Navajo Technical University

I. PURPOSE
To reaffirm the College’s commitment to affirmative action and equal employment opportunity. It is the intent of Navajo Technical College to ensure that all applicable rules and regulations of the Navajo Preference in Employment Act is carried out and enforced as it relates to the Affirmative Action Regulations of the Navajo Nation Tribal Code.

II. POLICY

A. The Navajo Technical College reaffirms its commitment to equal employment opportunity as stated in its policy of 1979. The College seeks to employ qualified individuals regardless of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, or presence of any disability. Equal employment opportunity is considered by the Navajo Technical College to include all aspects of employment, recruitment, selection, hiring, training, promotion, pay benefits, leave transfers, ad terminations. To further equal employment opportunity, all employment decisions will be made on this principle.

The Affirmative Action Program of the College seeks to include protected groups in all categories of its work force and in its education programs. The success of these efforts will benefit employees and enhance the College as an educational and service institution.

Traditionally the best qualified applicants have been hired and promoted. However, Federal Affirmative Action guidelines/interpretations now provide to hiring from a top group of applicants. Therefore, supervisors are encouraged to hire and promote the Colleges’ goals to correct under-utilization of minorities and/or women in the College work force. The purpose is to help departments and the College meet their Affirmative Action goals.

B. Responsibility for equal employment opportunity and affirmative action throughout the College rests with the President. The President has appointed the Director of Human Resources to administer the College Affirmative Action Program. Deans, department heads, and supervisory personnel are directly responsible for the implementation of the College policy and procedures regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action in their units and in meeting affirmative action/equal opportunity commitments.

C. It is the responsibility of the Director of Human Resources to identify problem areas by organizational departments and job groups; to establish, promote, and encourage progress in meeting affirmative action goals and timetables; to insure compliance with the college policy concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action; and to keep the President appraised.

D. The Navajo Technical College will continue to work cooperatively with appropriate federal and state agencies and community organizations which share its affirmative action and equal employment opportunity objectives.

III. PROCEDURE
Navajo Technical College is an equal opportunity institution providing educational and employment opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, or disability. Inquiries concerning the above, including the application of the Title VI, Title IX, or Sec. 504, may be referred to the College, to Director of Human Resources, P.O. Box 849 Lower Point Road 371 Crownpoint, New Mexico, Ph# 505-786-4110.

Navajo Technical University Crownpoint, NM, USA
Jan 16, 2020
Full time
POSITION TITLE: Director of Support Services POSITION NUMBER: 0369.3 PAY GRADE: E-7 DEPARTMENT: Support Services REPORTS TO: Vice President of Operations JOB PURPOSE:  The Director of Support Services provides management and monitors the operational Ind fiscal activities for: Construction, Copy Center, Employee Housing, Maintenance and Safety, and Transportation Services. Provides management to support the Mission statement, goals, and objectives of the University, the incumbent plans, establishes and implements policies and procedures. JOB DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Approves budget expenses up to authorized dollar amounts. Oversees the supervision of staff, including work allocation, scheduling, training, and problem resolution. Hosts regular staff meetings to ensure communication among personnel regarding departmental activities. Increases staff effectiveness by recruiting, hiring, selecting, orienting, training, coaching, counseling, evaluation and disciplining, and terminating personnel appropriately; communicates values, strategies, and objectives. Obtains, develops and maintains necessary personnel, training, and equipment to achieve financial, operational, and compliance expectations. Provides oversight of construction and building projects. Oversees the management of excess property. Researches and identifies prospective grant funding to meet Mission and Goals if Navajo Technical University Generates and submits grant proposals and applications consistent with state annual funding goals. Consults with all segments of management responsible for policy or action. Ensures compliance within area of responsibility. Makes recommendations for improving effectiveness of policies and procedures. Ensures that through planning, design, construction and maintenance the highest reasonable system reliability factor is maintained. Provides planning, direction, interdepartmental coordination and development of new administrative procedures and policies necessary for the achievement of team goal. Coordinates activities of assigned components with those of other department . Seeks mutual agreement of problems involving coordination. Coordinates and collaborates with other departments of the Institute in establishing and carrying out responsibilities. Defines and recommends objectives in each area of support services operations. Develops specific short-term and long-term plans and programs, together with supporting budget requests and financial estimates. Directs, monitors, and appraises the performance units immediately reporting and provides the necessary coordination among activities. Establishes objectives and procedures governing the performance of assigned activities. Maintains appropriate communications within area of responsibility. Plans, reviews, and recommends adequate plans for the control of planned output , budget spending, labor efficiency, material efficiency, customer service, and order entry efficiency, along with human utilization. Reviews and approves cost control reports, and cost estimates. Reviews and approves major projects involving major functional changes within the Service Department functional areas. Reviews and approves the implementation of organization plans that support Service Department functional areas. Reviews performance against operating plans and standards. Provides reports to subordinates on interpretation of results and approves changes in direction of plans. Selects and maintains qualified personnel in all positions reporting directly. Assumes other activities and responsibilities from time to time as directed. Ensures that duties, responsibilities, and authority and accountability of all direct subordinates are defined and understood. Report writing as needed for grants, contracts and internal communications. Performs other duties as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS: Master's degree in Public Administration, Construction Management or related field Five years construction, housing, maintenance or transportation experience. Three years in a management capacity. Higher Education experience preferred. Valid state driver's license. Must be able to pass background check, with NO prior convictions of any felonies. The Navajo Nation Preference in Employment Act applies to all hiring, promotions or transfers of individuals into this position.
Navajo Technical University Crownpoint, NM, USA
Jan 16, 2020
Full time
POSITION DESCRIPTION POSITION: Associate Veterinarian/Veterinary Technology Instructor DEPARTMENT: Veterinary Technology Program REPORTS TO : Director of Veterinary Teaching Hospital JOB PURPOSE: This 12-month, grant-funded, staff/instructor, salaried position provides direct instruction of Veterinary Technology Program students and facilitates a meaningful and effective learning experience of the course competencies in the classroom, field, and laboratory settings. Provides direct instruction in Veterinary Technology and Animal Science for students. Provides professional clinical support to the NTU Veterinary Teaching Hospital in small and large animal medicine, surgery, and dentistry. Provides assistance to Land Grant Program activities. Provides outreach, and performs research . Employee handles veterinary emergencies and provides weekend clinic by assignment. Employee assists with livestock feeding, watering, and care on rotating schedule during holidays and breaks, and when student workers are unavailable. This position description indicates in general the nature and levels of work, knowledge, skills, and abilities. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required or assigned to this position. JOB DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Plans, evaluates, implements and revises as necessary, an overall written instructional plan in Veterinary Technology, including syllabi and course outlines that embody the national accreditation standards of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and regulations of the New Mexico Board of Veterinary Medicine. Organizes and instructs classes and labs in Veterinary Technology from twelve (12) to sixteen (16) student credit hours per semester, including direct instruction, supervised practicum, laboratory, clinical, and field experience, instructional planning and preparation, grading assignments, tests and performance, tutoring, submitting attendance records, and planning student conferences. Organizes and conducts essential skills labs for students and maintains records. May be assigned to teach Animal Science courses Teaches all courses in accordance with approved schedule of classes and approved course descriptions. Evaluates student performance systematically and creates and maintains accurate, confidential student performance records. Conducts and prepares reports of assessments in regard to performance measures that meet AVMA, HLC and NTU requirements and uses data to improve instruction. Actively seeks additional ways to improve instruction and to update and/or revise course content and teaching methodology in order to maintain currency and relevance to AVMA accreditation standards. Prepares students for the Veterinary Technician National Examination and state exams. Uses a variety of instructional techniques and methodologies, such as: Student discussion of cases, questions and issues in the subject areas; Laboratory and field practicum activities using technical equipment and handling real-time animal science, care, and treatment situations; Practical situational problem-solving; Direct participation in action research projects including gathering data, outlining procedures, sampling, handling samples, data entry, evaluating, summarizing, etc.; Use of audiovisual equipment, distance-learning technology, computerized instruction, outside presenters, long and short-term assignments, student teams, library research, and other current materials and methods appropriate to the courses taught. Uses current texts, materials, teaching aids and techniques in the assigned subject areas. Maintains current professional knowledge of the assigned subject areas. Collaborates with Director in ordering textbooks, learning materials, tools, and equipment. Submits regularly to Director and maintains all Veterinary Technology Program, Veterinary Teaching Hospital, and Land Grant Program material on the common network server. Maintains knowledge of NTU degree requirements, programs and course transfer information. Maintains regular office hours for students and faculty. Submits student grades and assessment reports in a timely manner. Assists Director with student admission requirements. Assists Director with student advisement on academic curricula. Collaborates with Director in student referral for academic counseling and/or alcohol and substance abuse counseling as needed. Takes all necessary and reasonable safety precautions to protect staff, students, clients, community members, materials, equipment and facilities. Assists with maintaining current inventory of all equipment, tools, and supplies. Provides feedback on work and assignments to students, faculty and Director. Provides accurate and timely reports and documents as assigned; may be required to submit regular reports. Assists in program reviews and accreditation guidelines with regard to student academic achievement and their success on outcomes. Participates in and develops efforts to recruit and retain students. Participates in research and grant-writing to acquire funding for food and agriculturally-based projects for the Land Grant Program and related programs, students, and community. Maintains and submits required USDA and other research reports according to published guidelines. Serves as an advisor to student clubs. Assists students in obtaining internships, externships, and practicum sites. Provides quality customer service for clients and quality small and large animal veterinary services by performing office procedures, physical examinations, laboratory and diagnostic procedures, anesthesia, surgery, preventative medicine, dentistry, emergency care, breeding soundness and lameness examinations, herd-health management, consultations, etc., as assigned. Provides emergency and after-hours services. Communicates, in writing and verbally, and collaborates regularly with Director and staff regarding veterinary services, program activities, community services/outreach, research, etc. Works closely with Director, staff, and students in planning and conducting services outside of classroom and clinical instruction. Provides appropriate veterinary care for strays, unwanted animals, and/or feral animals in a manner consistent with the Navajo Nation Animal Control and New Mexico Board of Veterinary Medicine regulations as approved by the Director. Operates the latest version of the veterinary hospital database and other software programs such as Avimark, MyPaks, etc. Assists with community outreach, education, and services and other land grant projects such as youth camps, conferences, workshops, and demonstrations as assigned. Participates in full regalia in official graduation ceremonies. Participates in faculty meetings, career and technical education meetings, and other meetings and committees as required or assigned. Maintains confidentiality of all privileged information. Performs other duties as assigned by Director or any higher-level authority to which the Director reports. SUPERVISION RESPONSIBILITIES: Supervises students during laboratory and clinical work, community service/outreach, and research work. Some supervisory responsibilities of veterinary technicians. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree, in good standing, from an AVMA-accredited institution . Current New Mexico Veterinary and Pharmacy licenses in good standing. (New graduates and Non-New Mexico licensed DVM's will be given ample time, approximately 75 days, to obtain these licenses following job offer and acceptance. Non-new graduate DVM's must be licensed in good standing in other state(s) . New graduates are DVM's recently graduated from an AVMA-accredited veterinary school within 180 days and have not practiced as an employed DVM. Continued employment beyond the above mentioned time-frame for obtaining licenses will be contingent upon successful attainment of these licenses.) Current Federal Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Pharmacy license in good standing. (New graduates and licensed DVM's will be given ample time, approximately 100 days, to obtain this license following job offer and acceptance. Non-new graduate DVM's must be licensed with no DEA violations. New graduates are DVM's recently graduated from an AVMA-accredited veterinary school within 180 days and have not practiced as an employed DVM . Continued employment beyond the above mentioned time-frame for obtaining DEA license will be contingent upon successful attainment of this license.) Maintain DVM continuing education according to the New Mexico Board of Veterinary Medicine regulations. Current membership in a veterinary-related professional organization, i.e. AVMA . Maintain veterinary liability coverage while practicing, i.e . AVMA-PLIT . Valid and clean state driver's license . Must be able to pass background check, with NO prior convictions of any felonies and no history of child abuse and/or neglect. Must not have previous violation as a practicing DVM . PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Board Certification in a Veterinary discipline Three or more years of successful mixed animal veterinary practice experience in animal care, support, and customer service . Two or more years of veterinary technology, veterinary school, or equivalent university teaching experience as an AVMA and state credentialed Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. Documented participation in ongoing professional development activities, and/or publication or formal review of professional literature. Experience in research related to the veterinary field . KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY REQUIREMENTS: Ability to be respectful of and courteous to all staff, personnel, clients, and students. Knowledge of applicable federal, state, county and local laws, regulations, and requirements including the New Mexico Veterinary Practice Act, Navajo Nation Animal Control, and FERPA. Ability to maintain confidentiality per HIPPA, FERPA, and privacy act. Knowledge of current veterinary theory and practice. Knowledge of techniques and practices in the field. Knowledge of university policies and procedures. Knowledge of instructional policies and procedures. Knowledge of AVMA accreditation guidelines. Skill in operating modern computers, office equipment, office practices and procedures. Ability to write reports and business correspondence. Ability to organize and express ideas, directions, and data in a logical sequence to describe a process, or explain procedures such as how to perform a task to students. Ability to present materials effectively to individual students or groups. Ability to manage interpersonal conflict situations requiring tact, diplomacy and discretion. Ability to work independently and meet strict timelines Ability to oversee the work of students. Ability to plan, implement, and evaluate community needs Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations. Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with the individuals of varying social and cultural backgrounds. Ability to communicate effectively in the English language . PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently sits, stands, walks, bends, stoops, and squats . Use hands for dexterity of motion, repetitive movement of both hands. Stoop, bend, kneel or crouch. Required to climb or balance. Have normal or corrected auditory and visual acuity, and verbal communication skills. Employee must occasionally lift and/or move and carry up to 75 pounds. WORK ENVIRONMENT Work is generally performed in an office, classroom, laboratory, clinic, and outdoor environment. Surgical masks, safety goggles, gloves and protective face shields may be required as PPE. Exposure to dust, chemicals, temperature variances, bodily fluids, and equipment with moving parts. Exposure to various weather conditions, dust, debris and hazards common at sites may occur while performing outdoor duties. Tight time constraints and multiple demands are common. Evening and/or weekend work will be required. Extended hours and irregular shifts will be required. The Navajo Nation Preference in Employment Act applies to all hiring, promotions or transfers of  individuals into this position.
Navajo Technical University Crownpoint, NM, USA
Jan 13, 2020
Full time
JOB PURPOSE:   Plans, directs, monitors and evaluates the daily operation of all library functions and staff. Provides direction and operational management of the library, to include planning and organizing workflow, initiating and implementing operating policies and procedures, personnel, overseeing of library public information activities, evaluation of services, and record maintenance.        This position description indicates in general the nature and levels of work, knowledge, skills, and abilities.  It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required or assigned to this position.   JOB DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Builds library collections by selecting, recommending, ordering, receiving and shelving reference and circulation resources. Assures that collection includes adequate resources appropriate to the instructional programs of NTU. Organizes collection by classifying, cataloguing, marking, and displaying resources; developing location guides; maintaining research and locator systems; re-shelving and refurbishing resources as needed. Assists library patrons by clearly describing the library’s resources, methods and systems; training patrons in library research methods; and guiding them in using these to meet their learning needs. Locates and secures outside resources by clarifying requests, identifying and researching sources, securing inter-library loans, and training patrons in the use of these facilities and systems. Issues and tracks resources using a documented check out and accountability system. Responsible for development of and adherence to Collection Development policy and guidelines. Monitors and ensures library computer systems operability. Develops and implements systems to maintain records on employees, inventories, compliance activities, Library Division performance measures, required and benchmarked statistics, including collection usage statistics. Provides library instruction to students, faculty and staff. Performs other duties as assigned.   SUPERVISION RESPONSIBILITIES:      Hosts regular staff meetings to ensure communication among personnel regarding departmental activities. Supervises personnel which include hiring, firing, performance evaluation, training, work allocation, and problem resolution. Oversees the daily operations of the library. Preparing and maintaining compliance, work schedules, time keeping, and approval.   MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS: Master’s Degree in Library Science or Library and Information Science New Mexico State Library Certification I. Five year’s work experience in a public, private, school, special, or research library. Two year in a supervisory capacity. Doctoral degree in Library Science preferred . Higher education experience preferred. Valid and clean state driver’s license. Must be able to pass background check, with NO prior convictions of any felonies and no history of child abuse and/or neglect.   The Navajo Nation Preference in Employment Act applies to all hiring, promotions or transfers of individuals into this position.   
Navajo Technical University Crownpoint, NM, USA
Jan 06, 2020
Full time
JOB PURPOSE: Provides individual counseling to Navajo Technical University students referred or as walk-in. Provides psychological assessment, diagnosis, and therapy, case management services,  referral, services for individuals, couples, groups, and/or families, as appropriate to the specific expectations of the position. Oversees and coordinates prevention, counseling and success of students in program. This position description indicates in general the nature and levels of work, knowledge, skills, and abilities. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required or assigned to this position. JOB DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Develops and implements treatment plans based on clinical experience and knowledge. Prepares and maintains all required treatment records and reports. Maintain Counseling program's goals, objectives, policies and procedures Observes students in various situations; selects, administers, and interprets intelligence, personality, or other psychological tests to diagnose disorders and formulate plans of treatment, and provides consultation to other mental health professionals with regard to results. Documents therapy in accordance with policies and procedures, and adheres to policies which ensure student confidentiality. Provides crisis intervention in situations requiring immediate psychological treatment Provides and/or arranges for constructive interventions as appropriate for students in a crisis condition and for those with disturbance problems. Consults with other therapists and related professional off campus, as appropriate; refers clients to appropriate service agencies as required. Guides students in the development of skills or strategies for dealing with their problems. Participates in and/or coordinates training sessions and workshops to enhance treatment skills. Collects data about students through interview, case history, tests, and/or observational techniques; evaluates data to identify causes of problems and to determine proper therapeutic approach or referral to other specialists. Participates in educational programs, in-service meetings, clinician meetings, and  workshops to enhance professional development and maintain currency of methodology and techniques. Assist in retention strategies to support student efforts. Provide individual counseling to students in personal and interpersonal adjustment, academic concerns, and career and life planning and refers students to counseling resources and other services as appropriate Consults with faculty, staff and others as appropriate to provide an optimum environment for student success. Performs other duties as assigned. SUPERVISION RESPONSIBILITIES: None MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS: Master's Degree in Counseling, Psychology, Education, or closely related field. Three year work experience actively counseling adults and young adults in a secondary or post-secondary academic setting. Two years in a supervisory capacity Licensed as a Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC). Valid and clean state driver's license. Must be able to pass background check, with NO prior convictions of any felonies and no history of child abuse and/or neglect. The Navajo Nation Preference in Employment Act applies to all hiring promotions or transfers  of individuals into this position.