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REGIONAL TRIBAL CLIMATE CHANGE MONITORING COORDINATOR - RED LAKE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

REGIONAL TRIBAL CLIMATE CHANGE MONITORING COORDINATOR

RED LAKE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

Open: May 31, 2023-until filled

RESPONSIBILITIES: This is a full-time position for the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians (Red Lake Band) within the Red Lake Department of Natural Resources (Red Lake DNR). The position will be responsible for leading the coordination of a regional climate and water monitoring network as well as climate change adaptation and monitoring projects at Red Lake Reservation. The network consists of staff and community members from Tribal nations in the Great Lakes region of the Midwest. The position is part of the new National Science Foundation funded center, the "Global Center for Understanding Climate Change Impacts on Transboundary Waters", hosted by the University of Michigan. The Red Lake Department of Natural Resources is an official and major partner of the new center, along with Cornell University, the College of Menominee Nation, the University of Wisconsin, McMaster University, Toronto Metropolitan University, the Six Nations of the Grand River, Brock University and Wilfrid Laurier University. The origin of the position is a Midwest Tribal Climate Change Monitoring Strategy for water and climate that was completed in 2018. This position will work with partners among the region to update and improve the strategy on a continuous basis providing an updated version every 2 years. The nature of the improvements in monitoring techniques and available resources are such that this 2-year update will be necessary. This is a two year position that may be extended if appropriate funding is secured. Anticipated start date: June 10, 2024. Reports to Water Resources Program Director. Full-time position with benefits. Salary; $54,000-$64,000 DOQ.

THIS POSITION WILL INVOLVE THE FOLLOWING COORDINATION ACTIVIES:

• Lead and Organize the Tribal Regional Monitoring Network: Key tribal monitoring personnel will be identified and connected through a hub at the Global Center.

• Consolidate Climate Change Monitoring Resources in a Single Repository: Resources will be available in a single consistent place providing for improved program continuity.

• Update Tribal Climate Change Monitoring Strategy: New protocols and lessons will be shared regionally.

• Organize the Development of Additional R-Tools for Continuous Datasets: Prioritized tools for continuous datasets will be built and made available to all tribes and partners in the region for no cost to them.

• Participate in Global Center related activities, including collaboration with key staff at the University of Michigan, College of Menominee Nation, and Six Nations on Indigenous education, Indigenous research, and Indigenous participation in the International Joint Commission.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

• Possess a minimum of a Master's degree or a Bachelor's degree with 3 years of experience in aquatic biology, natural resources management, climate change monitoring, or related discipline with a water resources emphasis. Formal course work should include limnology and related courses and chemistry.

• Demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively with professionals and the general public.

• Be physically fit and able to work outdoors, have a valid driver's license and be insurable; be punctual, responsible, and able to work cooperatively in a team environment.

• Possess basic computer skills: spreadsheet, word processing, email, and internet browsers.

• Have laboratory experience including basic water analysis, meter calibration, and standard lab safety protocols.

• The ability to travel overnight semi-regularly.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATION

• Experience at the intersection of climate and water science fields.

• Familiarity with operating and maintaining boats, gauging and electrofishing equipment, ATVs, snowmobiles, and a variety of field and lab meters.

• Basic GIS skills.

• Statistical analysis using R or related software.

• Familiarity with tribal natural resource and EPA programs.

• American Indian preference is granted to qualified individuals

TO APPLY: A complete application should include a letter of interest, resume with three references, and transcripts (unofficial acceptable). Applications and copies of certificates/diplomas are accepted at Government Center – Human Resources Department, PO Box 546, Red Lake, MN 56671 -- Phone (218) 679-1847. Shalana.Lussie@redlakenation

FOR ADDITONAL INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

Shane Bowe, Program Director at (218) 679-1608 sbowe@redlakenation.org

 

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