Assistant Director: Ute Indian Tribe Administration

Assistant Director: Ute Indian Tribe Administration

Ute Indian Tribe Administration

Assistant Director

The Ute Indian Tribe practices TRIBAL PREFERENCE in accordance with the Indian Preference Act, Indian Civil Rights Act and Indian Self Determination Act.

Employees must clear a Background Check in compliance with the Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act.

Employees must clear pre-employment alcohol/drug screenings in compliance with the Ute Tribe Substance Abuse Policy.

Must successfully complete a three (3) month’s probationary period in accordance with the Ute Tribe Personnel Manual


Position is permanent full-time. Minimum working hours of 32 hours per week (Monday thru Thursday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM) with the understanding that the employee must be willing work long and irregular hours.

Employee must be dependable, reliable, responsible, and fulfill obligations.

This is a tribally-funded position.


The Assistant Director will perform skilled work in the operation and oversight of the Ute Tribe Organization.

This position requires working in the office as well as occasionally in the field. Willingness to work within the environment associated with the position’s location and purpose. Able to work extended hours, which might include weekends/holidays.

This is an advanced working level. Incumbent works under the general guidance and direction of the Executive Director and Tribal Business Committee.

The incumbent must also deal with residents, members of the public, and staff in a courteous and respectful manner. This includes receiving complaints as well as documenting and preparing report on any such complaints and respond in a courteous and respectful manner.

Supervision Received

Employee works under the supervision of the BUSINESS COMMITTEE and Executive Director

Supervision Exercised

Over all department personnel directly or through department heads or subordinate supervision.


(Examples may include but are not limited to the following).

  • Oversee and coordinate the activities of the operating division of the Membership Fund.
  • Assist the Executive Director as assigned.
  • Responsible for formulation of departmental annual budgets and assisting departments over which he or she presides with their budget.
  • Ensure compliance and look into ways of streamlining the various departments operational budget.
  • Coordinate inter-department fiscal management needs and projections.
  • Direct, review and approve all major expenditures.
  • Perform quarterly fiscal reviews of departmental budgets and submittal of modifications to the Executive Director.
  • Provide supervision, evaluation and direction to department managers and other assigned staff to include periodic performance reviews.
  • Assist in the development of reports and presentations as required.
  • Conduct regular and monthly staff meetings.
  • Create and facilitate necessary training at all levels.
  • Review and approve on and off-site training request.
  • Recruit department directors with coordination of Personnel Department.
  • Comply with the Financial Plan.
  • Assist in the establishment of goals and objectives, business plans and strategic plans for the membership fund in harmony with the Financial Plan.
  • Ensure compliance with approved tribal policies, applicable state and federal regulations and applicable codes and laws.
  • Review all personnel actions and ensure compliance with the Human Resources Manual.
  • Facilitate on-going reviews of organizational flow charts and collaborate with management staff to make and recommend change.
  • Approve leave time for those under direct supervision.
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of effective working relationship with the reservation, community, local, state, regional and national Indian and non-Indian organizations.
  • Protect, preserve, and perpetuate the sovereignty, culture, history, integrity, cultural and natural resources and land base of the Ute Indian Tribe.
  • Coordinate and cooperate with the management of the Enterprise Fund and Venture Fund.
  • Assist in the implementation of a management training program designed to give tribal members the educational and work experiences necessary to be eligible for more senior management positions.
  • All other duties as assigned.


Required knowledge, skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  1. Knowledge of the principal and practices of public or business administration.
  2. Knowledge of organization and administration techniques, methods, practices, planning and procedures.

Ability to:

  1. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative interdepartmental and public relations.
  2. Ability to research and to prepare comprehensive written reports.
  3. Ability to work with the public and interpret tribal goals, objectives, and policies including the ability to present oral and written recommendations.


  • Must possess a valid Utah State Driver License and qualify for a Ute Tribe Driver License Driving history must meet insurance carrier requirements.
  • Must pass a pre-employment drug test and take a random drug test when required.
  • Must pass a Criminal Background Check
  • Must successfully complete a three (3) month’s probationary period during which the incumbent twill be evaluated for satisfactory performance of typical duties listed.


Graduate from college with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or a related field. Three (3) years’ experience managing governmental activities; or an equivalent combination of training and experience which provided the capabilities to perform the described duties.

How to Apply:

Applicant can go to Ute tribe website.

Applicant can go to personnel for an application.

Applicant can fill out an application and send to:

UIT Human Resource

P.O. Box 190

Fort Duchesne, Utah


Phone or email or

Direct line (435) 725-4044


Direct line (435) 725-4017

Fax (435) 722-6823.