultural backgrounds and with co-workers at all levels.
• Ability to work effectively with individuals and demonstrate leadership and team-building skills with empathy and enthusiasm.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality.
• Ability to analyze situations and adopt appropriate courses of action.
• Ability to work independently and meet strict time lines.
• Ability to make solid decisions and exercise independent judgment.
• Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draws valid conclusions.
• Ability to demonstrate moral character, honesty, tact, fairness, lack of prejudice, and desire to help when dealing with people.
• Ability to work extended hours and various work schedules.
• Ability to supervise and ensure a safe learning environment for young children.
• Ability to adapt curriculum to meet the needs of all children including at-risk, special needs, gifted, and culturally diverse populations.
• Ability to respond to emergency or crisis situations.
• Ability to demonstrate excellence in everything, and continually seek improvement in results.
• Ability to prepare accurate, complete, and legible reports and create and present detailed, accurate, objective, and effective speeches and presentations.
• Skill in operating business computers and office machines, including in a Windows environment, specifically Word, Excel, Access, and presentation software (such as PowerPoint).
• Skill in analyzing problems, projecting consequences, identifying solutions, and implementing recommendations.
• Skill in classroom management.
• Skill in preparing reports and correspondence.
• Skill in directing the activities of groups of children; evaluating progress and maintaining an orderly classroom.
• Skill in writing lesson plans and using curriculum guides.
• Must satisfy health requirements as defined by the federal program standards.
• Certified Child Development Associate (CDA).
• Certified in First Aid and CPR.
• Possession of Food Handler’s Certificate.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

• Associate degree in Early Childhood Development or related field plus three (3) years’ experience working with children at the pre-school level; experience working with parents of young children preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Must satisfy health requirements as defined by the Federal Program Standards and be certified as a Child Development Associate (CDA).
• Must be willing to sign a confidentiality statement upon hire.
• Must be familiar with community resources that assist youth and families in the communities we service.
• Must be culturally sensitive and be able to work effectively with individuals from different ethnic backgrounds.
• Must be physically able to perform job duties.
• Must be able to maintain confidentiality.
• Strong clerical and computer/database skills; proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook.
• Current valid New Mexico’s Driver’s License with no DWI’s.
• Must be insurable through the Pueblos insurance Carrier.
• No felony convictions or gross misdemeanors within the past ten years.
• Must successfully be able to successfully pass a pre-employment drug/alcohol screen and background investigation.

NATIVE AMERICAN PREFERENCE
VETERAN PREFERENCE

SUBMIT APPLICATION AND RESUME TO:
OHKAY OWINGEH HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT
PO BOX 1099, OHKAY OWINGEH, NEW MEXICO 87566
FAX (505) 852-0093
lydell.lewis@ohkay.org

When required of the position, attach a copy of high school /GED, college education, certification(s) or license(s).

For Application Click Here

Incomplete applications may delay or exclude consideration of your application

Assistant Teacher

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Under the direct supervision of the Education & Disabilities Manager assists in providing classroom experiences to enhance and promote the educational, intellectual, social growth and development of children. Maintains a safe and healthy learning environment that reflects the Pueblo’s Culture.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Work under the direct supervision of the Education & Disabilities Manager.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

None.

NATURE OF WORK

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

• Assists in implementing lesson plans in a manner that will develop each child’s physical, emotional, intellectual, and social behavior and in accordance with Head Start strategic plan; assists with planned activities to stimulate growth in language, social, and motor skills.
• Assists Teachers in providing stimulation activities and experiences in all curriculum areas; avoids activities causing over-stimulation or fatigue.
• Assists Teacher in providing and supervising a variety of experiences by means of dramatic play, storytelling, field trips, and group discussion to stimulate students’ interest in and broaden understanding of their physical and social environment.
• Encourages children to take pride in their cultural heritage.
• Assists in analyzing and appraising children’s progress and maintaining accurate written records, including assessments, IEP and ILP documentation, screening instrumentation, anecdotal observations, and other forms in a child’s working file.
• Accompanies and transports children on field trips or to activities.
• Instructs children in practices of personal cleanliness and self-care.
• Fosters cooperative social behavior; promotes self-expression and appreciation of aesthetic experiences.
• Ensures the cleanliness and safety of materials, classroom, and playgrounds by performing routine inspections.
• Assists classroom volunteers and parents in feeling welcomed, comfortable, and involved.
• Assists Teachers in maintaining effective working relationships with parents by assisting with parent participation.
• Accompanies Teachers on home visits with families for purposes of assessment, support, and sharing information on parenting, educational strategies, and classroom progress.
• Completes attendance records and accident and incident reports.
• Updates the Parent Communication ensuring accurate and timely information.
• Attends Monthly Parent Meetings; occasional weekend activities; and other program coordinated events.
• Assists Teacher in implementing established classroom rules and routines and ensuring that they are understood and accepted by children and their parents.
• Assists children in getting off and on the bus; provides transportation to children as needed; drives program bus on an established schedule.
• Contributes to a team effort and accomplishes related results as required.
• Performs other duties as required.

JOB FUNCTION

• Knowledge of traditional form of government and pueblo customs and traditions.
• Knowledge of the functions and structure of Ohkay Owingeh.
• Knowledge of business English, proper spelling, grammar, punctuation, and basic arithmetic.
• Ability to communicate effectively in the English both verbally and in writing.
• Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships with individuals of varying social and cultural backgrounds and with co-workers at all levels.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality.
• Ability to work independently and meet strict time lines.
• Ability to demonstrate moral character, honesty, tact, fairness, lack of prejudice, and desire to help when dealing with people.
• Ability to work extended hours and various work schedules.
• Ability to supervise and ensure a safe learning environment for young children.
• Ability to respond to emergency or crisis situations.
• Ability to demonstrate excellence in everything, and continually seek improvement in results.
• Skill in analyzing problems, projecting consequences, identifying solutions, and implementing recommendations.
• Skill in administering disciplinary rules to children and resolving situational conflicts among children.
• Must satisfy health requirements as defined by the federal program standards.
• Certified Child Development Associate (CDA).
• Certified in First Aid and CPR.
• Possession of Food Handler’s Certificate.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

• High School Diploma or GED; one-year experience working with children at the pre-school level preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must satisfy health requirements as defined by the federal program standards and be certified as a Child Development Associate (CDA) or on the path to receiving one.
• Must be willing to sign a confidentiality statement upon hire.
• Must be familiar with community resources that assist youth and families in the communities we service.
• Must be culturally sensitive and be able to work effectively with individuals from different ethnic backgrounds.
• Must be physically able to perform job duties.
• Must be able to maintain confidentiality.
• Strong clerical and computer/database skills; proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook.
• Current valid New Mexico’s Driver’s License with no DWI’s.
• Must be insurable through the Pueblos insurance Carrier.
• No felony convictions or gross misdemeanors within the past ten years.
• Must successfully be able to successfully pass a pre-employment drug/alcohol screen and background investigation.

NATIVE AMERICAN PREFERENCE
VETERAN PREFERENCE

SUBMIT APPLICATION AND RESUME TO:
OHKAY OWINGEH HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT
PO BOX 1099, OHKAY OWINGEH, NEW MEXICO 87566
FAX (505) 852-0093
lydell.lewis@ohkay.org

When required of the position, attach a copy of high school /GED, college education, certification(s) or license(s).

For Application Click Here

Incomplete applications may delay or exclude consideration of your application

Assistant Teacher/Bus Monitor

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Under direct supervision of the Education and Disabilities Manager, assists teachers in providing classroom experiences to enhance and promote the educational, intellectual, and social growth and development of children. Serves as Bus Monitor and assists Bus Driver while children are transported to and from school. Maintains confidentiality of all privileged information.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the direct supervision of the Education and Disabilities Manager.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

None.

NATURE OF WORK

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

• Assists in implementing lesson plans in a manner that will develop each child’s physical, emotional, intellectual, and social behavior and in accordance with Head Start strategic plan; assists with planned activities to stimulate growth in language, social, and motor skills.
• Assists Teachers in providing stimulation activities and experiences in all curriculum areas; avoids activities causing over-stimulation or fatigue.
• Assists Teacher in providing and supervising a variety of experiences by means of dramatic play, storytelling, field trips, and group discussion to stimulate students’ interest in and broaden understanding of their physical and social environment.
• Encourages children to take pride in their cultural heritage.
• Assists in analyzing and appraising children’s progress and maintaining accurate written records, including assessments, IEP and ILP documentation, screening instrumentation, anecdotal observations, and other forms in a child’s working file.
• Accompanies and transports children on field trips or to activities.
• Instructs children in practices of personal cleanliness and self-care.
• Fosters cooperative social behavior; promotes self-expression and appreciation of aesthetic experiences.
• Ensures the cleanliness and safety of materials, classroom, and playgrounds by performing routine inspections.
• Assists classroom volunteers and parents in feeling welcomed, comfortable, and involved.
• Assists Teachers in maintaining effective working relationships with parents by assisting with parent participation.
• Accompanies Teachers on home visits with families for purposes of assessment, support, and sharing information
on parenting, educational strategies, and classroom progress.
• Completes attendance records and accident and incident reports.
• Updates the Parent Communication ensuring accurate and timely information.
• Assists Teacher in implementing established classroom rules and routines and ensuring that they are understood
and accepted by children and their parents.
• Assists children in getting off and on the bus; provides transportation to children as needed; drives program bus on an
established schedule.
• Attends monthly parent meetings; occasional weekend activities; and other program coordinated events.
• Rides the bus as a monitor to assist children on and off the bus.
• Releases children to adult authorized person only.
• Ensures children are secured before bus is in motion.
• Assists with bus evacuation drills, accidents, and/or emergencies.
• Contributes to a team effort and accomplishes related results as required.
• Performs other duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, SKILLS and CERTIFICATIONS

• Knowledge of traditional form of government and pueblo customs and traditions.
• Knowledge of the functions and structure of Ohkay Owingeh.
• Knowledge of business English, proper spelling, grammar, punctuation, and basic arithmetic.
• Ability to communicate effectively in the English both verbally and in writing.
• Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships with individuals of varying social and cultural
backgrounds and with co-workers at all levels.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality.
• Ability to work independently and meet strict time lines.
• Ability to demonstrate moral character, honesty, tact, fairness, lack of prejudice, and desire to help when dealing
with people.
• Ability to work extended hours and various work schedules.
• Ability to supervise and ensure a safe learning environment for young children.
• Ability to respond to emergency or crisis situations.
• Ability to demonstrate excellence in everything, and continually seek improvement in results.
• Skill in analyzing problems, projecting consequences, identifying solutions, and implementing recommendations.
• Skill in administering disciplinary rules to children and resolving situational conflicts among children.
• Must satisfy health requirements as defined by the federal program standards.
• Certified Child Development Associate (CDA).
• Certified in First Aid and CPR.
• Possession of Food Handler’s Certificate.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS, EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

High School Diploma or GED; one-year experience working with children at the pre-school level preferred; or
equivalent combination of education and experience. Must satisfy health requirements as defined by the federal
program standards and be certified as a Child Development Associate (CDA). Current valid New Mexico Driver’s
License. Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment drug/alcohol screen, background investigation, and
physical examination. Must be willing to sign a confidentiality statement upon hire.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle,
or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk; and stoop, kneel,
crouch, or crawl. The employee occasionally is required to climb or balance; and talk or hear. The employee must
occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

WORK ENVIROMENT:

Work is performed both indoors in a classroom setting with moderate noise level and outdoors. Evening, weekend,
and/or holiday work may be required. Travel within and outside of the pueblo area is required. Additional travel
outside of the pueblo area may be required for training, meetings, conferences, presentations, and other events.

 

NATIVE AMERICAN PREFERENCE
VETERAN PREFERENCE

SUBMIT APPLICATION AND RESUME TO:
OHKAY OWINGEH HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT
PO BOX 1099, OHKAY OWINGEH, NEW MEXICO 87566
FAX (505) 852-0093
lydell.lewis@ohkay.org

When required of the position, attach a copy of high school /GED, college education, certification(s) or license(s).

For Application Click Here

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Head Start Director

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Under general supervision of the Executive Director of Education, responsible for managing the Head Start Program for Ohkay Owingeh. Develops, plans, ensures implementation of budgets, provides for equipment, supplies, schedules, staffing and transportation arrangements. Maintains confidentiality of all privileged information.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED
Work under the direct supervision of the Executive Director of Education.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED
Supervision of Head Start Staff.

NATURE OF WORK

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
• Writes, coordinates and implements the Head Start work plan.
• Provides for a comprehensive program including improvement of health, nutrition and physical abilities of children.
• Supervises, coordinates and evaluates activities of Head Start Program in conjunction with parents and staff.
• Improves staff effectiveness by; coaching, counseling, training and recommending disciplinary action for employees; and planning, delegating, monitoring, and appraising job tasks and results in a timely manner.
• Determines goals for the Head Start Program in conjunction with program guidelines.
• Establishes short- and long-range operating plans.
• Assures that Head Start complies with Tribal/Federal/State regulations and operates within program guidelines, meets educational needs of the children in the program, and successfully involves parents.
• Provides training and information about Head Start.
• Prepares the Federal application annually on time, to ensure program continuation.
• Writes grant applications and contract applications for the continued funding of the Head Start Program.
• Oversees all operating budgets of the Head Start.
• Prepares and submits quarterly reports, and all other reports required.
• Achieves financial objectives by preparing the annual budget, inclusive of operational plans and objectives, and recommends staffing and expenditures; monitors program expenditures; institutes budget revisions as appropriate; and reviews purchase orders, request for payment, and in-kind contributions.
• Observes Teachers while teaching, and provides guidance, recommendations, and feedback.
• Hosts regular staff meetings to ensure communication among personnel regarding program-related activities.
• Develops, implements, and participates in staff development and training programs.
• Plans yearly calendar.
• Coordinates and assists in conducting and planning workshops for center staff and parents.
• Follows and ensures compliance to Head Start Child Abuse and Neglect Policy and Confidentiality Policy.
• Networks with local, state, and national organizations in the interest of low-income and Native American families.
• Oversees any consultants hired by the Head Start Program.
• Maintains professional and technical knowledge by; conducting research; attending seminars; educational workshops; classes and conferences; reviewing professional publications; establishing networks; participating in professional societies; and conferring with representatives of contracting agencies and related organizations.
• Increases management’s effectiveness by recruiting, selecting, orienting, training, coaching, counseling, and disciplining managers; communicating values, strategies, and objectives; assigning accountabilities; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results; developing a climate for offering information and opinions; integrating functional objectives; providing and participating in educational opportunities.
• Attends meetings and functions as required.
• Performs other duties as required.
JOB FUNCTION
• Knowledge of traditional form of government and pueblo customs and traditions.
• Knowledge of the functions and structure of Ohkay Owingeh.
• Knowledge of applicable federal, state, county, and local laws, regulations, and requirements.
• Knowledge of records management procedures.
• Knowledge of the principles, practices and methods of preschool curriculum development, and of Head Start management and programming.
• Knowledge of administrative and project management.
• Knowledge of early childhood learning methods.
• Knowledge of the development, preparation and control of budgets.
• Knowledge of managerial and statistical analysis techniques and reporting procedures.
• Knowledge of business English, proper spelling, grammar, punctuation, and basic arithmetic.
• Ability to communicate effectively in the English both verbally and in writing.
• Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships with individuals of varying social and cultural backgrounds and with co-workers at all levels.
• Ability to work effectively with individuals and demonstrate leadership and team-building skills with empathy and enthusiasm.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality.
• Ability to analyze situations and adopt appropriate courses of action.
• Ability to work independently and meet strict time lines.
• Ability to make solid decisions and exercise independent judgment.
• Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draws valid conclusions.
• Ability to identify and secure alternative funding or revenue sources.
• Ability to demonstrate moral character, honesty, tact, fairness, lack of prejudice, and desire to help when dealing with people.
• Ability to work extended hours and various work schedules.
• Ability to prepare accurate, complete, and legible reports and create and present detailed, accurate, objective, and effective speeches and presentations.
• Ability to interpret applicable Federal, State, County, and Local Laws, regulations requirements, ordinances, and legislation.
• Ability to adapt curriculum to meet the needs of all children including at-risk, special needs, gifted, and culturally diverse populations.
• Ability to respond to emergency or crisis situations.
• Ability to demonstrate excellence in everything, and continually seek improvement in results.
• Skill in operating business computers and office machines, including in a Windows environment, specifically Word, Excel, Access, and presentation software (such as PowerPoint).
• Skill in training staff and parents in child development needs.
• Skill in analyzing problems, projecting consequences, identifying solutions, and implementing recommendations.
• Skill in classroom management.
• Skill in preparing reports and correspondence.
• Skill in preparation of project time lines and staffing plans.
• Skill in budget preparation and administration.
• Skill in preparing, reviewing, and analyzing operational and financial reports.
• Skill in providing leadership to, supervising, training, and evaluating assigned staff.
• Must satisfy health requirements as defined by the federal program standards.
• Certified in First Aid and CPR.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
• Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Administration, Human Services, or related field plus five years’ experience in Head Start Program management or related field.
• Must be willing to sign a confidentiality statement upon hire.
• Must be familiar with community resources that assist youth and families in the communities we service.
• Must be culturally sensitive and be able to work effectively with individuals from different ethnic backgrounds.
• Must be physically able to perform job duties.
• Must be able to maintain confidentiality.
• Strong clerical and computer/database skills; proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook.
• Current valid New Mexico’s Driver’s License with no DWI’s.
• Must be insurable through the Pueblos insurance Carrier.
• No felony convictions or gross misdemeanors within the past ten years.
• Must successfully be able to successfully pass a pre-employment drug/alcohol screen and background investigation.

NATIVE AMERICAN PREFERENCE
VETERAN PREFERENCE

SUBMIT APPLICATION AND RESUME TO:
OHKAY OWINGEH HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT
PO BOX 1099, OHKAY OWINGEH, NEW MEXICO 87566
FAX (505) 852-0093
lydell.lewis@ohkay.org

When required of the position, attach a copy of high school /GED, college education, certification(s) or license(s).

Incomplete applications may delay or exclude consideration of your application.

For Application Click Here

Incomplete applications may delay or exclude consideration of your application

Utility Manager

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Under the direct supervision of the Public Works Division Directorate, oversees and manages daily operations for the Ohkay Owingeh Utility Department including the operations and maintenance of water, wastewater and solid waste. Maintains confidentiality of all privileged information.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Work under the direct supervision of the Public Works Division Directorate.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

Supervision of the Utilities Department.

NATURE OF WORK

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • • Develops and implements a strategic plan to maintain capacity to deliver effective and efficient – Water, Sewer and Solid Waste services to Ohkay Owingeh.
  • • Establishes, implements, and communicates goals, objectives, policies, and procedures in accordance with strategic plan.
  • • Promulgates rules and regulations for the department; communicates departmental policies, procedures, regulations, guidelines, goals, and objectives.
  • • Evaluates program to plan and implement priorities to meet the needs of the community.
  • • Maintains positive relations with community members and agencies by administering community relations programs.
  • • Communicates with local, state, regional, and outside agencies and associations; acts as a representative of the Pueblo along with the Directorate of the Public Works Division.
  • • Works in cooperation with agencies of the Pueblo, other Tribes, the Federal Government, and the State of New Mexico.
  • • Reviews operations to determine impact and effectiveness, provides recommendations for expansion, and/or improvements in services.
  • • Determines actions to be taken in the event of emergencies such as power failures at water pumps, broken water or sewer lines, and training of water lines.
  • • Ensures confidential maintenance of all program files.
  • • Maintains appropriate documentation on incidents as required by policies and procedures.
  • • Generates reports as needed.
  • • Works with Division Directorate to achieve financial objectives by preparing the annual budget, inclusive of operational plans and objectives, recommends staffing and expenditures.
  • • Works with Division Directorate to secure additional funding and grant monies for continuation and expansion of program services.
  • • Prepares and presents reports on the status, activities, and plans for current and future operations.
  • • Improves staff effectiveness by; coaching, counseling, training and recommending disciplinary action for employees; and planning, delegating, monitoring, and appraising job tasks and results in a timely manner.
  • • Hosts regular staff meetings to ensure communication among personnel regarding program-related activities.
  • • Inspects work areas to determine the type of work required and the materials and equipment required for project completion.
  • • Plans and develops scope of work for staff.
  • • Assigns staff to sanitations, maintenance, repair projects, and activities.
  • • Manages sanitation facilities.
  • • Communicates with customers and employees.
  • • Communicates department activity to the Directorate of Public Works Division.
  • • Coordinates the technology needs of the office; purchase hardware and software; ensures staff is fully trained on systems, policies and procedures.
  • • Represents the department and the Pueblo to external agencies, consultants, other organizations, and individuals, and establishing solid relationships with programs of common interests.
  • • Contributes to program effectiveness by; identifying short-term and long-range issues and goals that must be addressed; providing information and commentary pertinent to deliberations; recommending options and courses of actions; and implementing directives.
  • • Conducts annual department evaluation and assessments of program components and staff according to established policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by; conducting research; attending seminars, educational workshops, classes and conferences; reviewing professional publications; establishing networks; participating in professional societies; and conferring with representatives of contracting agencies and related organizations.
  • • Contributes to a team effort and accomplishes related results as required.
  • • Maintain/Obtain Certifications (Water Quality/Wastewater).
  • • Performs other duties as required.

JOB FUNCTION

  • • Knowledge of traditional form of government and pueblo customs and traditions.
  • • Knowledge of the functions and structure of Ohkay Owingeh.
  • • Knowledge of applicable federal, state, county, and local laws, regulations, and requirements.
  • • Knowledge of principles and practices of waterworks and sewer systems, including budgeting, program planning and development, employee supervision and training.
  • • Knowledge of workplace safety requirements and practices.
  • • Knowledge of records management procedures.
  • • Knowledge of business English, proper spelling, grammar, punctuation, and basic arithmetic.
  • • Ability to communicate effectively in the English both verbally and in writing.
  • • Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships with individuals of varying social and cultural backgrounds and with co-workers at all levels.
  • • Ability to work effectively with individuals and demonstrate leadership and team-building skills with empathy and enthusiasm.
  • • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • • Ability to analyze situations and adopt appropriate courses of action.
  • • Ability to work independently and meet strict timelines.
  • • Ability to make solid decisions and exercise independent judgment.
  • • Ability to be persuasive and tactful in controversial situations.
  • • Ability to create and present effective speeches and presentations.
  • • Ability to identify and secure alternative funding or revenue resources.
  • • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • • Ability to delegate complex and routine tasks appropriately.
  • • Ability to demonstrate moral character, honesty, tact, fairness, lack of prejudice, and desire to help when dealing with people.
  • • Ability to demonstrate excellence in everything, and continually seek improvement in results.
  • • Ability to interpret applicable federal, state, county, and local laws, regulations, requirements, ordinances, and legislation.
  • • Skill in operating business computers and office machines, including in a Windows environment, specifically Word, Excel, Access, and presentation software (such as PowerPoint).
  • • Skill in analyzing problems, projecting consequences, identifying solutions, and implementing recommendations.
  • • Skill in preparation of project timelines and staffing plans.
  • • Skill in budget preparation and administration.
  • • Skill in preparing, reviewing, and analyzing operational and financial reports.
  • • Skill in providing leadership to, supervising, training, and evaluating assigned staff.
  • • Skill in water/sewer operation, maintenance of water pumps and sewage systems, and chlorinating of water.
  • • Skill in preparing reports and correspondence.
  • • Solid Wastewater Operator License.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • • Bachelor’s Degree – Construction Management, Engineering, Business Management, Public Administration, or related field, plus five (5) years progressive work experience in related work including three (3) years supervisory experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • • Must be physically able to perform job duties.
  • • Must be able to maintain confidentiality.
  • • Strong clerical and computer/database skills; proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook.
  • • Current valid New Mexico’s Driver’s License with no DWI’s.
  • • Must be insurable through the Pueblos insurance Carrier.
  • • No felony convictions or gross misdemeanors within the past ten years.
  • • Must successfully be able to successfully pass a pre-employment drug/alcohol screen and background investigation.

VETERAN PREFERENCE

SUBMIT APPLICATION AND RESUME TO:
OHKAY OWINGEH HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT
PO BOX 1099, OHKAY OWINGEH, NEW MEXICO 87566
FAX (505) 852-0093
lydell.lewis@ohkay.org

When required of the position, attach a copy of high school /GED, college education, certification(s) or license(s).

For Application Click Here

Incomplete applications may delay or exclude consideration of your application