Environmental Policy Analyst, Swinomish Tribe

La Conner, Washington 

Organization: Swinomish Indian Tribal Community

Type of opportunity: Full-time

Contact: lwasserman@swinomish.nsn.us

Duties:

  • 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

Desired qualifications:

  • 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
  • Knowledge about salmon habitat and challenges associated with their sustained growth and protection
  • Working knowledge of instream flow setting and Federal and State water rights
  • Familiarity with Federal and State Natural Resource regulations including the Clean Water Act , NEPA and the Endangered Species Act
  • Comfortable with public speaking
  • Able to advocate in sometime hostile settings
  • Ability to communicate clearly on complicated issues
  • Ability to perform in stream field work

Link to more information: Read the job announcement and visit the Swinomish employment page for an application.

Application deadline: Position open until filled.

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