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TMBCI Human Resource Department

PO Box 900

Belcourt ND 58316


Job Classification:    Call-in/Intermittent

Location:                    Natural Resource Department

Supervisor:                Natural Resource Director

Salary:                        $12.00 – $13.00

Opening Date:           Always Open              

Logging and forest work is physically demanding and can be dangerous. Workers spend most of their time outdoors, sometimes in poor weather and often in isolated areas. Most logging work involved lifting, climbing over logs and debris, and other strenuous activities, although machinery has eliminated some hand labor. Falling branches, vines, wet terrain, thick underbrush, mosquitoes, ticks, stinging insects, thorny vegetation are constant hazards associated with falling trees, handling logs and cutting and stacking brush.

Chainsaws and other power equipment can be dangerous; therefore, workers must be careful and must use proper safety measures and personal protective equipment, such as hard hats, saw chaps, ear plugs, protective eyewear, work gloves, and sturdy outdoor clothing and work boots.

Duties and Responsibilities

The listed duties may not include all duties performed by the person in this position. Duties may vary from time to time and are discretion of the Tribal DNR Director or Tribal Administrator. All requirements are subject to modification to reasonably accommodate an individual with a disability.

  • Cut down and buck trees into lengths with hand-held power chain saws.
  • Cut shrubs and hand and power tools or skid-steer attachments.
  • Hand pile slash, woody debris and tree tops for pile burning.
  • Fasten cables around logs to be dragged by tractors.
  • Operate tractors and skid-steer loaders to drag logs, shear trees, and move debris.
  • Operates various power tools and equipment such as chain saws, utility-terrain-vehicles (UTV’s) tractor-mowers and rotary brush cutters, skid-steer loaders, pickup trucks, hydraulic wood splitters, powered pruning saws, etc.
  • Uses axes, brush-loppers, pole pruners, rakes, shovels, and other hand tools, pruning, brush cutting, trail clearing, and brush piling.
  • Performs routine maintenance on machinery, chain saws, and power tools.
  • If properly trained and “red-carded”, may be made available for prescribed fire and wildfire operations on Tribal lands.
  • Removes debris from park grounds, pastures, trails, park roads and camp grounds.
  • Loads and unloads logs, firewood, told, and supplies.
  • Performs other park and forest duties as may from time to time be designated or required.

Qualifications Required

  •  Must be of 18 years’ of age.
  • Must have High School or G.E.D.
  • At least one summer or season of experience related to forestry, logging, wildfire control, farming and ranching, woof cutting, logging, heavy equipment operation and maintenance, or elated outdoor work in natural resources.
  • Able to complete classroom and OJT power saw training, in lieu of experience.
  • Provide a narrative or resume with job experience with at least 3 references.
  • Physical ability to safely handle a chain saw, axe, drive equipment, and lift loads of up to 45 pounds.
  • Must have a valid North Dakota driver’s license and insurance.
  • Must pass a required background check (upon selection).
  • Must pass drug test (upon selection).


How to apply:         (Submit completed application to):

Personnel Department

Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa

P.O. Box 900

Belcourt, ND 58316


Also submit a copy of transcript and/or copy diploma of degree attained and training certificates, background check, Indian Preference, etc. (if applied). Points in screening will be given only for documentation attached.


For more information please contact Elaine Nadeau, Lori Monette, or Mary Charbonneau at 701-477-2600.


Indian Preference Statement

Candidates for employment or career advances shall be hired, trained, and promoted without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age or personal, political or religious beliefs.  However, preference shall be given in hiring in the following order between equally qualified candidates who are:


  1. Enrolled Member Veteran (10 points to be given to enrolled member veterans in screening process as follow: (see definitions)
  2. Enrolled member
  3. Other Tribal Member veterans
  4. Other Tribal Members


Veteran Preference

 Veterans and eligible spouses of deceased will receive special consideration for initial appointments for all positions being filled by the TMBCI.  The intent of this policy is to promote and bring deserved services and benefits to our veterans for the personal sacrifices they have made.  To be considered for a preferential treatment under this policy, candidate(s) must submit copies of verification documents to Personnel Office along with the employment application for eligibility determination purposes.  An acceptable verification document is the discharge of transfer report form DD214.











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