Tribal Liaison - Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest

  • Northwest Youth Corps
  • Everett, WA, United States
  • May 09, 2017
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Job Description

The Northwest Youth Corps and Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest are pleased to announce the following opening:

Tribal Liaison 

Deadline: May 26th, 2017

The Position:

The Tribal Liaison is a Resource Assistant Program (RAP) internship. RAP is a rigorous, immersive work and learning experience that provides developmental and training opportunities for individuals interested in learning more about Forest Service careers, and allows for meaningful contribution to the agency’s mission.

The Tribal Liaison will be responsible for working with the U.S. Forest Service and local Native American tribes to build mutually beneficial partnerships through culturally significant projects on national forest lands. Many of the Pointe Elliott Treaty Tribes are based in the greater Puget Sound area, providing a unique opportunity to develop community engagement initiatives to support priority conservation education, recreation and restoration efforts that are significant to both the U.S. Forest Service and Tribes.

This position is based at the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Headquarters in Everett, WA and is a key part of the Communications and Community Engagement Team. The Tribal Liaison will build strategic planning skills and gain direct hands on experience that can be transferred to a variety of organizations and future work setting. The intern will become knowledgeable with capacity-building, tribal relations, history of local Native American tribes, and Pacific Northwest flora and fauna identification. The incumbent will build leadership, public speaking, outreach, event management, and writing skills in the course of organizing and supporting events. The liaison will be provided opportunities to attend trainings and conferences.

 Program Benefits:

  •  Monthly stipend of $2,550.00 along with health care coverage, workers compensation, and FICA/Medicare.
  • May qualify to be a Public Land Corps graduate and be considered for a special federal hiring authority for 2 years upon completion of internship.
  • The position duty location will be Everett, WA. However, because the Forest is so large, the intern will travel away from duty location to reach field sites or training location. If the intern spends one or more nights working away from duty location (with appropriate lodging provided), they will receive per diem.
  • Full time work for 10 months, but willing to accommodate local students at a part-time schedule.
  • Professional development, trainings, and networking opportunities.

 How to apply:

 Please submit a cover letter, resume, and four professional references in attention to:

Aleta Eng – Partnership Specialist

aeng@fs.fed.us

Mount Baker Snoqualmie NF

2930 Wetmore Ave, Suite 3A

Everett, WA 98201

--and--

 Jay Runte – Internship Director

jayr@nwyouthcorps.org

Northwest Youth Corps

2621 Augusta Street

Eugene, OR 97403

Fax: 541-349-5060