Director of MERO


Under the direction of the Tribal Council, the incumbent performs varied and highly confidential and discretional duties. Initially, the incumbent will organize, hire and set up a newly formed governmental office in the nature of MERO/TERO. Develop a budge for MERO for submission and approval by Tribal Council. Supervise expenditures pursuant to the approved budget and guard against fraudulent use of the monies. Compiles Budget reports requiring moderately complex data gathering and research initiative. Follows up and supervises with staff on the status of department projects and compiles status reports. Administratively oversees office wide initiatives such as Commission Hearings, Mediations, Investigations, Intake of complaints, and administration of the skills bank, meetings, and other special gatherings. Must have a Juris doctorate (JD) from an accredited academic institution, licensed to practice law in at least the state of Connecticut. Passage of the MPTN Tribal Bar Exam within one year of starting position. Practice in the area of Labor and Employment law for a minimum of 10 years is required. Have experience in government regulation, employment or administration. Must demonstrate an ability to organize and manage a newly formed government office in the nature of MERO. Must have familiarity with or experience in tribal employment rights or equivalent type of experience; must demonstrate excellent communication and organization skills and leadership. Must be of the highest ethical and moral character. Must demonstrate a proficiency in using common software packages for word processing, spreadsheets, presentation; graphics and some skill in using PC database applications is also required. Previous supervisory or project leadership skills are required. Ability to communicate with tact and diplomacy and handle confidential and sensitive matters is essential.