10/5 Gen-I NOW: Position – Jr. Native American Liaison with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.


(Kwékwé. Skennenkó:wa ken?)
(Hello, how are you? in the Mohawk language)

 This Gen-I Native Opportunities Weekly (NOW) message shares information about the Jr. Native American Liaison position with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Northeast Regional office is seeking a recent college or graduate school candidate with experience or background working with Native American Tribes to serve as a Junior Native American Liaison. The 45-week AmeriCorps position is based in Hadley, MA and includes a living allowance, housing and utilities allowance, paid transportation expenses, and health insurance. The position is also eligible for an AmeriCorps Education Award Program for $5,775.00 to be awarded upon completion of the program to pay for qualified education expenses or training.

ELIGIBILITY:

  • US. citizen
  • Recent college graduate or graduate school candidate
  • Member of a Federally-recognized Tribe preferred but not required

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage the Northeast region component of the national consultation tribal database and provide updates and oversight, as appropriate.
  • Oversee website content development and posting for the regional Native American Liaison website.
  • Assist with storytelling, blogging and other public affairs related work for the regional Native American program.
  • Become familiar with the Service Tribal Consultation Handbook to be able to provide general assistance to programs and field stations, as needed.
  • Take the regional, online Tribal consultation training.
  • Draft general correspondence to Tribes in coordination with the Deputy ARD and/or R4 Liaison.
  • Support the Deputy Assistant Regional Director and Southeast Region Liaison in fulfilling the Service’s Tribal Trust responsibilities in the Northeast region, as appropriate.
  • Assist with other duties, as assigned to support the External Affairs program.
  • Get experience and knowledge of the Fish and Wildlife Services, its programs and regions, missions and key activities.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES DESIRED:

  • Strong written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of Tribal governments, tribal policy, government-to-government relationships.
  • Ability to manage assignments and meet deadlines with oversight and supervision.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Have strong computer and web skills, preferably experience posting to the web and social media sites.
  • Work travel available.

TO APPLY:

To apply, please email a resume to

Christine Eustis,
Deputy Assistant Regional Director at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service,
Northeast Regional Office of External Affairs,
Hadley, MA 01035;
Christine_eustis@fws.gov 
413/253 8321

DEADLINE:

Applications will be accepted until October 15, 2016.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Those who have questions about this specific employment opportunity can contact Christine Eustis by telephone at, (413) 253-8321 or by email at, christine_eustis@fws.gov.

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