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ASSISTANT TRIBAL CLIMATE RESILIENCE LIAISONS – ALASKA REGION

The Assistant Tribal Climate Resilience Liaison (Asst. TCRL) for the Alaska Climate Adaptation Science Center (AK CASC) serves as support on Alaska Tribal climate adaptation science needs under the guidance and direction of the Senior Tribal Climate Resilience Liaison (Sr. TCRL) of the Native American Fish and Wildlife Society (NAFWS).

The Asst. TCRL is responsible for working with the Sr. TCRL to provide technical assistance and to work with tribal communities across Alaska to improve their capacity to prepare for and respond to climate-related environmental impacts. Duties include but are not limited to outreach and extension programming on tribal climate impacts, concerns and adaptation strategies; support efforts to enhance information exchange; assist communities to identify and prioritize resilience and adaptation projects; and work with another Asst. TCRL and a seasonal Alaska Native Student Intern.

Location: Duty station will be Anchorage, Fairbanks, or Juneau, AK.

Remote work may be possible upon approval by the Executive Director.

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

To apply: Follow instructions in the job description.

NAFWS Certified Technician Curriculum Consultant

NAFWS seeks the services of a qualified natural resources consultant that specializes in curriculum development. The award will be made to a responsive and responsible person/firm based on the best value and professional capability.

Tasks include, but may not be limited to, the following:

  • Assessment of field components for discipline specific natural resource technicians
    •  Fisheries
  • Development of web-based and in-person national course(s)
  • Identify existing in-person and web-based training resources
  • Establish the minimum criteria for tribal certification standards
  • Meet with the NAFWS Board of Directors and Executive Director as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Location: Remote

Request for Proposals Closes: May 3, 2024

To apply: Follow instructions in the job description.

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External Job Openings

The Nature Conservancy

Rocky Mountain Front Stewardship Assistant– Full Time Position – Location: Choteau, Montana Application Deadline: May 27, 2024 Salary Range: $53,900 – $55,000 annually

The Rocky Mountain Front Stewardship Assistant will conduct various facilities, equipment, and agricultural infrastructure maintenance activities on The Nature Conservancy’s Pine Butte, Crown Butte, and Blackleaf Preserves, as well as other Conservancy properties within The Rocky Mountain Front conservation area. Primary responsibilities will include but not be limited to: maintaining and cleaning preserve equipment including vehicles, ATV/UTVs, herbicide applicators, tractors, prescribed fire equipment and solar power equipment; maintaining, cleaning, refurbishing and repairing preserve facilities including guest cabins, bathrooms and kitchens; maintenance and construction of grazing infrastructure including fence, stock water developments; grounds maintenance including mowing, trimming, landscaping and fencing; providing information to preserve visitors.  The Stewardship assistant may supervise staff and volunteers.

The Stewardship Assistant will often work alone in variable weather conditions, at remote locations for long periods of time in isolated settings, on difficult and hazardous terrain and under physically demanding circumstances. Requires considerable physical exertion and/or muscular strain.  This position is supervised by The Rocky Mountain Front Land Steward.

To apply: To apply for job ID 55040, submit your materials online by using the Apply Now button at https://careers.nature.org/ by 11:59 PM EST on May 27, 2024. Need help applying? Visit our recruitment page or contact [email protected].

Fond du Lac Resource Management

ELK BIOLOGIST Full Time Position – Location: Fond du Lac Reservation and surrounding area of the 1854 Ceded Territory of Minnesota Salary Range: $62,130 – $69,897 annually

Under the general supervision of the Fond du Lac Wildlife Biologist, the elk biologist position is responsible for overseeing the planning, partner coordination, outreach and field work associated with the establishment of a wild, free-ranging elk herd on the Fond du Lac Reservation and surrounding area of the 1854 Ceded Territory of Minnesota. The position requires a combination of effective planning, administrative, communication and wildlife management and research skills. This position is funded for 4 years with opportunity for extension.

U.S. Forest Service

Kuskokwim River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission

Knowledge Steward- InternshipLocation: Bethel, AK Application Deadline: Open Until Filled Salary Range:$25/hour, up to 20 hours per week, up to 8 months employment. No benefits
associated with this part-time position

Description: The Knowledge Steward intern is responsible for helping coordinate, facilitate, document, and analyze workshops, community visits, and Indigenous Knowledge bearer interviews as part of a project to document Indigenous Knowledge of Kuskokwim salmon life cycles and Tribal recommendations to improve fisheries management processes (“Advancing Inclusion of Indigenous Knowledge and Co-Stewardship of Kuskokwim River Salmon in Alaska Federal Marine Fishery Management”). The Knowledge Steward will work closely with KRITFC’s Programs Manager, Executive Director, and project partners at Ocean Conservancy
and University of Alaska Fairbanks–Tamamta to accomplish their tasks. This is a part-time, seasonal position.

 To Apply: Follow link in the title.

Tyonek Tribal Conservation District

Habitat Programs DirectorLocation: Anchorage, Ak and involves day and multi-day travel to remote western Cook Inlet communities (Tyonek, Beluga, and Skwentna) and other locations during the summer months. Application Deadline: Open Until Filled Salary Range: $80,000-90,000 annually

Description: The Tyonek Tribal Conservation District (TTCD) team is seeking an Outreach Manager who will be responsible for community outreach, collaborative storytelling, and educational programming. Current projects include the development and implementation of K-12 conservation curriculum, content creation and curation for a new website concept, multi-modal community engagement, storytelling via social media and quarterly newsletters, networking with district partners, grant management, assisting other TTCD teams with their outreach needs, and monitoring measurable outreach goals for our outreach programs. The ideal candidate will have experience in developing and delivering place-based, culturally relevant curriculum for K-12 classrooms, collaborating with content experts to develop meaningful engagement, program management experience, excellent storytelling skills, and a work style conducive to learning and working on a variety of projects at once. The right candidate may not have a strong grant writing or evaluation background but is interested in developing expertise in these skills.

To Apply: Follow the link in title.

Outreach DirectorLocation: Anchorage, Ak and includes travel to Tyonek and other locations. Application Deadline: Open Until Filled Salary Range: $65,000-72,000 annually

Description: The Tyonek Tribal Conservation District (TTCD) team is seeking an Outreach Manager who will be responsible for community outreach, collaborative storytelling, and educational programming. Current projects include the development and implementation of K-12 conservation curriculum, content creation and curation for a new website concept, multi-modal community engagement, storytelling via social media and quarterly newsletters, networking with district partners, grant management, assisting other TTCD teams with their outreach needs, and monitoring measurable outreach goals for our outreach programs. The ideal candidate will have experience in developing and delivering place-based, culturally relevant curriculum for K-12 classrooms, collaborating with content experts to develop meaningful engagement, program management experience, excellent storytelling skills, and a work style conducive to learning and working on a variety of projects at once. The right candidate may not have a strong grant writing or evaluation background but is interested in developing expertise in these skills.

To Apply: Follow the link in title.

Pokagon Band DNR

Seasonal Natural Resources TechnicianLocation: Dowagiac, MI Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Description: Responsible for assisting in developing a successful and functional Kowabdanawa odë kė Program on tribal properties. Work may consist of projects that include operating and maintaining research-related equipment, investigating research documents, handling wildlife animals, setting and pulling traps, identifying plant and wildlife species, assisting with prescribed burns, working with the environmental program, collecting and entering data, and educating tribal citizens regarding the natural resources.

To Apply: Follow the link in title.

Climate Resilience SpecialistLocation: Dowagiac, MI Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Description: The Climate Resilience Specialist will provide technical expertise and coordination support to develop and integrate Tribal priorities regarding climate resilience, change, and adaptation. The Climate Resilience Specialist may be supported through multiple grants or entirely through tribal funds, so attention to program details is essential. Responsible for developing strategies to integrate climate resilience/change effects and adaptation scenarios into governmental planning for tribal properties and governmental operations. Responsible for working directly with multiple Pokagon Band departments, regional, and local climate change groups to help develop tribal and non-tribal plans as they relate to climate change effects and the ability to adapt to the changing climate. Responsible for developing climate change related projects, seeking out funding sources to support climate resilience, and assist in developing grant proposals to implement projects. Responsible for position-related grant management and implementation, leading climate resilience fieldwork, data management, data analysis, technical report writing, and creating management recommendations as they relate to climate resilience/change/adaptation.

To Apply: Follow the link in title.

National Congress of American Indians

Research Analyst- Environmental SovereigntyLocation: Washington, DC Application Deadline: Open Until Filled Salary Range: $60,000-70,000, commensurate with experience and educational qualifications.

Description: The Research Analyst will conduct in-depth research and analysis on environmental and natural resources law and policy at the tribal, federal, state, local, and international levels and conduct related support activities for the NCAI Institute for Environmental Sovereignty. The ideal candidate is highly organized, an excellent writer, and has between three and five years of experience conducting legal research, including collecting and synthesizing information, drafting reports and memoranda, performing rigorous fact-checking, cite-checking, and Bluebooking, and carrying out basic administrative functions. Candidates will have a passion for serving Tribal Nations and Indigenous communities and an interest in environmental protection and natural resource stewardship.

To Apply: Follow the link in title.

National Congress of American Indians

Senior Research AssociateLocation: Washington, DC Application Deadline: Open Until Filled Salary Range: $90,000 – $120,000. commensurate with experience and educational qualifications. Description: The Senior Research Associate will design and manage research projects for the NCAI Institute for Environmental Sovereignty. The ideal candidate is a mid-career social scientist experienced in formulating research questions; designing, managing, and analyzing large-scale and focused surveys; developing evidence-based questionnaires; directing and participating in qualitative and quantitative data collection methodologies; carrying out statistical analysis; developing recommendations in response to current and emerging policy issues that are priorities for NCAI’s constituencies; writing reports, briefs, toolkits, and other materials intended for an audience of policymakers and environmental/natural resource program managers; and delivering presentations and trainings. Candidates will have a passion for serving Tribal Nations and Indigenous communities and is ready to lead projects evaluating the impacts of existing and proposed tribal, federal, state, and local environment/natural resource policies and programs on Tribal Nations and their citizens. To Apply: Follow the link in title.

Environmental AnalystLocation: Washington, DC Application Deadline: Open Until Filled Salary Range: $72,000 – $101,000, commensurate with experience and educational qualifications.

Description: The Environmental Analyst will conduct research and analysis on environmental and natural resource matters important to Indian Country for the NCAI Institute for Environmental Sovereignty. Applicants should have at least eight years of experience in the field of environmental science, biology, toxicology, and/or forestry, preferably including at a federal or state regulatory agency. Ideal candidates will be adept at preparing written materials and delivering presentations for both technical and nontechnical audiences, passionate about serving Tribal Nations and Indigenous communities, and have an understanding of and appreciation for Indigenous Traditional Ecological Knowledge frameworks.

To Apply: Follow the link in title.

Policy Lead- Environmental SovereigntyLocation: Washington, DC Application Deadline: Open Until Filled Salary Range: $83,000-120,000, commensurate with experience and educational qualifications.

Description: The Policy Lead – Environmental Sovereignty will conduct in-depth research and analysis on environmental, natural resource, and conservation law and policy at the tribal, federal, state, local, and international levels for the NCAI Institute for Environmental Sovereignty. The ideal candidate has a good understanding of administrative, federal Indian, and environmental law, and has at least three years of experience carrying out legal and policy research and analysis as well as drafting public-facing reports, white papers, and issue briefs. Candidates will have a passion for serving Tribal Nations and Indigenous communities and a deep interest in environmental protection and natural resource stewardship.

To Apply: Follow the link in title.

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