Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator

Lummi Indian Business Council   Bellingham, WA   Full-time     Farming / Fishing / Forestry
Posted on July 26, 2022

OPEN: July 21, 2022                                                  

CLOSES: August 17, 2022

EXEMPT: Yes                                                         

SALARY: (10-11) $28.85-37.16 /hr. DOE                

SHIFT:  Day                                                             

DEPARTMENT: Natural Resources

LOCATION:  Lummi Nation Tribal Administration                       

SUPERVISOR: Harvest Manager

DURATION:  Regular Full Time                              

GRANT ENDS: 09/30/2023     

VACANCIES: 1                               

JOB SUMMARY:  The Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Coordinator is a professional level position that will be assigned projects that are a high priority for the Lummi Natural Resource (LNR) Department.  Under the direction of the Fisheries Harvest Manager, the AIS Coordinator will oversee all aspects of LNR’s response to the invasion of European green crab (EGC) on Lummi Reservation tidelands and neighboring nearshore areas of the Salish Sea, including work plan development and implementation, budget planning and administration, and grant writing and reporting. This position will be responsible for hiring, oversight and evaluation of up to eight full time employees and up to an additional six seasonal technicians. The AIS Coordinator will be an integral member of the Lummi Nation’s EGC Task Force and will coordinate with tribal, state, and federal partners to develop and implement a comprehensive strategy to reduce EGC populations to the lowest extent possible. This position requires experience in project management and administration, and knowledge of aquatic invasive species is desirable. This position is grant funded and may be extended if additional funding is received. This position will receive health and retirement benefits, in addition to paid sick leave and annual leave. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, planning or management, business administration, operations, or project management and five (5) years of professional level experience OR;
  • Master’s degree in environmental science, planning or management, business administration, operations, or project management and three (3) years of professional level experience OR;
  • PhD in environmental science, planning or management, business administration, operations, or project management and one (1) year of professional level experience
  • Must possess a valid Washington State Driver’s license and meet eligibility requirements for tribal insurance.
  • Lummi/Native American/Veteran preference policy applies.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS:

  • Experience working with Native American tribes preferred;
  • Knowledge and experience in invasive species management and administration;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, cultural sensitivity, empathy, and ability to work with diverse groups
  • Demonstrated ability to comply with established policies and standard protocols;
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously, and to effectively prioritize tasks
  • Demonstrated ability to complete technical reports;
  • Strong administrative skills including supervision of staff, budget management, and project organization;
  • Experience preparing grant proposals and meeting grant deliverables;
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, and electronic field data collection;

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must pass pre-employment and random drug and alcohol test to be eligible for and maintain employment, as required by the LIBC Drug & Alcohol Free Workplace Policy.
  • Position requires extensive Criminal Background Check.
  • Position is grant funded that will end on September 30, 2023. If additional funding is received, this position may be extended but -will need to be reviewed for grading purposes.
  • Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 including two (2) doses of a 2-dose series, or one (1) dose of a 1-dose series, plus 14 days beyond the final dose prior to the start date.