Natural Resource Ranger

Ohkay Owingeh
Posted 1 week ago

Job Features

Position TitleNatural Resource Ranger
DepartmentNatural Resource
Period to Apply05/23/2023-Open Until Filled
SupervisorRealty Manager
Pay Rate$17.49 - $26.14
Position StatusRegular Full-Time
FLSA StatusNon-Exempt
LocationOhkay Owingeh

Job Description


Under the direct supervision of the Realty Manager, protects Ohkay Owingeh Natural Resources Ordinances, and Regulations within the Ohkay Owingeh Land Grant. Maintains confidentiality of all privileged information.


Work under the direct supervision of the Realty Manager.





• Enforces applicable Tribal, State, and Federal Laws, Regulations, and Ordinances related to Natural Resources.
• Enforces Natural Resources Laws, Regulations, and Ordinances.
• Assists Realty Office with marking boundaries within the Land Grant.
• Conducts preliminary investigations, gathers evidence, and submits reports as required.
• Protects Private, Public, Tribal, and Government Property.
• Patrols within the boundaries of Ohkay Owingeh to enforce range, fish, wildlife, and grazing Regulations and Ordinances.
• Places call to Tribal Police Law Enforcement Department to make arrest and/or issue citations.
• Completes and submits reports.
• Interviews person(s) with complaints or inquiries and directs them appropriately.
• Provides security services when necessary.
• Assists Police Officers as needed.
• Creates and implements specialized programs, tasks forces, and teams for particular situations related to Cultural and Natural Resource violations.
• Responds to citizen and local Law Enforcement Agencies’ requests for assistance on Natural Resource issues.
• Writes clear, concise, incident reports, Submits weekly activities to Supervisor.
• Maintains Tribal Boundaries by mending broken fences, picking up and disposing trash and dead animals on the highways and Tribal roads.
• Employee must carry and be able to use the following tools inside appointed vehicle; shovel, rake, pitch fork, fencing wire, hammer and pliers. Removes debris from Tribal ditches.
• Repairs and mends fence as necessary.
• Aid private individuals, Tribal Departments, and other Law Enforcement Agencies’, pertaining to Wildlife, Cultural, and Natural Resources.
• Reads Chamita Water Meter, Check and monitor twice daily.
• Repairs, and patches ditches and any water break or overflows. If employee is unable to repair, they must notify their Supervisor immediately.
• Contributes to a team effort and accomplishes related results as required.
• Performs other duties as assigned.


• Knowledge of the functions and structure of Ohkay Owingeh.
• Knowledge of the Ohkay Owingeh lands.
• Knowledge of business English, proper spelling, grammar, punctuation, and basic arithmetic.
• 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 Law Enforcement and Public Relations.
• Knowledge of Pueblo’s Judicial System.
• Knowledge of the Pueblo’s geography and road locations.
• 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 maintain confidentiality.
• Attend fairs, conferences, and community meetings in order to promote program and message.
• Ability to define problems collects data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
• Ability to prepare accurate, complete, and legible reports and create and present detailed, accurate, objective, and effective speeches and presentations.
• Ability to integrate training, experience, and common sense sufficient to identify potential dangerous situations, make effective logical decisions, and exercise the appropriate measure of tact or force to resolve the situation with minimum injury to self or person(s) or minimum damage to property involved.
• Ability to give and receive orders, follow instructions in verbal and written format.
• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
• Ability to analyze situations and adopt appropriate courses of action.
• Ability to comprehend, retains, and recalls factual information, and learns and applies acquired skills and techniques to the performance of assignment duties.
• Ability to protect the Natural Resources of the pueblo and enforce the Laws with due regard for the rights and safety of individuals, preservation of property, and maintenance of good community and interpersonal relationships in compliance with established Laws, Policies, Procedures, and Regulations.
• Ability to make solid decisions and exercise independent judgement.
• 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 analyzing problems, projecting consequences, identifying solutions, and implementing recommendations.
• Independently use time efficiently to prioritize and perform multiple tasks to meet multiple concurrent deadlines and manage large volumes of work.
• Work effectively under pressure and cope with multiple interruptions to meet deadlines.
• Establish and maintain effective professional working Departments/Programs, Clients, Peers, and the General Public.
• Comply with office and personnel procedures.
• Participate in applicable trainings.
• Ability to work effectively with individuals and demonstrate leadership and team-building skills with empathy and enthusiasm.
• Ability to work as a team member in a structured working environment.
• 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, and be able to work on 24-Hour on-call basis is required.
• Ability maintains a high level of physical fitness to perform duties under any condition.
• Certified in CPR and First Aid.



• High School Diploma or GED with three (3) years’ experience in Realty, Natural Resources or conservation; must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age; 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.


FAX (505) 852-0093

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

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