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Biologist II (Salmon Recovery Restoration Coordinator)

Location:Nisqually Reservation, WA
Salary Range:Starting @ $23.55
Exempt/Non-Exempt:Non-Exempt
Benefits:Yes
Employment Type:Full Time
Department:Natural Resources
Description:GENERAL FUNCTION: This is a professional level position responsible for coordinating the Nisqually Lead Entity process. This position assists the Program Manager with developing and implementing programs and coordinating with local, state, and federal agencies, other tribes, and the Nisqually Natural Resources Department.
In addition to the duties and responsibilities of a natural resources Biologist II, the Salmon Recovery Restoration Coordinator will represent the Nisqually Salmon Recovery Lead Entity organization in appropriate salmon recovery settings (e.g. watershed planning, Salmon Recovery Funding Board, Lead Entity Advisory Group, etc.) as directed by the Salmon Recovery Program Manager.
The Restoration Coordinator will organize and coordinate the Nisqually Salmon Habitat Workgroup, a technical advisory group that compiles and prioritizes salmon habitat restoration and protection actions. Additionally, the Restoration Coordinator will work with local restoration groups and the Salmon Recovery Program staff to develop an annual work plan.
The restoration coordinator will also maintain a habitat work schedule for salmon restoration and protection projects using the Habitat Work Schedule database.
Duties:DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Manage the Nisqually Salmon Recovery Lead Entity process.
• Manage grants, contracts and budgets as assigned by supervisor.
• Work with restoration partners to identify, develop, and implement prioritized restoration projects.
• Coordinate with program manager to develop long term salmon habitat restoration strategies.
• Perform other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
• Knowledge of treaty rights, state and federal environmental laws and regulations and procedures.
• Understanding of complex resource management planning and adaptive management processes.
• Familiarity with the Washington State and Puget Sound salmon recovery process.
• Ability to effectively communicate and relate to Tribal and community members.
• Ability to collect and manage data.
• Ability to represent the Tribe in a professional manner.
• Competent in use of technology to communicate and process information.
• Knowledge of salmonid biology and ecology, treaty rights, and state and federal environmental laws.
Qualifications:MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s Degree in Salmon Biology or related Natural Resources field and two years of related work experience.
Must have valid driver’s license and be insurable under the Nisqually Tribe’s policy.


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