Open Positions at Wild Horse Pass Development Authority

Facilities Maintenance Engineer 2
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LOCATION: Wild Horse Pass Development Authority
COMPENSATION: $16.25 - $24.25 per hour, DOE
HOURS OF WORK: 40 hours per week, full-time 
FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt
SUPERVISORY: No
REPORTS TO: Facility Manager


POSITION SUMMARY
The Facilities Maintenance Engineer 2 is a hands on position responsible for providing general maintenance work on the WHPDA business portfolio’s which include Motorsports Park, Rawhide Western Town, Gila River Displays (GRD) and other business’s that may be assigned.

JOB DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Act as a Roving Engineer handling all maintenance issues and performing preventative maintenance and repairs for all assigned businesses.
  • Follow all Safety Policies as written in the Wild Horse Pass Development Safety Manual.
  • Perform necessary general maintenance repairs and related duties for the WHPDA business portfolio, Motorsports, Rawhide and GRD properties. This includes Electrical troubleshooting and repairs from low voltage to three phase 480 volts, plumbing repairs, roofing, landscaping and asphalt patching, Fire Alarms and other safety systems.
  • Knowledge of HVAC systems, preventive maintenance and troubleshooting to component level as needed.
  • Be able to respond to emergency situations during or after hours and be available for event setup and assist in the events as needed.
  • Knowledge of all areas of maintenance to include HVAC, Electrical, Carpentry, Plumbing, mending fences, Fire Alarm and other safety systems. Able to use basic equipment while ensuring safety and follow PPE requirements when using all gas powered equipment and when performing landscaping clean-up duties requiring use of chain saws, weed eaters, trimmers, rakes, motorized hand trimmer and other hand/power tools.
  • Prepare written material (e.g. Air Conditioners, heating units, exhaust, evacuation or ventilation units), for the purpose of preventive maintenance, documenting activities and/or conveying information.
  • Participate in meetings, workshops, training, and seminars as required for the purpose of conveying or gathering information required to perform the job effectively.
  • Support all HVAC and Electrical projects as required within the project development.
  • Monitor and conduct water treatment testing and analysis of the water following all environmental guidelines and ensure the River Pump house runs efficiently.
  • Perform general maintenance work orders as needed for all building portfolios.
  • Help support facility manager (GRD/RAWHIDE/WHPDA) inspection requests, repairs, troubleshooting, project completion or as needed.
  • Perform daily property inspections throughout assigned portfolio.
  • Safely maintain and operate all vehicles like club cars, lifts, trucks and Toro carts used by maintenance.
  • Able to pay attention to detail and maintain compliance with all safety guidelines and company policies set by the portfolio.
  • Attend safety training and safety meetings to ensure safety best practices adherence.
  • Participate in a monthly organization and cleaning day and properly store items in the maintenance shop, organize tools, racks, inventory of parts and supplies in all maintenance areas.
  • Perform other duties, although not outlined, as directed by management

KEY QUALIFICATIONS – EDUCATION & WORK EXPERIENCE 

  • E.P.A. 608A certified, 'Universal' Technician Certification preferred.
  • Minimum of three years related experience in construction and maintenance field.
  • Must be able to use hand held power tools, multi-meter, miter saw and troubleshoot equipment as needed.
  • Must possess a High school diploma or equivalent (GED); and prefer trade school certification.
  • A satisfactory result obtained through a test for illegal drugs is a requirement of employment.
  • Must acknowledge and agree to maintain a Drug-free Work Place as a condition of employment.
  • Must possess a valid AZ driver's license, provide a 39-month violation-free MVR report.
  • Must be able to obtain for Tribal operator license driving permit at the time of hire.
  • Training in CPR and First Aid preferred.
  • Willing to pursue continued education.
  • Willing to test for and obtain licenses to drive heavy equipment in a fast paced environment.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES 

  • Ability to write and speak effectively, provide verbal and written reports as needed.
  • Able to operate heavy equipment as loaders, sweepers, water truck, tractor and power tools.
  • Ability to work in a team environment; willing to be a team player and support various business entities.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with people of varied economic, educational and cultural backgrounds.
  • Knowledge of building and safety codes and emergency procedures relative to fire, life, and safety procedures.
  • Ability to act calmly and responsibly in an emergency situation; stay in control.
  • Ability to prioritize time and responsibilities, to fulfill job duties, tasks, requests with minimal to no supervision.
  • Dependable, reliable, self-sufficient, self-motivated with a strong ability to perform the job satisfactorily.
  • Capable of coordinating & working with facilities maintenance staff on plans, and project development goals and business entities within the project development.

COMPUTER SKILLS
Basic knowledge of the Microsoft Suite, Outlook.

LANGUAGE SKILLS
Ability to write and speak effectively. Provide verbal and written reports as needed.

MATH SKILLS
Ability to work with mathematical concepts and apply such concepts to practical situations.

REASONING ABILITY
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in all formats and deal with both abstract and concrete variables.

WORKING CONDITIONS
Work is performed both outside and inside; primarily outside. Outside work is performed in most kinds of weather with exposure to extreme heat, fumes and direct sunlight and extreme heat. Work is performed primarily in an amusement park / race track setting. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.

Evening, night, weekend, and holiday work is required. Extended hours and irregular shifts may be required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be outside for an entire shift/extended period of time in most all types of weather, including hot weather. During their shift, an employee will be required to walk; use hands and fingers to handle, or feel; execute repetitive motions of the wrists, hands and fingers; reach with hands and arms; and talk and hear. The employee is regularly required to sit; and climb, balance, bend, stoop, lift, carry, push, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

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Project Manager
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LOCATION: Wild Horse Pass Corporate Center
COMPENSATION: $62,707 - $82,078 Annually
HOURS OF WORK: 40+ hour work week
REPORTS TO: Senior Project Manager


POSITION SUMMARY
This position will be part of the WHPDA Development Team and will report to the Senior Project Manager and the Assistant General Manager of Development. The Project Manager will contribute and support the planning and execution of the assigned projects.

JOB DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES 
An employee in this position may be called upon to do any or all of the following essential functions. These examples do not include all of the duties which the employee may be expected to perform.

  • Monitoring project progress by reporting and following up with stakeholders on the completion or delay of project phases
  • Communicate with stakeholders regarding project needs and goals
  • Contribute to the planning and development of projects
  • Schedule meetings with project team and stakeholders
  • Maintaining project documents and reports
  • Assist in establishing a QA/QC program and its implementation for WHPDA
  • Research information as required
  • Performing administrative tasks such as preparing invoices, estimates, scheduling meetings, etc.
  • Completing any tasks assigned by the Project Manager in an efficient and timely manner
  • Network with consultants, architects, engineers, estimators, contractors, subcontractors and suppliers for Wild Horse Pass infrastructure needs.
  • Identify potential long lead or potential cost escalation items.
  • Participate in the regular project development team meetings to discuss project status, project resources, and other needs.
  • Serve as a resource for others in the department at times to fulfill their assignments
  • Ensures effective and efficient use of budgeted funds, materials, facilities and time
  • Ensures effective public relations and customer service related to planning, development, building and code enforcement issues.

KEY QUALIFICATIONS - EDUCATION & WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Degree in Architecture, Engineering or a related field preferred.
  • Bluebeam, PlanGrid, BIM 360 and AutoCAD preferred.
  • Previous experience in project management or a similar role will be considered.
  • Keeps abreast of changing regulations and policies through continued education and professional growth.
  • Maintains cooperative relationships with peers, agencies and other governmental units.
  • Attends conferences, workshops, and seminars as appropriate to ensure continued education.

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of applicable Tribal, federal, state and local ordinances and regulations.
  • Considerable knowledge of commercial development, redevelopment and growth of the WHP Development area.
  • Good knowledge of public relations practices.
  • Skill in the use of office equipment and technology, including computers, related software, project management software, and the ability to master new technologies.
  • Ability to effectively communicate and present ideas and concepts orally and in writing and make presentations in public forums, to a wide variety of audiences.
  • Ability to critically assess situations and solve problems and work effectively under stress, within deadlines and changes in work priorities.
  • Ability to attend occasional meetings outside of normal business hours.
  • Friendly and professional demeanor
  • Exhibit a high level of professionalism
  • Knowledge of and understanding of correspondence requirements in a political environment
  • Basic math skills and calculations (e.g., Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent, and to draw and interpret bar graphs.)
  • Must act with diplomacy and tact
  • Knowledge of appropriate safeguards for protecting confidential data
  • Demonstrate organization and time management skills
  • Must have ability to exercise sound independent judgment

COMPUTER SKILLS
Microsoft Word; Microsoft Excel; Microsoft Outlook; Internet Explorer; basic knowledge project management software.

LANGUAGE ABILITY
Ability to read and comprehend simple/complex instructions, correspondence, and memos. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write internal and external correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations, to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

MATH SKILLS 
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent, and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

REASONING ABILITY
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in all formats and deal with both abstract and concrete variables.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit for an entire shift/extended period of time. The employee occasionally is required to stand; and bend, climb, stoop, lift, carry, push, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move 15 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

WORKING CONDITIONS
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Work will be performed both inside and outside on a regular basis, in most weather conditions.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Occasional overnight travel is expected for this position. Local day travel is expected regularly.

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Senior Project Engineer
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COMPENSATION: $88,544 to $107,623 Annually
BENEFITS OFFERED: 401K, Dental, Life, Medical, Vision
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full-Time
LOCATION: Wild Horse Pass Corporate Center
COMPENSATION: $88,544 - $107,623 Annually
HOURS OF WORK: 40+ Hour work week
REPORTS TO: Assistant General Manager, Development
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POSITION SUMMARY
This position will be part of the WHPDA Development Team. The employee is responsible for managing all projects that are assigned during the planning, consultant/contractor selection process, contract negotiation, design, construction and close-out of new and existing infrastructure projects. Management of infrastructure projects, capital improvements and the Community involvement process throughout Wild Horse Pass and the Gila River Indian Community (GRIC) Districts 1-7 will be a requirement of this position.

JOB DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
An employee in this position may be called upon to do any or all of the following essential functions. These examples do not include all of the duties which the employee may be expected to perform.

  • Provides technical expertise and support to the Assistant General Manager of Development, the Board of Directors, GRIC Tribal Council and other bodies as needed related to development and redevelopment projects.
  • Network with and manage consultants, architects, engineers, estimators, contractors, subcontractors and suppliers for Wild Horse Pass infrastructure needs.
  • Assist in the selection of consultants and contractors during pre-design and pre-construction services.
  • Assist in the preparation of project milestone schedules.
  • Identify and coordinate to obtain any project required permits.
  • Identify potential long lead or potential cost escalation items.
  • Collaborate with estimators on cost estimates, cost model and material comparisons, constructability reviews and schedules.
  • Manage pre-construction coordination meetings and assist with bid analysis and reviews.
  • Visit and observe ongoing projects to further develop personal and professional knowledge and offer technical assistance to the team where possible.
  • Participate in the regular project development team meetings to discuss project status, project resources, and other needs.
  • Serve as a resource for others in the department at times to fulfill their assignments.
  • Prepares Board agenda items and regular and special reports, provides technical analysis and makes presentations.
  • Coordinates the implementation of various evaluations and assessments; environmental studies, feasibility studies, and the ability to assist and implement plans based on related recommendations.
  • • Coordinates the implementation of infrastructure projects with the necessary public entities such as: GRICUA, DPW, GRTI, SRP, SWG and others.
  • Works with and manages consultant agreements; and works with attorneys as needed.
  • Ensures effective and efficient use of budgeted funds, materials, facilities and time.
  • Ensures effective public relations and customer service related to planning, development, building and code enforcement issues.
  • Partners with the WHPDA Marketing Manager to confer with a range of interests and individuals, to respond to and resolve complaints and complex issues, and ensures proper public notification on development issues, and promoting citizen participation and positive public relations on departmental programs and activities.
  • Reviews projects and guides compliance with the Master Plan, advises on alternative development methods and conducts field inspections of projects to ensure conformity to GRIC statutes and regulations, and WHPDA Design Guidelines.
  • Performs other work as required.

KEY QUALIFICATIONS - EDUCATION & WORK EXPERIENCE

  • A Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, construction management or related field is required.
  • Ten (10) or more years of progressively more responsible experience in infrastructure and civil project planning, design and construction management.
  • State of Arizona Certified Professional Engineer
  • Intermediate to advanced CAD design skills.
  • Keeps abreast of changing regulations and policies through continued education and professional growth.
  • Maintains cooperative relationships with peers, agencies and other governmental units.
  • Attends conferences, workshops, and seminars as appropriate to ensure continued education.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of applicable Tribal, federal, state and local ordinances and regulations.
  • Considerable knowledge of commercial development, redevelopment and growth of the WHP Development area.
  • Considerable knowledge of BIM 360 and PlanGrid
  • Good knowledge of public relations practices.
  • Skill in the use of office equipment and technology, including computers, related software, project management software, and the ability to master new technologies.
  • Ability to effectively communicate and present ideas and concepts orally and in writing and make presentations in public forums, to a wide variety of audiences.
  • Ability to critically assess situations and solve problems and work effectively under stress, within deadlines and changes in work priorities.
  • Ability to attend occasional meetings outside of normal business hours.
  • Friendly and professional demeanor
  • Exhibit a high level of professionalism
  • Knowledge of and understanding of correspondence requirements in a political environment
  • Basic math skills and calculations (e.g., Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent, and to draw and interpret bar graphs.)
  • Must act with diplomacy and tact
  • Knowledge of appropriate safeguards for protecting confidential data
  • Demonstrate organization and time management skills
  • Must have ability to exercise sound independent judgment

COMPUTER SKILLS
Microsoft Word; Microsoft Excel; Microsoft Outlook; Internet Explorer; basic knowledge project management software.
Language Ability: Ability to read and comprehend simple/complex instructions, correspondence, and memos. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write internal and external correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations, to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

MATH SKILLS
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent, and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

REASONING ABILITY
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in all formats and deal with both abstract and concrete variables.

WORKING CONDITIONS
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Work will be performed both inside and outside on a regular basis, in most weather conditions.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit for an entire shift/extended period of time. The employee occasionally is required to stand; and bend, climb, stoop, lift, carry, push, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move 15 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

WORKING CONDITIONS
The work 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 work environment is usually moderate.
This position has no supervisory responsibilities.
Occasional overnight travel is expected for this position. Local day travel is expected regularly.

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Senior Project Manager
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LOCATION: Wild Horse Pass Corporate Center
COMPENSATION: $96,712 - 143,257 Annually


JOB DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Prepares a Project Plan based on the goals established by the Owner’s Team for their approval. The Plan will include all aspects necessary to implement the project including budget, schedule, organization, and processes. Responsible for the execution of the Plan.
  • Prequalify all consultants/contractors requested to propose/bid, prepare and administer RFP and RFQ processes, and prepare a written analysis for each selection for Owner’s Team review and decision.
  • Works with the architect, Owner’s Team and Community representatives in developing home designs that meet the preferences of the Community in a cost effective and environmental responsible manner.
  • Reviews all design documents for all improvements, checks for conformance with proper design standards, Community Codes, Owner’s Team directives and general cost-effectiveness.
  • Develops Quality Control Plan for Owner’s Team approval. Administers the process to select the required Quality Control consultants and employees. Supervises the implementation of the Plan to insure quality in aspects of the project.
  • Coordinates the process and works with the necessary GRIC entities to receive all required approvals, permits and entitlements.
  • Reviews and approves all pay applications, financial approvals, purchase orders in accordance with GRIC Financial Policies.
  • Serves as the primary staff person to the Owner’s Team preparing reports, plans, agendas, assessments and recommendations to implement the project.
  • Works closely with all utility providers in the design and construction of the required utility services to meet the project schedule.
  • Serves as a contact person for Community Departments, utility providers and other entities for all project activities.
  • Maintain files and document archives (paper and digital) for all project documents, design documents, as-builds and warranties.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

AUTHORITY
As set forth by the Owner's Team.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 1) BS/BA in civil/mechanical engineering, architecture, construction management or similar field.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible project management experience; and which includes five (5) years supervisory experience.
  • Ten years of progressively more responsible experience in residential construction management or real estate development.
  • Considerable knowledge and experience in the housing development process with similar projects. It would be preferable if the applicant had prior experience working with other tribal entities and Native American Community’s within Indian Country.
  • Substantial administrative and management skills.
  • Thorough knowledge of local design and construction practices, including typical Means & Methods of home building. Knowledge in the 2012 International Residential Code (IRC), International Fire Code (IFC) including GRIC jurisdictional requirements when applicable.
  • Must have considerable computer skills, particularly in Computer Aided Design.
  • Effective interpersonal skills; ability to prioritize time and responsibilities in such a way as to fulfill primary goals and complete numerous details that accompany each project, which requires incumbent to exercise flexible hours.
  • Three business references are required.
  • Must have ability to exercise sound independent judgment.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Physical condition adequate to meet the physical and emotional demands of the assigned duties.
  • Must acknowledge and agree to maintain a Drug-free Work Place as a condition of employment.
  • Must have a valid Arizona Driver’s License and provide proof of past driving record for the past thirty-nine (39) months from the Dept. of Motor Vehicles.
  • Preference is given to qualified members of the Gila River Indian Community. Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference Act (Title 25, US Code, Section 472 and 473). The Gila River Indian Community is also committed to achieving the full and equal opportunity without discrimination because of Race, Religion, Color, Sex, National Origin, Politics, Marital Status, Physical Handicap, Age or Sexual Orientation. In other than the above, the Gila River Indian Community is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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Shuttle Operator
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COMPENSATION: $12.00 Hourly
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part-Time


SUMMARY
The shuttle operator is responsible for providing shuttle transportation services for guests and patrons along pre-determined shuttle routes ensuring the highest level of customer service is provided to all guests.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Operate passenger shuttle on a scheduled route to and from various locations throughout the Development.
  • Operate shuttle on special trips as scheduled by the Transportation Manager.
  • Keep records of passengers in the Log; create related reports.
  • Perform daily inspections and record findings.
  • Provide necessary general cleaning maintenance duties on shuttle vehicles. For example:fabric cleaning, vacuum cleaning, washing and polishing as required, wax and buff as required; following cleaning specifications.
  • Clean debris after each shuttle run, maintain cleanliness in each shuttle vehicle after each drop off; maintain general good appearance of shuttle vehicles.
  • Surface clean of smudges and grease marks. Apply cleaning solutions as needed. Follow proper cleaning methods and take precaution measures when using certain cleaning items.
  • Cleaning of chrome, stainless steel hardware, which includes horns, lights, frame, steering wheel, panel deck, windows, interior and exterior of shuttle vehicles, etc.
  • Pressure wash and clean shuttle buses as required, due diligence performed, routine clean.
  • Practice safe driving at all times.
  • Complete other related and unrelated duties as assigned by management.

JOB KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS

  • Ability to follow guidelines and instructions on safe transportation procedures.
  • Knowledge of general emergency procedures relative to fire, life, and safety.
  • Ability to act calmly and responsibly in an emergency.
  • Ability and willingness to follow policy and procedures.
  • Reliable and dependable.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Ability to write and speak effectively, provide verbal and written reports as needed.
  • Ability to work in a team environment, supporting various business entities.
  • Dependable, reliable, self-sufficient, self-motivated individual preferred.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • Must be at least 21 years of age and possess high school diploma or equivalent (GED)
  • Valid AZ driver’s license required, provide 39-month violation-free MVR report.
  • Must be able to obtain for Tribal operator license driving permit at the time of hire.
  • CPR and First Aid Certification within 90 days of hire.
  • This position requires non-smoking during shift/working hours, and while in public view.

REQUIRED PRE-EMPLOYMENT SCREENING

  1. A satisfactory result obtained through a test for illegal drugs is a requirement of employment.  Must acknowledge and agree to maintain a drug-free work place as a condition of continued employment.
  2. All employees must consent to an extensive criminal background screening.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be outside for an entire shift/extended period of time. During their shift, the employee will be regularly be required to sit for an entire shift; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk and hear.

The employee is regularly required to sit; and climb, balance, bend, stoop, lift, carry, push, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move 15 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.

WORKING CONDITIONS
Work is performed both outside and inside; outside work is performed in all kinds of weather with exposure to extreme heat, direct sunlight, exhaust fumes and tobacco smoke. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud. Evening, weekend, and holiday work is required. From time to time, extended shifts and irregular shifts may be required.

Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference Act (Title 25, US Code, Section 472 and 473). The Gila River Indian Community is also committed to achieving the full and equal opportunity without discrimination because of Race, Religion, Color, Sex, National Origin, Politics, Marital Status, Physical Handicap, Age or Sexual Orientation. In other than the above, the Gila River Indian Community is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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