Tonto National Forest Supervisor’s Office
Tenure: 6 months starting September 20, 2021,Full Time (40 hours/week)
This 24-week program is a rigorous work and learning experience that provides exposure to the Forest Service, development and training opportunities, and the opportunity to make a lasting impression on generations to come. This position requires a detailed oriented and self-motivated individual.
Essential Responsibilities and Functions:
- Become familiar with current Tonto NF priority projects for Heritage and Tribal Relations Programs.
- Understand National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requirements as they apply to specific Heritage and Tribal program requirements.
- Strong familiarity with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA)
- Coordinate with Tonto NF Program Leaders and resource specialists to comply with Heritage and Tribal Relations laws, manual, and policy requirements to perform program area analysis for priority projects.
- Handling culturally and legally sensitive information and maintaining strict confidentiality of same.
- Strong familiarity with applicable Forest management Laws and Policies.
- Complete training in Section 106 of the NHPA, and Tribal Relations Training and other assigned trainings.
- Building strong relationships with diverse communities and interest groups.
- Conflict Resolution and Mediation Skills
- Enter data into and update the Natural Resource Manager- Heritage Module as necessary.
- Utilize Mercury correspondence program and ArcGIS/ArcMap as necessary.
- Strong writing and editing skills.
- Perform other duties as assigned to gain exposure to the work of the USDA Forest Service
- Minimum Qualifications:Pursuing or holding a Masters’ degree in Native American studies, American history, anthropology/archaeology, environmental history, resource planning, environmental planning, geography, or a related field.
- Ability to communicate clearly and interact professionally with sovereign Tribal Nations, the public, user groups, and agency leadership and staff.
- General computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite.
- Ability to take initiative and work alone or in small groups with minimal supervision.
- Applicants must pass a criminal history background check and should possess a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record.
- Proficiency in Verbal and Written Communication
- Strong Organizational Skills
- Knowledge of the NHPA and/or Tribal consultation law and policy
- $500/week stipend for full-time work
- $1,000/month Housing Stipend
- Allowance available for Forest Service work travel, orientation, trainings, professional development opportunities that align with role and goals
- Direct Hire Authority Eligibility – after completing minimum of 960 hours, DHA status provides special non-competitive hiring status when applying for Forest Service positions.
- Option for health insurance coverage during full-term
*This is a 1099 position. Persons paid on a 1099 basis are independent contractors and are self-employed. Independent contractors are required to pay all self-employment taxes (Social Security & Medicare) as well as income tax. Independent contractors generally do not receive any type of employment benefits from the client. For more information, please refer to www.irs.gov or talk with a tax professional.
Questions? Email Jaina Reed at firstname.lastname@example.org