Employment Opportunities

General Laborer

This position is currently open.
Self Governance
Reports To: 
Land Management Coordinator
Type of Position: 
Absentee Shawnee Tribe / 2025 S. Gordon Cooper Dr. / Shawnee, OK 74801

General Description

The Land General Laborer is responsible for carrying out Land Arborist’s program objectives. The general laborer will primarily be clearing trees, cutting them into logs for tribal members and delivering the logs and maintaining tribal land.

Responsibilities & Duties

  • Operates trucks various sizes and weights, with both manual and automatic transmissions, in loading, hauling and unloading of equipment, materials and supplies.
  • Operates heavy equipment such as backhoe, skidster, forklifts, excavator, etc.
  • Operates chainsaws and other small equipment and tools.  Maintains all equipment in safe working condition.
  • Performs routine inspection and prevention maintenance on assigned equipment and refers defects or repairs to the supervisor, cleans equipment.
  • Performs all duties in conformance to appropriate safety and security standards.
  • Attend meetings when requested/required.
  • Travel as needed and when requested.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Education and Qualifications
  • High School Graduate or GED equivalent 
  • Experience operating trucks and other heavy equipment are preferred. 
  • Must be able make minor repairs to equipment. 
  • A valid Oklahoma Driver’s License is required. 
  • Must be insurable.
  • Must be able to pass a drug test for pre-employment for the Tribe.
  • Must be able to pass criminal background check.
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions
  • Should enjoy working outdoors, in all weather conditions;
  • Travel as needed and when requested. 
  • Like to work with plants and/or animals; 
  • Be practical and hard-working; 
  • Have diligence; 
  • Have mechanical aptitude; 
  • Have organizational ability; 
  • Have the ability to endure isolation and limited social contact; 
  • Have good physical strength and stamina; 
  • Be independent, responsible and self-disciplined; 
  • Ability to lift 50lbs. 
  • Sitting or standing or walking for long period of time; occasional bending, squatting, kneeling, stooping; good finger dexterity and feeling; frequent repetitive motions; talking hearing and visual acuity.
The Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma (AST) is committed to Equal Employment without regard to race, religion, color, gender, national origin, age, disability, or sexual orientation. However, in accordance with the Indian Preference Act (Title 25 U.S. Code 472 and 473) preference in filling vacancies are given to qualified Indian candidates. AST will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and its amendments.
Native American Preference/EEO/Drug Free/Smoke Free Workplace
Posted Date: 
1 month 3 weeks ago