PROGRAM:            Community Health Program (FTHC)                                  GRADE:      GS-9

SUPERVISOR:       Community Health Nurse                                                         RANGE:      $16.23 – $19.38 (hourly)

FLSA STATUS:        Exempt     Non-Exempt     Public Safety       TYPE:       Regular Full-Time


This position oversees the Community Garden project which includes leading and maintaining the hoop house garden space to grow a variety of fruits, vegetables, and herbs for distribution to the Tribal Food Pantry and other tribal programs, as well as coordinating and engaging youth and elders in the garden.  Also oversees the Food Pantry project which includes the scheduling and carrying out food pantry appointments and distributions, receiving and tracking food donations, maintaining a food inventory system, and the packaging and distribution of food.

(The position will spend 50% of time overseeing the Community Garden project and 50% of time overseeing the Tribal Food Pantry project)


Community Garden Project

  1. Plan and maintain fruit, vegetable, and herb production in a hoop house using raised bed growing system and incorporate sustainable growing and operating practices for use with the Tribal Food Pantry and other tribal programs.
  2. Design, purchase, and install garden structures and improvements needed in the garden.
  3. Assist in managing seek stock/bank and in monitoring soil moisture and conditions including scheduling drip irrigations and fertilizer recommendations.
  4. Coordinate and lead a youth and/or senior development group in the garden; act as lead educator to plan and implement activities related to program goals and objectives.
  5. Record and report on the progress of the garden and its programming, and program results at the completion of the growing season.
  6. Plan and coordinate the installation of garden improvements and infrastructure such as tool storage.
  7. Operate hand-tools and other garden equipment such as a rototiller.
  8. Assist in building relationships with individuals, community groups and organizations, and businesses to volunteer at and sustain the garden.
  9. Performs other job-related duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Tribal Food Pantry Project

  1. Set-up (restock and make sure pantry is presentable) and clean-up (put away refrigerated items and throw away expired items) before and after pantry public distributions.
  2. Run pantry during pantry hours, check-in pantry clients, and work with tribal programs to provide clients with information on upcoming events and closing dates.
  3. Document and distribute emergency food bags for non-registered clients.
  4. Place food orders for pantry in concordance with budget and other requirements/guidelines.
  5. Receive deliveries from local food banks and other donation partners.
  6. Ensures food pantry, office space, and other spaces are all clean, disinfected, and well organized. Conducts monthly deep cleaning of the pantry (i.e., sweep and mop walk-in refrigerator, clean milk crates, clean produce racks, and sweep pantry storage).
  7. Develop and maintain a system for rotating products in the food pantry, checking for expirations etc., as well as managing items coming in from the community garden.
  8. Develops food donor development and engagement plan, conduct proactive outreach activities to increase food donations, an expand the program to new partners.
  9. Contacts supermarkets, wholesalers, distribution centers, and other potential donors to develop strategic partnerships and request donations.
  10. Performs other job-related duties as assigned by the supervisor.


  1. High School Diploma or GED required. Degree in food service, hospitality, or horticulture preferred.
  2. ServeSafe and/or IHS Food Handler Certification required (certification can be completed within 90 days of hire).
  3. Minimum of 2 years’ experience in food pantry or community gardening setting.


(To perform this job, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Requirements, below, are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions)

  • Knowledge in basic sustainable, natural vegetable production methods and practices, food stocking, customer service, and inventory management.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage with individuals of many demographics (i.e., youth, elders, etc.)
  • Excellent planning/organizational skills, including the ability to plan events and organize volunteers
  • Ability to manage several task lists and adapt to changing conditions (weather, volunteers, etc.)
  • Ability to teach gardening concepts to a variety of learners.
  • Willingness to work independently and also cooperate as part of a team
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including public speaking
  • Ability to apply mathematical concepts to inventory and budgeting
  • Use of computers and software to access and enter information onto established data entry screens, format and produce documents, and look-up information stored on databases or internet.


  1. The duties of this position include mandatory reporting pursuant to 1) the Victims of Child Abuse law (34 USC § 20341) and 2) elder and vulnerable person laws (NRS 200.5093), as incorporated by decision of the FBC that elders and those who cannot speak for themselves are entitled to the same protections. Because such laws may subject employees to criminal penalties under FPSTLOC § 5-50-040 and/or 18 U.S.C. §§ 1169 and 2258, all employees hired to this position must complete a Mandatory Reporter training within 90 days of hire.


(the conditions and physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an individual selected for this position to successfully perform the essential functions of this job – reasonable accommodations may be available for this who qualify under ADA)

  • Ability to work outdoors in all weather (heat, humidity, rain and cold) and do manual labor.
  • Must have the ability to meet physical demands of consistently lifting up to 50lbs or more.
  • May need to travel to various locations that may require a high level of alertness and awareness of surroundings.
  • The duties of this job include physical activities such as stooping, kneeling, sitting, standing, reaching, walking, lifting and/or moving and repetitive motions.
  • The duties of this job include working indoor/ environments heat/cold for extended periods as well as in an office setting.
  • Work with clients who require consistent and comprehensive support, some under potentially stressful conditions.
  • Collaboration with staff through weekly meetings, and program outreaches.
  • Ability to drive cargo, box truck or refrigeration truck and use garden equipment such as rakes, shovels, rototillers, etc.


Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe and Native American/Indian Preference:  Employment preferences to members of the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone and to members of federally-recognized Indian Tribes shall apply to this position pursuant to the Tribe’s Personnel Policies.  Persons of Tribe and/or Indian ancestry and wish to claim these employment preferences should submit a copy of the Tribal Enrollment Card/Certification indicating the name of the Tribe they are enrolled with.

U.S. Veteran’s Preference:  Preference to opportunities to veterans honorably discharged from the United States Armed Forces shall apply to this position pursuant to the Tribe’s Personnel Policies.

Equal Opportunity Employer:  The Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national original, sex, religious preference, age, handicap, marital status, political preference, genetics or membership or non-membership in any employee organization, except as allowed by Federal and/or Tribal Law.

Drug Free Workplace:  The Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe is a drug-free workplace.  All employees are subject to a pre-employment and random drug screens.

Driving Record:  Employees who drive tribal vehicles must have a valid Nevada Driver’s License, be insurable under the Tribe’s vehicle insurance program, and must also provide a DMV printout annually.

Background Checks:  All employees must be able to pass a background check per the Tribe’s Background Check Policy.

Position Description Limitations:  This position description does not constitute an employment agreement between the Tribe and the employee, and is subject to change by the Council as the needs of the Tribe and the requirements of the job change.  This position description is not intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by any employee in this position and is not intended to reflect all duties performed within the position.

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