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AMERIND Critical Infrastructure Project Specialist

Amerind Critical Infrastructure
Bernalillo, NM
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description: ​AMERIND Risk is a federally chartered tribally owned corporation, formed under Section 17 of the Indian Reorganization Act (25 U.S.C. § 5124) by its Members, the governmental units of federally recognized Tribal Nations that administer federally funded housing programs for American Indian and Alaska Native families. AMERIND Risk has the operating authority to work with Tribal Governments, Enterprises, and Citizens for Property and Liability, Workers Compensation, Homeowners and Renters, Employee Benefits coverage, Fleet Auto coverage, and Critical Infrastructure development. Position Characteristics and Competencies •Analytical, problem-solving, and adaptable in the work environment. •Strong research skills; strong verbal and written communications skills. •Keen interest in learning new disciplines and developing new ideas. •Self-starter and strong independent work ethic. •Transparent, effective, and interactive in communicating with supervisor and team members. •Forthcoming, communicative, and people-oriented. •Skillful in acquiring knowledge on diverse issues. •Familiarity with technology infrastructure, telecommunications platforms, and tools. Job Summary Performs a wide range of analytical, research, strategic planning, and administrative responsibilities for AMERIND Critical Infrastructure (“ACI”), reporting directly to the Director of ACI and coordinating closely with ACI’s Project Manager. Supports existing customers’ needs, development of new customers, and outreach to potential customers. Develops and maintains subject matter expertise and advocacy on federal broadband policy developments, funding opportunities, and their applicability to current and potential ACI clients. Processes, completes, and submits applications, filings, and forms on behalf of ACI clients. In close coordination with the ACI team and the Chief Strategy Officer and General Counsel, assists with the development and maintenance of a centralized document retention and management system for ACI. Maintains confidentiality of all privileged information and professionalism in all interactions with internal and external customers. This job description does not represent an inclusive list of all duties encompassed in this position. Job Responsibilities •Develop, expand, and maintain substantial subject matter expertise on federal subsidies, grants, and licensing programs, such as COVID-19 relief and stimulus funding programs, federal grant programs, wireless spectrum licensing mechanisms, universal service programs (e.g., E-rate and Lifeline), and the application, filing, and timing requirements associated with those programs and mechanisms. •Conduct research and analysis associated with the availability and applicability of federal subsidy, grant, and licensing programs to both existing and potential ACI clients. •In close coordination with and under the supervision of the Director of ACI, participate in the analysis and development of, for example, feasibility studies, strategic planning, and infrastructure build out specific to each Tribal client. •In close coordination with and under the supervision of the Director of ACI, develop, process, and file forms, applications, submissions, and supporting documentation on behalf of ACI clients for federal broadband subsidies and programs. •In close coordination with and under the supervision of the Director of ACI, monitor and track federal broadband laws, regulations, and policy developments for impact on ACI, clients, and Tribal Nations, and analyze those developments for ACI involvement in national advocacy efforts. Assist with ACI’s hosting, operation of, and involvement in, inter-Tribal organizations, chapters, and associations. •Communicate directly with clients, in close coordination with ACI management and staff, in all phases of the ACI customer relationship, from preliminary business development through completion of the contractual relationship, and follow-on and recurring services. •Attend and participate in training events, such as those sponsored by inter-Tribal government organizations and federal agencies, as well as educational workshops, classes, and conferences. •Schedule and coordinate meetings, calendars, events, interviews, appointments, and/or other similar activities, programs, seminars, workshops, travel arrangements, special projects, and/or events for ACI. •Coordinate, attend, and record ACI meetings; transcribe meeting minutes; maintain accurate notes of proceedings and all other actions and/or decisions; prepare and finalize correspondence; draft documents as requested on behalf of ACI management; proofread, edit, and prepare final copies of documents. •Coordinate closely with other teams and individuals within AMERIND, including IT and Finance, as ACI systems and client services processes are updated and refined. •Maintain a filing and document retention system for ACI by establishing a filing system, filing documents, purging, and updating; entering data into appropriate information system; making folders for appropriate subjects; assisting in researching, retrieving, and releasing documents as requested; and preparing required reports. •Actively participate in ACI business development planning as a key member of the ACI team. •Coordinate closely with AMERIND’s Business Development Team on the layout, design, and distribution of outreach materials for ACI including, for example, brochures, exhibits, and other outreach materials. •In close coordination with ACI management and AMERIND’s Business Development Team, support a comprehensive outreach and marketing strategy for ACI. •Maintain strict confidentiality of all privileged information and data. •Perform other duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications •Bachelor’s degree. •2 years of policy and development support experience and/or education. •2 years of experience and/or education in federal Indian law and policy, and/or telecommunications law, policy, and regulation •Must be able to successfully pass a background investigation. •Valid driver’s license. Additional Eligibility Requirements •New employees must complete the Associate in Insurance (AINS) designation within six months from the end of the 90-day evaluation period in order to be eligible for advancement and incentive compensation. •For continued employment, employees must complete an elective course, targeted training, and six hours of professional development within 12 months after the end of 90-day evaluation period. Knowledge/Skills/Abilities •Knowledge of and/or familiarity with communications technologies, federal and Tribal technology policies, Tribal deployment and adoption policies and issues, and information technology practices and procedures. •Knowledge of and/or familiarity with communications technology licensing and permitting processes, Tribal community and economic development practices, and federal, private, state, and Tribal subsidy, support, and funding mechanisms. •Strong written and oral communications skills. •Strong research and analytical skills. •Strong organizational skills, with the ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines simultaneously. •Ability to be discreet and maintain strict confidentiality of all privileged information. •Ability to coordinate multiple scheduling, logistical, and substantively-related tasks. •Ability to communicate effectively in the English language, both verbally and in writing. •Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships with individuals of varying social and cultural backgrounds and with co-workers at all levels. •Ability to demonstrate a high level of sensitivity to community issues and concerns. •Ability to develop and maintain a comprehensive and routinely updated records management system. •Ability to represent the organization in a professional manner, building respect and confidence. •Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports. •Skill in analyzing problems, projecting consequences, and identifying solutions and recommendations. •Skill in operating various word-processing, spreadsheet, and database software programs in a Windows environment, specifically Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. Working Conditions & Physical Demands •Typical business office setting with moderate noise level. •Must be able to sit for work at a computer and phone for more than 6 hours per day. •Must be able to speak clearly and communicate effectively. •Must be able to use hands for dexterity of motion. •Must be able to travel up to 30% to 50% of the time, local and out-of-state; COVID-19 vaccination required. •Frequently required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. •Must have ability to occasionally lift 20+ lbs. Physical Exam Not required for position. Hiring of AMERIND employees is subject to Section 7 of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (25 U.S.C. §5307(b)), which requires that, to the greatest extent feasible, preference and opportunities for training and employment shall be given to members of federally recognized Indian Tribes, Native Americans, and Alaska Natives.

Amerind Critical Infrastructure


502 Cedar Drive

Bernalillo, NM
87004 USA



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