The Evaluation Unit Manger is responsible for overseeing and managing internal and external evaluation planning and projects. This position will also provide leadership within their department by planning and tracking of the goals and objectives associated with Great Plains Tribal Epidemiology Center (GPTEC) funding streams. The Evaluation Unit Manger identifies opportunities for and response to external evaluation opportunities, develops and enhances partnerships and relations with individual tribes in the Great Plains Area. Additionally, the incumbent is responsible for developing plans, programmatic objectives, policy formulations, and evaluation activities.
The supervisor sets the overall objectives and resources available. The employee and supervisor, in consultation, develop deadlines, projects, and work to be done.
The employee is considered an expert and is responsible for planning and carrying out the assignment, resolving most of the conflicts that arise, coordinating the work with others as necessary, and interpreting policy on own initiative in terms of established objectives. In some assignments, the employee also determines the approach to be taken and the methodology to be used. The employee keeps the supervisor informed of progress and potentially controversial matters.
Completed work is reviewed only from an overall standpoint in terms of feasibility, compatibility with other work, or effectiveness in meeting requirements or expected results.
There are established procedures for doing the work and a number of specific guidelines are available as a resource.
The employee may be required to use judgment in locating and selecting the most appropriate guidelines, references, and procedures for application and in making minor deviations to adapt the guidelines to specific cases. The employee may also determine which of several established alternatives to use. Situations to which the existing guidelines cannot be applied or significant proposed deviations from the guidelines are referred to the supervisor.
Complexity/Scope of Work
The work includes some variations, and may involve different and unrelated processes and methods. The decision regarding what needs to be done depends upon the analysis of the subject, phase, or issues involved in each assignment, and the chosen course of action may have to be selected from many alternatives.
The work involves establishing criteria; formulating projects; assessing program effectiveness; or investigating or analyzing a variety of unusual conditions, problems, or questions.
The personal contacts are with employees throughout the organization and are generally engaged in different functions and kinds of work, and may be representatives from various levels. Other personal contacts at this level include contact with partner organizations, Tribal affiliate organizations, and members of the general public.
The purpose is to plan, coordinate, or advise on work efforts, or to resolve operating problems by influencing or motivating individuals or groups who are working toward mutual goals and who have basically cooperative attitudes.
Work Environment/Physical Demands
The characteristic demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.
The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table or while intermittently sitting, standing or stooping. The work is typically performed in an office and the noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands and fingers to manipulate, handle, or feel; and, talk or hear. The employee must regularly lift and/or move light objects. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
This position requires operation of a motor vehicle, and may require travel.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Supervisory and Management Responsibility
This position is a first level supervisor and is usually responsible for the work performance of a small group of employees. The employee is responsible for planning, organizing and monitoring day‑to‑day work on a short‑term cycle. This position assigns work to subordinates, adjusts workflow to maintain balance among positions and meet priorities or deadlines, and makes minor changes in structure, methods, or procedures as necessary to accommodate changes in work pattern, emphasis, or capability. The employee carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
The GPTCHB is a tribal organization which follows tribal preference laws. It is our policy to give preference to qualified Indian/Tribal candidates over qualified non-native candidates in hiring decisions, if all other qualifications are equal.
Employment is contingent upon the outcome of all required criminal background checks.
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