The Wildlife Program Manager shall provide professional scientific and management expertise to tribal staff and tribal leaders to support wildlife policy development and protection of treaty hunting rights. Responsibilities include planning and implementing field investigations, studies, and surveys of wildlife, applying population models and developing hunting regulations to ensure sustainable harvest. Duties may also include reviewing land use plans, evaluating impact assessments, and advocating mitigation actions to ensure wildlife resource concerns are addressed. The program manager will perform various technical, administrative, and support tasks and supervise the field work of other biologists and technicians. The work requires collaboration with other tribes and with state and federal agencies to coordinate wildlife research and management.
Bachelor's degree in wildlife biology, wildlife management, or a related field and at least two years of relevant work experience required. Master's degree in a relevant field is a plus. Knowledge of the methods and techniques for conducting scientifically credible field studies related to wildlife management. Experience in program planning and execution. Experience with capturing and marking game animals. Experience with radio telemetry. Ability to perform physically demanding tasks outdoors in frequently inclement conditions and to navigate off-road and off-trail. Experience working in the field unsupervised and independently and as a field team leader. Ability to professionally interact with tribal natural resources staff and supervisors. Ability to communicate with and professionally interact with tribal and non-tribal government officials and with the general public, both orally and in writing. Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office, ArcGIS and statistical software. Familiarity with tribal communities, tribal treaty rights and U.S. v Washington (1974) preferred. Field experience working in a rural setting and explaining complex wildlife biology and policy topics to local residents preferred.
To apply: Send cover letter, resume, and three references by March 1, 2019 to Jackie McLaughlin, Assistant Director, Point No Point Treaty Council, 19472 Powder Hill Place NE, Suite 210 Poulsbo, WA 98370-8684. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org