Swinomish Indian Tribal Community Seeks Environmental Policy Analyst

JOB SUMMARY:
Work directly with the Environmental Policy Director in the evaluation
of Federal, State and local legislative, legal and permit specific actions and assess their
impacts to the Swinomish Tribal fisheries resources. This position entails the
development of Tribal strategies and recommended courses of action to support and
Tribal resources. The job will entail a mixture of technical skills associated with Natural
Resource protection, knowledge of environmental protection rules and laws, and the
ability to work effectively with both Tribal and non-Tribal governments.

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
This list is intended only to illustrate the various types of work that may be performed.
The omission of specific statements does not exclude them from the position if the work
is similar, related or logical assignment to the position.

  • Actively engage with SRSC and SITC Environmental Protection staff to insure
    consistency with Tribal resource protection policies
  • Develop and implement SITC climate change strategies.
  • Work directly with Environmental Policy Director to develop and implement
    Natural Resource protection strategies and policies which will protect Swinomish
    Tribe resources.
  • Act as technical point of contact on all instream flow protection matters.
  • Keep up to date on watershed issues and provide recommendations to Tribal
    Senate regarding resource protection issues
  • Build relationships with Environmental Groups and others to advocate for Natural
    Resource Protection
  • Work collaboratively with other Governmental entities in the protection of Tribal
    fishing rights.
  • Review water rights applications to insure consistency with Tribal resource
    protection positions
  • Actively engage with SRSC and SITC Environmental Protection staff to insure
    consistency with Tribal resource protection policies
  • Assist Environmental Policy Director in developing and implementing Natural
    Resource protection strategies and policies
  • Review Federal, State and local legislative proposals to evaluate impacts to
    Tribal resources. Advocate in public forums as well as with individual legislators
    to provide resource protection
  • Continue to develop and implement SITC climate change strategies.
  • Review appropriate permits and (1) develop mitigation strategies to insure
    protection of resources and (2) work with legal department on legal strategies for
    the protection of Tribal natural resources when appropriate mitigation cannot be
    obtained
  • Act as technical point of contact on all instream flow protection matters.
  • Provide recommendations to Tribal Senate regarding resource protection issues
  • Build relationships with Environmental Groups and others to advocate for Natural
    Resource Protection
  • Work collaboratively with other Governmental entities in the protection of Tribal
    fishing rights.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING FOR POSITION:

  • Masters degree in Fisheries or Natural Resources required
  • 5 years working on Natural Resource Policy issues
  • Must have experience working with or for Tribal Governments.

POSITION OPEN UNTIL FILLED
PLEASE REPLY TO THIS ANNOUNCEMENT AT

lwasserman@swinomish.nsn.us

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