Watershed Coordinator

Any individual who receives an offer of employment or will receive a payroll check are required to submit to a drug and alcohol test as a condition of obtaining employment.
Mille Lacs Band Member/American Indian preference applies

The Watershed Coordinator position is grant funded and will be responsible for completion and implementation of a watershed management plan for the Mille Lacs Band Department of Natural Resources. The Watershed Coordinator will work closely with tribal, local, state and federal partners to implement projects for water quality improvement initiatives.

• A Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field is required, along with strong interest in water quality and environmental issues OR six years of experience in the field
• Ability to effectively coordinate and manage a complex multi-organizational project
• Training and/or experience in organizational development, communications, consensus building facilitation, and leadership skills
• Working knowledge of watershed issues, non-point source pollution remediation strategies, and watershed management
• Knowledge and understanding of Native American Culture and the ability to work in a Tribal Government setting
• Ability to work independently, establish work priorities, and manage time effectively
• Must be knowledgeable in Federal, Tribal and State environmental programs and federal laws and regulations
• Ability to develop and interpret technical data and regulations
• Knowledgeable in computer literacy and basic familiarity with GIS
• Ability to plan and organize work efficiently
• Excellent written and oral communications skills
• Must have driver’s license Must be insurable under the Mille Lacs Band Drivers Insurance policy
• Must have current valid driver’s license.
• Must be insurable under the Mille Lacs Band Drivers Insurance policy.
• Must pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol test.

• Provide leadership in developing a watershed management plan through the collection and analysis of land use and resource information
• Oversee the CWA Section 319 Non-point Source Pollution and Gulf Hypoxia Grants including: keep track of cost share information, maintain financial records necessary to manage grants, keep projects on time and on budget and write quarterly and final report.
• Identification and clarification of stakeholder concerns
• Provide leadership in community outreach efforts related to watershed planning
• Administers and oversees all programmatic, contractual, grant and financial activities of the Watershed Program.
• Maintains high-level contact with federal, state, local and other tribal governments on a wide variety of environmental issues relevant to the Tribes and represents the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Department of Natural Resources at these meetings.
• Ensure quality assurance criteria are met on all appropriate program projects
• Other duties as assigned

• Work is typically performed in doors in a controlled climate area but is occasionally performed in outdoor settings with potential exposure to inclement weather.
• Little threat of personal danger or risk.
• Hours are typically 8-5, but possibly with some extra hours. May involve some evening or weekend work.
• Local travel is required, travel outside the state is very limited.

Submit resume, cover letter, and employment application to:

Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe
Employment Coordinator
43408 Oodena Dr.
Onamia, MN 56359

Fax: (320) 532-7492