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The mission of the Chief of Operations Office is to increase the quality and quantity of services essential to meet the needs of the Pueblo of Laguna membership and communities and assist in improving the quality of life across the Pueblo.
Scope of Work
The Chief of Operations develops appropriate strategic directions and controls for all operations that promote accomplishing goals and objectives and the effective and efficient operations of all Departments and Programs specifically under his authorities and within his responsibilities. To align, focus and motivate personnel to achieve performance goals through programmatic assessment and performance standards that promote and result in continued improved operations. To identify, secure, and allocate resources that promotes and allows the achievement of the Chief of Operations Office mission. In addition, the Chief of Operations assists in the direction and management of the executive functions of the Pueblo government as directed by the Council, Staff Officers, and Governor.
The Chief of Operations is responsible for the Pueblo of Laguna Capital Improvement Plan Process that assists the Council in its annual appropriations of funds from the Debt Service Fund to meet infrastructure needs within the community. The Chief of Operations has been delegated the authority and responsibility for the Pueblo wide efforts to improve and repair the water and wastewater systems within all six villages.
In accordance with the current Pueblo organizational structure and approved position description, the Chief of Operations is under the general direction of the Governor. The Chief of Operations supervises the Executive Assistant and the Pueblo Departments which include the following: Administrative Services, Community Health and Wellness, Environmental and Natural Resources, Public Works and Public Safety.