CHIEF BALCKBIRD CENTER                                P.O. BOX 39                                                         ODANAH, WI 54861

Job Title:                              Chief Conservation Warden

Department:                        Natural Resource Department

Hourly Rate:                        $16.50/hr                             Subject to grant funding

Exempt:                               No/Hourly

Supervisor:                          Natural Resource Manager

Summary: The Chief Conversation Warden will be responsible for enforcement of tribal natural resource, conservation, environment protections and sanitation ordinances within the exterior boundaries of the Bad River Reservation and the western waters of Lake Superior.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities including the following. Other duties may be assigned.

The Chief Warden is Responsible for the overall supervision pf all enforcement activities of Tribal wardens through the chain of commands. The Chief Warden will conduct inspections on a monthly basis including: vehicle inspection, weapon inspection, identification of equipment needing repair/replacement, and review of staffing schedules. Hold visit with community members to discuss local concerns. Prepare and maintain a training plan for each tribal warden which details the type, hours, and costs of in-service training, and weapons certification. Coordinate and complete on-site monitoring of all conservation enforcement training.

Approve leave requests and complete personnel evaluations for all enforcement staff members.

Administer Tribal Personnel Policies and Procedures and the Tribe’s P.L. 93-638 Contract “Section F-6 Special Performance Standards-Conservation Enforcement.” Investigate complaints regarding Tribal Conservation Enforcement Staff and jurisdictional conflicts. Review cases brought to tribal court by Tribal wardens and monitor conviction rates.

Review and prepare, with administrative assistant, annual Enforcement Division budget, cash flow statement, work plan, and equipment purchase list for submission and approval to Natural Resource Department August 1 of each year. The budgets and cash flows shall include equipment to be purchased or replaced, training for conservation staff, office and field supplies, salaries, and other divisional operational costs. Approve all equipment and supply purchase orders and insure that costs do not exceed approved budgets. All equipment and repair contracts over $1000 shall be reviewed and approved by the Natural Resource Director to insure compliance with federal regulations and to ensure all equipment and repair purchases adhere to the tribal Procurement Policy. Review program expenditures using monthly financial reports to insure compliance with cash flow projections. Conduct an annual comprehensive physical inventory of all Conservation Enforcement equipment assigned to every conservation warden. Review lists for all property purchased or assigned to the Enforcement Division in compliance with P.L. 93-638 contract requirements. Insure the Enforcement staff retain and manage all information required to efficiently direct field operations and meet BIA federal contract requirements. Complete a monthly narrative report for submission to the Natural Resource Department. Coordinate Tribal enforcement activities with appropriate, Federal, State, local and tribal enforcement and all judicial departments and agencies. Develop, Implement, administer, and maintain a Standard Operating Procedures Handbook for enforcement staff (i.e. use of force, gun discharge policy, etc.). Prepare Annual Report on tribal enforcement activities for submission to the Natural Resource Director, and as required under tribes P.L. 93-638 contract. Make public speaking appearances to inform enforcement agencies, tribal communities, and the general public on the role and function of the tribal Conservation Enforcement Program.

Qualification Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative to the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:


Associate or Bachelor Degree in Police Science or Administration preferred. At least three years’ experience as a law enforcement officer or conservation enforcement warden. Supervisory training with demonstrated supervisory experience/skills. Eligible to be a license Peace Officer under Federal or State Law.

Demonstrate successful experience with policy administration, personnel management, and planning and organization skills. Knowledge of grant and contract administration, with previous experience and demonstrated ability in budget planning, monitoring, and reporting.

Demonstrated skill in report writing and other written or oral communication.

Must be able to abide by applicable privacy and confidentiality requirements.

Basic knowledge of reservation lands.

Ability to locate, read, and write land descriptions from maps and plat books.

Other Skills and Abilities:


This is a required driver position.

Must possess a valid driver’s license and meet eligibility for tribal insurance.

Must be self-motivated, trustworthy, dependable, and willing to work long hours occasionally.

Background Check:

This position is contingent on ability to pass background check required. This position required for eligibility required driver check, to meet eligibility for Tribal Insurance.

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Must be physically able to perform all job duties, including field work. Must be able to pass a physical fitness test required. Walking, standing, bending, stooping and occasional lifting up to 50lbs., and/or carrying for short distances required. Subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, and must be willing to work in adverse weather conditions as necessary. Must have, or be able to obtain within one year of being hired, required warden training.

Working Environment: The working environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the working environment is usually moderate to loud. Subject to inside and outside environmental conditions.

Drug-Free Workplace Act in accordance with the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988, P.L. 100-690 and the Bad River Tribe’s Employee Policy & Procedures Handbook. Indian Preference will be given in accordance with P.L. 93-638 and the Tribe’s Preference Policy.

Send Application and Resume To:

PUBLIC:                                                                                                                                       Bad River Tribe

Opens: February 5th, 2018                                                                                            Attn: Personnel

Closes: Open until filled.                                                                                                               P.O. Box 39

                                                                                                                                                      Odanah, WI 54861