Tribal Administrator

Bridgeport Indian Colony   Bridgeport, CA   Full-time     Administration / Clerical
Posted on November 4, 2021

Bridgeport Indian Colony

P.O. Box 37    355 Sage Brush Drive

Bridgeport, CA 93517


Phone: 760- 932-7083        Fax: 760-932-7009







Job Opportunity

Tribal Administrator

Posted:  from 11/5/2021 – 12/5/2025

Exempt Regular FT-Position & Benefits

Hourly Wage:  $24.04 - $33.65 (DOE)
















The Bridgeport Indian Colony (BIC), a federally-recognized Tribal government, seeks an experienced professional to join its staff as Tribal Administrator. Under the direction of the Tribal Chairman, the Tribal Administrator is responsible for providing leadership, staff development, budgeting, and day-to-day operations and management of key programs and services in accordance with policies and procedures and current tribal, federal, state, and local standards, guidelines, and regulations that govern the Tribe’s operations.


Duties and Responsibilities:


  1. Responsible for daily operations of the Tribal office and programs
  2. Provides direct supervision of staff
  3. Responsible for compliance of personnel system to include worker’s compensation benefit compliance, personnel records and legal requirements as mandated under federal and tribal laws
  4. Recommend, coordinate staff, board and community member training
  5. Works directly with the Tribal Council and committees to provide administrative support, prioritize and carry out the goals and objectives of the Tribe
  6. Responsible for management and compliance with all Tribal contracts and grants
  7. Provides monthly reports to the Tribal Council on the status of assignments, projects, programs and activities with the Tribe’s operations
  8. Provides regular communication with Tribal members on Tribal activities
  9. Responsible for providing oversight and direction on the fiscal management systems of the Tribe as well as development and monitoring of operating budgets. Works closely with the Tribal Council Treasurer
  10. Responsible for maintaining compliance and working with Tribal Committees to update Tribal Constitution, Bylaws, Ordinances and all administrative policies and procedures
  11. Serves as a liaison with outside federal, state and local agencies on behalf of the Tribal Council
  12. Research and recommend funding opportunities that will benefit the Tribe and members
  13. Works with the Tribal Council to research, review and recommend strategies for economic development projects
  14. Performs other related duties and responsibilities as assigned


Knowledge of:


  1. Principles and practices of employment laws, human resources, property and contract management
  2. Principles and practices of government fund accounting, general accounting and auditing, fiscal operations, budget and audit preparations
  3. Tribal government operations and best practice principles in program development and management
  4. Working with Tribal communities and agencies


Ability to:


  1. Work effectively with Tribal Councils, Committees, community members and outside Federal, State and local agencies
  2. Communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  3. Work flexible hours and travel out of the area for meetings and training
  4. Plan, develop, implement and evaluate short and long term goals of the Tribe for economic development, social services, education, training and business management projects
  5. Identify funding opportunities and develop proposals for submission for existing and new contracts
  6. Must be able to oversee the implementation of an automated office system with the ability to work with Microsoft Office Suite programs




  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Public Administration or similar field preferred.
  2. Minimum of three years of management or program supervisory experience.
  3. Demonstrated experience managing tribal government operations, tribal communities and agencies is highly desired
  4. Demonstrated knowledge of principles and practices of governmental fund accounting, general accounting and auditing, fiscal operations, budget and audit preparation and property and contract management.
  5. Demonstrated knowledge of principles and practices of employment laws and human resources practices.
  6. Strong written and verbal communication skills, including competency with computer applications. Clear, articulate and compassionate when communicating with others via phone, e-mail, one on one, or in a group setting.
  7. Knowledge of the Indian community and sensitivity to the needs of the community is required.
  8. Must be able to obtain and retain a valid driver’s license and be insurable under Tribal insurance program.
  9. Must possess an awareness and appreciation of American Indian culture.
  10. Experience working with a tribal entity developing or implementing cultural programs is highly desired. Prefer candidates with knowledge of local Indian communities.
  11. Experience with finding and securing program funding is highly desired.
  12. Must be self-motivated, assertive, and creative and have the ability to develop a program from the ground up.



Interested applicants should send in a complete Bridgeport Indian Colony application and resume.


Contact Information:



Send application and resume to:


Bridgeport Indian Colony

Attn:  Zaira Gonzales, Human Resources

P.O. Box 37

Bridgeport, CA  93517

(760) 932-7083