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Job Title:  Conservation Science Program Manager

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The Tulalip Tribes publicly announces that Indian Preference to hiring shall apply to the Tulalip Tribal job opportunities according to our Preference Code.

Minimum Education Required for Position:
·        M.S. or higher degree in fisheries or wildlife biology, ecology, conservation biology, forest resources, geology, natural resources statistics, or closely related area.

Specific skills/Knowledge/Experience required for position:
·        Must have a minimum of 10 years increasingly responsible experience in fisheries or wildlife management, applied ecology,   conservation biology, applied geomorphology, or other related and relevant field.  A doctoral degree in one of the above fields may be substituted for four years’ experience.

·        Must demonstrate competence to concisely and clearly communicate complicated technical information to specialists and lay audiences orally and in writing.

·        Must demonstrate leadership skills and the ability to interact constructively with other tribal departments, tribal leaders, and outside agencies.

·        Must demonstrate an understanding of tribal treaty rights and culture, and a willingness to be a strong advocate for tribal interests.

·        Must possess experience and have knowledge of current techniques and theories in at least two of the following areas: fish and wildlife population assessment; development and use of mathematical models that relate habitat quantity and quality to fish and wildlife production; and conservation planning tools.

·        Must demonstrate an understanding of the application of ecology, conservation biology, and ecosystem-science to natural resource management policies.

·        Must demonstrate an understanding of the balance needed in approaching harvest management, resource enhancement, and habitat protection and restoration in managing fish and wildlife populations in order to effectively advocate for Tulalip’s resource needs.

·        Must have and maintain a valid Washington State Driver’s License and auto insurance.

Physical Requirements:
·        Manual and finger dexterity for operation of personal computer and routine paperwork.

·        Tolerance to be exposed to a computer screen for prolonged periods of time.

·        Ability to sit for extended periods of time.

·        Ability to travel to meetings and spend several days at a time away from home.
Department: Natural Resources: Treaty Rights

Employee Classification:  Exempt

Job Summary:  Provide scientific support for the protection of the fish and wildlife resources that support the treaty-reserved rights of the Tulalip Tribes.  Advise Tulalip policy makers, senior Natural Resources staff, tribal members, and others in the areas of recovery of depleted populations, ecosystem-based management, population dynamics, enhancement of fish and wildlife populations, conservation of harvested populations,  fish and wildlife habitat requirements, , and other areas of conservation biology.  Represent the Tulalip Tribes on regional technical committees, watershed planning forums, local integrating organizations, marine resources committees, and similar technical groups.  As required, serve as an expert witness in areas related to resource management or conservation biology.  Be a liaison between natural resources management staff and Tulalip policy representatives on matters pertaining to the management and conservation of treaty-reserved natural resources.  Supervise staff as assigned.  Assume other authorities and perform other duties as directed by the Commissioner of Fisheries and Natural Resources.

This Employee Reports To:  Commissioner of Fisheries/Natural Resources

Employee Supervises:            Salmon Recovery Scientist and Snohomish Basin Capital Program Coordinator

Extent of Job Authority:  Performs duties and supervises staff in accordance with the Tulalip Tribes policies and procedures.

Example of Duties Performed:

1.            Provide scientific and technical advice to Tulalip policy makers and senior staff.
2.            Represent the Tulalip Tribes on technical committees and combined policy/technical committees and forums of local, regional, national, and international scope; explain Tulalip Treaty Rights, their origin and implications for the role of and interests of Tribes in natural resource issues and management.
3.            Use open standards for conservation with watershed groups, fisheries managers, and Tulalip staff to analyze salmon recovery plans.
4.            Serve as an expert witness on behalf of the Tulalip Tribes.
5.            Apply for grants for research and conservation planning projects and manage grant budgets.
6.            Lead multi-agency and community-based resource protection and recovery efforts.
7.            Perform statistical analyses of datasets pertaining to fish and wildlife populations, run computer models for management of fish and wildlife populations, and produce reports assimilating data and analyses from multiple sources.
8.            Supervise technical and policy advisory staff.
9.            Work closely with scientific staff from throughout the Natural Resources Division to provide advice on the application of principles of conservation biology to their work.
10.         Work with scientific and policy staff from throughout the Natural Resources Division and outside management agencies to integrate the management of harvest, enhancement, and habitat towards achieving protection and sustainability of Tulalip treaty-reserved natural resources.
11.         Serve as a principal point of contact between the Commissioner of Fisheries and Natural Resources and the leaders of sections within the Cultural and Natural Resources Division, including the Fisheries/Wildlife Management, Hatchery, Environment Department and others as necessary to perform the above duties.

Terms of Employment:  Full time, 40 hours/week or 2080 hours per year. Regular working hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.   Although working additional time and outside of these hours is usually required. Increase in pay is subject to budgetary restriction, following successful completion of applicable probationary period.

Disclaimer:  The information provided in this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by incumbents within this job.  It is not designed to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and working conditions required of employees assigned to this job.  Management has sole discretion to add or modify duties of the job and to designate other functions as essential at any time.  This job description is not an employment agreement or contract.
Pay Range:   $27.22 per hour * applicant selected may be offered a rate higher than the base pay depending on qualifications.

Opening Date:       February 1, 2013

Closing Date:          February 15, 2013 at 4:00 p.m.

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