Regular Full-Time (1 year, extension dependent upon funding) $20.50/hour (approximately $42,640/year) plus fringe benefits
The incumbent will assist the Resource Management Division in understanding and communicating impacts of climate change to the resources within the 1854 Ceded Tenito1y area of northeastern Minnesota. The position will be responsible for developing a climate change program. Specific duties may include, but are not limited to: implement and update climate change vulnerability assessment and adaptation plan for the 1854 Ceded Ten-itory; develop and implement monitoring plan to assess impacts of climate change on resources; assist with fish, wildlife, and plant population assessments; summarize available climate data; conduct air quality and meteorological monitoring; track phenology of key species; conduct monitoring for water temperatures and levels at imp01tant resource areas; assist with monitoring of water quality; assist with monitoring and control for invasive species; conduct outreach and education relating to climate change and impacts to resources; coordinate with other agencies and initiatives; consult on planning and permitting of projects; prepare written work plans and reports; obtain grants and complete grant management activities; assist in planning and development of program activities. Please see attached Position Description for more details on duties and responsibilities.
• Master's degree in biological or environmental science, or Bachelor's degree and 3 years related experience
• technical knowledge and experience with climate change issues, including ability to assess and analyze environmental data
• knowledge and experience with fish, wildlife, and plant surveys
• knowledge and experience with environmental standards, regulations, and laws
• high degree of oral and written communication abilities
• ability to initiate, plan, analyze, interpret, and report on technical, policy, and legal issues
• ability to work independently and take initiative to complete tasks
• good interpersonal skills and the ability to lead/facilitate discussion
• experience in obtaining and administering grants
• computer and software experience, including GIS
• familiarity or experience with Native American culture, organizations, and activities
• Native American preference will be applied
Position will require frequent daily travel and occasional overnight stays (up to 1 week) with overnight expenses and travel arrangements covered by the 1854 Treaty Authority. Successful candidates must be able to work flexible hours (nights, early mornings, and weekends) and be willing to work outdoors in a wide variety of weather conditions and environments. Ability to work both independently and with others is a must, as is an ability to work with computers and various software packages. Valid driver's license and local transpmiation to and from work is required.