Responsible to direct the implementation of multiple on-reservation projects; additional responsibilities included: assisting with the development and implementation of both on and off-reservation resource management policy, solicitation and management of project funding and coordination with YN programs and non-tribal agencies.
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED:
-Oversee preparation and submittal of funding proposals to federal, state, and private organizations.
-Develop contracts with funding agencies.
-Manage and integrate multiple project accounts.
-Direct restoration, monitoring, and research activities within project boundaries and assists with other YN projects.
-Assures that project activities are consistent with tribal and federal policies and regulations.
-Develop management agreements with funding and regulatory agencies (e.g. National Marine Fisheries Service, Bonneville Power Administration, etc.)
-Provide policy assistance of tribal, state, and federal funding, management and regulatory agencies.
-Coordinate and oversee management activities performed on-reservation by non-tribal agencies (e.g. WSDOT highway construction, BPA power line corridor maintenance, etc.)
-Provide technical assistance to BIA, tribal leadership, and DNR staff.
-Assure that project goals and timelines are met.
-Conduct research on relevant natural resource management issues.
-Presents research and monitoring findings in professional forums including: BPA provincial reviews, technical society meetings, etc.
-Hiring and direct supervision of professionals and technicians.
-Develop and conduct educational seminars for public schools, agencies, conservation organizations and agricultural producers.
-Other duties as assigned.
This job is for individuals looking for meaningful work restoring fish populations that are critical to the well-being and existence of Yakama tribal members. The position will be part of an integrated aquatic restoration team that works across watersheds to enact holistic and interdisciplinary stream and floodplain restoration on the Yakama Reservation in central Washington state.
Minimum of a Bachelor of Science degree in fisheries or closely related field with four years of successful experience as a professional fisheries biologist. A Master of Science degree in fisheries or a closely related field may substitute for up to two years of experience.