MIDNITE MINE - COMMUNITY LIAISON

Vacancy Ann. # STOI-17-035
Title MIDNITE MINE - COMMUNITY LIAISON
Supervisor ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTOR
Department ADMINISTRATION
Location WELLPINIT, WA
Status REGULAR, FULL-TIME
Rate of Pay DOE/DOQ
Opening Date APRIL 26, 2017
Closing Date JULY 21, 2017

MAIN OBJECTIVE: 

Lead the development and implementation of a broad and inclusive community engagement process to achieve a fully informed community related to the design and construction of the Midnite Mine remediation.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist with the planning and development a Community Engagement Process.
  • Lead the development of a comprehensive Community Engagement Plan.
  • Implement the Community Engagement Plan with support from the Tribe, Newmont and the EPA.
  • Provide basic information to community on the remediation project
  • Solicit and document issues and concerns relative to the design and construction of the remediation
  • Organize and facilitate community meetings and workshops
  • Interact with community members on a one to one basis
  • Document issues and concerns
  • Develop and maintain a working relationship with representatives of the Tribal government, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Newmont Mining Company.
  • Provide regular reports to the Tribe, EPA and Newmont.
  • Provide feedback to community members regarding the resolution of their issues and concerns.
  • Manage the complaint and grievance mechanism.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED FOR POSITION:

  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to interact in a neutral manner with people with a wide range of opinions.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, public and private officials, and the general public.
  • Ability to take directions and carry out objectives effectively with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to research complex information and effectively present such information in a public setting.
  • Ability to work in an open team environment.
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in a variety of forms.
  • Ability to work effectively and respectfully within the Spokane Tribe of Indians community and Tribal culture.
  • Must be able to work with attention to detail in composing, typing and proofing materials, as well as establishing priorities and meeting deadline.
  • Ability to lead public engagement sessions in a proficient manner.
  • Ability to organize, plan and effectively manage information.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Four (4) year degree preferred. Experience in a high level work environment with demonstrated ability to perform the skills as outlined in the description is required.
  • Previous experience with public speaking, conducting presentations, and planning community events is preferred.
  • Individual must have a high level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations professionally. This position requires constant interaction with community members, Tribal leaders, public officials and non-tribal professional organizations.
  • Individual must be able to demonstrate ability to effectively present information by speaking to large groups.
  • Individual must be able to write formal reports.
  • Travel on and off of the Spokane Indian Reservation is required.
  • Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license and be tribally insurable.
  • Must have proficient computer skills and operate a number of software programs.
  • Must be flexible in work scheduling during the work week and on weekends when required.

 

Applications Are Available In the Tribal Human Resources Department

P.O. Box 206, Wellpinit, WA 99040

Or, can be downloaded from our website: www.spokanetribe.com

Contact: Sabrina McCoy or Geraldine Abrahamson

Ph: (509) 458-6583 or (509) 458-6527, Fax: (509-458-6556

Sabrina.mccoy@spokanetribe.com or hrfrontdesk@spokanetribe.com

Applications must be received in the Human Resources Department no later than

4:30 p.m. on the closing date

The Spokane Tribe reserves the right to hire according to its Indian Preference Policy

Applicants are subject to a pre-employment drug test

Positions with the Spokane Tribe are subject to a 90-Day orientation period