The Treaty Resources Analyst supports the Governmental Affairs and Special Projects (GASP) department in defending and aiding in the recognition of the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe's Treaty rights by providing internal analysis on pertinent issues for staff, executives, and elected officials. Will liaise with staff at State Agencies, local governments, nonprofits, external entities and organizations to build relationships, collect information, and raise awareness of the Tribe's history and its inherent, sovereign, and reserved Treaty rights. Treaty Resources Analyst will analyze and summarize environmental and natural resource issues, as well as related intertribal policies, for impacts on Treaty rights and provide pertinent information and advice in a timely manner. Will also monitor legislative hearings, state agency board meetings, and intertribal conferences. Presentations at legislative hearings or intertribal meetings as a policy expert for the Tribe, as requested. This is a salary exempt position that reports to the GASP Assistant Director.
- Analyze, review and summarize environmental and natural resource issues, as well as intertribal policies, for impacts on Treaty rights and to provide GASP with pertinent information in a timely manner.
- Monitor legislative hearings, state agency board meetings and intertribal conferences for impacts on Treaty rights. This will require attending local and regional meetings outside of normal working hours on a regular basis.
- Facilitate partnerships with external governments, public agencies and organizations and surrounding communities to advance the Tribe's Treaty rights.
- Keep current and informed on local activities, such as related planning commissions, city councils, Tribal Council retreats, etc. for impacts on the Tribe's Treaty rights. This will require attending local and regional meeting outside of normal working hours on a regular basis.
- Understand and protect culturally sensitive information such as ethnographic mapping and seasonal harvest locations.
- Ensure proper management of program records and information. Gather, compile, analyze, and maintain data and prepare reports.
- Maintain confidentiality and communicate with tact and discretion.
- Participate as directed on department goals, objectives and policy development.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution required; Master's degree preferred. A combination of education and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the essential functions of the position may substitute for degree requirement.
- Previous related work with Tribal Treaty rights preferred.
- Previous related work in natural resources and science related fields preferred.
- Experience with scientific data collection and management preferred.
- Knowledge of Northwest Tribal cultures, interrelations, history, traditions, and language required.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with diverse populations.
- Effective problem solving and conflict resolution skills.
- Strong organizational skills, accuracy, and attention to detail.
- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with deadlines and successfully manage multiple priorities.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office programs.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality and use tact and discretion.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
- Must agree to be subject to the Tribe's Controlled Substance and Alcohol Testing Policy to include passing pre-employment screening.
- Must be able to pass background check.
- Must possess a valid Washington State Driver's License.
Work generally takes place in an office environment within a controlled atmosphere building. May include some work outdoors in all types of weather.
The Snoqualmie Indian Tribe follows the Tribal Hiring Preference as outlined in tribal policies, which allows hiring preference to qualified individuals that are enrolled in a federally recognized Indian tribe.
- Salary DOE.
- Competitive medical, dental, life and disability insurance benefits effective first of the following month from hire date.
- 401k retirement plan with employer matching contributions after 90 days employment.
- Generous paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave.
- This is a full-time salary position and employment is at-will.
The Tribe has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee's ability to perform the position described. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills, and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. This document does not represent a contract of employment, and the Tribe reserves the right to change this job description and/or assign tasks for the employee to perform, as the Tribe may deem appropriate.