Water Resources Program Manager
SUMMARY: Plan, direct, coordinate and conduct research in the fields of life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, and statistics. Manage monitoring and assessment programs to meet the regulatory responsibilities of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe under the Clean Water Act. Assessment and restoration of Tribal Fisheries Resources.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:
- Confer with scientists, engineers, regulators, or others to plan or review projects and provide technical review on the Tribe’s behalf
- Develop inter-agency partnerships to assist with achievement of Tribal natural resource goals
- Develop and implement long-term plans, goals and objectives for the water resources program
- Plan or direct research, monitoring and assessment activities to meet regulatory objectives
- Develop annual budgets, monitor and manage expenses for program budgets. Ensure compliance with program grant requirements
- Review project activities, prepare and review research, write technical reports based on results
- Hire, supervise and evaluate performance of staff
- Develop or implement policies, standards or procedures for the collection of scientific and technical information to monitor regulatory compliance or improve operations
- Act as point of contact with Federal and State agencies and industry
- Monitoring projects include benthic macro-invertebrate communities, water chemistry, fisheries and wetlands
- Publish reports and build administrative records to comply with Tribal and federal rulemaking process
- Provide education and information to community members, professional meetings and agency presentations.
- Provide status updates of programs to Environment Division Director, Tribal Council and Administration, and community members as needed.
- Provide monthly, quarterly and project end reports for Director, Tribal Council, Administration and funding agencies.
- Actively apply for grant funding to enhance and sustain Water Resources Program in the areas of fisheries, habitat enhancement, restoration, wetlands, and water quality.
- Submit a minimum of two complete proposals per year and submitted within appropriate timeframe to meet deadline.
- Other related duties as assigned
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Water Resources Manager shall carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable Tribal rules. Responsibilities also include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining staff; addressing complaints and resolving problems within the Water Resources Program.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in Natural Resources, Environmental Studies, Life Sciences, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry, Biology or a closely related field; AND, two years of experience in these fields, which includes one year of supervisory experience.
OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES: Strong oral and written communication skills required. Must have excellent computer skills including word, excel, and experience with various databases. Geographic Information System (GIS) training is an asset but not required.
- Administration and Management — Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources
- English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar
- Customer and Personal Service — Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction
- Mathematics – knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics and their applications.
- Biology – Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
- Writing – communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
- Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times
- Reading Comprehension — Ability to conduct review of scientific literature, interpret results of scientific analysis, examine accuracy of findings
- Speaking — Presenting to large groups, conveying clear and concise science communication skills; improving public comprehension
- Critical thinking – Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
- Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions
- Deductive Reasoning – to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
- Inductive Reasoning – to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions.
- Oral Comprehension — to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences
- Oral Expression — to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand
- Written Comprehension — to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing
- Written Expression —to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand
- Problem Sensitivity — to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
Must be at least 18 years of age, have and maintain a valid driver’s license with a clean drivers abstract in accordance with the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Fleet Policy.
Applicants must submit letter of interest, resume, supporting documents (certificates, degrees, licenses) and proof of native preference eligibility (Tribal Identification Card or Status Card or letter) by email to or by mail to Human Resources, Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, 412 State Route 37, Akwesasne, NY 13655. Due to our network security, we are unable to open hyperlinks. Applicants will need to attach their documents as PDF or WORD files if emailing. Applicants must clearly outline that they meet the qualification requirements on their resume.
NATIVE PREFERENCE POLICY
The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe strives to be an equal opportunity employer dedicated to the policy of nondiscrimination based on race, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, physical disability, veteran status or any other non-job related factor. Among qualified applicants, the SRMT will give preference to the qualified native applicant.
DRUG TESTING POLICY
The successful applicant for employment must submit to and pass a drug test for illegal substances prior to employment being confirmed.
Some positions require candidate(s) to successfully pass a criminal background check prior to beginning employment, used solely for employment related purposes.
A list of qualified candidates is created from interviews that may be used to appoint individuals to similar positions within the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe for a period of six months.
Testing in the applicable skills may be required as part of the interview process.