Please Respond By May 26, 2017
Duty Location: 2930 Wetmore Ave, Suite 3a Everett, WA
The Northwest Youth Corps (NYC) in partnership with the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest will be advertising for a Tribal Liaison. This is a 10 month full-time (40 hours per week, with work required some weekends and evenings) experience from approximately mid-June to mid-April 2018 with the potential for an extension.
Created in 1984, and modeled after the Civilian Conservation Corps of the 1930’s, NYC is a non-profit job training and experiential education program for youth and young adults to learn and work in the field of natural resource management. NYC will recruit and hire the selected Tribal Liaison candidate providing personnel and Human Resources (HR) needs during the placement. www.nwyouthcorps.org
If you have questions about the Tribal Liaison Internship, please reach Northwest Youth Corps Internship Director, Jay Runte, firstname.lastname@example.org 541-743-8590 or Mount Baker-Snoqualmie NF Partnership Specialist, Aleta Eng email@example.com 425-293-1780.
The Tribal Liaison is a Resource Assistant Program (RAP) internship. RAP is a rigorous, immersive work and learning experience that provides developmental and training opportunities for individuals interested in learning more about Forest Service careers, and allows for meaningful contribution to the agency’s mission.
The Tribal Liaison will be responsible for working with the U.S. Forest Service and local Native American tribes to build mutually beneficial partnerships through culturally significant projects on national forest lands. Many of the Pointe Elliott Treaty Tribes are based in the greater Puget Sound area, providing a unique opportunity to develop community engagement initiatives to support priority conservation education, recreation and restoration efforts that are significant to both the U.S. Forest Service and Tribes.
This position is based at the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Headquarters in Everett, WA and is a key part of the Communications and Community Engagement Team. The Tribal Liaison will build strategic planning skills and gain direct hands on experience that can be transferred to a variety of organizations and future work setting. The intern will become knowledgeable with capacity-building, tribal relations, history of local Native American tribes, and Pacific Northwest flora and fauna identification. The incumbent will build leadership, public speaking, outreach, event management, and writing skills in the course of organizing and supporting events. The liaison will be provided opportunities to attend trainings and conferences.
Attend meetings and events as appropriate to better understand tribal priorities (especially as related to conservation education).
Building relationships with local tribal contacts and identifying projects that are culturally relevant and mutually beneficial based on each tribe’s priorities and the priorities of the USFS.
Understanding of issues that have historically impacted tribes and Native individuals and communities with demonstrated experience applying that knowledge in their work.
About the U.S. Forest Service
The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the Nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations. Established in 1905, the agency works with communities and organizations to conserve and enhance the watersheds, wildlife habitat and wild places across the 193-million-acre National Forest System.
About the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
Located in the state of Washington, the Forest extends over 140 miles along the western slopes of the Cascade Mountains from the Canadian border south to Mt. Rainier National Park. The Forest covers portions of Whatcom, Skagit, Snohomish, King and Pierce Counties in which over 55 percent of the state’s total population resides. Nearly 5 million people live in or near the Puget Sound metropolitan area and are generally 40 to 70 miles west of the Forest boundary. This, coupled with the fact that four major mountain passes cross the Cascade Mountains through the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, makes it one of the most visible and visited National Forests in the country. Its permanent and seasonal employees are responsible for managing 1.7 million acres of public land. MBS INFORMATION: Please visit our website: http://www.fs.usda.gov/mbs
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Application Instructions _____________________________________________________________________________ Application Deadline: May 3, 2017 Interviews: Will occur as qualified applications are received. Type of position: Individual Placement Service Dates mid-June to mid-April Length of Term: 10 months
How to apply:
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and four professional references in attention to: Aleta Eng –Partnership Specialist firstname.lastname@example.org
Mount Baker Snoqualmie NF 2930 Wetmore Ave, Suite 3A Everett, WA 98201
Jay Runte – Internship Director email@example.com
Northwest Youth Corps 2621 Augusta Street Eugene, OR 97403 Fax: 541-349-5060
*In your cover letter, please be sure to express what considerations you would take into account when partnering with different Native American tribes, and how you might measure your success.