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WILDLIFE BIOLOGIST

VACANCY ANN#: STOI-21-221
TITLE: WILDLIFE BIOLOGIST
DEPARTMENT: NATURAL RESOURCES
SUPERVISOR: WILDLIFE MITIGATION PROJECT MANAGER
STATUS: REGULAR, FULL-TIME, NON EXEMPT
RATE OF PAY: DOE/DOQ
OPENING DATE: OCTOBER 8, 2021
CLOSING DATE: OCTOBER 22, 2021

INTRODUCTION: The Wildlife Mitigation Program (WMP) of the Spokane Tribe manages 8,407 acres of mitigation lands secured for the Tribe by Bonneville Power Administration to mitigate the impacts of Grand Coulee Dam. The Habitat Biologist position is a full-time, permanent position located in Wellpinit, Washington and is responsible for habitat management activities on Wildlife Mitigation Areas (WMA) with the goal of ensuring sustainable wildlife and fish populations and their supporting habitats. Specific objectives are listed below.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Lead wildlife habitat enhancement and maintenance activities on all wildlife managed properties.
• Responsible for equipment maintenance: tractors, chainsaws, ATV, side by side, tractor implements, vehicles & etc.
• Provide annual reports to the funding agency and willingness to provide oral presentations.
• Maintain records of chemical, biological, mechanical control applications, and monitoring activities.
• Collect and update GIS data.
• Assist with wildlife population data collection.
• Provides habitat management recommendations to the Wildlife Program Manager and Mitigation Project Manager.
• Participate with the Integrated Resource Management Plan (IRMP) Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) to review project proposals on the reservation.
• Administrative duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED FOR POSITION:
• Ability and knowledge to work safely and efficiently around agricultural and spraying equipment, ATVs, and chainsaws.
• Ability to communicate effectively using verbal, non-verbal, and written communication with diverse groups of stakeholders.
• Must have knowledge and experience in wildlife habitat restoration, planning, and implementation.
• Ability to manage GIS databases, conduct spatial analyses, and produce maps.
• Ability to work independently or collaboratively to meet deadlines.
• Knowledgeable of the identification and life cycle characteristics of plants and wildlife on the Spokane Reservation.
• The incumbent is expected to be punctual, self-motivated, and exercise sound judgement (safety-oriented) in carrying out the responsibilities of this position.

SPECIAL CERTIFICATIONS:
• Must have or be able to obtain a Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) Pesticide Private Applicators License within 90 days of hire.
• CDL preferred but not required
• Wildland Fire certification preferred but not required

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
• A Bachelor’s Degree in Wildlife Management/Ecology, Natural Resource Science, Environmental Science, or closely related field AND 12 months of professional experience related to wildlife population or habitat management, invasive species control, or closely related field.
• Ability to work in inclement weather conditions and pack 50lbs over long distances.
• Must possess a valid Washington State Driver’s License, and be tribally insurable.
• At time of employment must successfully clear a criminal background inquiry

The Spokane Tribe of Indians is a great place to work! We offer competitive Benefits, matched 401K, & incentives that include; possible Commute Allowances, Flex Schedules, moving expenses, signing bonuses, and generous paid time off, with twenty-two paid holiday/wellness days off per year, plus Personal Time Off (PTO) accrual and cash-out ability!

STOI JOB APPLICATION, RESUME’ AND COVER LETTER REQUIRED
Applicants must submit all required materials or they will not be considered for the position.

Applications are available at the Tribal Human Resource Department or can be downloaded at www.spokanetribe.com
P.O. Box 206 Wellpinit, WA 99040
Contact Sabrina McCoy, Ph: 509-458-6583 or 458-6527 Fax: 509-458-6556
E-mail: hrfrontdesk@spokanetribe.com
Applications must be received in the Human Resource 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
All Applicants are subject to a Pre-Employment Drug Test
All Positions with the Spokane tribe of Indians are subject to a 90-day orientation period