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Conservation Planner Grant Funded

Employer
Cherokee Nation
Location
Tahlequah, Oklahoma, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Nov 27, 2021

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Sector
Consultancy/Private Sector
Field
Conservation science, Informatics / GIS
Discipline
Wetlands
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
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Job Summary:

To coordinate a Cherokee Nation Conservation District that allows for self-governed management of land, water, local plant and animal species, and other national resources within the Cherokee Nation's jurisdictional area.

Job Duties:

Assist in the growth and maintenance of a coordinated Tribal Conservation District to allow for self-governed management of natural resources. Work with individuals, groups, and government agencies to develop conventional conservation plans addressing resource concerns. Make governmental programs available to the Tribe for accessing benefits such as livestock management assistance, range/pasture improvement, wetlands preservation erosion control, hazardous fuel mitigation, etc. Facilitate processes that allow the Cherokee Nation to make conservation management decisions based on tribal-specific considerations. Determine if alternative solutions exist in current programming that might otherwise address conservation program goals without overtly impacting the presence of availability of targeted species or areas. Communicate actively with an advisory board, Cherokee Nation staff, tribal citizens, and state and federal agencies to identify operational priorities and secure additional funding. Provide technical guidance to conservation program participants as needed/assigned. Work with the Secretary of Natural Resources (SONR) to build programmatic capacity incrementally and to establish goals set by the advisory board, benchmarking accordingly. Applies principles such as agronomy, soil science, forestry and agriculture to achieve conservation objectives and to ensure technical information transfer to land users, units of government, and environmental groups in the service area. Provides assistance in administrative, fiscal and technical responsibilities for a wide variety of Conservation Programs which include, but are not limited to, Farm Bill and NRCS programs. Utilizes available computer software programs as needed to record conservation planning data and applied practices. Generates reports and provides statistical data as requested. Participates in conservation demonstrations and gives talks at meetings as needed. Conducts conservation field tours and staffs Cherokee Nation displays at outreach events. Other duties may be assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

No supervisory responsibility.

Qualifications:

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENT

Bachelor's degree from 4-year college or university; or six years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience..

COMPUTER SKILLS

An individual should have knowledge of Internet software; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

Must possess a valid driver's license with a driving history verified through a motor vehicle report that meets requirements for Cherokee Nation underwriting rating. This position is required to travel to communities in a 14 county area as necessary.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

Employee must not and will not be under sanction by the United States Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General (OIG) or by the General Services Administration (GSA) or listed on the OIG's Cumulative Sanction Report, or the GSA's List of Excluded Providers, or listed on the OIG's List of Excluded Individuals/Entities (LEIE).

Must have a basic understanding of conservation programs and the ability to communicate strategic plans for introducing new conservation programs or partnerships to Cherokee Nation leadership. Must have the ability to interpret complex policies, rules, manuals, and technical information.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts and outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

THIS POSTION IS GRANT FUNDED AND CONTINGENT UPON FUNDING AVAILABILITY
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