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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.
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.
- US. citizen
- Recent college graduate or graduate school candidate
- Member of a Federally-recognized Tribe preferred but not required
- 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, please email a resume to
Deputy Assistant Regional Director at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service,
Northeast Regional Office of External Affairs,
Hadley, MA 01035;
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.