POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT - Bay Mills Indian Community

Wetland Specialist (Two year, full-time position – funding contingent)
Red Lake Department of Natural Resources, Red Lake, MN
Reports To:
Water Program Director
Responsibilities: This position will be responsible for the development of a Wetlands Program for the
Red Lake Band in accordance with EPA Guidance. Development of the program will include an
assessment of existing wetland data, development of a wetland monitoring strategy, and development of
wetland protection ordinances for the Band. Additionally, the position will work to acquire funding to
ensure the continuation of the Wetlands Program.
Required Qualifications: Candidate must:
Possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in wetland biology, aquatic biology, environmental
science, natural resources management, or a related discipline with a wetland background.
Formal course work should include limnology, aquatic plants, freshwater invertebrates, and
Demonstrate an ability to conduct and report on field research, have strong technical writing and
supervisory skills and an ability to communicate effectively with professionals and the general
Be physically fit and able to work outdoors, have a valid driver’s license with no recent violations,
be punctual, responsible, and able to work cooperatively in a team environment.
Possess basic computer skills: spreadsheet, word processing, e-mail, and internet browsers.
Have laboratory experience including: Water analysis, invertebrate identification, meter
calibration, and standard lab safety protocols.
Preferred Qualifications:
Master’s degree or 2 years of wetland related experience.
Familiarity with EPA and Tribal wetlands and water quality standard programs.
Familiarity with operating and maintaining boats, gauging and electrofishing equipment, ATVs,
snowmobiles, and a variety of field and lab meters.
Basic GIS skills.
Salary: $30,000 to $38,000, commensurate with education and experience. Excellent benefits package.
Closing Date: January 4, 2011
Anticipated Start Date: Feb 1, 2011
Application Information: A complete application should include a letter of interest, resume with three
references, and transcripts. Please send or e-mail to:
Human Resources Department
For more information, contact:
Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians
P.O. Box 550
Red Lake, MN 56671
(P) 218-679-4283
Shane Bowe, Aquatic Biologist
Red Lake Department of Natural Resources
Box 279
Red Lake, MN 56671
(P) 218-679-3959 x1329